A piece of magic
Bangladesh got their Twenty20 World Cup back on track today with a thrilling last-ball win over Zimbabwe at Gabba.
Bangladesh's win in a match that went to the wire with Zimbabwe needing 16 off an incredible last over, was mainly aided by opener Najmul Shanto's maiden half-century (71) and Taskin Ahmed's three wickets burst.
But one cannot discount a moment of magic from Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan as the reason behind the thrilling win.
Shakib Al Hasan and Sean Williams are two of just four players at the T20 World Cup who also featured in the first tournament in 2007 and the duo showed they still have what it takes to perform on the big stage.
Williams (64) had threatened to take away the match from the Asian side with a brilliant half-century, but Shakib produced a piece of magic in the field to run out his fellow veteran when he had Zimbabwe on the cusp of victory.
Williams had hit three boundaries from five balls to make the equation 19 needed from nine, but the Zimbabwe veteran didn't count on Shakib throwing down the stumps from close range with a brilliant piece of work.
Shakib (0/34) went wicket-less from his four overs, but the Bangladesh skipper rose to the occasion to ensure his side stayed in the hunt for the semi-finals.