Every team need a chracter like him : Tamim on Miraz
CRICDOT DESK : The Proteas were advancing at a fast pace with the target of 315 runs thrown by Bangladesh. South Africa needed 115 runs to win the last 11 overs. David Miller took the bat by storm at the crease. He was batting for 51 off 39 balls. Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal was scratching his head at the thought of how to stop this protea hard hitter.
He has used all the bowling weapons, only spinner Mehdi Hasan Miraj had more overs left. Because Miraj did not get success in his first 4 overs. He gave 34 runs without getting any wicket. That is why Tamim bowled the rest with Miraj at break. But before the 40th over, Miraj himself asked Tamim to bowl him. Promises to win the match. Meanwhile, Tamim could not find an alternative to Miraj as Shariful Islam’s injury and the rest of the bowlers were used.
Tamim handed over the ball to Miraj. The spinner made a great ball. The Proteas were bowled out for 34 in the first four overs without getting any wickets. He took 4 wickets including the devastating Miller with 26 runs in the next 5 overs. Thanks to Miraj’s superb bowling, Bangladesh got a taste of winning a match against them for the first time on South African soil.
At the end of the match, captain Tamim praised Miraj and said, “Every team needs a character like Miraj.” Because, after giving 34 runs in the first 4 overs, he came to me and said, give me the ball, I will change the game. She was very confident. This makes the captain’s job easier, while your players are more confident. The result may not always be in our favor, sometimes it may be against us. But I am very happy that he has the confidence. Under such pressure, bowling on a small boundary in front of the right-hander, bringing in wickets, in my opinion, he is also my man of the match. ‘
Tamim also praised newcomer Yasir. Said, ‘Very proud of the boys, the way everyone played. In the beginning Lytton and I laid a good foundation. Shakib and Yasir have played incredible. In my opinion, Yasir’s innings was special. The way he handled the South African pacers. In the end, Miraj’s two sixes, Afif’s one four-six, Riyad Bhai’s 25 runs all matter. Of course this is a big win for us. Never won in South Africa (bilateral series) before, so it’s a special win. ‘