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Hridoy fifty lifts Bangladesh to 153-6 in 1st T20 against USA

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Published: 01:14, 22 May 2024  
Hridoy fifty lifts Bangladesh to 153-6 in 1st T20 against USA

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Towhid Hridoy hit a 47 ball-58 as Bangladesh put up 153-6 in three-match T20 International series opening game against USA at Prairie View Cricket Complex in Huston, Texas today.

While Hridoy continued his rich vein of form, the other Bangladesh batters as usually cut forlorn figure to extend Bangladesh's woes, reports BSS.

Veteran Mahmudullah Riyad made second best 31 off 22, hitting two fours and one six.

Asked to bat first, Bangladesh top order batters fumbled yet again, which put the side in a tricky situation. Liton Das who was given chance ahead of inform Tanzid Hasan Tamim to regain his form failed to impress as he scored just 14 off 15.

Soumya Sarkar looked fluent before being out for 20 off 13 and when skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto continued his poor form by being out on 3, Bangladesh were reduced to 51-3 in 7.2 overs.

Shakib Al Hasan was then trapped run out for 6 after trying to steal a quick single and Bangladesh were at 68-4 in 12th over.

Mahmudullah and Hridoy combined for a 67-run for the fifth wicket to give the scoreboard some respectability.

Hridoy was dismissed in the last ball of the innings after hitting four fours and two sixes in his knock. Jaker Ali Anik was on 9 after hitting two fours from 5 balls.

Steven Taylor was the most successful bowler for USA with 2-9 from three overs while Saurabh Netravalkar, Ali Khan and Jessy Singh picked up one wicket apiece.