Cool Mahmudullah rises above final-over fracas

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Cool Mahmudullah rises above final-over fracas – Bangladesh cricket

Bangladesh 160 for 8 (Tamim 50, Mahmudullah 43*) beat Sri Lanka 159 for 7 (Kusal Perera 61, Thisara 58) by two wickets
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Mahmudullah, sublimely poised while there was chaos around him, hoisted an Isuru Udana ball over the square leg boundary when six runs were required off the last two halls, propelling Bangladesh to victory in scintillating fashion.

It is difficult to overstate the importance of his innings, though the numbers – 43 off 18 balls – gives some indication as to its quality. Incensed by several mistakes from his team-mates, maintaining his focus even through an ugly final over in which a Bangladesh sub was given a shove by a Sri Lanka player and Shakib Al Hasan seemed intent on bringing his batsmen off the field, Mahmudullah completed the chase of 150 with no. 10 batsman Rubel Hossain at the other end.

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