Bangladesh made history on Saturday as they chased down a target of 215 runs against Sri Lanka. Nidahas Trophy 2018 now stands in an interesting stage with all teams having the equal number of wins.
Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim played a memorable knock to help his team defeat the hosts. The former skipper scored an unbeaten 72 off 35 balls. The 30-year-old helped his team cross the line with 2 balls left.
The win got more special with Mushfiqur's memorable celebration, which many fans described as a 'Nagin dance'.
His teammate, Tamim Iqbal revealed in the press conference later that the celebrations originated from a fellow Bangladesh player. “We have a left arm spinner in Nazmul Islam Opu and it is his celebration. Whenever he gets a wicket, in domestic cricket or Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), he does this snake dance. It was quite funny. I think Mushfaqir Rahim showed it to him and we knew who he was doing the celebration for. We take a lot of pride in playing with Opu and whenever he takes a wicket, we enjoy it a lot,” said Tamim.
“Unfortunately he hasn’t taken a wicket yet so when he does, you will get to see how he dances,” he added. The chase was set up by openers Tamim (47) and Liton Das (43).