Mushfiqur Rahim kissing his bat after Bangladesh's win    AFP
Mushfiqur Rahim kissing his bat after Bangladesh’s win AFP

Mushfiqur Rahim single-handedly took Bangladesh to victory against Sri Lanka in Match 3 of Nidahas Trophy 2018. Rahim s unbeaten 72 helped his side chase down a record target of 215 runs at Colombo to notch up their first win of the tournament. Rahim s innings apart from his teammates, fans and critics has left even Sri Lanka s skipper Dinesh Chandimal in awe. According to Hindustan Times, Chandimal said: It was a great display from Mushfiqur. It was the best knock that I have seen from him. Bangladesh played some very good cricket and handled the situation very well.

Tamim Iqbal also praised Rahim s knock, especially the mystery behind his snake dance. He said: . This dance is done by Nazmul Hossain Apu, the left-arm spinner. It is his celebration. Whenever he gets a wicket, he does the snake dance. When Mushfiqur did that dance, we knew who he was targeting.

Sri Lanka next play India on Monday in a bid to qualify for the final.