Cricket World Player of the Week - Mehedi Hasan

Cricket World Player of the Week - Mehedi Hasan
Mehedi Hasan picked 19 wickets in the series against England.
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For claiming a 12-wicket haul in the second Test in Dhaka and helping Bangladesh to register their maiden Test victory against England and also level the series, off-spinner Mehedi Hasan is the Cricket World Player of the Week.

In his first innings with the ball, Mehedi, claimed the key wickets of Alastair Cook, Gary Ballance and Jonny Bairstow and later cleaned up the lower order to register figures of 82 for six. It also helped Bangladesh bowl out England for 244 runs, keeping down their first innings lead to just 24 runs.

What transpired in the final innings was very crucial as England raced to a 100 for naught start in a chase of 273, riding on half centuries from Ben Duckett and Cook. But, Mehedi spun a web around the visitors in the final session of day three and with support from Shakib Al Hasan's four-wicket haul, Bangladesh dismissed England were 164 to claim a 108-run victory.

Mehedi also ended up with 19 wickets in the series and bagged the man of the match as well as the man of the series awards.

Earlier, it was Tamim Iqbal's century and a fifty from Mominul Haque that propelled Bangladesh to 220 in their first innings, despite, a five-wicket haul from Moeen Ali.

Amit Mishra was another contender for the award as he picked a brilliant five-wicket haul in the fifth One-Day International against New Zealand in Visakhapatnam.

Chasing India's 270, New Zealand were 63 for two at one stage and Mishra triggered the collapse and eventually dismissed New Zealand for 79 runs - their lowest total against India in ODIs. Fifties from Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were also vital for India in reaching 269 in their innings.

Martin Guptill's match-winning knock of 72 in the fourth game of the series in Ranchi also deserves a special mention and so does Kusal Perera's blistering century in the opening day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in Harare.

That concludes the performances of the week.

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