Cricket World Player of the Week - Sabbir Rahman

Cricket World Player of the Week - Sabbir Rahman
Sabbir Rahman's 80 was the fourth highest individual score for Bangladesh in T20Is.
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For his impactful knock of 80 in the Asia Cup encounter against Sri Lanka, thereby ensuring a 23-run victory for Bangladesh, Sabbir Rahman is the Cricket World Player of the Week.

Rahman came in to bat when Bangladesh lost both their openers with score on two and he took the game by the scruff of its neck with fluent stroke play.

His partnership of 82 runs with Shakib Al Hasan - also the second highest for Bangladesh for the fourth wicket - laid the platform for their total of 147 in 20 overs.

Rahman's 50 came in just 38 deliveries and his 54-ball knock of 80 contributed 54 per cent of Bangladesh's total score.

Despite being 76 for one in the 11th over, Sri Lanka's chase was derailed by a three-wicket haul from Al-Amin Hossain and two wickets from Shakib as Bangladesh went on to register their first win against Sri Lanka in T20Is.

In the first match of the Asia Cup between India and Bangladesh, Rohit Sharma played a special knock of 83 on a green wicket while Hardik Pandya contributed a with a brisk 18-ball 31 to take India out of trouble.

Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Kulasekara picked up four and three wickets respectively, allowing Sri Lanka to survive a scare from the United Arab Emirates in the second game while defending a total of 129. Sri Lanka eventually won the game by 14 runs.

Mahmudullah came up with a special all-round performance in game three as he scored a vital unbeaten 36 with the bat and registered figures of two for five with the ball as Bangladesh defeated United Arab Emirates by 51 runs.

The much-awaited India-Pakistan clash turned out to be a one-sided contest after the men in green were bowled out for 83 in the first innings on a track which aided the seamers.

In the chase, India were rocketed early by a fierce spell from Mohammad Amir as he reduced India to eight for three but Virat Kohli scored a valiant 49 adding 68 runs with Yuvraj Singh to take the team through.

The final game of the inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League saw Misbah-ul-Haq's Islamabad United defeating the Quetta Gladiators by six wickets.

Fifties from Ahmed Shehzad and Kumar Sangakkara propelled the Gladiators to 174 in their 20 overs, but Dwayne Smith and Brad Haddin ensured the Islamabad United chased down the target with six wickets and eight balls to spare.

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