Match Tied (Royal Challengers Bangalore win one-over eliminator)
Bangladesh entered the game against India with massive dreams of making it to the semi-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament. Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza earlier urged his unit to produce a replica of 2007 World Cup. However, a heart-breaking defeat threw the Bengali Tigers out of contention.
In a stiff run-chase of 314, Bangladesh fought valiantly but kept losing wickets at regular intervals which never allowed them to boss the game. However, the fighting spirit wasn’t lost at all as the all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin gave his all to keep Bangladesh in the game.
Disappointingly, he ran out of partners which allowed the men in blue to register a 28-run victory and thus seal their semi-final berth. The 22-year old cricketer produced a stunning half-century in a losing cause which shattered him. Speaking after the match, the Chittagong born player shared his disappointment as he wanted to finish the game for Bangladesh.
“I always looked forward to this type of opportunity in which I can finish the game off for my team. I was connecting well and felt positive about pulling this off but unfortunately it didn’t happen. The loss felt like a sky falling down over my head,” Saifuddin revealed as he opened up about his feelings after the defeat to India.