Newbie Shamim delighted with series win

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Newsnow Desk: Shamim, appearing in his second international game, emerged as the hero as he brushed off the pressure and played an unbeaten innings to steer Bangladesh to victory

Bangladesh middle-order batsman Shamim Hossain Patwari is delighted with the team’s series win in his debut international series.

Bangladesh Sunday picked up a five-wicket win after chasing down a record 194 runs against hosts Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club.

Opener Soumya Sarkar had laid the foundation for the mammoth chase with a 49-ball 68, while the 20-year old Shamim finished the job with a blistering 31 off 15-ball laced with six boundaries.

Shamim walked into the middle with Bangladesh in trouble reeling on 150 for 4 in 15.4 overs and needed another 44 off 26 deliveries.

But Shamim, appearing in his second international game, emerged as the hero as he brushed off the pressure and played an unbeaten innings to steer Bangladesh to victory.

“Alhamdulillah I am pleased. I was not able to finish in the last game, for which I was focused that if I get the opportunity in the next game, I will try to remain till the end. I got that opportunity and I have been able to finish the game for the team. I am very happy,” said Shamim to the media after the game.

Shamim hit his first boundary off the fifth delivery he faced in the game.