Star Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out of cricketing action for 6 weeks after he suffered a finger injury while fielding during the 2nd ODI between Ireland and Bangladesh.
The 36-year-old all-rounder tried taking the catch of George Dockrell off the bowling of spinner Mehidy Hasan and hurt his right index finger. He dropped the catch but he came out to bat in the 2nd innings.
Shakib scored 26 runs in 27 balls and his knock was packed with 5 boundaries and he had a strike-rate of 96.30.
Team physio Bayjedul Islam Khan revealed that Shakib sustained a fracture on his right index finger and that he will be out of cricketing action for 6 weeks.
“Shakib hurt the tip of his right index finger while attempting a catch yesterday in the second ODI. An X-ray today confirmed a fracture on the base of the index finger. Such injuries usually take around six weeks to heal. Unfortunately, this means he is not available for the last match against Ireland,” said Khan as reported by Espncricinfo.
Shakib Al Hasan might also miss the one-off Test match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan, which is scheduled to take place in June. Notably, Shakib had pulled out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 as he did not receive a No Objection Certificate (NoC) from the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).
Ireland suffered a loss at the hands of the visitors in the 2nd ODI
Najmul Hossain Shanto’s stunning century, his maiden in ODI cricket, helped Bangladesh defeat Ireland in the second ODI of the series by three wickets.
Harry Tector too scored a century and his innings was the backbone of the Ireland innings. He scored 140 runs in just 113 balls and his innings was laced with 7 fours and 10 sixes. Tector was eventually dismissed by Ebadot Hossain.
Shanto bagged the player of the match award and this was a special moment for him as it was his first ever ODI century.
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