Dhaka's Sher-e-Bangla Stadium Faces Blackout Mid-match, Watch

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Dhaka's Sher-e-Bangla stadium had faced a complete blackout during the T20I match between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe on Friday. The hosts went on to beat Zimbabwe.

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Updated On:

Dhaka's Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium has hosted a lot of important matches in the past which include major events like ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Asia Cups in 2012, 2014 and 2016 respectively and the final of the ICC World T20 2014. Dhaka has also been a happy hunting ground for Bangladesh and they have registered some of their famous wins on that venue. The Sher-e-Bangla Stadium hosted the opening Tri-Nations T20 match between hosts Bangladesh and Zimbabwe on Friday evening. The home side pulled off an emphatic win thanks to a thrilling run chase. However, more than the win it was a bizarre incident which ended up grabbing everyone's attention. 

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Power failure halts Bangladesh-Zimbabwe contest

In the past, many of the matches have been interrupted for issues which have happened in the stadium including crowd trouble, floodlight and power failure, etc. On Friday, the T20I match between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe was halted for some time due to a power failure which resulted in a complete blackout. It happened after the 17th over of Zimbabwe’s innings. Luckily, it did not cause too much delay. At the same time, it seems that it did not create too much restlessness in the crowd as they were seen using the flashlight of their smartphones. This incident also became a topic of discussion on social media. Here are a couple of tweets.

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Bangladesh edge past Zimbabwe in a thriller

Electing to bowl first in a rain-curtailed match, Bangladesh restricted Zimbabwe to 144/5 in their 18 overs. The visitors got to this total riding on Ryan Burl's unbeaten 32-ball 57 which included five boundaries and four maximums at an economy rate of 178.13. In reply, the hosts looked in all sorts of trouble after they were reduced to 60/6. But, some great resistance from the lower-order saw Bangladesh get past the finish line in the 18th over by three wickets. Atif Hossain scored a 26-ball 52 at a strike rate of exactly 200 while Mosaddek Hossain remained unbeaten on 30. 

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