Hassan Ali is a player whose existence is enough for his team. He can ruin the batting line-up of any side in no time. It will not be wrong to
say that Hassan Ali is now a match winning bowler. His excellent way of thinking and reading the situation of a match has been benefiting
Pakistan and every team he plays for. After his successful Champions Trophy campaign and ruling the one-day format, Hassan Ali was all set to represent Comilla Victorians in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). He was to represent Comilla second time in this edition of BPL today against Dhaka Dynamites.
He came into the attack in the second over of the innings and guess what he did? He got his first wicket of the match on his very first ball of his spell. He bowled out the very dangerous Evin Lewis who has been scaring the opponents with Shahid Afridi in this edition of BPL. Lewis
scored just 7 (5). Generator man gets his first wicket of the match.
After the departure of Lewis, Mehedi Maruf came to pitch. Maruf’s journey was not too long and he also couldn’t handle Hassan’s pace and
was bowled out by him on the third ball of Hassan’s first over. Hassan gets his second. 5 wickets have fallen and Hassan Ali comes back to complete his 4-over spell. Mosaddek Hossain who just came to the crease, he faced his second ball and the Wicket Taker, Hassan Ali bowled out him too. Hossain goes for 1 (2). Hassan has his third.
Hassan Ali bowls the second last over of the innings. Only two wickets are left. He has a great chance of getting his first five-wicket haul in T20 cricket. Saddam Hossain, the tail ender, faces Hassan Ali. Hassan gets his fourth wicket and guess what, Saddam is bowled out. Saddam goes for 1 (3).
The last man comes in and it is Abu Hider Rony. Rony is bowled out by Hassan Ali for a duck. Hassan Ali has his first T20 five-wicket haul giving away just 20 runs and no extras (that is wide, no-balls, etc.). He is also awarded the Man of the Match award.
By this five-wicket haul, Hassan Ali becomes the second bowler in T20 cricket to dismiss 5 batsmen bowled. Hassan is proving himself to be a genuine fast bowler by performing in every match in every country. Hassan’s performance has satisfied his Pakistani fans and has gained him more popularity by performing in the BPL.