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Old April 27, 2007, 08:13 PM
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Here comes a new Afridi.

Coming into bat when all was lost for Dhaka having been reduced to 6 for 90, Milon saw wicketkeeper-batsman Sajjad Kadir being dismissed at 112 in 23.5 overs. But without losing heart, Milon went for his customary all-out attack on the Rajshahi bowlers.

Occasional spinner Nayeem Islam bore the brunt of his assault, as Milon launched him several times over the long-on fence for massive sixes. Three of the sixes, slammed into the indoor basketball stadium while one of them actually cleared the roof off seamer Mushfiq Babu. The ball was never found as regular visitors to the ground confessed that they have never seen witnessed such hitting.

But he took time to settle as he reached his half-century in 56 balls. By then, Rashedul played the perfect foil stroking the ball into gaps and working on the singles. Milon took only 20 balls to score another 50 runs as he reached his century with Dhaka, for the first time in the match, sensing victory. While scoring his last 44 runs, Milon only took 12 balls during which time he went berserk, hitting another boundary and three more sixes. He was finally dismissed when substitute fielder Mohammad Shahjada took a steepler at the boundary off left-armer Saqlain Sajib. Milon toyed with the Rajshahi seamers as well the spinners. He ended with 144 off 89 balls. He struck nine massive sixes and eleven fours.
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