Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Highlights: A fine performance from the spinners and an impactful cameo from Najibullah Zadran helped Afghanistan record a seven-wicket win over Bangladesh in the Asia Cup here on Tuesday.
Afghanistan’s star spinners Mujeeb Ur Rahman (3/16) and Rashid Khan (3/22) ran through a reckless Bangladesh batting line-up to restrict the opposition to 127.
Bangladesh stifled Afghanistan in the run chase before Najibullah’s belligerent 43 not out off 17 balls, comprising six sixes, got his team over the line in 18.3 overs.
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SIX! That was finished in style! Afghanistan wins 2 in 2 after a masterclass from Najibullah and Ibrahim. A partnership of 69* (39) | AFG 131/3 after 18.3 overs | Afghanistan won by 7 wickets! Afghanistan becomes the first team to qualify for the Super-4.
4 1 4 0 Wd 6 6 = 22 runs. Najibullah Zadran has sealed the game. He moves on to 37 of 16 and Afghanistan are within touching distance of a win
Shakib Al Hasan playing his 100th T20I match finishes with 1/13 in 4 overs. Superb spell.
AFG: 101/3 in 16.5 overs. They are going at 6 per over but the required run-rate is 8.53. Afghanistan need 27 runs in 19 balls
Ibrahim Zadran has got the measure of Taskin Ahmed and smashed him for two fours in two balls. 11 off the over. Remember Bangladesh have set 128 to win. How important will that 48 from Mosaddek be? Bowlers doing a good job at stifling the Afghan strike with just five overs left. AFG: 76/3 in 15 overs
Mohammad Saifuddin will bowl the 13th over. Afghanistan will look to attack him. Single off the first ball. 4 runs off the next 4 overs. And gone!!!! Nabi is LBW!!! AFG 62/3 after 13 overs.
On to the 10th over now and Mosaddek Hossain to bowl this one. And yes!!! That’s a wicket!! Zazai reviewd it but it was umpire’s call and he said it was out. AFG 45/2 after 9.2 overs
Great start to the last over inside powerplay for Afghanistan. A mishit shot and it finds the boundary. Just the kind of luck they needed. Another 4 off the 5th over. AFG 29/1 after 6 overs
A good Powerplay for Bangladesh 💪#AsiaCup2022 | #BANvAFG | 📝 Scorecard: https://t.co/5cGrYOhU7p pic.twitter.com/ueuf0jZGJ1
GONE!!!! What a ball by Shakib to bamboozle Gurbaz. He swings, misses and is stumped. Huge huge wicket. AFG 15/1 after 4.1 overs
As Bangladesh look to defend 127 against Afghanistan, the state of Bangladesh cricket couldn’t have been more chaotic. It was only two weeks ago that Shakib Al Hasan was named as the T20 captain for the Asia Cup and the World Cup later in October. (READ MORE)
Is that a dropped catch? Looks so!! Gurbaz hits one and it falls milimetres short of the fielder. Hard luck but you goota take those. AFG 11/0 after 3 overs.
Mustafizur in to bowl the 2nd over and the 2nd ball is smashed over the umpire’s head for a four!!! Just a single off the remaining 4 balls. AFG 7/0 after 2 overs
Hazratullah Zazai and Gurbaz are at the crease. Hazratullah Zazai is on strike. Shakib will open the attack. Is that a run out?? The Bangladesis are excited. No. He is well in. AFG 2/0 after 1 over
Innings break! A tame end to the innings. Mossadek Hossain and Mahedi Hasan did fabulously grab some runs in the death. Mosaddek played a gem 48(31), giving some hope to Bangladesh. Hossain’s inning can be a match-winning inning. Target: 128
Rashid Khan gets rid off Mahmudullah. He bowls out as well.
Most wickets in T20Is:
121 Shakib Al Hasan
115 Rashid Khan *
114 Tim Southee
107 Lasith Malinga
99 Ish Sodhi
After 15 Overs Bangladesh are now 87/5 | Mahmudullah 24* (25), Mosaddek 24* (15) | Can the Tigers reach a fighting score?
Mahmudullah and Mosaddek Hossain are trying to steady the ship somewhat with a few crucial runs in the last 2 overs, including the first 6 of te innings. Just 7 from the 14th over though. BAN 79/5 after 14 overs.
Just when Mahmudullah and Afif Hossain were attempting to steady the ship, Rashid strikes against the run of play. Afif is caught plumb in front. Score after 11 overs, BAN: 55/5
Mahmudullah hits a four off Nabi and with that the 50 comes up. Time for Drinks. Score after 10 overs, BAN: 50/4
Rashid Khan strikes in his first over to dismiss Mushfiqur Rahim! Score after 7 overs, BAN: 31/4
Bangladesh Squad: Mohammad Naim, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Afif Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ebadot Hossain, Parvez Hossain Emon
Afghanistan Squad: Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Mohammad Nabi(c), Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Samiullah Shinwari, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afsar Zazai, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Usman Ghani, Noor Ahmad