Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Ban vs Afg Highlights: Shakib Al Hasan’s all-round performance saw Bangladesh beating Afghanistan by 62 runs in the World Cup clash at Southampton. After scoring 51 that guided his side to a challenging 262/7, Hasan finished with 5/29 as Afghanistan were bundled out for 200 keeping Bangladesh’s semifinal hope afloat.
After Bangladesh were invited to bat, their wickets fell at regular intervals at the slow Southampton track. Mujeeb Ur Rahman gave Afghanistan early breakthrough by removing Liton Das (16) in the fifth over. Mohammad Nabi then gave Bangladesh second jolt by bowling out Tamim Iqbal (36) after his 59-run stand with Shakib-Al-Hasan. Hasan and Rahim then steadied the Bangladesh innings before Rahman’s twin blow rattled them. Rahman removed Shakib-Al-Hasan (51) and Soumya Sarkar (3) in consecutive overs leaving Bangladesh at 151/4 in the 32nd over. However, Rahim held his nerves and scored a patient 83 off 87 deliveries as Bangladesh posted 262/7.
In reply, Afghanistan got off to a decent start before Hasan dismissed Rahmat Shah (24) to give them first blow. After addition of 30 runs to the board, Mosaddek Hossain scalped Hashmatullah Shahidi (11) to give Afghanistan second jolt in the 21st over. But after Afghanistan crossed the 100-run mark, Hasan wreaked havoc and claimed four wickets as Afghanistan were bowled out for 200.
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