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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ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019The Rose Bowl, Southampton 21 July 2019
Bangladesh 262/7 (50.0)
Afghanistan 200 (47.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 31 ) Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 62 runs
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Ban vs Afg Highlights:
Saifuddin uproots Mujeeb's stumps and hands Bangladesh a convincing victory over Afghanistan by 62 runs!
Mustafizur lessens the pain for Afghanistan by dismissing Dawlat for zero. AFG are 195/9 after 45.4 overs.
Shakib ends his spell
What a brilliant match by Shakib Al Hasan! Confounding Shinwari and Dawlat, he ends his spell for the figures of 5/29 in 10 overs. Afghanistan need 69 runs in 30 balls. AFG are 194/8 in 45 overs.
CAUGHT! Mustafizur strikes now, dismissing Rashid Khan. He goes for 2. Bangladesh are cruising now! AFG are 191/8 after 43.3 overs.
Shakib Al Hasan becomes only the second player after India's Yuvraj Singh (IRE, 2011) to score 50 runs and get five wickets in a World Cup match.
It's the Shakib Show!— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 24, 2019
He becomes the first Bangladeshi man to take a five-wicket haul in a World Cup match 👏 👏
What a tournament he's having!#CWC19 | #BANvAFG | #RiseOfTheTigers pic.twitter.com/71uIp2zt8D
THAT'S FIVE FOR SHAKIB!
Najibullah Zadran gets stumped by Mushfiqur, and Shakib edges Bangladesh towards victory. AFG are 188/7 after 42.4 overs.
50-run partnership is up
Samiullah Shinwari and Najibullah Zadran are keeping it alive by hitting 50-runs in between them in 41 balls. Still going strong. AFG are 184/6 after 42 overs.
First six of the innings
Shinwari was being tested by Shakib for a long time, but he punished the spinner in the last ball of the over by hitting one over the boundary line. Shakib conceded 11 runs from that over. He had conceded just 10 from his previous 7. AFG are 177/6 after 41 overs.
Second powerplay ends
Still providing opportunities of runouts to Bangladesh, but Afghanistan are commendable to put up a fight, with Shinwari and Najibullah attacking each ball. Shaifuddin managed to concede just 5 runs from the over though. Second powerplay ends. Afghanistan need 97 runs in 60 balls. AFG are 166/6 after 40 overs.
Najibullah still fighting
Najibullah is still looking to get the boundaries and bring the runrate lower. He hits a brilliant boundary to Mosaddek. Afghanistan have left it a little too late, or is it not? They need 109 runs in 72 balls. AFG are 154/6 after 38 overs.
Bangladesh smelling victory
With each dot ball, Bangladesh are edging closer to victory, so Shinwari hits a boundary. Najibullah hits another to long-on punishing Hasan. But no less than a miracle can save Afghanistan. The asking runrate is now 8.71. AFG are 141/6 after 36 overs.
HE'S GONE! What a brilliant throw by Liton who hits the wicket directly. Ikram Ali Khil walks off. AFG are 132/6 after 35.1 overs.
The last boundary in this innings was hit in the 24th over. 10 overs have gone by since then. Bangladesh have done really well in these middle overs. They have returned to their seam options for now - Mortaza and Mustafizur are bowling in tandem. Could we have another shift of momentum now? AFG are 132/5 after 35 overs.
Shakib picks up his 4th wicket
Another wicket! Asghar Afghan the man dismissed this time. Went for the slog sweep but gets caught in the deep by Sabbir Rahman, who is on as a substitute. Shakib has spun a web around this Afghan batting order. His figures now 7-1-10-4. Unreal figures!
He has also picked up 9 wickets in this World Cup so far. He is already the highest run-getter of this edition, maybe he also wants to be on top of the wicket-takers' column.
Special landmark for Shakib
Shakib has become the first player in history to score 1000 runs and take 30 wickets in World Cups. One of the greatest all-rounders of the modern era. Shakib's double blow has pegged back the Afghanistan scoring rate. There's a lot more pressure on the batsmen now. The field has closed in on Shinwari, the new batsman. Runs are suddenly a lot harder to come by.
SHAKIB AT IT AGAIN!
BOWLED HIM! Mohammad Nabi just left standing as Shakib let the bails fly. Afghanistan are seriously in trouble now as two key men are dismissed. Is this the over that decides the outcome of this match? AFG are 111/4 after 30 overs.
Shakib strikes again! He dismisses the skipper, Gulbadin Naib as he is caught out for 47. Afghanistan might be in trouble now. Serious trouble. AFG are 104/3 after 28.1 overs.
Liton being silly
In a brave move by Mashrafe, he has placed Liton Das at silly point. No one sees that in white ball cricket. Shakib bowls a maiden over. Excellent from Bangladesh! AFG are 101/2 after 27 overs.
Mahmudullah has a calf injury and won't take any further part in this game.
Shakib's back in
Replacing Mosaddek, Shakib comes in to face Naib. Just the two runs off the over. Afghanistan need to remind themselves that this is not the sort of pitch where they can get 100 runs in the death overs, so they do need to stay in touch with the asking runrate. AFG are 98/2 after 25 overs.
Boundary at long last
A much needed boundary from Naib brings back the smile on Afghanistan fans. Hossain disappointed. AFG are 87/2 after 23 overs.
Dot balls everywhere
The required runrate is climbing and climbing for Afghanistan. It is at 6.35. Asghar Afghan takes a single off a Hasan ball. Naib, with his cap on, still remaining on the crease with his own strike-rate dropping, and almost getting caught out in the last ball. AFG are 81/2 after 22 overs.
STUMPED! Mosaddek Hossain bags Bangladesh's second as he dismisses Hashmatullah. He goes after scoring 11 from 31 balls. Bangladesh need to keep going making use of their three spinners. AFG are 79/2 after 20.5 overs.
Afghanistan still figuring
Still, not losing any wickets, Afghanistan still can guide the match to victory. Four runs from Hasan's over. Shahidi at 10 and Naib at 34. AFG are 77/1 after 20 overs.
Stuck in a limbo
Since that four by Gulbadin Naib, Afghanistan's runs have dried up just like the pitch. It is as if the match is stuck in a limbo, where Afghanistan can't seem to get boundaries and runs on a regular basis and Bangladesh can't figure out how to get more wickets. Still, 7 runs from the over of Hasan is an improvement. AFG are 72/1 after 18 overs.
Afghanistan on the backfoot
Mosaddek Hossain is in to keep on piling the pressure on Naib and Shahidi who are clearly on the backfoot now. Bangladesh looking to get the required runrate above 6.00. But Naib throws water on that hope with a well hit boundary, hoping that it will start a steady partnership. AFG are 58/1 after 15 overs.
Spin's the way
After Shakib claimed his wicket, Mashrafe has brought in Mehidy Hasan now. He troubles Hashmatullah as he is still stuck on zero. Just one run from the over. AFG are 50/1 after 12 overs.
OUT! After the end of first powerplay, a bit of spin is brought into the play through Shakib Al Hasan. And he gets Rahmat Shah! He walks away after scoring 24. AFG are 49/1 after 10.5 overs.
Rahmat on fire
Rahmat Shah has no time to wait to get the runrate up, and he punishes Mashrafe Mortaza with two boundaries. Well placed and well timed. 12 off the over. AFG are 45/0 after 9 overs.
Much needed boundary
Mustafizur is proving to be the Kryptonite for the Afghanistan openers. The wicket's coming, but the batsmen are well defending against the threat of Rahman, as Naib punishes him in the last ball of the over. AFG are 27/0 after 6 overs.
Good start by Mustafizur
The left-handed pacer has started off really well against Afghanistan. Tormenting Naib in the first over, and now Rahmat on the receiving end. But on the last ball of the over, Rahmat guides the ball to deep square leg which breaks the chance of a consecutive maiden for Mustafizur Rahman. AFG are 20/0 after 4 overs.
Steady start for Afghanistan
After a series of leg-byes and wides, Afghanistan have found themselves going on a steady rate. Naib and Rahmat still need to score runs after hitting the ball with their bat properly, scoring just 7 runs out of 15. AFG are 15/0 after 3 overs.
Mashrafe Mortaza opens the bowling for Bangladesh to restrict Afghanistan from reaching the target of 263. Rahmat Shah and Gulbadin Naib open the batting. After a leg-bye and a wide and a two, AFG are 4/0 after the first over.
Afghanistan need 263 to win
Afghanistan will need 263 to win at the Hampshire Bowl.— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 24, 2019
Mujeeb Ur Rahman took 3/39 from his 10 overs while Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan both continued their good form, each scoring half-centuries. #CWC19 | #BANvAFG | #RiseOfTheTigers | #AfghanAtalan pic.twitter.com/MywvVyn4RP
Bangladesh restricted at 262/7
Bangladesh tried their hand at slogging, and they succeeded somewhat on such a slow pitch. After Mosaddek was bowled out on the last ball by Naib, they finished the innings at 262/7. Afghanistan now need 263 runs to win the match!
OUT! Dawlat Zadran dismisses the main man on the crease, Mushfiqur Rahim. He walks off at 83 from 87 balls. BAN are 251/6 after 48.3 overs.
Musfiqur hits Rashid Khan for a four in the first ball of his over itself, a perfectly timed reverse sweep. Mosaddek hits another in the third ball. Bangladesh now have only goal, to get the total over 260 atleast. BAN are 246/5 after 48 overs.
In need of runs to set a hefty target for Afghanistan, Mosaddek took responsibility upon himself to smash Dawlat's first ball of the over for a four. BAN are 236/5 after 47 overs.