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Bangladesh Vs Afghanistan , World Cup 2019 Match 31 - Live Score, Full Scorecard, Commentary

15:00 PM Jun 24, 2019 ,The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Afghanistan
200 (47.0)
vs
Bangladesh
262/7 (50.0)

Match Ended,Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 62 runs

02
nd Innings Afghanistan
BATTING
R
B
4s
6s
Gulbadin Naib c Liton Das b Shakib Al Hasan
47
75
3
0
Rahmat Shah c Tamim Iqbal b Shakib Al Hasan
24
35
3
0
Hashmatullah Shahidi st Mushfiqur Rahim b Mosaddek Hossain
11
31
0
0
Asghar Afghan c sub b Shakib Al Hasan
20
38
1
0
Mohammad Nabi b Shakib Al Hasan
0
2
0
0
Samiullah Shinwari not out
49
51
3
1
Ikram Ali Khil run out (Liton Das)
11
12
1
0
Najibullah Zadran st Mushfiqur Rahim b Shakib Al Hasan
23
23
2
0
Rashid Khan c Mashrafe Mortaza b Mustafizur Rahman
2
3
0
0
Dawlat Zadran c Mushfiqur Rahim b Mustafizur Rahman
0
8
0
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman b Mohammad Saifuddin
0
4
0
0
Fall of Wickets
1-49 (Rahmat Shah, 10.5 ov), 2-79 (Hashmatullah Shahidi, 20.5 ov), 3-104 (Gulbadin Naib, 28.1 ov), 4-104 (Mohammad Nabi, 28.3 ov), 5-117 (Asghar Afghan, 32.2 ov), 6-132 (Ikram Ali Khil, 35.1 ov), 7-188 (Najibullah Zadran, 42.4 ov), 8-191 (Rashid Khan, 43.3 ov), 9-195 (Dawlat Zadran, 45.4 ov), 10-200 (Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 47 ov)
BOWLING
O
M
R
W
Mashrafe Mortaza
7
0
37
0
Mustafizur Rahman
8
1
32
2
Mohammad Saifuddin
8
0
33
1
Shakib Al Hasan
10
1
29
5
Mehedi Hasan
8
0
37
0
Mosaddek Hossain
6
0
25
1
01
st Innings Bangladesh
BATTING
R
B
4s
6s
Liton Das c Hashmatullah Shahidi b Mujeeb Ur Rahman
16
17
2
0
Tamim Iqbal b Mohammad Nabi
36
53
4
0
Shakib Al Hasan lbw b Mujeeb Ur Rahman
51
69
1
0
Mushfiqur Rahim c Mohammad Nabi b Dawlat Zadran
83
87
4
1
Soumya Sarkar lbw b Mujeeb Ur Rahman
3
10
0
0
Mahmudullah c Mohammad Nabi b Gulbadin Naib
27
38
2
0
Mosaddek Hossain b Gulbadin Naib
35
24
4
0
Mohammad Saifuddin not out
2
2
0
0
Mehedi Hasan
Mashrafe Mortaza
Mustafizur Rahman
Fall of Wickets
1-23 (Liton Das, 4.2 ov), 2-82 (Tamim Iqbal, 17 ov), 3-143 (Shakib Al Hasan, 29.2 ov), 4-151 (Soumya Sarkar, 32 ov), 5-207 (Mahmudullah, 43 ov), 6-251 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 48.3 ov), 7-262 (Mosaddek Hossain, 50 ov)
BOWLING
O
M
R
W
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
10
0
39
3
Dawlat Zadran
9
0
64
1
Mohammad Nabi
10
0
44
1
Gulbadin Naib
10
1
56
2
Rashid Khan
10
0
52
0
Rahmat Shah
1
0
7
0
02
nd Innings Afghanistan
That ends game number 31. Bangladesh keep their hopes of a semi-final alive while Afghanistan are fighting hard to avoid the wooden spoon. Tuesday sees another eagerly awaited clash of this World Cup - not the Ashes exactly but a contest of a similar genre. It is Australia against England and it will be exciting to see who becomes the lord of Lord's. Join us on June 25, 2019, at 10.30 am local (0930 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
Victorious Bangladesh captain, Mashrafe Mortaza, smiles when asked about the crowd. Thanks them from the bottom of his heart. Is not short of words when asked to praise Shakib calling him as one of the most important players in the team. On Rahim-Shakib's partnership, Mash says that it was short but very important. Praises Tamim and Mahmudullah for their contributions. On the latter's injury, Mashrafe says that there is a week to go before their next match against India, so Mahmudullah will be assessed gradually. On their upcoming games against India and Pakistan, Mortaza says that Bangladesh will give their best and hope for the best.
Afghanistan captain, Gulbadin Naib, says that the India match was a close one but in this one, blames the poor quality of fielding. Adds that they gave away 30-40 runs extra but does not want to take any credit from Bangladesh's batting or Shakib. On Najibullah batting so low down the order, Naib deflects the question, stating that he is an experienced player and can hit the ball long and blames Ikram Ali Khil for not rotating the strike while batting above him. On Afghanistan's journey so far, Gulbadin says that the team has been suffering from injuries which is why they have not been able to perform well consistently.
SHAKIB AL HASAN HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Shakib says that the support for Bangladesh has been great throughout this World Cup as the crowd has been right behind them. On asked what gave him more happiness - 50 or 5-fer, Al Hasan mentions the five wickets made him more happy as it was important but he had to work hard for his half ton too. States Rahim played really well and without him the score would not have been possible. Further adds Tamim's and Mosaddek's contributions were also important. Tells they had to bat well as Afghanistan have got really good spinners. On his good batting form, Shakib says that he does not know how he is playing so well, but he worked hard and was prepared for it and it is paying off. Ends by saying he wants the form to continue in the matches ahead and they have big games coming up, against India and Pakistan.
7th loss in a row for Afghanistan. They equal the record set by Zimbabwe in 1992, becoming the second team to lose 7 straight matches in a single edition of the World Cup. They started nicely with the ball but then took the foot off the hook. Their batting has never come good in this tournament and it did not come good here either. It is sad to see this performance because after the India game, one would have expected a better show than this one. Please stay tuned for the presentation...
Shakib's day. Mushfiqur's day. Bangladesh's day. They get the 2 points they desperately were searching for. The Tigers move to 5th spot, with 7 points in as many games. The day began with Shakib and Rahim keeping Afghanistan at bay with a 61-run stand, with Rahim capping the innings off with a fine 83. And then with the ball, the number 1 all-rounder in the world in this format strut his stuff, taking a 5-fer. Only the second player ever, to score a fifty and take a 5-fer in the same World Cup game. These are also his best ODI figures.
Comprehensive. Victory by 62 runs. Bangladesh have defeated Afghanistan in a clinical fashion and have re-staked their claim for the semi-final spot. Final 4 decided, you say? Think again.
46.6
W
Mohammad Saifuddin to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, OUT! KABOOM! Saifuddin gets the last one. Shinwari is denied a half ton. Mujeeb swings blindly to this length ball on the stumps. He misses by a long way and the furniture behind is disturbed. BANGLADESH WIN BY 62 RUNS!
46.5
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fuller and on off, this is hit to covers.
46.4
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Samiullah Shinwari, Safe! Short and outside off, Shinwari looks to pull but the bat vibrates in his hand. He gets a top edge which lands safe in the mid-wicket region. A single taken.
46.3
4
Mohammad Saifuddin to Samiullah Shinwari, FOUR! That is fiercely struck! Full and on off, Shinwari smashes it back past the bowler who rightly takes his leg out of the way. Shakib runs to his right and dives but fails to stop it.
46.2
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Samiullah Shinwari, Full and on middle, this is jammed down to long on. No single taken.
46.1
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Samiullah Shinwari, A yorker outside off, Shinwari fails to jam it out.
Mohammad Saifuddin is back on for the final rites. 7-0-28-0 so far.
46
over
46 | 1 Runs | HH: 195/9
45.6
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Almost! Back of a length and around off, once again it straightens after pitching. Mujeeb makes room and then looks to block it out but gets beaten.
45.5
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Outside off, Mujeeb does go after it but gets beaten.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman is the last man in for Afghanistan.
45.4
W
Mustafizur Rahman to Dawlat Zadran, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! This was always on the cards! Bangladesh a wicket away now. Mustafizur bowls it on a back of a length around off, this straightens. Zadran looks to push at it but the ball straightens, takes the outside edge and goes into the hands of Rahim. The keeper does not put in a confident appeal but the bowler does and the umpire raises the finger.
45.3
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Dawlat Zadran, A slower one, fuller in length and around off, Shinwari looks to play it with a straight bat but the ball jags away and beats the outside edge.
45.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Dawlat Zadran, On the stumps, Zadran pushes it to mid off.
45.1
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Samiullah Shinwari, Shorter and on middle, Shinwari looks to pull but mistimes it towards deep square leg for one.
45
over
45 | 3 Runs | HH: 194/8
44.6
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Dawlat Zadran, A dot to end a brilliant spell by Shakib! He gives it air on off, Zadran strokes it to covers. A standing ovation for him as he takes his cap. A well-deserved one. He ends with figures of 10-1-29-5.
44.5
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Dawlat Zadran, Flatter and on off, Zadran pushes it towards mid off. Covers runs across and stops it.
44.4
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Samiullah Shinwari, Shinwari now works it with the angle through square leg for a single.
44.3
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Samiullah Shinwari, This is angled into the pads, Shinwari works it to square leg.
44.2
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Samiullah Shinwari, On the stumps, this is kept out. Shakib appeals but not sure for what.
44.1
2
Shakib Al Hasan to Samiullah Shinwari, Good running! Shinwari plays it with soft hands through mid-wicket and the batters take two.
44
over
44 | 2 Runs | HH: 191/8
43.6
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Dawlat Zadran, Back of a length on middle, it is kept out.
43.5
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Dawlat Zadran, Good stop! This is shorter and outside off, Zadran throws his bat at it, it goes off the outside edge towards the widish first slip fielder who makes a good stop diving to his right.
43.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Dawlat Zadran, Almost another! This lands around off and slants away. Zadran looks to push at it but gets beaten.
Dawlat Zadran is the new man in. This is going downhill pretty quickly now.
43.3
W
Mustafizur Rahman to Rashid Khan, OUT! Another one bites the dust! Just as my colleague says that the Fizz is running out of Fizz, he strikes. Mustafizur bowls it short and on middle, Rashid looks to pull. The ball hurries onto him, it hits the higher portion of the bat and lobs to the man at short mid-wicket. Mashrafe takes a dolly. Bangladesh two wickets away now.
43.2
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Samiullah Shinwari, This is angled into the batsman, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
43.1
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Rashid Khan, Back of a length on off, this is guided to point for one.
43
over
43 | 5 Runs | HH: 189/7
42.6
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Samiullah Shinwari, Floats it up on middle, Shinwari looks to work it on the leg side but closes the face of the bat early, a soft leading edge to point for one. Just the five runs and a wicket from the over, an important wicket. 74 needed in 42.
42.5
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Rashid Khan, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
Rashid Khan walks in next, at number 9. No slouch but the Afghans need a miracle.
42.4
W
Shakib Al Hasan to Najibullah Zadran, OUT! STUMPED! Any guesses who provides the breakthrough when Bangladesh needed one? There could be only one man at the moment, Shakib Al Hasan. What can this guy not do right now? Brilliant with the bat and now a match-winning spell. He gets his fifer. His second in ODIs. Clever bowling! He sees Zadran come down the track and fires it outside off. NZ swings but is beaten by pace. Rahim makes no mistake behind. A good partnership comes to an end, this stand surely got Bangladesh worried a little.
42.3
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Samiullah Shinwari, This is on the pads, it is worked through square leg for one.
42.2
2
Shakib Al Hasan to Samiullah Shinwari, Shorter and outside off, Shinwari guides it through point for two.
42.1
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Najibullah Zadran, Top edge but safe! Zadran looks to play the slog sweep, he tries to drag it with the turn from outside off. There is extra bounce though. It takes the top edge and lands in no man's land in the short third man region. One taken.
42
over
42 | 7 Runs | HH: 184/6
41.6
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Najibullah Zadran, A low full toss on middle, Zadran hits it through mid-wicket for one. 7 from the over. 79 needed in 48.
41.5
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Samiullah Shinwari, Full and on the pads, SS looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The ball rolls on the leg side. A leg bye is taken.
41.4
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Najibullah Zadran, Slightly short and around off, Zadran plays it late towards short third man for one. Fifty-run stand up between the two. They have revived Afghanistan's hopes here. Still a long way to go. 81 more needed in 50 balls.
41.3
2
Mohammad Saifuddin to Najibullah Zadran, A yorker on off, Zadran jams it out towards mid-wicket and this time there is two.
82 needed from 51. Looks like a close finish again for Afghanistan. They will be hoping a positive one this time around.
41.2
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Samiullah Shinwari, Into the body of the batsman, Shinwari works it towards the leg side. He plays it with soft hands. The bowler does really well to get to the ball and keep it down to one.
41.1
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Najibullah Zadran, Slower one on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
41
over
41 | 11 Runs | HH: 177/6
40.6
6
Shakib Al Hasan to Samiullah Shinwari, SIX! First of the innings. Tossed up outside off, Shinwari dances down the track and lofts it up and over the long on fence for a maximum. Is there still life in the game?
40.5
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Samiullah Shinwari, Shakib tossed up and gives more flight, the batsman looks to defend but the ball goes past the outside edge.
40.4
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Najibullah Zadran, Zadran drives this flatter one to long on for a single.
40.3
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Samiullah Shinwari, Shinwari cuts this flatter one through point for a single.
40.2
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Najibullah Zadran, Zadran dances down the track to this tossed up delivery and lofts it down to long on and gets a quick single.
40.1
2
Shakib Al Hasan to Najibullah Zadran, Tossed up outside off, Najibullah drives this through mid off for a couple.
POWERPLAY 3 time. 5 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the end. 97 needed. What can Afghanistan do to bring the game alive? Shakib Al Hasan is back on. Can he get a 5-fer? 7-1-10-4 so far.
40
over
40 | 6 Runs | HH: 166/6
39.6
2
Mohammad Saifuddin to Samiullah Shinwari, A couple to end! Full and on middle, Shinwari hits it wide of long on for two.
39.5
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Samiullah Shinwari, Howzzat? The umpire shakes his head. This is bowled outside off, Shinwari looks to play the sweep but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal but the impact is outside off. Hawk Eye suggests the same.
39.5
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Samiullah Shinwari, The slower one does not come off nicely! It is short and way down the leg side. Wided.
39.4
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Najibullah Zadran, A yorker on off, this is jammed out through covers for one.
39.3
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Najibullah Zadran, On the fuller side and on off, this is hit to covers.
39.2
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Samiullah Shinwari, Overthrow! Seen quite a few today. A yorker on off, this is jammed out towards cover. Zadran is backing up a long way and hence the fielder there has a shy. The fielder backing up does not stop it cleanly and a run is taken.
39.1
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Najibullah Zadran, Slower one outside off, Zadran pushes it down to long on and takes one.
Mohammad Saifuddin is back on! His figures till now 5-0-15-0.
39
over
39 | 6 Runs | HH: 160/6
38.6
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Najibullah Zadran, RUN OUT missed! Zadran drops this length delivery outside off to cover and sets off for a quick single and the fielder at cover has a shy at the non striker's end but misses it. Had he hit the stumps it could have been close! In the end it's safe for Zadran and Afghanistan.
38.5
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Najibullah Zadran, Rahman bowls an off cutter and Shinwari looks to run it down to third man but cannot connect and the ball goes on the bounce to the keeper.
38.4
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Samiullah Shinwari, Shinwari flicks this off his pads to mid-wicket and crosses over to the other end.
38.3
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Samiullah Shinwari, A slower one, Shiwari looks to push this away to the off side without much feet movement and the ball goes past the outside edge and on the bounce to the keeper.
38.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Samiullah Shinwari, Shinwari defends this length delivery outside off to the off side.
38.1
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Samiullah Shinwari, FOUR! Rahman bowls on a length but provides lots of width outside off, Shinwari throws the kitchen sink at it and cuts it through point and the ball crosses the fence in a flash.
38
over
38 | 7 Runs | HH: 154/6
37.6
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, The batsman drives this through the covers.
37.5
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Samiullah Shinwari, Shinwari guides this through point for one.
37.4
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, Now plays the reverse sweep! It is towards point where the fielder fumbles and the batters take one.
37.3
4
Mosaddek Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, FOUR! Hammered! Zadran comes down the track and also makes room, gets to the pitch of it and smashes it through covers for a boundary.
37.2
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, Floats it up on off, this is pushed back to the bowler.
37.1
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Samiullah Shinwari, Flatter and on the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
Mosaddek Hossain is back!
37
over
37 | 6 Runs | HH: 147/6
36.6
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Samiullah Shinwari, Full on pads, Shinwari flicks it to mid-wicket and the batsmen take a single.
36.5
2
Mustafizur Rahman to Samiullah Shinwari, Back of a length delivery on middle and leg, Shinwari hops and flicks this off his pads to fine leg and takes a couple.
36.4
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Najibullah Zadran, Zadran runs this length delivery outside off to third man and takes a single.
36.3
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Najibullah Zadran, On a length and outside off, Najibullah taps it to covers.
36.3
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Najibullah Zadran, WIDE! Rahman sprays one down leg. Wided by the umpire.
36.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Najibullah Zadran, Fuller in length and outside off, Najibullah drives it straight to covers.
36.1
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Samiullah Shinwari, Shinwari pushes this fuller length delivery to covers and takes a quick single.
36
over
36 | 9 Runs | HH: 141/6
35.6
0
Mehedi Hasan to Najibullah Zadran, He goes for the reverse sweep not but does not beat the fielder at backward point. Zadran has come out with an attacking approach here. 9 runs and a wicket from the over.
35.5
4
Mehedi Hasan to Najibullah Zadran, FOUR! Up and over! That is some way to get off the mark. Zadran steps out and hits it over mid on and bags a boundary. Second in the over.
35.4
1
Mehedi Hasan to Samiullah Shinwari, This is worked with the turn through mid-wicket for one.
35.3
4
Mehedi Hasan to Samiullah Shinwari, FOUR! Swept and swept nicely! On the pads, Shinwari hits it through backward square leg. The fielder in the deep Mithun runs to his right and dives but his effort goes in vain.
35.2
0
Mehedi Hasan to Samiullah Shinwari, On middle, it is hit to mid-wicket.
Najibullah Zadran walks out to bat next.
35.1
W
Mehedi Hasan to Samiullah Shinwari, OUT! Ikram is short! Poor, poor running by him. This is a big mistake. He has literally thrown away a chance to spend some time out in the middle. Hasan bowls this one on middle, Shinwari looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The bowler is appealing as the ball rolls on the leg side. The umpire shakes his head and Ikram in the meantime sets off for a run. Shinwari is not interested. Das picks the ball up from mid-wicket, turns and then fires it at the bowler's end. It looks like Ikram lazily tries to get in. The ball hits the stumps and an appeal follows. The umpire takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and they show that Ikram wasn't lazy, he was avoiding the throw and hence, he does not ground his bat properly which means he is short.
An appeal for a run out has been taken upstairs. Ikram looked like he did not ground his bat. This could be close.
Mehedi Hasan is back!
DRINKS! It is becoming tough for Afghanistan and they would want both Samiullah Shinwari and Ikram Ali Khil to stay till the end. The required rate is creeping up and they need many big overs. On the other hand, Bangladesh need just 5 wickets to win the match. They have kept it very tight till now. Afghanistan need 131 runs in 90 balls to win the match. Also, this is an extended Drinks Break as the Zing bails are not working and the umpires are waiting for the other ones to come out.
35
over
35 | 7 Runs | HH: 132/5
34.6
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Ikram Ali Khil, FOUR! Educational edge! A welcome boundary for Afghanistan but they need a lot more. This is outside off, Ikram looks to run it down to third man but it goes off the outside edge and to the third man fence.
34.5
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Samiullah Shinwari, On the pads, Ikram works it through square leg for one.
34.4
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Ikram Ali Khil, A low full toss outside off, Ikram hits it uppishly but well wide of cover for one.
34.3
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Ikram Ali Khil, Full and on off, Ikram jams it out to covers.
34.3
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Ikram Ali Khil, The ball is way wide on the leg side but the batsman still goes after it. Wide signalled by the umpire.
34.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Ikram Ali Khil, Bends his back on this one and lands it short. Ikram hops and guides it to point.
34.1
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Ikram Ali Khil, Back of a length on off, Ikram keeps it out.
Mustafizur Rahman is back! He has 7 overs left. It keeps getting tougher for Afghanistan.
34
over
34 | 6 Runs | HH: 125/5
33.6
1
Mashrafe Mortaza to Ikram Ali Khil, This is on middle, this is worked towards mid-wicket for one. Singles won't do it for Afghanistan. They need to go big, the run rate needed is above 8.5.
33.5
2
Mashrafe Mortaza to Ikram Ali Khil, Good length and around off, Ikram pushes it wide of sweeper cover and takes another two.
33.4
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Ikram Ali Khil, Shorter in length and outside off, Ikram hits it hard but to point.
33.3
2
Mashrafe Mortaza to Ikram Ali Khil, This is bowled into the pads, it is worked towards fine leg for two.
33.2
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Ikram Ali Khil, Back of a length on off, Ikram guides it to point.
33.1
1
Mashrafe Mortaza to Samiullah Shinwari, This is angled into the batsman, he works it through mid-wicket for one.
33
over
33 | 2 Runs | HH: 119/5
32.6
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Samiullah Shinwari, Flatter and on off, this is kept out. Another successful over for Shakib.
32.5
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Samiullah Shinwari, Very full and on middle, this is hit down to mid on.
32.4
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Ikram Ali Khil, Ikram is off the mark as he eases it down to long on for one.
32.3
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Ikram Ali Khil, The batsman works it down the leg side.
Ikram Ali Khil is the new man in.
32.2
W
Shakib Al Hasan to Asghar Afghan, OUT! Afghan holes out! He needed to go for it, he went against the turn and picks the fielder out. Shakib has his fourth. He tosses it up outside off. Afghan looks to play the slog sweep. He does not hit it that well and it goes down the throat of Sabbir Rahman, the sub at deep mid-wicket. Half the side is back in the hut for Afghanistan and chasing this total now seems very difficult. 146 needed in 106.
32.1
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Asghar Afghan, Mix-up but safe! Flatter and on off, Afghan taps it towards cover. Shinwari is off for a run but is sent back. He makes it in, in time as he wasn't a long way down the wicket.
32
over
32 | 4 Runs | HH: 117/4
31.6
1
Mashrafe Mortaza to Asghar Afghan, Shorter and on middle, this is worked through square leg for one.
31.5
2
Mashrafe Mortaza to Asghar Afghan, Overthrow! This is worked towards mid-wicket and the batsmen take one. Shakib has a needless shy at the non-striker's end. He hits the stumps, the ball deflects away from the fielder backing up and another run is taken.
31.4
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Asghar Afghan, Another dot! Full and outside off, this is hit to covers.
31.3
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Asghar Afghan, Once again Mashrafe gets away with a ball on the pads. Afghan flicks but straight to short fine leg.
31.2
1
Mashrafe Mortaza to Samiullah Shinwari, On a good length around off, the batter pushes it through covers for one.
31.1
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Samiullah Shinwari, This is on the pads, it is worked to short fine leg.
Mashrafe Mortaza is back!
31
over
31 | 2 Runs | HH: 113/4
30.6
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Samiullah Shinwari, Works this with the angle through square leg for one.
30.5
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Samiullah Shinwari, On the stumps, this is kept out.
30.4
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Samiullah Shinwari, On off, this is kept out.
30.3
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Samiullah Shinwari, This is flatter and on middle, the batter works it towards the leg side. He wants a run but is sent back.
30.2
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Samiullah Shinwari, Floats it on off, this is kept out.
30.1
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Asghar Afghan, Flatter and on off, this is pushed back to the bowler who misfields and a run is taken.
30
over
30 | 5 Runs | HH: 111/4
29.6
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Samiullah Shinwari, Shorter and outside off, the batter looks to cut but misses.
29.5
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Asghar Afghan, A little too straight, this is flicked through square leg for one.
29.4
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Samiullah Shinwari, Fuller and on off, this is hit through covers for one.
29.3
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Samiullah Shinwari, Good length on off, this is pushed to covers.
29.2
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Asghar Afghan, Shorter and outside off, it is on the slower side. The batter lets it be. The ball bounces in front of Rahim who does not collect it cleanly. A single taken.
29.1
2
Mohammad Saifuddin to Asghar Afghan, Good shot! Full and on off, this is hit past mid off. Long on runs to his left and keeps it down to two.
29
over
29 | 2 Runs | HH: 106/4
28.6
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Samiullah Shinwari, Another tossed up ball and Shenwari hits it to covers again. An over with two wickets in it.
28.5
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Samiullah Shinwari, Floats it up on off, this is pushed to covers.
28.4
2
Shakib Al Hasan to Samiullah Shinwari, Shinwari straightaway looks to play the reverse sweep, gets it fine on the off side for two.
Samiullah Shinwari is the new man in at number 6, replacing Nabi.
28.3
W
Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Nabi, OUT! TIMBER! Nabi is out of here for a duck! Shakib gets two in three balls. Afghanistan in huge trouble now. The slider does the trick this time. Shakib bowls it from wide of the crease and this starts from outside off, it drifts back in. Nabi plays outside the line, the ball kisses the inside edge and deflects onto the stumps. The crowd here is going bonkers.
28.2
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Nabi, On the stumps, this is kept out.
Mohammad Nabi walks in at number 5, replacing his skipper.
28.1
W
Shakib Al Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, OUT! No fifty for Gulbadin! Excellent catch, even more impressive field placement! Also, Shakib bowls to that plan. He has a short cover and a normal cover in place. He gives it extra flight tempting the batsman to drive. Naib does get tempted, he looks to drive but does not keep it down. Das at short cover is low and ready for it and then takes a sharp chance. Naib probably falls at the wrong time for Afghanistan. He was set and they needed him to step on the gas, he was looking to do so but falls before he could make an impact. Bangladesh continue to tighten their grip on the game.
28
over
28 | 3 Runs | HH: 104/2
27.6
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Asghar Afghan, A dot to end as well! A low full toss on off, Afghan strokes it back to the bowler. 159 needed in 132 balls.
27.5
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Asghar Afghan, A dot now! Back of a length on off, Afghan pushes it to covers.
27.4
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Gulbadin Naib, Length again and around middle, Naib drags it through mid-wicket for another run. Naib looking to step on the gas now.
27.3
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Asghar Afghan, A yorker on middle, this is jammed out to long on for one.
27.2
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Asghar Afghan, Back of a length on off, this is guided to point.
27.1
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Gulbadin Naib, Slower one outside off, Naib walks down the track and drags it through mid-wicket for one.
27
over
27 | 0 Runs | HH: 101/2
26.6
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Asghar Afghan, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
26.5
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Asghar Afghan, Outside off, pushed straight to cover.
26.4
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Asghar Afghan, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
26.3
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Asghar Afghan, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
26.2
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Asghar Afghan, Outside off, pushed straight to cover.
26.1
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Asghar Afghan, Full and around off, driven back to the bowler.
You don't often see this in limited overs cricket. Silly point has been drafted in. Liton Das is the man.
26
over
26 | 3 Runs | HH: 101/2
25.6
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Gulbadin Naib, Down the leg side, a full toss at that, Naib misses out, aiming to flick. The ball goes towards square leg and Gulbadin wants a single but Afghan sends him back. There was an easy single on offer.
25.5
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Asghar Afghan, On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
25.4
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Asghar Afghan, Outside off, played straight to point.
25.3
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Asghar Afghan, Outside off, driven back to the bowler.
25.2
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Gulbadin Naib, Full and around off, driven back to the bowler who leaps to his right and gets a hand to it. Deflects it behind and the ball almost hits umpire Michael Gough who manages to evade it. A run taken to long on. 100 UP FOR AFGHANISTAN. It is a good position to be in, only two wickets down but they need a set batsman to bat through.
25.1
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Asghar Afghan, On middle and leg, worked through square leg for a single.
Mohammad Saifuddin is back on. 2-0-5-0 so far.
25
over
25 | 2 Runs | HH: 98/2
24.6
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Asghar Afghan, Fired in around off, AA looks to defend but gets a thick inside edge towards square leg. A run taken.
24.5
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Asghar Afghan, Excellent loop, outside off, Asghar initially looks to play a big slog sweep but then the ball never arrives. He has to change his shot, making it a forward defense to the off side.
24.4
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Asghar Afghan, Around off, pushed back to the bowler.
24.3
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, Outside off, punched through the covers for a single.
24.2
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, Outside off, very full, driven back to the bowler.
24.1
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, Fuller in length to start off, watchfully defended.
Shakib Al Hasan is back on. 2-0-2-1 so far.
24
over
24 | 9 Runs | HH: 96/2
23.6
1
Mehedi Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, Full in length, pushed through to long on for another single.
23.5
1
Mehedi Hasan to Asghar Afghan, On middle and leg, flicked behind square leg for one.
23.4
4
Mehedi Hasan to Asghar Afghan, FOUR! Fine, fine shot. This is what Afghanistan need. Some momentum. Afghan is providing that. At least he is not bottling up the runs.
23.3
0
Mehedi Hasan to Asghar Afghan, On middle and leg, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
23.2
2
Mehedi Hasan to Asghar Afghan, Full and outside off again, Afghan reaches out, looks to paddle but gets it off the inner half of the bat. Just eludes a leaping Rahim and goes to fine leg. Two runs taken.
23.1
1
Mehedi Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, Full and outside off, slogged over mid-wicket for a single.
23
over
23 | 6 Runs | HH: 87/2
22.6
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Asghar Afghan, Full and outside off, driven back to the bowler.
22.5
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Asghar Afghan, Around off, watchfully defended.
22.4
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Gulbadin Naib, The batsman has driven it through mid on. The batsmen have run through for a single.
22.3
4
Mosaddek Hossain to Gulbadin Naib, FOUR! Nice shot. Tossed up outside off, Naib comes down the track and lofts it over mid off for a boundary!
22.2
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Asghar Afghan, Fuller on middle, Afghan gets down and sweeps it through square leg for a single.
22.1
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Asghar Afghan, On middle, flicked towards mid-wicket.
22
over
22 | 2 Runs | HH: 81/2
21.6
0
Mehedi Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, LEADING EDGE, SAFE! Full and around middle, Naib looks to flick but gets a leading edge over the bowler down to mid off.
21.5
0
Mehedi Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, On middle and leg, flicked towards mid-wicket.
21.4
0
Mehedi Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, Around off, watchfully defended.
21.3
1
Mehedi Hasan to Asghar Afghan, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. One run added to the total.
21.2
0
Mehedi Hasan to Asghar Afghan, Drives this towards mid off.
21.1
1
Mehedi Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, Full on middle, pushed through mid on for a single.
21
over
21 | 2 Runs | HH: 79/2
20.6
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Asghar Afghan, Full on middle, flicked towards short mid-wicket.
Asghar Afghan walks in at number 4, replacing Shahidi.
20.5
W
Mosaddek Hossain to Hashmatullah Shahidi, OUT! STUMPED! Mosaddek gets the second wicket for Bangladesh. Nicely bowled. Flighted outside off, Hashmatullah lunges out to drive but the ball pitches and spins away. Beats the outside edge and Rahim collects nicely, whipping the bails off. It is referred upstairs and replays show that Shahidi has not dragged his foot back in. This does not help Afghanistan. Both batsmen were trying to absorb the pressure but then one of those has not converted his start. 184 more needed from 175 balls.
Stumping appeal! Is that gone? Our colleague Louis is certain the batsman is a goner. It has been referred upstairs and just one replay should be enough. The foot has not come back in.
20.4
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Gulbadin Naib, Outside off, punched off the back foot for a run.
20.3
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Full on middle, worked through mid-wicket for a single.
20.2
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Hashmatullah Shahidi, RUN OUT MISSED! Mosaddek is not happy. Mortaza is not happy either. Sloppy from Liton Das. Shahidi pushes this towards covers and calls for a single. However, he then changes his mind. Naib has to change track, take a U-turn and when he does so, looks to be gone for all money. Liton Das gets to the ball and returns a wild throw, well away from the stumps, which means Mosaddek has to reach out to his right, collect, turn around and then whip the bails. Naib has dived in by that time. A straighter throw would have had Gulbadin.
20.1
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Short and outside off, cut straight to point.
20
over
20 | 4 Runs | HH: 77/1
19.6
0
Mehedi Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket.
19.5
0
Mehedi Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
19.4
1
Mehedi Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi, On middle and off, Hashmatullah looks to drive but the ball goes off the inner half of his bat towards mid on. A run taken.
19.3
1
Mehedi Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, The passage of singles continues. This one is through mid on.
19.2
1
Mehedi Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a run.
19.1
1
Mehedi Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, Outside off, pushed through point for an easy single.
19
over
19 | 1 Runs | HH: 73/1
18.6
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Hashmatullah Shahidi, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
18.5
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Outside off, punched towards point.
18.4
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Outside off, cuts back in sharply, Shahidi looks to cut but mistimes it to point. Rahim thinks that the ball has hit the pad first and appeals for LBW but is not entertained.
18.3
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Hashmatullah Shahidi, A touch short, Shahidi goes back and cuts it straight to point.
18.2
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Around off, pushed back to the bowler.
18.1
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Gulbadin Naib, Full and down the leg side, worked through mid-wicket for a single.
18
over
18 | 7 Runs | HH: 72/1
17.6
1
Mehedi Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, Another flick, another single.
17.5
2
Mehedi Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, Flicks this away for a couple.
17.4
0
Mehedi Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, On middle, pushed towards mid on.
17.3
3
Mehedi Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Full and around middle, swept through square leg. Sabbir Rahman runs to his left, the substitute and dives to save the boundary. Three runs taken.
17.2
0
Mehedi Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Outside off, punched off the back foot.
17.1
1
Mehedi Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, Full on middle, pushed through mid on for a single.
17
over
17 | 5 Runs | HH: 65/1
16.6
2
Mosaddek Hossain to Hashmatullah Shahidi, No slip for a spinner! Strange tactics. Full and outside off, Shahidi looks to defend but the ball goes off the outside edge, through the vacant slip cordon towards third man. A couple taken.
16.5
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Gulbadin Naib, On middle and leg, worked through mid-wicket for one more.
16.4
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Full and outside off, Shahidi drives it through mid off for a single.
16.3
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Landed outside off, dabbed to short third man.
16.2
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Outside off, punched off the back foot.
16.1
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Gulbadin Naib, Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
Naib may be suffering from cramps! The physio is out and some stretching is going on. In the meantime, the umpires have called for DRINKS! Afghanistan are going at a steady rate but would want to step up. They have lost just one wicket and would want this partnership going. On the other hand, Bangladesh have kept it tight and would want quick wickets to put pressure on Afghanistan. Afghanistan need 203 runs in 204 balls to win the match.
16
over
16 | 2 Runs | HH: 60/1
15.6
1
Mehedi Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, Loopy delivery on middle, the skipper nudges it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.
15.5
0
Mehedi Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, Floated delivery on middle, Naib plays it to mid on off the back foot.
15.4
1
Mehedi Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Tossed up on middle, Shahidi sweeps it through square leg for a run.
15.3
0
Mehedi Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Floated delivery on middle, Shahidi keeps it out.
15.2
0
Mehedi Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Flighted delivery on off, Shahidi plays it to point.
15.1
0
Mehedi Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Tossed up on off, Shahidi defends it off the front foot.
15
over
15 | 4 Runs | HH: 58/1
14.6
4
Mosaddek Hossain to Gulbadin Naib, FOUR! Releases the pressure somewhat! Naib comes down the track and lofts it over mid off and bags a boundary. Picks his spot nicely there.
14.5
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Gulbadin Naib, 5 dots! Once again it is on the pads, Naib works it to mid-wicket.
14.4
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Gulbadin Naib, On the stumps again and Naib works it to mid-wicket.
14.3
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Gulbadin Naib, Quicker and on off, this is pushed back to the bowler.
14.2
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Gulbadin Naib, Floats it up on off, the batter hits it to cover.
14.1
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Gulbadin Naib, Flatter and on middle, this is pushed to mid-wicket.
Mosaddek Hossain is into the attack.
14
over
14 | 3 Runs | HH: 54/1
13.6
0
Mehedi Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Sharp turn! Brilliantly bowled! This is flatter and just around off, the length is the one in which the batsman is not sure whether to come forward or stay back. Shahidi goes back and looks to defend. The ball spins away and beats the outside edge.
13.5
1
Mehedi Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, Floats it up on middle, Naib strokes it down to long on for one.
13.4
0
Mehedi Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, On middle, Naib works it with the turn to mid-wicket.
13.3
1
Mehedi Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi, A run out chance goes abegging! Fuller and on middle, this is worked towards mid on. Shahidi sets off but Naib is ball watching. He then realizes his partner wants a run and sets off. Mashrafe gets to the ball quickly but can't keep his balance. Had he done so, it could have been close.
13.2
1
Mehedi Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, A single as Naib pushes it down to long on.
13.1
0
Mehedi Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, On the stumps, this is kept out.
13
over
13 | 1 Runs | HH: 51/1
12.6
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Another dot as Shahidi pushes it back to the bowler. The spinners are choking the runs here.
12.5
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Flatter and on off, Shahidi guides it to point.
12.4
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Floats it up on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.
12.3
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi, This is on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
12.2
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, Well played and well stopped! This is on off, it straightens after pitching. Naib covers the spin by opening the face of the bat. It goes towards backward point where the fielder makes a good stop diving to his left. A single taken.
12.1
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, The arm ball on middle, Naib defends it.
12
over
12 | 1 Runs | HH: 50/1
11.6
0
Mehedi Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Another dot to end! Back-to-back good overs for Bangladesh! This is flatter and on middle, HS works it to mid-wicket.
11.5
0
Mehedi Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Sees the batsman coming down the track and fires it on the stumps, it is kept out.
11.4
0
Mehedi Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Flatter and on off, Shahidi prods forward and keeps it out.
11.3
1
Mehedi Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, Outside off, Naib opens the face of the bat and guides it towards point for one. 50 up for Afghanistan.
11.2
0
Mehedi Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, On the pads, this is worked to square leg.
11.1
0
Mehedi Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, Flatter and on middle, this is worked towards square leg.
Mehedi Hasan is on now! Spin from both ends.
BREAKING NEWS - Andre Russell has been ruled out of the tournament due to a knee injury. Sunil Ambris has been called up as his replacement. How will that affect West Indies' chances, if they had any?
11
over
11 | 1 Runs | HH: 49/1
10.6
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Floats it up on middle, this is defended. A brilliant first over by Shakib comes to an end. Just the run and a wicket from it.
Hashmatullah Shahidi is the new batsman in.
10.5
W
Shakib Al Hasan to Rahmat Shah, OUT! In the air... caught! Shakib strikes straightaway and provides the much-needed breakthrough. This is slightly shorter but quicker. Rahmat goes back and looks to pull but the ball hurries onto him. A top edge is induced which lobs towards mid on. Tamim takes a good catch running backwards. Shah walks back after getting off to a start. This is a good wicket as Rahmat is one of Afghanistan's best batters. 214 needed in 235 balls.
10.4
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Rahmat Shah, Rahmat dances down the track and strokes it to covers. Another dot.
10.3
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Rahmat Shah, On the stumps, it is kept out.
10.2
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Rahmat Shah, Shorter and outside off, Shah slaps it to covers.
10.1
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, Floats it up on off, this is hit down to long off for one.
Shakib Al Hasan is on now!
Powerplay 2 begins! No more than 4 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.
10
over
10 | 3 Runs | HH: 48/0
9.6
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Rahmat Shah, Full on middle, Shah drives it back towards the bowler where Saifuddin in return throws it back towards Rahim. A very good Powerplay 1 for Afghanistan. They are 48/0. Afghanistan need 215 runs in 240 balls.
9.5
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Gulbadin Naib, Length delivery on middle, Naib flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
9.4
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Gulbadin Naib, On a good length on off, Naib plays it to mid off.
9.3
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Gulbadin Naib, BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Naib looks to cut but misses it.
9.2
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Gulbadin Naib, Full on middle, Naib drives it to mid on.
9.1
2
Mohammad Saifuddin to Gulbadin Naib, On a length on middle, Naib flicks it through square leg. The batsmen get two runs.
9
over
9 | 12 Runs | HH: 45/0
8.6
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Rahmat Shah, A dot to end but a lovely over for Afghanistan! Full and on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.
8.5
4
Mashrafe Mortaza to Rahmat Shah, FOUR! Beauitful shot! Lovely to the eyes! Slightly shorter and around off, Shah waits for it and then just guides it through cover-point.
8.4
3
Mashrafe Mortaza to Gulbadin Naib, Over the fielder! Slower one and fuller in length. Naib mistimes his loft. There are shouts of catch it but it clears mid on. Tamim runs back and fields it before the ropes. The batsmen take three.
8.3
1
Mashrafe Mortaza to Rahmat Shah, Length and around off, this is guided down to third man for one.
8.2
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Rahmat Shah, That is an absolute jaffa! Unplayable! This lands around off and then straightens. Rahmat does nothing wrong as he plays the original trajectory but the away movement beats the outside edge.
8.1
4
Mashrafe Mortaza to Rahmat Shah, FOUR! Good start to the over! Short and on the body, Shah swivels and pulls it over the short fine leg fielder for a boundary. Poor ball with fine leg up.
8
over
8 | 2 Runs | HH: 33/0
7.6
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Gulbadin Naib, A good first over by MS! Length ball around middle, this is pushed to mid off.
Why was Zazai dropped? If there's one attack he can dominate with his no footwork, it is Bangladesh's.
7.5
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Gulbadin Naib, Naib misses out there! This is on the pads, GN looks to flick but misses. The ball hits the pads and rolls to short fine leg.
7.4
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Gulbadin Naib, Slower one on off, Naib pushes it to mid off.
7.3
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Rahmat Shah, Slightly fuller and on middle, Rahmat works it through mid-wicket for one.
7.2
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Gulbadin Naib, On the pads, this is worked to deep square leg for one.
7.1
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Gulbadin Naib, This is angled into the batsman, Naib looks to flick but closes the face of the bat early. He gets a soft leading edge to point.
Mohammad Saifuddin is on now!
7
over
7 | 4 Runs | HH: 31/0
6.6
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Rahmat Shah, This is angled onto the pads, Shah flicks but to mid-wicket.
6.5
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Rahmat Shah, Length again and on middle, Shah slaps it to mid on. He may be looking to go after Mortaza.
6.4
2
Mashrafe Mortaza to Rahmat Shah, Up and over! You just need to clear the in-field in the first 10 overs. Shah dances down the track and Mash bowls it on a length. Shah swings but does not get it off the middle. He hits it well enough to clear mid on and two taken.
6.3
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Rahmat Shah, This is on the pads, Shah looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit high on the pads.
6.2
2
Mashrafe Mortaza to Rahmat Shah, A couple now! This is on the pads, Shah works it over mid-wicket and takes an easy two.
6.1
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Rahmat Shah, Back of a length and on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.
6
over
6 | 6 Runs | HH: 27/0
5.6
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Gulbadin Naib, FOUR! First sign of intent from Afghanistan and Naib! Rahman bowls it full and on middle, Naib clears his front leg and hits it over mid off. It is not off the middle but trickles over the fence. Rahman's last ball once again spoils the over.
5.5
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Gulbadin Naib, Good length and on off, Naib pushes it to mid off.
5.4
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Rahmat Shah, This is shorter in length, Rahmat waits for it and then guides it down to third man for one.
5.3
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Rahmat Shah, BEATEN! That is exactly what the Fizz wants the batsman to do. This is full and outside off, Shah throws his bat at it but the ball whizzes past the outside edge.
5.2
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Gulbadin Naib, Good running! This is fuller and on off, Naib pushes it towards mid off and gets to the other end.
5.1
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Gulbadin Naib, BEAUTY! This lands on a length around off and then moves away. Naib looks to defend but is beaten by the away movement.
5
over
5 | 1 Runs | HH: 21/0
4.6
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Rahmat Shah, A good nut to end a good over! Length and around off, Shah looks to push at it away from the body, he gets an inside edge onto the pads.
4.5
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Rahmat Shah, On a length around off, Rahmat lunges and defends it to covers.
4.4
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Rahmat Shah, Continues bowling it on a length and around off, Shah stands tall and keeps it out.
4.3
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Rahmat Shah, Another back of a length ball on middle, Shah defends it onto the ground.
4.2
1
Mashrafe Mortaza to Gulbadin Naib, Fuller and on the pads, Naib flicks it uppishly but well short of deep square leg for one.
4.1
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Gulbadin Naib, Back of a length and on middle, Naib pushes it to mid on.
4
over
4 | 5 Runs | HH: 20/0
3.6
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Rahmat Shah, FOUR! That has been nailed! First boundary off the bat! Rahman goes short and on middle, Shah goes back quickly and pulls it over the square leg fielder for a boundary.
3.5
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Rahmat Shah, Another back of a length ball, Shah stands tall and defends it onto the ground.
3.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Rahmat Shah, Back of a length and on off, Shah goes back and defends it.
3.3
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Rahmat Shah, Good length again and just outside off, Shah lets it be.
3.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Rahmat Shah, Solid defense! On a length and around off, Shah lunges and keeps it out.
3.1
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Gulbadin Naib, Another leg bye! On the pads again, Naib looks to flick but misses to get hit on the thigh pad. The ball rolls towards the leg side. A leg bye taken.
3
over
3 | 7 Runs | HH: 15/0
2.6
2
Mashrafe Mortaza to Rahmat Shah, A couple to end! A good punch shot! Rahmat stands tall and pushes this back of a length delivery down the ground. Saifuddin runs after it from mid on. He slides and looks to parry but fails in the first attempt. Does so in the second but Tamim does not collect it cleanly. Still only two taken.
2.5
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Rahmat Shah, Well bowled! Mashrafe bowls an off cutter. It pitches and then jags back in. Shah looks to defend being half-forward. The ball though kisses the inside edge and goes on the bounce to the keeper who makes another half-stop but this time no runs taken.
2.4
1
Mashrafe Mortaza to Gulbadin Naib, Back of a length on off, Naib pushes it wide of mid on and gets to the other end.
2.3
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Gulbadin Naib, Once again Mash lands it on a length around off, this is blocked.
2.2
1
Mashrafe Mortaza to Rahmat Shah, Another ball on a good length. Shah looks to defend but it goes off the inner half through square leg for one.
2.1
1
Mashrafe Mortaza to Gulbadin Naib, Angled into the body, this is worked through square leg for one.
2.1
2
Mashrafe Mortaza to Rahmat Shah, NOT OUT! Shah is well in! This is down the leg side, Rahmat fails to flick it. The ball bounces just ahead of Rahim. He does not collect it cleanly. The batters go for a run. The fielder from square leg runs in, picks the ball up and hits bull's eye at the non-striker's end. They appeal. The umpire first signals it as a wide and then takes it up. Replays roll in and they show Shah is fine.
A direct hit and the umpire has taken it upstairs. No Bangladesh player seems excited.
2
over
2 | 4 Runs | HH: 8/0
1.6
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Gulbadin Naib, Back of a length on middle, Naib stands tall and keeps it out.
1.5
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Gulbadin Naib, FOUR LEG BYES! Poor ball and a boundary! On the pads, Naib looks to flick but misses, it brushes the pads and races to the fine leg fence. First boundary of the chase comes via leg byes!
1.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Gulbadin Naib, The Fizz goes full again on off, Naib strokes it to covers.
1.3
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Gulbadin Naib, Back of a length and on middle, Gulbadin goes back and pushes it to mid on.
1.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Gulbadin Naib, On the fuller side and outside off, Naib strokes it to mid off.
1.1
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Gulbadin Naib, A little shape back in! This starts around middle and then tails back in. Naib looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads. The bowler makes an appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Right decision as Ball Tracking shows it to be pitching outside leg.
Mustafizur Rahman to bowl with the second new ball.
1
over
1 | 4 Runs | HH: 4/0
0.6
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Rahmat Shah, A dot to end! Length and around off, Rahmat guides it to point. Two good balls to end.
0.5
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Rahmat Shah, On the fuller side around off, Shah is guilty of going too hard at it, he gets an inside edge onto his pads.
0.5
1
Mashrafe Mortaza to Rahmat Shah, WIDE! Down the leg side, Shah looks to flick but misses. It has been wided. Mortaza has been a little too straight.
0.4
2
Mashrafe Mortaza to Rahmat Shah, This is a little too straight, Shah works it through mid-wicket, wide of the fielder in the deep and two is taken.
0.3
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Rahmat Shah, Good length and on off, Shah keeps it out.
0.2
1
Mashrafe Mortaza to Gulbadin Naib, Afghanistan are underway! This is bowled on the pads, Naib looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and goes to the keeper. Rahim dives to his left and makes a half-stop. Saves three for his side. Leg bye taken.
0.1
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Gulbadin Naib, Back of a length and on off, Naib stands tall and keeps it out.
We are back for the chase! Gulbadin Naib and Rahmat Shah are the openers for Afghanistan. Mashrafe Mortaza has the first new ball in hand. Here we go...
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01
st Innings Bangladesh
263 is the target! Afghanistan could not chase down 225 on the same wicket a few days ago. However, they aren't facing the attack of the same caliber as they did on that day but Bangladesh do have variety. The Afghans will have to bat really well if they are to chase this down. Do join us for the chase in a while.
The Afghanistan bowling was good in bits and parts! Mujeeb and Nabi were once again good. The former was the pick as he finished with a three-fer and only gave away 39 runs. Rashid once again failed to provide breakthroughs and also was expensive according to his standards. Naib was decent but Zadran did not bowl how he should on a slow wicket and hence, was on the expensive side.
Mosaddek says that this was not an ideal wicket to bat on, hence 262 is a challenging total. Praises Rahim and Mahmudullah for playing for the team. On his knock, Hossain says that he was just looking to hit every ball. On the deck, Mosaddek says that it will not be easy for the new batsman and he will need to take some time before playing his shots.
After being inserted, they opted to go for a new opening partnership as Liton Das walked out with Tamim Iqbal. It did not last for long though as the former was dismissed. Tamim and Shakib then steadied the ship. Rahim and Shakib continued the good work. Afghanistan did fight back though as they dismissed Shakib, who scored another half ton and Sarkar in quick succession but Rahim ensured he hung out there. He was a part of another useful stand with Mahmudullah. Despite the latter's injury, he did well and played as the perfect foil to Rahim. The wicket-keeper batsman fell 17 short of a ton but his innings ensured Bangladesh would get to a competitive score. Mosaddek's cameo though helped Bangladesh finish with a total which is slightly above par. The little man is up for an interview at the moment with Harsha Bhogle.
A very good batting effort by Bangladesh on this slow and low wicket! Remember, the star-studded Indian batting line-up scored only 224 on the same wicket. Surely, Bangladesh will be the happier side heading into the break.
49.6
W
Gulbadin Naib to Mosaddek Hossain, OUT! BOWLED! Perfect delivery to end the innings. This is at the base of the stumps, Mosaddek looks to dig it out but misses and the ball hits the timber. BANGLADESH END ON 262/7!
49.5
1
Gulbadin Naib to Mohammad Saifuddin, Outside off, chipped down to long off for one.
49.4
1
Gulbadin Naib to Mosaddek Hossain, On a length outside off, Hossain looks to defend but the balls seams away, squared him up and goes off the outside edge through third man. A run taken.
49.3
4
Gulbadin Naib to Mosaddek Hossain, FOUR! Solid shot. Full and outside off, Mosaddek backs away and drives it wide of long off. Rashid Khan runs to his left from long off, slides but in vain.
49.2
1
Gulbadin Naib to Mohammad Saifuddin, DROPPED! That is a shocker. Really shoddy effort. A slower ball, outside off, on a length, Saifuddin swings hard but is done in by the lack of pace. The ball takes the outside edge and goes towards point. It should have been a simple catch but two fielders get under it. One from short third man and Dawlat Zadran from cover. The latter leaps and in that attempt, puts it down. A single taken.
49.1
1
Gulbadin Naib to Mosaddek Hossain, A yorker to start. Right at the base of the stumps, it is jammed down to long off for a single.
Gulbadin Naib to bowl the final over. 9-1-48-1 so far.
49
over
49 | 8 Runs | HH: 254/6
48.6
1
Dawlat Zadran to Mosaddek Hossain, Looks to go big but the ball limps off the toe end of the bat towards long off. A run taken.
48.5
0
Dawlat Zadran to Mosaddek Hossain, Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.
48.4
2
Dawlat Zadran to Mosaddek Hossain, Short ball, pulled towards long leg. The batsmen initially take just a single but Mujeeb running to his left from fine leg slips and the batters return for the second.
Mohammad Saifuddin walks in at number 8, replacing Rahim.
48.3
W
Dawlat Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT! Caught! Rahim departs now. He gets a standing ovation from the crowd. It has been a wonderful knock. Full and outside off, Rahim backs and looks to go inside out but mistimes it due to the slowness of the delivery. The ball goes off the outside edge, high in the air but lands safely (from Afghanistan's point of view) in Mohammad Nabi's hands at extra cover. Well played, Rahim. This total should be enough for a win.
48.2
1
Dawlat Zadran to Mosaddek Hossain, Drives this through mid off for a run.
48.1
4
Dawlat Zadran to Mosaddek Hossain, FOUR! Uppish but wide of short extra cover! Full and outside off, Mosaddek backs away and slices it wide of a diving cover for a boundary! 250 UP FOR BANGLADESH.
48
over
48 | 10 Runs | HH: 246/5
47.6
1
Rashid Khan to Mosaddek Hossain, Hossain flicks this flatter one off his pads to mid-wicket for a single.
47.5
0
Rashid Khan to Mosaddek Hossain, Rashid bowls a wrong 'un, Hossain looks to drive but gets beaten as he completely failed to pick the googly from Rashid.
47.4
0
Rashid Khan to Mosaddek Hossain, Huge shout for LBW! Turned down! Hossain this time looks to reverse sweep this tossed up ball from Rashid but cannot connect and gets hit on the pads. The Afghan players all go up in unison but the umpire feels it otherwise.
47.3
4
Rashid Khan to Mosaddek Hossain, FOUR! Hossain gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts this tossed up ball from Rashid over covers and the ball races away to the fence for a boundary. Useful runs for Bangladesh.
47.2
1
Rashid Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, Rashid tosses this one up outside off, Rahim punches this to covers and gets a single.
47.1
4
Rashid Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR! Rashid bowls a flatter one on the stumps and Rahim goes for a switch hit but gets a top edge. Once it cleared the fielder at short third man, it was heading for a boundary.
47
over
47 | 9 Runs | HH: 236/5
46.6
1
Dawlat Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, A short ball, around off, Rahim looks to pull but misses and is hit on the pads. Dawlat appeals for LBW but the umpire moves away. Might have been an inside edge. The batsmen meanwhile take the single.
46.5
0
Dawlat Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, The batsman was beaten and missed the line of the delivery.
46.4
0
Dawlat Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, A short ball, down the leg side, Rahim looks to hook but misses.
46.3
3
Dawlat Zadran to Mosaddek Hossain, Full and outside off, driven through mid off. Good stop at the ropes ensures that three runs are taken.
46.3
1
Dawlat Zadran to Mosaddek Hossain, WIDE. Down the leg side, Hossain misses his flick.
46.2
0
Dawlat Zadran to Mosaddek Hossain, Outside off, a yorker in length, Mosaddek looks to steer it through third man but misses.
46.1
4
Dawlat Zadran to Mosaddek Hossain, FOUR! A short ball outside off, pulled over mid-wicket for a boundary!
Dawlat Zadran is back on. 7-0-47-0 so far.
46
over
46 | 7 Runs | HH: 227/5
45.6
2
Rashid Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, The batsman has played it fine down the leg side. Two runs added to the total.
45.5
0
Rashid Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, Short and outside off, cut straight to point.
45.4
1
Rashid Khan to Mosaddek Hossain, On middle, pushed through mid on for a run more.
45.3
0
Rashid Khan to Mosaddek Hossain, Outside off, Hossain looks to steer it towards third man but misses.
45.2
2
Rashid Khan to Mosaddek Hossain, LEADING EDGE, SAFE! Full and around middle, Mosaddek looks to flick but the ball spins away, takes the leading edge and goes towards cover. It dips towards Gulbadin Naib who dives forward but the ball goes past him. Two runs taken.
45.1
2
Rashid Khan to Mosaddek Hossain, Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a couple.
45
over
45 | 8 Runs | HH: 220/5
44.6
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mosaddek Hossain, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
44.5
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mushfiqur Rahim, On middle, worked through mid-wicket for a couple again.
44.4
2
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mushfiqur Rahim, Outside off, punched through cover for a brace.
44.3
2
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mushfiqur Rahim, Safe as a house. Outside off, short in length, Mushfiqur cuts it through point. The batsmen go for the second. The throw comes in as a direct hit at the bowler's end and it is referred upstairs but replays show that Mossadek is in.
Direct hit. Referred upstairs. Looks like Mosaddek is in.
44.2
2
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mushfiqur Rahim, Full and outside off, Rahim gets down and reverse sweeps this through third man. Comes back for the second.
44.1
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mushfiqur Rahim, Full and outside off, watchfully defended.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman returns. 9-0-31-3 so far. Replays show that Rashid was arguing with Kettleborough. Or, the other way round. Kettleborough was telling Rashid that he cannot be appealing while running towards him.
44
over
44 | 5 Runs | HH: 212/5
43.6
0
Rashid Khan to Mosaddek Hossain, Hossain defends this flatter one outside off to point.
43.5
0
Rashid Khan to Mosaddek Hossain, Huge shout for LBW! Turned down! Looked close. Rashid bowls a flatter one on the stumps and Hossain looks to drive but gets hit on the pads, Rashid looks interested but the umpire thinks otherwise. The Afghan players decide against taking the review. Was it too high? Perhaps.
43.4
1
Rashid Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, Rahim pushes this to point and goes for a single.
43.3
0
Rashid Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, Tossed up on the stumps, defended to point.
43.2
3
Rashid Khan to Mosaddek Hossain, Hossain runs this down to third man. Nabi puts in a dive to his left from short third man but the ball goes past him and the batsmen take three.
43.1
1
Rashid Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, Rahim paddles this one to short fine leg and crosses over for a single.
Mosaddek Hossain comes in at number 7. He is no mug with the bat. Rashid Khan comes back on as well. 7-0-30-0 so far.
43
over
43 | 4 Runs | HH: 207/5
42.6
W
Gulbadin Naib to Mahmudullah, OUT! Caught! Big, big breakthrough by and for the skipper. A short ball, slower in pace, Mahmudullah looks to pull but is early into the shot. Mistimes it and the ball limps towards short mid-wicket where Nabi completes the formalities. End of the 56-run association.
42.5
0
Gulbadin Naib to Mahmudullah, Outside off, coming in, Mahmudullah backs away and looks to slice but misses.
42.4
1
Gulbadin Naib to Mushfiqur Rahim, Short and outside off, cut through point for a run.
42.3
1
Gulbadin Naib to Mahmudullah, Played to the point region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
42.2
1
Gulbadin Naib to Mushfiqur Rahim, Short ball, Rahim looks to pull but mistimes it over mid on. Does not carry to long on. A single taken.
42.1
1
Gulbadin Naib to Mahmudullah, Landed outside off, Mahmudullah comes down the track and slices it over cover for a single.
42
over
42 | 3 Runs | HH: 203/4
41.6
0
Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim, Rahim works this flatter one on his pads, straight to mid-wicket.
41.5
1
Mohammad Nabi to Mahmudullah, Mahmudullah plays this tossed up delivery outside off to point for a single.
41.4
2
Mohammad Nabi to Mahmudullah, Misfield! This has been the state of Afghanistan today. Mahmudullah drives this tossed up ball from Nabi through covers where the fielder misfields and allows the batsmen to take a couple.
41.3
0
Mohammad Nabi to Mahmudullah, Mahmudullah punches this flatter one outside off back to the bowler.
41.2
0
Mohammad Nabi to Mahmudullah, Mahmudullah tucks this tossed up delivery on his pads to backward square leg.
41.1
0
Mohammad Nabi to Mahmudullah, Mahmudullah taps this tossed up delivery outside off to covers.
Please move! Oh dear. It is from the opposition. What is happening? Nabi gets ready to deliver the ball but is stopped by Mahmudullah. Reason? Hazrat Zazai, who is not playing this game, is walking across the sightscreen. Hazrat smiles.
41
over
41 | 7 Runs | HH: 200/4
40.6
0
Gulbadin Naib to Mushfiqur Rahim, Played to the mid-wicket region by the batsman.
40.5
2
Gulbadin Naib to Mushfiqur Rahim, Excellent communication and co-operation in the field. Fielding is not the strongest point of Mujeeb but he has done well here. Rahim turns this through square leg and charges through. The ball races away but Mujeeb runs to his left from fine leg, slides and then parries it to Rashid running from deep mid-wicket. Two runs taken. Or saved, rather. 200 UP FOR BANGLADESH.
40.4
1
Gulbadin Naib to Mahmudullah, Short and on middle, slower ball, pulled towards fine leg for a run.
40.3
0
Gulbadin Naib to Mahmudullah, Full and just outside off, the batsman pushes to point and sets off for a single but is sent back.
40.2
0
Gulbadin Naib to Mahmudullah, Slower ball, on a length outside off, Mahmudullah looks to defend but the ball lands and then spins away. Yes. Spins away, past the outside edge.
40.1
4
Gulbadin Naib to Mahmudullah, FOUR! What a start to Powerplay 3! Landed outside off, on a length, Mahmudullah punches it through point and the ball races away!
POWERPLAY 3 time. 5 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the innings.
40
over
40 | 7 Runs | HH: 193/4
39.6
1
Mohammad Nabi to Mahmudullah, Mahmudullah defends this tossed up delivery to point and crosses over for a single.
39.5
0
Mohammad Nabi to Mahmudullah, Mahmudullah flicks this flatter one on the stumps off his pads to mid-wicket.
39.4
4
Mohammad Nabi to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Up and over cover! Mahmudullah waits on the back foot and punches this shorter one outside off through covers for a boundary.
39.3
1
Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim, Played to the point region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
39.2
1
Mohammad Nabi to Mahmudullah, Shorter one outside off, Mahmudullah rocks back on the back foot and pushes it to covers for a single.
39.1
0
Mohammad Nabi to Mahmudullah, Tossed up delivery on the off stump, defended to point.
Mohammad Nabi returns. 8-0-34-1 so far.
39
over
39 | 9 Runs | HH: 186/4
38.6
4
Rashid Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR! Fine shot. Full and outside off, Rahim gets down and sweeps it behind square leg for a boundary!
38.5
0
Rashid Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, Full on middle, pushed back to the bowler.
38.4
1
Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah, Outside off, punched through cover for a single.
38.3
0
Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah, Outside off, a play and a miss.
38.2
3
Rashid Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, Overthrow, overthrow and then eventually third! The crowd is going bonkers for Mahmudullah. What commitment. First, a sweep shot is played by Rahim towards mid-wicket. It should have been just a single but a slow-moving Mujeeb challenges Mahmudullah and he agrees to accept the challenge. Returns for the second. Then, the throw from Mujeeb is wide at the non-striker's end which is not covered up by backup Samiullah Shinwari. Resultingly, they take the third!
38.1
1
Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah, Landed outside off, placed behind point for a single.
Rashid Khan returns. 6-0-21-0 so far. Change of ends for him.
38
over
38 | 5 Runs | HH: 177/4
37.6
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mahmudullah, Mahmudullah drives it to long on for a single.
37.5
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mushfiqur Rahim, Rahim tucks this tossed up delivery on middle to the leg side for a single.
37.5
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mushfiqur Rahim, WIDE! Mujeeb bowls one down leg. Umpire signals it as wide.
37.4
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mushfiqur Rahim, Rahim defends this tossed up delivery to point.
37.3
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mahmudullah, Quick single! Mujeeb tosses this one up on the off stump, Mahmudullah pushes this to covers and runs for a quick single.
37.2
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mahmudullah, Tossed up outside off, defended to covers.
37.1
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mushfiqur Rahim, Flatter one on the stumps, Rahim drives it to point for a single.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman is back on. 8-0-26-3 so far.
37
over
37 | 9 Runs | HH: 172/4
36.6
1
Dawlat Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a run.
36.5
0
Dawlat Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, Outside off, a play and a miss.
36.4
1
Dawlat Zadran to Mahmudullah, The batsman opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single.
36.3
1
Dawlat Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, Outside off, dabbed to third man for a single.
36.2
6
Dawlat Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, SIX! Half century for Rahim! His 6th in ODI World Cups and nice way to build on the previous century. Gets there with a fine shot, coming down the track and sending it sailing over long on!
36.1
0
Dawlat Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, A length ball outside off, coming in, Rahim looks to tuck it to the leg side but misses and is hit on the pads.
36
over
36 | 2 Runs | HH: 163/4
35.6
0
Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah, Landed outside off, Mahmudullah looks to defend but at the last moment, thinks about bailing out. In the end, he is beaten.
35.5
0
Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah, Full and around off, watchfully blocked out.
35.4
0
Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
35.3
1
Rashid Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, Short and outside off, cut through point for a run.
35.2
1
Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah, Short and outside off, cut through point for a single.
35.1
0
Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah, Outside off, solidly defended.
35
over
35 | 4 Runs | HH: 161/4
34.6
1
Dawlat Zadran to Mahmudullah, Mahmudullah pulls this shorter one to mid-wicket. A run added to the total.
34.5
1
Dawlat Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, Rahim steers this length ball outside off to third man for a single.
34.4
0
Dawlat Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, Rahim defends this length delivery back to the bowler.
34.3
0
Dawlat Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, Pitched outside off, Rahim looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
34.2
1
Dawlat Zadran to Mahmudullah, Mix-up, safe! Overthrows! Poor fielding! Dawlat bowls a fuller length on the stumps, Mahmudullah defends it to point and hares for a quick single. However, Rahim sees that the fielder is very close and sends his brother-in-law back. The fielder from covers goes for a direct hit towards the striker's end but misses. There is no one backing up. A run is taken in the end.
34.1
1
Dawlat Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, Fuller in length and on middle, Rahim flicks it to deep square leg and takes a single.
Dawlat Zadran is back on. 5-0-34-0 so far.
34
over
34 | 4 Runs | HH: 157/4
33.6
1
Rashid Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, On middle and leg, Rahim flicks this off his pads to backward square leg for a single.
What has happened here? Looks like Mahmudullah has pulled up his hamstring. No. It is his calf. While completing the single, he was seen limping across. He is having his right calf bandaged. He is slowly getting up now. Seems like he is ready to play. Watch out for two things Afghanistan - Either a run out is on the cards or Mahmudullah might go berserk.
33.5
1
Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah, Mahmudullah flicks this tossed up delivery on middle to mid-wicket for a single. Mushfiqur though looked interested for a second but seeing the fielder pounce on the ball he changes his mind and returns to the crease.
33.4
0
Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah, Mahmudullah looks to play it towards the third man but can only guide it to short third man.
33.3
1
Rashid Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, Flatter one on the off stump, Rahim pushes it to mid off for a single.
33.2
1
Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah, Shorter in length and outside off, Mahmudullah punches it through covers for a single.
33.1
0
Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah, Flatter one outside off, Mahmudullah defends it to point.
Rashid Khan returns. 4-0-15-0 so far.
DRINKS BREAK. Afghanistan have managed to once again fight their way back into the game! When Shakib and Rahim were batting, it seemed that they would bat Afghanistan out of this contest. However, the spell of Mujeeb has seen the game poised nicely. Another wicket or two here will the Afghanistan side go on top. Another good partnership will mean Bangladesh are in control. An interesting passage of play awaits ahead.
33
over
33 | 2 Runs | HH: 153/4
32.6
0
Gulbadin Naib to Mushfiqur Rahim, Full and outside off, watchfully defended.
32.5
0
Gulbadin Naib to Mushfiqur Rahim, Short and outside off, cut straight to point.
32.4
1
Gulbadin Naib to Mahmudullah, Outside off, Mahmudullah looks to cut but gets a bottom edge towards point. A run taken.
32.3
0
Gulbadin Naib to Mahmudullah, Full and outside off, Mahmudullah looks to drive but misses.
32.2
1
Gulbadin Naib to Mushfiqur Rahim, Outside off, tapped to point for a single.
32.1
0
Gulbadin Naib to Mushfiqur Rahim, Full and outside off, driven back to the bowler.
Mahmudullah walks in next at number 6, replacing Sarkar. Gulbadin Naib comes back on as well.
32
over
32 | 3 Runs | HH: 151/4
31.6
W
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Soumya Sarkar, OUT! LBW! Umpire's call it is! Mujeeb gets his third. Another carrom ball, pitched outside off, Sarkar looked to work it to the leg side but missed. The ball came in with the angle and spun in, hitting him on the pads. Mujeeb appealed, umpire Kettleborough thought for a while and then raised his finger! Soumya was not sure, walked across to Rahim and then decided to go for the review. Perhaps Rahim felt that the ball was sliding down. Here comes the technology. No inside edge and the ball is projected to be going down, but after clipping the leg stump. Sarkar has to go and Bangladesh are in a little bit of bother here.
Sarkar has been adjudged LBW! He has a long chat with Rahim and then signals for the review. Looks close. No inside edge. Clipping leg stump, so the umpire's call will stay! Hence, Sarkar cannot stay.
31.5
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Soumya Sarkar, Close to taking the edge! Mujeeb bowls a back of the hand delivery outside off, Sarkar lunges forward to defend but the ball whizzes past the outside edge.
31.4
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mushfiqur Rahim, Flatter on the stumps, pushed to long on for a single.
31.3
2
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mushfiqur Rahim, Shorter in length on middle, Rahim pulls it through mid-wicket and crosses for a couple.
31.2
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mushfiqur Rahim, Tossed up on middle and leg, tucked to square leg.
31.1
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mushfiqur Rahim, Tossed up on off, defended back to the bowler.
31
over
31 | 5 Runs | HH: 148/3
30.6
2
Gulbadin Naib to Soumya Sarkar, A better throw and Sarkar was a goner! Short and outside off, SS guides it towards third man. They take one and go for the second. The throw from Mujeeb is a weak one and Sarkar just about makes it.
30.5
1
Gulbadin Naib to Mushfiqur Rahim, Full and outside off, this is driven through coves for one.
30.4
1
Gulbadin Naib to Soumya Sarkar, NOT OUT! Sarkar is just in! He works this length ball towards mid on and goes for one. The mid on fielder, Noor Ali, gets to the ball quickly and scores a direct hit at the bowler's end. An appeal and a confident one and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and they show that the batsman is well in.
A direct hit and is Sarkar short? Afghanistan do feel so.
30.3
0
Gulbadin Naib to Soumya Sarkar, Back of a length on off, this is kept out.
30.2
0
Gulbadin Naib to Soumya Sarkar, Fuller and on off, Sarkar drives it to covers.
30.1
1
Gulbadin Naib to Mushfiqur Rahim, Shorter and around off, this is worked through square leg for one.
30
over
30 | 1 Runs | HH: 143/3
29.6
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Soumya Sarkar, On the pads, this is worked to mid-wicket. Just the single and a wicket from the over. Top stuff from Mujeeb.
29.5
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Soumya Sarkar, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
29.4
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Soumya Sarkar, BEATEN! This is the straighter one outside off, Sarkar plays inside the line and the ball beats the outside edge.
29.3
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Soumya Sarkar, On the stumps, this is defended.
Soumya Sarkar walks out to bat next.
29.2
W
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT! Up goes the finger and Shakib is LBW! He does not review this time because he was only half-forward. The bowling change has worked wonders! This is bowled flatter and it is the carrom ball. Pitches and turns back in. Shakib looks to defend but misses. It hits the front pad. An appeal and the umpire rules it in the favor of the bowler. He walks straightaway as he knew he was a goner. Afghanistan will now hope this opens the floodgates. Bangladesh are well placed though courtesy this stand. Ball Tracker shows that it is crashing into the leg stump.
29.1
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mushfiqur Rahim, On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman is back into the attack.
29
over
29 | 3 Runs | HH: 142/2
28.6
0
Gulbadin Naib to Shakib Al Hasan, Confusion but no harm done! Shorter in length and this takes off after pitching. Shakib does well to adjust, he gets on top of the bounce and works it to mid-wicket. He wants a run but is sent back in time. A quiet period for Bangladesh at the moment.
28.5
1
Gulbadin Naib to Mushfiqur Rahim, Slower one on middle, this is worked through square leg for another run.
28.4
0
Gulbadin Naib to Mushfiqur Rahim, Gets away with one over there does Naib! He bowls it short and outside off, Rahim cuts but finds point.
28.3
1
Gulbadin Naib to Shakib Al Hasan, On a length on middle, Shakib drives it towards mid on for a single.
28.2
1
Gulbadin Naib to Mushfiqur Rahim, That came back in. On a good length on middle, Rahim looks to drive but it goes of the inner half of the bat. It goes towards mid-wicket for a single.
28.1
0
Gulbadin Naib to Mushfiqur Rahim, Full on off, Rahim drives it to covers.
28
over
28 | 3 Runs | HH: 139/2
27.6
1
Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim, Shorter and outside off, Rahim slaps it through covers for one. So back-to-back good overs for Afghanistan.
27.5
1
Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, Fifty for Shakib! 45th ODI fifty for Shakib. He seems to be a man on a mission in this World Cup. He is at his best here. He gets there with a single. He looks to defend this arm ball on middle, it goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for one. Another big one is on offer here.
27.4
1
Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim, A single now! Floats it up on off, Rahim pushes it through covers for one.
27.3
0
Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim, 9 dots in a row now! Rahim works this with the turn to mid-wicket.
27.2
0
Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim, This is on off, Rahim once again defends it onto the ground.
27.1
0
Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim, On the off pole, Rahim lunges and keeps it out.
27
over
27 | 0 Runs | HH: 136/2
26.6
0
Gulbadin Naib to Shakib Al Hasan, Yes, he does! Length and on middle, Shakib pushes it back to the bowler. Naib looks to stop it but deflects it to mid off. This is the first maiden of the game.
26.5
0
Gulbadin Naib to Shakib Al Hasan, 5 dots in a row now! On the shorter side outside off, Shakib guides it to point. Can he bowl a maiden?
26.4
0
Gulbadin Naib to Shakib Al Hasan, 4 dots in a row! On the middle pole, Shakib works it to mid-wicket.
26.3
0
Gulbadin Naib to Shakib Al Hasan, Three dots in a row! This is slightly fuller and on off, Shakib strokes it to mid off.
26.2
0
Gulbadin Naib to Shakib Al Hasan, Slightly shorter and outside off, Shakib cuts but finds the man at point.
26.1
0
Gulbadin Naib to Shakib Al Hasan, Good length and on off, Shakib pushes it to mid off.
26
over
26 | 4 Runs | HH: 136/2
25.6
0
Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim, On the stumps, Rahim keeps it out. A testing over by Nabi.
25.5
0
Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim, Flatter and outside off, Rahim guides it to backward point.
25.4
1
Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, This is on the off stump, Shakib pushes it through covers for one.
25.3
0
Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, Slower through the air on the pads, this is worked towards short fine leg.
25.2
1
Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim, Misfield! Very poor! This is worked towards mid-wicket. It is an easy stop for the fielder there. He lets it through and a single is taken.
25.1
2
Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim, Is that a drop? Not sure! Lovely delivery. Floats it outside off, it turns back in. Rahim ends up defending outside the line, the ball goes off the inside edge and between the legs of the keeper for two. Not a drop.
Mohammad Nabi is back! 6-0-27-1 so far.
25
over
25 | 8 Runs | HH: 132/2
24.6
1
Gulbadin Naib to Mushfiqur Rahim, A single to end as Rahim works this slower one through square leg. The 50-run stand is up between the two. Another handy one for Bangladesh.
24.5
1
Gulbadin Naib to Shakib Al Hasan, A single now! On middle, Shakib pushes it down to long on and takes one
24.4
2
Gulbadin Naib to Shakib Al Hasan, Another two! This is on the pads, Shakib works it behind square on the leg side and takes two.
24.3
2
Gulbadin Naib to Shakib Al Hasan, Another couple! Shorter slower one, Shakib powers it down to long on. Nabi runs to his right and pushes it back in. Two taken.
24.2
0
Gulbadin Naib to Shakib Al Hasan, Good stop! Shorter and outside off, Shakib stands tall and cuts it hard towards point. The fielder there makes a good stop diving to his right.
24.1
2
Gulbadin Naib to Shakib Al Hasan, EDGY RUNS! Length and around off, this is angled away from the batter. Shakib looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge down to third man for two.
Gulbadin Naib is back into the attack. 2-0-19-0 so far.
24
over
24 | 7 Runs | HH: 124/2
23.6
4
Rahmat Shah to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR! Nice shot. Flighted delivery on middle, Rahim sweeps it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
23.5
0
Rahmat Shah to Mushfiqur Rahim, Floated delivery on off, Rahim keeps it out.
23.4
1
Rahmat Shah to Shakib Al Hasan, Short on off, Shakib cuts it towards point for a run.
23.3
1
Rahmat Shah to Mushfiqur Rahim, Short on middle, Rahim pulls it towards mid-wicket for a single.
23.2
0
Rahmat Shah to Mushfiqur Rahim, Flighted delivery on middle, Rahim flicks it to the leg side.
23.1
1
Rahmat Shah to Shakib Al Hasan, Short and outside off, Shakib cuts it through point for a single.
Rahmat Shah is into the attack.
23
over
23 | 10 Runs | HH: 117/2
22.6
2
Dawlat Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, Another couple now! Once again the length is shorter and there is width on offer. Rahim guides it past point. The third man fielder gets across to his right and fumbles, the batsmen take two easily. A good over for Bangladesh.
22.5
4
Dawlat Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR! TOP EDGE! Fortunate boundary for Bangladesh. This is short and outside off, Rahim looks to drag his pull but only gets a top edge which goes over the keeper and into the fence.
22.4
0
Dawlat Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, Extra bounce! This is shorter and outside off, Rahim looks to cut but it takes off and whizzes past the outside edge.
22.3
1
Dawlat Zadran to Shakib Al Hasan, Shorter again and outside off, Shakib slaps it through cover-point for one.
22.2
2
Dawlat Zadran to Shakib Al Hasan, Back of a length on off, Shakib stands tall and guides it past point for a couple.
22.1
1
Dawlat Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, This is a little too straight, Rahim works it towards mid on for one.
22
over
22 | 4 Runs | HH: 107/2
21.6
0
Rashid Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, On the pads, this is worked to short fine leg.
21.5
0
Rashid Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, Good stop! Saves a run! This is fuller and on off, Shakib strokes it towards mid-wicket where the fielder makes a diving stop to his right.
21.4
1
Rashid Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, Floats it up on off, Rahim looks to drive it straight but due to the turn away, it goes off the outer half through point for one.
21.3
0
Rashid Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, On the stumps, Rahim lunges and keeps it out.
21.2
2
Rashid Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, Sloppy fielding! This is guided towards backward point. The fielder there dives but does not stop it cleanly. Concedes a second.
21.1
1
Rashid Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, Floats it up on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
21
over
21 | 8 Runs | HH: 103/2
20.6
1
Dawlat Zadran to Shakib Al Hasan, On the pads, to end! This is worked through square leg for one. 1000 runs in World Cup for Shakib.
20.5
0
Dawlat Zadran to Shakib Al Hasan, Well bowled! Slower one and outside off, Shakib is way too early in his drive. He is beaten.
20.5
1
Dawlat Zadran to Shakib Al Hasan, WIDE! Bangs it short but it is very short! Shakib leaves it.
20.4
1
Dawlat Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, Leading edge but a run! Fuller and on middle, this one tails away. Rahim looks to work it against the swing but it goes off the leading edge down to third man for one.
20.3
2
Dawlat Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, A couple now! Slightly short and Rahim picks the length early, he pulls it through mid-wicket for two. 100 up for Bangladesh.
20.2
1
Dawlat Zadran to Shakib Al Hasan, Shorter and on the body, this is worked down to fine leg for one.
20.1
2
Dawlat Zadran to Shakib Al Hasan, Overthrow! This is on a length and around off, Shakib pushes it towards mid off. They take one. The fielder has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. No one backing up and another run is taken.
20
over
20 | 6 Runs | HH: 95/2
19.6
1
Rashid Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, This is fuller and on the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
19.5
0
Rashid Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, Flatter and on off, Shakib guides it to point.
19.4
1
Rashid Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, Nicely played again! Rahim leans into the stroke and hits it through covers for one.
19.3
2
Rashid Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, Nicely played! This is flatter and just outside off, Rahim waits for it and then guides it down to third man for two.
19.2
1
Rashid Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, Full again and on off, this is hit down to long on for one.
19.1
1
Rashid Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, Floats it up on off, Rahim strokes it down to long off for one.
DRINKS!
19
over
19 | 4 Runs | HH: 89/2
18.6
2
Dawlat Zadran to Shakib Al Hasan, Length delivery outside off, Shakib guides it towards third man. The fielder in the deep does well to stop it with a slide. The batsmen get two runs.
18.6
1
Dawlat Zadran to Shakib Al Hasan, WIDE! Bowls it down the leg side, Shakib lets it go.
18.5
0
Dawlat Zadran to Shakib Al Hasan, Length delivery on off, Shakib plays it to the off side.
18.4
0
Dawlat Zadran to Shakib Al Hasan, Full on middle, Shakib drives it to mid on.
18.3
0
Dawlat Zadran to Shakib Al Hasan, Good length delivery on off, Shakib defends it off the back foot.
18.2
1
Dawlat Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, Short delivery outside off, Rahim cuts it through point for a run.
18.1
0
Dawlat Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, Outside off, Rahim looks to drive it but misses it.
Dawlat Zadran is back into the attack!
18
over
18 | 3 Runs | HH: 85/2
17.6
1
Rashid Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, Well bowled and well played! The googly and it is quicker and outside off, Rahim goes back, he first looks to cut but then adjusts and pushes it through covers for one.
17.5
0
Rashid Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, Close! The slider on the stumps, Rahim defends it outside the line. It goes off the inner half beside the pitch.
17.4
0
Rashid Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, The leg spinner outside off, it is left alone.
17.3
0
Rashid Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, Flatter and on off, Rahim pushes it through covers but straight to the fielder.
17.2
1
Rashid Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, The googly but shorter in length. Shakib goes back and works it through square leg for one.
17.2
1
Rashid Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, WIDE! Down the leg side, Shakib looks to flick but misses.
17.1
0
Rashid Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, NOT OUT! That is going over! Did not see that coming. An excellent review by Shakib. He straightaway indicated that it was too high. The leg spinner on off, it pitches and turns back in. Shakib defends outside the line. He misses and gets hit on the front pad. An appeal and the finger goes up. Shakib reviews and replays show that the ball is going over the middle stump. The Bangladesh players can breathe a huge sigh of relief.
Big moment in the game! Shakib has been given out LBW. He has reviewed as he feels it is high. Looks out though.
Mushfiqur Rahim is the next batsman in.
17
over
17 | 6 Runs | HH: 82/2
16.6
W
Mohammad Nabi to Tamim Iqbal, OUT! BOWLED 'EM! Nabi strikes! Breaks the stand that was starting to flourish! Also, this is a big, big wicket. The arm ball does the trick for Nabi. He lands it on off and it comes back in with the angle. Tamim goes back and looks to push it through the off side. He misses and the ball hits the off pole. Tamim walks back after getting off to a start. Is this the opening Afghanistan wanted?
16.5
4
Mohammad Nabi to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR! Poor ball and put away! Short and on middle, Iqbal goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket. A rare bad ball by Nabi.
16.4
0
Mohammad Nabi to Tamim Iqbal, Good delivery! The arm ball and this is bowled quicker! Tamim looks to defend inside the line but it goes off the inner half to mid-wicket.
16.3
0
Mohammad Nabi to Tamim Iqbal, Flatter and on off, Shakib goes back and pushes it to covers.
16.2
1
Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, Another tossed up ball on off, Shakib pushes it down to long off for one.
16.1
1
Mohammad Nabi to Tamim Iqbal, Flatter and on middle, Iqbal pushes it down to long on for one.
16
over
16 | 2 Runs | HH: 76/1
15.6
1
Rashid Khan to Tamim Iqbal, A single to end! A good start by Rashid. He bowls the last ball full on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
15.5
0
Rashid Khan to Tamim Iqbal, Flatter and on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
15.4
0
Rashid Khan to Tamim Iqbal, BEAUTY! Rashid bowls the googly, lands it just outside off. Tamim looks to defend but is beaten.
15.3
0
Rashid Khan to Tamim Iqbal, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket.
15.2
0
Rashid Khan to Tamim Iqbal, On the stumps, Tamim lunges forward and defends it out.
15.1
1
Rashid Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, Starts off with a short ball on the pads, Shakib works it through square leg for one.
Rashid Khan is into the attack. This was expected as Gulbadin Naib was leaking runs.
15
over
15 | 1 Runs | HH: 74/1
14.6
0
Mohammad Nabi to Tamim Iqbal, That has turned sharply! This pitches on off and then spins away. Tamim looks to defend but the ball goes off the outer half to point. A tight over by Nabi, they needed one after Naib went for a few in his last.
14.5
0
Mohammad Nabi to Tamim Iqbal, Flatter and outside off, Tamim guides it to point.
14.4
0
Mohammad Nabi to Tamim Iqbal, On the stumps, Tamim prods forward and keeps it out.
14.3
1
Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, A quick run! This is slightly short, Shakib works it towards short fine leg. A single taken.
14.2
0
Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, Another dot as Shakib strokes it to covers.
14.1
0
Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, On the stumps, this is kept out.
14
over
14 | 12 Runs | HH: 73/1
13.6
4
Gulbadin Naib to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR! Second boundary of the over. This is excellent batting from Tamim. 50-run stand between Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan. Short of a length delivery, Iqbal pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 12 runs have come from the over. Big over for Bangladesh.
13.5
1
Gulbadin Naib to Shakib Al Hasan, Full on middle and leg, Shakib flicks it towards square leg for a single.
13.4
1
Gulbadin Naib to Tamim Iqbal, Length delivery on off, Tamim guides it towards third man for a single.
13.3
1
Gulbadin Naib to Shakib Al Hasan, Short of a length delivery, Shakib pulls it towards square leg for a single.
13.2
1
Gulbadin Naib to Tamim Iqbal, Length delivery on off, Iqbal dabs it towards third man for a run.
13.1
4
Gulbadin Naib to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR! Cracking shot. Full on middle, Iqbal comes down the track and drives it through mid on for a boundary. Runs starting to come after Powerplay 1.
13
over
13 | 5 Runs | HH: 61/1
12.6
0
Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, Well bowled! Slows it up and lands it on off, Shakib plays it with the turn to point.
12.5
2
Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, Excellent shot! This is quicker and just outside off, Shakib makes room and guides it very late past the backward point fielder for two.
12.4
1
Mohammad Nabi to Tamim Iqbal, On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
12.3
1
Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, Quicker and on off, it is hit nicely down to long off for one.
12.2
0
Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, Slightly shorter but that sticks in the surface and also spins away. Shakib plays it towards cover.
12.1
0
Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, Flatter and on middle, this is pushed to mid-wicket.
12.1
1
Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, WIDE! This is slower and outside off, Shakib goes after it but the ball pitches and turns away. Wided. Shakib did not need to go after that.
Mohammad Nabi is back into the attack.
12
over
12 | 7 Runs | HH: 56/1
11.6
0
Gulbadin Naib to Tamim Iqbal, A dot to end! Length and outside off, this is guided to point.
11.5
1
Gulbadin Naib to Shakib Al Hasan, Another single! Shakib shuffles across and then works it towards fine leg for one. Naib has been very straight in this over.
11.4
2
Gulbadin Naib to Shakib Al Hasan, Another one on the pads, Shakib plays it late on the leg side, it is in the gap so two taken.
11.3
1
Gulbadin Naib to Tamim Iqbal, On the pads again, this is worked towards mid-wicket for one.
11.2
1
Gulbadin Naib to Shakib Al Hasan, In the air... but in the gap! Shakib was lucky there! That is what happens when you are in form. Everything goes your way! This is on the pads, comes off slow from the surface. Shakib looks to flick but closes the face of the bat. It goes off the leading edge, uppishly but through the vacant cover-point region for one.
11.1
2
Gulbadin Naib to Shakib Al Hasan, On the pads, this is worked behind square on the leg side and an easy two for the batters. 50 up for Bangladesh.
Gulbadin Naib is on now!
11
over
11 | 5 Runs | HH: 49/1
10.6
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Tamim Iqbal, Tossed up on middle, Iqbal defends it off the back foot.
10.5
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Shakib Al Hasan, Flighted delivery on middle, Shakib punches it to long on for a single.
10.4
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Tamim Iqbal, Full on middle, Iqbal drives it to long on for a run.
10.3
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Tamim Iqbal, Floated delivery on off, Tamim keeps it out.
10.2
2
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Tamim Iqbal, Flighted delivery on middle, Iqbal drives it towards mid on. The batsmen get two runs.
10.1
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Shakib Al Hasan, Tossed up on off, Shakib pushes it towards mid off for a quick run.
Powerplay 2 is signaled. Maximum of 4 fielders can be outside the circle till the 40th over.
10
over
10 | 9 Runs | HH: 44/1
9.6
2
Mohammad Nabi to Tamim Iqbal, Overthrow! Iqbal pushes it to the right of the bowler. Nabi dives and pushes it towards cover. The batsmen go for one. The fielder throws it at the non-striker's end. No one backing up and it goes towards deep mid-wicket. Another run taken. 9 from the 10th! A good finish to a steady Powerplay for Bangladesh. They are 44 for 1 after it.
9.5
1
Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, Follows the boundary with a single down to long off.
9.4
4
Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR! Finds the gap nicely! Stays leg side to this short delivery and cuts it past point for a boundary. They can't bowl loose balls to Shakib. He is in top form, won't miss out. A welcome boundary for Bangladesh.
9.3
1
Mohammad Nabi to Tamim Iqbal, On the shorter side, Tamim goes back and pushes it to wide mid on for an easy run.
9.2
0
Mohammad Nabi to Tamim Iqbal, Flatter and on the pads, Tamim works it to mid-wicket.
9.1
1
Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, Floats it up on off, this is hit down to long off for one.
9
over
9 | 1 Runs | HH: 35/1
8.6
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Tamim Iqbal, Just the extra from the over! On the middle pole, Tamim goes back and pushes it to mid-wicket.
8.6
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Tamim Iqbal, WIDE! Down the leg side and it has been wided.
8.5
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Tamim Iqbal, Slightly short but skids through. Tamim looks to pull but is a touch late in the shot. It goes to mid-wicket.
8.4
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Tamim Iqbal, Excellent stuff! Continues bowling it on the stumps, Tamim can only block it out.
8.3
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Tamim Iqbal, Another dot as Tamim pushes it to mid-wicket again.
8.2
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Tamim Iqbal, Full and on the pads, this is worked to square leg.
8.1
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Tamim Iqbal, Flatter and angled into the batsman, Tamim pushes it to mid-wicket.
8
over
8 | 3 Runs | HH: 34/1
7.6
0
Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, Loopy delivery on leg, Shakib looks to flick but misses it and gets hit on the pads. Another good over for Afghanistan.
7.5
1
Mohammad Nabi to Tamim Iqbal, Flighted delivery on middle, Iqbal nudges it towards square leg for a single.
7.4
1
Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, Full on off, Shakib drives it towards mid off for a run.
7.3
0
Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, Floated delivery on off, Shakib defends it out.
7.2
0
Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, Tossed up on middle and leg, Shakib plays it to covers.
7.1
1
Mohammad Nabi to Tamim Iqbal, Flighted delivery on middle, Tamim flicks it towards square leg for a run.
7
over
7 | 3 Runs | HH: 31/1
6.6
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Shakib Al Hasan, Shorter and outside off, this turns back in sharply. Shakib pushes it to covers. Another good over.
6.5
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Shakib Al Hasan, On middle, this is pushed to the mid on fielder.
6.4
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Tamim Iqbal, On the stumps, Tamim works it towards mid-wicket for one. Dealing in singles at the moment are Bangladesh.
6.3
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Shakib Al Hasan, A better throw and it could have been tight! Shakib pushes it wide of cover and sets off. Tamim obliges. The throw is a wild one to the keeper and hence, the single is made easy.
6.2
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Shakib Al Hasan, This one pitches around off and then spins back in. Shakib works it to mid-wicket.
6.1
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Tamim Iqbal, Slides it on the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
6
over
6 | 3 Runs | HH: 28/1
5.6
0
Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, Well bowled! Bowls a loopy ball on off, Shakib hits it with the turn to point. Just the three from the over. Tidy start by Nabi.
5.5
1
Mohammad Nabi to Tamim Iqbal, Aonther single as Tamim goes back and works it through square leg.
5.4
0
Mohammad Nabi to Tamim Iqbal, Lands this on off, Tamim pushes it to covers.
5.3
0
Mohammad Nabi to Tamim Iqbal, On the stumps, this is blocked.
5.2
1
Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, Shorter and around off, Shakib pushes it a little wide of long off and the batters take one. Shakib wanted two but has to settle with just a single.
5.1
1
Mohammad Nabi to Tamim Iqbal, Floated delivery on middle, Iqbal flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
Mohammad Nabi is into the attack.
5
over
5 | 2 Runs | HH: 25/1
4.6
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Tamim Iqbal, A single to end as Iqbal works it through square leg. End of a successful over for Afghanistan.
4.5
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Tamim Iqbal, On the stumps, it is kept out.
4.4
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Tamim Iqbal, On the pads, this is flicked to mid-wicket.
4.3
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Shakib Al Hasan, Shakib is off the mark as he pushes it down to long on.
Shakib Al Hasan is the new batsman in.
4.2
W
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Liton Das, OUT! Caught! The third umpire feels there is not a lot of evidence to overturn the on-field call and he rules it in the favor of the fielding side. Mujeeb strikes! Afghanistan get a wicket early. Bangladesh's ploy to change the opening pair has not worked. A soft dismissal. It is a gentle delivery from Mujeeb as he floats it up on off, just behind a driving length. Das goes for the drive but ends up hitting it uppishly towards cover. Shahidi there seems to have taken it inches above the ground. Das is waiting though. The umpire takes it upstairs. The SOFT SIGNAL IS OUT! A few replays show it is clean but a much more zoomed in angle shows it may have been grassed. The umpire does not have any conclusive evidence and hence, stays with the on-field call.
Has that been taken cleanly? Afghanistan are pretty sure. Das is waiting though. The umpire has taken it upstairs and THE SOFT SIGNAL IS OUT!
4.1
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Liton Das, Flatter and on off, this is worked on the leg side.
4
over
4 | 7 Runs | HH: 23/0
3.6
0
Dawlat Zadran to Tamim Iqbal, Good comeback! Goes fuller and slightly outside off, this one shapes away late. Tamim looks for the expansive drive through the off side but misses.
3.5
4
Dawlat Zadran to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR! In the air... just wide! Slightly fuller this time by Zadran and on off. Tamim leans into it and strokes it uppishly but just wide of the diving mid off fielder and into the fence.
3.4
0
Dawlat Zadran to Tamim Iqbal, Another one just behind a length and on off, Tamim pushes it to cover.
3.3
0
Dawlat Zadran to Tamim Iqbal, Good length again on middle, Tamim hits it on the up, it goes quickly to mid on who stops it.
3.2
0
Dawlat Zadran to Tamim Iqbal, Back of a length around off, Tamim goes back and defends it onto the ground.
3.1
3
Dawlat Zadran to Liton Das, Easy three! A little too straight, not the right ball with only two fielders on the leg side, Das flicks it through mid-wicket and the batters take three. Das has started well here.
3
over
3 | 3 Runs | HH: 16/0
2.6
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Liton Das, Another single as Das puhes it to long on. A better over by Mujeeb.
2.5
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Tamim Iqbal, OHHH! This is flatter and just outside off, pitches and turns back in. Tamim goes back and looks to keep it out but the ball goes off the inner half through square leg for one.
2.4
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Tamim Iqbal, Lands it around off and then gets it to turn back in. Tamim blocks it out.
2.3
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Liton Das, Slightly shorter and on middle, Das goes back and pushes it down to long on for one.
2.2
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Liton Das, On the stumps again, Das blocks it out.
2.1
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Liton Das, Floats it on off, gets it to drift in. Das keeps it out.
2
over
2 | 5 Runs | HH: 13/0
1.6
1
Dawlat Zadran to Liton Das, Length delivery on off, Liton plays it towards point for a run.
1.5
0
Dawlat Zadran to Liton Das, On a good length and outside off, Das looks to slash but misses it due to the away movement on this one.
1.4
0
Dawlat Zadran to Liton Das, Full on middle, Das drives it to mid on.
1.3
4
Dawlat Zadran to Liton Das, FOUR! Nice shot. On the shorter side and outside off, Das cuts it through point for a boundary. Good placement by Liton Das.
1.2
0
Dawlat Zadran to Liton Das, On a good length on middle, Liton defends it out.
1.1
0
Dawlat Zadran to Liton Das, On a good length and outside off, Das leaves it alone. Good pace and carry for Dawlat Zadran.
Dawlat Zadran to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.
1
over
1 | 8 Runs | HH: 8/0
0.6
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Tamim Iqbal, Two good balls to end but a good first over for Bangladesh. This is on the pads, Iqbal looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
0.5
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Tamim Iqbal, Finally gets one right! This is on the stumps, Tamim gets his bat in front of the pad and defends it.
0.4
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Liton Das, A single now! Shorter again and Das works it through square leg for one.
0.3
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Liton Das, Another short ball outside off, Das this time slaps it to Shah who does not make a mistake.
0.2
4
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Liton Das, FOUR! Misfield! Not the start Afghanistan wanted but the ideal start for Bangladesh. Shorter and outside off, Das pushes it towards cover-point. It is hit firmly to Shah who lets it through and the ball races away to the fence.
0.2
2
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Tamim Iqbal, The first extra of the game! This is bowled down the leg side, Tamim lets it be. The keeper fails to collect it cleanly and the batters take a run. It has been signaled as a wide.
0.1
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Liton Das, Bangladesh are underway! Shorter and on middle, Das goes back and pushes it down to long on for one.
We are all set to begin. The Afghanistan players are out in the middle. A new opening pair for Bangladesh as Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das will open the batting for Bangladesh. Mujeeb Ur Rahman will start the proceedings for Afghanistan.
Time for the National Anthems! The two sides make their way out to the middle. Afghanistan sing their first and then it will be Bangladesh's turn.
Afghanistan (Playing XI) - Gulbadin Naib (C), Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari (IN FOR HAZRAT ZAZAI), Ikram Ali Khil (WK), Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran (IN FOR AFTAB ALAM), Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Bangladesh (Playing XI) - Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(WK), Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain (IN FOR SABBIR RAHMAN), Mohammad Saifuddin (IN FOR RUBEL HOSSAIN), Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Mustafizur Rahman.
Mashrafe Mortaza says they wanted to bat first, it is a used wicket. Informs they have two changes, Saifuddin comes in and Mosaddek comes in. States it is a different wicket from the pitches they played on in the last two games, it is a touch slow and they will need to adjust.
Gulbadin Naib says the overhead conditions should suit the bowling, they played the last game here so they have an idea about the wicket. Mentions the wicket gets better in the second innings. Reckons the wicket is similar and they are looking to restrict Bangladesh to a low total. Informs they have two changes. Ends by saying they had a good opportunity to beat India in the last game but could not do so but are confident heading into this game. There are two changes - Dawlat Zadran and Samiullah Shinwari come in for Aftab Alam and Hazrat Zazai.
TOSS - Up goes the coin and it lands in the favor of Afghanistan. They will bowl first.
Afghanistan finally showed what they are capable of in their last game. Yes, they did not win it but they surely gave India, a top, top side, a run for their money. They would be much more confident today against a Bangladesh side who are not as strong as the Indian side but are playing some very good cricket. It is a dead rubber for the Afghans but a lot is at stake for Bangladesh. They need to win this game if they are to keep their hopes alive of staying in the tournament. It promises to be an exciting contest. Welcome to the coverage.
Bangladesh
Tamim Iqbal
Bat/Bow
Soumya Sarkar
Bat/Bow
Shakib Al Hasan
Bat/Bow
Mushfiqur Rahim
KEEPER/Bat/Bow
Liton Das
Bat/Bow
Mahmudullah
Bat/Bow
Mosaddek Hossain
Bat/Bow
Mohammad Saifuddin
Bat/Bow
Mehedi Hasan
Bat/Bow
Mashrafe Mortaza
CAP/Bat/Bow
Mustafizur Rahman
Bat/Bow
Afghanistan
Gulbadin Naib
CAP/Bat/Bow
Rahmat Shah
Bat/Bow
Hashmatullah Shahidi
Bat/Bow
Asghar Afghan
Bat/Bow
Mohammad Nabi
Bat/Bow
Najibullah Zadran
Bat/Bow
Samiullah Shinwari
Bat/Bow
Rashid Khan
Bat/Bow
Ikram Ali Khil
KEEPER/Bat/Bow
Dawlat Zadran
Bat/Bow
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Bat/Bow
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Cricket World Cup 2019 POINTS TABLE

Team
P
W
D
L
PTS
9
7
1
1
15
9
7
0
2
14
9
6
0
3
12
9
5
1
3
11
9
5
1
3
11
9
3
2
4
8
9
3
1
5
7
9
3
1
5
7
9
2
1
6
5
9
0
0
9
0

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