Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Highlights, World Cup 2019: Shakib’s all round show hands Bangladesh 62-run win
Highlights Afghanistan vs Bangladesh, ICC World Cup 2019: Shakib al Hasan picked up a five-wicket haul and scored a fifty as Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 62 runs.
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Highlights: Shakib al Hasan starred for Bangladesh as he picked up a fifer to rattle Afghanistan’s middle order. The allrounder also scored a fifty, thus becoming the only player after Yuvraj Singh to pick five wickets and score a half century in a World Cup match. Afghanistan were bundled out for 200 in the 263-run chase. Earlier, Mushfiqur Rahim hammered 83 runs to help Bangladesh reach 262/7 in 50 overs.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Highlights:
Bangladesh win by 62 runs
Mohammad Shaifuddin cleans up Mujeeb ur Rahman and Afghanistan are all out for 200. Bangladesh win by 62 runs.
Mustafizur Rahman gets another one. Dawlat Zadran gets a slight edge and Afghanistan are nine down for 195.
Rashid Khan departs for 2 as he tried to slog a delivery and gives away a straight forward catch to Mashrafe Mortaza. AFG 191/8
Shakib al Hasan gets Najibullah Zadran’s wicket. Prompted him to come forward with a slow delivery, Zadran stepped up, missed the shot. AFG 189/7
50 run partnership
Shamiullah Shinwari and Najibullah Zadran have built a good 50 run partnership and Afghanistan can still hope now. 80 needed on 49 and these two can get there with Rashid Khan to follow.
Shakib into the attack
Shakib al Hasan is looking to joing he elite of the elite list - he could become only the second player after Yuvraj Singh to score a fifty and take five wickets.
More records for Shakib
Shakib Al Hasan is now at 4/10
This is the 3rd time in ODI’s that Shakib has taken 4 wickets and also scored a fifty-plus score
In World Cup, this is the 9th instance of a player scoring a fifty and taking a 4-fer
Sloppy running between the wickets by Afghanistan as Ikram Alikhil is run out for 11. The LBW appeal against Samiullah Shinwari was denied by the umpire but Liton Das completed a brilliant direct hit to claim the sixth wicket for Bangladesh. AFG 132/6
35 overs gone. Afghanistan are 132/5. The equation is getting steeper with time and they will need a quickfire knock from someone if they want to achieve this target. Till now, their approach has been more slow but steady but that may not work in this situation.
Shakib al Hasab gets another one in the kitty- Asghar Afghan slog sweeped it straight to substitute fielder Shabbir Rahman at midwicket. AFG 117/5
Shakib cleans up Nabi
Sensational delivery from Shakib, pitched it fuller, it turned inside, and Mohammad Nabi departs for a duck second ball. Afghanistan 104/4
Shakib strikes and the dangerous Gulbadin has to walk back for 47. He hit it hard and Liton plucks a good, low catch. Bangladesh three down for 104/3
25 overs gone
Mohammad Shaifuddin returns to the attack. Gulbadin and Asghar Afghan are building another partnership. 2 overs gone, Afghanisan are 98/2
Mushfiqur Rahim has done a brilliant work behind the stumps as he knocked down the bails when Hashmatullah Shahidi was out of his crease. AFG 79/2
20 overs gone
Afghanistan are 77/1 after 20 overs. The runs are coming hard by, but still with wickets in hand, Afghanistan would feel confident about chasing this one down if these two batsmen stay on.
Hashmatullah Shahidi strike rate
Hashmatullah Shahid is taking his time in the middle to settle down. He has just scored 5 runs in 18 balls. But Afghanistan do not need to worry with heavy hitters still to come and the side only just one wicket down after 17 overs.
15 overs gone
Gulbadin Naib plays it inside out for a boundary towards long-off. Takes Afghanistan to 55/1 in 15 overs. Still need 205 to win in 210 balls.
Bangladesh finally get a wicket as Rahmat Shah tried to go over the cover, but mistimed it. Easy catch for Tamim Iqbal. Shakib al Hasan strikes. AFG 49/1
10 overs gone
Solid partnership between Rahmat Shah and Gulbadin Naib. 10 overs gone, Afghanistan are 48/0.
The pressure is building on Afghanistan, even though they have not lost a wicket. Rahmat Shah releases some of it with a boundary towards long on.
Shaifuddin into attack
Bangladesh are struggling to find a wicket at the moment. Mohammad Shaifuddin is the first change for Bangladesh. Can he do wonders here?
5 overs gone
Afghanistan are batting steadily at the moment. They are not taking too many risks. This is good from Gulbadin, he is starting and setting the pace of the chase. 5 overs gone, AFG 21/0
Afghanistan have got off to a good solid start. They are not taking unncessary risks at the moment with skipper Gulbadin and Rahmat in the middle.
Chase is on
Gulbadin Naib and Rahmat Shah are out to open the innings for Afghanistan. Mashrafe Mortaza opens the attack with the new ball.
End of innings
Gulbadin Naib gives away 8 runs in his over and then cleaned up Mosaddek Hossain for 35. Bangladesh reach 262/7 in 50 overs. Afghanistan need 263 to win.
Mushfiqur’s stay at the end comes to an end. He tried to slice one outside off stump, but gets an edge, mistimed and Mohammad Nabi takes an easy catch. Bangladesh 251/6
Mushfiqur Rahman plays a sensational reverse sweep for a boundary and it went between the fielders at point and gully. He moves into 80s now.
Mosadeek Hossain steps up and pulls away towards midwicket for four. Beautiful shot, and it raced away to the boundaries. Pressure on DK.
Mahmudullah’s struggle finally comes to an end. Gulbadin bowled a small one and the batsman charged but pulled it straight do Nabi inside the circle. Bangladesh 207/5 in 43 overs.
200 up for Bangladesh
Bangladesh have crossed the 200-run mark in the 42nd over. Afghanistan need to take wickets soon.
40 overs gone
Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur are now starting to take charge. 40 overs gone, Bangladesh are 193/4. The side will look to reach somewhere close to 260 from here on.
Mushfiqur Rahim brings up his half century with a straight six off Dawlat Zadran. He reaches the mark in 56 balls. Bangladesh 169/4 in 39.2 balls
Mahmudullah is really finding a hard time in the middle. The batsman has injured his calf while running and now he has been finding it hard to rotate strikes. He is also making it difficult for Mushfiqur Rahim to rotate strike.
Mahmudullah, while taking a run, has apparently suffered a knee jerk and he has gone down on the ground as physios are coming down to the ground to take a look. Will he stay on or will he go back? He stays on - but he is looking in extreme pain as he takes a single
Mujeeb traps Soumya Sarkar and after a long time, the umpire raises his finger. Sarkar reviews. And it goes on umpire’s call. Afghanistan are four down for 151 in 32 overs.
Shakib is gone
Shakib has been trapped by Mujeeb ur Rahman. He departs for 51. Bangladesh three wickets down for 143.
Shakib al Hasan brings up his half century in 66 balls. Brilliant tournament this man is having - already has a couple of tons, and he could be on course for another one here. Bangladesh 138/2 in 27.5 overs
25 overs gone
Shakib and Mushfiqur Rahim are putting the pressure back on Afghanistan. Afghanistan need a wicket here, soon. 25 overs gone, BAN 132/2
Shakib the Anchor
This has been another good show by Shakib Al Hasan who has been a standout star in the ICC World Cup 2019 till now. Along with Mustafizur, the left-hander has stitched together a decent partnership and although the big shots are few and far between, they are keep the scorers busy with good running between the wickets. Bangladesh 124/2 after 24 overs.
Record for Shakib
Shakib Al Hasan now has completed 1000 runs in World Cup matches. Becomes the first Bangladesh player to do so.Overall, he is the 19th cricketer to achieve this feat. Bangladesh 107/2 after 22 overs.
20 overs gone
20 overs gone, Bangladesh are 95/2. Shakib, Mushfiqur Rahim are looking to build another solid partnership.
Shakib carries on
Shakib al Hasan has been hanging back and he opened the face of the bat at the last moment. Went past the fielder at second slip for a boundary.
Shakib saved by DRS
Rashid Khan trapped Shakib al Hasan on the first ball of his next over and the umpire has raised his finger. A review was taken by Shakib. It went high - and the decision was reversed,
Mohammad Nabi has been cleaned up by a straighter one from Mohammad Nabi. The ball went through the gates and Afghanistan get the much-needed breakthrough. He departs for 36. AFG 82/2 after 17 overs
Qualification scenario for Bangladesh:
1. Win all their games and improve their NRR
2. Expect India to lose all their games
3. England to win only one game of their three remaining ones.
3. Expect Australia to lose all their games as well.
Rashid Khan into the attack
Rashid Khan is into the attack as Afghanistan look to break the partnership which is starting to grow threatening with every passing moment. Can he do the trick?
The pressure was building with boundaries coming hard by - Tamim steps up forward and swings his bat for a boundary. He ends the over with another boundary. BAN 73/1 after 14 overs
50 up for Bangladesh
Bangladesh cross the 50-run mark in 11 overs. Shakib and Tamim are leading the resistance against Afghanistan spinners.
10 overs gone
Shakib al Hasan manages to find a boundary in Mohammad Nabi’s over. Gave himself some room and lashed on the balls. Raced away to the midwicket fence. 10 overs gone, Bangladesh 43/1
Mohammad Nabi into the attack
Afghanistan are looking to target Afghanistan batsmen with spin bowling. Mohammad Nabi, who was easily the best bowler for the side in the previous match against India, is into the attack.
Liton Das has hit it straight to short midwicket but has it been cleanly taken by the fielder? The soft signal is out. After the replays, the umpire sticks to OUT. Liton departs for 16. Bangladesh 23/1
Tamim gets away
Tamim Iqbal glides on a fuller one from Dawlat Zadran towards long-off boundary. It almost went through to the fielder- missed by a whisker. Bangladesh 23/0 after 4 overs.
Liton Das gets away
Pitched outside off stump and Liton Das gets away with it. Quick drive off the bat, and it deceived the fielder at point. Raced away to the ropes.
A misfield from the fielder at point and Liton Das gets away with a boundary - not the start Afghanistan wanted. They would want to build pressure from the start.
Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das are out in the middle to open the innings for Bangladesh. Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib has given the new ball, once again, to Mujeeb Ur Rahman. HERE WE GO!
Afghanistan, Bangladesh are out on the field are out for National Anthems in the middle. First, it will be Afghanistan, which will be followed by Bangladesh.
Bangladesh key player
Shakib al Hasan has been in his prime form both with the bat and the ball and he will hold the key for Bangladesh going into this fixture.
“It’s arguably among the bigger grounds in England with huge square boundaries and also straight at one end. Only behind the batsman at one end is a bit short. There is no wind either and hence, hitting won’t be that easy. The surface looks dry and even though there was some rain, conditions should remain the same. There was a lot of help for the spinners in the last game and that should remain the same as the same pitch is being used.”
- Mel Jones and Ian Bishop
Afghanistan make two changes
Two changes - Dawlat and Shenwari come in for Alam and Zazai
Afghanistan (Playing XI): Gulbadin Naib(c), Samiullah Shinwari, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Ali Khil(w), Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Bangladesh team news
Two changes - Saifuddin and Mosaddek in for Rubel and Sabbir
Bangladesh (Playing XI): Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Liton Das, Mehidy Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mustafizur Rahman
“We like to bat first as it’s a used pitch, so want to put runs on the board. Two changes - Saifuddin and Mosaddek in for Rubel and Sabbir. The pitch here has been different from the others, has been slow and spun a bit. It’s a used pitch as I said and that’s why we wanted to bat.”
“We want to bowl first. Conditions look good for bowling and we played a game here, so we know the pitch. In the second innings against India, it looked alright throughout and this looks similar. We want to restrict Bangladesh to a chaseable total. We had a good chance to beat India and we’re confident that we can do better today.”
Mortaza flips the coin, Gulbadin calls for tails. Tails it is. Afghanistan win the toss, elect to bowl.
BAN vs AFG Head to head in ODI’s
BAN vs AFG Total Matches: 7
Bangladesh Won: 4
Afghanistan Won: 3
Play likely to start
The play is likely to start soon with the hover cover being removed. The players are walking to the field with the umpires, perhaps, getting ready for the toss.
Rainfall has stopped in Southampton and the covers are coming off, according to report. Toss delayed by 10 minutes.
Mohammad Nabi - an island of calm
“In the middle of all this chaos and blood churn, Mohammad Nabi wears an aura of insouciance. Bat resting against his shoulder, the Afghan batsman scans the field. There are no creases on his forehead or furrows between his eyebrows. His breathing is normal and presumably, so is the beating of his heart. But the most normal thing about Nabi is his cricket—in a sport filled with superstars and superheroes, Nabi is the only human being. He plays for Afghanistan, but who he really represents is you and I.”
It is currently raining in Southampton at the moment. As per reports, the rain is not heavy, but the covers are on the pitch and square.
Afghanistan Predicted XI
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Player battles - what to expect
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Bangladesh predicted XI
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Gulbadin has something to say
Afghanistan are already out of the tournament after losing all their six matches so far while Bangladesh are still in the reckoning with five points from six matches. The Tigers will need to win against Afghanistan to remain in contention for a semi-final berth.
“Hum to doobe hai sanam, tumko lekar doobenge (We are already drowed darling, but we’ll take you with us),” a smiling Gulbadin said when asked about the match against Bangladesh.
Why Bangladesh still have a chance
These are the qualification scenarios facing the different teams and Bangladesh need to win all their matches. This and much more here.
Bangladesh aim for the semis
There is mutual respect, there is an intense rivalry and there are proud players - Afghanistan have not had a memorable World Cup so far, but they gave India a massive scare in their last fixture. Bangladesh have been brilliant, their batting has shone but they have problems with their bowling. Both teams are confident, both teams are flawed and there is also a history. All these elements make this tie a really mouth-watering prospect, and Bangladesh would want to emerge with a win to bolster their smi-final qualification scenario.