OUT! Rashid Khan strikes! The leg-spinner traps Shakib Al Hasan in entrance of the stumps, this one being bowled at a barely faster tempo. On the back-foot, Shakib had nowhere to go, and he departs for 32 runs off 55 balls.
Gulbadin Naib has bowled his fifth over, and Bangladesh are on 78/Four after 23 overs. The asking fee has climbed as much as 6.63 runs per over. With Rashid Khan again into the assault, it isn’t simple for Mahmudullah and Shakib to get him away.
Rashid Khan lastly brings himself into the assault within the 22nd over. The asking fee climbs. Rashid has two shouts for LBW, and he takes a evaluate for the second. Nonetheless, the umpires name stays, and Bangladesh are 72/Four after 22 overs.
Bangladesh have lastly began to take some initiative if the 21st over is something to go by. Mahmudullah hits a boundary, after which Shakib makes an attempt to hit one for six. A few shut calls, nonetheless, with the ball touchdown near the fielders. 10 runs off the over, Bangladesh is 69/Four after 21 overs.
Bangladesh are 58/Four after 19 overs.
One other spinner, Samiuallah Shenwari has entered the bowling assault. 45 wickets in 78 matches does not scream ‘harmful bowler’, however on-field captain Rashid Khan clearly has religion within the right-arm off spinner.
Rashid Khan has taken over because the on-field captain of Afghanistan, with Asghar Afghan again within the pavilion for causes unknown. Mohammad Nabi bowls the 18th over of the innings and retains issues tight as standard. Bangladesh are 56/Four after 18 overs.
Bangladesh are 53/Four after 17 overs. Shakib on 21, and Mahmudullah on 6.
Aftab Alam has been introduced again in to the assault, however there’s nonetheless no signal of birthday boy Rashid Khan. Afghan clearly has just a few tips up his sleeve concerning Khan’s use. Because the run-rate climbs, Khan is a harmful bowler to take dangers towards.
16 overs are gone, Bangladesh are 52/4, as drinks come on to the bottom.
Bangladesh are 49/Four after 15 overs. They want a partnership right here. No two higher batsmen than Mahmudullah and Shakib Al Hasan on this state of affairs for them.
Mahmudullah, dealing with his first ball of the innings manages a streaky boundary after a thick outdoors edge takes the ball previous the slip area. Effectively, does not matter how they arrive! Bangladesh have a 4 to point out on the scorecard.
OUT! And Mohammad Mithun chops the ball on to his stumps off Gulbadin Naib’s bowling. He departs for simply 2 runs off 7 balls, Bangladesh are 43 for Four as Shakib retains dropping companions round him.
14 overs gone, and Bangladesh are on 43/3. Shakib Al Hasan has taken his time to get to 17 runs at a strike fee of solely 50, however his presence on the crease is important to Bangladesh’s probabilities within the match.
Bangladesh are 41/Three after 13 overs.
Mohammad Mithun is available in to bat for Bangladesh at quantity 5. No Tamim Iqbal, no Mushfiqur Rahim for Bangladesh both at this time. This can be a climb for the Tigers now.
OUT! Profitable evaluate for Afganistan. Naib is satisfied that Mominul edged a ball which the umpire declared extensive down the leg-side initially, and the snickometer confirms Naib’s doubt. Bangladesh are actually reeling at 39/3.
Mohammad Nabi has been launched into the assault now, Mujeeb being saved for later within the innings by Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan. He concedes two runs in his first over. Bangladesh are 39/2 after 12 overs.
Bangladesh haven’t scored a single boundary within the innings but, and the asking fee has crept as much as 5.5 runs an over. Full credit score to the Afghanistan bowlers. 37/2 after 11 overs.
On the finish of 10 overs, Bangladesh are 31/2. Afghanistan have dominated to this point. For Bangladesh, it is about gaining management of the sport step by step.
Gulbadin Naib is into the bowling assault and concedes 5 runs in his first over. Bangladesh are 25/2 after 9 overs.
Alam and Mujeeb are bowling in tandem, tempo at one finish and spin on the different to maintain the Bangladeshi batsmen at bay. They might not wish to lose any extra wickets at this stage, however the rising run-rate would possibly show to be a fear in the direction of the tip of the match. Bangladesh are 20/2 in eight overs.
Mominul Haque will get off the mark after 5 balls. Bangladesh are 18/2 after 7 overs.
Final 20 balls: Three runs, and two wickets. Afghanistan have taken the initiative right here, and are dictating play.
Two maidens in a row for Afghanistan now, as Mujeeb retains issues tight after Alam. After 6 overs, Bangladesh are 17/2.
OUT! Bangladesh lose the evaluate, with the ball crashing into center and leg. Aftab Alam dismisses Liton Das for six off 14 balls, and Bangladesh are in bother now. 17/2.
The umpire raises the finger for a leg earlier than dismissal for Liton Das, however senior professional Shakib Al Hasan has taken the evaluate. All within the arms of the third umpire now.
The veteran Shakib Al Hasan is available in to bat. Bangladesh are 17/1 after 4 overs.
PREVIEW: On March 1, 2014, Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by 32 runs of their Asia Cup encounter in Fatullah. Again then, the end result was described as an ‘upset’. A ‘shock’. Bangladesh, having been thought of ‘minnows’ for ages, have been now on the receiving finish of dropping to a lesser crew. 4 years later, an Afghanistan win is now not a shock, shock, or an upset. Not too way back, Afghanistan even swept Bangladesh 3-Zero in a T20I collection in Dehradun, their adopted dwelling. Afghanistan have risen so quickly that they do not even have a good time a victory over Sri Lanka, a rustic that has received the World Cup as soon as and made it to the ultimate twice, as if it is a large achievement. As a substitute, a victory – no matter the opposition – is merely what is predicted of them. It is with this backdrop that they meet Bangladesh once more on September 20 in Abu Dhabi, in a match that does not matter a lot so far as the Asia Cup eventualities are involved given each side have certified to the subsequent spherical.
Either side are right here after defeating Sri Lanka convincingly. Each batted first, put up aggressive totals earlier than their bowlers took over. Bangladesh had a barely more durable sport; they have been 1 for two at one stage (and in addition misplaced Tamim Iqbal to an harm) earlier than Mushfiqur Rahim performed considered one of Bangladesh’s greatest ODI knocks. He scored 144 of 150, and acquired respectable help from Mohammad Mithun (63) as Bangladesh scored 261. Sri Lanka have been then shot out for 124 in 35.2 overs, with all bowlers having some enjoyable. Bangladesh will as soon as once more look as much as Mushfiqur, given they’ve misplaced Tamim to a fractured wrist he sustained through the first sport. Shakib Al Hasan was bowled by Lasith Malinga for a first-ball duck, and he too should step up towards a potent bowling assault. When Afghanistan swept Bangladesh within the T20Is in June, they did so by way of their spin assault. Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Mohammad Nabi are such good bowlers than Afghanistan want solely round 220 to 250 to be aggressive. That is exactly what they did towards Sri Lanka – get 249 with contributions from a number of batsmen, after which bowl out the opposition for 158. Mujeeb, Rashid, Nabi and pacer Gubadin Naib picked up two wickets apiece. Group B was imagined to be the more durable of the 2 teams within the six-team event, however these two sides ensured the qualification eventualities have been sealed even earlier than the third sport started. It is a lifeless rubber, nevertheless it’s additionally one other probability for each side to point out they’re as severe contenders for the event as the opposite two sides from the opposite group.
Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza(capt), Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ariful Haque, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Hider Rony, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque
Afghanistan: Asghar Afghan(capt), Mohammad Shahzad, Ihsanullah Janat, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Najibullah Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Aftab Alam, Samiullah Shenwari, Munir Ahmad, Sayed Shirzad, Sharafuddin Ashraf.