138/7 (20.0 ov)AFG
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BAN 139/6 (19.0 ov)
CRR: 7.31 | Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 4 wickets

BAN beat AFG by 4 wickets | Afghanistan vs Bangladesh, Highlights And Cricket Score 6th T20 Match

Bangladesh Tri-Nation T20I Series, 2019

Date: Sep 21, 2019 Start Time: 18:00 IST | 12:30 GMT | 18:30 Local
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram

Afghanistan vs Bangladesh Highlights And Cricket Score 6th Match - T20 Summary

End of Over : 19.0 BAN: 139/6

That is it from this game! The hosts now head into the final with winning momentum on their side whereas, the visitors, after losing their last two games. All that now needs to be put behind though as the game that matters now, the Final, is what both the teams will want to win. It takes place on the 24th of this month at 1800 local (1230 GMT). Till then, goodbye and take care.

Bangladesh skipper, Shakib Al Hasan is Man of the Match for his unbeaten half century. Shakib starts by saying that it is a big win for his side. Adds that their performance in the last few months hasn't been up to the mark. Points that they felt that someone needed to stay till the end and adds he is happy he did the task for his side. On his form in the last couple of games, Shakib tells that he was middling the ball well so it was just about time he got a good score. The Bangladeshi captain praises his bowling and fielding performances and adds that they got players standing up whenever they were in trouble. On the two consecutive wins, Shakib says that this win will boost their confidence going into the finals. He presses though that they will have to be to on their toes to beat Afghanistan in the final.

Rashid Khan is called up first for a little chat. On asked about his injury, Rashid says that it is a hamstring injury and is hopeful that he will be able to play the final. He adds that as soon as he felt he was 50 percent fit, he came in to bowl. Talking about the middle order collapse the skipper says that they shouldn't have lost so many wickets in the middle phase of their innings. Finishes by saying that they will try to work out these issues ahead of the finals.

Earlier in the day, the Afghans once again got off to a flier after being inserted. Zazai was the star for them with the bat. However, their middle order failed to make an impact once again and they were restricted to a score which was slightly under par. They did give it their all to defend the total but the difference between the two sides was Shakib Al Hasan. Stay tuned for the presentation in a while.

The Bangladesh bowling was brilliant to begin with as Naveen and Mujeeb took early wickets. But they dearly missed Rashid in the middle overs as he limped off clutching his hamstring. A lot was expected of Nabi at that moment but the veteran failed to deliver. Janat too did not have a day to remember despite him taking a wicket. Rashid did return, he did make an impact but it was his third over which went for 18 runs ended the hopes of Afghanistan coming on top in this game.

The chase though did not start in the best of manners for the hosts. They lost their openers early and were struggling big time till the 5th over. However, two boundaries from Shakib in the 6th over broke the shackles. He along with Rahim then put up a vital stand which took Bangladesh on top. However, a mini-collapse in between where the hosts slipped from 70 for 2 to 104 for 6 saw the visitors fight back into the game. Shakib though was the key and Afghanistan missed an opportunity when Shakib edged but the visitors failed to pick it and it cost them a lot. He along with Mosaddek, who played a decent hand, took Bangladesh over the line.

An excellent chase by Bangladesh in the end! The crowd is relishing the moment here. Shakib Al Hasan, their skipper, is the hero for them and they have managed to beat Afghanistan in a T20I game for the first time in 5 years.

18.6 2

Naveen-ul-Haq to Mosaddek Hossain. GAME OVER! Full ball outside off, Mosaddek lifts it over mid on for a two. BANGLADESH WIN BY 4 WICKETS!

18.5 2

Naveen-ul-Haq to Mosaddek Hossain. Doing it easily! Full toss on middle, Mosaddek whips it using his wrists for an easy couple.

18.4 1

Naveen-ul-Haq to Shakib Al Hasan. On the pads, drilled through mid-wicket for a single. The skipper is in no mood to take any risk.

18.3 1

Naveen-ul-Haq to Mosaddek Hossain. Bumper outside off, might have been called wide had Mosaddek not got bat to it. He backed away there and pushed it towards cover for a single. Just a hit away are the hosts from a win.

18.2 2

Naveen-ul-Haq to Mosaddek Hossain. Fuller one around off, Mosaddek works it towards long on and scampers back for a couple. Superb running from Shakib.

18.1 1

Naveen-ul-Haq to Shakib Al Hasan. Shortish one around off, Shakib guides it towards third man for a single.

End of Over : 18 18 Runs 19.0: 130/6
17.6 1

Rashid Khan to Shakib Al Hasan. Shortish one, tucked towards the leg side by Shakib to keep the strike. A massive massive over as 18 came off it.

17.5 6

Rashid Khan to Shakib Al Hasan. SIX! Massive! Poor from the Afghan skipper. In the slot and on the pads, Shakib powers it over the deep mid-wicket fence to get a maximum. Getting his side closer to the win.

17.4 4

Rashid Khan to Shakib Al Hasan. FOUR! BAM! Shakib is attacking his counterpart. This is fuller and on the pads, Shakib slogs this towards the deep mid-wicket fence to bag a boundary now. Second of the over.

17.3 2

Rashid Khan to Shakib Al Hasan. Flatter one outside off, Shakib drives it through covers and hares back for a single. A poor throw from the fielder and the skipper is not happy.

17.2 1

Rashid Khan to Mosaddek Hossain. On the pads, pushed towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

17.1 4

Rashid Khan to Mosaddek Hossain. FOUR! Pierces the gap superbly between point and short third man. This was slightly short, Mosaddek stayed back and guided it nicely towards the third man fence. Important runs.

Summary

Bangladesh and Afghanistan will play the last league match of Bangladesh Tri-Series 2019 on September 21 (Saturday). Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, 6th T20I match will be played in Chattogram. Both the teams have equal points in the points table and the winner of Saturday’s game will move to the top spot.

 

Bangladesh and Afghanistan have both played three matches in the T20I series so far, winning 3 and losing 1. Both are set to play the final at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on September 24 (Tuesday). The 6th T20I match will act as a rehearsal for the final.

 

Bangladesh Squad: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Aminul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Taijul Islam, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Naim, Rubel Hossain.

 

Afghanistan Squad: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Rashid Khan (c), Hazratullah Zazai, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Fazal Niazai, Asghar Afghan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Shahidullah Kamal, Karim Janat, Fareed Malik, Naveen-ul-Haq, Najeeb Tarakai

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