249/7 (50.0 ov)BAN
VS
AFG 246/7 (50.0 ov)
CRR: 4.92 | Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 3 runs

BAN beat AFG by 3 runs | Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Highlights And Cricket Score Super Four - 4 ODI Match - Commentary

Asia Cup, 2018

Date: Sep 23, 2018 Start Time: 17:00 IST | 11:30 GMT | 15:30 Local
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Match Commentary

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Highlights And Cricket Score Super Four - 4 Match - ODI Commentary

End of Over : 50.0 BAN: 249/7

Now, the Afghans have a big task ahead of them. A positive start will be key in the chase, as they have quality bowlers to tighten the noose in the middle overs on a relatively slower deck. You don't want to miss it. Join us on the other side of the break.

The Afghanistan bowlers will be disappointed with the fact that they couldn't capitalize on the advantageous position they were in at one stage. They will rue the fact that they didn't finish things off and let Bangladesh run away like they did. Aftab Alam led the charge with 3 wickets while Mujeeb and Rashid picked 1 apiece. Though, it can be argued that Mahmudullah and Kayes did play them well, especially Rashid, taking no major risks against him.

A splendid turnaround from Bangladesh. From being 87/5 they have managed to almost touch the 250-mark and it's all thanks to the century stand between Mahmudullah and Kayes. Electing to bat, the Tigers lost a couple of early wickets but found their way back when Das and Rahim put up 63 between them. Though, some brainfade moments in the middle which resulted in a couple of run outs put Afghanistan back on top. The game seemed to slip away but the marathon Mahmudullah-Kayes stand of 128 turned the tide in their favour again and put Bangladesh in a competitive position at the end of the innings.

49.6 4

Gulbadin Naib to Imrul Kayes. FOUR! What a way to finish the innings. Superb shot from Imrul Kayes. He leans into the full ball outside off and drives it ever so well through the covers for a boundary. BANGLADESH FINISH ON 249/7!

49.5 1

Gulbadin Naib to Mehidy Hasan. That's poor from Shahzad, concedes a run unnecessarily. Naib bowls a length ball down leg and Mehidy looks to work it away by moving a bit across. Misses and so does the keeper and the batsmen steal a bye.

49.5 wd

Gulbadin Naib to Mehidy Hasan. Wide! Seeing the batsman give the charge Naib hurls it too far outside off. It's across the tramline and wide is signalled.

49.4 1

Gulbadin Naib to Imrul Kayes. Kayes goes down the ground as well, through mid off though and earns a run.

49.3 1

Gulbadin Naib to Mehidy Hasan. Dances down the track and drills it to long on for a single.

49.2 2

Gulbadin Naib to Mehidy Hasan. Full and well outside off, Mehidy walks a long way across his stumps and whips this through square leg. A couple of runs are taken.

49.1 1

Gulbadin Naib to Imrul Kayes. Kayes moves across and slogs this on the leg side to pick up a single.

End of Over : 49 8 Runs BAN: 238/7
48.6 2

Aftab Alam to Mehidy Hasan. Alam fires this full just outside off, Hasan looks to push it into the off side but gets a thick edge towards the third man region. He is off the mark with a brace.

Mehidy Hasan comes in next.

48.5 W

Aftab Alam to Mashrafe Mortaza. OUT! A bit of a comical dismissal. Trying to be too smart there Mortaza and perishes in the effort. He goes down looking to scoop it over the keeper's head, moves much before the ball has left the bowler's arm, Alam does well to float in a slower ball, the right-hander has to wait a bit longer and then tries to scoop it, gets a top edge and the ball goes up towards Shahzad who does not have to move a step to take it safely.

48.4 1

Aftab Alam to Imrul Kayes. Kayes goes for the big hit but mistimes this as the ball lobs towards the mid on region and the batsmen cross to add a run.

48.3 1

Aftab Alam to Mashrafe Mortaza. Fuller and in line with the stumps, driven down to long on for a single.

48.2 0

Aftab Alam to Mashrafe Mortaza. Mashrafe just manages to keep the yorker out by bringing his bat down in time. Well bowled Alam.

48.1 4

Aftab Alam to Mashrafe Mortaza. FOUR! Luck favors the brave, and this time it favors Bangladesh. Mortaza looks to go for the slog over mid-wicket but gets a thick inside edge and the french cut helps the ball races across the fine leg boundary.

End of Over : 48 9 Runs BAN: 230/6
47.6 1

Rashid Khan to Mashrafe Mortaza. The Bangladesh captain will feel that he has missed an opportunity to add 6 runs to the total. Khan bowls a long hop and drags the length very short in line with the stumps. Mortaza hammers the pull but he could not have found the fielder better. Gets a single and will be back on strike.

47.5 2

Rashid Khan to Mashrafe Mortaza. Mortaza comes inside the line of the delivery and tries to heave it over the mid-wicket region. He mistimes it but between the fielders to get back for a brace.

47.4 0

Rashid Khan to Mashrafe Mortaza. The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball into the covers.

47.3 1

Rashid Khan to Imrul Kayes. Flicked towards deep square leg to cross over.

47.2 4

Rashid Khan to Imrul Kayes. FOUR! Gutsy! Plays the reverse sweep and gets it right this time. Kayes goes down, looks to go for the shot and times it brilliantly. He has made good use of the bowler's pace. The ball races across the third man region for a boundary.

47.1 1

Rashid Khan to Mashrafe Mortaza. Quicker but shorter, Mortaza keeps his weight back and pulls this towards square leg to get the well set Kayes on strike.

Rashid Khan brought back into the attack.

End of Over : 47 6 Runs BAN: 221/6
46.6 4

Aftab Alam to Imrul Kayes. FOUR! That is not a good end to the over as Alam bangs this one short, it is a slower ball again but this time Kayes picks it up early, smashes the pull shot through deep square leg for a boundary.

46.5 1

Aftab Alam to Mashrafe Mortaza. Played through the mid-wicket region by the Bangladesh captain to get off the mark.

46.4 1

Aftab Alam to Imrul Kayes. Alam fires this one on the batsman's pads, Kayes flicks this through mid-wicket for a run.

46.3 0

Aftab Alam to Imrul Kayes. Dished out wide of off, Kayes reaches out but fails to connect. Dot ball results.

Mashrafe Mortaza, the Bangladesh skipper, walks in the middle.

46.2 W

Aftab Alam to Mahmudullah. OUT! The massive partnership of 128 is broken at last. What a valiant effort from Mahmudullah. Came in at a time when his team was in dire trouble, has bailed them out superbly well. Alam goes completely opposite with his line, length and speed. He lands this very short and way wide of off. He seems to have rolled his fingers over it and the leg cutter reaches Mahmudullah on its way down. The batsman tries to hit it hard over the deep cover fence. Gets good connection but not enough distance, as he could not hit it with the desired power because of the slower pace. Rashid Khan at sweeper cover doesn't move a single step as he takes it easily. Big wicket for Afghanistan, could make a difference of around 15-20 runs to the final total.

46.1 0

Aftab Alam to Mahmudullah. Nice yorker to start off. It's right in the blockhole. Mahmudullah tries to dig it out but the ball slips through under his bat to Shahzad behind.

Aftab Alam comes into the attack.

End of Over : 46 8 Runs BAN: 215/5
45.6 0

Gulbadin Naib to Imrul Kayes. Right in the blockhole, nicely bowled by Naib. Kayes does well to bring his bat down in time and block it out.

45.5 4

Gulbadin Naib to Imrul Kayes. FOUR! That's hit really well! Wide full toss outside off, Kayes gets low, reaches out for it and smacks it square through the off side. Past the vacant cover-point region and the ball beats the diving fielder in the deep as well. Well hit.

45.4 1

Gulbadin Naib to Mahmudullah. Quite full on the stumps, Mahmudullah lofts it down towards wide long off. One more to the total.

45.3 1

Gulbadin Naib to Imrul Kayes. Angling in from around off, takes the inside edge of the bat before striking the pads and rolling on the off side. A quick run is stolen.

45.2 1

Gulbadin Naib to Mahmudullah. Full ball outside off, driven through covers for another run.

45.1 1

Gulbadin Naib to Imrul Kayes. 15th ODI fifty for Imrul Kayes! A superb knock from the southpaw. After getting Mushfiqur Rahim run out, he's done well to hang in there and play a useful knock for his side. He gets to the milestone by coming forward and driving it square through point for a single.

Gulbadin Naib to bowl once more.

End of Over : 45 10 Runs BAN: 207/5
44.6 1

Rashid Khan to Imrul Kayes. Kayes works this flatter one in line with the stumps through mid-wicket to retain the strike.

44.5 1

Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah. Mahmudullah has worked it off his pads behind square and has taken an easy single.

44.4 0

Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah. The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

44.3 2

Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah. Starys on his pads as Mahmudullah goes for the flick. The ball kisses his thigh pad and runs down fine down the leg side for the batsmen to run back for a brace.

44.2 6

Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah. SIX! He goes after Rashid, again and does so with some style, again. Makes a bit of room and goes down to play the slog sweep, the ball is fired in quicker and on a fuller length on middle. Mahmudullah finds the middle of his bat and the ball this times easily clears the fence and another maximum results.

44.1 0

Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah. Goes for the reverse sweep on the very first ball and misses it completely to get hit high on the back of his forearm.

End of Over : 44 4 Runs BAN: 197/5
43.6 1

Mohammad Nabi to Mahmudullah. Mahmudullah punches this short of a length ball towards the cover-point region to pinch a single.

43.5 1

Mohammad Nabi to Imrul Kayes. Slower and fuller around off is driven superbly through covers to get a run.

43.4 1

Mohammad Nabi to Mahmudullah. The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot into square leg for a single.

43.3 0

Mohammad Nabi to Mahmudullah. Paddle sweep tried but missed to get hit on the pads.

43.2 1

Mohammad Nabi to Imrul Kayes. Gets low and across to turn this one through mid-wicket with a closed bat face to get a run.

43.1 0

Mohammad Nabi to Imrul Kayes. Nabi, the wily offie, gives it a bit more air and keeps it on off. The ball sneaks through the gap between bat and pad and beats Kayes' tentative push.

End of Over : 43 8 Runs BAN: 193/5
42.6 1

Rashid Khan to Imrul Kayes. Fuller and a bit slower, The southpaw works it through mid-wicket off the back foot to cross over and retain strike.

42.5 1

Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah. Played to the mid-wicket region to get a single. Smart batting this.

42.4 6

Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah. SIX! KABOOM! That's outta here. Takes courage to do this to Rashid. Mahmudullah, after the 3 dot balls, goes down for the slog sweep and gets some sweet connection. The sound made when ball met the bat was so good to hear. The ball sails over the ropes for a 94 meter maximum. The 100-run stand comes up and it's a crucial one for Bangladesh.

42.3 0

Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah. Again looks to flick this one into the leg side but the ball skids through on landing and beats Mahmudullah to get hit on his thigh pads. Three dots in a row by Rashid.

42.2 0

Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah. Goes for the sweep but misses to get rapped on the pads. Second dot now, pressure building.

42.1 0

Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah. Very full on off, pushed to the cover region by Mahmudullah. Dot to start the 43rd.

Rashid Khan into the attack again.

End of Over : 42 7 Runs BAN: 185/5
41.6 2

Mohammad Nabi to Imrul Kayes. Kayes goes back to this quicker but shorter one on off, flicks it towards mid-wicket to get a brace and ends the 42nd over. 8 more to go now.

41.5 1

Mohammad Nabi to Mahmudullah. A bit shorter and the batsman goes back and punches it through cover-point for a run.

41.4 1

Mohammad Nabi to Imrul Kayes. Kayes does well to lean across and close his bat face to pinch a run through mid-wicket.

41.3 1

Mohammad Nabi to Mahmudullah. A bit shorter of a driving length, Mahmudullah goes back and pushes this through covers to get to the other end.

41.2 1

Mohammad Nabi to Imrul Kayes. Full on off, driven to long on for a run.

41.1 1

Mohammad Nabi to Mahmudullah. Quicker and very full from around the wicket, the batsman tries to dig it out but gets a thick outer edge towards third man for a single.

Mohammad Nabi comes back into the attack.

End of Over : 41 6 Runs BAN: 178/5
40.6 3

Aftab Alam to Mahmudullah. Charges down the track and goes through the line over the cover region. The timing is not that immaculate and the fielder manages to cut it short of the deep cover boundary to keep them to three.

40.5 0

Aftab Alam to Mahmudullah. A bit fuller this on off, Mahmudullah drives this to mid on. No run as he hit it too well and there was no time to cross over to the other end.

40.4 1

Aftab Alam to Imrul Kayes. Shorter in length and Kayes pulls it hard but straight to the fielder at deep square leg for just a single.

40.3 1

Aftab Alam to Mahmudullah. On a good length on middle and off, angling into Mahmudullah who flicks this one to deep square leg and jogs across to get his 20th half century in ODIs. Needs to continue for his team to put up a competitive total.

40.2 1

Aftab Alam to Imrul Kayes. Quicker and fuller on off, Kayes is well set to drive his through covers and cross over.

40.1 0

Aftab Alam to Imrul Kayes. Short ball outside off to start off. He seems to have rolled his fingers over the ball as it was dipping while passing the batsman. He gets beaten by pace and aborts from his pull shot at the last moment.

Powerplay 3 has been signaled. A maximum of 5 fielders will be allowed outside the ring till the end of the innings. Also, Mujeeb is going off the field. Doesn't seem too comfortable, must have picked up some kind of niggle. And, Aftab Alam comes back into the attack.

End of Over : 40 7 Runs BAN: 172/5
39.6 1

Gulbadin Naib to Imrul Kayes. Does well this time to open the bat face and run it down to third man and will be back on strike the next over.

39.5 0

Gulbadin Naib to Imrul Kayes. Drives this full length delivery on the stumps straight to mid off.

39.4 1

Gulbadin Naib to Mahmudullah. Mahmudullah this time leans across and drives it through mid on to get a run.

39.3 1

Gulbadin Naib to Imrul Kayes. Fuller and attacking the stumps this time, driven through covers for a single.

39.2 4

Gulbadin Naib to Imrul Kayes. FOUR! Naib changes his pace and bowls this one slower but makes an error in giving width. Kayes accepts it with glee and smashes an uppish cover drive for a cracking boundary. Bangladesh dearly need more of these.

39.1 0

Gulbadin Naib to Imrul Kayes. Kayes whips this full delivery coming into him towards mid-wicket.

End of Over : 39 3 Runs BAN: 165/5
38.6 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mahmudullah. A bit slower outside off, is played to short third man. Good over again by Mujeeb.

38.5 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mahmudullah. The batsman punches this straight to the fielder at cover.

38.4 2

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mahmudullah. Smart running, this. Mahmudullah goes back and gives himself a bit of room to punch this one to cover-point. Mahmudullah, on completing the first run, sees the opportunity to steal a second as the fielder there is a bit on his heels. The batsmen easily take the brace.

38.3 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mahmudullah. Mahmudullah flicks this straighter ball to the square leg region. No run on offer though.

38.2 1

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Imrul Kayes. A bit shorter this from Mujeeb, Kayes goes back and punches it through covers to change strike.

38.1 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Imrul Kayes. Kayes tries to flick but gets rapped on the pads.

End of Over : 38 4 Runs BAN: 162/5
37.6 2

Gulbadin Naib to Mahmudullah. Six out of six from Naib on his return. Mahmudullah waits for the ball to arrive and tucks it into the square leg region. Mujeeb there misfields and the batsmen have taken advantage of it by coming back for the second. Amazing in his bowling but has to work on his fielding, the young mystery spinner.

37.5 0

Gulbadin Naib to Mahmudullah. Defended off the back foot by Mahmudullah.

37.4 1

Gulbadin Naib to Imrul Kayes. Kayes works this one angled on his pads towards square leg for an easy single.

37.3 1

Gulbadin Naib to Mahmudullah. Third slower one on the trot but the right-hander this time finds the gap in the cover region to change strike.

37.2 0

Gulbadin Naib to Mahmudullah. Well bowled again as he is giving no pace to the batsman to work with, Mahmudullah defends this time.

37.1 0

Gulbadin Naib to Mahmudullah. Slower ball to start, Mahmudullah waits and drives to covers.

Gulbadin Naib back into the attack.

End of Over : 37 5 Runs BAN: 158/5
36.6 1

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mahmudullah. Pinched into covers to retain strike. Rahman continues to impress.

36.5 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mahmudullah. Mahmudullah tries to work this one on the middle stump line into the leg side but misses to get hit on the pads.

36.4 1

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Imrul Kayes. Imrul works this straighter delivery into the square leg region to change strike.

36.3 1

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mahmudullah. A bit slower in pace and the right-hander waits a bit longer to push it into the point region for a single.

36.2 2

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mahmudullah. Keeps this a bit full and Mahmudullah punches it solidly through the cover region to pick up a brace.

36.1 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mahmudullah. Tries to sweep this one but misses and gets rapped on the pads.

End of Over : 36 4 Runs BAN: 153/5
35.6 1

Mohammad Nabi to Mahmudullah. Mahmudullah has cut this fiercely to the fielder at sweeper cover and he gets a brace for it.

35.5 1

Mohammad Nabi to Imrul Kayes. Similar ball this but this time Imrul finds the gap through mid off and gets one run.

35.4 0

Mohammad Nabi to Imrul Kayes. Very full in line with the stumps, driven to mid off.

35.3 1

Mohammad Nabi to Mahmudullah. Nabi fires this quicker one on his pads as Mahmudullah flicks it to exchange strike.

35.2 0

Mohammad Nabi to Mahmudullah. Shorter outside off, the right-hander rocks back and punches it into covers.

35.1 1

Mohammad Nabi to Imrul Kayes. Tossed up delivery and angling into him, Imrul uses the angle to tuck it into square leg for a single.

End of Over : 35 3 Runs BAN: 149/5
34.6 0

Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah. This pair is doing well here. Not taking any risks against Khan. Mahmudullah just works this off his hips to short fine leg.

34.5 1

Rashid Khan to Imrul Kayes. Fuller outside off, pushed just wide of point and both batsmen are on their toes as they complete the run with ease.

34.4 0

Rashid Khan to Imrul Kayes. Fuller ball attacking the stumps, blocked with a straight blade in response.

34.3 0

Rashid Khan to Imrul Kayes. Imrul uses the depth of the crease as he goes deep inside and works this spinning delivery into him to the mid-wicket fielder.

34.2 1

Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah. The leg break outside off, full in length, played towards point for one.

34.1 1

Rashid Khan to Imrul Kayes. A little too full for Rashid's liking, enables Kayes to wrist this down to long on before the ball can even turn. Gets a single for doing so.

End of Over : 34 6 Runs BAN: 146/5
33.6 1

Mohammad Nabi to Imrul Kayes. Drifting in on middle and leg, slower through the air, Imrul tucks it towards the mid-wicket area for a single.

33.5 1

Mohammad Nabi to Mahmudullah. Similar ball, similar shot and a different result this time. Only one run taken.

33.4 2

Mohammad Nabi to Mahmudullah. Sliding across, outside off, Mahmudullah cuts it through point. Shah out in the deep mops it up and two runs are taken.

33.3 0

Mohammad Nabi to Mahmudullah. Worked off the pads on the leg side for no run.

33.2 0

Mohammad Nabi to Mahmudullah. Spinning in on middle and leg, turned in front of mid-wicket.

33.1 2

Mohammad Nabi to Mahmudullah. From around the wicket, it's sliding across the batsman, Mahmudullah slaps the punch through cover-point. The fielder in the deep does well to cut it off and restrict the batsmen to just two runs. Maybe Nabi should consider coming over the wicket, the round the wicket angle limits his options and really opens up the off side for the batsman.

Mohammad Nabi back on.

End of Over : 33 1 Runs BAN: 140/5
32.6 0

Rashid Khan to Imrul Kayes. Just 1 off the over. Superb from the leggie. Imrul Kayes cuts this away on the off side again for nothing.

32.5 0

Rashid Khan to Imrul Kayes. Throws this outside off, cut away to point. Another dot.

32.4 0

Rashid Khan to Imrul Kayes. Quicker one again, turning in on middle and leg, Imrul works it to backward square leg.

32.3 0

Rashid Khan to Imrul Kayes. Fuller and straighter, it's played back to the bowler.

32.2 0

Rashid Khan to Imrul Kayes. The googly again, well outside off, Kayes reaches out to it and cuts it to backward point.

32.1 1

Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah. The wrong one on middle, spinning down, Mahmudullah flicks it down in front of square leg and runs through to complete the run.

Rashid Khan returns to the bowling attack.

Drinks are on the field. Bangladesh have recovered well after that middle-overs mishap. From 81/2 they were reeling at 87/5, all down to some horrible communication in the middle, resulting in needless run outs. But since then, Kayes and Mahmudullah have taken things under control with a 50-partnership and even taken the attack to the opposition bowlers on occasion. This final phase should be an interesting one to say the least.

End of Over : 32 5 Runs BAN: 139/5
31.6 1

Aftab Alam to Mahmudullah. Sweet sound off the bat as Mahmudullah drives it right off the middle through to sweeper cover. A single results and that's the end of the over.

31.5 0

Aftab Alam to Mahmudullah. The batsman positions himself well behind the line and meets it with the full face of the bat.

31.4 4

Aftab Alam to Mahmudullah. FOUR! That's crunched away! Brings up the 50-run stand too. Short and wide, Mahmudullah cracks it past the diving point fielder and even beats the sweeper in the deep to send it across the boundary line. Super shot.

31.3 0

Aftab Alam to Mahmudullah. A good contest, this. Length delivery on off, Mahmudullah defends this to the right of the bowler. Both sides not giving anything away easily. This is good cricket all around.

31.2 0

Aftab Alam to Mahmudullah. Goes fuller on this occasion, on middle and leg, it's defended back down the track.

31.1 0

Aftab Alam to Mahmudullah. Starts off with a bumper around off, the batsman lets it be. Looks at the umpire but doesn't get the wide he was looking for. The umpire though signals one for the over.

End of Over : 31 8 Runs BAN: 134/5
30.6 2

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Imrul Kayes. Cut away square through point. A brace results from it.

30.5 1

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mahmudullah. The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single.

30.5 wd

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mahmudullah. Wide! Spinning down the leg side, Mahmudullah looks to flick but misses. Wide called.

30.4 1

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Imrul Kayes. Hit down to long on and Imrul gets to the other end.

30.3 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Imrul Kayes. Stays back to this one coming in and keeps it out rather comfortably.

30.2 2

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Imrul Kayes. Short again, outside off from around the wicket, cracked towards sweeper cover. The fielder in the deep does well to cut it off and keeps the batsmen to just two runs.

30.1 1

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mahmudullah. No spin whatsoever on this as Mujeeb bowls it shorter outside off, Mahmudullah punches it through covers after backing away and gets a single for it.

End of Over : 30 3 Runs BAN: 126/5
29.6 0

Aftab Alam to Imrul Kayes. Fires in the yorker, it's in line of the stumps, the southpaw does well to jam it out.

The slip is moved out now.

29.5 0

Aftab Alam to Imrul Kayes. Angling back in on middle stump, Imrul once more moves inside the line and works it on the leg side. Once he played it, he realizes he missed out. Could have lifted it over the infield.

29.4 0

Aftab Alam to Imrul Kayes. Taps this down in front of covers but won't get any run for it.

29.3 0

Aftab Alam to Imrul Kayes. Switches the angle to around the wicket and bowls a length ball on off, Kayes moves inside the line and wrists it to short mid-wicket.

There's a slip in place now.

29.2 1

Aftab Alam to Mahmudullah. On the shorter side of things, outside off, it's placed through the same region again, just a single this time.

29.1 2

Aftab Alam to Mahmudullah. Short of a good length outside off, Mahmudullah hangs back and punches it nicely through the gap in the covers for a couple of runs.

Aftab Alam is back.

End of Over : 29 6 Runs BAN: 123/5
28.6 1

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mahmudullah. Shortish outside off, played to point. A single is collected. Nice partnership building between these two. Worth 36 now.

28.5 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mahmudullah. Coming in on middle and leg, it goes off the thigh pad of the batsman who tries to flick it away.

28.4 1

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Imrul Kayes. Back of a length outside off, punched off the back foot down to long on for a single.

28.3 2

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Imrul Kayes. Good effort from Rahmat Shah in the deep. Imrul Kayes hits this through the big gap in the covers. It seems the ball will cross the rope but Rahmat Shah out in the deep covers a lot of ground to his left and makes a good diving stop. Keeps the batsmen down to two.

28.2 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Imrul Kayes. From around the wicket, it's darted around off, blocked back down the track with ease.

28.1 2

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Imrul Kayes. Quick through the air, straighter in line, Kayes works it towards backward square leg. Nabi there moves to his left, tries to take it with one hand but is sloppy with the effort and lets it through. Conceded two as a result.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman is called back on.

End of Over : 28 9 Runs BAN: 117/5
27.6 4

Samiullah Shenwari to Mahmudullah. FOUR! A half-tracker from Shenwari and it's put away. Mahmudullah shifts his weight onto the back foot and pulls it aerially wide of the deep mid-wicket fielder for a boundary.

27.5 2

Samiullah Shenwari to Mahmudullah. Punched off the backfoot by Mahmudullah through the covers. Two runs added to the total.

27.4 1

Samiullah Shenwari to Imrul Kayes. Some good flight on this occasion, full on middle and leg, clipped through square leg for a single.

27.3 1

Samiullah Shenwari to Mahmudullah. Mahmudullah plays the same shot, but with more power. Muscles it to deep mid-wicket for one more.

27.2 1

Samiullah Shenwari to Imrul Kayes. Short again, spinning in, Kayes helps the pull through to deep mid-wicket for a single.

27.1 0

Samiullah Shenwari to Imrul Kayes. Flat and quick on the stumps, flicked down in front of short mid-wicket.

Samiullah Shenwari on to roll his arm over.

End of Over : 27 4 Runs BAN: 108/5
26.6 0

Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah. Quick and flat and short outside off, a solid punch is offered straight to the man at cover.

26.5 1

Rashid Khan to Imrul Kayes. Knocked down to long on and one more run is added to the total.

26.4 1

Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah. Back to over the wicket, the googly on a shorter length, Mahmudullah backs away and punches it to cover-point. The fielder from point moves to his right and the batsmen take a single.

26.3 1

Rashid Khan to Imrul Kayes. Rashid comes around the wicke to the left-hander and bowls a quicker one full outside off. Kayes forces it square through point and changes ends.

26.2 1

Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah. Down the ground this time, it's knocked down to long off for a run.

26.1 0

Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah. Takes a big stride forward and pushes it to covers.

End of Over : 26 8 Runs BAN: 104/5
25.6 2

Gulbadin Naib to Imrul Kayes. The left-hander goes square, flicks it through square leg for a couple. Better over for Bangladesh, 8 runs from it.

25.5 0

Gulbadin Naib to Imrul Kayes. Could have been another run out. The Tigers look nervy out in the middle. Kayes works this on the leg side and initially calls for the run. Though this time, he sends his partner back in time. No harm done.

25.4 0

Gulbadin Naib to Imrul Kayes. In the off stump channel from around the wicket, firmly blocked in front of cover.

25.3 1

Gulbadin Naib to Mahmudullah. Outside the line of off stump again, punched wide of point for a run.

25.2 4

Gulbadin Naib to Mahmudullah. FOUR! A boundary after almost 5 overs for Bangladesh. Just shows the dominance of the Afghans. They need more of these. Length ball with width offered outside off, Mahmudullah fiercely cuts this behind point and finds the fence.

25.1 1

Gulbadin Naib to Imrul Kayes. Fullish in length, straighter in line, Kayes works it through square leg for a single.

Gulbadin Naib is back.

End of Over : 25 1 Runs BAN: 96/5
24.6 0

Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah. Another dot. Tight over from the leggie. Brings out the googly this time but Mahmudullah picks it up. Goes back and forces it away on the off side.

24.5 0

Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah. Short, flat and outside off, dabbed with an open face to point.

24.4 0

Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah. Plays this with the spin and pushes it to the cover region for nothing.

24.3 0

Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah. Keeps it full, a lot of air and close to off, it's blocked out off the front foot.

24.2 0

Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah. Spinning away from outside off, Mahmudullah plays it from the outer half towards point.

24.1 1

Rashid Khan to Imrul Kayes. Landing on a driving length, Kayes plants his front foot forward and flicks it through to deep mid-wicket for a run.

End of Over : 24 2 Runs BAN: 95/5
23.6 1

Mohammad Nabi to Imrul Kayes. Imrul comes forward to this loopy delivery and eases it down to long off. One run to end the over.

23.5 0

Mohammad Nabi to Imrul Kayes. Stays right behind the line and blocks it out.

23.4 0

Mohammad Nabi to Imrul Kayes. Some air on this occasion from Nabi, full in length, defended gently beside the track on the off side.

23.3 0

Mohammad Nabi to Imrul Kayes. Once again, Kayes makes a defensive push in the bowler's direction.

23.2 0

Mohammad Nabi to Imrul Kayes. Nice and straight from Nabi, it's played back to the bowler easily.

23.1 1

Mohammad Nabi to Mahmudullah. Floats this up on the stumps, worked wide of short fine leg for one run.

End of Over : 23 2 Runs BAN: 93/5
22.6 0

Rashid Khan to Imrul Kayes. Loopy and full, attacking the stumps, met with the full face of the bat.

22.5 0

Rashid Khan to Imrul Kayes. Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

22.4 0

Rashid Khan to Imrul Kayes. Kayes plays that off the front foot and blocks it well.

22.3 1

Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah. Quick and flat outside off, punched off the back foot square through point for a single.

22.2 1

Rashid Khan to Imrul Kayes. Short and turning in, on the stumps, pulled away along the carpet in front of square leg for a single.

22.1 0

Rashid Khan to Imrul Kayes. Some turn inwards, on middle and leg, blocked down on the leg side.

End of Over : 22 4 Runs BAN: 91/5
21.6 2

Mohammad Nabi to Mahmudullah. Short again, it's smacked off the back foot through the covers for a couple of runs.

21.5 0

Mohammad Nabi to Mahmudullah. Shorter in length and spinning in around off, Mahmudullah camps back and defends it right under his nose.

21.4 0

Mohammad Nabi to Mahmudullah. Uses his feet to step out and blocks this one down.

21.3 1

Mohammad Nabi to Imrul Kayes. The batsman has driven it through mid on. One run added to the total.

21.2 0

Mohammad Nabi to Imrul Kayes. Works it off his pads into the leg side but for no run.

21.1 1

Mohammad Nabi to Mahmudullah. Slanting across outside off, full in length, pushed by coming forward to point for one. Straightaway gets off the mark.

End of Over : 21 5 Runs BAN: 87/5
20.6 0

Rashid Khan to Imrul Kayes. The wrong 'un outside off, dabbed to point to end another successful over from Rashid.

Mahmudullah walks into the middle now. Bangladesh in big trouble.

20.5 W

Rashid Khan to Imrul Kayes. OUT! Rahim is out of here! This is a big, big wicket for the Afghans. Kayes works this in front of square leg and calls for the run. Mushfiqur is halfway down the track and at this point, Imrul sends his back. Nabi gets to the ball and throws it to Rashid. The bowler collects, runs back and takes the bails off. Rahim is well out of the crease, but the issue remains whether he took the bails off with his leg first. Replays roll in as the umpire refers it upstairs and they show that all is fine. No problem with the run out. Rahim makes the long walk back with his head dropped down.

Well what's happening here? Total mayhem. Rahim has been run out, but has Rashid fallen on the stumps before taking the bails off? Only thing that could save him there. Let's see now...

20.4 0

Rashid Khan to Imrul Kayes. Hangs back to this one and keeps it out with the full face of the bat.

20.3 4

Rashid Khan to Imrul Kayes. FOUR! Just uses the pace and a misfield from the man at short fine leg helps his cause. Turning in on the pads, Kayes works it fine down the leg side. The fielder moves to his left, tumbles but can't stop the ball. A boundary results. With this, Kayes completes 2000 runs in ODI cricket.

20.2 1

Rashid Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim. Spinning away from around off, pushed into the covers for a single.

20.1 0

Rashid Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim. The googly from Rashid, on middle and leg, worked away towards square leg. Dot ball.

End of Over : 20 1 Runs BAN: 82/4
19.6 0

Mohammad Nabi to Imrul Kayes. Short and flat from Nabi, Kayes guards it out safely off the back foot.

19.5 0

Mohammad Nabi to Imrul Kayes. Another one turned away on the leg side. No run taken.

19.4 0

Mohammad Nabi to Imrul Kayes. Drifting in on leg, Kayes clips it off his pads fine down the leg side for a single.

19.3 0

Mohammad Nabi to Imrul Kayes. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

19.2 0

Mohammad Nabi to Imrul Kayes. Doesn't spin much, but it's slower through the air around off, Kayes meets it with the full face of the bat.

19.1 1

Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim. Quicker delivery on the stumps, worked through mid-wicket for a single.

Imrul Kayes is the new man in.

End of Over : 19 5 Runs BAN: 81/4
18.6 W

Rashid Khan to Shakib Al Hasan. OUT! THIS IS SUICIDE! Shakib Al Hasan had come at No 5, instead of walking out at the fall of the first wicket, as he wanted to play Rashid Khan himself and negate his threat. But his plan has failed miserably as he is run out on just his second ball. Bangladesh now in deep deep trouble. Not good cricket there by the experienced all-rounder. Going back to the ball, it is a googly on his pads, the southpaw flicks it to mid-wicket and just takes off. Mushfiqur sees no run there and asks Shakib to go back. Shakib slips as he looks to turn and get back. Shenwari, the fielder there, picks it up and fires in a one bounce throw at the striker's end which hits the target bang-on and they start the wild celebrations. They have got the big fish.

18.5 0

Rashid Khan to Shakib Al Hasan. The batsman defends it from within the crease.

Shakib Al Hasan is the new batsman in for Bangladesh. He usually comes in at number 3 for his side, but this time has come down the order so that he can deal with Afghanistan's biggest weapon, Rashid Khan.

18.4 W

Rashid Khan to Liton Das. OUT! Some classic cricket on the previous delivery and some irresponsible cricket on the next. This is full and on the off stump, ripping away late, it has an inward drift. He goes down looking to sweep, a risky shot against this bowler because of his pace. Gets a top edge on it and Insanullah in the slip region settles under it and takes it with a couple of steps to his right. That is a very sad ending to a promising innings.

18.3 4

Rashid Khan to Liton Das. FOUR! Class! That is so elegant and classic from Das. Rashid tosses this one up and keeps it on off. Das, ever so gently, plays a lofted extra cover drive. The timing is exquisite and placement is even better as the ball races through for a boundary. That's how you play Rashid Khan.

18.2 1

Rashid Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim. A bit shorter this from Rashid and this allows Rahim to rock back and punch it into the gap at cover-point and goes to the other end.

18.1 0

Rashid Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim. A flatter and fuller one to start, Rahim plays it into mid-wicket.

Rashid Khan, Bangladesh's biggest threat, comes into the attack.

End of Over : 18 4 Runs BAN: 76/2
17.6 1

Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim. Nabi keeps a bit shorter around off, Rahim goes back and across to work it into the square leg region and gets one.

17.5 1

Mohammad Nabi to Liton Das. Das tucks this full delivery into mid-wicket to get a run.

17.4 1

Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim. A short delivery which has been pulled away by Rahim for a single.

17.3 0

Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim. Similar ball to the previous one, Rahim tries to cut but misses.

17.2 0

Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim. A bit shorter and quicker outside off, Rahim tries to play it late towards the third man region but hits it straight to the man at short third man.

17.1 1

Mohammad Nabi to Liton Das. Tossed up on off, flicked into the mid-wicket region for a single.

Drinks. Afghanistan did well to get two early wickets and force the Bangladesh batsmen on the back foot. But the pair of Liton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim have steadied their ship. They will want to continue further and go deeper into their innings. Afghanistan will look to break this stand as early as possible.

End of Over : 17 11 Runs BAN: 72/2
16.6 0

Aftab Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim. A bit shorter this on off, cut to point.

16.5 6

Aftab Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim. SIX! A maximum this time. Alam again bangs it in short and gets the ball rising onto Rahim, Rahim stays back and goes for the pull shot and gets a top edge. The ball flies down towards fine leg and the pace on it has taken the ball sailing over the ropes to bring up the first biggie of the innings. The 50 stand also comes up.

16.4 4

Aftab Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim. FOUR! Rahim gives the charge, sees the ball banged in short but still goes for the pull. The front foot forehand swat goes through the mid-wicket region racing through and across the ropes in a flash. Rahim has had enough of it, it seems.

16.3 0

Aftab Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim. Length ball driven back to the bowler.

16.2 1

Aftab Alam to Liton Das. Marginally shorter of good length around off, Das taps it into the point region to get a quick single.

16.1 0

Aftab Alam to Liton Das. Bouncer! Das ducks under the bouncer at the last moment.

Aftab Alam returns to the attack.

End of Over : 16 6 Runs BAN: 61/2
15.6 2

Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim. Rahim improvises as he opens his stance completely, covers the stumps and tries to go for the scoop shot and gets the ball behind over the keeper's head. He paddle-scoops it for a brace to end the over.

15.5 1

Mohammad Nabi to Liton Das. Fuller one is flicked into the mid-wicket region to pick up another single.

15.4 2

Mohammad Nabi to Liton Das. Das goes down and paddles this full ball on middle, gets a fine touch on it and the ball races towards the fine leg boundary and the batsmen come back for a brace.

15.3 1

Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim. A bit fuller this one on middle and off, Rahim plants his front foot across and works this one through mid-wicket for a single.

15.2 0

Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim. Nabi from around the wicket keeps it in line with the stumps, Rahim comes forward and blocks it out with soft hands.

15.1 0

Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim. Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

End of Over : 15 1 Runs BAN: 55/2
14.6 1

Gulbadin Naib to Mushfiqur Rahim. Fires this on his pads, Rahim turns it into the square leg region for a single.

14.5 0

Gulbadin Naib to Mushfiqur Rahim. Good bowling this by Naib, he's not drifting from his line or length and Rahim has to block it out off the back foot this time.

14.4 0

Gulbadin Naib to Mushfiqur Rahim. The batsman has played it to the point region.

14.3 0

Gulbadin Naib to Mushfiqur Rahim. Naib again bowls this on a length outside off, it's the leg cutter this time, Rahim looks to steer it down to third man by opening the bat face but gets beaten by the slower pace and Shahzad does the rest behind.

14.2 0

Gulbadin Naib to Mushfiqur Rahim. Good ball by Naib as he keeps this in the corridor of uncertainty, Rahim defends off the front foot.

14.1 0

Gulbadin Naib to Mushfiqur Rahim. Rahim has missed out on a scoring opportunity. Naib lands this short and wide of off, it's there to be cut and Rahim does exactly that, but again he has found the fielder at point.

End of Over : 14 6 Runs BAN: 54/2
13.6 1

Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim. Rahim goes down for the sweep, connects it well but the ball goes straight to the fielder at deep square leg. He keeps strike.

13.5 0

Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim. The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.

13.4 2

Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim. Nabi drops it short, Rahim goes back and cuts it past point, gets a brace as the timing is not perfect.

13.3 1

Mohammad Nabi to Liton Das. Tossed up ball around middle and off, flicked again to mid-wicket for a single.

13.2 1

Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim. A bit straighter this one, angling into the batsman, Rahim flicks it into the square leg region for a single.

13.1 1

Mohammad Nabi to Liton Das. Tossed up on off, driven softly to mid on to get a single.

Mohammad Nabi is brought on into the attack.

End of Over : 13 8 Runs BAN: 48/2
12.6 1

Gulbadin Naib to Liton Das. Fraction straight in line, worked off the pads on the leg side for a run.

12.5 1

Gulbadin Naib to Mushfiqur Rahim. Good delivery. Angles in first before shaping away off the seam. Rahim closes the face a little early and hence it goes off the leading edge down to third man. The batsmen take one.

12.4 1

Gulbadin Naib to Liton Das. Outside off on a good length, dabbed to point from within the crease. A single is taken.

12.4 wd

Gulbadin Naib to Liton Das. Wide! Banged in short but it's too short, wide called by the umpire.

12.3 0

Gulbadin Naib to Liton Das. Just ahead of a length, around off, kept out off the front foot.

12.2 4

Gulbadin Naib to Liton Das. FOUR! Wonderful aggression from Liton Das. Stays positive and gives the charge to this length ball. Lifts it cleanly over mid off and the ball seemingly hits the rope. The umpire isn't sure, it looks like a maximum to the naked eye, but it's taken upstairs. Replays show that it bounced just before crashing into it. So a boundary is signalled.

12.1 0

Gulbadin Naib to Liton Das. Good length ball close to off, blocked from within the crease.

End of Over : 12 1 Runs BAN: 40/2
11.6 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mushfiqur Rahim. Full and straight, flicked to mid-wicket.

11.5 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mushfiqur Rahim. Dropped! Will this be the turning point? Rahim looks to play at this fuller length ball around off, he tentatively pokes his bat in front of his pads to block this one but the ball spins away ever so slightly and takes the outside edge which flies to first slip off Shahzad's pads. Janat moves swiftly to his left, gets his hands to it but cannot hold onto it. The ball drops down onto the ground and Mushfiqur Rahim survives.

11.4 1

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Liton Das. Slower and fuller ball on off is flicked into the mid-wicket region and the batsmen run a single.

11.3 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Liton Das. Hangs back this time and blocks it well.

11.2 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Liton Das. The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

11.1 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Liton Das. Big appeal for LBW turned down, hit outside the line of off stump this. Mujeeb continues with his tight line and length around off, Das comes forward to work it away into the leg side. The ball lands and nips in prodigiously to hit Rahim on his pads. The Afghans go up in an appeal but are negated by the umpire. This wily spinner continues to impress.

End of Over : 11 5 Runs BAN: 39/2
10.6 0

Gulbadin Naib to Mushfiqur Rahim. Fuller again around off, goes back and pushes it to point.

10.5 0

Gulbadin Naib to Mushfiqur Rahim. A bit slower and shorter in length, tapped into the point region.

10.4 0

Gulbadin Naib to Mushfiqur Rahim. Length ball on off is kept out safely off the front foot.

10.3 0

Gulbadin Naib to Mushfiqur Rahim. Rahim has played this to the mid-wicket region.

10.2 4

Gulbadin Naib to Mushfiqur Rahim. FOUR! That's 5000 ODI runs for Rahim, the third Bangladeshi to get to that mark after Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan. Rahim takes on the short ball as he swivels and looks to pull. He gets a top edge though and it goes over the keeper's head to bring Rahim's first boundary. He's up and running.

10.1 1

Gulbadin Naib to Liton Das. Opens the bat face and guides it towards third man to get off strike on the very first ball of the over.

Powerplay 2 has been signaled. Now a maximum of 4 fielders will be allowed outside the ring till the 40th over.

End of Over : 10 2 Runs BAN: 34/2
9.6 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mushfiqur Rahim. Mujeeb is just not giving anything away here as he keeps it fuller around off. The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

9.5 1

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Liton Das. Tossed up around off, kept out safely off the front foot.

9.4 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Liton Das. Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

9.3 1

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mushfiqur Rahim. Fuller and straighter, worked into square leg for a single.

9.2 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mushfiqur Rahim. NOT OUT! Well bowled, Mujeeb. Totally bamboozling the batsmen is this mystery spinner. He keeps it full around off, Rahim tries to drive it through the off side but gets beaten as the ball turns away. Shahzad whips the bails off and appeals which is taken upstairs by the square leg umpire. Replays roll in and show that the batsman was comfortably in.

A stumping referral against Mushfiqur Rahim is taken upstairs.

9.1 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mushfiqur Rahim. The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

End of Over : 9 7 Runs BAN: 32/2
8.6 4

Gulbadin Naib to Liton Das. FOUR! Super shot! Das sees the full length and a bit of width on this, he leans across and creams his drive through covers. His placement and timing are supreme which get a boundary and the first one of the innings.

8.5 1

Gulbadin Naib to Mushfiqur Rahim. Smart batting again by the experienced Rahim as he goes on the back foot to this back of a length ball around off and taps it into the point region to get a single.

8.4 0

Gulbadin Naib to Mushfiqur Rahim. Full length ball on off is driven to mid off.

8.3 1

Gulbadin Naib to Liton Das. This time he does well by opening the face a bit and steers it to third man to cross over and change strike.

8.2 0

Gulbadin Naib to Liton Das. Played to the point region by Das for no run.

8.1 1

Gulbadin Naib to Mushfiqur Rahim. Poor cricket all-round. Naib starts off with a short and wide delivery, Rahim cuts it well but straight to extra cover who misfields it and concedes the run. They need to buck up here.

Gulbadin Naib comes on to bowl.

End of Over : 8 2 Runs BAN: 25/2
7.6 1

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mushfiqur Rahim. Nicely driven to long on to retain the strike. Mujeeb gives just two again and is building some good pressure.

7.5 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mushfiqur Rahim. Rahim goes down and sweeps it nicely but straight to the man at square leg.

7.4 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mushfiqur Rahim. A bit shorter this, is flicked to mid-wicket.

7.3 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mushfiqur Rahim. Slightly slower around off, pushed to covers.

7.2 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mushfiqur Rahim. Tossed up on middle, kept away off the back foot.

7.1 1

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Liton Das. Tossed up ball on middle, turned away into mid-wicket to get a run.

End of Over : 7 5 Runs BAN: 23/2
6.6 0

Aftab Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim. Fuller on off, driven to cover.

6.5 1

Aftab Alam to Liton Das. Fuller ball on middle is driven politely to mid on and Liton gets another single.

6.4 1

Aftab Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim. Soft hands were the key there as Rahim waits for the inward shaping length delivery on middle and off to come near him and tucks it into the square leg region to pick up a good single to get off the mark.

6.3 1

Aftab Alam to Liton Das. Smart batting as he steers this to third man to get off strike.

6.2 2

Aftab Alam to Liton Das. A fuller one this and a bit wide wide of off, Liton throws his bat at it and square drives it past the right of point to get another two.

6.1 0

Aftab Alam to Liton Das. A bit shorter in length, looks to tap it on the off side but gets an inside edge down to short fine leg.

End of Over : 6 2 Runs BAN: 18/2
5.6 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mushfiqur Rahim. Uses the angle to work it away on the leg side, but straight to the fielder. Another successful over for Afghanistan.

5.5 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mushfiqur Rahim. Comes half-forward on this occasion and presents a defensive bat in response.

5.4 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mushfiqur Rahim. Angling in on a shorter length on off, Rahim stays deep inside the crease and keeps it out off the back foot.

Mushfiqur Rahim to bat next. He walks in with Bangladesh in a spot of bother. Will have to play a big knock again.

5.3 W

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mohammad Mithun. OUT! That's dead plumb. No chance for Mithun to survive that from any angle. Two wickets in quick succession for Afghanistan. They're on a roll here. Coming in sharply from around off, like a medium pacer's delivery. Mithun looks to defend but gets caught on the front pad. Big appeal and the finger quickly goes up. The batsman didn't even think of taking the DRS, it was that obvious.

5.2 1

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Liton Das. Full and in line of the stumps, driven towards mid on for a quick single.

5.1 1

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mohammad Mithun. Quicker one around off, it goes off the outer half on the off side and the batsmen take a single.

Mohammad Mithun is the new batsman in.

End of Over : 5 3 Runs BAN: 16/1
4.6 W

Aftab Alam to Nazmul Hossain Shanto. OUT! Good tight bowling from the other end has resulted in Shanto going for a non-existent shot against Alam and that has brought about his downfall. Alam keeps it fractionally short in line of the stumps and angles it across Hossain. Shanto looks to swing it wildly over the mid-wicket region, he loses his balance and ends up top edging it straight up in the air towards point where Rahmat Shah pouches it safely. First blood drawn by Afghanistan.

4.5 1

Aftab Alam to Liton Das. Das will be kicking himself for not punishing that full toss, Alam misses his length completely and ends up dishing out a knee high full toss angling into Das, Liton tries to swat that into the square leg region, tries to hit it a bit too hard and mistimes it to get just a single.

4.4 0

Aftab Alam to Liton Das. Driven through the covers, no chance of a run.

4.3 1

Aftab Alam to Nazmul Hossain Shanto. A fuller one this, is driven crisply to the right of mid off for a single.

4.2 0

Aftab Alam to Nazmul Hossain Shanto. Good intent shown by Shanto as he charges out and flicks a length ball towards mid-wicket but finds the fielder.

4.1 1

Aftab Alam to Liton Das. A bit shorter in length allows Das to wait that bit more and tap it into the point region to get off strike.

End of Over : 4 1 Runs BAN: 13/0
3.6 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Nazmul Hossain Shanto. Again a bit full and on off, driven to mid off to end a good over by Mujeeb.

3.5 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Nazmul Hossain Shanto. Full on off, defended off the front foot.

3.4 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Nazmul Hossain Shanto. Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. Good tight bowling by Mujeeb so far.

3.3 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Nazmul Hossain Shanto. Well bowled as he keeps it full on middle and off, Shanto does well to come forward and keep it out.

3.2 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Nazmul Hossain Shanto. Fuller around off, Shanto has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

3.1 1

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Liton Das. Slower and bit shorter, pushed towards mid off and gets one.

End of Over : 3 3 Runs BAN: 12/0
2.6 0

Aftab Alam to Nazmul Hossain Shanto. Good delivery to end the over as he keeps it in the corridor around off and Shanto defends it off the front foot.

2.5 0

Aftab Alam to Nazmul Hossain Shanto. Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

2.4 1

Aftab Alam to Liton Das. A good length ball on off, angling into the batsmen, he taps it into the cover region for a single.

2.3 2

Aftab Alam to Liton Das. Walks down the track, very Hayden-esque, and flicks this short of a length delivery shaping into him over the mid-wicket region. The timing is not the best as the pair complete another brace.

2.2 0

Aftab Alam to Liton Das. A bit fuller and wide of off, Das decides to watchfully let it go.

2.1 0

Aftab Alam to Liton Das. Das has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

End of Over : 2 5 Runs BAN: 9/0
1.6 2

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Nazmul Hossain Shanto. Shanto does well to skip down the track and convert that into a low full toss, he drives it between the bowler and mid on and gets a brace to end the over.

1.5 1

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Liton Das. First attacking shot against the mystery spinner as Das goes down on one knee and sweeps this hard but uppishly towards deep square leg. It goes to the fielder on the bounce and batsmen cross for a single.

1.4 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Liton Das. Tossed up, Das played that off the front foot and into the ground.

1.3 1

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Nazmul Hossain Shanto. Fuller this time on off, comes on the front foot and drives it into the gap through covers to pick up a run.

1.2 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Nazmul Hossain Shanto. Tossed up around off, pushed to covers.

1.1 1

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Liton Das. Starts with one which drifts into the batsman, Das flicks it into the square leg region and gets a single.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.

End of Over : 1 4 Runs BAN: 4/0
0.6 2

Aftab Alam to Nazmul Hossain Shanto. Nicely done. On the pads again, tucked behind square on the leg side and the batsmen rush to come back for the second. Good running.

0.5 0

Aftab Alam to Nazmul Hossain Shanto. A bit of a muted appeal but it's turned down, rightly so too, that pitched outside leg. Length ball which raps the southpaw high on the pads. He looks to flick but misses.

0.4 0

Aftab Alam to Nazmul Hossain Shanto. Moving away from the batsman from around off, a hint of extra bounce on that occasion. Shanto plays it off the outer half square on the off side.

0.3 0

Aftab Alam to Nazmul Hossain Shanto. Length delivery on middle and leg, defended solidly to the left of the bowler.

0.2 0

Aftab Alam to Nazmul Hossain Shanto. Shaping back in on middle and leg, on a good length, Shanto works it down gently in front of mid-wicket.

0.1 1

Aftab Alam to Liton Das. First runs of the afternoon. Liton Das reaches out to this length delivery outside off and runs it down to third man for a single.

0.1 wd

Aftab Alam to Liton Das. Wide! False start for Aftab. Hurls it way wide outside off, Das doesn't have anything to do with that. It's across the tramline and that's a wide.

We are done and dusted with the national anthems of both teams and ready to begin proceedings. Out come the Bangladesh openers, Liton Das and Nazmul Hossain Shanto, walk out to the middle. Afghanistan spread out across the field after a last-minute pep talk from their skipper. It's a hot day, and Aftab Alam will be taking the new ball first up. He has a slip in place. Here we go...

Afghanistan captain, Asghar Afghan says they also wanted to bat first. Informs that they have made one change as Samiullah Shenwari comes in place of Najibullah Zadran. Adds further that their team has rested and recovered well yesterday to get over the fatigue after playing back-to-back matches. Admits that their last match was tough and hence a bit tiring. Feels that today's game is also important and it was essential for them to get back to full fitness and give their best performance. Ends by saying that, now a days, Afghanistan team does not hope of just playing cricket but now they want to win matches as well.

Bangladesh captain, Mashrafe Mortaza says they have made two changes, an extra spinner (Nazmul Islam making his debut) and Imrul Kayes come in. Adds further that in order to tackle the world class Afghan spinners their batters will have to play with confidence and back their technique. States that they will look to get a good start first and then will want to carry on from there. Reckons that it is important to drink lots of fluids and keep oneself hydrated in such hot conditions. Ends by saying that their team has recovered well in the rest they got yesterday and now is eager to give it its best shot.

TOSS - The coin is flipped, Mortaza calls it right and Bangladesh elect to bat.

Hola, everyone, and welcome to the coverage of Match No. 4 of the Super Four stage between the passionate Bangladesh and the ever energetic Afghanistan. Having lost their first match of this stage against the tournament favorites, both teams will be keen on getting a win under their belt and keep their hopes of reaching the final alive. Also, even though they lost their last match, Afghanistan have a balanced side. However, Bangladesh's batting woes will haunt them as they will be missing their star opener, Tamim Iqbal and their batting in general seems to be struggling in the tournament. With the intensity and exuberance with which these two teams play, we definitely have an exciting contest on our hands. Also, another factor to watch out for is how the Tigers handle the world class Afghan spinners. Let's see who roars louder and manages to go one step ahead.

End of Over : 50.0 AFG: 246/7

Bangladesh win and keep themselves in the hunt. A good showing with the ball in the death, along with some fine batting from the middle order puts them in a virtual semi-final when they face Pakistan in a few days. Also, another Afghanistan game, another thrilling contest. It's been a roller coaster ride for them in this tournament, but there's still one more game to go. This team has taken great strides forward in its progress, so they'd like to cap it off with a win. They face India on Tuesday in Dubai at 1530 local (1130 GMT). Do join in for it. Till then, cheers!

Man of the Match, Mahmudullah says that the weather was hot and he was feeling a bit tired while he was batting. Adds further that they did well at the end to keep their nerves and eventually win it. Credits Mustafizur for how he finished the last over even after his cramps and calf strain. Reckons that Afghanistan have some good hitters but feels his bowlers did a really good job to win it for them today. States that he always feels happy to contribute for his team. Admits that Imrul Kayes and himself had a good partnership in the first innings when Bangladesh were in a spot of bother. Ends by saying that they will need to bring their A game out on the 26th if they are to have any chance of beating Pakistan as they are playing some good cricket.

Mashrafe Mortaza, the Bangladesh captain says, end of the match must was like a magician. We could no9t score 8-9 runs, but this time we defended. Shakib bowled really well in the death, Must focus was to look for wicket and stop run flow. Mahmudullah and Kayes played really well on this slow and sticky pitch not the best for batting, they played well to get that total. Must was running a bit slow and bowled cutter as he was not able to bowl the yorkers because of his calf strain,. This win will instill confidence and we hope to take it ahead in the tournament.

Afghanistan captain, Asghar Afghan thanks the almighty first. He then congratulates the Bangladesh team and states that they played well. Admits that to make 8 runs off the last 6 balls was not difficult. Feels that Gulbadin Naib was their main batsman who could have taken them across the line in the last over but sadly he failed to do so. Also feels that Mustafizur Rahman is a very good bowler with lots of variations and he bowled really well in the death overs. Mentions that during the middle overs they were progressing well and on course while executing their plans. Adds further that they had enough wickets at the end and that was the initial plan. Reckons that if their batsmen had taken singles and doubles instead of looking for the big shots in the final over, they would have got over the line. Also says that chasing a total of 250 is not very difficult on this ground and feels they should have got the job done. Ends by saying that they have learnt a lot by playing against full member teams.

Bangladesh were good with the ball for the most part. Started well, were frugal but just lost it a bit towards the end when Nabi decided to take the attack to them, but a phenomenal last over from Mustafizur ensured they got maximum points from this game. Mortaza was good in his second spell when he came back on, the rest were decent, but Mustafizur was sensational. A lot of the credit for the win goes to him. Earlier in the day, Bangladesh got close to 250 on the back of a century stand between Mahmudullah and Kayes, with both of them scoring a fifty each. It eventually proved enough for their opposition.

Chasing a target of 250, Afghanistan didn't get off to the best of starts losing two early wickets. Post that, the Bangla bowlers kept applying the pressure and kept the run flow very much in check. There were two good partnerships in the middle, one between Shahzad and Shahidi and the next between Shahidi and Asghar, but the former went at a slow rate and that hampered things quite a lot. Still, despite that, some big hitting towards the end from Nabi saw his team come close, but it wasn't to be.

Death bowling at its best. The left-armer Rahman shows once again why he's one of the best in the business. Afghanistan came close, but just couldn't get themselves over the line. For the neutral, it made for some excellent viewing. One to remember for a good while.

49.6 0

Mustafizur Rahman to Samiullah Shenwari. And that's it! BANGLADESH WIN BY 3 RUNS! What an over from Mustafizur Rahman. Still so young but has so much experience already and he's shown that here tonight. Superb stuff. He angles it across the batsman on a back of a length, Shenwari goes for the big pull. Misses the ball and the bat slips out of his hands as well.

49.5 1

Mustafizur Rahman to Gulbadin Naib. Another leg bye. 4 needed to win now for Afghanistan. If the heat in Abu Dhabi wasn't enough, this game just brought a whole lot more with it. The left-armer lands a length ball on the stumps, Naib moves across his sticks to scoop it over the keeper's head but it goes off his pads towards short fine leg and the batsmen cross over.

49.4 0

Mustafizur Rahman to Gulbadin Naib. Beaten! Length delivery hurled across, Naib swings and misses.

49.3 1

Mustafizur Rahman to Samiullah Shenwari. Everyone is appealing for a catch but the umpire signals a leg bye. Interesting. Length ball around leg, the cutter, Shenwari looks to clear short fine leg but apparently misses and the ball lobs towards the same position. Mortaza takes the catch and all appeal, but in vain. A leg bye is taken.

Gulbadin Naib will be the new man in.

49.2 W

Mustafizur Rahman to Rashid Khan. OUT! Rashid doesn't last very long! Mustafizur cramps Khan for room seeing him back away. Bangs it short and the batsman looks to swing across the line. Gets it off the top half and it pops back to the bowler who gobbles it up. Still 6 in 4. Still some batting left for Afghanistan. The game, still very much in the balance.

49.1 2

Mustafizur Rahman to Rashid Khan. Superbly placed. Length delivery around off, Khan backs away and slaps it past the diving extra cover fielder. That instantly means an extra run and the batsmen take two as the sweeper mops it up.

End of Over : 49 11 Runs AFG: 242/6
48.6 1

Shakib Al Hasan to Rashid Khan. High full toss on the stumps and Rashid misses out. He slaps it over covers and the batsmen just take the one. Khan wanted the second but his partner refused. 8 off the final over to win for Afghanistan.

48.5 2

Shakib Al Hasan to Rashid Khan. Played to the point region by the batsman. Two runs added to the total.

48.4 1

Shakib Al Hasan to Samiullah Shenwari. Fuller around leg, Shenwari swings and it goes off the back of the bat past the keeper down the leg side. A single is collected.

Rashid Khan in next.

48.3 W

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Nabi. OUT! Gone next ball! What's going to happen here? Nobody can tell. Can go either way. Nabi takes it on the full and looks to clear wide long off. Doesn't get enough elevation on it and it flies towards Shanto there. He moves to his left and takes a good diving catch. Nabi departs, but he's brought his team in a good position.

48.2 6

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Nabi. SIX! Take a bow, Mohammad Nabi. Doing it for his team and taking it home. Beautiful. Shakib floats it up and Nabi gives the charge. Connects sweetly and sends it sailing deep into the long off stands for a biggie.

48.1 1

Shakib Al Hasan to Samiullah Shenwari. Good running. Samiullah works it down in front of mid-wicket and within no time calls for the run. Both batsmen take off and complete the run.

Shakib Al Hasan will bowl the penultimate over.

End of Over : 48 12 Runs AFG: 231/5
47.6 4

Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Nabi. FOUR! Fine placement from Nabi. Poor line from the Fizz, spills a length delivery on the pads, Nabi works it nicely past short fine leg for a boundary. 19 off 12 now.

47.5 2

Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Nabi. Flicked away on the leg side for a couple of runs.

47.4 0

Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Nabi. Another appeal, but shut down for the same reason as the previous delivery. It pitched outside leg. It lands and raps Shenwari on the pads. Correct call by the umpire.

47.3 1

Mustafizur Rahman to Samiullah Shenwari. Not out! Shenwari survives. Mustafizur bowls the cutter on a fullish length and it raps Samiullah on the pads who for some strange reason gets low to sweep it away. Big appeal and the umpire doesn't bother with it as the batsmen cross over. Bangladesh contemplate and eventually take the DRS. Replays show that the ball pitched outside the line of leg stump. Also, there was a slight glove on it. So a run taken as well.

Review taken. It's for an lbw decision against Samiullah Shenwari. The ball seemingly has pitched outside leg. Over to the TV umpire now.

47.2 4

Mustafizur Rahman to Samiullah Shenwari. FOUR! Oh that's poor positioning. Should have been right at the rope. He was too far in and hence missed the catch. Behind and that's an easy catch. Shenwari pulls this short ball on off and sends it flying towards deep mid-wicket. Shanto is the man there and he leaps ahead, only to miss it. It goes over him and falls just inside the rope before going across.

47.1 1

Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Nabi. Full delivery at the base of off stump, Nabi slogs it from the inner half through the mid-wicket area for a run.

End of Over : 47 11 Runs AFG: 219/5
46.6 1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Nabi. Low full toss on the pads, flicked through mid-wicket for a single. 11 off the over, a very good over for the Afghans.

46.5 0

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Nabi. Swing and a miss! Takes the pace off this one and bowls it on a back of a length outside off, Nabi swings and misses.

46.4 2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Nabi. High full toss on middle and leg, Nabi works it in the big gap in the mid-wicket region and takes the first one fast. Rushes back and completes the second. No problem.

46.3 1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Samiullah Shenwari. Angling in on middle and leg, Shenwari closes the face early and gets a safe leading edge towards covers for a single.

46.2 6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Samiullah Shenwari. SIX! Mighty blow from Samiullah Shenwari! That's a big hit. Back of a length around off, Shenwari swings his bat with all his might. Connects beautifully well and clears the wide long on boundary with absolute ease. Afghanistan need more, a lot more of these.

46.1 1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Nabi. Length delivery outside off, Nabi swings and gets an inside edge past the leg stump, towards square leg for a single.

Mashrafe Mortaza to bowl out. Can he make one final breakthrough before he's done for the night?

End of Over : 46 9 Runs AFG: 208/5
45.6 1

Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Nabi. Moving away from the right-hander, it's cut down to third man for a run. 9 off the over. 42 needed off 24 now.

45.5 4

Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Nabi. FOUR! That'll be a boundary! It was wide and short and Nabi just had to go for it. He flayed it over point and sent it across the boundary line. Super shot.

45.4 1

Mustafizur Rahman to Samiullah Shenwari. Shenwari makes good connection on that but is unfortunate to find the fielder. Moves inside the line and swipes it across the line to deep square leg for one.

45.3 1

Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Nabi. Length delivery going across, outside off, Nabi walks down the track and mistimes the loft towards long off for a single.

45.2 1

Mustafizur Rahman to Samiullah Shenwari. Aims the top of the off stick with a length ball, Shenwari wrists this away in front of square leg and crosses over.

Mustafizur is down with a bit of a cramp in his hamstring. Nothing too serious though, from the looks of things he should be fine to continue.

45.1 1

Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Nabi. Fuller length delivery angling across, Nabi throws his bat at this and finds point. Still takes off and completes the run without any trouble.

Mustafizur Rahman returns to the attack.

End of Over : 45 6 Runs AFG: 199/5
44.6 2

Shakib Al Hasan to Samiullah Shenwari. Coming in with the arm again. Shenwari goes for a slog across the line but gets it off the inner half through backward square leg. A couple taken. 6 from the over, that's really good for Bangladesh. 51 needed from 30 balls.

44.5 0

Shakib Al Hasan to Samiullah Shenwari. Shenwari leans ahead and plays it with the angle to mid-wicket.

44.4 0

Shakib Al Hasan to Samiullah Shenwari. Ball hits the batsman low on the pads.

44.3 0

Shakib Al Hasan to Samiullah Shenwari. Not Out! Well, I was completely wrong there. Brilliant use of the DRS from Afghanistan. Coming in with the arm and straightening ever so slightly. Shenwari goes for the reverse sweep but misses to get hit on the front pad. Up go the Bangladesh players in unison and the umpire obliges. Samiullah walks across to his partner and after some discussion, signals for the 'T.' Time for replays. There is nothing on Snicko. Now, here is the surprise. Hawk Eye rolls in and shows that the ball is going down the leg side. It didn't straighten and kept on going down with the angle. Shenwari will fight on.

Seems like Afghanistan have lost another one. Shenwari has been trapped in front of the stumps but after having a chat with his partner, he opts for the review. Looks dead to the naked eye.

44.2 2

Shakib Al Hasan to Samiullah Shenwari. Coming in with the arm, Shenwari pushes at it but gets it off the inner half through square leg and sets off. While coming back for the second, he runs across and almost bumps into his partner but just avoids it. The second run is completed safely.

44.1 2

Shakib Al Hasan to Samiullah Shenwari. Good running! Tossed up in line of the stumps, Shenwari makes room and drills it past the extra cover fielder. A couple taken.

End of Over : 44 2 Runs AFG: 193/5
43.6 1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Samiullah Shenwari. Good length ball on middle and leg, worked away wide of mid on for a run. A wicket and 2 from the over. Game on!

43.5 0

Mashrafe Mortaza to Samiullah Shenwari. A bad shot selection! Shortish ball, angling in, it is too close to cut as Shenwari tries it but fails.

43.4 0

Mashrafe Mortaza to Samiullah Shenwari. Back of a length ball, punched out off the back foot.

Samiullah Shenwari is the new man in.

43.3 W

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hashmatullah Shahidi. OUT! Bowled 'em! Just what the doctor ordered for Bangladesh. Mortaza was a bit off color in his first spell but he has come roaring back to pick up his second wicket. He delivers an off cutter around off. Shahidi shuffles across, crouches and tries to scoop it over short fine leg but has no pace to work with. Gets beaten as the ball kisses his back pad and deflects onto the stumps. This is Mortaza's 250th ODI wicket. Afghanistan need 58 from 39 balls.

43.2 1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Nabi. The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.

43.1 0

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Nabi. Smart deception from Mortaza! He bowls a fast off cutter outside off. Nabi swings at it but misses.

End of Over : 43 10 Runs AFG: 191/4
42.6 1

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Nabi. This is sensible cricket from these two! Places this against the spin towards mid on for a run. 10 from the over. 59 needed from 42 balls.

42.5 1

Shakib Al Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Shakib bowls this one slower in pace outside off, Shahidi has enough time to kneel and reverse sweep it through point for a single.

42.4 1

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Nabi. Shorter in length, Nabi goes for a flashy cut but gets it off the outer half past short third man who chases it and keeps the batsmen down to a single.

42.3 0

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Nabi. Loopy full ball outside off, eased off the front foot to covers.

42.2 6

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Nabi. SIX! Straight as an arrow and clean as a whistle! Slower through the air in line of the stumps, Nabi has his dancing shoes on and tonks it down the ground for a flat maximum. We all know about his big-hitting ability.

42.1 1

Shakib Al Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Tossed up delivery, knocked down to long off for a run.

Shakib Al Hasan comes back for a bowl.

End of Over : 42 5 Runs AFG: 181/4
41.6 1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball outside off, Shahidi plays it with soft hands behind square on the off side, takes a run and will retain the strike. Brilliant over from Mortaza, only 5 from it. Afghanistan need 69 runs from 48 balls.

41.5 1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Nabi. Very full ball outside off, Mohammad drills it away to sweeper cover for a single.

41.5 wd

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Nabi. Wide! Bangladesh need to keep a check on the extras, especially in a tight game like this. Slips this one down the leg side, Nabi tries to play it away but misses.

41.4 1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Shortish in length, angling in with the natural around the wicket angle. Pulled away in front of square leg for a single.

41.3 0

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hashmatullah Shahidi. A dot ball! Bangladesh need much more of these to build the pressure on the opposition. On a length outside off, Shahidi taps it with an open bat face towards backward point.

41.2 1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Nabi. Short ball this time, pulled all along the carpet through square leg for a single.

41.1 0

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Nabi. Full length ball on off, driven nicely towards Mortaza who makes a half-stop and denies the batsmen the single.

End of Over : 41 7 Runs AFG: 176/4
40.6 1

Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Nabi. Another one in line of the stumps, Nabi whips it through the leg side for a run. Afghanistan need 74 from 54 balls. Very much doable with 6 wickets in hand.

40.5 1

Nazmul Islam to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Full and quick on off, clipped away through mid-wicket for a run.

40.4 4

Nazmul Islam to Hashmatullah Shahidi. FOUR! Too easy for Shahidi! This is what Afghanistan need to do, hit a boundary in every over and keep rotating the strike. A half-tracker on middle, Shahidi pulls it away past the left side of the backward square leg fielder to find the fence.

40.3 1

Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Nabi. Pitches on middle and holds up a bit. Nabi hangs back and tucks it through wide mid on to rotate strike.

40.2 0

Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Nabi. Islam gives this one a bit more air, encouraging Nabi to come down the track. He does use his feet but is not quite to the pitch of the ball. Pushes it towards extra cover in the end.

40.1 0

Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Nabi. On a flatter trajectory on off, punched off the back foot back to the bowler.

Time for Powerplay 3! Maximum of five fielders are now allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the innings.

End of Over : 40 8 Runs AFG: 169/4
39.6 1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Nabi. Off the mark straightaway. Nabi uses the angle into him and flicks it through square leg for a single.

39.5 1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back to around the wicket to the left-hander, it's coming back in on leg, Shahidi works it off his pads down on the leg side and gets to the other end.

Mohammad Nabi is the next man in to bat. 83 needed in 62 to win. The game still very much in the balance if this man has something to say about it.

39.4 W

Mashrafe Mortaza to Asghar Afghan. OUT! The Bangladesh skipper strikes! He was struggling in his first spell, but has come back now and got the big wicket of the Afghanistan captain. A cross seam delivery on off, on a length, Afghan looks to go big over the leg side but gets a top edge which balloons towards short third man. Mahmudullah there runs back, settles under the ball and takes a good tumbling catch.

39.3 4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Asghar Afghan. FOUR! Back to over the wicket and Mortaza concedes a boundary. Sprays it on the pads, Afghan swings it and gets it fine enough. Beats short fine leg and finds the boundary with ease.

39.2 1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Angling in from around the wicket, fuller on off, Hashmatullah wrists it towards the mid on area and hares to the other end to complete the run.

39.1 1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Asghar Afghan. Straightaway attacks the stumps and spears it full, Afghan drives it towards mid on and calls for a quick run.

Mashrafe Mortaza brings himself back on.

End of Over : 39 7 Runs AFG: 161/3
38.6 1

Nazmul Islam to Asghar Afghan. Low full toss on middle, Asghar flicks it away just wide of mid-wicket for a quick run.

38.5 0

Nazmul Islam to Asghar Afghan. Drifting in from around off, defends it right under his nose.

38.4 2

Nazmul Islam to Asghar Afghan. Swings across the line. Asghar gets low and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket for a double.

38.3 1

Nazmul Islam to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Flighted delivery on middle and leg, eased down the ground to long on for a single.

38.3 wd

Nazmul Islam to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Wide! It's fired down the leg side, wide called by the umpire.

Shahidi is down on the ground with the helmet off. Not sure what the issue is. Is it the hamstring? His back? The physio is out. And both batsmen and the fielders use this chance to get some fluids in. It is really hot out there after all.

38.2 1

Nazmul Islam to Asghar Afghan. Risky stuff from the Afghan pair. Asghar pats it down in front of mid-wicket and both batsmen take off. The fielder charges to the ball but doesn't collect it cleanly as he looks to under arm it. The run is completed with ease but Shahidi seems to have hurt himself.

38.1 1

Nazmul Islam to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Spinning in on middle and leg, Shahidi goes back and offers a solid punch to long on for one.

Nazmul Islam back on to bowl.

End of Over : 38 5 Runs AFG: 154/3
37.6 0

Mustafizur Rahman to Asghar Afghan. Full and on off, blocked with the full face back down the track.

37.6 wd

Mustafizur Rahman to Asghar Afghan. Wide! Definitely a wide. The Fizz trying too hard here, banging it in too hard and conceding another extra.

37.5 1

Mustafizur Rahman to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single.

37.4 0

Mustafizur Rahman to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Good length ball aiming the top of off stump, punched to the man at cover. Dot ball.

37.4 wd

Mustafizur Rahman to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Wide! Bangs in short but it's too short, wide called by the umpire.

37.3 1

Mustafizur Rahman to Asghar Afghan. Wide full toss outside off, Asghar gets a little low and smacks it through towards sweeper cover. One run to the total.

37.2 1

Mustafizur Rahman to Hashmatullah Shahidi. On a good length around off, skidding off the surface, forced to the cover region for a run.

37.1 0

Mustafizur Rahman to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Full ball attacking the stumps, dug back out in the direction of the bowler.

End of Over : 37 7 Runs AFG: 149/3
36.6 0

Mehidy Hasan to Asghar Afghan. Worked away on the leg side for no run.

36.5 0

Mehidy Hasan to Asghar Afghan. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

36.4 1

Mehidy Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Comes down the track to this flighted ball and knocks it to long off for one.

36.3 4

Mehidy Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. FOUR! Shahidi pounces on the poor length. Comes forward first but then camps back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

36.2 1

Mehidy Hasan to Asghar Afghan. Tossed right up there, on middle and off, driven down to long on for a single.

36.1 1

Mehidy Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Loopy full toss on middle and off, hit past the diving extra cover fielder for a run.

End of Over : 36 5 Runs AFG: 142/3
35.6 0

Mustafizur Rahman to Asghar Afghan. Well fielded. Asghar cuts it hard to point where the fielder makes a diving stop. Afghanistan need 108 to win in 84 balls.

35.5 0

Mustafizur Rahman to Asghar Afghan. Back of a length delivery, defended from within the crease.

35.4 4

Mustafizur Rahman to Asghar Afghan. FOUR! The 50-run stand comes up with that! Beautiful shot from Asghar Afghan. He picks up the short length early and rocks back in a jiffy. Pulls it with complete control along the turf through mid-wicket for a boundary.

35.3 1

Mustafizur Rahman to Hashmatullah Shahidi. 5th ODI fifty for Hashmatullah Shahidi! Solid knock so far. His 2nd fifty of the tournament, both have come against Bangladesh only. Gets to the milestone by pushing it through the covers for a single. Has to stay there till the end now. He's the set batsman for his side.

35.2 0

Mustafizur Rahman to Hashmatullah Shahidi. A loosener outside off, full in length, Shahidi looks to play at it but misses.

35.1 0

Mustafizur Rahman to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Bangs in a bouncer and takes the batsman by surprise, Hashmatullah ducks and evades.

Drinks. Bangladesh will be satisfied with the last hour of play. They lost just the one wicket of their attacking opener, Shahzad but the current pair of Shahidi and his captain have some what steadied their ship. They will now look to take the match deeper and have wickets in hand to launch an attack at the end, if required. Bangladesh, on the other hand, have also done well to not let the Afghan batsmen get away with it. Afghanistan now need 113 runs off 90 balls. We have a fascinating passage of play coming up. Stay tuned...

End of Over : 35 5 Runs AFG: 137/3
34.6 2

Mehidy Hasan to Asghar Afghan. Asghar works this through the big gap in the mid-wicket region. A couple of runs are taken.

34.5 1

Mehidy Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Shahidi places it past the man there on this occasion. Gets a single for doing so.

34.4 0

Mehidy Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Punches wide of mid on. No run taken though.

34.3 1

Mehidy Hasan to Asghar Afghan. Turns it with the spin through backward square leg and changes ends.

34.2 0

Mehidy Hasan to Asghar Afghan. Sliding in on middle and off, Asghar stays behind the line and blocks.

34.1 1

Mehidy Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Loopy and on the stumps, drilled down the ground to long on for a single.

Mehidy Hasan is brought back into the attack.

End of Over : 34 6 Runs AFG: 132/3
33.6 2

Mustafizur Rahman to Asghar Afghan. A flatter and fuller ball angling into Afghan, the skipper gets forward and closes his bat face to steer the ball fine into the leg side. It beats the short fine leg fielder again to allow the pair to come back for the second run.

33.5 1

Mustafizur Rahman to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Leg bye! Rahman dishes this fuller length ball on Shahidi's pads, he looks to flick it but misses and the ball brushes his pads and runs down fine on the on side. The batsman have enough time to take a single.

33.4 0

Mustafizur Rahman to Hashmatullah Shahidi. A bit shorter this, and some width offered as well. Shahidi goes for the cut but totally mistimes it and goes straight to backward point. No run there.

33.3 1

Mustafizur Rahman to Asghar Afghan. Fires this on a good length in line with the stumps, Afghan leans across and flicks it into mid-wicket to take a run.

33.2 1

Mustafizur Rahman to Hashmatullah Shahidi. A good length ball angling into Shahidi, the southpaw waits back and opens the face of his bat to guide it towards third man and crosses over to the other end.

33.1 1

Mustafizur Rahman to Asghar Afghan. A bit short of a good length ball, angling across the batsman, Afghan defends it off the back foot into covers and pinches a quick single.

Mustafizur Rahman comes into the attack.

End of Over : 33 4 Runs AFG: 126/3
32.6 1

Mahmudullah to Asghar Afghan. Flighted delivery and around off, driven to long on to add a run to the total.

32.5 2

Mahmudullah to Asghar Afghan. Sees the length a bit shorter this time, rocks back quickly and pulls this towards deep square leg to pick up a brace. He would have liked to deposit that over the ropes though.

32.4 0

Mahmudullah to Asghar Afghan. A similar delivery and similarly worked to mid-wicket by the Afghanistan captain.

32.3 0

Mahmudullah to Asghar Afghan. Fires this off spinner in line with the stumps, Afghan works it through mid-wicket but does not find the gap.

32.2 1

Mahmudullah to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Tossed up ball on off, Shahidi leans across and creams his drive to long off to get off strike.

32.1 0

Mahmudullah to Hashmatullah Shahidi. A very full delivery, almost a yorker, is dug out well by Shahidi at the last moment.

End of Over : 32 8 Runs AFG: 122/3
31.6 1

Shakib Al Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Flicked away on the leg side for one more.

31.5 1

Shakib Al Hasan to Asghar Afghan. Driven towards the mid off region. They pick up a single.

31.4 0

Shakib Al Hasan to Asghar Afghan. Shortish outside off, punched to the covers for no run.

31.3 1

Shakib Al Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Driven down to long on for an easy single.

31.2 4

Shakib Al Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. FOUR! A half-tracker from Shakib, Shahidi rocks back and pulls it hard through the vacant square leg area for a boundary.

31.1 1

Shakib Al Hasan to Asghar Afghan. Dances down the track and drags it off the inner half to long on for a single.

End of Over : 31 4 Runs AFG: 114/3
30.6 4

Mahmudullah to Hashmatullah Shahidi. FOUR! Beautiful! Shahidi comes up with one of the shots of the match. Mahmudullah floats this up and keeps it a bit wide of off, Shahidi goes down on one knee and cracks this cover drive right between the fielder at cover inside the ring, and sweeper cover, who tries to run across and cut it off but just doesn't reach it as the ball races across the boundary.

30.5 0

Mahmudullah to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Shahidi flicks this off his pads straight to mid-wicket.

30.4 0

Mahmudullah to Hashmatullah Shahidi. After the 3 dots Shahidi skips down the track, does not reach the pitch and aborts his aggressive shot at the last moment to block this one out.

30.3 0

Mahmudullah to Hashmatullah Shahidi. A straighter delivery and Shahidi flicks it to mid-wicket. Three dots in a row.

30.2 0

Mahmudullah to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Good bowling this by Mahmudullah as he is giving no room to the southpaw, Shahidi punches this but finds the cover fielder.

30.1 0

Mahmudullah to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Very full around off, driven straight to covers.

End of Over : 30 5 Runs AFG: 110/3
29.6 2

Shakib Al Hasan to Asghar Afghan. Shakib fires this into Afghan, the Afghanistan captain tucks this one fine into the leg side and gets a couple of runs for it.

29.5 1

Shakib Al Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. A bit short and seeing this Shahidi rocks back. He looks to whack his pull but mistimes it and gets just a single to deep square leg.

29.4 0

Shakib Al Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. A similar ball is similarly played in the cover-point region.

29.3 0

Shakib Al Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Shahidi punches this short of a length ball but finds the fielder at covers.

29.2 2

Shakib Al Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. A bit quicker and wide of off, Shahidi hangs his bat out and gets a thick outside edge. The ball runs fine of the fielder at short third man and the batsmen get a brace.

29.1 0

Shakib Al Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Keeps it slow and on the leg stump line. Shahidi punches it to mid-wicket.

End of Over : 29 3 Runs AFG: 105/3
28.6 0

Mahmudullah to Asghar Afghan. A fuller length ball is driven to mid on. No run there.

28.5 0

Mahmudullah to Asghar Afghan. Tossed up in line with the stumps, Afghan comes right forward and works it to mid-wicket.

28.4 1

Mahmudullah to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Flighted delivery and full on off, driven nicely to long off for a run.

28.3 1

Mahmudullah to Asghar Afghan. A run out opportunity missed. Afghan tucks this full ball towards mid-wicket and takes off. The fielder there has quickly got to the ball and has a shy at the non-striker's end. Afghan dives to get in but the ball misses the stumps. Replay shows that the batsman was out of his crease, even after his dive. Needs to be careful.

28.2 1

Mahmudullah to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Pushes this down to long on and gets an easy single.

28.1 0

Mahmudullah to Hashmatullah Shahidi. The batsman defends it from within the crease.

End of Over : 28 6 Runs AFG: 102/3
27.6 0

Shakib Al Hasan to Asghar Afghan. Drives this crisply but straight to covers.

27.5 2

Shakib Al Hasan to Asghar Afghan. A fuller delivery angling into Afghan, he works this into the mid-wicket region, finds the gap and is able to turn back for the second.

27.4 1

Shakib Al Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Goes for the sweep and connects well, just a run though as there is a fielder there at the deep square leg boundary.

27.3 1

Shakib Al Hasan to Asghar Afghan. Afghan again has enough time to rock back and punch it powerfully but straight to the fielder at sweeper cover. They take a run.

27.2 2

Shakib Al Hasan to Asghar Afghan. This time he does find the gap and the fielder at sweeper cover runs across and keeps them to a brace.

27.1 0

Shakib Al Hasan to Asghar Afghan. A bit short and Afghan tries to find the gap in the covers with this punch but fails.

End of Over : 27 5 Runs AFG: 96/3
26.6 1

Mahmudullah to Asghar Afghan. Afghan has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.

26.5 0

Mahmudullah to Asghar Afghan. The batsman has driven it through mid off.

26.4 1

Mahmudullah to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Similar ball fired in, flicks this to the man at deep mid-wicket for a single.

26.3 1

Mahmudullah to Asghar Afghan. Fuller and quicker, flicked into the square leg region to take a run and change strike.

26.2 1

Mahmudullah to Hashmatullah Shahidi. A bit shorter this and pushes it into the off side for a single.

26.1 1

Mahmudullah to Asghar Afghan. Tossed up around off, Afghan watchfully plays it through mid-wicket to take an easy single.

End of Over : 26 2 Runs AFG: 91/3
25.6 0

Shakib Al Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Shahidi gets beaten as he looks to cut it late through third man but misses to connect.

25.5 1

Shakib Al Hasan to Asghar Afghan. This time the Afghan skipper manages to flick it through square leg to change strike.

25.4 0

Shakib Al Hasan to Asghar Afghan. Fuller on off, Afghan comes forward and defends solidly.

25.3 0

Shakib Al Hasan to Asghar Afghan. Bit shorter, punched into covers. Good line and length by the spinner.

25.2 0

Shakib Al Hasan to Asghar Afghan. Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

25.1 1

Shakib Al Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Tossed up around off, Shahidi comes forward and leans across a bit and flicks it through the mid-wicket region to pick up a single.

End of Over : 25 1 Runs AFG: 89/3
24.6 0

Mahmudullah to Asghar Afghan. Similar ball and similarly blocked out by Asghar to end a good over for Bangladesh.

24.5 0

Mahmudullah to Asghar Afghan. Played to mid-wicket region by the skipper.

Asghar Afghan, the skipper, comes out to the middle. Needs to play a captain's innings here.

24.4 W

Mahmudullah to Mohammad Shahzad. OUT! Timberrr! Total misjudgement by the attacking right-hander as he goes back after a not-so short ball. It is angled into him in line of the stumps. The ball dips and skids through on landing, goes below his bat as he attempts to cut and crashes into the leg stump. Big blow this for Afghanistan, their hard hitter is gone.

24.3 0

Mahmudullah to Mohammad Shahzad. The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot into covers.

24.2 0

Mahmudullah to Mohammad Shahzad. Mahmudullah keeps it flat and just outside off, Shahzad goes back quickly and cuts this one to the fielder at point. This one stayed a bit low and the Afghan opener did well to get bat on it.

24.1 1

Mahmudullah to Hashmatullah Shahidi. A bit quicker on the stumps, Shahidi does well to work it across the line, into the mid-wicket region to go to the other end.

Mahmudullah comes into the attack.

End of Over : 24 5 Runs AFG: 88/2
23.6 1

Shakib Al Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Waits back to this and punches it through point to get a single.

23.5 0

Shakib Al Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Shahidi skips down the track, does not get to the pitch and blocks it into the off side.

23.4 1

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad. Shahzad waits back and punches this one into the cover-point region to get a run.

23.3 1

Shakib Al Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Fuller ball is driven easily to long on for another single.

23.2 2

Shakib Al Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. The southpaw dances down the track and goes over the cover region. The fielder from mid off runs back and keeps them to two as the timing on it is not very good.

23.1 0

Shakib Al Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Tossed up and but very full, Shahidi punches this into covers.

End of Over : 23 2 Runs AFG: 83/2
22.6 1

Mehidy Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Shahidi gets one and keeps strike as he drives this politely through mid on and takes one.

22.5 0

Mehidy Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Fuller and slower this one, it's driven through mid-wicket. Good tight bowling this from Bangladesh. Building some pressure.

22.4 0

Mehidy Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Shahidi cuts this shorter delivery but finds short third man.

22.3 0

Mehidy Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Similar ball and similar result as the bowler stops it and goes back to his run-up.

22.2 0

Mehidy Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Tossed up full on the stumps, driven to Mehidy.

22.1 1

Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad. Mehidy, the right-handed offie, starts with a flatter ball on middle, Shahzad gives room, opens his bat face and plays it to the cover-point region for a single.

End of Over : 22 2 Runs AFG: 81/2
21.6 0

Shakib Al Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Similar ball, pushed back to Shakib to end the over.

21.5 0

Shakib Al Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Tossed up on off, driven back to the bowler.

21.4 0

Shakib Al Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. A bit quicker outside off, goes for the cut and misses as the ball skids through.

21.3 0

Shakib Al Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Tossed up on off, kept out into the off side.

21.2 1

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad. Fiercely cuts this short and wide delivery, the man at sweeper cover does the rest and keeps it to one.

21.1 1

Shakib Al Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. The all-rounder starts from around the wicket and tosses it up in line with the leg stump, Shahidi tucks it away ever so softly through the mid-wicket region to change strike.

End of Over : 21 7 Runs AFG: 79/2
20.6 0

Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad. Hangs back and keeps it out off the back foot.

20.5 0

Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad. Works it fine down the leg side for no run.

20.4 4

Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad. FOUR! Fifty for Mohammad Shahzad. His 13th in this format. Also, the 50-run stand is up too. Brings it up in some style. Opens his body up and drills it through the gap in the covers for a boundary.

20.3 2

Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad. Shahzad finds the gap through the off side. The cover fielder gives it the chase and keeps the batsmen down to two.

20.2 1

Mehidy Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Loopy full toss outside off, forced through the covers for a single.

20.1 0

Mehidy Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Loopy on the stumps, driven to the right of the bowler who stops it with a dive.

End of Over : 20 10 Runs AFG: 72/2
19.6 1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Mortaza fires this on his pads and Shahidi is in too good a form to miss out on that. He flicks it nonchalantly into square leg to get one.

19.5 1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad. This time he waits a bit longer and that helps him find the gap towards point and he takes a run.

19.4 0

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad. Shahzad tries to steer it to third man but finds the point fielder, no run there.

19.3 4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad. FOUR! SMACK! That is typical Shahzad. He gives himself a bit of room, and flat-bats this slower ball on a good length around off. The ball skims through the covers for a cracking boundary. Two in two and Shahzad is finally in the mood.

19.2 0

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad. Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

19.1 4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad. FOUR! This is the Shahzad we know and have come to watch. He has had enough of touch and run. He takes a step forward and whacks this good length ball on off straight down the ground for a rocketing boundary. The umpire had to duck under it quickly and he does that well.

End of Over : 19 4 Runs AFG: 62/2
18.6 1

Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad. A fuller and slower delivery around off to end the over, Shahidi drives this through covers to get one and retain strike.

18.5 0

Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad. Very full ball attacking the stumps, pushed back to the bowler.

18.4 1

Mehidy Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Flatter ball on the stumps, driven gently into covers to change ends.

18.3 1

Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad. Goes back to this shortish delivery and punches it towards long off for an easy single.

18.2 0

Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad. The attacking opener has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

18.1 1

Mehidy Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Very full ball around off, Shahidi drives this through covers for a single off the first ball.

End of Over : 18 1 Runs AFG: 58/2
17.6 0

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad. Full on the stumps, Shahzad has flicked the ball off his pads.

17.5 0

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad. Shahzad tries to flick this straight ball into the leg side but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

17.4 1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Mortaza fires this into Shahidi, the southpaw tucks it into the square leg region and crosses over.

17.3 0

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Shahidi walks down the track and Mortaza, seeing the batsman charge, lands a slower ball a bit shorter on middle, Shahidi mistimes his punch to point.

17.2 0

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hashmatullah Shahidi. The off cutter this, lands it on a length just outside off, the southpaw does well to cut it hard but does not find the gap as it goes straight to the fielder at gully.

17.1 0

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Mortaza continues after the break with a short of a good length ball angling across the batsman. Hashmatullah blocks it into the off side from his crease.

Drinks break. Clearly Bangladesh's hour. They have picked up two early wickets and really kept things tight. Haven't let Afghanistan score any easy runs at all, bowling a lot of dot balls. If this keeps up, we're going to see action either way. Someone will go for it and score, or get out in the process of trying to do so.

End of Over : 17 0 Runs AFG: 57/2
16.6 0

Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad. A maiden over from Mehidy. Flights it right up there, it turns into the batsman, Shahzad drives it to the man at mid on.

16.5 0

Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad. Five dots in a row. Shahzad cuts it to point and finds the fielder there.

16.4 0

Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad. Punched off the back foot by the batsman. Another dot.

16.3 0

Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad. Shahzad makes use of his feet to come out and pushes it tamely to mid on.

16.2 0

Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad. Flatter and quicker on the stumps, punched away off the back foot towards covers.

16.1 0

Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad. Floated up on middle and leg, looks to sweep but it goes off the pads on the leg side.

End of Over : 16 5 Runs AFG: 57/2
15.6 1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad. Hits this past the bowler, down the ground and a single is collected.

15.5 0

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad. Short of a length, takes a step out of the crease to punch it to cover, but Mehidy Hasan there dives to his left quickly and stops the run. Well fielded.

15.4 0

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad. Angles a length ball in on middle and off, Shahzad shapes up for the shot and pushes it back in the bowler's direction.

15.3 0

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad. Full on this occasion, on off stump, blocked tightly once more with a straight bat.

15.2 0

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad. Rock solid in defense, is Shahzad. He hangs a straight bat out to block the length ball. Nicely done.

15.1 4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad. FOUR! Too wide of off, Shahzad doesn't have any second thoughts about putting this away. Flays this through point for a boundary.

End of Over : 15 5 Runs AFG: 52/2
14.6 1

Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad. Shortish again, outside off, cut behind point for one run.

14.5 0

Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad. Quicker and flatter around off, kept out.

14.4 1

Mehidy Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. The batsman drives this through the covers. The batsmen have run through for a single.

14.3 1

Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad. The off break on off, eased down to mid off for no run.

14.2 1

Mehidy Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Around the wicket to Shahidi, it's drifting in on middle, the southpaw flicks it away towards mid-wicket for a single. A stifled shout goes up, as there are two noises, but nothing from the umpire. Good call, replays show that the bat hit the boot.

14.1 1

Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad. Spinning in on middle and leg, Mohammad backs away and punches it down to long on for a run.

End of Over : 14 6 Runs AFG: 47/2
13.6 1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad. Width outside off, a good length delivery, cut behind point for a comfortable single.

13.5 1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Hashmatullah pushes it to mid off and takes the man on. Sets off fast and as a result, completes the run with ease.

13.4 0

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Angling across on a length, cut on the bounce to the man at point.

13.3 0

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Better from the skip. Fullish in length and very close to the off stick, Shahidi looks to play the cover drive but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

13.2 4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hashmatullah Shahidi. FOUR! Mortaza just drops it a bit short and Shahidi pounces on it like a cheetah. He walks down the track, it's a bit wider outside off, so he cuts it over backward point and finds the fence for a boundary.

13.1 0

Mashrafe Mortaza to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length delivery cramping the southpaw for room. He looks to hit it away but can only force it to the man at cover.

Mashrafe Mortaza is back on.

End of Over : 13 3 Runs AFG: 41/2
12.6 0

Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad. The batsman has driven it straight down the ground.

12.5 1

Mehidy Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Flicked away with a wristy shot. One run to the total.

12.4 1

Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad. Shahzad opens his body up a bit and drives the tossed up delivery through the covers for a run.

12.3 0

Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad. Another dot. Pressure building. It's worked away on the on side but for no run again.

12.2 0

Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad. Spinning in on middle and off, played off the inner half on the leg side.

12.1 1

Mehidy Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Fullish and outside off, Hashmatullah comes out of his crease and pushes it into the gap at covers to get to the other end.

End of Over : 12 3 Runs AFG: 38/2
11.6 0

Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad. Turning away from around off, Shahzad backs away to unleash the cut shot but gets beaten past the outside edge.

11.5 1

Nazmul Islam to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Turning in from outside off, rising off the surface a bit, Shahidi punches it down to long on and changes ends.

11.4 1

Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad. Fast hands from Shahzad. Plays a whippy-cut through to sweeper cover and rotates strike.

11.3 0

Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad. Quicker through the air, outside off, cut away to cover-point.

11.2 1

Nazmul Islam to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Pitched around the pads, the southpaw manages to get some bat on it as he tickles it fine down the leg side. A single is collected.

11.1 0

Nazmul Islam to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Short and going across, Shahidi goes back to cut but chops it off the under edge towards cover.

End of Over : 11 3 Runs AFG: 35/2
10.6 0

Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad. Short, flat and quick on middle, Shahzad goes back and punches it to short mid-wicket.

10.5 1

Mehidy Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. The batsman has driven it through mid off. One run added to the total.

10.4 0

Mehidy Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stays around the wicket to Shahidi, bowls it full on middle and off, the batsman can only drill it out to the offie.

10.3 1

Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad. Probably was thinking of going big downtown, but decides against it at the last second. Just eases it to long on for a run.

10.2 1

Mehidy Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Drives this full delivery through mid off and changes ends with ease.

10.1 0

Mehidy Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Starts off from around the wicket and floats it up on off, Shahidi is well forward as he drives it back to the bowler.

Powerplay 2 has been signalled. A maximum of 4 fielders will be allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the 40th over. Also, Mehidy Hasan is into the attack now.

End of Over : 10 1 Runs AFG: 32/2
9.6 0

Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad. Straighter and flatter, kept out off the back foot. A decent Powerplay 1 for both sides.

9.5 1

Nazmul Islam to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Punched down to long on and a single is taken.

9.4 0

Nazmul Islam to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Full and straight, driven back down the track with a straight blade.

9.3 0

Nazmul Islam to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Throws it across, fuller around off, Shahidi comes forward and pushes it tamely on the off side.

9.2 0

Nazmul Islam to Hashmatullah Shahidi. An unnecessary shout for an lbw. Pitched way outside leg. That's the downside of coming around the wicket. It lands and goes on to hit the leg stump probably, but it doesn't matter.

9.1 0

Nazmul Islam to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Straighter one on middle and leg, a punchy-drive to mid on results in no run being taken.

End of Over : 9 4 Runs AFG: 31/2
8.6 0

Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Shahzad. Mustafizur comes from around the wicket for the final ball of the over. Angles it in on middle stump, it's worked in front of square leg.

8.5 0

Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Shahzad. Beaten! Shahzad opens the bat face and plays this late as he tries to run it down to third man. But gets beaten instead as Rahim collects the ball.

8.4 0

Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Shahzad. Fired full and wide outside off, a cover drive is brought out but straight to the fielder.

8.3 0

Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Shahzad. Keeps it full and attacks the stumps, Shahzad drives it back down the track. No run taken.

8.2 0

Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Shahzad. Shaping back in on middle and leg, flicked away on the leg side. Dot ball.

8.1 4

Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Shahzad. FOUR! Shot. Width offered to free his arms. A length ball outside off, Shahzad flays it over point and beats third man trying to cut it off as well.

End of Over : 8 1 Runs AFG: 27/2
7.6 0

Nazmul Islam to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Driven to mid on to end the over. A good one for Bangladesh.

7.5 1

Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad. Uses the angle to his advantage and flicks it to square leg for a run.

7.4 0

Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad. Goes on the back foot this time and keeps it out comfortably.

7.3 0

Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad. Turning away after landing on middle, blocked by coming well forward.

Hashmatullah Shahidi to bat next.

7.2 W

Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad. OUT! Shah is run out! Much like in the first innings, there's a serious miscommunication from Afghanistan now. But take a bow, Shakib. How good are you? What a throw. Shahzad cuts it towards point and takes off initially. Shah responds and when he's halfway down, Shahzad tells him to go back as Shakib is quick to the ball. He collects and scores a direct hit at the bowler's end. Rahmat tries to get in but he looks short. It's taken upstairs and replays confirm he is. Another wicket for the Tigers and they're on top here.

Direct hit! Looks to be gone. Rahmat Shah is in trouble here from the looks of it. Let's see now...

7.1 0

Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad. The quicker one on middle and off, the batsman goes back and punches it hard to mid on.

End of Over : 7 2 Runs AFG: 26/1
6.6 1

Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Shahzad. Turns it away to square leg with the use of the wrists and calls for the single quickly. His partner responds and there's no trouble in finishing the run.

6.5 0

Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Shahzad. Hits the deck hard as he bowls this on a back of a length on off, it's moving away and the Afghanistan wicket-keeper batsman taps it down after being squared up a bit.

6.4 1

Mustafizur Rahman to Rahmat Shah. He's finally off the mark. Shah flicks it wide of the mid-wicket fielder and crosses over.

6.3 0

Mustafizur Rahman to Rahmat Shah. Maintains a tight line, keeps it close to off and on a length, Shah can only defend it out from within the crease.

6.2 0

Mustafizur Rahman to Rahmat Shah. Seaming away off the deck, rising from a good length, Rahmat makes a watchful leave.

6.1 0

Mustafizur Rahman to Rahmat Shah. Back of a length delivery on the hips, worked away well but straight to square leg.

End of Over : 6 4 Runs AFG: 24/1
5.6 0

Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad. Spinning away on middle and off, played back down the track tamely to the bowler.

5.5 4

Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad. FOUR! Short and wide outside off, there's room on offer and Shahzad takes full advantage of it. Cracks it well through cover-point and sends it across the boundary line.

5.4 0

Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad. Stays right behind the line and keeps it out.

5.3 0

Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad. Loud shout, but always going down leg. Varying his pace well though. Bowls the quicker one this time and catches the batsman by surprise. He's hit on the back pad but luckily for him, it's going down leg.

5.2 0

Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad. Goes full this time, in line of the stumps, driven to mid on.

5.1 0

Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad. The arm ball on middle and leg, kept out off the back foot.

End of Over : 5 0 Runs AFG: 20/1
4.6 0

Mustafizur Rahman to Rahmat Shah. A wicket-maiden for Mustafizur Rahman. Ends the over with a tight line, keeping it on a back of a length. Shah can only play it back down the track.

4.5 0

Mustafizur Rahman to Rahmat Shah. Firmly hit but straight to the cover fielder. Rahmat Shah drives with the full face but can't find the gap.

4.4 0

Mustafizur Rahman to Rahmat Shah. Moving away with the natural angle, on a length this time, patted right at the point fielder.

4.3 0

Mustafizur Rahman to Rahmat Shah. Back of a length outside off, Shah punches it to covers. He takes off and is halfway down the track, but Shahzad sends him back. No harm done though.

4.2 0

Mustafizur Rahman to Rahmat Shah. Just behind a length and on off, Shah stands his ground and offers a straight blade in response.

Rahmat Shah walks in at no.3.

4.1 W

Mustafizur Rahman to Ihsanullah. OUT! The Fizz strikes on the very first ball! Talk about impact. The left-armer slants it across on a good length, it's around off and Janat plays the expansive drive. Can't keep it down though and hands a straightforward catch to Shanto at point. He takes it well with a reverse cup. First breakthrough for Bangladesh, they'll want to capitalize on this now.

Mustafizur Rahman is into the attack.

End of Over : 4 2 Runs AFG: 20/0
3.6 0

Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad. An entertaining over comes to an end. Islam bowls it a touch short on off, it's blocked.

3.5 0

Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad. The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

3.4 0

Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad. Short and flat outside off, pushed on the off side again from the back foot this time.

3.3 0

Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad. Slightly quicker through the air on off and it spins away, it's pushed on the off side for no run.

3.2 2

Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad. Dropped! That was in the air for a looooooonng time. Mohammad Mithun the culprit here. He should have caught that. Shahzad jumps out and looks to go big over long on. Doesn't connect well at all as he's beaten in the flight and skies it towards mid on. Mithun goes a little behind, settles under the ball but can't hold it. Right through his palms and it hits him on his cap. Lucky he didn't get hurt. A brace results and Shahzad survives.

3.1 0

Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad. Coming in with the arm, fullish on middle and leg, Shahzad prods forward to defend but gets it off the inside edge towards square leg.

End of Over : 3 5 Runs AFG: 18/0
2.6 0

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ihsanullah. Shorter outside off, mistimes the cut off the inner half to mid-wicket.

2.5 0

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ihsanullah. Just sits up for the batsman but he can't get it through the gap. Length ball rising off the deck, Janat gets on top of the bounce and punches it on the up to cover-point.

2.4 4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ihsanullah. FOUR! Poor line and pays the price. Mortaza darts it on the pads, easy enough for Janat to flick it behind square leg and find the fence as a result.

2.3 0

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ihsanullah. On the pads, worked on the leg side.

2.2 1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad. Places it better, wide of the fielder there this time and takes a single.

2.1 0

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad. Back of a length outside off, Shahzad plays it to point. No run taken.

End of Over : 2 4 Runs AFG: 13/0
1.6 0

Nazmul Islam to Ihsanullah. Comes forward to this full ball and defends it back down the track.

1.5 4

Nazmul Islam to Ihsanullah. FOUR! Better. That's a good shot. Tossed up on middle, Ihsanullah skips down the track and lofts it cleanly over mid on for a boundary.

1.4 0

Nazmul Islam to Ihsanullah. Make that 4 in a row. Sprays it on the pads and Janat defends it. Needs to keep the scoreboard ticking, can't afford to be put under pressure.

1.3 0

Nazmul Islam to Ihsanullah. Similar ball, similar shot. Same result. Dot ball.

1.2 0

Nazmul Islam to Ihsanullah. Too straight in line again, worked away on the leg side for nothing.

1.1 0

Nazmul Islam to Ihsanullah. Sliding in on leg stump, going further down with the angle, Janat works it down on the leg side beside him.

Nazmul Islam to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.

End of Over : 1 9 Runs AFG: 9/0
0.6 0

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad. Good end to the over from the Bangladesh skipper. On a back of a length and around off, blocked safely. 9 from the opening over.

0.5 0

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad. Stays back and keeps it out again.

0.4 0

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad. Better. Length delivery closer to off, Shahzad can only play it out on the off side.

0.4 wd

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad. Wide! Down the leg side again, wide called by the umpire.

0.3 4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad. FOUR! Two in two for Shahzad! It's tailing in on the pads so he just tickles it fine down the leg side. Mortaza needs to get his radar right here.

0.2 4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad. FOUR! Away in style! A touch short and too straight in line, Shahzad pulls it powerfully through square leg and finds the fence.

0.1 0

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad. Some action straight up. Mortaza bowls a length delivery which angles in on leg, Shahzad is caught on the pads as he looks to put bat on ball. A big appeal goes up but it was always going down leg.

We are back for the Afghanistan run chase. Mohammad Shahzad and Ihsanullah make their presence felt. Mashrafe Mortaza will open the bowling for his team. He is doing so after a couple of games. A slip in place for the skipper. Let's play.

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