BAN beat AFG by 3 runs | Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Live Cricket Score Super Four - 4 ODI Match

Asia Cup, 2018

Date: Sep 23, 2018 Start Time: 17:00 IST | 11:30 GMT | 15:30 Local
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
BAN
249/7 Overs: 50.0
AFG
246/7 Overs: 50.0
Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 3 runs

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Live Cricket Score - Super Four - 4 ODI Match - Summary

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!

49.6 0

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

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

Beaten! Length delivery hurled across, Naib swings and misses.

49.3 1

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.

49.2 W

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

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

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

Played to the point region by the batsman. Two runs added to the total.

48.4 1

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.

48.3 W

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

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

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.

Summary

Afghanistan and Bangladesh will be meeting each other, again, only in a few days at Asia Cup 2018. However, unlike their previous encounter which was a dead-rubber, this would be a crucial contest, as it would be a ‘Super 4’ round match. A loss here would see Afghanistan virtually out of the race for final of 2018 Asia Cup.

 

In Afghanistan’s context, the team has already lost one match in Super 4, against Pakistan. The last over thriller would have hurt Afghanistan as they had the game in their grip most of the time. Pakistan escaped a narrow defeat as senior player Shoaib Malik played a calm finisher’s role and saw his side home.

 

Bangladesh would be coming off from a loss against India and would be looking to make amends against Afghanistan. Their previous loss by 136 runs would still be hurting them. However, Bangladesh had rested three players then.

 

Come Sunday; it will be interesting to see which side wins at the end of the night. As a loss for any team would mean falling out of the Asia Cup 2018 final’s race.

 

Afghanistan Asia Cup 2018 squad: Asghar Afghan (c), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Ihsanullah Janat, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmat Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Najibullah Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Aftab Alam, Samiullah Shinwari, Munir Ahmad Kakar (wk), Sayed Ahmad Sherzad, Sharafudin Ashraf, and Yamin Ahmadzai.

 

Bangladesh Asia Cup 2018 squad: Masrafe Bin Mortaza (c), Shakib Al Hasan (vc), Tamim Iqbal Khan, Mohammad Mithun, Litton Kumar Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ariful Haque, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nazmul Islam Apu, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, and Abu Haider Rony.

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