ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

BAN beat AFG by 62 runs | Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Highlights And Cricket Score 31th ODI Match

ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019

Date: Jun 24, 2019 Start Time: 15:00 IST | 09:30 GMT | 10:30 Local
Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
BAN
262/7 Overs: 50.0
AFG
200/10 Overs: 47.0
Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 62 runs

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Highlights And Cricket Score - 31th ODI Match - Summary

End of Over : 47.0 AFG: 200/10

That ends game number 31. Bangladesh keep their hopes of a semi-final alive while Afghanistan are fighting hard to avoid the wooden spoon. Tuesday sees another eagerly awaited clash of this World Cup - not the Ashes exactly but a contest of a similar genre. It is Australia against England and it will be exciting to see who becomes the lord of Lord's. Join us on June 25, 2019, at 10.30 am local (0930 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Victorious Bangladesh captain, Mashrafe Mortaza, smiles when asked about the crowd. Thanks them from the bottom of his heart. Is not short of words when asked to praise Shakib calling him as one of the most important players in the team. On Rahim-Shakib's partnership, Mash says that it was short but very important. Praises Tamim and Mahmudullah for their contributions. On the latter's injury, Mashrafe says that there is a week to go before their next match against India, so Mahmudullah will be assessed gradually. On their upcoming games against India and Pakistan, Mortaza says that Bangladesh will give their best and hope for the best.

Afghanistan captain, Gulbadin Naib, says that the India match was a close one but in this one, blames the poor quality of fielding. Adds that they gave away 30-40 runs extra but does not want to take any credit from Bangladesh's batting or Shakib. On Najibullah batting so low down the order, Naib deflects the question, stating that he is an experienced player and can hit the ball long and blames Ikram Ali Khil for not rotating the strike while batting above him. On Afghanistan's journey so far, Gulbadin says that the team has been suffering from injuries which is why they have not been able to perform well consistently.

SHAKIB AL HASAN HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Shakib says that the support for Bangladesh has been great throughout this World Cup as the crowd has been right behind them. On asked what gave him more happiness - 50 or 5-fer, Al Hasan mentions the five wickets made him more happy as it was important but he had to work hard for his half ton too. States Rahim played really well and without him the score would not have been possible. Further adds Tamim's and Mosaddek's contributions were also important. Tells they had to bat well as Afghanistan have got really good spinners. On his good batting form, Shakib says that he does not know how he is playing so well, but he worked hard and was prepared for it and it is paying off. Ends by saying he wants the form to continue in the matches ahead and they have big games coming up, against India and Pakistan.

7th loss in a row for Afghanistan. They equal the record set by Zimbabwe in 1992, becoming the second team to lose 7 straight matches in a single edition of the World Cup. They started nicely with the ball but then took the foot off the hook. Their batting has never come good in this tournament and it did not come good here either. It is sad to see this performance because after the India game, one would have expected a better show than this one. Please stay tuned for the presentation...

Shakib's day. Mushfiqur's day. Bangladesh's day. They get the 2 points they desperately were searching for. The Tigers move to 5th spot, with 7 points in as many games. The day began with Shakib and Rahim keeping Afghanistan at bay with a 61-run stand, with Rahim capping the innings off with a fine 83. And then with the ball, the number 1 all-rounder in the world in this format strut his stuff, taking a 5-fer. Only the second player ever, to score a fifty and take a 5-fer in the same World Cup game. These are also his best ODI figures.

Comprehensive. Victory by 62 runs. Bangladesh have defeated Afghanistan in a clinical fashion and have re-staked their claim for the semi-final spot. Final 4 decided, you say? Think again.

46.6 W

Mohammad Saifuddin to Mujeeb Ur Rahman. OUT! KABOOM! Saifuddin gets the last one. Shinwari is denied a half ton. Mujeeb swings blindly to this length ball on the stumps. He misses by a long way and the furniture behind is disturbed. BANGLADESH WIN BY 62 RUNS!

46.5 0

Mohammad Saifuddin to Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Fuller and on off, this is hit to covers.

46.4 1

Mohammad Saifuddin to Samiullah Shinwari. Safe! Short and outside off, Shinwari looks to pull but the bat vibrates in his hand. He gets a top edge which lands safe in the mid-wicket region. A single taken.

46.3 4

Mohammad Saifuddin to Samiullah Shinwari. FOUR! That is fiercely struck! Full and on off, Shinwari smashes it back past the bowler who rightly takes his leg out of the way. Shakib runs to his right and dives but fails to stop it.

46.2 0

Mohammad Saifuddin to Samiullah Shinwari. Full and on middle, this is jammed down to long on. No single taken.

46.1 0

Mohammad Saifuddin to Samiullah Shinwari. A yorker outside off, Shinwari fails to jam it out.

End of Over : 46 1 Runs AFG: 195/9
45.6 0

Mustafizur Rahman to Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Almost! Back of a length and around off, once again it straightens after pitching. Mujeeb makes room and then looks to block it out but gets beaten.

45.5 0

Mustafizur Rahman to Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Outside off, Mujeeb does go after it but gets beaten.

45.4 W

Mustafizur Rahman to Dawlat Zadran. OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! This was always on the cards! Bangladesh a wicket away now. Mustafizur bowls it on a back of a length around off, this straightens. Zadran looks to push at it but the ball straightens, takes the outside edge and goes into the hands of Rahim. The keeper does not put in a confident appeal but the bowler does and the umpire raises the finger.

45.3 0

Mustafizur Rahman to Dawlat Zadran. A slower one, fuller in length and around off, Shinwari looks to play it with a straight bat but the ball jags away and beats the outside edge.

45.2 0

Mustafizur Rahman to Dawlat Zadran. On the stumps, Zadran pushes it to mid off.

45.1 1

Mustafizur Rahman to Samiullah Shinwari. Shorter and on middle, Shinwari looks to pull but mistimes it towards deep square leg for one.

Summary

Bangladesh will hope for nothing but a win when they face Afghanistan in a virtual quarter-final encounter at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton on June 24 (Monday). The Bengal Tigers are ranked sixth the team standings but are just three and four points behind England and India respectively and still have a game against the latter. They are in a must-win situation and will have to win all of their remaining three matches, including the BAN vs AFG game, to have any chances of making it to the semi-finals. Afghanistan, on the other, are out of contention but will want to secure their first victory of CWC 2019 after six successive defeats.

 

The big win over West Indies gave Bangladesh a great opportunity to break into the top four but a defeat against Australia followed leaving them in a do-or-die situation with three games left to play. The form of Shakib Al Hasan (second highest run-scorer of CWC19), as well as the other batsmen, will give them the belief but the form of the bowlers will be a worry for skipper Mashrafe Mortaza.

 

But Afghanistan will be hungry for a victory especially after coming so close against India in their previous encounter. Afghanistan lost by 11 runs against India. Six defeats in six consecutive matches have undone the promise they showed prior to the 2019 Cricket World Cup but the Afghans led by Gulbadin Naib will want to sign off with some victories to their name. The fact that they are now a free-spirit side and have nothing to worry about will also make a dangerous side to face against. Afghanistan, much like Pakistan, are best when their back are against the wall.

 

Bangladesh (From): Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mohammad Mithun, Abu Jayed, Mosaddek Hossain.

 

Afghanistan (From): Hazratullah Zazai, Gulbadin Naib(c), Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Ali Khil(w), Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hamid Hassan, Dawlat Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Noor Ali Zadran.

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