Asia Cup - 5th match

Bangladesh v Afghanistan

Afghanistan won by 32 runs

1.59pm Rubel Hossain has the new ball and the Afghanistan openers Mohammad Shahzad and Karim Sadiq have walked out. Slip and a gully to start the match. Here we go...

1.45pm Still 15 minutes to go for first ball, why not enjoy Mohammad Isam's preview till then? Bangladesh are effectively without Tamim Iqbal, Mashrafe Mortaza and Shakib Al Hasan today. National anthems going on, a lot of people have showed up on Saturday to support their team.

Abdullah: "I wonder how many more centuries we will be getting to see in the tournament. Already 5 in four matches! "

Support pouring in for Afghanistan:
Aqeel: "Good to see Hamid Hassan fit. For those who haven't seen him, I think he is a better bowler then Shapoor and together they make probably the strongest new ball attack in the Asia Cup"

Aziz: "Shocking news is that good looking Noor Ali is not playing today and happy for Hamid Hassan's return . We could have brought Rahmat shah instead of Karim. All the best Afghanistan ."

Toss: Bangladesh have won the toss and will bowl first.

Mushfiqur Rahim: I'm not feeling 100% fit but I've taken a lot of medication. The surface looks dry, slow and low so we want to bowl. Mashrafe's unfortunate absence gives a chance to youngsters to perform.

Bangladesh playing three spinners today with the inclusion of Arafat Sunny.

Mohammad Nabi: Noor Ali is not playing today because of a hamstring injury. It looks like a very good batting pitch and we'll try and put runs on the board. Yes, we are happy to bat first.

Karim Sadiq comes in for Noor Ali Zadran and Hamid Hassan for Dawlat Zadran.

1.20pm It's the start of a cracking weekend. Bangladesh and Afghanistan clash today and then India will take on Pakistan on Sunday. Hello and welcome to our coverage of the fifth match of the Asia Cup 2014. Both teams playing today have been winless so far so this match will help at least one of them open their accounts.

They have just started to allow people to come in. It's a sunny day in Fatullah and Mushfiqur Rahim is fit to play. He had hurt his shoulder during the game against India, so that's good news for Bangladesh.

0.1

Rubel Hossain to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 wide, starts off with a wide way outside the off stump

0.1

Rubel Hossain to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, closer to the batsman on length, the batsman defends it back

0.2

Rubel Hossain to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, hint of swing as this one is a touch fuller outside off, the batsman defends it back

0.3

Rubel Hossain to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, goes wider outside off, Shahzad slashes but can't connect as it goes to mid-off

0.4

Rubel Hossain to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, fuller on off stump, pushed down towards mid-on for one

0.5

Rubel Hossain to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, good-length ball towards off, Karim defends towards mid-on and gets off the mark with a quick single

0.6

Rubel Hossain to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 wide, wider outside off and it's another wide as Shahzad chased it

0.6

Rubel Hossain to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, length delivery just outside off, Shahzad goes on the backfoot to defend

End of over 1 (4 runs) Afghanistan 4/0 (RR: 4.00)
Mohammad Shahzad    1* (5b)      Rubel Hossain    1-0-4-0
Karim Sadiq    1* (1b)     

Abdur Razzak with the other new ball, spin from the other end

1.1

Abdur Razzak to Karim Sadiq, no run, beats him straightaway with turn outside the off stump

1.2

Abdur Razzak to Karim Sadiq, no run, loud appeal for lbw but this one was going down the leg side after hitting hims and there was an inside edge too

1.3

Abdur Razzak to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, tucked to the leg side from length for a quick single

1.4

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, on length on the leg stump again for one more

1.5

Abdur Razzak to Karim Sadiq, no run, on target this time on the middle stump, the batsman defends it back

1.6

Abdur Razzak to Karim Sadiq, no run, on the stumps again, the batsman leans forward to block it

End of over 2 (2 runs) Afghanistan 6/0 (RR: 3.00)
Karim Sadiq    2* (6b)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-2-0
Mohammad Shahzad    2* (6b)      Rubel Hossain    1-0-4-0

2.1

Rubel Hossain to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, slightly back of length outside off, guides it to point off the backfoot

2.2

Rubel Hossain to Mohammad Shahzad, OUT, oh the slower one has done it! Rubel rolled his fingers over the ball for the short of length ball which pitched outside off, it came in after pitching and Shahzad was beaten as he was trapped in front of the stumps around the knee roll and Bowden raised his finger

Mohammad Shahzad lbw b Rubel Hossain 2 (9m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

2.3

Rubel Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, 1 run, angled outside off on length, guides it to third man for one

2.4

Rubel Hossain to Karim Sadiq, 1 leg bye, another lbw appeal, this one is turned down. It came in sharply from back of length and the batsman was hit in front of leg and slightly high on the pad

2.5

Rubel Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, no run, on length outside off, pushed to cover off the frontfoot

2.6

Rubel Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, no run, another appeal to end the over. It pitched on length around leg and was going down further so Billy Bowden shook his head

End of over 3 (2 runs) Afghanistan 8/1 (RR: 2.66)
Najibullah Zadran    1* (3b)      Rubel Hossain    2-0-5-1
Karim Sadiq    2* (7b)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-2-0

3.1

Abdur Razzak to Karim Sadiq, no run, leans forward to block the length ball

3.2

Abdur Razzak to Karim Sadiq, no run, full on middle, pushed back to the bowler

3.3

Abdur Razzak to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, full on off, he goes hard at it to drive it to long-off

3.4

Abdur Razzak to Najibullah Zadran, 1 run, short of length and outside off he picks the gap between point and cover point

3.5

Abdur Razzak to Karim Sadiq, no run, bit of turn from length around off, he guided it to backward point and there was a mix up, but the batsman came back in time

3.6

Abdur Razzak to Karim Sadiq, no run, on length on off, defends it towards cover to end the over

End of over 4 (2 runs) Afghanistan 10/1 (RR: 2.50)
Karim Sadiq    3* (12b)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-4-0
Najibullah Zadran    2* (4b)      Rubel Hossain    2-0-5-1

4.1

Rubel Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, no run, length delivery on the middle stumps, the batsman defends it back

4.2

Rubel Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, no run, on middle stump, defends it towards mid-off

4.3

Rubel Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, 2 runs, strays on the leg stump, he tucks it off the pads towards deep square leg and the fielder does well to kick the ball inside to keep it to two. There was time for the third, though

4.4

Rubel Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, 3 runs, appeal for lbw as it pitched on length and came in to hit the back pad in front go middle. Looked very close but maybe was doing too much to go down leg or just hit it

4.5

Rubel Hossain to Karim Sadiq, no run, appeal for lbw as it pitched on length and came in to hit the back pad in front go middle. Looked very close but maybe was doing too much to go down leg or just hit it

4.6

Rubel Hossain to Karim Sadiq, no run, slower one on length outside off, Shahzad drives delicately and gets a thin edge but fall short of the keeper

End of over 5 (5 runs) Afghanistan 15/1 (RR: 3.00)
Karim Sadiq    3* (14b)      Rubel Hossain    3-0-10-1
Najibullah Zadran    7* (8b)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-4-0

5.1

Abdur Razzak to Najibullah Zadran, no run, beaten outside the off stump with some turn as he tried to defend it

5.2

Abdur Razzak to Najibullah Zadran, FOUR, comes down the track and blasts it in the air between mid-off and cover for a welcome boundary

5.3

Abdur Razzak to Najibullah Zadran, 1 run, full on middle and leg, driven to mid-on with the turn for one

5.4

Abdur Razzak to Karim Sadiq, no run, comes down the track to defend the length ball outside off

5.5

Abdur Razzak to Karim Sadiq, no run, defends the ball outside off with soft hands towards point

5.6

Abdur Razzak to Karim Sadiq, no run, loud appeal for lbw as the batsman went back to cut it outside off and got an inside edge onto his pad so the appeal was turned down

End of over 6 (5 runs) Afghanistan 20/1 (RR: 3.33)
Karim Sadiq    3* (17b)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-9-0
Najibullah Zadran    12* (11b 1x4)      Rubel Hossain    3-0-10-1

6.1

Rubel Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, no run, oh that was mighty close! Hint of outswing with the ball angled across the batsman who tried to defend it without nay footwork

6.2

Rubel Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, no run, length delivery on the leg stump this time, defends it to cover

6.3

Rubel Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, no run, touch shorter and aimed at the middle stump, defends it back to the bowler

6.4

Rubel Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, 1 run, slower one outside off and full, guides it to third man for one

6.5

Rubel Hossain to Karim Sadiq, no run, length ball outside off, Sadiq defends it back

6.6

Rubel Hossain to Karim Sadiq, no run, another one outside off on length, pushed towards cover this time

End of over 7 (1 run) Afghanistan 21/1 (RR: 3.00)
Karim Sadiq    3* (19b)      Rubel Hossain    4-0-11-1
Najibullah Zadran    13* (15b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-9-0

7.1

Abdur Razzak to Najibullah Zadran, no run, turning towards leg on length, helped with the turn to the leg side

7.2

Abdur Razzak to Najibullah Zadran, no run, appeal for lbw as he tries to sweep it from outside off and was struck outside the line

7.3

Abdur Razzak to Najibullah Zadran, no run, touch shorter and turning in form outside off, pushed back to the bowler

7.4

Abdur Razzak to Najibullah Zadran, no run, back of length around off, helped with the turn to the leg side

7.5

Abdur Razzak to Najibullah Zadran, 4 leg byes, strays down the leg side and the batsman manages his pad on it as it foes fine down the leg side for four runs

7.6

Abdur Razzak to Najibullah Zadran, no run, short of length around middle and leg, turned to square leg

End of over 8 (4 runs, maiden) Afghanistan 25/1 (RR: 3.12)
Najibullah Zadran    13* (21b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    4-1-9-0
Karim Sadiq    3* (19b)      Rubel Hossain    4-0-11-1

8.1

Rubel Hossain to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, takes a step down and guides the ball from outside off to third man

8.2

Rubel Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, 2 runs, short of length on middle, he pulls but can't middle and it still goes past midwicket for two

8.3

Rubel Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, no run, touch fuller on the leg stump, tucked to short midwicket

8.4

Rubel Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, no run, slower one on the leg stump, helps it easily to midwicket

8.5

Rubel Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, FOUR, pulled away nicely this time as it was much shorter and Naijibullah got on top of it to pull it to the midwicket boundary

8.6

Rubel Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, no run, slower one on length outside off, drives it slightly in the air towards short cover

End of over 9 (7 runs) Afghanistan 32/1 (RR: 3.55)
Najibullah Zadran    19* (26b 2x4)      Rubel Hossain    5-0-18-1
Karim Sadiq    4* (20b)      Abdur Razzak    4-1-9-0

First bowling change of the day - Arafat Sunny replaces Razzak

9.1

Arafat Sunny to Karim Sadiq, no run, full on off stump from round the wicket, pushed to cover

9.2

Arafat Sunny to Karim Sadiq, no run, comes down and defends the ball on middle back to the bowler

9.3

Arafat Sunny to Karim Sadiq, no run, length ball right on the stumps, the batsman leans forward and blocks

9.4

Arafat Sunny to Karim Sadiq, no run, comes down and it was on leg stump, he got only a bit of bat as it went down fine to short fine leg

9.5

Arafat Sunny to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, comes down to whip it to leg bt missed and they sneak a leg bye as the ball goes behind square on off

9.6

Arafat Sunny to Najibullah Zadran, no run, length delivery on off stump, he leans and blocks

End of over 10 (1 run) Afghanistan 33/1 (RR: 3.30)
Najibullah Zadran    19* (27b 2x4)      Arafat Sunny    1-0-1-0
Karim Sadiq    5* (25b)      Rubel Hossain    5-0-18-1

Another change - Sohag Gazi into the attack now. Third spinner in the 11th over

Farhad: "Afghanistan have a good chance here, they need to look for more strike rotation, unlike what they did against Pakistan. All the best from Pakistan."

10.1

Sohag Gazi to Karim Sadiq, no run, edges first ball with a push outside off as it came in and it fell short of first slip

10.2

Sohag Gazi to Karim Sadiq, no run, on the off stump, defends it back to the bowler

10.3

Sohag Gazi to Karim Sadiq, no run, he charges down to smash it back and the bowler gets a hand to it

And looks like Gazi has injured his right hand while trying to stop that ball when it was struck back by the batsman. He is walking off the field now. Nasir Hossain will complete the over

10.4

Nasir Hossain to Karim Sadiq, no run, on length on the off stump, pushed down to mid-on

10.5

Nasir Hossain to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, closer to middle stump now, turned to the leg side in the deep for one

Nasir comes round the wicket

10.6

Nasir Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, no run, angled in from outside off, the batsman wanted the single after pushing towards cover but he was sent back by the non-striker

End of over 11 (1 run) Afghanistan 34/1 (RR: 3.09)
Najibullah Zadran    19* (28b 2x4)      Nasir Hossain    0.3-0-1-0
Karim Sadiq    6* (30b)      Arafat Sunny    1-0-1-0

11.1

Arafat Sunny to Karim Sadiq, no run, right on target not he middle stump, Sadiq pushes it to cover

11.2

Arafat Sunny to Karim Sadiq, SIX, Sadiq comes down and breaks some shackles! He charged and lofted the ball straight and high over the bowler's head for a six towards the sight screen

11.3

Arafat Sunny to Karim Sadiq, no run, on middle and leg, tucked to midwicket but he is denied the single

11.4

Arafat Sunny to Karim Sadiq, no run, on middle stump, defends it back to the bowler

11.5

Arafat Sunny to Karim Sadiq, no run, short delivery on the stumps, he still can't put it away. Hits it straight to midwicket

11.6

Arafat Sunny to Karim Sadiq, OUT, he has fallen under pressure! Sunny bowled a slightly slower one towards middle, Sadiq played the shot a bit early while pushing it back and a leading edge from close to the sticker of the bat went back to the bowler for an easy catch

Karim Sadiq c & b Arafat Sunny 12 (47m 36b 0x4 1x6) SR: 33.33

End of over 12 (6 runs) Afghanistan 40/2 (RR: 3.33)
     Arafat Sunny    2-0-7-1
Najibullah Zadran    19* (28b 2x4)      Nasir Hossain    0.3-0-1-0

Asghar Stanikzai is the new batsman

12.1

Nasir Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, no run, on length from outside off, pushed towards cover

12.2

Nasir Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, no run, angled in towards off on length, pushed to point while looking for one

12.3

Nasir Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, no run, almost gave it back! This also keeps slow and it almost carried as he pushed it back

12.4

Nasir Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, no run, towards middle and leg, steered to midwicket

12.5

Nasir Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, no run, flighted on off, driven back to the bowler

12.6

Nasir Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, 1 run, angled in towards middle, pushed down the ground to long-on for one to avoid the maiden

End of over 13 (1 run) Afghanistan 41/2 (RR: 3.15)
Najibullah Zadran    20* (34b 2x4)      Nasir Hossain    1.3-0-2-0
Asghar Stanikzai    0* (0b)      Arafat Sunny    2-0-7-1

13.1

Arafat Sunny to Najibullah Zadran, 1 run, outside the leg stump and swept easily to deep fine leg. That was two runs but Stanikzai didn't want the second and Najibullah nearly got run out at the non-striker's end and but made it back in time

13.2

Arafat Sunny to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, on the off stump, pushed straight to cover

13.3

Arafat Sunny to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, touch shorter outside off, pushed down firmly to long-off

13.4

Arafat Sunny to Najibullah Zadran, OUT, oh the ball's gone through him! Najibullah came down the track as the ball pitched around leg and was angled towards middle, and he played with a strange angle of the bat, keeping it horizontal, and the ball went right through. He couldn't get anywhere close to it

Najibullah Zadran b Arafat Sunny 21 (43m 36b 2x4 0x6) SR: 58.33

13.5

Arafat Sunny to Nawroz Mangal, no run, on length on off, he defends it back

13.6

Arafat Sunny to Nawroz Mangal, no run, on length well outside off, pushed straight to cover

End of over 14 (2 runs) Afghanistan 43/3 (RR: 3.07)
Nawroz Mangal    0* (2b)      Arafat Sunny    3-0-9-2
Asghar Stanikzai    1* (2b)      Nasir Hossain    1.3-0-2-0

14.1

Nasir Hossain to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, length ball on middle, turned to midwicket easily

14.2

Nasir Hossain to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, pushed down the ground with the turn to long-on for one

14.3

Nasir Hossain to Nawroz Mangal, no run, defends towards cover against the turn

14.4

Nasir Hossain to Nawroz Mangal, no run, drives it back from length and the bowler does well to stop it

14.5

Nasir Hossain to Nawroz Mangal, FOUR, there is no deep square leg and the batsman does well to sweep it right between short fine leg and square leg for four

14.6

Nasir Hossain to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, on length closer to off, drives it down to long-on for one

End of over 15 (6 runs) Afghanistan 49/3 (RR: 3.26)
Nawroz Mangal    5* (6b 1x4)      Nasir Hossain    2.3-0-8-0
Asghar Stanikzai    2* (4b)      Arafat Sunny    3-0-9-2

15.1

Arafat Sunny to Nawroz Mangal, no run, on length on the off stump, blocks after leaning forward

15.2

Arafat Sunny to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, angled towards the pads, defends on the leg side for a quick single

15.3

Arafat Sunny to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, comes down and drives it inside out back to the bowler

15.4

Arafat Sunny to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, not much turn as he tries to cut it after going back and gets an inside edge

15.5

Arafat Sunny to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, straight delivery and it's defended back to the bowler

15.6

Arafat Sunny to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, outside off, he tries to cut off the backfoot and misses it completely

End of over 16 (1 run) Afghanistan 50/3 (RR: 3.12)
Asghar Stanikzai    2* (8b)      Arafat Sunny    4-0-10-2
Nawroz Mangal    6* (8b 1x4)      Nasir Hossain    2.3-0-8-0

Rubel Hossain back into the attack

16.1

Rubel Hossain to Nawroz Mangal, no run, length delivery coming in form outside off, he defends it off the backfoot

16.2

Rubel Hossain to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, short of length outside off, driven square beautifully off the backfoot for one

16.3

Rubel Hossain to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, length ball outside off, solid defence on the off side by Stanikzai

16.4

Rubel Hossain to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, short of length outside off, punched off the backfoot to sweeper cover for a single

RHID: "why is everyone getting injured at the same time for bangladesh!!!"

16.5

Rubel Hossain to Nawroz Mangal, no run, back of length just outside off, defends it back to the bowler

16.6

Rubel Hossain to Nawroz Mangal, 2 runs, short of length outside off, he goes back and cuts it between point and third man for two

End of over 17 (4 runs) Afghanistan 54/3 (RR: 3.17)
Nawroz Mangal    9* (12b 1x4)      Rubel Hossain    6-0-22-1
Asghar Stanikzai    3* (10b)      Arafat Sunny    4-0-10-2

17.1

Arafat Sunny to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, angled in sharply from off and hits him on the back pad, loud appeal for lbw but it was probably going down leg

17.2

Arafat Sunny to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, on the off stump this time, defends it off the backfoot

17.3

Arafat Sunny to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, punched off the backfoot to cover and the fielder throws it to the non-striker's end for overthrows

17.4

Arafat Sunny to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, full on the stumps, driven down to long-off for one

17.5

Arafat Sunny to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, angled in from outside off, defends it back to the bowler

17.6

Arafat Sunny to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, right on target on the stumps, defends it back again

End of over 18 (2 runs) Afghanistan 56/3 (RR: 3.11)
Asghar Stanikzai    4* (15b)      Arafat Sunny    5-0-12-2
Nawroz Mangal    10* (13b 1x4)      Rubel Hossain    6-0-22-1

Another spinner - Mominul Haque to bowl now

Anil: "AUS 47/0 in 7 ovrs vs SA in test match... And AFG 21/1 in same seven overs in an ODIā€¦"

18.1

Mominul Haque to Nawroz Mangal, no run, on length just outside off, defends it to cover

18.2

Mominul Haque to Nawroz Mangal, no run, touch fuller outside off, drives it on off side

18.3

Mominul Haque to Nawroz Mangal, no run, comes down the track and defends it back

18.4

Mominul Haque to Nawroz Mangal, no run, closer to the stumps, blocks it on the pitch

18.5

Mominul Haque to Nawroz Mangal, no run, close to off on length, pushed to cover

18.6

Mominul Haque to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, gives a bit of room outside off, drives it to sweeper cover for one to avoid the maiden and it's time for drinks

End of over 19 (1 run) Afghanistan 57/3 (RR: 3.00)
Nawroz Mangal    11* (19b 1x4)      Mominul Haque    1-0-1-0
Asghar Stanikzai    4* (15b)      Arafat Sunny    5-0-12-2

Sunny to continue after drinks..

19.1

Arafat Sunny to Nawroz Mangal, FOUR, oh that is a change of intent! He steps out to reach the pitch of the delivery and drives it past mid-on! That's a beautiful shot

19.2

Arafat Sunny to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, steps out again, but this is a short one. The batsman punches it to long off

19.3

Arafat Sunny to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, allows the ball to come in, then nudges it to deep square leg off the front foot

19.4

Arafat Sunny to Nawroz Mangal, no run, flat and short! The batsman was deep in the crease and punched it back down the pitch, but it hits the stumps at the other end

19.5

Arafat Sunny to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, flatter and shorter again, he stays back and punches it to deep cover for a single

19.6

Arafat Sunny to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, tossed up delivery on the middle and leg line, the batsman takes a step down the pitch and eases it to long on for a single

End of over 20 (8 runs) Afghanistan 65/3 (RR: 3.25)
Asghar Stanikzai    6* (17b)      Arafat Sunny    6-0-20-2
Nawroz Mangal    17* (23b 2x4)      Mominul Haque    1-0-1-0

20.1

Mominul Haque to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, tossed up and slow, the batsman reaches out and drives it to deep cover for a single

20.2

Mominul Haque to Nawroz Mangal, 2 runs, oh there is a sudden change of intent here.. Now Mangal steps down the pitch, but is nowhere near the pitch of the delivery, he still goes through with the shot and gets a thick edge over backward point

20.3

Mominul Haque to Nawroz Mangal, no run, stays in the crease and pushes it back to the bowler

20.4

Mominul Haque to Nawroz Mangal, no run, skips out of the crease again, but punches this straight to cover

20.5

Mominul Haque to Nawroz Mangal, no run, this time, he stays back and defends it down the pitch

20.6

Mominul Haque to Nawroz Mangal, FOUR, gets a boundary of the last ball, but not how he would have wanted it! Goes for a cut, but gets an outside edge past the keeper. That runs down quickly to the boundary

End of over 21 (7 runs) Afghanistan 72/3 (RR: 3.42)
Nawroz Mangal    23* (28b 3x4)      Mominul Haque    2-0-8-0
Asghar Stanikzai    7* (18b)      Arafat Sunny    6-0-20-2

Ziaur Rahman is the new bowler, Bangladesh's only other seamer

21.1

Ziaur Rahman to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, back of length delivery on off, the batsman manages to pick up a single with a dab to cover

21.2

Ziaur Rahman to Nawroz Mangal, no run, he keeps it tight on the stumps, Mangal defends to midwicket

21.3

Ziaur Rahman to Nawroz Mangal, no run, little bit of width, but the length is perfect.. The batsman pushes it straight to cover off the back foot

21.4

Ziaur Rahman to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, rolls his fingers over this one, but it's short enough for the batsman to punch to deep cover for a single

21.5

Ziaur Rahman to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, back of length delivery on the stumps, Stanikzai defends it down the pitch

21.6

Ziaur Rahman to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, slower and fuller, the batsman stays patient and pushes it to cover

End of over 22 (2 runs) Afghanistan 74/3 (RR: 3.36)
Asghar Stanikzai    8* (21b)      Ziaur Rahman    1-0-2-0
Nawroz Mangal    24* (31b 3x4)      Mominul Haque    2-0-8-0

22.1

Mominul Haque to Nawroz Mangal, no run, he tosses it up and the batsman responds by coming down the pitch, hits it straight back to the bowler

22.2

Mominul Haque to Nawroz Mangal, OUT, it's a run-out! Afghanistan lose another one and this was a bit unnecessary. The batsman dabbed this one towards cover and thought about a single. By the time he was sent back by the non-striker, the fielder had come in, swooped the ball and fired a quick throw to the keeper. The leg umpire didn't even think about asking the third umpire..

Nawroz Mangal run out 24 (33m 33b 3x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

Mohammad Nabi is the new man

22.3

Mominul Haque to Mohammad Nabi, no run, tossed up delivery, much slower.. The batsman defends it to off

22.4

Mominul Haque to Mohammad Nabi, no run

22.5

Mominul Haque to Mohammad Nabi, no run, he comes forward and defends it to cover

22.6

Mominul Haque to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, picks up a single to long off with a back foot punch

End of over 23 (1 run) Afghanistan 75/4 (RR: 3.26)
Mohammad Nabi    1* (4b)      Mominul Haque    3-0-9-0
Asghar Stanikzai    8* (21b)      Ziaur Rahman    1-0-2-0

Abdur Razzak into the attack now

23.1

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, full outside off, driven to long-off for one

News coming in that Sohag Gazi has gone for stitches and may not be able to come back today

23.2

Abdur Razzak to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, defends off the backfoot to cover

23.3

Abdur Razzak to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, full delivery outside off, driven past cover for one

23.4

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, half-tracker to the leg side, helped to deep midwicket for one

23.5

Abdur Razzak to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, full delivery on off, driven back to the bowler

23.6

Abdur Razzak to Asghar Stanikzai, 2 runs, turning away from off and an outside edge goes to third man for one

End of over 24 (5 runs) Afghanistan 80/4 (RR: 3.33)
Asghar Stanikzai    11* (25b)      Abdur Razzak    5-1-14-0
Mohammad Nabi    3* (6b)      Mominul Haque    3-0-9-0

24.1

Mominul Haque to Mohammad Nabi, no run, tuning away from length outside off, driven to cover at the dye of the circle

24.2

Mominul Haque to Mohammad Nabi, no run, inside edge onto the pads and it goes on the off side

24.3

Mominul Haque to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, driven off the front foot to deep cover for one

24.4

Mominul Haque to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, defends with soft hands to off side but no time for a run

24.5

Mominul Haque to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, defends with soft hands between point and short third man

24.6

Mominul Haque to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, comes down and a thick edge goes past midwicket for one

End of over 25 (2 runs) Afghanistan 82/4 (RR: 3.28)
Asghar Stanikzai    12* (28b)      Mominul Haque    4-0-11-0
Mohammad Nabi    4* (9b)      Abdur Razzak    5-1-14-0

25.1

Ziaur Rahman to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, length ball on middle, turned to the leg side for one

25.2

Ziaur Rahman to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, good-length ball on the stumps, pushed down past the bowler for one

25.3

Ziaur Rahman to Asghar Stanikzai, 2 runs, short of length around off, turned to del backward square leg for two

25.4

Ziaur Rahman to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, keeps a bit low on off stump, guides it to the leg side for one more

25.5

Ziaur Rahman to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, slower one from outside off, pushed past cover for a single

25.6

Ziaur Rahman to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, aimed towards the off stump, pushed back as it keeps a bit slow

End of over 26 (6 runs) Afghanistan 88/4 (RR: 3.38)
Asghar Stanikzai    16* (32b)      Ziaur Rahman    2-0-8-0
Mohammad Nabi    6* (11b)      Mominul Haque    4-0-11-0

26.1

Mominul Haque to Mohammad Nabi, no run, tries to sweep the ball fro outside off but can't connect and leads to a stifled appeal because it hit him outside off

26.2

Mominul Haque to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run, goes to the backfoot and pulls gets an inside edge to the leg side

26.3

Mominul Haque to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, short of length outside off, pushed down to long off

26.4

Mominul Haque to Mohammad Nabi, no run, goes back to swat it to the leg side but it keeps low and inside edge goes to the leg side

26.5

Mominul Haque to Mohammad Nabi, OUT, one more falls! Mominul pitched it up outside off, turned it away and the batsman drove with a lot of force only to give an outside edge to first slip where Nasir took a sharp catch

Mohammad Nabi c Nasir Hossain b Mominul Haque 7 (15m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 46.66

26.6

Mominul Haque to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, full on off, digs it out back to the bowler

End of over 27 (2 runs) Afghanistan 90/5 (RR: 3.33)
Samiullah Shenwari    0* (1b)      Mominul Haque    5-0-13-1
Asghar Stanikzai    17* (33b)      Ziaur Rahman    2-0-8-0

27.1

Ziaur Rahman to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, short of length on the off stumps, defends it back to the bowler

27.2

Ziaur Rahman to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, touch fuller on off, turned to the leg side for one

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27.3

Ziaur Rahman to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 bye, short of length outside off with some extra bounce as the batsman tried to cut it late but missed and so did the keeper for a bye

27.4

Ziaur Rahman to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, short of length on middle, keeps low, and it's tucked to square leg

27.5

Ziaur Rahman to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, on length outside off, drives it straight to cover

27.6

Ziaur Rahman to Asghar Stanikzai, 2 runs, angled towards leg from off, steered to deep backward square leg into the gap for two runs

End of over 28 (4 runs) Afghanistan 94/5 (RR: 3.35)
Asghar Stanikzai    20* (38b)      Ziaur Rahman    3-0-11-0
Samiullah Shenwari    0* (2b)      Mominul Haque    5-0-13-1

28.1

Mominul Haque to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, drifting in from outside off, chopped to point off the backfoot

28.2

Mominul Haque to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, short of length well outside off, punched down to long-off

28.3

Mominul Haque to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, on length on off, defends with soft hands to cover point

28.4

Mominul Haque to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, short of length outside off, pushed to cover off the backfoot

28.5

Mominul Haque to Asghar Stanikzai, 2 runs, on length outside off, outside edge goes past the keeper for two

28.6

Mominul Haque to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, on length on off, pushed down to long-off

End of over 29 (4 runs) Afghanistan 98/5 (RR: 3.37)
Asghar Stanikzai    23* (42b)      Mominul Haque    6-0-17-1
Samiullah Shenwari    1* (4b)      Ziaur Rahman    3-0-11-0

29.1

Ziaur Rahman to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, on the off stump on length, defends it back to the bowler

29.2

Ziaur Rahman to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, touch fuller on the stumps, steered to midwicket

29.3

Ziaur Rahman to Asghar Stanikzai, 2 runs, short of length on middle, whipped to deep midwicekt for two quick runs which complete Afghanistan's 100

29.4

Ziaur Rahman to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, back of length outside off, punched to sweeper cover for one

29.5

Ziaur Rahman to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, length ball angled towards off, thick edge goes to third man

29.6

Ziaur Rahman to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, on the pads now, flicked to deep backward square leg

End of over 30 (5 runs) Afghanistan 103/5 (RR: 3.43)
Asghar Stanikzai    27* (47b)      Ziaur Rahman    4-0-16-0
Samiullah Shenwari    2* (5b)      Mominul Haque    6-0-17-1

30.1

Mominul Haque to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, keeps low after pitching on length on off, defended back to the bowler

30.2

Mominul Haque to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, well outside off, slashed to sweeper cover for one

30.3

Mominul Haque to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, turns away from length outside off, helped to deep point for one more

30.4

Mominul Haque to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, defends to cover off the front foot

30.5

Mominul Haque to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, on the front foot again, driven firmly to cover this time

30.6

Mominul Haque to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, drives it down to long-off for a single

End of over 31 (3 runs) Afghanistan 106/5 (RR: 3.41)
Asghar Stanikzai    29* (52b)      Mominul Haque    7-0-20-1
Samiullah Shenwari    3* (6b)      Ziaur Rahman    4-0-16-0

Adam Sutherland: "Getting the same feeling of frustration watching Afghanistan here as I do watching Bangladesh playing the higher ranked teams... Needless dismissals, losing wickets at the wrong time and no player taking the responsibility to play the big innings like Sanga the other day! "

31.1

Ziaur Rahman to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, back of length around off, defends it to cover

31.2

Ziaur Rahman to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, back of length towards middle, turned to deep fine leg for one

31.3

Ziaur Rahman to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, short of length around off, guides to point by opening the face of the bat

31.4

Ziaur Rahman to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, drives it back to the bowler who stops the ball with his leg and the ball goes to mid-on and the batsman is back in time in the crease

31.5

Ziaur Rahman to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run

31.6

Ziaur Rahman to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, length delivery around off, tucked a little wide of midwicket but the fielder does well to stop it

End of over 32 (2 runs) Afghanistan 108/5 (RR: 3.37)
Asghar Stanikzai    30* (55b)      Ziaur Rahman    5-0-18-0
Samiullah Shenwari    4* (9b)      Mominul Haque    7-0-20-1

32.1

Mominul Haque to Samiullah Shenwari, 2 runs, sweeps the ball in the air from well outside off to deep backward square leg

32.2

Mominul Haque to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, on length outside off, pushed towards cover with soft hands

32.3

Mominul Haque to Samiullah Shenwari, 2 runs, drives outside off and a thick edge goes past first slip to deep third man

32.4

Mominul Haque to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, pushed to cover point off the backfoot after the turn

32.5

Mominul Haque to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, drives it down the ground to long-off

32.6

Mominul Haque to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, leans forward and blocks it back to the bowler

End of over 33 (5 runs) Afghanistan 113/5 (RR: 3.42)
Asghar Stanikzai    30* (56b)      Mominul Haque    8-0-25-1
Samiullah Shenwari    9* (14b)      Ziaur Rahman    5-0-18-0

33.1

Ziaur Rahman to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, beaten outside the off stump and it was very close to the off stump too

33.2

Ziaur Rahman to Samiullah Shenwari, 2 runs, on the pads now, steered to deep backward square leg for two

33.3

Ziaur Rahman to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, full and wide, driven to sweeper cover for an easy single

33.4

Ziaur Rahman to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, on length on the off stump, turned to deep midwicket

33.5

Ziaur Rahman to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, angled towards the leg stump, flicked towards midwicket for a quick single

33.6

Ziaur Rahman to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, keeps low after pitching on short of length outside off, the batsman defends it back

End of over 34 (5 runs) Afghanistan 118/5 (RR: 3.47)
Asghar Stanikzai    31* (58b)      Ziaur Rahman    6-0-23-0
Samiullah Shenwari    13* (18b)      Mominul Haque    8-0-25-1

34.1

Mominul Haque to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, pitched outside off, pushed to cover

34.2

Mominul Haque to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, touch shorter around off, pushes it on the off side

34.3

Mominul Haque to Samiullah Shenwari, FOUR, mid-on is in the circle and the batsman clears him with a lofted drive down the ground for a one-bounce four

34.4

Mominul Haque to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, tucks it to midwicket off the backfoot

34.5

Mominul Haque to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, length ball on the middle stump, defends to short cover

34.6

Mominul Haque to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, full delivery on the off stump, drives it down to long-off for one more

End of over 35 (6 runs) Afghanistan 124/5 (RR: 3.54)
Asghar Stanikzai    32* (60b)      Mominul Haque    9-0-31-1
Samiullah Shenwari    18* (22b 1x4)      Ziaur Rahman    6-0-23-0

Time for the batting Powerplay now, Abdur Razzak will start it

35.1

Abdur Razzak to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, short of length outside off, punched to cover at the edge of the circle

35.2

Abdur Razzak to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, touch fuller, pushed to cover off the backfoot

35.3

Abdur Razzak to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, short of length around middle, tucked to backward square leg

35.4

Abdur Razzak to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, appeal for caught behind down the leg side but the umpire says no. It probably took the pad a the batsman tried to play it fine

35.5

Abdur Razzak to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, tries to cut it outside off but misses

35.6

Abdur Razzak to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, length ball on the stumps, defends it back to the bowler

End of over 36 (1 run) Afghanistan 125/5 (RR: 3.47)
Samiullah Shenwari    18* (25b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    6-1-15-0
Asghar Stanikzai    33* (63b)      Mominul Haque    9-0-31-1

Arafat Sunny into the attack for is remaining four overs

36.1

Arafat Sunny to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, down the leg side, goes off the pads to the leg side

36.2

Arafat Sunny to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, on the pads again, helped to short fine leg this time

36.3

Arafat Sunny to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, touch shorter outside off, stays a bit slow and the batsman pushes it back, slightly in the air, past the bowler

36.4

Arafat Sunny to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, full delivery is pushed back to Arafat

36.5

Arafat Sunny to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, full ball again, pushed down to long-on for a single

36.6

Arafat Sunny to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, slightly short outside off, cuts it straight t cover at the edge of the circle and it's drinks

End of over 37 (2 runs) Afghanistan 127/5 (RR: 3.43)
Asghar Stanikzai    34* (67b)      Arafat Sunny    7-0-22-2
Samiullah Shenwari    19* (27b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    6-1-15-0

37.1

Abdur Razzak to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, slightly short outside off, driven square to cover point off the back foot

37.2

Abdur Razzak to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 wide, goes way down the leg side for a wide

37.2

Abdur Razzak to Samiullah Shenwari, FOUR, on length outside off and he slashes at it to place it between point and cover point for a four

37.3

Abdur Razzak to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, stays a bit slow outside off, pushed back to the bowler

37.4

Abdur Razzak to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 wide, another wide down the leg side as the batsman tries to sweep

37.4

Abdur Razzak to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, pitched up on middle, defends it back to the bowler

37.5

Abdur Razzak to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, short of length outside off, cuts it to point

37.6

Abdur Razzak to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, full and slightly flighted outside off, drives it towards cover

End of over 38 (7 runs) Afghanistan 134/5 (RR: 3.52)
Asghar Stanikzai    34* (68b)      Abdur Razzak    7-1-22-0
Samiullah Shenwari    24* (32b 2x4)      Arafat Sunny    7-0-22-2

38.1

Arafat Sunny to Samiullah Shenwari, 2 runs, outside off, drives it hard past cover wide of long-off for two runs

38.2

Arafat Sunny to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, quicker one outside off, he cuts but misses

38.3

Arafat Sunny to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, on length on middle stump, the batsman can't connect properly

38.4

Arafat Sunny to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, charges down for the length ball, can't time it properly and it goes to long-on for one

38.5

Arafat Sunny to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, on length outside off, cut straight to point off the backfoot

38.6

Arafat Sunny to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, outside off on length, pushed straight to cover

End of over 39 (3 runs) Afghanistan 137/5 (RR: 3.51)
Asghar Stanikzai    34* (70b)      Arafat Sunny    8-0-25-2
Samiullah Shenwari    27* (36b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    7-1-22-0

39.1

Abdur Razzak to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, on the pads, flicked wide of midwicket for one

39.2

Abdur Razzak to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, on length on middle and leg, tucked to the leg side for one more

39.3

Abdur Razzak to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, nearly in the block hole, defends it back to the bowler

39.4

Abdur Razzak to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, towards the leg stump, he tries to sweep but gets hit on the pad

39.5

Abdur Razzak to Samiullah Shenwari, FOUR, he connects well this time as he gets another loose delivery outside leg, and sweeps it away for four

39.6

Abdur Razzak to Samiullah Shenwari, FOUR, gets room well outside off now and he frees his arms to drive it powerfully through the covers for four more. Great over for Afghanistan

End of over 40 (10 runs) Afghanistan 147/5 (RR: 3.67)
Samiullah Shenwari    36* (41b 4x4)      Abdur Razzak    8-1-32-0
Asghar Stanikzai    35* (71b)      Arafat Sunny    8-0-25-2

Anique: "Afghanistan is in a similar kind of situation Pakistan faced against them in the last match. Hope BD don't let them get the upper hand in the end. "

40.1

Mominul Haque to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, nearly takes a great catch! Stanikzai played across the line and got a leading edge going towards deep cover, Nasir Hossain ran towards the boundary with his eyes on the ball, dived too, but it was just out of his reach. He has injured himself a bit, but is fit to field again

40.2

Mominul Haque to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, length ball outside off, pushed to the off side

40.3

Mominul Haque to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, full delivery outside off, pushed straight to point

40.4

Mominul Haque to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, short ball on middle, pulls it to deep square leg

40.5

Mominul Haque to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, on length outside off, drives it dan to long-off

40.6

Mominul Haque to Samiullah Shenwari, FOUR, shot and wide and Shenwari cuts it fiercely to the cover boundary for a four

End of over 41 (7 runs) Afghanistan 154/5 (RR: 3.75)
Samiullah Shenwari    41* (45b 5x4)      Mominul Haque    10-0-38-1
Asghar Stanikzai    37* (73b)      Abdur Razzak    8-1-32-0

41.1

Rubel Hossain to Asghar Stanikzai, FOUR, Rubel is back into the attack, Asghar goes for a massive slog, length ball, thick inside edge onto the pads and past the keeper for four to fine leg

41.2

Rubel Hossain to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, short of length ball outside off, looks to slash it through cover and misses

41.3

Rubel Hossain to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, full ball is drilled down the ground towards long-off

41.4

Rubel Hossain to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, full ball slanting in towards middle, punched towards long-on

41.5

Rubel Hossain to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, length ball outside off, slashed towards cover

41.6

Rubel Hossain to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, full and outside off, looks to thump it and misses

Anique: "Time to take a couple of wickets by Bangladesh. They shouldn't loose the momentum. Anything beyond 170-180 will be tough to chase by BD against Afghan's initial bowling attack."

End of over 42 (8 runs) Afghanistan 162/5 (RR: 3.85)
Samiullah Shenwari    43* (47b 5x4)      Rubel Hossain    7-0-30-1
Asghar Stanikzai    43* (77b 1x4)      Mominul Haque    10-0-38-1

42.1

Arafat Sunny to Samiullah Shenwari, FOUR, length ball down the ground, slammed towards deep backward square leg for four

42.2

Arafat Sunny to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, flighted and full, pushed back towards the bowler

42.3

Arafat Sunny to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, length ball well outside off, mistimed carve towards cover

42.4

Arafat Sunny to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, yorker, dug out towards midwicket

42.5

Arafat Sunny to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, another full ball, squeezed out behind square leg

42.6

Arafat Sunny to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run

End of over 43 (6 runs) Afghanistan 168/5 (RR: 3.90)
Asghar Stanikzai    44* (78b 1x4)      Arafat Sunny    9-0-31-2
Samiullah Shenwari    48* (52b 6x4)      Rubel Hossain    7-0-30-1

Uwaisul Karnain: "This is turning out to be an entertaining partnership. If they can carry on at 8-10 runs per over in the remaining overs, Afghanistan may end up reaching 225-240. That's a decent score, isn't it?"

43.1

Rubel Hossain to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, short of length ball outside off, cracks it fiercely but he can't beat the man at cover, just a few yards either side and that would have been four

43.2

Rubel Hossain to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, slammed towards deep square leg this time

43.3

Rubel Hossain to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, low full toss is thumped towards extra cover for a single

43.4

Rubel Hossain to Asghar Stanikzai, SIX, what a way to get to his half-century, Stanikzai latches on to a length ball and clobbers it over long-on, huge six

43.5

Rubel Hossain to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, short and wide, that was a ball that should have been put away, it was slightly slower as well, slapped towards point but can't place it for runs

43.6

Rubel Hossain to Asghar Stanikzai, FOUR, short of length ball, well outside off, this time they make it count, gets back in the crease and crashes it past point for four

End of over 44 (12 runs) Afghanistan 180/5 (RR: 4.09)
Asghar Stanikzai    55* (83b 2x4 1x6)      Rubel Hossain    8-0-42-1
Samiullah Shenwari    49* (53b 6x4)      Arafat Sunny    9-0-31-2

44.1

Abdur Razzak to Samiullah Shenwari, FOUR, superb stroke to reach his fifty, well outside off, Shenwari gets on the front foot and slaps it behind point for four

44.2

Abdur Razzak to Samiullah Shenwari, 2 runs, reverse-sweep this time, was that a drop? no think it dropped just short of point, well struck but the fielder gets a hand on it

44.3

Abdur Razzak to Samiullah Shenwari, no run

44.4

Abdur Razzak to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, pushed towards cover, can't get the run

44.5

Abdur Razzak to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, worked towards midwicket

44.6

Abdur Razzak to Asghar Stanikzai, SIX, another massive hit, skips down the track to get to the length of the ball and sends that into orbit., way beyond the sightscreen, what a shot that is

End of over 45 (13 runs) Afghanistan 193/5 (RR: 4.28)
Asghar Stanikzai    61* (84b 2x4 2x6)      Abdur Razzak    9-1-45-0
Samiullah Shenwari    56* (58b 7x4)      Rubel Hossain    8-0-42-1

45.1

Arafat Sunny to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 wide, finds the gap again! It pitched on leg and Shenwari slammed it to the wide long-on boundary right in the gap for four

45.1

Arafat Sunny to Samiullah Shenwari, FOUR, strays down the leg side for a wide

45.2

Arafat Sunny to Samiullah Shenwari, no run, tries to cut it by making room but doesn't connect and loses his balances but manages to stay in the crease

45.3

Arafat Sunny to Samiullah Shenwari, 2 runs, full on the pads, flicked to wide long-on boundary for two

45.4

Arafat Sunny to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, low full toss on off, driven straight to cover

45.5

Arafat Sunny to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, nearly in the block hole, he makes room and digs it out to cover for one

45.6

Arafat Sunny to Samiullah Shenwari, FOUR, full on middle and Stanikzai lofts it down the ground for four more! He struck it right over the bowler's head to bisect the gap between long on and long off. 13 off the over

End of over 46 (13 runs) Afghanistan 206/5 (RR: 4.47)
Samiullah Shenwari    67* (63b 9x4)      Arafat Sunny    10-0-44-2
Asghar Stanikzai    62* (85b 2x4 2x6)      Abdur Razzak    9-1-45-0

Afghanistan raced from 150 to 200 in only 28 balls. Ziaur Rahman to bowl now

46.1

Ziaur Rahman to Asghar Stanikzai, 5 wides, attempted yorker, Stanikzai gets his toes out of the way just in time and flicks it with a thick edge to the deep fine leg boundary for four

46.1

Ziaur Rahman to Asghar Stanikzai, FOUR

46.2

Ziaur Rahman to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, tries to slash it outside off, the ball was just in from the wide line

46.3

Ziaur Rahman to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, low full toss on the legs, flicked in the air to deep midwicket

46.4

Ziaur Rahman to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, slightly higher full toss, driven down to long-on for one

46.5

Ziaur Rahman to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, slogs again to the leg side, doesn't connect from the middle but it goes to deep backward square leg

46.6

Ziaur Rahman to Samiullah Shenwari, FOUR, scoops it for a one-bounce four! He knew an attempted yorker was coming, it was a low full toss and he moved to the off stump and scooped it well over short fine leg for a boundary

End of over 47 (16 runs) Afghanistan 222/5 (RR: 4.72)
Samiullah Shenwari    72* (65b 10x4)      Ziaur Rahman    7-0-39-0
Asghar Stanikzai    68* (89b 3x4 2x6)      Arafat Sunny    10-0-44-2

47.1

Rubel Hossain to Asghar Stanikzai, FOUR, another full toss and it's dispatched to the midwicket boundary! He had it in his zone and whipped it to leg and beat the fielder in the deep

47.2

Rubel Hossain to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, slams the full delivery back, but straight to mid-off

47.3

Rubel Hossain to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, tries to slash at the full delivery outside off but can't connect

47.4

Rubel Hossain to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, misses the full ball outside off again as it goes to the keeper

47.5

Rubel Hossain to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, 137kph, moves across this time to move it to leg but only gets an inside edge to the keeper

47.6

Rubel Hossain to Asghar Stanikzai, FOUR, dropped! Full toss to end the over outside off, he lofted it towards deep cover, the fielder could have caught it easily and well inside the boundary line but he misjudged it and it went right through his hands

End of over 48 (8 runs) Afghanistan 230/5 (RR: 4.79)
Asghar Stanikzai    76* (95b 5x4 2x6)      Rubel Hossain    9-0-50-1
Samiullah Shenwari    72* (65b 10x4)      Ziaur Rahman    7-0-39-0

48.1

Abdur Razzak to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, makes room, punches it down to long-off for one

48.2

Abdur Razzak to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, full and outside off, driven firmly to cover at the edge of the circle

48.3

Abdur Razzak to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, flatter and on middle, Shenwari slogs it to deep midwicket

48.4

Abdur Razzak to Asghar Stanikzai, 2 runs, dropped again and that too off a full toss, and it's the second one from Imrul Kayes! Full toss was slammed high in the air to the leg side, two fielders came under it and Imrul got his hands under it but it popped out of his hands

48.5

Abdur Razzak to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, lofts a full delivery straight down the ground to long-on

48.6

Abdur Razzak to Samiullah Shenwari, SIX, and six now! He came down the track, Razzak bowled it full and wide, but Stanikzai some how connected and cleared the long-off boundary even though it was not a straight-bat shot. both batsmen on 80 now

End of over 49 (12 runs) Afghanistan 242/5 (RR: 4.93)
Samiullah Shenwari    80* (68b 10x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    10-1-57-0
Asghar Stanikzai    80* (98b 5x4 2x6)      Rubel Hossain    9-0-50-1

Rubel for the last over

49.1

Rubel Hossain to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 leg bye, wanted to scoop it from outside off, but can't connect and they scamper for a leg bye

49.2

Rubel Hossain to Samiullah Shenwari, 1 run, slower one at 115kph, but it was full and it was slammed down to long-on after a bounce

Rudra Varma: "Both batsmen denying the other a century"

49.3

Rubel Hossain to Asghar Stanikzai, SIX, kapow, that's gone out of the ground! Stanikzai got a full delivery and clobbered it to the cow corner boundary for a massive six

49.4

Rubel Hossain to Asghar Stanikzai, FOUR, wide full toss outside off, he swivels his bat to clear the infield and that runs away for four more. These batsmen have left the hosts clueless

49.5

Rubel Hossain to Asghar Stanikzai, OUT, oh it's a run out! Stanikzai couldn't connect with the ball that kept low outside off and Shenwari came across for a run meanwhile. The keeper passes the ball to the bowler and both batsmen are caught at the same end. Shenwari gets a lot of pats on his back as soon as he crosses the boundary rope

Samiullah Shenwari run out 81 (94m 69b 10x4 1x6) SR: 117.39

49.6

Rubel Hossain to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, slogs and misses. It was outside off again, he went down on a knee to slog it to the leg side but the ball kept low again

5.25pm Who would have though Afghanistan would cross 150, or even 200, after they were 90 for 5. But they have put on a competitive 254 for 6! A slow pitch and some accurate bowling from the Bangladesh spinners stifled them early on, but Shenwari and Stanikzai first consolidated, and then tore the bowlers apart once they crossed 150. They added 164 in 137 balls and scored 107 in the last 10 overs to charge them past 250. Stanikzai registered his best score of 90 and Shenwari scored 81 off only 69. Can Bangladesh chase it? We'll be back in about 40 minutes to find out.

Uzair: "this total will boost afghan confidence significantly! they're new team and have improved faster than most nations. they almost beat pak (if akmal was caught). can't wait to see game vs sr and ind"

Ram: "Excellent batting and excellent partnership between these two ..The best in the tournament so far."

End of over 50 (12 runs) Afghanistan 254/6
Asghar Stanikzai    90* (103b 6x4 3x6)      Rubel Hossain    10-0-61-1
Mirwais Ashraf    0* (0b)      Abdur Razzak    10-1-57-0
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Mar 1, 2014

The Afghanistan players celebrate their landmark win, Bangladesh v Afghanistan, Asia Cup, Fatullah, March 1, 2014

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