ICC Cricket World Cup, 7th Match, Pool A: Afghanistan v Bangladesh at Canberra, Feb 18, 2015
ICC Cricket World Cup - 7th match, Pool A
Bangladesh won by 105 runs
Played at Manuka Oval, Canberra (neutral venue)
18 February 2015 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Bangladesh innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Anamul Haque lbw b Mirwais Ashraf 29 66 55 4 0 52.72
16.4 81.4 mph, Ashraf has got another. Or has he? Bijoy is hit on the back leg. The only thing that could save Bijoy is the impact, and he has reviewed this after being given out. Length ball, seams in from outside off, beats his drive, hits him on the back pad. The replay comes back with "umpire's call" on impact. So the decision stays. Ashraf has two now: last 16 balls, no run, wickets of both the openers 52/2
View dismissal Tamim Iqbal c †Afsar Zazai b Mirwais Ashraf 19 58 42 2 0 45.23
14.3 79.7 mph, you could sense it. You could see a reckless shot was around the corner. Tamim opens the face to a length ball on off. Manages just an edge that Afsar Zazai takes diving to his left. He takes it one-handed, but in mid-air he gets it right hand around and nearly transfers it from left to right. The right hand has come around because the ball is slipping out. The right glove pushes it back into the left. This is top keeping. Afghanistan have taken their first World Cup wicket, and they have built dot by dot to it. Persistent accurate cricket from a team known to be mercurial and unpredictable. Moles and Nabi will be pleased 47/1
View dismissal Soumya Sarkar lbw b Shapoor Zadran 28 51 25 3 1 112.00
25.5 84.9 mph, Two sounds there. Given. Sarkar wants to review, but can't because Bijoy wasted the review. This is full and straight, Sarkar plays a big shot, he is hit plumb in front, and only an inside edge can save him. Wilson has given him out. Sarkar is helpless with no review left. Replays suggest this might be front pad onto the back and not bat onto the pad. Good decision by Joel Wilson 102/3
View dismissal Mahmudullah c †Afsar Zazai b Shapoor Zadran 23 55 46 0 0 50.00
29.1 84.9 mph, Zadran has taken another wicket. Another lovely catch from Afsar Zazai. A length ball angling in, Mahludullah looks to defend, the extra bounce draws the edge, which is dying to the right of Afsar but he gets both his hands to it and takes it inches off the ground 119/4
View dismissal Shakib Al Hasan b Hamid Hassan 63 86 51 6 1 123.52
44.4 72.4 mph, slower ball, and he has bowled him finally. Afghanistan needed this to put the brakes on. Shakib is early into this slog over midwicket, and gets an inside edge onto the stumps. This is delivered wide of the crease, and they are checking for a no-ball. Both his front and back foot are well in. Shakib has to go back. Inside edge onto the pad, and then a trickle into the base of off 233/5
View dismissal Mushfiqur Rahim c Samiullah Shenwari b Mohammad Nabi 71 83 56 6 1 126.78
47.3 67.0 mph, high full toss but not high enough to be called a no-ball even despite the smallness of Rahim. The ball gets too close to him, and he can neither hit it for six nor keep it down. Sami Shenwari charges in from deep midwicket and takes a good catch low to his right. But has Rahim already done the damage with a superb innings? 247/7
View dismissal Sabbir Rahman b Hamid Hassan 3 7 8 0 0 37.50
46.5 86.1 mph, Hamid Hasan has another wicket. Wide on the crease again, gets that sharp movement back in, Shabbir looks to make room, and is cramped. He chops it on. Hamid pulls out the Brett Lee-style chainsaw celebration 241/6
View dismissal Mashrafe Mortaza* b Aftab Alam 14 12 9 3 0 155.55
49.1 81.4 mph, Length ball, quick, Mortaza slogs, is beaten by the pace, and is beaten. That's one ball you are asked to not bowl at the death, but he has got the wicket with it 263/9
View dismissal Mominul Haque run out (†Afsar Zazai) 3 6 3 0 0 100.00
48.6 Hamid Hassan to Mashrafe Mortaza, slower short ball, Mortaza is beaten on the slog, calls Haque through for a bye because he wants to retain strike, but Afsar Zazai hits the stumps with the underarm flick and Haque has no chance of making it 263/8
Rubel Hossain not out 0 6 2 0 0 0.00
View dismissal Taskin Ahmed b Aftab Alam 1 5 3 0 0 33.33
49.6 85.0 mph, bowled him. Bangladesh bowled out off the last ball of the innings. Taksin goes for the big hit, Alam is full and straight, and he has pinged back the off stump 267/10
Extras (b 3, lb 4, w 6) 13
  Total (all out; 50 overs) 267 (5.34 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Hamid Hassan 10 0 61 2 6.10 32 7 1 (1w)
44.4 to Shakib Al Hasan, 72.4 mph, slower ball, and he has bowled him finally. Afghanistan needed this to put the brakes on. Shakib is early into this slog over midwicket, and gets an inside edge onto the stumps. This is delivered wide of the crease, and they are checking for a no-ball. Both his front and back foot are well in. Shakib has to go back. Inside edge onto the pad, and then a trickle into the base of off 233/5
46.5 to Sabbir Rahman, 86.1 mph, Hamid Hasan has another wicket. Wide on the crease again, gets that sharp movement back in, Shabbir looks to make room, and is cramped. He chops it on. Hamid pulls out the Brett Lee-style chainsaw celebration 241/6
View wickets Shapoor Zadran 7 1 20 2 2.85 30 2 0
25.5 to Soumya Sarkar, 84.9 mph, Two sounds there. Given. Sarkar wants to review, but can't because Bijoy wasted the review. This is full and straight, Sarkar plays a big shot, he is hit plumb in front, and only an inside edge can save him. Wilson has given him out. Sarkar is helpless with no review left. Replays suggest this might be front pad onto the back and not bat onto the pad. Good decision by Joel Wilson 102/3
29.1 to Mahmudullah, 84.9 mph, Zadran has taken another wicket. Another lovely catch from Afsar Zazai. A length ball angling in, Mahludullah looks to defend, the extra bounce draws the edge, which is dying to the right of Afsar but he gets both his hands to it and takes it inches off the ground 119/4
View wickets Aftab Alam 9 0 55 2 6.11 28 5 1 (3w)
49.1 to Mashrafe Mortaza, 81.4 mph, Length ball, quick, Mortaza slogs, is beaten by the pace, and is beaten. That's one ball you are asked to not bowl at the death, but he has got the wicket with it 263/9
49.6 to Taskin Ahmed, 85.0 mph, bowled him. Bangladesh bowled out off the last ball of the innings. Taksin goes for the big hit, Alam is full and straight, and he has pinged back the off stump 267/10
View wickets Mirwais Ashraf 9 3 32 2 3.55 40 2 1 (1w)
14.3 to Tamim Iqbal, 79.7 mph, you could sense it. You could see a reckless shot was around the corner. Tamim opens the face to a length ball on off. Manages just an edge that Afsar Zazai takes diving to his left. He takes it one-handed, but in mid-air he gets it right hand around and nearly transfers it from left to right. The right hand has come around because the ball is slipping out. The right glove pushes it back into the left. This is top keeping. Afghanistan have taken their first World Cup wicket, and they have built dot by dot to it. Persistent accurate cricket from a team known to be mercurial and unpredictable. Moles and Nabi will be pleased 47/1
16.4 to Anamul Haque, 81.4 mph, Ashraf has got another. Or has he? Bijoy is hit on the back leg. The only thing that could save Bijoy is the impact, and he has reviewed this after being given out. Length ball, seams in from outside off, beats his drive, hits him on the back pad. The replay comes back with "umpire's call" on impact. So the decision stays. Ashraf has two now: last 16 balls, no run, wickets of both the openers 52/2
View wicket Mohammad Nabi 9 0 58 1 6.44 17 5 0 (1w)
47.3 to Mushfiqur Rahim, 67.0 mph, high full toss but not high enough to be called a no-ball even despite the smallness of Rahim. The ball gets too close to him, and he can neither hit it for six nor keep it down. Sami Shenwari charges in from deep midwicket and takes a good catch low to his right. But has Rahim already done the damage with a superb innings? 247/7
  Javed Ahmadi 4.5 0 32 0 6.62 9 3 0
  Samiullah Shenwari 1.1 0 2 0 1.71 5 0 0
  Afghanistan innings (target: 268 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Javed Ahmadi c & b Mashrafe Mortaza 1 4 2 0 0 50.00
0.6 80.0 mph, and Bangladesh have struck in the first over. Short of a length, sits up a little and Ahmadi is early into the the shot. He is looking to work it to leg, but manages a big leading edge that lobs up for an easy catch for Mortaza who runs towards cover to claim it 2/1
View dismissal Afsar Zazai lbw b Rubel Hossain 1 7 5 0 0 20.00
1.1 85.4 mph, another wicket. This is a great start for Bangladesh. Short of a length, outside off, angles in Zazai caught on the hop. The ball skids through to hit him in front of off. Or is it in front of off? Given out by Davis. The two batsmen discuss the review, but decide against it. Seems like umpire's call on the impact with regards to off stump and also with regards to the height 2/2
View dismissal Nawroz Mangal c Rubel Hossain b Mahmudullah 27 88 57 1 0 47.36
22.4 52.8 mph, big catch from Rubel but he is not coming up after going down. This is swept hard. Timed it. Rubel has to rush back at deep square leg. The amount of timing has surprised him. He takes it head high, but the backward momentum takes him down. He doesn't come up. Seems to have hurt his calf. Gets attention from the medical staff 65/4
View dismissal Asghar Stanikzai c Mahmudullah b Mashrafe Mortaza 1 9 7 0 0 14.28
2.6 76.6 mph, Bangladesh are running through Afghanistan here. Nervous batting from them here. Wide length ball here, Stanikzai's feet don't move and he throws his hands in a nothing shot well away from his body. Mahmudullah fumbles at first slip, but he doesn't drop it 3/3
View dismissal Samiullah Shenwari run out (Sabbir Rahman/†Mushfiqur Rahim) 42 92 75 2 0 56.00
25.4 from Taskin Ahmed, tucked away off the hip, and this is superb fielding from Bangladesh. This is not straight to fine leg and this is a big playing field so they go for the second but the throw from Shabbir - even though he is falling - is spot on and quick. Rahim collects it in front of the stumps to save that half a second and pulls this onto the stumps. Shenwari's dive is not good enough to save the wicket 78/5
View dismissal Mohammad Nabi* c Soumya Sarkar b Mashrafe Mortaza 44 65 43 5 0 102.32
37.1 82.5 mph, and this is unravelling fast bow. Length ball outside off, looks to hit hard, doesn't get all of it, and mid-off takes an easy catch. Too much pressure of asking rate with hardly any wickets in hand 136/7
View dismissal Najibullah Zadran lbw b Shakib Al Hasan 17 49 34 1 0 50.00
36.6 47.7 mph, flighted outside off, dips on him, turns him, beats him all ends up, given out lbw but he has reviewed it. The ball is turning a lot, but Najib thinks he has got outside the line of off. Oh boy. The impact seems outside off, but the hawkeye has returned an umpire's call. I don't think there was more than a hair's breadth worth of ball inside the line when it hit the pad. It stays with the on-field call 136/6
View dismissal Mirwais Ashraf c Sabbir Rahman b Shakib Al Hasan 10 17 15 0 1 66.66
40.6 44.0 mph, another big hit as Shakib tosses this wide outside off. This is clever bowling. Tailenders just go after them. No timing on this. Caught at long-off 154/8
View dismissal Aftab Alam run out (Soumya Sarkar/†Mushfiqur Rahim) 14 27 12 2 1 116.66
42.5 from Shakib Al Hasan, a run-out to end the match. The fervour with which Mushfiqur has broken the wicket shows how much it means to Bangladesh. A lot of confusion after the dive at cover-point. No time for Aftab to get back. I am surprised Mushfiq is not injured after violently breaking the wicket. A lot of anger on his face too 162/10
View dismissal Hamid Hassan c Anamul Haque b Taskin Ahmed 0 5 5 0 0 0.00
41.5 85.1 mph, swings hard at a length ball outside off, gets a thick edge that lobs up to point. One more wicket to go 154/9
Shapoor Zadran not out 2 7 2 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 1, w 2) 3
  Total (all out; 42.5 overs) 162 (3.78 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Mashrafe Mortaza 9 2 20 3 2.22 43 3 0
0.6 to Javed Ahmadi, 80.0 mph, and Bangladesh have struck in the first over. Short of a length, sits up a little and Ahmadi is early into the the shot. He is looking to work it to leg, but manages a big leading edge that lobs up for an easy catch for Mortaza who runs towards cover to claim it 2/1
2.6 to Asghar Stanikzai, 76.6 mph, Bangladesh are running through Afghanistan here. Nervous batting from them here. Wide length ball here, Stanikzai's feet don't move and he throws his hands in a nothing shot well away from his body. Mahmudullah fumbles at first slip, but he doesn't drop it 3/3
37.1 to Mohammad Nabi, 82.5 mph, and this is unravelling fast bow. Length ball outside off, looks to hit hard, doesn't get all of it, and mid-off takes an easy catch. Too much pressure of asking rate with hardly any wickets in hand 136/7
View wicket Rubel Hossain 6 0 27 1 4.50 22 2 0 (1w)
1.1 to Afsar Zazai, 85.4 mph, another wicket. This is a great start for Bangladesh. Short of a length, outside off, angles in Zazai caught on the hop. The ball skids through to hit him in front of off. Or is it in front of off? Given out by Davis. The two batsmen discuss the review, but decide against it. Seems like umpire's call on the impact with regards to off stump and also with regards to the height 2/2
View wicket Taskin Ahmed 7 0 23 1 3.28 25 2 0
41.5 to Hamid Hassan, 85.1 mph, swings hard at a length ball outside off, gets a thick edge that lobs up to point. One more wicket to go 154/9
View wickets Shakib Al Hasan 8.5 0 43 2 4.86 30 2 2
36.6 to Najibullah Zadran, 47.7 mph, flighted outside off, dips on him, turns him, beats him all ends up, given out lbw but he has reviewed it. The ball is turning a lot, but Najib thinks he has got outside the line of off. Oh boy. The impact seems outside off, but the hawkeye has returned an umpire's call. I don't think there was more than a hair's breadth worth of ball inside the line when it hit the pad. It stays with the on-field call 136/6
40.6 to Mirwais Ashraf, 44.0 mph, another big hit as Shakib tosses this wide outside off. This is clever bowling. Tailenders just go after them. No timing on this. Caught at long-off 154/8
View wicket Mahmudullah 8 1 31 1 3.87 26 2 0 (1w)
22.4 to Nawroz Mangal, 52.8 mph, big catch from Rubel but he is not coming up after going down. This is swept hard. Timed it. Rubel has to rush back at deep square leg. The amount of timing has surprised him. He takes it head high, but the backward momentum takes him down. He doesn't come up. Seems to have hurt his calf. Gets attention from the medical staff 65/4
  Soumya Sarkar 3 0 13 0 4.33 8 0 0
  Sabbir Rahman 1 0 4 0 4.00 3 0 0

Match details


Toss - Bangladesh, who chose to bat
Points - Bangladesh 2, Afghanistan 0
Player of the match - Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh)
Umpires - SJ Davis and JS Wilson (West Indies)
TV umpire - Aleem Dar (Pakistan)
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - RA Kettleborough (England)

Match Notes


    • Bangladesh innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 38 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Bangladesh: 50 runs in 15.4 overs (94 balls), Extras 4
    • Drinks: Bangladesh - 52/2 in 16.4 overs (Soumya Sarkar 0)
    • Over 16.4: Review by Bangladesh (Batting), Umpire - SJ Davis, Batsman - Anamul Haque (Struck down)
    • Bangladesh: 100 runs in 24.6 overs (150 balls), Extras 7
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 54 balls (Soumya Sarkar 28, Mahmudullah 19, Ex 3)
    • Drinks: Bangladesh - 129/4 in 32.0 overs (Shakib Al Hasan 14, Mushfiqur Rahim 9)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 48 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Bangladesh: 150 runs in 35.3 overs (213 balls), Extras 9
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 49 balls (Shakib Al Hasan 15, Mushfiqur Rahim 33, Ex 2)
    • Bangladesh: 200 runs in 40.4 overs (244 balls), Extras 9
    • Mushfiqur Rahim: 50 off 40 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Shakib Al Hasan: 50 off 43 balls (5 x 4)
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 88 balls (Shakib Al Hasan 40, Mushfiqur Rahim 60, Ex 2)
    • Bangladesh: 250 runs in 47.5 overs (287 balls), Extras 9
    • Innings Break: Bangladesh - 267/10 in 50.0 overs (Rubel Hossain 0)
    • Afghanistan innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 24 runs, 3 wickets)
    • Drinks: Afghanistan - 44/3 in 16.0 overs (Nawroz Mangal 18, Samiullah Shenwari 22)
    • Afghanistan: 50 runs in 17.6 overs (108 balls), Extras 1
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 96 balls (Nawroz Mangal 22, Samiullah Shenwari 27, Ex 1)
    • Afghanistan: 100 runs in 30.2 overs (182 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: Afghanistan - 117/5 in 34.0 overs (Mohammad Nabi 26, Najibullah Zadran 16)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 20 runs, 2 wickets)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 59 balls (Mohammad Nabi 35, Najibullah Zadran 16, Ex 1)
    • Over 36.6: Review by Afghanistan (Batting), Umpire - JS Wilson, Batsman - Najibullah Zadran (Struck down)
    • Afghanistan: 150 runs in 40.4 overs (244 balls), Extras 3
 
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