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)

2.32pm A delayed start in the Australian capital. Not sure why, though. Maybe the national anthems turned out to be longer than the organisers anticipated. We will be starting three minutes late here

Hamid Hasan to bowl. Love his headbands and war paint on his face. Two slips in place

Huge moment for both the teams as the national anthems are being sung. Afghanistan's first. Black-red-green flags in the crowd. Players have hands on their chests

And now Bangladesh. By some distance the most melodious national anthem in the cricketing world. Always feels like the first rays of sun on a mildly cold winter morning

Abhilash: "I was in Kabul when Afghanistan lost to India in the final of the 2011 SAFF Championship. People milled around television sets to watch that game. Something tells me this is going to be way bigger. I can almost sense the feeling of anticipation coursing through the narrow streets of Qala-e Fatullah."

2.20pm Have you done your attan? Only 10 minutes to go to the start

ModernUmpsPlz: "Oh come on, Ireland beating West Indies was an upset, just a very minor one. It's just that at $1.20 for West Indies they were unbackable, and at $5 Ireland was the best bet you'll ever see in a 2 horse race."

bangla_slog: "Bangladesh needs to earn back the respect with performance. We surely earned the doubts about our quality. When Afganistan, Ireland made rapid progress, we wobbled and wobbled, with piece meal good performances in between. That's the fact."

2.15pm Team news. Bangladesh have left out Nasir Hossain, Taijul Islam, Arafat Sunny and Al-Amin

Dawlat Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Usman Ghani, Nasir Jamal not playing for Afghanistan

Looking forward to Shapoor Zadran and Hamid Hasan bowling to Tamim Iqbal and friends soon

Zeeshan: "Well Tahmid is upset already."

2.10pm I have experienced first hand the passion for cricket in these two countries so I feel a connect with both of them. Some memories of being in Bangladesh and in Afghanistan. We are almost there. Ball one in 20 minutes

"Your comments to Raghu were a little offensive don't you think? Yes Bangladesh is a volatile and out of form team but you're stretching it when you say Afghanistan beating them wouldn't be much of an upset. Ireland has beaten multiple test nations multiple times but I don't think people would've said them beating the West Indies wasn't an upset" Tahmid, people said exactly the same: Ireland's win over West Indies was not an upset

Toss time So Afghanistan have made their World Cup debut. Mohammad Nabi walks out along with Mashrafe Mortaza for the toss. Mortaza is the home captain for the purpose of spinning the coin. Big cheer as Bangladesh have won the toss and have decided to bat first

"Looks like a good track. We can put up a good total," says Mortaza

Mansoor: "I hope this is the start of a great and strong journey for Afghanistan's ODI side. Today can be historic and may mark the birth of Afghanistan's cricket in the international arena. Good luck my Afghanistan!"

"Let this not be another upset. Hope AFG wins it square and easy." Raghu, I am not sure beating Bangladesh is that much of an upset

1.50pm It's going to be all about the Afghanistan quick bowlers. They can have Bangladesh hopping. But if the pitch is slow and low, it is Bangladesh's game. We will find out soon how the pitch is

Showkat Uddin: "Bangladesh always play as an underdog to top teams. Now it will be a real test of temper for Bangladesh team when Afgan palys as an underdog. "

Saleque Sufi: "Whatever happened in Asia Cup 2014 in Bangladesh is done and dusted .No revisit please .Bangladesh has the potential to win and win big . Tigers are wounded from 4 practice match reverse .Wounded tigers are always lethal"

mavi: "As a Pakistani I love BD but I don't know why I am supporting AFG. Maybe they are going to surprise BD"

1.40pm Slightly slim pickings but here's what you can do when in Canberra

Toss in 20 minutes

1.20pm Read: Mohammad Isam on how this is a test of the whole Bangladesh system

Also read: Abhishek Purohit on what the match means

Watch: Afsar Zazai tell Mel Farrell they are confident of beating Bangladesh

Toss in 40 minutes

1pm This is a match we marked out for a close one long ago. Afghanistan beat Bangladesh in an ODI last year, the only ODI between the two teams. They believe they can beat Bangladesh again. Bangladesh on the other hand have had half of that revenge in a World T20 match against the same team, but this is the big one

The pressure on Bangladesh is huge. They have been a Test side for longer than Afghanistan have been a team. Hardly a month goes by when their Test status is not questioned. They cannot afford to lose to Afghanistan

Not an easy game for Afghanistan either. They get no exposure in international cricket except for the odd game in Asia Cup or against Pakistan. They get only one opportunity to now impress the world. How will they approach this? This surely has the makings of one of the matches of the league stage. Toss in an hour

0.1

Hamid Hassan to Anamul Haque, 1 wide, starts off with a wide outside off. Some movement away

0.1

Hamid Hassan to Anamul Haque, no run, on target now, some shape away, defended off the front foot

0.2

Hamid Hassan to Anamul Haque, no run, beats Bijoy for pace. Hits him on the thigh pad. 139ks

0.3

Hamid Hassan to Anamul Haque, no run, again hits the bat high. On a length outside off, Bijoy goes to defend, and is hit on the shoulder of the bat and a bit on the glove too

0.4

Hamid Hassan to Anamul Haque, 1 run, too full and too straight this time, 141ks, picked away for a single

Tahmid: "I meant to say was during my comment but anyway I just think sometimes people treat Bangladesh too harshly. It's like they always have to prove their worth and start at square one."

0.5

Hamid Hassan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, lovely first ball to Tamim. Nearly a yorker. This dips at him and swings away a touch. Dug out in front of off

0.6

Hamid Hassan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, full and straight, middle and leg, defended by Tamim

End of over 1 (2 runs) Bangladesh 2/0 (RR: 2.00)

    • Tamim Iqbal 0 (2b)
    • Anamul Haque 1 (4b)
    • Hamid Hassan 1-0-2-0

Shapoor Zadran now. The other big hero in Afghanistan. Says a lot about their cricket culture: two big fast bowlers are the most famous cricketers in the country

1.1

Shapoor Zadran to Anamul Haque, no run, on a length, on off, 135ks, no swing, defended off the outside half of the bat

1.2

Shapoor Zadran to Anamul Haque, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, he runs it down to third man for a single

1.3

Shapoor Zadran to Tamim Iqbal, no run, tucks him up with one in his ribs. Tamim thinks he can work this shortish delivery to leg, but is beaten by the extra bounce. He is hit

1.4

Shapoor Zadran to Tamim Iqbal, 1 leg bye, Zadran nearly falls over as he lets this one go. Fullish, into the pads, concedes a leg-bye

yasser: "Tahmid - After playing some 90 odd tests and losing 77 of them, it ain't so harsh after all!"

1.5

Shapoor Zadran to Anamul Haque, no run, fullish, middle and leg, 13t5ks, angling towards off. Defended off the front foot

1.6

Shapoor Zadran to Anamul Haque, no run, slightly short, Bijoy looks to pull, gets a bottom edge into his thigh pad. Not short enough to pull

End of over 2 (2 runs) Bangladesh 4/0 (RR: 2.00)

    • Anamul Haque 2 (8b)
    • Tamim Iqbal 0 (4b)
    • Shapoor Zadran 1-0-1-0
    • Hamid Hassan 1-0-2-0

MSAK: "@ Tahmind - Totally disagree with the comment. BD should be winning ODIs and test matches regularly against teams above them by now. I think time to hide behind "we are still developing as a test nation" has long passed. If BD don't start winning against higher opposition, ICC should seriously look in their test status."

2.1

Hamid Hassan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on a length, middle and off, moving away with the angle, defended to cover

2.2

Hamid Hassan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of a length, pitches leg, angles towards off. Defended solidly

2.3

Hamid Hassan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, full, on off, right behind it, drives it strongly, but straight to cover

Ferdous : "Nice spring morning in Dhaka. Boss is not in the office, set on desk with cup of coffee. What a way to start the WC. "

2.4

Hamid Hassan to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, Tamim is off the mark as he tucks this away off the hip. Takes a couple to the right of long leg

2.5

Hamid Hassan to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, Tamim feels confident enough to drive now as Hamid pitches up. Tamim moves half forward. That movement is enough because this is overpitched. And then he opens the face at the last moment to place it past cover

2.6

Hamid Hassan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Afghanistan are not referring this. Oh what a big moment this could be. Afsar Zazai and Hamid go up immediately as Tamim gets too ambitious and drives away from the body. There is a clear sound but umpire Steve Davis hasn't given this. This is bowled at 145ks and has gone past the edge. Clear sound. Clear spike on the snicko. The whole team gets into a huddle, they are told 15 seconds are over, and they don't get their man. This was gone. Steve Davis has struck again

End of over 3 (6 runs) Bangladesh 10/0 (RR: 3.33)

    • Tamim Iqbal 6 (10b 1x4)
    • Anamul Haque 2 (8b)
    • Hamid Hassan 2-0-8-0
    • Shapoor Zadran 1-0-1-0
3.1

Shapoor Zadran to Anamul Haque, 2 runs, picked away off the pads, and they take two. There were three runs available here but Bangladesh satisfied with two

3.2

Shapoor Zadran to Anamul Haque, no run, short of a length, hits the high part of the defensive bat

3.3

Shapoor Zadran to Anamul Haque, no run, slightly short of a length, middle and off, left alone

3.4

Shapoor Zadran to Anamul Haque, no run, oh that's a jaffa. Just kicks off from just short of a length. Bijoy can't do anything about this. He is lucky this has started outside off. On the body and he would have fended

3.5

Shapoor Zadran to Anamul Haque, no run, short of a length, at the stumps, defended from within the crease

3.6

Shapoor Zadran to Anamul Haque, 1 run, fuller now, and edgy cricket all around. Bijoy hits it to cover where despite a dive from Sami Shenwari there should have been a single. Tamim doesn't want it, though. And the throw is wide but the first slip has not moved behind the keeper to back the throw up. And they get the single

End of over 4 (3 runs) Bangladesh 13/0 (RR: 3.25)

    • Anamul Haque 5 (14b)
    • Tamim Iqbal 6 (10b 1x4)
    • Shapoor Zadran 2-0-4-0
    • Hamid Hassan 2-0-8-0
4.1

Hamid Hassan to Anamul Haque, 1 leg bye, yorker, swinging too, but swings too much and concedes a leg-bye down the leg

4.2

Hamid Hassan to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, lovely shot. Hamid overpitches, and Tamim drives him with an open face to pierce the cover field

4.3

Hamid Hassan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on a length, middle and leg, not driving length, and Tamim defends it back to him

4.4

Hamid Hassan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of a length, middle and off, angling away, left alone

4.5

Hamid Hassan to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, half-volley, driven down the ground, but Stanikzai saves three runs with a dive at mid-on

4.6

Hamid Hassan to Anamul Haque, no run, another Hamid over ends with an appeal. This one is ambitious, though. Swinging late, and seems to have taken the inside edge on the way to the pad

End of over 5 (6 runs) Bangladesh 19/0 (RR: 3.80)

    • Anamul Haque 5 (16b)
    • Tamim Iqbal 11 (14b 2x4)
    • Hamid Hassan 3-0-13-0
    • Shapoor Zadran 2-0-4-0
5.1

Shapoor Zadran to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on a length, on off, defended off the front foot

5.2

Shapoor Zadran to Tamim Iqbal, no run, dug in short, Tamim sways away from it. This sails harmlessly away outside off

5.3

Shapoor Zadran to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of a length, gets good bounce towards the chest. Tamim is on his toes as he defends

5.4

Shapoor Zadran to Tamim Iqbal, no run, looks to force this shortish ball away but there is no room for him to be able to place it well. Finds cover-point

5.5

Shapoor Zadran to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of a length, outside off, Tamim defends off the front foot

Cameron Hill: "Good luck Afghanistan! I lived in Kabul for a year in 1953 and heard the news about Hillary and Tensing climbing Everest when at a party at the British Embassy. Afghanistan will be my "second" team after the Blackcaps."

5.6

Shapoor Zadran to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of a length, angling in, defended to leg to end a maiden. Zadran has conceded just two runs in three overs

End of over 6 (maiden) Bangladesh 19/0 (RR: 3.16)

    • Tamim Iqbal 11 (20b 2x4)
    • Anamul Haque 5 (16b)
    • Shapoor Zadran 3-1-4-0
    • Hamid Hassan 3-0-13-0

"I know people keep putting lots of pressure on umpires for getting every decision right. But for a change how about banning a player for 2 matches if he doesn't walk after clearly edging a delivery? What does other people think? Definitely worth a shot in my opinion."

Farnoosh, the thing about Davis, though, is the other day when he was in the box he ruled out when Umar Akmal was much less out than Tamim was today. And Mr Davis has history of ordinary umpiring

6.1

Hamid Hassan to Anamul Haque, no run, full, just outside off, pushed to mid-off

6.2

Hamid Hassan to Anamul Haque, no run, length ball, outside off, 136ks, left alone by Bijoy

6.3

Hamid Hassan to Anamul Haque, no run, slightly fuller, closer to off, Bijoy moves forward to defend it in copy-book fashion

6.4

Hamid Hassan to Anamul Haque, FOUR, too full and too straight this time. On the pads with long leg quite square is not the way to go. Clipped away for an easy four

One slip has come out now. To short cover

6.5

Hamid Hassan to Anamul Haque, no run, hits the inside half of the bat as Bijoy moves forward to drive. Mid-on does the fielding

6.6

Hamid Hassan to Anamul Haque, no run, short of a length, outside off, Bijoy gets a stride in and then lets this through to Zazai

End of over 7 (4 runs) Bangladesh 23/0 (RR: 3.28)

    • Anamul Haque 9 (22b 1x4)
    • Tamim Iqbal 11 (20b 2x4)
    • Hamid Hassan 4-0-17-0
    • Shapoor Zadran 3-1-4-0

SanthanaKrishna: "Who would you ban if it is found out after a bat-pad catch that, there was daylight between bat and ball ? The bowler ? The captain ? All close-in fielders who appealed ? Sorry, this won't work. Honesty must be both ways."

Aftab Alan takes over from Zadran now

7.1

Aftab Alam to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of a length, middle and leg, defended in front of off

Alam much slower than Zadran

7.2

Aftab Alam to Tamim Iqbal, no run, similar delivery, pushed to mid-on off the back foot

7.3

Aftab Alam to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short, outside off, gentle pace, cut away, but straight to cover-point

Luke: "@Farnoosh, an impossibly simplistic and idealistic idea. How on earth can you consistently define "clearly edging"? What if the batsman thinks they have hit the ground or their pad? Have you any idea how quickly it all happens? We watch things in super slow motion from a clear angle and distance and we judge players incredibly unfairly for not seeing things exactly as we do. Out or not out is the umpires call, its their job, nobody elses."

7.4

Aftab Alam to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, short of a length, on the pads, tucked away straight of midwicket for a single. A yes and no during what is a simple straightforward single

Mike: "You can't punish the players for not umpiring themselves. It's not like diving in football, he's just getting the benefit of a mistake, and it happens. The best we can do is applaud those who do have the courage to walk when they should. I do not fault Tamim for not walking at all."

7.5

Aftab Alam to Anamul Haque, no run, looks to dab this shortish delivery to third man, but is beaten by the low bounce

7.6

Aftab Alam to Anamul Haque, no run, short of a length, rising towards the chest, defended off the back foot

End of over 8 (1 run) Bangladesh 24/0 (RR: 3.00)

    • Anamul Haque 9 (24b 1x4)
    • Tamim Iqbal 12 (24b 2x4)
    • Aftab Alam 1-0-1-0
    • Hamid Hassan 4-0-17-0

Mirwais Ashraf replaces Hamid now

8.1

Mirwais Ashraf to Tamim Iqbal, 3 runs, too full, too straight, clipped away off the toes for three runs

8.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Anamul Haque, no run, slightly short of a length, moving back in a touch, defended off the back foot

8.3

Mirwais Ashraf to Anamul Haque, no run, that's a poor shot. Looks to pull what is almost a length ball. Obviously beaten

8.4

Mirwais Ashraf to Anamul Haque, no run, short of a length, angling in, defended to leg

taron: "Why would anyone even feel the need to walk when the DRS is in play? It's completely Afghanistan's 'bad' for not reviewing."

8.5

Mirwais Ashraf to Anamul Haque, no run, on a length, outside off, no room, defended to short cover

8.6

Mirwais Ashraf to Anamul Haque, 1 run, fuller, into the pads, tucked away for a single to long leg

End of over 9 (4 runs) Bangladesh 28/0 (RR: 3.11)

    • Anamul Haque 10 (29b 1x4)
    • Tamim Iqbal 15 (25b 2x4)
    • Mirwais Ashraf 1-0-4-0
    • Aftab Alam 1-0-1-0
9.1

Aftab Alam to Anamul Haque, FOUR, pulled off the front foot. Not much pace on this shortish delivery. Gets this right and places it through midwicket for four

9.2

Aftab Alam to Anamul Haque, 2 runs, nicely played as this length ball angles into the pads. Wristily places it wide of deep square

9.3

Aftab Alam to Anamul Haque, FOUR, that's an ordinary delivery. Short, wide, and Bijoy cuts this in front of square for four

9.4

Aftab Alam to Anamul Haque, no run, good comeback. On a length, outside off, draws a drive from Bijoy and then the ball holds its line. Lucky to not draw the edge

9.5

Aftab Alam to Anamul Haque, no run, full, just outside off, watchfully played to mid-off

"How about having better umpires? Sid already pointed out that Davis has a history of ordinary umpiring. Can't have such low standards in a global event like this." Aakash, I remember he once nearly completed a hat-trick of lbws off the inside edge. Think it was Laxman and Zaheer Khan in successive deliveries

9.6

Aftab Alam to Anamul Haque, no run, some movement away and left alone outside off

End of over 10 (10 runs) Bangladesh 38/0 (RR: 3.80)

    • Anamul Haque 20 (35b 3x4)
    • Tamim Iqbal 15 (25b 2x4)
    • Aftab Alam 2-0-11-0
    • Mirwais Ashraf 1-0-4-0
10.1

Mirwais Ashraf to Tamim Iqbal, no run, length ball on the pads, flicked to midwicket

10.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on a length, on off, punched away to cover

Raja: "Players have their careers on the line. There is no way they should be expected to umpire themselves. The umpires are paid to do the job so they should do it."

Powerplay is done. No slip now

10.3

Mirwais Ashraf to Tamim Iqbal, no run, full, on off, 129ks, defended solidly off the front foot

10.4

Mirwais Ashraf to Tamim Iqbal, no run, inside edge as he looks for the big drive after three dot balls. Just plays down the wrong line of a length ball that is angling towards off

10.5

Mirwais Ashraf to Tamim Iqbal, no run, more watchful this time as he defends a similar delivery to cover

10.6

Mirwais Ashraf to Tamim Iqbal, no run, another maiden as Tamim has hit this gentle half-volley straight to cover

End of over 11 (maiden) Bangladesh 38/0 (RR: 3.45)

    • Tamim Iqbal 15 (31b 2x4)
    • Anamul Haque 20 (35b 3x4)
    • Mirwais Ashraf 2-1-4-0
    • Aftab Alam 2-0-11-0

Fifth bowler to be used already. Captain Nabi himself this time. He has that clean tall Arshad Khan-type offspinner's action

11.1

Mohammad Nabi to Anamul Haque, 1 run, full, on the pads, worked away for a single

Paul: "Umpiring is very hard. They are human, the game is fast, mistakes happen. Keyboard warriors and their slow motion replays are poor judges. How about getting out there and becoming an umpire, and if you are any good you will travel the world watching cricket!"

Gets a slip in for Tamim

11.2

Mohammad Nabi to Tamim Iqbal, 1 wide, too full and straight. Called a wide down the leg side

11.2

Mohammad Nabi to Tamim Iqbal, no run, that's close as Tamim plays across the line of a full ball. It doesn't turn, misses the inside edge and hits him in front. No turn, though, and it would have missed leg

11.3

Mohammad Nabi to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, flighted, outside off, pushed to long-off for one

11.4

Mohammad Nabi to Anamul Haque, no run, full and straight, defended to leg

11.5

Mohammad Nabi to Anamul Haque, no run, flighted outside off, played with the turn, but straight to short midwicket

11.6

Mohammad Nabi to Anamul Haque, no run, moves across to defend this full ball to short midwicket

End of over 12 (3 runs) Bangladesh 41/0 (RR: 3.41)

    • Anamul Haque 21 (39b 3x4)
    • Tamim Iqbal 16 (33b 2x4)
    • Mohammad Nabi 1-0-3-0
    • Mirwais Ashraf 2-1-4-0
12.1

Mirwais Ashraf to Tamim Iqbal, no run, wild shot by Tamim. He has faced a maiden from Mirwais and charges at him premeditatedly. Mirwais shortens the length, and beats him by a big distance

12.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, more wild batting. This time with the running. Hits this straight to cover and goes for a suicidal single. The fielder fails to hit the stumps, Tamim survives and gets an overthrow to boot

12.3

Mirwais Ashraf to Anamul Haque, no run, length ball, seams back in a touch, gets an inside edge onto the pad

12.4

Mirwais Ashraf to Anamul Haque, 1 run, shimmies down the wicket to work this length ball to leg for a single

Sabbir: "Tamim Iqbal hasn't looked convincing this morning, his attempts have been good at times but lacked consistency as he had a few close calls already, wont be surprised if he gives his wicket away like many times before in similar situations, certainly dont hope so though!"

12.5

Mirwais Ashraf to Tamim Iqbal, no run, full, just outside off, defended to point

12.6

Mirwais Ashraf to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on a length, no room, Tamim is forced to play a defensive shot

That pressure is building. You can sense it. Afghanistan need to make sure they don't release it with ordinary cricket. Bangladesh need to hang in. There is more time than you realise in 50-over cricket

End of over 13 (2 runs) Bangladesh 43/0 (RR: 3.30)

    • Tamim Iqbal 17 (37b 2x4)
    • Anamul Haque 22 (41b 3x4)
    • Mirwais Ashraf 3-1-6-0
    • Mohammad Nabi 1-0-3-0
13.1

Mohammad Nabi to Anamul Haque, 1 run, overpitched on middle and leg, gets a single to long-on

13.2

Mohammad Nabi to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, seam-up variation. Just like Ashwin bowled in the game against Pakistan. This comes in to the left-hand batsman. Dabbed away for a single

13.3

Mohammad Nabi to Anamul Haque, 1 run, Bijoy plays for non-existent turn and gets an edge to short third man

13.4

Mohammad Nabi to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, angling into the pads, clipped away for a single

13.5

Mohammad Nabi to Anamul Haque, no run, tossed up outside off, defended back to him

13.6

Mohammad Nabi to Anamul Haque, no run, fired in to look to end the over with a dot. And he gets the dot

End of over 14 (4 runs) Bangladesh 47/0 (RR: 3.35)

    • Anamul Haque 24 (45b 3x4)
    • Tamim Iqbal 19 (39b 2x4)
    • Mohammad Nabi 2-0-7-0
    • Mirwais Ashraf 3-1-6-0
14.1

Mirwais Ashraf to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Ashraf continues to be accurate. Gives nothing away to Tamim who drives this length ball to mid-off

14.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Tamim Iqbal, no run, again on a length and on off, and again driven straight to mid-off. It's building

14.3

Mirwais Ashraf to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, 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

Tamim Iqbal c †Afsar Zazai b Mirwais Ashraf 19 (58m 42b 2x4 0x6) SR: 45.23

Sarkar is the new batsman in. A slip walks in

14.4

Mirwais Ashraf to Soumya Sarkar, no run, full, on off, defended to mid-off

14.5

Mirwais Ashraf to Soumya Sarkar, no run, full, on the pads, driven straight to mid-on

14.6

Mirwais Ashraf to Soumya Sarkar, no run, and we have a wicket-maiden with a push straight to mid-off

End of over 15 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 47/1 (RR: 3.13)

    • Soumya Sarkar 0 (3b)
    • Anamul Haque 24 (45b 3x4)
    • Mirwais Ashraf 4-2-6-1
    • Mohammad Nabi 2-0-7-0
15.1

Mohammad Nabi to Anamul Haque, no run, on a length, no turn, defended in front of off

15.2

Mohammad Nabi to Anamul Haque, no run, quicker, fuller, straighter. Defended to square leg

15.3

Mohammad Nabi to Anamul Haque, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, hit straight to midwicket

15.4

Mohammad Nabi to Anamul Haque, FOUR, nicely played. The quicker flatter ball, he gets some room outside off, and has late-cut this past point for four. This is flying away to the boundary, the fielder gives up the chase early, and draws Nabi's ire

15.5

Mohammad Nabi to Anamul Haque, no run, flighted on middle and off. Defended

15.6

Mohammad Nabi to Anamul Haque, 1 run, pushed to long-on for one

End of over 16 (5 runs) Bangladesh 52/1 (RR: 3.25)

    • Anamul Haque 29 (51b 4x4)
    • Soumya Sarkar 0 (3b)
    • Mohammad Nabi 3-0-12-0
    • Mirwais Ashraf 4-2-6-1

Luke: "Tight, disciplined bowling over an extended period of time will often bear fruit. Congratulations to Afghanistan on their first WC wicket. Let's see if panic sets in and the floodgates open now..."

16.1

Mirwais Ashraf to Anamul Haque, no run, short of a length, outside off, pushed to point

16.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Anamul Haque, no run, on a length, outside off, pushed to cover

Ashraf's last 14 balls: zero runs, Tamim's wicket

16.3

Mirwais Ashraf to Anamul Haque, no run, another length ball pushed straight to cover

Mid-on goes back now

16.4

Mirwais Ashraf to Anamul Haque, OUT, 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

Anamul Haque lbw b Mirwais Ashraf 29 (66m 55b 4x4 0x6) SR: 52.72

On the day they were leaving for their training camp in Dubai, with all players ready in their blazers, news came in that Mirwais Ashraf had lost his father. He stayed back for the funeral. His father would have loved this performance from the son

Mahmudullah is the new batsman in

16.5

Mirwais Ashraf to Mahmudullah, no run, length ball outside off, defended to cover

16.6

Mirwais Ashraf to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, he has broken the maiden. First run off Ashraf in three overs. Just a touch too straight and Mahmud clips it into the leg side for a couple

End of over 17 (2 runs) Bangladesh 54/2 (RR: 3.17)

    • Mahmudullah 2 (2b)
    • Soumya Sarkar 0 (3b)
    • Mirwais Ashraf 5-2-8-2
    • Mohammad Nabi 3-0-12-0

Aftab Alam comes back. A slip in for Sarkar

17.1

Aftab Alam to Soumya Sarkar, no run, full, on the pads, easy four for the taking but he has missed completely. Hit on the pad

17.2

Aftab Alam to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, punched away to third man for one

"Well playing Afgan, best wishes from India, hope you guys grow in world cricket and @Sid: Where is that helicopter boy Sehzad, is he part of Afgan team, I have seen from his profile he played last in 2014, any reason or retired? "

Sandy, helicopter boy is too unfit to be playing international cricket. Zazai's catch vindicates that decision

17.3

Aftab Alam to Mahmudullah, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

Naseef: "Not sending Mominul earlier is a bad decision from the Bangladeshi think tank..he should have been sent in at no. 3...and now he doesn't get sent even at 4!!! WOW!!!"

17.4

Aftab Alam to Mahmudullah, 1 wide, bouncer, too high, called a wide

Rutul: "@Sid: Mirwais' father is surely watching his son perform now, just from a better place. "

17.4

Aftab Alam to Mahmudullah, no run, on a length, outside off, defended off the front foot

Irfan Kazi: "One crazy Bangladeshi fan is still hoping for a great comeback ! Don't know why Mominul is not on No. 4, he is not a slogger. No reason to play him in the slog overs. It's his perfect time, the mid overs. "

17.5

Aftab Alam to Mahmudullah, no run, full toss, straight, pushed to mid-on

17.6

Aftab Alam to Mahmudullah, no run, on a length, outside off, defended with an open face

End of over 18 (2 runs) Bangladesh 56/2 (RR: 3.11)

    • Mahmudullah 2 (6b)
    • Soumya Sarkar 1 (5b)
    • Aftab Alam 3-0-13-0
    • Mirwais Ashraf 5-2-8-2
18.1

Mirwais Ashraf to Soumya Sarkar, no run, a length, just outside off, driven to cover. Nabi does a bit of showmanship by mock-throwing with the ball not in his hand. Sarkar wants to teach him a lesson and take the single but Mahmudullah is not alert

18.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Soumya Sarkar, no run, on a length, middle and off, defended with an open face

18.3

Mirwais Ashraf to Soumya Sarkar, no run, soft drive on a length ball outside off. Driven on the up, but can't beat cover

Sid: "@Nashraf - Bangladesh think tank - lol"

18.4

Mirwais Ashraf to Soumya Sarkar, no run, fuller, just outside off, pushed to mid-off

18.5

Mirwais Ashraf to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR, takes a bit of a risk to break the shackles. On the pads and he has whipped this wristily through midwicket. In the air but in the gap

18.6

Mirwais Ashraf to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, short of a length, not too wide but dabbed away to third man for a single

End of over 19 (5 runs) Bangladesh 61/2 (RR: 3.21)

    • Soumya Sarkar 6 (11b 1x4)
    • Mahmudullah 2 (6b)
    • Mirwais Ashraf 6-2-13-2
    • Aftab Alam 3-0-13-0

Alam goes round the wicket to Sarkar

19.1

Aftab Alam to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, drops this length ball towards point and rushes through for a quick single. Finally some intent from Bangladesh

Back over the wicket to the right-hand batsman

19.2

Aftab Alam to Mahmudullah, no run, bouncer this time, just outside off, Mahmud ducks under it

19.3

Aftab Alam to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short of a length, tucked away off the hip for one

19.4

Aftab Alam to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, full, on off, pushed slightly wide of mid-on, and they take a single

19.5

Aftab Alam to Mahmudullah, no run, length ball outside off, moves in a touch and hits the inside half of the bat

19.6

Aftab Alam to Mahmudullah, 3 runs, short of a length, angling in, nicely worked away towards deep midwicket. Poor lethargic chase by Nabi. Concedes a third run

Sajan Nair tells me this is second-lowest score in the frst 20 overs of an innings so far in this World Cup

End of over 20 (6 runs) Bangladesh 67/2 (RR: 3.35)

    • Mahmudullah 6 (10b)
    • Soumya Sarkar 8 (13b 1x4)
    • Aftab Alam 4-0-19-0
    • Mirwais Ashraf 6-2-13-2
20.1

Mirwais Ashraf to Mahmudullah, no run, full, around off, slight movement back in, defended to mid-on

20.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Mahmudullah, 1 leg bye, plays around the front pad and across the line. Beaten but this is headed down leg

20.3

Mirwais Ashraf to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, short of a length, around off, runs this down to third man for a single

20.4

Mirwais Ashraf to Mahmudullah, 1 wide, full ball, a touch too straight, and wided down the leg side

20.4

Mirwais Ashraf to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, clipped away off the toes for a couple. Ashraf losing his line and length. Seven overs an over too many?

20.5

Mirwais Ashraf to Mahmudullah, no run, short of a length, middle and off, worked to midwicket

20.6

Mirwais Ashraf to Mahmudullah, no run, on a length, on off, hits the high part of the bat as Mahmudullah defends

End of over 21 (5 runs) Bangladesh 72/2 (RR: 3.42)

    • Mahmudullah 8 (15b)
    • Soumya Sarkar 9 (14b 1x4)
    • Mirwais Ashraf 7-2-17-2
    • Aftab Alam 4-0-19-0

Nabi brings himself back on

21.1

Mohammad Nabi to Soumya Sarkar, no run, full, middle and off, no turn, hits the inside half of the defensive bat

21.2

Mohammad Nabi to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, slightly flatter, slightly shorter, worked to leg for a single

21.3

Mohammad Nabi to Mahmudullah, 1 run, overpitched on middle and leg, driven to long-on for one

21.4

Mohammad Nabi to Soumya Sarkar, no run, dangerous. If you have been watching Nabi, he is not turning the ball. Keeping that in mind, a dangerous shot to go back to a length ball and play for tunr. Keeps this out in front of off this time, but needs to watch out

21.5

Mohammad Nabi to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, slower in the air, on the pads, worked away for a single

21.6

Mohammad Nabi to Mahmudullah, 1 run, length ball, on off, bunts it into the on side for a single

End of over 22 (4 runs) Bangladesh 76/2 (RR: 3.45)

    • Mahmudullah 10 (17b)
    • Soumya Sarkar 11 (18b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Nabi 4-0-16-0
    • Mirwais Ashraf 7-2-17-2

Ashraf to continue. Into his eighth

22.1

Mirwais Ashraf to Mahmudullah, no run, on a length, angling in, defended to leg

22.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Mahmudullah, no run, short of a length, stays a little low, Mahmud plays him to leg but can't beat midwicket

22.3

Mirwais Ashraf to Mahmudullah, no run, fuller, some movement back in from outside off, and Mahmud defends watchfully

22.4

Mirwais Ashraf to Mahmudullah, no run, moves across the line but Ashraf doesn't move off his line and length, defended to leg

22.5

Mirwais Ashraf to Mahmudullah, no run, more yes and no. Mahmud starts to stroll after hitting it straight to point. Sarkar feels obliged to go too. But then they realise there is no single, and make it back just in time

22.6

Mirwais Ashraf to Mahmudullah, no run, another maiden from Ashraf. A length ball stays low, and is kept out by Mahmud - 8-3-17-2 now for Ashraf

End of over 23 (maiden) Bangladesh 76/2 (RR: 3.30)

    • Mahmudullah 10 (23b)
    • Soumya Sarkar 11 (18b 1x4)
    • Mirwais Ashraf 8-3-17-2
    • Mohammad Nabi 4-0-16-0

Javed Ahmadi to bowl offspin now

23.1

Javed Ahmadi to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR, a rare loose ball. Ahmadi starts with a short ball, and Sarkar pulls him over midwicket for four

23.2

Javed Ahmadi to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, slower and fuller, still he stays back to cut. Nabi misfields at point, and allows a single through. "Come on Nabi," screams Afsar from behind the stumps

23.3

Javed Ahmadi to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, worked to square leg, this time Nabi fields well and hits the stumps direct at the non-striker's end. Mahmud is well in, and they take an overthrow

23.4

Javed Ahmadi to Mahmudullah, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, driven to long-on for one

23.5

Javed Ahmadi to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, flat delivery, stays back to punch this to deep cover

23.6

Javed Ahmadi to Mahmudullah, 1 run, flighted outside off, worked to leg, with the turn. Gets a single

Best over for Bangladesh

End of over 24 (10 runs) Bangladesh 86/2 (RR: 3.58)

    • Mahmudullah 14 (26b)
    • Soumya Sarkar 17 (21b 2x4)
    • Javed Ahmadi 1-0-10-0
    • Mirwais Ashraf 8-3-17-2

Ashraf into his ninth

24.1

Mirwais Ashraf to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short of a length, angling in, worked towards square leg for a single

24.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Soumya Sarkar, SIX, Sarkar finally does what Ashraf's bowling has been crying out for. Gives him the charge, gets under a length ball, and lofts him over long-on for a six. And this is a big boundary down the ground

Yash: "I think Afghanistan missed a trick there by not bringing on one of their premier quicks back for a 3 over spell"

24.3

Mirwais Ashraf to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, looks to work a length ball to leg, gets a leading edge past cover for one

24.4

Mirwais Ashraf to Mahmudullah, no run, Mahmud shimmies down too, but Ashraf stays short of a length, and draws a defensive shot

24.5

Mirwais Ashraf to Mahmudullah, 3 runs, nicely driven wide of mid-off, Hamid gets to it with a dive, but lets it through under his leg. Should have been one. He has conceded three. Just a circumspect dive. That microsecond wasted results in the misfield

24.6

Mirwais Ashraf to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR, on the pads with the fine leg up. Nicely flicked away past that man for four. Seventeen in his first eight overs, Ashraf goes for 15 in the ninth

End of over 25 (15 runs) Bangladesh 101/2 (RR: 4.04)

    • Soumya Sarkar 28 (24b 3x4 1x6)
    • Mahmudullah 18 (29b)
    • Mirwais Ashraf 9-3-32-2
    • Javed Ahmadi 1-0-10-0

Zadran comes back. High time too. Bangladesh have got away a little. He is bowling round the wicket

25.1

Shapoor Zadran to Mahmudullah, no run, short of a length, angling in towards off, defended to point

taron: "Ahhh one over too many for Ashraf. Probably tiring a bit and batsmen were used to the lines (finally)."

25.2

Shapoor Zadran to Mahmudullah, no run, short of a length, angling in, again, towards off, defended back to him

25.3

Shapoor Zadran to Mahmudullah, no run, on a length, outside off, defended off the front foot

"Were Bangladesh as good as Afghanistan and Ireland are when they were vying for test status and got it?" Thorny question, Dipendra Shrest. not one the ICC and Bangladesh will be queuing up to answer

25.4

Shapoor Zadran to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short of a length again, tucked away off the hip. Brings up the fifty for the partnership

Over the wicket to Sarkar

25.5

Shapoor Zadran to Soumya Sarkar, OUT, 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

Soumya Sarkar lbw b Shapoor Zadran 28 (51m 25b 3x4 1x6) SR: 112.00

Shakib, Bangladesh's best-ever player, comes in

25.6

Shapoor Zadran to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, too full, too straight, and Shakib gets a soft initiation into this innings. Just clips it fine for four

End of over 26 (5 runs) Bangladesh 106/3 (RR: 4.07)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 4 (1b 1x4)
    • Mahmudullah 19 (33b)
    • Shapoor Zadran 4-1-9-1
    • Mirwais Ashraf 9-3-32-2

Ahmadi to bowl now

26.1

Javed Ahmadi to Mahmudullah, no run, full, on off, defended

26.2

Javed Ahmadi to Mahmudullah, no run, driven down the ground, but a full-length dive from Sami Shenwari at short straight midwicket saves the run

26.3

Javed Ahmadi to Mahmudullah, no run, appeal for lbw as this one hits him on the back leg while turning from outside off. Hits him outside the line, though

26.4

Javed Ahmadi to Mahmudullah, 1 run, a touch too full, pushed down to long-on for one

26.5

Javed Ahmadi to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, flat and quick, makes room, punches it wide of cover for one

26.6

Javed Ahmadi to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short of a length, takes it from outside off, gets a single to square leg

End of over 27 (3 runs) Bangladesh 109/3 (RR: 4.03)

    • Mahmudullah 21 (38b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 5 (2b 1x4)
    • Javed Ahmadi 2-0-13-0
    • Shapoor Zadran 4-1-9-1

"@Dipendra Shrest, Will Afganistan & Ireland ever gonna have the fan base Bangladesh had when they start playing Test Cricket?" JK, that means the money generated from the fan base is all that matters

Round the wicket to Mahmud

27.1

Shapoor Zadran to Mahmudullah, no run, short of a length,. hits him high on the bat. Defended

27.2

Shapoor Zadran to Mahmudullah, no run, appeal for lbw as this is full and straight, but it is swinging too much to miss the leg stump. Might just have been an inside edge too

Six men inside the circle

27.3

Shapoor Zadran to Mahmudullah, no run, sucker delivery. Thrown up wide and full. Draws a loose drive away from the body. Unlucky not to get the edge

A wide slip comes in

27.4

Shapoor Zadran to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short of a length, angling in, dropped into the on side for an easy single

There is a wide leg slip for Shakib

27.5

Shapoor Zadran to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, full, nearly a yorker, he has dug it out for a single. No dot for Shakib yet

Shakib seems to be pointing to the umpires there were three fielders behind square on the leg side. The umpires seem to have missed the no-ball

27.6

Shapoor Zadran to Mahmudullah, no run, another yorker to end the over. A dot as he digs this out to cover

End of over 28 (2 runs) Bangladesh 111/3 (RR: 3.96)

    • Mahmudullah 22 (43b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 6 (3b 1x4)
    • Shapoor Zadran 5-1-11-1
    • Javed Ahmadi 2-0-13-0

Tim: "@JK, they may soon have a fan base to rival New Zealand or West Indies, and to surpass Zimbabwe. "

28.1

Javed Ahmadi to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, Shakib showing a clear difference in class over the other. These are the balls other have been patting away for dots. He goes back and punches a length ball wide of deep cover for two

28.2

Javed Ahmadi to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, first dot for Shakib as he defends a fullish ball back to him

28.3

Javed Ahmadi to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, flatter and shorter, punched down to long-on

28.4

Javed Ahmadi to Mahmudullah, no run, tries the sweep from outside off. Misses, is hit on the forearm

28.5

Javed Ahmadi to Mahmudullah, 1 run, sharp turn, goes softly towards square leg. Shakib is quick but Mahmud is slow. Afsar wants the fielder Nabi to go to the bowler's end but he doesn't. Shakib has made it easily

28.6

Javed Ahmadi to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, too short, pulled away over midwicket for four. Shakib has injected urgency into this innings

End of over 29 (8 runs) Bangladesh 119/3 (RR: 4.10)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 13 (7b 2x4)
    • Mahmudullah 23 (45b)
    • Javed Ahmadi 3-0-21-0
    • Shapoor Zadran 5-1-11-1
29.1

Shapoor Zadran to Mahmudullah, OUT, 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

Mahmudullah c †Afsar Zazai b Shapoor Zadran 23 (55m 46b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Two lovely catches for Afras. His taxi-driver father Esajan and the extended family will be cheering on in Chilistun Road. As will be Said Rahman Ahmadzai, the former Afghanistan wicketkeeepr who picked Afsar out of nowhere to replace the poster boy Mohammad Shahzad

Mushfiq is the new batsman in. There is a slip in

29.2

Shapoor Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, low full toss, pushed back to him

29.3

Shapoor Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, bounces Mushfiq who ducks under it. Called one bouncer for the over

29.4

Shapoor Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, full, on the pads, clipped away off the toes for a couple

Khaled Mahmud, the team manager, is seen sleeping. As were Bangladesh's openers really

29.5

Shapoor Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, drives a length ball on the up, gets a single to deep point

29.6

Shapoor Zadran to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short of a length, angling in, hits the bat high

End of over 30 (3 runs) Bangladesh 122/4 (RR: 4.06)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 13 (8b 2x4)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 3 (4b)
    • Shapoor Zadran 6-1-14-2
    • Javed Ahmadi 3-0-21-0

Samiullah Shenwari to bowl legspin now

30.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, lovely ball first up. Nice flight and dip. Some drift too. Defended back to him. Played in front of middle and leg

30.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, full, on off, driven to long-off for one

Mid-off comes up for the left-hand batsman

30.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, full, straight and fast, Shakib looks to use the pace but can't beat short fine leg

30.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, drops this one short, Shakib gets a fair bit of bat on the cut, but can't beat cover

30.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flighted on middle and leg, gets some dip too, hit straight to short midwicket

30.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, stays low as Shakib looks to cut a shortish delivery. Lucky to not edge it

Sami Shenwari has been warned for running on the danger area. Two more such indiscretions, and he will have to be taken off

End of over 31 (1 run) Bangladesh 123/4 (RR: 3.96)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 13 (12b 2x4)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 4 (6b)
    • Samiullah Shenwari 1-0-1-0
    • Shapoor Zadran 6-1-14-2

Zadran continues round the wicket

31.1

Shapoor Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, length ball angling in towards top of off. Defended from the crease

31.2

Shapoor Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, full and swinging in, driven, but straight to short cover

31.3

Shapoor Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, yorker, just outside off, dug out straight to mid-off

31.4

Shapoor Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, good shot. Just short of being a yorker. A half-volley then. Mushfiq gets his front foot forward, and opens the face at the last moment to beat the fielder at point

31.5

Shapoor Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, dug in short, runs it down to third man for a single

31.6

Shapoor Zadran to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short, into the hip, he flick-pulls it to fine leg for a single

Time for a drink

End of over 32 (6 runs) Bangladesh 129/4 (RR: 4.03)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 14 (13b 2x4)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 9 (11b 1x4)
    • Shapoor Zadran 7-1-20-2
    • Samiullah Shenwari 1-0-1-0

aimwand: "Thoroughly impressed with Nabi's captaincy. Not letting the game drift, putting pressure with an extra fielder in the circle for his key bowlers and bringing back his top bowler for wickets in the middle overs. If Afghanistan can get another wicket (preferably Shakib) out before the powerplay they have real good chance to bowl out BD below 200. "

32.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven to long-off for one

Oh he has been warned again, and is being taken off for running onto the danger area. That's strange because I clearly remember Mo Irfan was given two warnings against India. Sami Shenwari gets only one. Second indiscretion, and he is off. Am I missing something here?

Ahmadi replaces Shenwari mid-over

32.2

Javed Ahmadi to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, long hop nearly gets him a wicket. Pulled on the bounce to deep midwicket

32.3

Javed Ahmadi to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short of a length, goes deep to punch it wide of cover for a single

32.4

Javed Ahmadi to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, tossed up, pushed from outside off to long-on for one

32.5

Javed Ahmadi to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, goes back to cut but there is no room, and he can't place it either side of point

32.6

Javed Ahmadi to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, goes back to cut again but the ball is not that short, and the extra bounce beats him top edge

End of over 33 (4 runs) Bangladesh 133/4 (RR: 4.03)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 16 (17b 2x4)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 11 (13b 1x4)
    • Javed Ahmadi 3.5-0-24-0
    • Shapoor Zadran 7-1-20-2

Ashley Hasan: "You just publish the comment that is aligned with your biased thinking. You guys talk too much about integrity and high morale, but at the end you are all very much prejudiced. You guys should not be in journalism business. "

Aftab Alam comes back

33.1

Aftab Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 wide, starts with a wide down the leg side. Just angling too far

33.1

Aftab Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, short of a length, cut away to deep cover

33.2

Aftab Alam to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, full, into the pads from round the wicket, pushed to midwicket

33.3

Aftab Alam to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, yorker, too straight, though, and concedes a leg-bye

msb: "As much we like the captaincy of Nabi, he has let down many times in field today."

33.4

Aftab Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, full outside off, driven to deep cover

Re taking Shenwari off, I think Irfan got warnings from two separate ends. So you are allowed only one warning per end

33.5

Aftab Alam to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 wide, full down the leg side, called a wide

33.5

Aftab Alam to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, yorker, on off stumps, played with an open face to point

33.6

Aftab Alam to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short of a length, Shakib looks to pull, but this is not short enough. Hit on the thigh pad

End of over 34 (5 runs) Bangladesh 138/4 (RR: 4.05)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 17 (21b 2x4)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 13 (15b 1x4)
    • Aftab Alam 5-0-24-0
    • Javed Ahmadi 3.5-0-24-0

SoHeL: "Shakib scored 03 off 12 after last dismissal. Feeling pressure I am sure..."

Last over before Powerplay

34.1

Javed Ahmadi to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, tossed up, but too straight. No room. Defended to midwicket

34.2

Javed Ahmadi to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, gets away with it. Short and wide. Asking to be cut away for four. Mushfiq cuts, but can't beat point

34.3

Javed Ahmadi to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, chips a slog sweep between long-on and deep midwicket. Gets a couple

34.4

Javed Ahmadi to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, nice shot. Shimmies down the wicket. Gets to the pitch of the ball. Chips it over cover. Inside-out. Four

34.5

Javed Ahmadi to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, length ball, on off, worked to leg for one

34.6

Javed Ahmadi to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, tossed up outside off, driven to deep cover for another single

Barath: ""Re taking Shenwari off, I think Irfan got warnings from two separate ends. So you are allowed only one warning per end" I dont think so, I remember it was ian gould who warned him twice in the same over. Its weird."

End of over 35 (8 runs) Bangladesh 146/4 (RR: 4.17)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 18 (22b 2x4)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 20 (20b 2x4)
    • Javed Ahmadi 4.5-0-32-0
    • Aftab Alam 5-0-24-0

Powerplay time now. On cue Hamid Hasan comes back. Round the wicket to Shakib

35.1

Hamid Hassan to Shakib Al Hasan, 3 runs, nearly bowled him first ball. Gets a big inside edge on the big drive. Goes past short fine for three

35.2

Hamid Hassan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, on a length, angling in, towards top of off. Mushfiq defends

35.3

Hamid Hassan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, well played Mushfiq. He begins to give him the charge, Hamid goes short, and Rahim changes the shot to ramp him over the keeper

Sagir Parkar: "Regarding the warnings.. a bowler is given 2 'official' warnings and then he is taken off. He can continue to bowl after the first 'official' one, but not after the second one. In Irfan's case, it might be that his first warning was an unofficial one - just a word to him to be careful. This usually happens when the margin of error is too small and the umpire just wants to remind him about it. "

35.4

Hamid Hassan to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, slogs him away. That is a length ball, and he gets under it to drop him over midwicket for four

"Is Davis the new Bucknor?" AmericanCricket, don't think Davis was ever as good as Bucknor once was. They share a first name, though

35.5

Hamid Hassan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, dipping low full toss. It has beaten the bat but is headed down leg. A leg-bye conceded

35.6

Hamid Hassan to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short and wide, cut away, but can't beat point

End of over 36 (10 runs) Bangladesh 156/4 (RR: 4.33)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 21 (24b 2x4)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 27 (24b 3x4)
    • Hamid Hassan 5-0-27-0
    • Javed Ahmadi 4.5-0-32-0

Alam to bowl now. Mid-off up in the circle. Long-on back

36.1

Aftab Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, length ball, on off, driven straight of long-on for a couple

36.2

Aftab Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short of a length, on off, played with an open face to point

36.3

Aftab Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, full toss, dips on him, mis-times the swat. Gets a couple

36.4

Aftab Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, yorker outside off, dug out into the covers for one

36.5

Aftab Alam to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, dug out to cover, and Mushfiq refuses what should have been a single because short cover charges towards the ball even though he doesn't field it

36.6

Aftab Alam to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, misses the line and length only marginally. Just a bit short of a yorker, just a bit too straight. Clipped away off the toe, wide of short fine leg it goes

That's 4000 runs for Shakib. The first Bangladeshi to the mark

End of over 37 (9 runs) Bangladesh 165/4 (RR: 4.45)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 25 (26b 3x4)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 32 (28b 3x4)
    • Aftab Alam 6-0-33-0
    • Hamid Hassan 5-0-27-0
37.1

Hamid Hassan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, looks to ramp this over short fine, toe-ends it to midwicket for one

Round the wicket to Shakib

37.2

Hamid Hassan to Shakib Al Hasan, 3 runs, bowls from wide on the crease, stays full, but Shakib drives with an open face, past cover. Fifty for this partnership

Afghanistan have played well, but they are in a danger of letting it slip now. Bangladesh's two best batsman have upped the pressure. How will the bowlers respond?

37.3

Hamid Hassan to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, half-volley outside off, and he has driven him between mid-off and cover for four. All along the ground

37.4

Hamid Hassan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, straying onto the pads, and is picked away into the leg side

37.5

Hamid Hassan to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, low full toss, hit straight to midwicket. Rare dot

37.6

Hamid Hassan to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, slower ball, beats his flicks, concedes a leg-bye

End of over 38 (10 runs) Bangladesh 175/4 (RR: 4.60)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 29 (29b 3x4)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 38 (31b 4x4)
    • Hamid Hassan 6-0-37-0
    • Aftab Alam 6-0-33-0
38.1

Aftab Alam to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, makes room to hit this low full toss firmly to Zadran at mid-off. Zadran misses with the throw. Shakib is gone if he hits. He survives

38.2

Aftab Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, slower ball, flicked down to long-on for one

38.3

Aftab Alam to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, full and straight, Shakib makes room and drives this straight of mid-on. This is turning out to be a c rucial partnership

"Neither of the two comments regarding Shenwari's ousting from the attack is true. 1. Mohammad Irfan being warned only once officially? No, he was warned twice officially. 2. Irfan being warned one time each from either ends? No, infact, he was warned twice in the same over. I read the rules & it says a bowler shall be warned twice officially before being taken off from the attack for the third offense. What it means is that, old Steve Davies just made an absolute shocker of a decision! "

Unless, Chris Sud Nolan, we have missed one of the warnings from Davis today

38.4

Aftab Alam to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, low full toss outside off, Shakib makes room and crashes him past cover for four more. Bangladesh running away with it now

38.5

Aftab Alam to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, gets the yorker right this time, gets a dot in

This now is Afghanistan's big test. Now that the things have begun to go against them

38.6

Aftab Alam to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, slower ball, on a length, driven down to long-on for one

End of over 39 (11 runs) Bangladesh 186/4 (RR: 4.76)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 39 (34b 5x4)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 39 (32b 4x4)
    • Aftab Alam 7-0-44-0
    • Hamid Hassan 6-0-37-0

Nabi brings himself on

39.1

Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, quick ball into the pads, driven wide of long-on for two

39.2

Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, makes room to drive another flat delivery down the ground but gets only the single to long-on this time

39.3

Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, slows this one down, gets some dip on it, driven to long-on for one

39.4

Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, makes room to drive this from outside leg to wide of long-off for a couple

39.5

Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, flighted, much slower than the previous ball, Shakib has to wait before chipping this over Nabi's head, and straight of long-off. Gets a couple

39.6

Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, quicker ball outside off, hits Shakib's toe end for a dot

Forty-eight from the Powerplay. Bangladesh's most experienced batsmen turning it around for them now

End of over 40 (8 runs) Bangladesh 194/4 (RR: 4.85)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 46 (39b 5x4)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 40 (33b 4x4)
    • Mohammad Nabi 5-0-24-0
    • Aftab Alam 7-0-44-0

Alam comes back now

40.1

Aftab Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, on a length, close to off, Rahim runs it down to third man for a single

Ulquiorra: "Excellent comeback for Bangladesh. If these two continue to bat like this even 280 is a possibility."

40.2

Aftab Alam to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short of a length, no room, but Shakib back away to dab this to third man for one

40.3

Aftab Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, appeal for lbw as this cuts back in from a length and outside off. Given not out because bat is close to the pad and is involved, but the replays show it has hit the pad first. Once again Afghanistan has not reviewed it. Showing some inexperience. Davis strikes again, although it is hard to tell with the bat and pad so close together

40.4

Aftab Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim, SIX, and now it hurts them more. Length ball, gentle pace, and he has picked it up effortlessly off the toes for a six square on the leg side

40.5

Aftab Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, slower ball, short and wide, cut away to deep point

40.6

Aftab Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, full, outside off, driven back to the bowler

End of over 41 (10 runs) Bangladesh 204/4 (RR: 4.97)

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 49 (38b 4x4 1x6)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 47 (40b 5x4)
    • Aftab Alam 8-0-54-0
    • Mohammad Nabi 5-0-24-0
41.1

Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, full and straight, driven to long-on for one

41.2

Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, slow in the air, dips on him, no room, defended by Rahim

41.3

Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, full and wide, driven wide of long-off for a couple that brings up his fifty. This innings could be the turning point in this match

41.4

Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, dips on him, flicked to midwicket

41.5

Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, Nawroz mangal overthrows from short third man. Easy single given away. Aghanistan need to tighten up

41.6

Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, full, on the pads, clipped away to long leg

End of over 42 (5 runs) Bangladesh 209/4 (RR: 4.97)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 49 (42b 5x4)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 52 (42b 4x4 1x6)
    • Mohammad Nabi 6-0-29-0
    • Aftab Alam 8-0-54-0

Hamid Hasan is back now

42.1

Hamid Hassan to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, on a length, angling in, tucked away into the leg side to bring up his fifty. Bangladesh's best cricketer of all time rescuing them again

beenod: "To add to 4000 runs, 182 ODI wickets are not a small achievement by any parameters. Shakib is a class player and without any doubts one of the premier all-rounders of modern era. "

42.2

Hamid Hassan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, looks for the ramp over fine leg by moving well across outside the off, but has his inside edge beaten

Gav: "Afghani's falling apart a bit.. Quite a shame as they were doing quite well in the first 30 overs.. Showed enough that they can be competitive, if not now, in years to come."

42.3

Hamid Hassan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, slogs at a length ball, gets a thick inside edge for a single. Nawroz Mangal attacks the ball out in the deep and keeps them down to one

42.4

Hamid Hassan to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short of a length, cut away to deep cover for one

"Gotta admit, i'm a big fan of Hamids headband. Looks awesome" Nick, what about those patches on the cheeks? Looks a warrior, doesn't he?

42.5

Hamid Hassan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, yorker, damn good yorker, right on the popping crease. Shakib is alert, and calls him through for a single

42.6

Hamid Hassan to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, catches him back away and slips in a wide full delivery that is out of his reach. Smart bowling there. Gets in a valuable dot

End of over 43 (4 runs) Bangladesh 213/4 (RR: 4.95)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 51 (45b 5x4)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 54 (45b 4x4 1x6)
    • Hamid Hassan 7-0-41-0
    • Mohammad Nabi 6-0-29-0
43.1

Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, length-ball offbreak, Rahim opens the face to get a single to short third man

Thisara: "@Gav, too early to Say Afghas are falling apart. One wicket here and the pressure of the last 10 overs can create collapse.."

43.2

Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, yorker, Shakib can't do much with it, the ball goes back to Nabi, but Rahim's bat is in the way, and they take a single off the ricochet

43.3

Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, driven to long-on for one

43.4

Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, slower, much slower, Shakib has to wait and wait, and gets only a single to long-off

43.5

Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, slightly shorter offbreak, Rahim goes back, makes room, and cuts this in front of square even though he has made contact outside leg. Top shot

43.6

Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, full, straight and quick, played into a gap on the on side, and comes back for a couple

End of over 44 (10 runs) Bangladesh 223/4 (RR: 5.06)

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 62 (49b 5x4 1x6)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 53 (47b 5x4)
    • Mohammad Nabi 7-0-39-0
    • Hamid Hassan 7-0-41-0
44.1

Hamid Hassan to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, full toss. Yorker gone wrong. Shakib slugs it. Gets enough bat on it to beat mid-off and get a four

44.2

Hamid Hassan to Shakib Al Hasan, SIX, digs this one in short, Shakib pulls, doesn't get all of it, but the top edge is massive and sails over deep square leg for a six. Not a clever ball with no fielder back there

44.3

Hamid Hassan to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, wide yorker, he tries to steer it, but can't beat point

44.4

Hamid Hassan to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, 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

Shakib Al Hasan b Hamid Hassan 63 (86m 51b 6x4 1x6) SR: 123.52

No Mominul yet. Shabbir is the new batsman in

44.5

Hamid Hassan to Sabbir Rahman, no run, low full toss first up, and hit straight to cover

44.6

Hamid Hassan to Sabbir Rahman, no run, length ball with no room. Another dot. Four of them after the first two balls went for 10. Good comeback by Hamid

End of over 45 (10 runs) Bangladesh 233/5 (RR: 5.17)

    • Sabbir Rahman 0 (2b)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 62 (49b 5x4 1x6)
    • Hamid Hassan 8-0-51-1
    • Mohammad Nabi 7-0-39-0
45.1

Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, full toss, driven to long-on for one

45.2

Mohammad Nabi to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run, slow offbreak, turned to square leg for a single. The single is all down to Rahim's early call and aggressive running

45.3

Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, low full toss, driven to long-off for one

45.4

Mohammad Nabi to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run, another flat full toss, pushed to deep midwicket for one

45.5

Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, on a length, middle and leg, pushed into the on side for another single

45.6

Mohammad Nabi to Sabbir Rahman, no run, wide full toss, square-driven, with no deep point in place. This has all the makings of ruining a good over, but Nawroz Mangal's dive at point saves the boundary

End of over 46 (5 runs) Bangladesh 238/5 (RR: 5.17)

    • Sabbir Rahman 2 (5b)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 65 (52b 5x4 1x6)
    • Mohammad Nabi 8-0-44-0
    • Hamid Hassan 8-0-51-1
46.1

Hamid Hassan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, slogs this length ball, gets a thick inside edge, will get just the single. Last 11 balls: only six runs

46.2

Hamid Hassan to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run, slower ball, picks it off the pitch, takes the single into the leg side

Mid-off and third man both inside the circle

46.3

Hamid Hassan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, Hamid bowls the slower ball, Rahim opens the face, gets the single to short third

46.4

Hamid Hassan to Sabbir Rahman, no run, wide on the crease, an effort ball, short of a length, the extra bounce beats his attempt to cut

46.5

Hamid Hassan to Sabbir Rahman, OUT, 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

Sabbir Rahman b Hamid Hassan 3 (7m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

Chris Sud Nolan: "Is Mominul Haque, a guy who averages 62 with the bat in test cricket, in the team as a specialist bowler?"

Still no Mominul. Captain Mortaza comes in

46.6

Hamid Hassan to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, on a length, dropped to leg for a single. Another good over for Afghanistan. Only nine runs off the last 16 balls. Two wickets to boot

End of over 47 (4 runs) Bangladesh 242/6 (RR: 5.14)

    • Mashrafe Mortaza 1 (1b)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 67 (54b 5x4 1x6)
    • Hamid Hassan 9-0-55-2
    • Mohammad Nabi 8-0-44-0
47.1

Mohammad Nabi to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, seam-up delivery from Nabi. It's a yorker. Mortaza gets enough bat on it to take a single

47.2

Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, improvisation from Rahim. He moves across, takes this on the full, and uses Nabi's pace to lap this fine of short fine leg

47.3

Mohammad Nabi to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, 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?

Mushfiqur Rahim c Samiullah Shenwari b Mohammad Nabi 71 (83m 56b 6x4 1x6) SR: 126.78

47.4

Mohammad Nabi to Mominul Haque, 1 run, full, on off, driven to long-off for one

47.5

Mohammad Nabi to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, full toss outside off, Mortaza makes room and accepts this gift with glee. Gets it over cover for four

Goes round the wicket

47.6

Mohammad Nabi to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, drags this ball short, and Mortaza bats smartly to send this crashing for four. No sweeper on the off side. You can't bowl this. Mortaza makes room and cuts him

End of over 48 (14 runs) Bangladesh 256/7 (RR: 5.33)

    • Mashrafe Mortaza 10 (4b 2x4)
    • Mominul Haque 1 (1b)
    • Mohammad Nabi 9-0-58-1
    • Hamid Hassan 9-0-55-2
48.1

Hamid Hassan to Mominul Haque, 1 run, full ball hit to cover, where a misfield allows them to come through for one. The throw from mid-off is a little high, and by the time Afsar drags it down, Mortaza has made it to the striker's end

48.2

Hamid Hassan to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, Mortaza is playing a little gem here. A length ball, just outside off, and he has pierced the gap between mid-off and cover

48.3

Hamid Hassan to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 leg bye, looks to slog this into the leg side, is beaten, and takes a leg-bye

48.4

Hamid Hassan to Mominul Haque, 1 run, slower ball, Haque wants to scoop this, is beaten by pace, gets just the single to short fine leg

48.5

Hamid Hassan to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, yorker, dug out to short straight midwicket. A dot ball in

48.6

Hamid Hassan to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, 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

Mominul Haque run out 3 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 49 (7 runs) Bangladesh 263/8 (RR: 5.36)

    • Mashrafe Mortaza 14 (8b 3x4)
    • Hamid Hassan 10-0-61-2
    • Mohammad Nabi 9-0-58-1

Rubel is the new batsman. Alam to bowl the last over. Both long-off and long-on back

49.1

Aftab Alam to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, 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

Mashrafe Mortaza b Aftab Alam 14 (12m 9b 3x4 0x6) SR: 155.55

Taskin is the last batsman

49.2

Aftab Alam to Taskin Ahmed, 1 run, low full toss from round the wicket, gets a single to deep cover

49.3

Aftab Alam to Rubel Hossain, no run, short of a length, angling in, hits him on the pad. Robel late into the shot. Another dot

Mid-off is coming up

49.4

Aftab Alam to Rubel Hossain, 1 bye, another swing and a miss. There is a sound as the ball passes the inside edge. Only Afzar Zazai is appealing. They sneak in a bye, but Nabi is not reviewing it again. There is a sound but that is bat hitting the pad

49.5

Aftab Alam to Taskin Ahmed, 2 byes, yorker, beats the inside edge, Zazai fumbles the take, and they take two byes to short third man because the ball has travelled softly towards the man

49.6

Aftab Alam to Taskin Ahmed, OUT, 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

Taskin Ahmed b Aftab Alam 1 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

6.16pm This has been a good show from Afghanistan apart from some 15 overs between 30 and 45. They have bowled well, fielded well, but have also shown lack of experience. Twice they failed to review decisions that would have got them wickets. And big wickets.

Otherwise a fairly good show by WC debutants and a fairly good comeback from Bangladesh thanks to Shakib and Mushfiq. It's an in-between target. We are in for an exciting chase. Do join us in half an hour or so.

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End of over 50 (4 runs) Bangladesh 267/10

    • Rubel Hossain 0 (2b)
    • Aftab Alam 9-0-55-2
    • Hamid Hassan 10-0-61-2
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