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)
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

Bangladesh 47/1   Anamul Haque 24* (45b 3x4)   Mirwais Ashraf 3.3-1-6-1
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

Bangladesh 52/2   Soumya Sarkar 0* (3b)   Mirwais Ashraf 4.4-2-6-2
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

Bangladesh 102/3   Mahmudullah 19* (33b)   Shapoor Zadran 3.5-1-5-1
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

Bangladesh 119/4   Shakib Al Hasan 13* (7b 2x4)   Shapoor Zadran 5.1-1-11-2
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

Bangladesh 233/5   Mushfiqur Rahim 62* (49b 5x4 1x6)   Hamid Hassan 7.4-0-51-1
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

Bangladesh 241/6   Mushfiqur Rahim 67* (54b 5x4 1x6)   Hamid Hassan 8.5-0-54-2
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

Bangladesh 247/7   Mashrafe Mortaza 2* (2b)   Mohammad Nabi 8.3-0-49-1
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

Bangladesh 263/8   Mashrafe Mortaza 14* (8b 3x4)   Hamid Hassan 10-0-61-2
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

Bangladesh 263/9   Rubel Hossain 0* (0b)   Aftab Alam 8.1-0-54-1
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

Bangladesh 267/10   Rubel Hossain 0* (2b)   Aftab Alam 9-0-55-2
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Hours of play (local time) 14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

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