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    0.6 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
    1.1 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
    22.4 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
    2.6 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
    25.4 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
    37.1 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
    36.6 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 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
    42.5 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
    41.5 swings hard at a length ball outside off, gets a thick edge that lobs up to point. One more wicket to go 154/9
    not out
    3 (lb 1, w 2)
    162 all out (42.5 Overs, RR: 3.78)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Javed Ahmadi, 0.6 ov), 2-2 (Afsar Zazai, 1.1 ov), 3-3 (Asghar Stanikzai, 2.6 ov), 4-65 (Nawroz Mangal, 22.4 ov), 5-78 (Samiullah Shenwari, 25.4 ov), 6-136 (Najibullah Zadran, 36.6 ov), 7-136 (Mohammad Nabi, 37.1 ov), 8-154 (Mirwais Ashraf, 40.6 ov), 9-154 (Hamid Hassan, 41.5 ov), 10-162 (Aftab Alam, 42.5 ov)
    Mashrafe Mortaza9.022032.22433000
    Rubel Hossain6.002714.50222010
    Taskin Ahmed7.002313.28252000
    Shakib Al Hasan8.504324.86302200
    Soumya Sarkar3.001304.3380000
    Sabbir Rahman1.00404.0030000

Match Notes

Wicket, wicket, wicket


Wickets lost by Afghanistan in the first three overs. They have never lost as many.

The Slow Crawl


Bangladesh's score after 20 overs, their second-lowest against a non-Test nation (since 2001)

Associate - 1, Test nation - 0


Number of times that Afghanistan have played Bangladesh in an ODI. Afghanistan won that encounter (Asia Cup, 2014)

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