Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
12 | 7 Runs | BDESH: 78/1 | RR: 6.50

  • Anamul Haque44 (33b)
  • Shakib Al Hasan10 (12b)
  • Samiullah Shenwari3-0-14-1
  • Aftab Alam1-0-15-0

6.12 pm So a very short match to kick us off, but no one can say it lacked excitement. We still have one more contest for you, Nepal v Hong Kong, which starts in about an hour's time. So do stay with us for that. From here, this is Alagappan Muthu sayonara

"The boys were up for the challenge and they've been doing well in the practice matches as well," says Mushfiqur Rahim. They misread the wicket, probably a 120-130 wicket and since we picked a few early wickets it helped us. It was spinning a bit and we kept things tight and kept getting wickets. Mashrafe and Tamim are the champions in our side and it's great to have them. I'm completely okay [in reference to his injury off the last ball of the first innings]"

"That was the plan, why we put Gulbadin at No.3. To get a few quick runs, " says Mohammad Nabi, "Its the first match of the tournament. We were under pressure on a spinning track and Shakib and Razzak did well. It's a turning track and the spinners were able to put us under a lot of pressure. We'll hope to put up a better performance in the next games"

"There is obviously spin there and we put the ball in the right areas and that did the trick," says Shakib Al Hasan, who is the Man of the Match, "Usually it's a good track but today it was different. I'd love getting these wickets everyday in my life. I thought our fast bowlers started off well and the first ball wicket gave us the momentum and that was the crucial thing for us. Great way to start the campaign"

6.00 pm So, no surprises in the first match of the World T20. Bangladesh were quite simply dominant today, their spinners taking advantage of the help on the pitch and their batsman playing a lot more intelligently. A straight-forward nine-wicket win for the hosts

"Dawlat walked passed Shakib, Shakib followed him to give him an extra stare. Shakib had just been hit by a bouncer, he should be just walking away, not trying to incite the fast bowler. Fast bowler was right not to let the batsman have the last word." What's wrong with a stare, Tim?

Hamza Khan: "@rakib Most of those wins came after 2011....so it took about 12 years for Bangladesh to establish themselves on the International scene. Afghanistan must have the same patience in order to become a test playing nation because I'm sure they have the potential."

11.6
6
Samiullah Shenwari to Anamul Haque, SIX runs, seals it with a six and then screams his lungs out! This was tossed up on middle and leg and he charged down the track and swats it over the long-on boundary. Scythes the air with his bat in furious delight
11.5
0
Samiullah Shenwari to Anamul Haque, no run, loads of bounce again! Leaps up from off stump and he pulls his bat back. Was originally looking to block
11.4
0
Samiullah Shenwari to Anamul Haque, no run, good length ball, which grips, turns and bounces to beat the little dab. Pushed the back-half of his back leg into the crease.
11.3
0
Samiullah Shenwari to Anamul Haque, no run, flighted on off stump, he clears his front leg and bludgeons down the ground. Shenwari gets a boot to it and it loops up to his hand and he hurls it at the stumps. Anamul has made his ground though
11.2
0
Samiullah Shenwari to Anamul Haque, no run, flighted on off stump, comes forward to block. Head right over the ball, very eye-catching
11.1
1
Samiullah Shenwari to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, good length ball on middle and leg, turned away behind square leg

END OF OVER:
11 | 15 Runs | BDESH: 71/1 (2 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 6.45, RRR: 0.22)

  • Anamul Haque38 (28b)
  • Shakib Al Hasan9 (11b)
  • Aftab Alam1-0-15-0
  • Samiullah Shenwari2-0-7-1
10.6
4
Aftab Alam to Anamul Haque, FOUR runs, makes room and smashes it over the gap at extra cover! Solid stroke! Opened the face on impact and he's muscled it away. Not too happy with the execution though as he shadow practices it. Think he wanted to hit that over the ropes
10.5
1
Aftab Alam to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, low full toss outside off, sliced through to deep cover

rakib: "@mafaz: Bangladesh won against all teams. Have result like 4-0, 3-0 against NZ 2-1 against WI. I think your cricket knowledge is as premature as your team. Any way we can understand the short coming, don't worry you guys will grow!"

10.4
1
Aftab Alam to Anamul Haque, 1 run, good length ball on middle and leg, pushed down to mid-on and they scurry through for a quick single
10.3
4
Aftab Alam to Anamul Haque, FOUR runs, lengthon leg stump again. Anamul picks it away to the left of short fine leg.
10.2
4
Aftab Alam to Anamul Haque, FOUR runs, full toss on leg stump and Anamul has helped it to the fine leg boundary. Very little effort needed to capitalise on those kind of balls

"Great work Dawlat. Well within his rights to give Shakib a stare there as the batsman clearly said something. Should have followed it up with another bouncer though. Really intimidate him with another at the badge. At 144km/h he's a real danger." You sure, Tim? I only spotted Dawlat going after Shakib

10.1
1
Aftab Alam to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, fullish and just outside off, driven on the up and down the ground

Aftab Alam is into the attack

Karim: "As an Afghan I am very disappointed for the attitudes of our players... If you can't win, congratulate the other team and happily accept the lose, try for your next game. One win against a full member doesn't mean that you defeat them again. Well played Bangladesh! Respect from Afghanistan"

END OF OVER:
10 | 6 Runs | BDESH: 56/1 (17 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 5.60, RRR: 1.70)

  • Anamul Haque25 (24b)
  • Shakib Al Hasan7 (9b)
  • Samiullah Shenwari2-0-7-1
  • Dawlat Zadran2-0-13-0
9.6
0
Samiullah Shenwari to Anamul Haque, no run, great commitment from the captain. This was pushed and seemed to find the gap between short cover and mid-off, but Nabi runs to his right and dives to keep that to no run
9.5
0
Samiullah Shenwari to Anamul Haque, no run, full and flat on off stump, comes forward to defend
9.4
1
Samiullah Shenwari to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, charges him but this is shorter and doesn't turn. Tapped into the covers for a quick single
9.3
4
Samiullah Shenwari to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR runs, slogged away to the deep midwicket boundary. Comes down the track and took this from outside off. Went more off the bottom, inside half of the bat but he had struck it well enough to beat the fielder in the deep

Mafaz Mohideen: "@rakib: Seriously? Bangladesh, although prematurely awarded test-status, should put their head down and try to make any impact, any impact, with consistent wins...instead of once in a blue moon flukes."

9.2
1
Samiullah Shenwari to Anamul Haque, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, pushed down to long-on
9.1
0
Samiullah Shenwari to Anamul Haque, no run, tossed up and its slower just outside off, Anamul is forward and looks to defend. Beaten

END OF OVER:
9 | 5 Runs | BDESH: 50/1 (23 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 5.55, RRR: 2.09)

  • Shakib Al Hasan2 (7b)
  • Anamul Haque24 (20b)
  • Dawlat Zadran2-0-13-0
  • Samiullah Shenwari1-0-1-1
8.6
0
Dawlat Zadran to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, good length ball on leg stump, turned away to square leg
8.6
1w
Dawlat Zadran to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 wide, good length ball, looks to flick it off the back foot and again no luck in making contact
8.5
0
Dawlat Zadran to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, goes for another flick and again, he hasn't connected. The keeper throws the ball up and is sure he's nicked that. Far too excitable is Shahzad. The wide has been avoided though
8.5
1w
Dawlat Zadran to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 wide, full on leg stump, comes forward and looks to flick and doesn't connect
8.4
0
Dawlat Zadran to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, 142kph, short ball and it beats him for pace. This was gloved while he was looking to pull and it lobs up and drops beside the stumps. Dawlat snarls at the batsman and I think he was almost looking to push Shakib as well. Continues his one-sided convo with Shakib before he has to be pulled away. The umpires have dragged Nabi to one side and both of them are demanding that he keep his players under leash
8.3
2
Dawlat Zadran to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, length ball on leg stump, turned away behind square leg and they've sneaked a couple. This is great running from these two

A new high

9

The victory margin of 9 wickets is Bangladesh's best after fielding first

Bangladesh in T20s

10

Number of wins in 34 matches for Bangladesh

Dropped

9

Tamim Iqbal's score when he was dropped by the wicketkeeper in the 4th over

Quick dash

17.4

Overs Bangladesh have taken to complete their fastest successful chase. This was against Kenya, in 2007

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI43160.359
ENG43160.145
SA42240.651
SL4132-0.461
AFG4132-0.715
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMWLPTNRR
NZ44081.900
INDIA4316-0.305
AUS42240.233
PAK4132-0.093
BDESH4040-1.805
First Round Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
BDESH32051.938
NL31130.154
OMAN3113-1.521
IRE3021-0.685
First Round Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AFG33061.540
ZIM3214-0.567
SCOT3122-0.132
HKG3030-1.017