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299dThe Report by Mohammad Isam in Mirpur

Spinners give Bangladesh important win

Bangladesh took a big step towards entering the main draw of their home tournament, beating Afghanistan by nine wickets in the opening game of the World T20

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Anamul Haque
44(33) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 16 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
1 4 8 0 7 1 21 2
Gulbadin Naib
21(22) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %56%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 5 0 11 5

Best performances - Bowlers

Shakib Al Hasan
O3.1
M0
R8
W3
Eco2.52
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Abdur Razzak
O4
M0
R20
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Series

Toss

Bangladesh , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

15.30 start, First Session 15.30-16.50, Interval 16.50-17.10, Second Session 17.10-18.30

Match days

16 March 2014 - day/night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Bangladesh 2, Afghanistan 0

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Alagappan Muthu

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

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
NZ44081.9
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
AFG33061.54
ZIM3214-0.567
SCOT3122-0.132
HKG3030-1.017