World T20, 1st Match, First Round Group A: Bangladesh v Afghanistan at Dhaka, Mar 16, 2014
World T20 - 1st match, First Round Group A
Bangladesh won by 9 wickets (with 48 balls remaining)
16 March 2014 - day/night match (20-over match)

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad, OUT, out first ball! Went for an almighty heave over the covers but gets it right off the bottom of the bat. Mid-off and cover rush to get under the skier. Is there going to be a collision? Nope, Cover pulls out. What a start for the hosts! One of Afghanistan's big guns is gone. Shahzad slammed the bat into the ground soon as he hit that shot. And so he should, that was an awful way to kick off a world event

Mohammad Shahzad c Mahmudullah b Mashrafe Mortaza 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Afghanistan 0/1   Najeeb Tarakai 0* (0b)   Mashrafe Mortaza 0.1-0-0-1

Shakib Al Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, OUT, makes amends immediately as he runs across the ground towards his right and takes the top-edged slog sweep. Beaten in flight there as Naib had to reach out to connect with that

Gulbadin Naib c Sabbir Rahman b Shakib Al Hasan 21 (25m 22b 3x4 1x6) SR: 95.45

Afghanistan 36/2   Najeeb Tarakai 7* (10b 1x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 1.2-0-6-1

Shakib Al Hasan to Najeeb Tarakai, OUT, two off two! This was such a soft dismissal and Mirpur has lost it's roof! This was nicely flighted and Tarakai went for a nudge through midwicket. Playing against the spine comes to bite him as the turn on offer takes the outside edge and gives cover a dolly

Najeeb Tarakai c Nasir Hossain b Shakib Al Hasan 7 (27m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

Afghanistan 36/3   Nawroz Mangal 0* (0b)   Shakib Al Hasan 1.3-0-6-2

Mahmudullah to Nawroz Mangal, OUT, direct hit from short fine leg and I think Mangal is short! flights this on off stump and there's a bit of turn for the offspinner as well. The batsman nudges it off his pads and they try to sneak a quick single. Sabbir takes aim and throws the stumps down at the bowler's end. Great presence of mind

Nawroz Mangal run out 0 (7m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Afghanistan 36/4   Mohammad Nabi 0* (3b)   Mahmudullah 0.1-0-0-0

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Nabi, OUT, this is the arm ball and he's struck on the back pad! What a beaut from Razzak! Nabi has not picked it and was pushing forward to play for the one that turns away. The ball pitches and skids into him and sends him back to the pavilion

Mohammad Nabi lbw b Abdur Razzak 3 (16m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Afghanistan 49/5   Karim Sadiq 7* (14b)   Abdur Razzak 1.3-0-6-1

Abdur Razzak to Shafiqullah, 1 run, OUT, he's gone this time! Direct hit and Sadiq's jittery stay comes to an end. This was flighted on middle and he pushes towards the vacant midwicket region. They take a late decision to take a couple and that is going to haunt them as Nasir sends in a dead eye throw

Karim Sadiq run out 10 (20m 23b 0x4 0x6) SR: 43.47

Afghanistan 58/6   Shafiqullah 6* (6b)   Abdur Razzak 3-0-11-1

Abdur Razzak to Samiullah Shenwari, OUT, another one bites the dust and it's Shenwari who is trapped in front! Is that Afghanistan's last bullet in the barrel? This was tossed up, needed to be played off the front foot. But he goes back and moreover looks to play across the line towards midwicket. The ball pitches and turns and strikes him in front of middle

Samiullah Shenwari lbw b Abdur Razzak 1 (7m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Afghanistan 69/7   Shafiqullah 16* (15b 2x4)   Abdur Razzak 4-0-20-2

Mahmudullah to Shafiqullah, OUT, this was shortish and pushed down leg, Shafiqullah looks for the pull and gets a bottom edge which lobs off his thigh and Mushi has held on to a pretty sharp catch. Mirpur continues to dance. Afghanistan continue to collapse. Oh dear, replays make it seem there might not be bat involved there

Shafiqullah c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mahmudullah 16 (17m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Afghanistan 69/8   Dawlat Zadran 0* (0b)   Mahmudullah 3.1-0-8-1

Farhad Reza to Dawlat Zadran, OUT, caught as he was backpedaling from cover. This was slower and fuller with a bit of width to entice him and Dawlat could not help himself. Cleared his front leg and searched for the cover boundary to no avail

Dawlat Zadran c Mahmudullah b Farhad Reza 1 (10m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

Afghanistan 71/9   Shapoor Zadran 0* (7b)   Farhad Reza 0.2-0-1-1

Shakib Al Hasan to Shapoor Zadran, OUT, everyone's on the floor after this! Shapoor goes down the track against the slow bowler and misses the flighted ball completely. Turns to smack into middle stump. Shapoor had lost his balance and went down. Mushi, behind the stumps, is struck by the ball in his eye. The physio has a hand around him as the players walk off. Seemed ugly, but I hope he's alright

Shapoor Zadran b Shakib Al Hasan 1 (13m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 9.09

Afghanistan 72/10   Aftab Alam 0* (1b)   Shakib Al Hasan 3.1-0-8-3
1st Match, Qualifying Group A: Bangladesh v Afghanistan
1st Match, Qualifying Group A: Bangladesh v Afghanistan





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