Player of the Match
Player of the Match

50 | 5 Runs 2 Wkts | AFG: 258/10 (8 runs required, RR: 5.16)

  • Naveen-ul-Haq0 (1b)
  • Taskin Ahmed8-0-59-4
  • Rubel Hossain9-0-62-1

10.30pm Afghanistan seemed to be ahead in the chase during the 144-run stand between Rahmat and Shahidi. But Shakib bowled an excellent spell and tipped the balance in the home team's favour. When he removed Rahmat, he became Bangladesh's leading wicket-taker in ODIs. The returning Taskin then nailed the yorkers at the death to seal Bangladesh's tense win.


Asghar Stanikzai: Congratulations to Bangladesh. The bowlers bowled very well, that's why they won the match. Rashid and Naveen restricted Bangladesh. At one stage they looked at 280-290. At the end, we played some poor shots.

Mashrafe Mortaza: Afghan played really well, our catching was costing us. Later on, Shakib and Taskin were good with the ball. Last three months we were working hard, but the way we played we were not up to the mark. We could have scored 280-plus, but the set batsmen got out. Taskin has just recovered from the tests, Rubel is coming from injury. This match will boost them up.

Shakib Al Hasan, Man of the Match: We knew this game was going to be tricky. We are playing ODIs after almost a year. We were careful and short by 20 runs. The spinners bowled really well and were exceptional. The roles is the team is to take the game to the end. Tamim played a brilliant knock, Imrul started well.

Thanks for joining us. Looking forward to your company for the second ODI. Until then, buh-bye.

Z Ikram: "2-0-11-4, That spell by Taskin!"

Vaseem: "Well played Afghanistan. You fought till the last. Best wishes for the upcoming matches.

Nayeem: "What a Gem of a comeback for Taskin, he was in immense pressure after that "bowling action" test. Returning after cleared action and getting 4 wickets proves the character he have. Salute, sir."

Taskin Ahmed to Dawlat Zadran, OUT, Bangladesh win by seven runs! Full toss on middle, Dawlat attacks it and ends up carving a catch to long-off running in

Dawlat Zadran c Sabbir Rahman b Taskin Ahmed 2 (7m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Taskin Ahmed to Dawlat Zadran, no run, pretty full and just a shade outside off, Dawlat has an almighty slog, only to connect with thin air. Taskin has recovered well after a poor start
Taskin Ahmed to Dawlat Zadran, 2 runs, low full toss on off, jammed down to long-on. They come back for the second. The throw is to the keeper, Mushfiq takes the bails off. But Dawlat is just in
Taskin Ahmed to Naveen-ul-Haq, 1 leg bye, full toss, thuds into the back thigh, they sneak a leg bye, this was slipping down. This lbw appeal is shot down
Taskin Ahmed to Mirwais Ashraf, OUT, pins him plumb in front! He shuffles across the off stump, eyes up the leg side with an expansive swipe. Misses this full, straight ball and sees the finger go up

Mirwais Ashraf lbw b Taskin Ahmed 3 (8m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Taskin Ahmed to Mirwais Ashraf, 2 runs, yorker on middle, jabbed down to long-on. They scamper back for two

Afghanistan need 13 off the last over. Taskin to bowl it

49 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | AFG: 253/8 (13 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.16, RRR: 13.00)

  • Mirwais Ashraf1 (1b)
  • Rubel Hossain9-0-62-1
  • Taskin Ahmed7-0-55-2
Rubel Hossain to Rashid Khan, OUT, What was that Rashid? Good length and outside off, he pre-meditates another fine leg-side ramp. He topples over again. This time he deflects it onto the stumps

Rashid Khan b Rubel Hossain 7 (7m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 140.00

Rubel Hossain to Rashid Khan, FOUR runs, full and outside off, Rashid, having shuffled across, falls over and ramps it fine of short fine leg

Tushar: "Wish Rubel can bring memories back of 2015 WC VS ENG."

Rubel Hossain to Mirwais Ashraf, 1 run, another acurate yorker, dug out to cover

Brutus_Shylock: "That Shakib over did it for B'desh, built all the pressure for Taskin to exploit on!"

Rubel Hossain to Rashid Khan, 1 run, excellent blockhole ball, driven down to long-off
Rubel Hossain to Rashid Khan, no run, Shimmies out, yorks himself, squeezes back to Rubel
Rubel Hossain to Rashid Khan, 2 runs, full and outside off, carved over backward point


Afghanistan 2nd innings Partnerships

1st46Shabir NooriMohammad Shahzad
2nd0Shabir NooriRahmat Shah
3rd144Hashmatullah ShahidiRahmat Shah
4th20Mohammad NabiHashmatullah Shahidi
5th20Mohammad NabiNajibullah Zadran
6th13Mohammad NabiAsghar Stanikzai
7th2Asghar StanikzaiRashid Khan
8th8Mirwais AshrafRashid Khan
9th2Mirwais AshrafDawlat Zadran
10th3Dawlat ZadranNaveen-ul-Haq