Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    24.1 a mis-hit from Ibrahim, was tossed up on the stumps, Ibrahim comes down the track and looks to go over the bowler's head. But the ball just spins away at the batsman, inducing a false shot. The bat too turns in his hand as he goes for the power and loses shape. Mahmudullah completes the catch at long-off, pedalling back towards his left 48/2
    12.2 ripper of a delivery to get his 100th Test wicket! Drifts in a long way from around the stumps, pitches on a length and turns away to square him up completely. He was better off playing forward or back. Wasn't decisive as Ihsanullah played at that from the crease and saw the ball beat the edge to crash into the stumps. 19/1
    69.3 oh, dear. A lazy swoosh and he's gone! Sharp catch by Soumya at first slip. Loose drive, no feet, went with hard hands and got a thick edge through to slip. Played for the turn but there was none this time. Bangladesh have broken through against the run of play 197/4
    32.4 edged and gone, at the stroke of lunch! Looking for the cut but he's surprised by how quickly this fizzes onto him, so he ends up getting a thick edge and it's an excellent grab on the second attempt by Soumya. Mahmudullah, brought in just as a filler, has struck in his first over and that will be lunch on Day 1 77/3
    99.6 GIVES IT AWAY! Oh dear, Asghar Afghan, what have you done? Smart bowling by Taijul Islam, though. Pushed Afghan back with a couple of flat, quick deliveries and then tosses one up. Afghan goes for a wild slog across the line, and can only spoon this up in the air just behind the wicket. Mushfiqur Rahim calls early and takes the catch comfortably. After a superb day of batting, Asghar Afghan has let slip a chance to join Rahmat Shah as a centurion for his team 278/6
    69.6 this one skids through Nabi's defence and Bangladesh have roared back in style! This is a tad short, skids through and gathers pace after pitching, kept a touch low and Nabi went back deep into the crease to defend, only to miss it right royally. 197/5
    105.2 GOT 'IM! That is so well bowled by Taijul Islam. Pitches around leg, draws Zazai forward in an attempt to defend, spins enough to beat the outside edge and then just clips the top of off! Well deserved reward for the most consistent Bangladesh spinner on display, and ends a very good knock from Afsar Zazai. Bangladesh have well and truly made inroads into the lower order now, one feels! 299/7
    116.6 got him, all over! And it's a juggling catch from Mehidy that wraps things up. Rashid was looking to drive down the ground, but was done a little in the flight, driving too early and reaching for the ball. The result is a return catch back to the bowler, who gets his hands up and juggles the first attempt, but recovers well to hold onto it. Mehidy has his first, Rashid falls, and Afghanistan are all out 342/10
    108.6 Shakib has his man! Smart bowling from the ace all-rounder. Slightly flatter trajectory but similar line just around off. Qais looks to push forward, but is beaten by the flight of it, and gets an inside edge on to pad. Went low and sharp to Mominul Haque at silly point, who stays low enough to snare that comfortably 322/8
    112.5 another review! First things first, it's clearly a legitimate delivery. Ahmadzai lunges forward to defend, but the ball rushes through him, bursting off the pad and landing in slip's lap. But is there any bat on it? Yes, there's a thick edge onto the pad. And the catch is clean too 327/9
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    3 (lb 1, nb 2)
    TOTAL
    342 all out (117 Overs, RR: 2.92, 452 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Ihsanullah, 12.2 ov), 2-48 (Ibrahim Zadran, 24.1 ov), 3-77 (Hashmatullah Shahidi, 32.4 ov), 4-197 (Rahmat Shah, 69.3 ov), 5-197 (Mohammad Nabi, 69.6 ov), 6-278 (Asghar Afghan, 99.6 ov), 7-299 (Afsar Zazai, 105.2 ov), 8-322 (Qais Ahmad, 108.6 ov), 9-327 (Yamin Ahmadzai, 112.5 ov), 10-342 (Rashid Khan, 116.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Taijul Islam41511642.8202
    Shakib Al Hasan2216422.9000
    Mehidy Hasan Miraz2857312.6000
    Nayeem Hasan1304323.3000
    Mahmudullah40912.2500
    Soumya Sarkar402606.5000
    Mominul Haque40902.2500
    Mosaddek Hossain10101.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    0.4 edged, gone! Ahmadzai finds the perfect line, angling across him, and Shadman pokes at one he might have left. There was some swing back in to him in the first few deliveries, but this one held its line, suckering him into a forward push. The ball takes a healthy edge, and it's safely snaffled by a diving Zazai behind the stumps. Good catch, too, as the ball was dipping as it got to him. 0/1
    19.4 huge shout, and it's given! Sarkar knew it was plumb, he walked straight off as the finger went up. Again he stayed deep in his crease, getting back and across, and he's beaten by one that doesn't turn, zipping on straight to ping the front pad. Nabi has his first, Afghanistan their second, and the pressure is on 38/2
    24.6 bowled him! Liton has completely misread the length of this one. He thought it was short, he rocked back to pull, but it wasn't as short as he thought and the ball zipped through under the shot to rattle his stumps. He might have been much better off coming forward to this 54/3
    41.4 he holes out this time! Ok, that might have been the kiss of death, but Mominul plays one shot too many off the spinners. Clever bowling from Nabi, as he just makes the ball hang back a bit. Mominul thinks this is in the slot and looks to go over mid on, but the length is shorter than what he anticipates. Miscues the shot, and Asghar Afghan at mid on takes a simple catch. Big wicket for Afghanistan. Nabi delivers again! 130/7
    32.4 ball thuds into pad, and the finger goes up! It was the legbreak from Rashid, spinning in to beat Shakib's forward poke and pinning him on the pad. An appeal is roared, and the umpire agrees. But Shakib doesn't, asking for a review. Alas, it is a wasted one, as the replay shows three reds, pitching in line, hitting in line, and smacking into the stumps 88/4
    32.6 now, what has happened here? Afghanistan are celebrating. They believe they've got Mushfiqur out, caught close to the wicket. The soft signal is out as they send it upstairs. It's a legal delivery, to which Mushfiqur goes back and across, defending the ball straight down into his own boot. There's a puff of dust, but has the ball hit his shoe or the ground? It's snaffled by short leg under the helmet, so no problem there. When they zoom in to the replay, it's not clear (to me at least) whether it's hit his boot or the ground. But the third umpire is convinced, and it's given out! The soft signal was vital here. There was no conclusive evidence to turn that over. 88/5
    38.1 DONE HIM! Wrong 'un that starts from outside off, speeds on, and also creeps quite low. Mahmudullah, though, would believe he should have been forward to play this. It speeds through, and his flailing bat can only make contact with air, as the ball floors the off stump. This is a superb spell of bowling from Rashid Khan 104/6
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    51.2 bowled around his legs! Mehidy bends down low, setting himself for a lapped sweep, but the ball dips under his shot and then spins back to rattle the timber, behind his legs. Top work from Qais, picking up his maiden Test wicket, and, it must be said, Showkat. Not the classiest of shots 146/8
    67.3 bowled him! Clips off stump. Full, just outside off, and he goes for a big heave towards the leg side. But he's been deceived by the lack of pace, and the bat swing is through even before the ball reached him. Takes the outside of his stumps, and now Bangladesh are nine down 194/9
    70.5 appeal for lbw and given by blocker Wilson! Nayeem reviews. This was awkward for the batsman. Rashid bowled a googly, and Nayeem was planted in the crease, offering no shot. Ball hit his front pad, and the replays show that the ball would've clipped leg stump. Bangladesh are all out for 205 205/10
    Extras
    5 (b 4, lb 1)
    TOTAL
    205 all out (70.5 Overs, RR: 2.89, 295 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Shadman Islam, 0.4 ov), 2-38 (Soumya Sarkar, 19.4 ov), 3-54 (Liton Das, 24.6 ov), 4-88 (Shakib Al Hasan, 32.4 ov), 5-88 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 32.6 ov), 6-104 (Mahmudullah, 38.1 ov), 7-130 (Mominul Haque, 41.4 ov), 8-146 (Mehidy Hasan, 51.2 ov), 9-194 (Taijul Islam, 67.3 ov), 10-205 (Nayeem Hasan, 70.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Yamin Ahmadzai1022112.1000
    Mohammad Nabi2465632.3300
    Zahir Khan914605.1100
    Rashid Khan19.535552.7700
    Qais Ahmad822212.7500
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    0.3 slow finger of death! He's not reviewing. Length ball on off stump and sliding into his pads. Misses the front-foot defense, and that's struck his front leg. They discuss reviewing, but choose not to. Maybe they should've. Ball looked to be sliding down, but this is just the start Bangladesh needed with the ball 4/1
    64.2 unlucky thirteen short of a maiden hundred! Full on off, and he tries to smack this over long on, but the fielder was on the boundary, and the 17-year-old man falls for 87 171/5
    0.4 that's two in two! Shakib you beauty. Rahmat Shah is shellshocked. Shakib overpitches on off, and Rahmat comes down the wicket to drive. But the ball flies off his bat, and this has gone straight back to the bowler. Hundred in the first innings, first-ball duck in the second 4/2
    14.4 sharp catch at slip! Perfect delivery from the offspinner to the left handed Hashmatullah, landing on middle and off from around the stumps to draw him into the stroke. Turn and bounce meant the ball kissed the outside edge, flicking Mushfiqur's thigh as it burst up towards slip, where Sarkar held a sharp reflex catch, to his right. The ball was travelling. Bangladesh break through! 28/3
    50.6 got him! The partnership is broken. Shakib holds a simple chance at leg slip. Taijul looped down a full one on a leg stump line, and Asghar chanced a flick at it. But he played the wrong line, ball kissed bat and then pad, and looped up tamely to be held by Shakib behind the stumps on the leg side 136/4
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    67.2 Nabi's Test batting career comes to a close! Full, on leg stump, and he goes for an expansive sweep. But finds the fielder at square leg after failing to get the elevation. Nabi walks off for eight 180/6
    73.3 off stump rattled! Rashid walks off with a smile on his face. Overpitched on off, and Rashid comes down the track to drive. But the ball turns just a little bit, before going past the bat's outside edge 210/7
    82.5 we have a review! Another arm ball, again it rushes on. But this time Qais' defence doesn't hold firm. Shakib bellows an appeal for lbw, and it's upheld, but Qais queries it. The ball zipped in from just outside off, and appears to miss the inside edge on its way through to the pad. The ball tracker takes a while to load, but when it does, it shows an impact in line, and the ball clipping the leg stump. It's Umpire's call, and he's got to go! 235/8
    88.5 goes back and drives a ball coming into him towards wide cover. The throw is a good one at the striker's end, and the batsman is caught short as he makes his run in from the non-striker's end. Out by a long way! There was just a touch of panic as the batsmen set off, perhaps realising that they wanted Ahmadzai to switch ends before the over runs out, and he has to pay the price 260/9
    90.1 tossed up, and he presses forward and plays it into forward short leg's hands! This is not the worst thing to happen, I suppose, as that forces Bangladesh to now have a short half-an-hour-or-so session leading upto lunch on day four. Zahir, alongwith the other wristspinners, would have a role to play soon 260/10
    Extras
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    TOTAL
    260 all out (90.1 Overs, RR: 2.88, 336 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Ihsanullah, 0.3 ov), 2-4 (Rahmat Shah, 0.4 ov), 3-28 (Hashmatullah Shahidi, 14.4 ov), 4-136 (Asghar Afghan, 50.6 ov), 5-171 (Ibrahim Zadran, 64.2 ov), 6-180 (Mohammad Nabi, 67.2 ov), 7-210 (Rashid Khan, 73.3 ov), 8-235 (Qais Ahmad, 82.5 ov), 9-260 (Yamin Ahmadzai, 88.5 ov), 10-260 (Zahir Khan, 90.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Shakib Al Hasan1935833.0500
    Mehidy Hasan Miraz12.133522.8700
    Taijul Islam2868623.0700
    Nayeem Hasan1726123.5800
    Mominul Haque1061301.3000
    Mosaddek Hossain41300.7500
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    10.3 this time he is a goner! Lovely ball from Zahir. Pitches in line and then zips back into him at good pace. Liton Das has played all around it. Beaten for pace, as well as line. Strikes him right in front, and Zahir has his first. Perfect start for Afghanistan, as they can now expose the left-handers to Nabi all over again 30/1
    36.4 this is given out leg-before, and Shadman isn't bothering with a review! Just pitches around off and then goes straight on with the arm. Shadman plays for the turn, pressing forward, and that thuds into his front pad, even as his stride doesn't take him too far ahead. Just above the shin, and possibly going on to take leg stump. Nabi has his first in his last outing in Tests for Afghanistan! 106/5
    16.5 oh dear, what have you done, Mosaddek? Floated up, back-of-the-hand, way outside off, and Mosaddek's eyes light up, and he tries to go inside out. Gets more elevation than distance, and Asghar Afghan, stationed around three-quarters of the way to the wide long off fence, gets under it, and tumbles to complete the catch. The change of angle works immediately, and Zahir has two. What an impressive spell this is turning out to be from the debutant left-arm wrist-spinner! 52/2
    23.1 googly, spinning in past the defensive poke and striking him on the pad. Rashid bellows an appeal, and he's given! Mushfiqur thinks about it, and reviews the decision. It's a fair delivery, and he's not got any bat on it. Ball tracking confirms that he's out, the ball would have gone on to hit middle and leg. 78/3
    25.4 big appeal, and he's given!. It was the legbreak, delivered from around the stumps, and spun in sharply to beat the bat and strike the pad. Rashid appeals, the finger goes up. Mominul has a look at his partner, and decides not to review it 82/4
    46.4 he's got him first ball! Oh boy, Shakib, why did you play at that? Short of a length ball outside off, quite a bit away from him. Backs away and looks to play the cut. Gets a thin edge and it is held on with ease. Afghanistan are hopping. If they needed one thing to lift them up after this long break, it would have been the wicket of Bangladesh's captain. And I'm afraid they've got that with little effort 143/7
    41.6 GOT 'IM! Wrong 'un, and Mahmudullah didn't read this. Pressed forward, hoping to defend this just like the previous couple of balls. The ball turns back in sharply, runs off the edge and flies low towards forward short leg, who completes the catch. Rashid Khan takes off in celebration in his trademark fashion. Afghanistan can surely sniff victory now 125/6
    61.4 that's it, fuller ball around middle and leg, spinning on to the pads, Soumya looks to defend from the front foot, gets an inside edge onto the pads and this time it lobs towards short leg where Ibrahim Zadran makes no mistake. Sixth wicket for Rashid and a memorable win for Afghanistan 173/10
    55.3 lbw given! Mehidy has reviewed. But this looks dead in front on first look. It's a googly outside off, he's shuffled and looked to defend for the legbreak and has been beaten to be hit right in front of middle stump. There's definitely no bat on this and it is not high...it is hitting the middle of leg stump! Rashid is pumped! He's been relentless from this end. That's his ninth wicket of the game 166/8
    57.3 fuller on the leg stump, was a googly, pitched around middle and leg, Taijul looks to defend it on the leg stump, a huge appeal for lbw and given. Looked like there was some bat involved but Bangladesh don't have a review. Taijul has to walk back 166/9
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    TOTAL
    173 all out (61.4 Overs, RR: 2.8, 231 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-30 (Liton Das, 10.3 ov), 2-52 (Mosaddek Hossain, 16.5 ov), 3-78 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 23.1 ov), 4-82 (Mominul Haque, 25.4 ov), 5-106 (Shadman Islam, 36.4 ov), 6-125 (Mahmudullah, 41.6 ov), 7-143 (Shakib Al Hasan, 46.4 ov), 8-166 (Mehidy Hasan, 55.3 ov), 9-166 (Taijul Islam, 57.3 ov), 10-173 (Soumya Sarkar, 61.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Yamin Ahmadzai411403.5000
    Mohammad Nabi2053911.9500
    Rashid Khan21.464962.2600
    Zahir Khan1505933.9300
    Qais Ahmad10606.0000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 05 Sep - day 1 - Afghanistan 1st innings 271/5 (Asghar Afghan 88*, Afsar Zazai 35*, 96 ov)
  • Fri, 06 Sep - day 2 - Bangladesh 1st innings 194/8 (Mosaddek Hossain 44*, Taijul Islam 14*, 67 ov)
  • Sat, 07 Sep - day 3 - Afghanistan 2nd innings 237/8 (Afsar Zazai 34*, Yamin Ahmadzai 0*, 83.4 ov)
  • Sun, 08 Sep - day 4 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 136/6 (Shakib Al Hasan 39*, Soumya Sarkar 0*, 44.2 ov)
  • Mon, 09 Sep - day 5 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 173 (61.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Bangladesh 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st30Liton DasShadman Islam
2nd22Mosaddek HossainShadman Islam
3rd26Mushfiqur RahimShadman Islam
4th4Mominul HaqueShadman Islam
5th24Shakib Al HasanShadman Islam
6th19MahmudullahShakib Al Hasan
7th18Shakib Al HasanSoumya Sarkar
8th23Soumya SarkarMehidy Hasan Miraz
9th0Taijul IslamSoumya Sarkar
10th7Soumya SarkarNayeem Hasan