Player of the Match
Player of the Match

That's all from us folks, this is Ankur Dhawan, signing off on behalf of Liam Brickhill

Rashid Khan: 40 for 4 is always tough to come back from, but you have to be mentally ready for such challenges, Asghar and Nabi did well to take it deep. Mujeeb has done well in leagues for years, today he was fantastic. Pretty good to have four wins against Bangladesh

Mohammad Nabi is the man of the match: Totally team effort, Bangladesh were brilliant with the ball early, but Asghar and I planned to target last five overs. Shot selection at the top wasn't great. Good for me to concentrate on white ball cricket. In franchise we have different roles and here we have different roles as Mujeeb opens for us, he was brilliant so was the captain

Shakib: I thought first ten overs we were brilliant with the ball, but from there they scored 104 in the last ten, on that sort of a wicket it was hard to digest. The no-ball that allowed Asghar to bat on cost us, it changed momentum. We struggled to take responsibility at the top. Need to do the small things right.

Time for the presentation

The top order threw it away falling to some atrocious strokes, starting with Mushfiqur, who opened only the second time in his international career, and against a much better attack than Zimbabwe's there was no letting up. Mujeeb starred with four, Farheed, Rashid and Gulbadin all chipped in with two apiece to hand Afghanistan their second win which takes them to the top of the table.

Fareed Ahmad to Mustafizur Rahman, OUT, well hit but straight to deep point and that's a comprehensive win for Afghanistan!

Mustafizur Rahman c sub (Shafiqullah) b Fareed Ahmad 15 (7b 2x4 1x6) SR: 214.28

Fareed Ahmad to Mustafizur Rahman, FOUR runs, Mustafizur going to go down fighting, comes down the track and swats the length ball up and over the off side
Fareed Ahmad to Mustafizur Rahman, FOUR runs, short one and that's a ferocious pull shot, bisects deep midwicket and deep square leg, one bounce and into the fence
Fareed Ahmad to Mustafizur Rahman, no run, slower one, half way down, completely deceived him as he swung hard but way too early
Fareed Ahmad to Mustafizur Rahman, SIX runs, length around off, he latches on to it, swings it away to the on side and clears long-on

19 | 5 Runs 2 Wkts | BDESH: 125/9 (40 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.57, RRR: 40.00)

  • Taijul Islam0 (1b)
  • Mustafizur Rahman1 (2b)
  • Rashid Khan4-0-23-2
  • Gulbadin Naib4-0-27-2
Rashid Khan to Taijul Islam, no run, googly, squares him up and beats the outside edge
Rashid Khan to Mustafizur Rahman, 1 run, flat and quick around off, swings it away to deep square leg for one
Rashid Khan to Mustafizur Rahman, no run, quicker one middle, Mustafizur swings across the line and misses but no says the umpire
Rashid Khan to Mosaddek Hossain, OUT, googly and through him! Pitched outside off, the idea was right as he went for the slog sweep, the execution was poor as he missed it completely

Mosaddek Hossain b Rashid Khan 12 (10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

Rashid Khan to Mosaddek Hossain, FOUR runs, length around middle, he switches over and reverse sweeps it over short third-man, excellent connection as it bounces away into the boundary
Rashid Khan to Mohammad Saifuddin, OUT, length around middle, has an almighty swing but gets a top edge that goes high into the night sky, Rashid runs back, keeping his eyes on the ball throughout, settles under it and takes it calmly before tossing it back in the air in celebration, Made it look easy, it wasn't

Mohammad Saifuddin c & b Rashid Khan 2 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

18 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | BDESH: 120/7 (45 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.66, RRR: 22.50)

  • Mosaddek Hossain8 (8b)
  • Mohammad Saifuddin2 (2b)
  • Gulbadin Naib4-0-27-2
  • Rashid Khan3-0-18-0
Gulbadin Naib to Mosaddek Hossain, 2 runs, full outside off, he swings hard and gets an outside edge past short third-man but the fielder catches up and pulls it back on the boundary with a slide
Gulbadin Naib to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run, leg cutter, short this time, he has a massive heave but gets it off the splice, falls in no man's land
Gulbadin Naib to Mosaddek Hossain, 1 run, another leg cutter way outside off, makes him reach, managed to do so and push it into the covers for one
Gulbadin Naib to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, full outside off, tries to blast it through the covers but misses
Gulbadin Naib to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run, length outside off, pushed into the off side
Gulbadin Naib to Afif Hossain, OUT, slower ball full outside off, he gets under it and strikes it flat and hard towards long-off, where the fielder keeps his head judges it to perfection with his feet just inches from the rope and with the young man, who fought spiritedly again gone, Afghanistan can probably breathe easier

Afif Hossain c Najibullah Zadran b Gulbadin Naib 16 (14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

Gulbadin Naib to Afif Hossain, 1 wide, drops it too short seeing him advance, called wide

17 | 8 Runs | BDESH: 114/6 (51 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.70, RRR: 17.00)

  • Afif Hossain16 (13b)
  • Mosaddek Hossain5 (5b)
  • Rashid Khan3-0-18-0
  • Gulbadin Naib3-0-21-1
Rashid Khan to Afif Hossain, 1 run, flatter one around middle, tucked away through square leg
Rashid Khan to Mosaddek Hossain, 1 run,
Rashid Khan to Afif Hossain, 1 leg bye, chaos as there's an appeal for lbw turned down, and then there's a run out chance at the non striker's end as they look to steal a run! It was length around leg stump, he was trapped on the crease as it skid on, but pitched outside according to the replay and he made it back with a dive even as Rashid hit direct
Rashid Khan to Afif Hossain, no run, looks to reverse sweep, misses and the umpire raises his finger! He reviews immediately, however and that seemed to have brushed the glove and the decision's overturned

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

1st0Mushfiqur RahimLiton Das
2nd11Mushfiqur RahimShakib Al Hasan
3rd20MahmudullahShakib Al Hasan
4th1MahmudullahSoumya Sarkar
5th58MahmudullahSabbir Rahman
6th5Sabbir RahmanAfif Hossain
7th20Mosaddek HossainAfif Hossain
8th5Mosaddek HossainMohammad Saifuddin
9th4Taijul IslamMosaddek Hossain
10th15Mustafizur RahmanTaijul Islam