31st match, Southampton, Jun 24 2019, ICC Cricket World Cup
(47/50 ov, target 263)
Bangladesh won by 62 runs
Player Of The Match
AFG Innings
Full commentary
end of over 475 runs • 1 wicket
AFG: 200/10CRR: 4.25 • RRR: 21.00 • Need 63 runs from 18b
Samiullah Shinwari49 (51)
Mohammad Saifuddin8-0-33-1
Mustafizur Rahman8-1-32-2

6.32pm And that is all from our coverage. Thanks for joining us! On behalf of Thilak, Saurabh, and Peter, this is goodbye.

Mashrafe: The crowd has been fanatstic throughout this tournament.Shakib's been fantastic. He's scoring runs and whenever we need he's getting us wickets. I think that partnership wasn't very big but Mushy and Shakib partnership was important. Tamim batted well and Riyadh's innings was important. I think the physio will take a call later on him. Still one week left, so he could be alright. We will try our level best (against Pakistan and India), that's all I can say to the fans.

Gulbadin: Obviously we played tough games the last two games. Today we missed something in the fielding, 30-40 runs extra. The wicket was slow, it helped the spinners. But it wasn't that helpful in second innings. Credit to Shakib.

[Najib at 8] He hits it strongly, we thought it would be nice to send Ikram to take singles and keep it ticking.

I think we missed something this tournament, with things like injuries. We're missing something.

Shakib: Yes it's been great throughout this WC. Luckily we started well so the fans have been behind us. I think the five wickets gave me greater pleasure. I had to work really hard for the fifty. Mushfiq played an important knock, without him we wouldn't have got the runs. We knew it was going to be tough with their three spinners, so it needed a team effort. I did work really hard before the WC, I was well prepared. The best I could ever be prepared. It's paying off. Definitely want it to carry on. Our next two games against India and Pakistan are big games.

Shakib Al Hasan is the Man of the Match.

Shabd Wahal: "Top 7 teams points tally reads like this-11,10,9,8,7,6,5. The countdown has begun for the semifinal spot. Excited."

Tariq: "Shinwari was left stranded on 49. No wonder he is frustrated "

Shabd Wahal: "Bangladesh matches no longer David Vs Goliath against top teams. It's fight of equals and no longer be termed as upset anymore."

Ovy: "This is Shakib's world. We're just living in it! "

6:14pm A win by 62 runs. Shakib at it again. Big grin as he walks off and shakes hands. What a herculean World Cup performance it has been so far. Already good enough to go down as one of the best ever. A fifty and five-for for him today. He is yet to have an average day this tournament. Bangladesh haven't had too many average days either. They keep marching on as vigorously as they have been all tournament long. Clipping at the heels of England now in fifth place.

Mohammad Saifuddin to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, OUT
bowled him! Not sure if I've seen it right but Shinwari looked frustrated at the non-striker's end. Mujeeb has had a wild swing at a length ball coming into him
Mujeeb Ur Rahman b Mohammad Saifuddin 0 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
Mohammad Saifuddin to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, no run
full and just outside off, tapped to extra cover

Zunaid Kazi: "Arun on Sakib /long way to go to be best ever. Having been too all rounder in all forms of the game for years, what else does Sakib need to do? Walk on water?"

Mohammad Saifuddin to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run
bouncer at off stump, looks to pull, sliced into the empty square leg area
Mohammad Saifuddin to Samiullah Shinwari, FOUR runs
yorker length outside off, digs this out viciously and gets it past the bowler. Shakib slides after sprinting to his right at long-off but can't stop it cleanly
Mohammad Saifuddin to Samiullah Shinwari, no run
full on middle stump, flicked to long-on
Mohammad Saifuddin to Samiullah Shinwari, no run
yorker just outside off, beaten as he tries to run it to third man
end of over 461 runs • 1 wicket
AFG: 195/9CRR: 4.23 • RRR: 17.00 • Need 68 runs from 24b
Mujeeb Ur Rahman0 (2)
Samiullah Shinwari44 (47)
Mustafizur Rahman8-1-32-2
Shakib Al Hasan10-1-29-5

Arun : "Shakib may well be the best all rounder after Kallis. Long way to go to become the best ever! "

Kiran Nawathe: "With such impactful performance, Shakib really deserves to be player of the Tournament, even if Bangladesh doesn't qualify for Semis. As Lance klusener was in 1999 WC"

Mustafizur Rahman to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, no run
short of a length and rising over off stump as he looks to poke through the off side
Mustafizur Rahman to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, no run
length ball curving away outside off, looks to throw his hands at it and is beaten
Mustafizur Rahman to Dawlat Zadran, OUT
thin edge says the umpire. Back of a length and angled in at middle and off. Backs away and looks to jab it down to third man. It's too much to do
Dawlat Zadran c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mustafizur Rahman 0 (11m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
Mustafizur Rahman to Dawlat Zadran, no run
beaten. Length ball cuts away outside off as he pokes on the front foot

Mashur: "@Susam: If Shakib doesn't get that recognition then nobody would ever be able to get that. Tell me what he can't do. I will wait! The superstar! The myth! The legend! Unbelievably extraordinary!"

Mustafizur Rahman to Dawlat Zadran, no run
length on off stump, tapped into the covers

Around the wicket

Mustafizur Rahman to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run
short ball at the ribs, pulls uppishly to deep midwicket's right