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Match Day

600dThe Report by Mohammad Isam

Shakib, Mortaza spoil Afghanistan's debut

Afghanistan's World Cup debut was the story of the day in Canberra but Mashrafe Mortaza's Bangladesh won by 105 runs to assuage worries of an early meltdown at the hands of the newcomers

603dChristian Ryan

Soumya Sarkar's shot in the dark

The long-lasting memory of a young batsman we have never seen before is of that one brilliant shot announcing his arrival

600dESPNcricinfo staff

Umpiring confusion reigns again

It took only seven balls for Samiullah Shenwari's delight at Afghanistan's first appearance in a World Cup to descend into personal disaster as the focus turned once again onto umpiring confusion

600dAbhishek Purohit in Canberra

Bangladesh evade the banana peel

Afghanistan were the bogey team and Bangladesh as the Full Member were expected to defeat them. Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan and Mashrafe Mortaza did just that

600dAndy Zaltzman

This is how good the World Cup could be

Hamid's headband, Shapoor's distance sprint to the wicket, and Mirwais' shining scalp provided examples of the glories of an inclusive global tournament

600dAbhishek Purohit in Canberra

Afghanistan's DRS reluctance

Plays of the day from the World Cup Group A match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan in Canberra

600dMohammad Isam

Batting reshuffle a needless complication

The Bangladesh batsmen are already faced with the challenge of dealing with alien conditions. The last thing the team needs is an unwarranted rejig in the batting order

600dAbhishek Purohit in Canberra

'Pressure is totally on Bangladesh' - Nabi

Bangladesh are expected to win over a side that, as Afghanistan coach Andy Moles pointed out, was not even in the ICC when Bangladesh played in their first World Cup in 1999

600dJarrod Kimber in Canberra

Afghanistan plant the flag

Afghanistan's first World Cup could be their last, but no one who saw the passionate scenes of their opening game will want that outcome

600dMohammad Isam

A test of Bangladesh's cricketing systems

The young Bangladesh side, in many ways, represents the transition and growth of cricket and its infrastructure in the country. The World Cup is a chance to test these systems

Wicket, wicket, wicket


Wickets lost by Afghanistan in the first three overs. They have never lost as many.

The Slow Crawl


Bangladesh's score after 20 overs, their second-lowest against a non-Test nation (since 2001)

Associate - 1, Test nation - 0


Number of times that Afghanistan have played Bangladesh in an ODI. Afghanistan won that encounter (Asia Cup, 2014)