Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    4.2 full on off, drives in the air to short cover and Afghanistan are claiming a catch! Watching live I thought it definitely short hopped and Liton is standing his ground. Hashmatullah Shahidi is the fielder. It's 50/50. He lunged forward and the ball lodged in his right hand with his left hand coming off. His head was up high, didn't look at the ball going in to protect his face so he may genuinely not have known if it carried or not. And the third umpire has decided it is OUT! Third umpire is Aleem Dar. The soft signal on field was out and he said he didn't see anything conclusive to overturn on the mic'd up conversation. Those kinds of catches are regularly overturned. It'll generate plenty of debate for sure. It looked awkward at any rate as both hands were not under the ball, just the right one. 23/1
    16.6 castled! Nabi with the rope a dope the ball before floating up a sucker ball to get Tamim on the back foot, this time zips one in slightly quicker and flatter on a good to fullish length at 82 kph/51 mph, Tamim into the habit of consistently going onto the back foot when he should've come forward for this, this one skids on from fourth stump line to crash into off stump, beating the back foot slap. Bangladesh momentum arrested temporarily. 82/2
    29.2 he's got him! Shakib not reviewing. Length ball skids past the inside edge as he gets forward and raps him in front of middle stump. Was that angling down? Could have been, but Shakib doesn't think so. And he's right, replays confirm. Walks straight off. Mujeeb has done it. He has quietly had a very good World Cup. Today he's made an opening. Shakib was playing for the offbreak, this cut back in 143/3
    48.3 Mushfiqur's superb effort ends with a skier to Nabi at extra cover! It was in the slot full outside off, just got under it way too much trying to clear the off side ring. Goes high to Nabi backpedaling from the circle and he takes it safely. Mushfiqur has set up Bangladesh beautifully on a track offering plenty of turn. Every run valuable on what is expected to be a tough chasing track used for a second match. 251/6
    31.6 lbw decision review by Sarkar. He's caught right in front of middle to a full ball, trying to flick it. It's a legbreak this time. Has it done enough to miss leg? The stump is half visible on the early replay...and tracking says it is clipping it. Umpire's call. Bangladesh retain their review, but they've lost Sarkar - who already looked quite lost at No. 5. Liton was probably pushed up today to counter Mujeeb, and we've seen why 151/4
    42.6 another slower ball does the trick! Full marks to Gulbadin for the constant variations which stymied both batsmen this over. This one lands on a good length on the stumps but Mahmudullah's timing is off trying to charge and he mistimes a pull straight to Nabi five yards in from the ring at midwicket, taken at thigh height while crouching his left knee on the turf. 207/5
    49.6 slower ball yorker finally rewarded! It was loopy at 99 kph/61 mph. Mosaddek backed away to carve over the off side but couldn't time this trying to swat over the top of it as the ball fell off a table. Toe edge drags the ball onto off stump. 262/7
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    9 (w 9)
    TOTAL
    262/7 (50 Overs, RR: 5.24)
    Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Liton Das, 4.2 ov), 2-82 (Tamim Iqbal, 16.6 ov), 3-143 (Shakib Al Hasan, 29.2 ov), 4-151 (Soumya Sarkar, 31.6 ov), 5-207 (Mahmudullah, 42.6 ov), 6-251 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 48.3 ov), 7-262 (Mosaddek Hossain, 49.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Mujeeb Ur Rahman1003933.90331030
    Dawlat Zadran906417.11235130
    Mohammad Nabi1004414.40303010
    Gulbadin Naib1015625.60234000
    Rashid Khan1005205.20273010
    Rahmat Shah10707.0021000
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    28.1 brilliant field placing captaincy by Mashrafe! They had a man at short mid-off a little while ago and Liton was moved a touch wider at short extra cover at about 17 yards. The ball has been stopping a touch on this pitch all day with flicks and drives going slightly uppish in the ring and on this occasion Gulbadin laces a flat drive to Liton, who claims a catch at ankle height crouching slightly forward. Shakib erupts, as does the partisan Bangladesh crowd! 8/10 on degree of difficulty due to the pace it came at Liton from short range but it was straight to him on line. 104/3
    10.5 taken at mid-on. That is a soft dismissal for Afghanistan's best player. Length ball skids on with the arm at off stump. He looks to pull uppishly with the front leg in the leg side. Ends up slicing weakly for the fielder tracking back there 49/1
    20.5 lovely flight and lovely stumping! Hashmatullah had itchy feet from the start of the over with a series of premeditated shuffles down the pitch. He got the itch again tempted out with a well flighted ball that was dragged slightly back and slightly wider on a fifth stump line. Hashmatullah doesn't cover the line and is beaten by the turn. Sharp work by Mushfiqur to whip the bails off with Hashmatullah's back foot flailing about three inches short of getting back in. 79/2
    32.2 Shakib you monster! Asghar was bogged down and looked desperate to get off strike previous ball. He shuffles back and forth side to side across the crease as Shakib approached this time and finally stopped moving with his feet outside leg stump as Shakib floated one full on middle. Asghar goes for the slog sweep as a release shot in frustration, too much elevation and not enough distance. Basic catch taken at waist height 8 yards in from the rope. 117/5
    28.3 Bangladesh's king of the tourney castles the President of Afghanistan! It was a beauty flighted on fourth stump and skidded on with Nabi's technique exposed. He gave a half-hearted stride forward prodding with a gap between bat and pad. The ball clips the inside edge before ricocheting onto leg stump. Shakib is rocking this tournament! 104/4
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    35.1 appeal for lbw is turned down, appeal for run-out is sent upstairs. He was looking to flick this length ball from middle stump and deflected it into the leg side...and Ikram has made a lazy attempt to get back in at the non-striker's end. Just plonks it in and the direct hit has caught him short. It was a poor run attempt to start off, but the end could have been so different 132/6
    42.4 five-for! Shakib Al Hasan, yet again. What a player. Arm ball, at a length outside off. It floats away. Najib runs down the pitch...and eventually right past the ball. No chance of coming back after missing on this attempted slog 188/7
    43.3 straight to midwicket. Short of a length on off stump. Gets back for the pull and it's got onto him too quickly. Feeble chip out to Mashrafe 191/8
    45.4 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 195/9
    46.6 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 200/10
    Extras
    13 (b 1, lb 6, w 6)
    TOTAL
    200 all out (47 Overs, RR: 4.25)
    Fall of wickets: 1-49 (Rahmat Shah, 10.5 ov), 2-79 (Hashmatullah Shahidi, 20.5 ov), 3-104 (Gulbadin Naib, 28.1 ov), 4-104 (Mohammad Nabi, 28.3 ov), 5-117 (Asghar Afghan, 32.2 ov), 6-132 (Ikram Alikhil, 35.1 ov), 7-188 (Najibullah Zadran, 42.4 ov), 8-191 (Rashid Khan, 43.3 ov), 9-195 (Dawlat Zadran, 45.4 ov), 10-200 (Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 46.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Mashrafe Mortaza703705.28232020
    Mustafizur Rahman813224.00314020
    Mohammad Saifuddin803314.12231010
    Shakib Al Hasan1012952.90400100
    Mehidy Hasan Miraz803704.62243000
    Mosaddek Hossain602514.16213000

Match Notes

Afghanistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st49Gulbadin NaibRahmat Shah
2nd30Gulbadin NaibHashmatullah Shahidi
3rd25Asghar AfghanGulbadin Naib
4th0Mohammad NabiAsghar Afghan
5th13Samiullah ShinwariAsghar Afghan
6th15Samiullah ShinwariIkram Alikhil
7th56Samiullah ShinwariNajibullah Zadran
8th3Samiullah ShinwariRashid Khan
9th4Samiullah ShinwariDawlat Zadran
10th5Samiullah ShinwariMujeeb Ur Rahman