2nd ODI (D/N), Dhaka, Sep 28 2016, Afghanistan tour of Bangladesh
(49.4/50 ov, target 209)212/8
Afghanistan won by 2 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
player of the match
Mohammad Nabi

10.40pm With this victory, Afghanistan force the series into the decider. Shakib's double-strike in the fourth over threw the visitors' chase off track. But Stanikzai and Nabi gave the team direction with a century stand for the fifth wicket. Both the set batsman exited in successive overs, and Afghanistan suffered late hiccups. Dawlat, however, dragged them past the line with two balls to spare. Phew, that was some finish!


Mashrafe: Batting wasn't up to the mark. The wicket was on the slow side, and after getting 20-30 runs, somebody should have made a big score. 240 would have been a good score. Mosaddek played his first ODI and batted really well with the tail-enders. Bowled well too. We will have come back hard. Congratulations to Afghanistan.

Stanikzai: This match, the credit goes to the team. Nabi and Rashid bowled really well. The ball reversed in the end, but Najib did the job for us.

Nabi, Man of the Match: It was not an easy match. It was not an easy pitch, and playing in Bangladesh [isn't easy]. The pitch was good for spinners, Shakib bowled brilliantly. We din't finish the game well, but hopefully we will learn from the last two matches.

That is all we have for you from this game. Thanks for reading. Do come back for the series-decider on Saturday. Goodbye and good night!

Brutus_Shylock: "Wins like these will only help Afghanistan Cricket, Meanwhile Bangladesh can no longer take excuse of rustiness. They have raised the standard for their fans last season already, this shoddy work won't do."

James : "Two really close games so far. Lot of credit to Afghanistan."

DanielAlexander: "This is the match of the year, well done to both teams "

koti reddy: "Great win by Afganistan and the head to head win record between these two sides now stand at 2-2."

Tim: "These sides are really evenly matched. That isn't a sledge on Bangladesh, Afghanistan have risen to lower tier Test team.

mashraf: "What a nerve breaking contest. I enjoyed it only by reading the commentary, imagine how spectacular it was if watched live."

Taskin to Zadran, FOUR runs

Dawlat seals Afghanistan's thrilling win! They topple Bangladesh for the second time, having beaten the hosts earlier in the 2014 Asia Cup. Short of a length and outside off, Zadran swings for the hills and sends an outside edge over backward point

Dawlat. All fielders inside the circle

Had he left the ball it would have been a wide

Taskin to Zadran, OUT

Mossadek jumps and takes a good catch at backward point. Full toss on a set of stumps outside off, backed away and slapped in the air. Straight to the debutant.

Najibullah Zadran c Mosaddek Hossain b Taskin Ahmed 22 (51m 32b 2x4 0x6) SR: 68.75
Taskin to Zadran, 1 wide

Ah, Taskin goes short, the ball sails over the batsman to the keeper. Too high and wide called

Taskin to Zadran, no run

wide yorker, jammed only to mid-off. Another dot

Taskin to Zadran, no run

short and wide outside off, slashes widly and misses. Went too hard at the ball and lost his shape

Afghanistan need 2 off 6. Taskin to bowl the last over

end of over 499 runs
AFG: 207/7CRR: 4.22 RRR: 2.00 • Need 2 runs from 6b
Mirwais Ashraf9 (13)
Najibullah Zadran22 (29)
Mosaddek Hossain10-1-30-2
Taijul Islam10-0-38-0
Mosaddek to Mirwais, no run

flat-batted from outside off to the same fielder

Mosaddek to Mirwais, no run

slides on flat and just outside off, forced to extra-cover

Mosaddek to Zadran, 1 run

full on middle and leg, whippy drive to long-on

Mosaddek to Mirwais, 1 run

pushed through shorter and quicker, swiped to long-on

Mosaddek to Mirwais, SIX runs

shuffles across, shuffles down the track. Takes it on the half-volley and blasts it over long-on for six. First boundary off Mossadek. What a key strike

Mosaddek to Zadran, 1 run

speared short and outside off, cut away to sweeper cover

Afghanistan need 11 off 12 Rookie Mosaddek under pressure