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
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."
Dawlat. All fielders inside the circle
Had he left the ball it would have been a wide
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.
Ah, Taskin goes short, the ball sails over the batsman to the keeper. Too high and wide called
wide yorker, jammed only to mid-off. Another dot
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
flat-batted from outside off to the same fielder
slides on flat and just outside off, forced to extra-cover
full on middle and leg, whippy drive to long-on
pushed through shorter and quicker, swiped to long-on
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
speared short and outside off, cut away to sweeper cover
Afghanistan need 11 off 12 Rookie Mosaddek under pressure
down the track, does not meet the pitch, but drags the ball in an ungainly fashion to deep midwicket
flat and fired outside off, chopped to extra cover
shorter and outside off, slapped to deep point. Just a single results. Sloppy running
slides in on a back of a length, pushed to midwicket again
shimmies out, Taijul shortens his length. Turned to midwicket
flat and fast on middle, stays back and blocks to midwicket
Taskin prepares to bowl. Mashrafe changes his mind at the last moment, here is Taijul
Baher: "Afg is on the verge of winning hearts as well as match"
skiddy delivery on off, kept out
Mushfiq has fluffed a simple stumping. Slower through the air, Najib stepped out for a leg-side slog, but was nowhere close to the pitch. Mushfiq snatches at the ball and misses the chance, the ball bobbles out of the gloves. Big moment in the game?
down the track, does not meet the pitch and jams an inside edge onto the pad
Aditya: "That's the highest number of LBWs in a single Odi match. ! One more LBW and a new record will be set."