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Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, 1st T20I at Dhaka, BAN v AFG, Mar 03 2022 - Match Result

RESULT
1st T20I (D/N), Mirpur, March 03, 2022, Afghanistan tour of Bangladesh
(17.4/20 ov, T:156) 94

Bangladesh won by 61 runs

Player Of The Match
4/10
nasum-ahmed
Match centre 
Scores: K Vairavan | Comms: @himanshu_a30 and Ekanth
Scorecard summary
Bangladesh 155/8(20 overs)
Afghanistan 94/10(17.4 overs)

This was the third highest win for Bangladesh in T20Is in terms of runs. They looked a confident side and did not let Afghanistan get away with big powerplay runs. The visitors have a couple of days to review their performance and make amends. You can catch all the action here on ESPNcricinfo. For now, this is Ekanth, signing off on behalf of Himanshu Agrawal, my fellow commentator and K Vairavan, our scorer. Cheers.

Mahmudullah, Bangladesh Captain: Pleasing to see how the boys fought in the middle with the bat, ball. The energy was good too. We thought the total was defendable. Nasum bowled really well, it was a match-changing spell. Litton was superb with the bat, once he gets going it's eye-pleasing. We are happy to win against Afghanistan, who have a good T20 side. But we can't sit back after one win and will look to do it again in the next game.

Nasum Ahmed is the Player of the Match for his 4-0-10-4 - Says his plan was to restrict the runs, pile on the pressure, and take early wickets which came off.

Mohammad Nabi, Afghanistan Captain: The boys bowled really well and restricted them to 150. We thought we could chase it but threw away our wickets in the powerplay which cost us the game. We will try our best in the next game to fight back.

6:16 pm The 50-50 game turned into a one-sider after Nasum took four in the powerplay. The batters taking him on gifted him wickets and the odd missed opportunity or two did not matter as the wickets bogged down the innings. Shakib broke the steady partnership between Nabi and Zadran, brought up his 400th LOI wicket. The procession then continued to the end as the visitors could not get to the three-figure mark.

Sajid: "Very colorful last over!!"

17.4
W
Shoriful Islam to Mujeeb, OUT

Pulled straight to deep mid-wicket It was into the pitch just wide of off, he pulled it and got a decent hit but not enough to clear the fielder who took it over his left shoulder without having to move much

Mujeeb Ur Rahman c Afif Hossain b Shoriful Islam 4 (4b 1x4 0x6 5m) SR: 100

Tasmeem: "One thing is in subcontinent, finger spin rules. The pitches generally aid spin, so traditional spinners do better in all competitions. Teams look for control, which maximum leg spinners fail to provide. So, people tend to want to be the sort of bowlers that get to play, without trying to bring about the change themselves."

17.3
4
Shoriful Islam to Mujeeb, FOUR runs

Length on the body, pulls it through mid-wicket and enjoys the boundary

17.2
W
Shoriful Islam to Qais, OUT

Skied to the bowler It was slow on a back of a good length, he made room and tried to slog it over mid-wicket. It took the top-edge to the bowler's right. He had time to take it comfortably

Qais Ahmad c & b Shoriful Islam 8 (9b 1x4 0x6 13m) SR: 88.88
17.1
4
Shoriful Islam to Qais, FOUR runs

Length outside off, freed his arms and smacked it. Came off the bottom of the bat but beat mid-off to his right along the ground

Around the wicket

end of over 172 runs • 1 wicket
AFG: 86/8CRR: 5.05 RRR: 23.33 • Need 70 from 18b
Mujeeb Ur Rahman0 (2b)
Qais Ahmad4 (7b)
Mustafizur Rahman 3-0-19-1
Shoriful Islam 3-0-21-1

Ahasan: "@tinura, most of the pitches in bd is slow and turing, so even finger spinners are pretty hard to play. So teams don't take risk on wrist spinners, because they sometime leak runs. So they never get the opportunity and hence could not come to next stage"

16.6
Mustafizur to Mujeeb, no run

Stays clear of the line and tries to cream it over cover but it's a bit too far and goes through fourth stump to the keeper's gloves

16.5
Mustafizur to Mujeeb, no run

Length outside off goes away with the angle and beats the cut

16.4
1
Mustafizur to Qais, 1 run

Length on the stumps, gets across and sweeps it from knee-high to deep backward square

16.3
W
Mustafizur to Azmatullah, OUT

Sliced to cover It was slow, on a good length around middle. Omarzai gave himself room and tried to slog it over long off but holes out to Mahmudullah

Azmatullah Omarzai c Mahmudullah b Mustafizur Rahman 20 (18b 2x4 1x6 22m) SR: 111.11
16.2
1
Mustafizur to Qais, 1 run

Slow, low full toss around off. It had drift and the batter flicks it to deep square. They look for the second but decide against it

16.1
Mustafizur to Qais, no run

Slower yorker outside off, jammed out to the left of the bowler

Over the wicket

end of over 1612 runs
AFG: 84/7CRR: 5.25 RRR: 18.00 • Need 72 from 24b
Azmatullah Omarzai20 (17b 2x4 1x6)
Qais Ahmad2 (4b)
Shoriful Islam 3-0-21-1
Shakib Al Hasan 4-0-18-2

Tinura: "Unlike most other T20 teams, why don't Bangladesh have a wrist spinner?" Theories, anyone?

15.6
Shoriful Islam to Azmatullah, no run

Pacy good length ball just outside off, beats the bat as he tried to slice it behind point

Around the wicket

15.5
6
Shoriful Islam to Azmatullah, SIX runs

Slow, ball at around the 6m mark on the pitch. He stayed back, waited for it, and smacked it over mid-wicket

15.5
1w
Shoriful Islam to Azmatullah, 1 wide

Bouncer at head height beats the pull but was going down leg. Wide given

15.4
Shoriful Islam to Azmatullah, no run

Length across the right hander over the off stump. Swung hard with one leg out and missed by Omarzai

15.3
4
Shoriful Islam to Azmatullah, FOUR runs

Cutter into the pitch on the stumps. The batter makes room and swats it front of square through the gap

MD ALTAF HOSSAI: "Actually Bangladesh is coming back where Bangladesh should be. There is nothing extraordinary"

15.2
1
Shoriful Islam to Qais, 1 run

Length around the waist, pulled in front of square to the man in the deep

15.1
Shoriful Islam to Qais, no run

Back of a good length ball goes across the right hander and beats the prodding bat

Over the wicket

end of over 156 runs
AFG: 72/7CRR: 4.80 RRR: 16.80 • Need 84 from 30b
Azmatullah Omarzai10 (13b 1x4)
Qais Ahmad1 (2b)
Shakib Al Hasan 4-0-18-2
Shoriful Islam 2-0-9-1
14.6
4
Shakib to Azmatullah, FOUR runs

Tosses up a full ball outsise off. Omarzai let his hands go through with the swipe. The ball rolls to the long-off fence at pace

14.5
Shakib to Azmatullah, no run

Good length around fourth. It was close to cut but he does it with reasonable control to cover

14.4
1
Shakib to Qais, 1 run

Slow, back of a good length ball outside off. Cut to deep point

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
Liton Das
60 runs (44)
4 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
cover drive
14 runs
2 fours0 six
Control
84%
Najibullah Zadran
27 runs (26)
1 four1 six
Productive shot
flick
9 runs
1 four0 six
Control
77%
Best performances - bowlers
Nasum Ahmed
O
4
M
0
R
10
W
4
ECO
2.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Shoriful Islam
O
3.4
M
0
R
29
W
3
ECO
7.9
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
TossBangladesh, elected to bat first
Series
Season2021/22
Player Of The Match
Series resultBangladesh led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 1495
Hours of play (local time)15.00 start, First Session 15.00-16.30, Interval 16.30-16.50, Second Session 16.50-18.20
Match days3 March 2022 - daynight (20-over match)
T20I debut
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
Language
English
Win Probability
BAN 100%
BANAFG
100%50%100%BAN InningsAFG Innings

Over 18 • AFG 94/10

Qais Ahmad c & b Shoriful Islam 8 (9b 1x4 0x6 13m) SR: 88.88
W
Mujeeb Ur Rahman c Afif Hossain b Shoriful Islam 4 (4b 1x4 0x6 5m) SR: 100
W
Bangladesh won by 61 runs
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