result
6th Match (N), Chattogram, Sep 21 2019, Bangladesh Twenty20 Tri-Series
(19/20 ov)139/6
Bangladesh won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
player of the match
Shakib Al Hasan
Bangladesh
end of over 199 runs
BDESH: 139/6CRR: 7.31  • Need 0 runs from 6b
Mosaddek Hossain19 (12)
Shakib Al Hasan70 (45)
Naveen-ul-Haq4-0-20-2
Rashid Khan3-0-27-2

10.12pm Another Shakib-Al-Hasan masterclass to see Bangladesh through to the win. Just what they needed before Tuesday's final. We knew Rashid was key for Afghanistan, and he was outstanding in his first two overs. But the 18 runs he leaked in the 18th over changed the game's complexion and now we have an excellent final in prospect in three day's time.

It wasn't the perfect game for Bangladesh, though, who started poorly with the ball. But they did well to pull things back with regular wickets between overs 11 and 20.

"Hopefully I'll be recovered soon," Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan says of his tweaked hamstring. "It looks a little sticky, but I should hopefully be OK for the final. I wanted to go and bowl and see how it goes, whether it's too much or I could recover. It's 50 or 60% fine. That was the plan behind coming back onto the field. We lost too many wickets in the middle, which is an important error, but that happens, and the best thing is that it happened in the group stage. In the final, we need to forget what has happened before and just stick to the basics."

Shakib Al Hasan is the Player of the Match. "Big win," he says. "If you look at the last few months, the way we've performed in T20 is not up to the mark. We needed to improve, and we've been working on it. Someone needed to bat through the innings, and luckily for me today it was my job to do that for the team. I never felt I was out of form, it was just a matter of time before I spent some time at the wicket. Throughout this tournament, bowlers have done a fantastic job and fielders have backed them up. It's just the batting that has let us down. Whoever scores runs has to make sure they stay there until the end for the team. This win will give us motivation, and a lot of confidence going into the final. It will be different conditions in Mirpur, and we'll have to be at our best to beat Afghanistan."

And that's all from the presentation, and indeed, from our coverage this evening. Thank you for tuning in, and do join us again for Tuesday's final. Afghanistan have been the form team, but Bangladesh will be riding on the momentum of back to back victories, and there are sure to be fireworks from both sides. Until then, this is Liam Brickhill and Sreshth Shah signing off. Goodbye!


Takin: "Afghans paid the price of not cashing out the advantage of a good opening stand."

18.6
2
Naveen-ul-Haq to Mosaddek, 2 runs

full, just outside off, and lifted over mid-on. They run back for the second and Bangladesh beat Afghanistan for the first time in five years!

akber: "Shakib does it again"

18.5
2
Naveen-ul-Haq to Mosaddek, 2 runs

full toss on middle stump, and whipped to deep backward square. Just two more needed

18.4
1
Naveen-ul-Haq to Shakib, 1 run

full, outside leg stump, and whipped to midwicket for one

18.3
1
Naveen-ul-Haq to Mosaddek, 1 run

short, wide, and he mistimes a cut to point. They scamper across for one

Joynul: "I wonder how Tom Moody would feel about last over ?"


18.2
2
Naveen-ul-Haq to Mosaddek, 2 runs

slower blal, full on middle, and caressed past the non-striker to long on

Nayeem ibnul: "As it was supposed to be. boiled down to shakib vs rashid "

18.1
1
Naveen-ul-Haq to Shakib, 1 run

good length on middle, and nudged down to third man for a single

end of over 1818 runs
BDESH: 130/6CRR: 7.22 • RRR: 4.50 • Need 9 runs from 12b
Shakib Al Hasan68 (43)
Mosaddek Hossain12 (8)
Rashid Khan3-0-27-2
Mujeeb Ur Rahman4-0-19-1
17.6
1
Rashid Khan to Shakib, 1 run

drilled to wide long on for a single. Shakib keeps strike. Rashid concedes 18!

17.5
6
Rashid Khan to Shakib, SIX runs

flat-batted over cow corner! Full, on middle, and swatted over the midwicket fence

17.4
4
Rashid Khan to Shakib, FOUR runs

full, on leg,and muscled over midwicket! Rashid leaking runs

17.3
2
Rashid Khan to Shakib, 2 runs

good length, outside off, and cut to deep extra cover

17.2
1
Rashid Khan to Mosaddek, 1 run

length ball on off, and worked away to deep midwicket

17.1
4
Rashid Khan to Mosaddek, FOUR runs

important boundary! Makes room, and places this length ball past the fielder at short third man

end of over 177 runs
BDESH: 112/6CRR: 6.58 • RRR: 9.00 • Need 27 runs from 18b
Mosaddek Hossain7 (6)
Shakib Al Hasan55 (39)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman4-0-19-1
Rashid Khan2-0-9-2
16.6
1
Mujeeb to Mosaddek, 1 run

full, just outside off, and drilled to cover for a quick run

16.5
2
Mujeeb to Mosaddek, 2 runs

back of a length ball, just outside off, and he drags a grounded pull to deep midwicket

16.4
Mujeeb to Mosaddek, no run

full, just outside off, and he tries to drive but falls over because he's overbalanced. Keeper whips the bails off and they appeal for the dismissal. Was his back foot in the air? That's the big question. Replays show that the leg was touching the ground when the bails were removed but it was in the air both before and after that moment. Batsman will feel lucky to survive

16.3
2
Mujeeb to Mosaddek, 2 runs

length ball, wide outside off. Turning further away, and cut to short third man. The fielder throws at the bowler's end, and the ricochet off the direct hit allows them to pinch the second run

16.2
1
Mujeeb to Shakib, 1 run

good length on middle, and muscled down to long on

around the wicket

16.1
1
Mujeeb to Mosaddek, 1 run

good length on off, and whipped off his waist to deep midwicket

badal : "should't it be 9th fifty for Shakib?" -- That's for T20Is. For T20 games, it's his 19th