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!
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."
akber: "Shakib does it again"
full toss on middle stump, and whipped to deep backward square. Just two more needed
full, outside leg stump, and whipped to midwicket for one
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 ?"
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 "
good length on middle, and nudged down to third man for a single
drilled to wide long on for a single. Shakib keeps strike. Rashid concedes 18!
flat-batted over cow corner! Full, on middle, and swatted over the midwicket fence
full, on leg,and muscled over midwicket! Rashid leaking runs
good length, outside off, and cut to deep extra cover
length ball on off, and worked away to deep midwicket
important boundary! Makes room, and places this length ball past the fielder at short third man
full, just outside off, and drilled to cover for a quick run
back of a length ball, just outside off, and he drags a grounded pull to deep midwicket
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
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
good length on middle, and muscled down to long on
around the wicket
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
full on off, and he attempted front-foot defense takes an inside edge to the leg side
leg stump gone! Full on leg stump, and Afif walks across the stumps to try and play a slog sweep, but the ball doesn't turn into him. Instead goes straight on, and pegs his pole back
Zubair Islam: "Shakib n Rashid r going to decide which way match will go"