a run-out to end the match. The fervour with which Mushfiqur has broken the wicket shows how much it means to Bangladesh. A lot of confusion after the dive at cover-point. No time for Aftab to get back. I am surprised Mushfiq is not injured after violently breaking the wicket. A lot of anger on his face too
Bangladesh have gone on a victory lap of honour here. Thanking their fans. They haven't won the World Cup yet, though. Just shows how rare success at international level is for them that a win against Afghanistan is celebrated thusly
A comprehensive win for Bangladesh in response to their defeat at the hands of Afghanistan last year. The WC debutatnts began promisingly but Bangladesh were patient and waited for the inexperience to show. Mushfiqur and Shakib turned the game around with their fifties, and then the bowlers sealed the deal. That's all we have for you today. Thanks for joining us
"It's a great feeling," says Mushfiqur Rahim, the Man of the Match. "Credit also goes to openers. They didn't get the runs, but it is not that easy up front. They faced out important overs. Thanks to the crowd. My father is here, my uncle is here, it is a great moment.""Definitely first match is important and we have set the tone," says Mashrafe Mortaza. "We had a reasonable start today. Mushy and Shakib were brilliant. That kind of match where you have some pressure. I am happy we adapted. And thank you all the supporters."
"First 35 overs we bowled well," says Mohammad Nabi. "Especially fast bowlers. Mushfiq and Shakib played very well and took the score to 260. We lost too manyb wickets early, but Nawroz and Sami batted well. Not a good start in the World Cup. We hope to play well in the next match. Thanks to the crowd and to people back home."
Sakeeb Ferdous: "Nobody knows better than Mushfiqur Rahim as to how painful it was to suffer a 32-run defeat in their first ODI against Afghanistan at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium in March last year. That was one of the many crucial reasons behind him losing his ODI captaincy. But today, Mashrafe Mortaza must be very happy, as well as the whole Bangladesh. "
that's a big six. This is a big straight boundary, and he jumps out of the crease to loft this dead straight for a six
tossed up, he is drawn out of the crease, takes it on the half-volley and edges it to point
flat length ball, defended off the front foot
short and flat, pulled away for a single
full and outside off, the edge goes wide of slip. He survives
Shapoor Zadran is the last man in
swings hard at a length ball outside off, gets a thick edge that lobs up to point. One more wicket to go
moves away to leave another widish ball alone
luke: ""tail enders just go after them". Absolutely true cos we're told 'respect the good balls' rather than taught how to play the bad ones }8["
moves away from the stumps again, hangs his bat up somewhere and the short ball comes and hits it
short of a length, outside off, left alone after exposing the stumps
full, straight, played to midwicket
Hamid Hasan is the new batsman
another big hit as Shakib tosses this wide outside off. This is clever bowling. Tailenders just go after them. No timing on this. Caught at long-off
defended off the front foot
he has thrown his hands at this full ball. Sweeps without getting all the way down to his knee. Makes a good enough connection beat Tamim Iqbal at deep midwicket. Tamim was well inside the boundary. Had he been at the edge, he would have taken this
flighted outside off, defended to cover
flat delivery, beats the inside edge, going down
sweeps this from in front of the stumps, gets a couple
slower-ball full toss, he gives up plans to go over mid-off and defends
Layman: "Yes, I am sure Sid is peaceful as a bear."
down the track and swipes across the line to get a single
absolute action-replay of the first three deliveries