result
7th Match, Pool A (D/N), Canberra, Feb 18 2015, ICC Cricket World Cup
(42.5/50 ov, target 268)162
Bangladesh won by 105 runs
player of the match
Mushfiqur Rahim
Bangladesh
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• The Report by Mohammad Isam

Shakib, Mortaza spoil Afghanistan's debut

Afghanistan's World Cup debut was the story of the day in Canberra but Mashrafe Mortaza's Bangladesh won by 105 runs to assuage worries of an early meltdown at the hands of the newcomers

Match centre 
Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Sidharth Monga
Scorecard summary
Bangladesh267/10(50 overs)
Afghanistan162/10(42.5 overs)

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."

42.5
W
Shakib to Aftab Alam, OUT

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

Aftab Alam run out (Soumya Sarkar/†Mushfiqur Rahim) 14 (27m 12b 2x4 1x6) SR: 116.66

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. "

42.4
6
Shakib to Aftab Alam, SIX runs

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

42.3
Shakib to Aftab Alam, no run

tossed up, he is drawn out of the crease, takes it on the half-volley and edges it to point

42.2
Shakib to Aftab Alam, no run

flat length ball, defended off the front foot

42.1
1
Shakib to Shapoor, 1 run

short and flat, pulled away for a single

end of over 421 run • 1 wicket
AFG: 155/9CRR: 3.69 RRR: 14.12
Shapoor Zadran1 (1)
Aftab Alam8 (8)
Taskin Ahmed 7-0-23-1
Shakib Al Hasan 8-0-36-2
41.6
1
Taskin to Shapoor, 1 run

full and outside off, the edge goes wide of slip. He survives

Shapoor Zadran is the last man in

41.5
W
Taskin to Hamid, OUT

swings hard at a length ball outside off, gets a thick edge that lobs up to point. One more wicket to go

Hamid Hassan c Anamul Haque b Taskin Ahmed 0 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
41.4
Taskin to Hamid, no run

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["

41.3
Taskin to Hamid, no run

moves away from the stumps again, hangs his bat up somewhere and the short ball comes and hits it

41.2
Taskin to Hamid, no run

short of a length, outside off, left alone after exposing the stumps

41.1
Taskin to Hamid, no run

full, straight, played to midwicket

Hamid Hasan is the new batsman

end of over 418 runs • 1 wicket
AFG: 154/8CRR: 3.75 RRR: 12.66
Aftab Alam8 (8)
Shakib Al Hasan 8-0-36-2
Mashrafe Mortaza 9-2-20-3
40.6
W
Shakib to Mirwais, OUT

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

Mirwais Ashraf c Sabbir Rahman b Shakib Al Hasan 10 (17m 15b 0x4 1x6) SR: 66.66
40.5
Shakib to Mirwais, no run

defended off the front foot

40.4
6
Shakib to Mirwais, SIX runs

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

40.3
Shakib to Mirwais, no run

flighted outside off, defended to cover

40.2
Shakib to Mirwais, no run

flat delivery, beats the inside edge, going down

40.1
2
Shakib to Mirwais, 2 runs

sweeps this from in front of the stumps, gets a couple

end of over 401 run
AFG: 146/7CRR: 3.65 RRR: 12.2
Aftab Alam8 (8)
Mirwais Ashraf2 (9)
Mashrafe Mortaza 9-2-20-3
Shakib Al Hasan 7-0-28-1
39.6
Mortaza to Aftab Alam, no run

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."

39.5
1
Mortaza to Mirwais, 1 run

down the track and swipes across the line to get a single

39.4
Mortaza to Mirwais, no run

absolute action-replay of the first three deliveries

Best performances - batters
Mushfiqur Rahim portrait
Mushfiqur Rahim BDESH
71 runs (56)
6 fours
1 six
Control81%
Productive shot
flick
14 runs
0 four
1 six
64117175714
Shakib Al Hasan portrait
Shakib Al Hasan BDESH
63 runs (51)
6 fours
1 six
Control69%
Productive shot
pull
11 runs
1 four
1 six
1504779912
Best performances - bowlers
Mashrafe Mortaza portrait
Mashrafe Mortaza BDESH
O
9
M
2
R
20
W
3
ECO
2.22
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Shapoor Zadran
Shapoor Zadran AFG
O
7
M
1
R
20
W
2
ECO
2.85
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Manuka Oval, Canberra
TossBangladesh, elected to bat first
SeriesICC Cricket World Cup
Season2014/15
Player Of The Match
Mushfiqur Rahim
Mushfiqur Rahim
Match numberODI no. 3605
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
Match days18 February 2015 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
West Indies Image
Joel Wilson
Australia Image
Steve Davis
TV Umpire
Pakistan Image
Aleem Dar
Reserve Umpire
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Richard Kettleborough
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe
PointsBangladesh 2, Afghanistan 0