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Afghanistan vs Bangladesh, 3rd Match at Dharamsala, World Cup 2023, Oct 07 2023 - Match Result

RESULT
3rd Match, Dharamsala, October 07, 2023, ICC Cricket World Cup
(34.4/50 ov, T:157) 158/4

Bangladesh won by 6 wickets (with 92 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
57 (73) & 3/25
mehidy-hasan-miraz
Cricinfo's MVP
127.39 ptsImpact List
mehidy-hasan-miraz
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Scores: K Vairavan | Comms: Rvel Zahid & Hemant Brar
Scorecard summary
Afghanistan 156/10(37.2 overs)
Bangladesh 158/4(34.4 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
BAN127.3957(73)59.8750.173/252.5277.22
BAN116.314(19)149.223/304.35107.08
AFG65.6347(62)55.8265.63--0
BAN56.3959(83)59.5256.39--0
AFG44.3322(20)31.8233.671/90.710.66

That's it from this game. This is Rvel Zahid saying goodbye on behalf of Hemant Brar. But there's another match that is underway, so why don't you hop over to South Africa versus Sri Lanka match coverage

So, Bangladesh bag their first two points. They didn't put a foot wrong and were clearly the superior side today. They bowled beautifully and restricted Afghanistan to an untaxing total. With no scoreboard pressure, Bangladesh were not in a rush to get over the line and played smartly, building small partnerships and being patient against the likes of Rashid, Mujeeb, and Nabi. As for Afghanistan, their bowling was spot on, but once again, with not enough runs on the board, they faced an uphill battle. Afghanistan will have some questions to ask of their top and middle order, which couldn't capitalize after getting a decent start and they didn't really bat with much intelligence and discipline, playing rash shots and not laying a platform for a decent total which eventually hurt them in their opening game. However, this is still the nascent stage of the tournament and we all know they will come back from this early jolt and challenge all the other teams. Meanwhile, Bangladesh showed a lot of mettle and didn't let emotions get better of them while chasing the target and were quite mature and level-headed in their approach. Scintillating half-centuries from Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Najmul Hossain Shanto will inspire plenty of confidence in the team that looks confident and is raring to pursue their quest to win the World Cup

Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afghanistan Captain: We had a good start but at the middle after fall of first wicket, we had bad shot selection but their bowlers bowled very tight. I think we fought well (in the field) but the score wasn't enough. Still we had a good fight and we look forward to our upcoming games. We should learn from our mistakes and we have to (focus) on the England game

Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh Captain: We didn't get the start we wanted, everyone believed once we get a wicket, we could get more (quickly). It wasn't easy but I am very happy the way we bowled. We have been training really hard in the last few days and we didn't want to make any excuse that the ground isn't ideal and we talked about that in the dressing room (that we have to adjust and play well despite the conditions) I am happy to contribute with my bowling, as I said all our five bowlers chipped in, they contributed, spinners played a bigger role but it's a long tournament, I am sure fast bowlers will contribute more. Mehidy, Shanto...these are our inform players; they are always confident and want to do well for the team.

Mehidy Hasan: It's a great moment for me. I did a lot of hard work in the past. The team management deserves credit. I was a little bit cautious in my mind early on while bowling but the captain told me to bowl at the right areas and told me to be consistent and that gave me confidence so credit goes to the captain. (on batting) I go for ball by ball and how to get better on this surface. The wicket was turning a little bit but I tried to stay (on the crease). I always play at number 8 so it was a great opportunity to bat in the top order. I always have the hungriness so definitely it's a great moment for me to perform.

Isam pings that this is Bangladesh's biggest win in terms of balls remaining in a World Cup. Previous best was 52 versus Netherlands in the 2011 World Cup

AdnanKapri: "Not expecting anything like that in this Match from Afghanistan After How they play in Asia cup Credit Must goes to Bangladesh they Beaten Afghanistan In every department."

Erfan : "I wanted to share some thoughts on Bangladesh's performance today in the World Cup cricket match against Afghanistan. While the opening might not have been ideal, the team showed great resilience and maturity. The bowling was tight and impressive, and it's promising to see this level of performance. Let's hope for even better performances in the upcoming matches"

Mohi: "BD could have go hard after scoring 120 as the run rate will be crucial in this tournament. I guess they missed a chance"

Awais: "So Bangladesh finishing on top on the points table."

Ahmad Mostak: "Well, Bangladesh has started the World Cup with nagin dance."

34.4
4
Naveen-ul-Haq to Shanto, FOUR runs

A fumble at mid-off leaks a boundary and that sums up a woeful day at the office for Afghanistan, the body language was down in the last few overs and second instance of scruffy fielding leaks another boundary in a row as Bangladesh register an emphatic win to start their World Cup campaign on a high. Shakib would be mighty pleased with his team and couldn't have asked for a better start

34.3
4
Naveen-ul-Haq to Shanto, FOUR runs

Round the wicket, short and into the body, whacks a pull and gets a boundary, Azmat in the deep slightly over-ran and got his hand to it but it had just enough legs to brush the boundary rope at deep backward square

34.2
1
Naveen-ul-Haq to Mushfiqur, 1 run

Back of a length, angling into the body, tucked off the backfoot towards square leg, midwicket runs across to intercept the ball

34.1
1
Naveen-ul-Haq to Shanto, 1 run

Shortish and homing in on middle and leg, inside edge skews away to fine leg for a run and Bangladesh are just a few hits away from registering a commanding win

end of over 347 runs • 1 wicket
BAN: 148/4CRR: 4.35 RRR: 0.56 • Need 9 from 96b
Najmul Hossain Shanto50 (80b 1x4 1x6)
Mushfiqur Rahim1 (2b)
Azmatullah Omarzai 2-0-9-1
Naveen-ul-Haq 5-0-21-1
33.6
1
Azmatullah to Shanto, 1 run

Shortish ball on the pads and he pulls it away to fine leg and notches up a fifty off 80 balls. He has been a model of consistency for Bangladesh and a vital cog in their side, and has got off to a brilliant start in the World Cup!

33.5
1
Azmatullah to Mushfiqur, 1 run

Flips it on a shorter length around the line off, lifts it away to deep square's right, dragging it across the line

33.4
Azmatullah to Mushfiqur, no run

Short of a length on a tight off stump line, scythes it away to backward point

33.3
W
Azmatullah to Shakib, OUT

Miscued pull. One big shot too many? Not much pace to work with and he doesn't need any second invitation to go for a full-blooded pull, cracks the pull off the backfoot but he didn't get all of it as it goes straight to Fazal at deep square who holds onto a nifty catch

Shakib Al Hasan c Fazalhaq Farooqi b Azmatullah Omarzai 14 (19b 2x4 0x6 24m) SR: 73.68
33.2
4
Azmatullah to Shakib, FOUR runs

Gets on top of the short ball and mousses it away up and over midwicket for a sizzling boundary. They want to wrap it up quickly and have thrown caution to the wind now

33.1
1
Azmatullah to Shanto, 1 run

Shorter and outside off, slams a cut to point and sets off for a quick single

end of over 334 runs
BAN: 141/3CRR: 4.27 RRR: 0.94 • Need 16 from 17 overs
Shakib Al Hasan10 (17b 1x4)
Najmul Hossain Shanto48 (78b 1x4 1x6)
Naveen-ul-Haq 5-0-21-1
Azmatullah Omarzai 1-0-2-0
32.6
Naveen-ul-Haq to Shakib, no run

Short and dancing away in the channel, strikes it off the backfoot towards cover-point, took a few steps down the pitch and then quickly returned to his crease

32.5
1
Naveen-ul-Haq to Shanto, 1 run

Back of a length, not much pace to work with, he goes back, swivels and pulls it away high into the air but it only goes as far as the man at deep fine leg who pouches the catch safely but remember it's a free hit

32.5
1nb
Naveen-ul-Haq to Shanto, (no ball)

Good length delivery, angled into off stump, pumps it in the V towards long-on and he has overstepped, I think third umpire spotted it

32.4
Naveen-ul-Haq to Shanto, no run

Drags his length back, swerving away wide of off unless it's an optical illusion, hammers a cut but finds point who has a shy at the stumps

32.3
Naveen-ul-Haq to Shanto, no run

Searching for a yorker, ends up dishing out a low full bunger, perhaps surprised by the full delivery and ends up shanking it back to the bowler

32.2
1
Naveen-ul-Haq to Shakib, 1 run

Cannons off the pads and rolls over to deep fine

32.1
1
Naveen-ul-Haq to Shanto, 1 run

Tugs it away to square leg and gallops across to the other end for a run

end of over 322 runs
BAN: 137/3CRR: 4.28 RRR: 1.11 • Need 20 from 18 overs
Shakib Al Hasan9 (15b 1x4)
Najmul Hossain Shanto46 (73b 1x4 1x6)
Azmatullah Omarzai 1-0-2-0
Naveen-ul-Haq 4-0-17-1

shariar: "I don't get this approach from Bangladesh. Batting first they would get bundled under 200 trying to enforce 270 on a 250ish wicket and now- they are taking all the time in the world when they have a almost sure win for at least 5overs."

Shiva Basyal: "Two more wickets needed for my fantasy prediction to be correct."

31.6
Azmatullah to Shakib, no run

A touch short and slants it across off, he gets behind the line and defends right under his eyes to long-off

31.5
Azmatullah to Shakib, no run

Hits the hard-length and gets it to kick and scream off the deck, was slightly leg-sidish, caught in two minds whether to play or leave, ends up making a periscope and leaves it alone

31.4
Azmatullah to Shakib, no run

Pulls his length back, keeps it on an attacking off stump line, punched off the backfoot to left of mid-off

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
Najmul Hossain Shanto
59 runs (83)
3 fours1 six
Productive shot
pull
13 runs
2 fours0 six
Control
79%
Mehidy Hasan Miraz
57 runs (73)
5 fours0 six
Productive shot
cover drive
15 runs
2 fours0 six
Control
89%
Best performances - bowlers
Mehidy Hasan Miraz
O
9
M
3
R
25
W
3
ECO
2.77
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Shakib Al Hasan
O
8
M
0
R
30
W
3
ECO
3.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
TossBangladesh, elected to field first
Series
Season2023/24
Player Of The Match
Match numberODI no. 4660
Hours of play (local time)10.30 start, First Session 10.30-14.00, Interval 14.00-14.30, Second Session 14.30-18.00
Match days7 October 2023 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsBangladesh 2, Afghanistan 0
Language
English
Win Probability
BAN 100%
AFGBAN
100%50%100%AFG InningsBAN Innings

Over 35 • BAN 158/4

Bangladesh won by 6 wickets (with 92 balls remaining)
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ICC Cricket World Cup

TEAMMWLPTNRR
IND990182.570
SA972141.261
AUS972140.841
NZ954100.743
PAK9458-0.199
AFG9458-0.336
ENG9366-0.572
BAN9274-1.087
SL9274-1.419
NED9274-1.825