At Mirpur, September 28, 2016 (day/night). Afghanistan won by two wickets. Bangladesh 208 (49.2 overs); ‡Afghanistan 212-8 (49.4 overs) (Asghar Stanikzai 57; Shakib Al Hasan 4-47). MoM: Mohammad Nabi. ODI debut: Mosaddek Hossain (Bangladesh).
Afghanistan stunned the Mirpur crowd with their second win over Bangladesh (their first had come in the 2014 Asia Cup). The bowlers set it up, as Bangladesh slid to 165-9. The top five all got starts, but none made fifty, and Rashid Khan's googlies and flippers proved lethal. Only Mosaddek Hossain's 45* on debut, including the lion's share of a 43-run stand with last man Rubel Hossain, dragged them over 200. Afghanistan's reply teetered at 63-4 after two wickets in three balls for Shakib, who was superb again, and one for the off-spin of Mosaddek - the first Bangladeshi to take a wicket with his first ball in ODIs. But Asghar Stanikzai and Mohammad Nabi shared a careful century stand to establish a strong position. There was still time for nerves: Stanikzai's impatient hoick ended a 95-ball 57, and left things to the tail. It got down to the last over, but Dawlat Zadran sliced his first ball to third man for the winning four.