Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Asia Cup Highlights: Bangladesh Edge Afghanistan By 3 Runs In Super Four Clash

Updated: 24 September 2018 01:31 IST

Highlights, Asia Cup 2018, Bangladesh vs Afghanistan ODI Match: Bangladesh defeated Afghanistan by 3 runs in a last-over thriller in Abu Dhabi.

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Asia Cup Highlights: Bangladesh Edge Afghanistan By 3 Runs In Super Four Clash
Mustafizur Rahman bowled a brilliant last over helping Bangladesh beat Afghanistan. © AFP

A disciplined bowling performance helped Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 3 runs in yet another Super Four thriller at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Bowlers kept calm under pressure and held their nerves as they restricted Afghanistan to 246/7 in 50 overs. Mustafizur Rahman bowled brilliantly as he denied Afghanistan batsmen 8 runs required for the victory in the final over. Chasing a tricky target of 250, Afghanistan got off to a poor start. The team lost Ihsanullah Janat (8) and Rahmat Shah (1) in quick succession but Mohammad Shahzad (53) stood solid at the other end. Along with Hashmatullah Shahidi (71), Shahzad stitched a crucial 63-run partnership for the third wicket. Post the dismissal of Shahzad, Shahidi then stitched a 78-run partnership with skipper Asghar Afghan(39) taking his team closer to the target. Mohammad Nabi towards the end, played a brilliant cameo of 38 off 28 balls but could not take the his team across the line. Mashrafe Mortaza and Mustafizur Rahman bagged two wickets each for Bangladesh while Mahmudullah too chipped in with a wicket. ( SCORECARD)

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Highlights Between Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, 2018 Asia Cup Super Four Match straight from Sheikh Zayed Stadium

Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 3 runs.

01:06 IST: Its all over for Afghanistan. Samiullah Shenwari fails to get the boundary off the final ball. What a bowling performance from Mustafizur Rahman under pressure. 

01:00 IST: OUT! Simple caught and bowled for Mustafizur Rahman. Rashid Khan fails to impress with the bat. He walks back after scoring 5 runs. Afghanistan are seven down now. They require 6 more runs off 4 balls. 

00:58 IST: Final over to go! 8 required from 6 balls. Can Afghanistan cross the line? 

00:55 IST: OUT! Shakib replies with a wicket. Terrific knock from Mohammad Nabi comes to an end. Hossain Shanto takes a good running catch at long-off Afghanistan loose their sixth wicket. AFG 238-6 after 48.3 overs.

00:54 IST: SIX! Huge strike from Mohammed Nabi under pressure. 96-metre six from Nabi off Shakib. What a timely hit from the all-rounder. 

00:49 IST: FOUR! Boundary to finish the over from Mustafizur Rahman. What a crucial strike from Mohammed Nabi. Flicks the ball down the leg side to collect a boundary. 12 runs from the over. Afghanistan require another 19 runs from 12 balls. 

00:46 IST: FOUR! Nazmul Hossain misjudges the ball at boundary line and it goes over the boundary as well. What a mess from him. Will go down as a missed chance. Afghanistan get the crucial boundary. Mustafizur is furious. AFG 224-5 after 47.2 overs.

00:44 IST: Expensive over from Mashrafe Mortaza comes to an end. 11 runs from it. Afghanistan require another 31 runs from 18 balls. 

0:40 IST: SIX! Samiullah Shenwari flat bats Mashrafe Mortaza over the long on boundary for a six. What a timely strike from the right-hander. That will surely ease off some pressure. Afghanistan require another 35 runs from 22 balls. 

00:37 IST: FOUR! Cracking shot from Mohammad Nabi. Short and wide outside off from Mustafizur Rahman and Mohammad Nabi pounces on to that one in style. The ball reached the fence in no time. c

00:26 IST: Review from Samiullah Shenwari! Original decision is out. Replay confirms that the ball was missing the stumps. Umpire changes his decision. Shakib Al Hasan cannot believe it. Shenwari survivesAFG 197-5 after 44.3 overs.

00:20 IST: OUT! Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza gets the crucial breakthrough for Bangladesh. Well-set Hashmatullah Shahidi departs after scoring 71 runs. Tries to help the ball on its way on the on-side, misses the ball and it crashes straight on to the stumps. AFG 192-5 after 43.3 overs.

00:16 IST: SIX! First six for Afghanistan comes from the bat of Mohammad Nabi. Tossed up ball from Shakib and Nabi launches the ball straight down the ground for the maximum. AFG 188-4 after 42.2 overs.

00:14 IST: Tight over from Mashrafe Mortaza comes to an end. Just 5 runs from it. Afghanistan require another 69 runs off 48 balls. AFG 181-4 after 42 overs.

00:07 IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Nazmul Islam and set Hashmatullah Shahidi dispatches the bad delivery to the fence. Collects a crucial boundary for the team. AFG 174-4 after 40.4 overs

00:02 IST: OUT! Mashrafe Mortaza replies to the boundary with a wicket. Asghar Afghan goes for another booming strike but only manages a top edge. Mahmudullah takes a simple catch. Asghar departs after scoring 39 runs. AFG 167-4 after 39.4 overs

00:01 IST: FOUR! Mashrafe Mortaza drags on to the leg side and Asghar Afghan hits the ball fine to collect a boundary. Short fine leg had no chance to cut that off. AFG 167-3 after 39.3 overs

23:52 IST: Bowling change for Bangladesh! Nazmul Islam comes in to replace Mehidy Hasan. AFG 154-3 after 38 overs.

23:43 IST: FOUR! Hashmatullah Shahidi looking to score runs quickly now. Rocks on to the back foot against Mehidy Hasan and hits him over deep mid wicket to collect a boundary. AFG 148-3 after 36.3 overs.

23:40 IST: 50 for Hashmatullah Shahidi! Excellent knock under pressure from the left-hander. Gets to his fifth half-century in ODI cricket. But can he now take Afghanistan across the line along with skipper Asghar Afghan? The partnership between them for the fourth wicket has now reached 49 runs. AFG 138-3 after 35.3 overs.

23:33 IST: Drinks break - 35 overs are up and Afghanistan have 137 runs on the board for the loss of three wicket. They require another 113 runs from 90 balls at 7.53 RPO. 

23:25 IST: Bowling change for Bangladesh! Mustafizur Rahman comes back into the attack. Replaces Shakib Al Hasan. AFG 126-3 after 33 overs.

23:19 IST: FOUR! Hashmatullah Shahidi rocks on to the back-foot and pulls Shakib through deep mid-wicket to collect a boundary. Shahidi is looking confident now against the Bangladeshi spinners. He has now moved on to 44 with the boundary. AFG 119-3 after 31.2 overs.

23:15 IST: 30 overs are up and Afghanistan have 110 runs on the board for the loss of three wickets. They require another 140 runs at 7 runs per over. 

23:04 IST: 100 up for Afghanistan! Hashmatullah Shahidi sweeps Shakib on the leg side for a single and 100 finally comes up for Afghanistan after 27.4 overs. They require another 150 runs to win with 7 wickets remaining. 

22:58 IST: We are half way through and Afghanistan have scored 89 runs for the loss of three wickets. 

22:55 IST: OUT! Bowling change works for Bangladesh. Brilliant knock from Mohammad Shahzad comes to an end. Trying to go for a cut, Shahzad misses a straight one from Mahmudullah. The ball crashes straight on to the stumps. Shahzad walks back after scoring 53 runs. AFG 89-3 after 24.4 overs.

22:53 IST: Another bowling change! Spin from both ends now. Mahmudullah comes in to bowl his off-spinners.

22:43 IST: Tight start from Shakib Al Hasan. Just two runs from his first over of the match. AFG 81-2 after 22 overs.

22:40 IST: Bowling change for Bangladesh! Shakib Al Hasan comes in to replace Mashrafe Mortaza.

22:40 IST: Four and 50 for Mohammad Shahzad! What a knock this has been from the right-hander. Whacks the ball through extra covers to reach to his 13th fifty in ODI cricket. AFG 79-2 after 20.4 overs.

22:39 IST: 20 overs are up and Afghanistan have 72 runs on the board for the loss of 2 wicket. They require another 178 runs from 180 balls.  

22:37 IST: FOUR! This is terrific batting from Mohammad Shahzad. Clears his front leg off Mashrafe Mortaza's bowling and hits the ball in the gap between mid-off and extra cover. Brilliant timing on that one. Collects his second boundary of the over. AFG 70-2 after 19.3 overs.

22:32 IST: Tight start from Mashrafe Mortaza after the drinks break. Just one run from it. Mehidy Hasan will continue from the other end. AFG 58-2 after 18 overs.

22:24 IST: Drinks break - Afghanistan 57 for 2 after 17 overs. Require another 193 runs from 33 overs with 8 wickets remaining. 

22:17 IST: FOUR! Another super strike from Mohammad Shahzad. Mashrafe Mortaza bowls it wide outside off and Shahzad hammers the ball to the left of point to collect four runs. He moves on to 32 with the cracking shot. AFG 56-2 after 15.1 overs.

22:15 IST: 50 up for Afghanistan! Mohammad Shahzad takes an easy single on the off side and Afghanistan have 50 runs on the board for the loss of two wickets after 14.3 overs,

22:10 IST: FOUR! Hashmatullah Shahidi gets his first boundary of the match. Short and wide outside off from Mashrafe Mortaza and Shahidi hits the ball over point to collect four runs. AFG 45-2 after 13.2 overs.

22:05 IST: Both Hashmatullah Shahidi (5) and Mohammad Shahzad (23) looking to rotate the strike at the moment. Another tight as far as Bangladesh are concerned. Just three runs from it. AFG 38-2 after 12 overs.

21:56 IST: 10 overs are up and Afghanistan have 32 runs on the board for the loss of two wickets. They require another 218 runs from 240 balls with 8 wickets remaining. 

21:50 IST: FOUR! Mohammad Shahzad is looking unstoppable at the moment. This time he  cuts Mustafizur Rahman over point boundary to collect four runs. Slams his fourth boundary of his innings. AFG 31-2 after 8.1 overs.

21:46 IST: OUT! Direct hit from Shakib-al-Hasan from point region and Rahmat Shah walks back to the pavilion after scoring just one run. Afghanistan loose their second wicket. AFG 26-2 after 7.2 overs.

21:40 IST: FOUR! Mohammad Shahzad is looking in good form today. He is timing the ball beautifully. Short and wide delivery from Nazmul Islam outside off and Shahzad crunches the ball to covers boundary to collect four runs. AFG 24-1 after 5.5 overs.

21:33 IST: OUT! Wicket on the first ball for Mustafizur Rahman. Ihsanullah Janat gives a simple catch to Hossain Shanto at point. Afghanistan loose their first wicket. Janat walks back after scoring 8 runs. AFG 20-1 after 4.1 overs.

21:29 IST: Dropped! Trying to hit the ball out if the park, Mohammad Shahzad charges down the track and skies the ball. Mithun at long-on drops a simple catch. Shahzad gets a lifeline. AFG 20-0 after 3.2 overs.

21:22 IST: FOUR! Ihsanullah Janat gets his first boundary of the match. Takes a couple of steps down the ground and hits the ball over Nazmul Islam head to collect four runs. AFG 13-0 after 1.5 overs.

21:20 IST: Expensive first over from c comes to an end. 9 runs from it. Debutant Nazmul Islam will share the new ball Mortaza from the other end. 

21:18 IST: FOUR! FOUR! Back to back boundaries Mohammad Shahzad. Both the deliveries were on the pads from Mashrafe Mortaza. Shahzad hits the first ball to the the square-leg boundary and flicks the next to fine-leg to collect two consecutive boundaries. AFG 8-0 after 0.3 overs.

21:14 IST: Mohammad Shahzad and Ihsanullah Janat begin 250-run chase for Afghanistan. Mashrafe Mortaza will start the proceedings for Bangladesh.

Innings break - Bangladesh 249 for the loss of 7 wickets. 

20:45 IST: FOUR! Imrul Kayes finishes off things in style for Bangladesh. Collects a boundary on the final ball of the innings. He walks back unbeaten 72 runs. 

20:38 IST: OUT! Mashrafe Mortaza's brief stay at the centre comes to an end. He walks back after scoring 10 runs. Mohammad Shahzad takes a simple catch behind the stumps. Aftab Alam gets his third wicket of the match. BAN 236-7 after 48.5 overs.

20:36 IST: FOUR! Inside edge from Mashrafe Mortaza and the ball races to the fine leg boundary for four runs. The fielder at short fine-leg had no chanceto cut that off. Aftab is disappointed. the ball could have easily crashed on to the stumps. BAN 234-6 after 48.1 overs.

20:30 IST: FOUR! Boundary from Imrul Kayes to end the over from Aftab Alam. What a strike that has from the left-hander. BAN 221-6 after 47 overs.

20:26 IST: OUT! Trying to up the scoring rate, Mahmudullah hits the ball straight into the hands of Rashid Khan at deep. Aftab Alam gets his second wicket of the match. Terrific knock of 74 runs  from Mahmudullah finally comes to an end. BAN 215-6 after 46.2 overs.

20:23 IST: 46 overs are up and Bangladesh have 215 on the board. With just 24 balls remaining, how many can Imrul and Mahmudullah add to the total?

20:19 IST: 50 comes up for Imrul Kayes! Takes a single on the off-side to reach to his 15th fifty in ODI cricket. Both Imrul and Mahmudullah have batted superbly for Bangladesh. BAN 207-5 after 45.1 overs.

20:15 IST: Six and 200 comes up for Bangladesh! Another hoick by Mahmudullah on the on-side off Rashid Khan and the ball just beats the fielder in the deep, crosses the rope for a six. Stare from Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah after the strike. BAN 203-5 after 44.2 overs.

20:08 IST: SIX! Colossal strike! What a timing on that one from Mahmudullah. Puts his back leg down and sweeps the ball over the deep mid wicket over the fence. Even Rashid Khan is surprised. BAN 191-5 after 42.4 overs.

20:06 IST: Bowling change from Afghanistan! Rashid Khan comes back to the attack replacing Aftab Alam. 

20:00 IST: 50 comes up for Mahmudullah! What a knock this has been from him under pressure. Gets to his 20th half-century in ODI cricket. BAN 175-5 after 40.3 overs.

19:54 IST: 40 overs are up and Bangladesh have managed 172 runs on the board for the loss of five wickets. 

19:52 IST: FOUR! Brave shot from Imrul Kayes. Times the ball brilliantly. Goes over extra covers and beats the fielder at long off. Wide ball from Gulbadin gets the right treatment. BAN 169-5 after 39.2 overs.

19:46 IST: Another good over from Gulbadin Naib comes to an end. Just four runs from it. Both Mahmudullah and Imrul still looking to rotate the strike. BAN 162-5 after 38 overs.

19:35 IST: 150 comes up for Bangladesh! Imrul Kayes tucks the ball on the leg-side for a single to bring 150 for Bangladesh. Both Mahmudullah and Imrul have batted responsibly after Bangladesh lost three wicket in quick succession. The partnership between the two has now reached 63. BAN 150-5 after 35.1 overs.

19:25 IST: Bowling change from Afghanistan! Rashid Khan comes back into the attack. Replaces Mujeeb ur Rehman. 

19:19 IST: FOUR! Mahmudullah times the ball superbly to collect a boundary. Short and wide from Aftab Alam and Mahmudullah pounces on to that one. Hits the ball to point boundary to collect four runs. Deep fielder had no chance to cut that off. 50-run partnership also comes up between Mahmudullah and Imrul Kayes with the boundary. BAN 138-5 after 31.4 overs.

19:11 IST: 30 overs are up and Bangladesh have 126 runs on the board for the loss of five wickets. The partnership between Mahmudullah (23) and Imrul Kayes (16) for the sixth wicket has now moved on to 39 runs.

19:01 IST: FOUR! Mahmudullah finishes the over with a boundary. Short and wide on the leg side  from Samiullah Shenwari and Mahmudullah dispatches the ball to deep mid-wicket for four runs. BAN 117-5 after 28 overs.

18:51 IST: Four and 100 up for Bangladesh! Short and wide from Gulbadin Naib and Mahmudullah cuts the ball beautifully. Dissects the point and the third-man fielder and races to the boundary. BAN 101-5 after 25.2 overs.

18:43 IST: Another tight over from Rashid Khan comes to an end. Just two runs from it. Afghanistan are in completer control at the moment. BAN 93-5 after 23 overs.

18:32 IST: Another Run Out! Bangladesh batsmen crumbling under pressure at the moment. This is really poor running between wickets from Bangladeshi batsmen. This time its Mushfiqur Rahim who takes a long walk back after scoring 33 runs. Rashid Khan collects the throw from Gulbadin and uproot the stumps at the non-striker's end. BAN 87-5 after 20.5 overs.

18:24 IST: OUT! Second wicket for Afghanistan in the Rashid's over. Trying to get off the mark quickly, Shakib-al-Hasan goes for a suicidal single. Rahim sends him back but the call was too late for Shakib to get back to make ground. Shenwari with a direct hit and Shakib walks back for a second ball duck. Bangladesh in a lot of trouble now. BAN 81-4 after 19 overs.

18:22 IST: OUT! Rashid Khan strikes in his first over. Liton Das (41) goes for a wild hoick on the on-side. Top edges the ball. Ihsanullah takes a simple catch. Gritty knock from Das comes to an end. BAN 81-3 after 18.4 overs.

18:20 IST: First over after drinks break from Mohammad Nabi produces 4 runs. Rashid Khan introduced into the attack from Afghanistan. BAN 76-2 after 17 overs.

Drinks break - Bangladesh 72-2 after 17 overs.

18:11 IST: SIX! Mushfiqur Rahim is on the charge here. After hitting a boundary on the previous ball, Rahim top edges the next from Aftab Alam over fine-leg for a six. The ball goes over the boundary with ease. 50-run partnership also comes up between Rahim(28) and Liton Das(35). BAN 72-2 after 16.5 overs.

18:09 IST: Another bowling change from Afghanistan! Aftab Alam comes back to replace Gulbadin. 

18:03 IST: 15 overs are up and Bangladesh have 55 runs on the board for the loss of two wickets. 

17:57 IST: 50 up for Bangladesh after 13.2 overs. Mushfiqur Rahim tucks the ball on the on-side to pick up a single. 

17:56 IST: Bowling change from Afghanistan! Mohammad Nabi comes in to replace Mujeeb ur Rehman

17:50 IST: Dropped! That could have been the second wicket for Mujeeb. Mushfiqur Rahim tries to cut, the ball hurries on to him and gets the gloves. Rashid Khan drops a simple catch at slip. Rahim survives. 

17:45 IST: FOUR! Mushfiqur Rahim gets his first boundary of the match. Goes for a hook against Gulbadin, top edges the ball. Luckily the ball finds no fielder and goes over the fence. BAN 39-2 after 10.2 overs. 

17:43 IST: 10 overs are up and Bangladesh have 34 runs on the board for the loss of 2 wickets. Liton Das (21) and Mushfiqur Rahim (5) are rebuilding for Bangladesh at the moment after a poor start. 

17:39 IST: FOUR! First boundary for Bangladesh comes from the bat of Liton Das. Wide out side off-stump from Gulbadin and Liton drives the ball between covers on mid-off to collect four runs. That will surely ease off some pressure for Bangladesh. First boundary comes after 53 balls. BAN 32-2 after 9 overs. 

17:36 IST: Bowling change from Afghanistan! Gulbadin Naib comes in to replace Aftab Alam. 

17:35 IST: This is terrific bowling from Afghanistan. Another excellent over from Mujeeb comes to an end. Just two runs from it. Bangladesh batsmen are facing problems against the Afghanistan bowlers at the moment. BAN 23-2 after 8 overs. 

17:24 IST: OUT! Mujeeb strikes from the other end as well. Traps Mohammad Mithun right in front of the stumps. Umpire had no doubts on that one. Raises his finger straightaway. BAN 18-2 after 5.3 overs. 

17:20 IST: OUT! Aftab Alam strikes for Afghanistan. Wicket on the final ball of Alam's third over. Pressure was building on the openers. Trying to go over the in-field, Hossain Shanto mistimes the ball. Rahmat takes simple catch at covers. BAN 16-1 after 5 overs.

17:16 IST: This is a brilliant start from Afghanistan bowlers. Another tight over from Mujeeb comes to an end. Just a single from it. Both Mujeeb and Aftab have cramped the Bangladesh openers for room. BAN 14-0 after 4 overs.

17:13 IST: Tidy over from Aftab Alam comes to an end. Just four runs from it. Bangladesh are off to a cautious start. BAN 13-0 after 3 overs.

17:09 IST: Five runs from Mujeeb ur Rehman's first over. Both Bangladesh openers are looking to rotate the strike at the start. BAN 9-0 after 2 overs.

17:05 IST: Two runs on the final ball and first over from Aftab Alam comes to an end. Mujeeb ur Rehman will share the new ball with Aftab from the other end. BAN 4-0 after 1 over.

17:01 IST: WIDE! Aftab Alam starts off with a wide delivery outside off stump. First runs on the board for Bangladesh. BAN 1-0 after 0.0 overs.

16:59 IST: Openers Liton Das and Nazmul Hossain are at the centre for Bangladesh. Aftab Alam will start the proceedings for Afghanistan.

16:53 IST: Both teams are at the centre along with the match officials for the national anthems. We are just minutes away from the start. 

16:40 IST: Here's a look at the playing XI from both the teams for today's match.

Afghanistan - Mohammad Shahzad(w), Ihsanullah Janat, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Samiullah Shenwari, Asghar Afghan(c), Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Bangladesh - Liton Das, Imrul Kayes, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Nazmul Islam

16:30 IST: Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza wins the toss and opts to bat first against Afghanistan in the Super Four clash.

16:20 IST: Head to head between the two teams.

16:15 IST: The last encounter between the two teams was a one sided affair as Afghanistan defeated Bangladesh comfortably by 136 runs. 

16:00 IST: Hello and welcome to the live updates of the Super Four encounter between Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

For Afghanistan, it has been an extraordinary run for them. First, they beat a depleted Sri Lankan side by 91 runs in the group stages, then defeated Bangladesh by a massive 136-run margin. Afghanistan have been a revelation in this tournament as both their batting and bowling department has been on-point, with little glitches that can be improved. However, their inexperience of playing a high-voltage game was brought to light when they lost their first Super Four match to Pakistan by a whisker. With Pakistan needing 10 runs off the last over, the inexperienced bowling attack failed to hold on to their nerves, thus gifting away the match to Pakistan.

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