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Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Match 6 Commentary, Live Updates

BAN vs AFG, 2019 - T20 Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
139/6 (19.0/20)
138/7 (20.0/20)
Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 4 wickets
That is it from this game! The hosts now head into the final with winning momentum on their side whereas, the visitors, after losing their last two games. All that now needs to be put behind though as the game that matters now, the Final, is what both the teams will want to win. It takes place on the 24th of this month at 1800 local (1230 GMT). Till then, goodbye and take care.
Bangladesh skipper, Shakib Al Hasan is Man of the Match for his unbeaten half century. Shakib starts by saying that it is a big win for his side. Adds that their performance in the last few months hasn't been up to the mark. Points that they felt that someone needed to stay till the end and adds he is happy he did the task for his side. On his form in the last couple of games, Shakib tells that he was middling the ball well so it was just about time he got a good score. The Bangladeshi captain praises his bowling and fielding performances and adds that they got players standing up whenever they were in trouble. On the two consecutive wins, Shakib says that this win will boost their confidence going into the finals. He presses though that they will have to be to on their toes to beat Afghanistan in the final.
Rashid Khan is called up first for a little chat. On asked about his injury, Rashid says that it is a hamstring injury and is hopeful that he will be able to play the final. He adds that as soon as he felt he was 50 percent fit, he came in to bowl. Talking about the middle order collapse the skipper says that they shouldn't have lost so many wickets in the middle phase of their innings. Finishes by saying that they will try to work out these issues ahead of the finals.
Earlier in the day, the Afghans once again got off to a flier after being inserted. Zazai was the star for them with the bat. However, their middle order failed to make an impact once again and they were restricted to a score which was slightly under par. They did give it their all to defend the total but the difference between the two sides was Shakib Al Hasan. Stay tuned for the presentation in a while.
The Bangladesh bowling was brilliant to begin with as Naveen and Mujeeb took early wickets. But they dearly missed Rashid in the middle overs as he limped off clutching his hamstring. A lot was expected of Nabi at that moment but the veteran failed to deliver. Janat too did not have a day to remember despite him taking a wicket. Rashid did return, he did make an impact but it was his third over which went for 18 runs ended the hopes of Afghanistan coming on top in this game.
The chase though did not start in the best of manners for the hosts. They lost their openers early and were struggling big time till the 5th over. However, two boundaries from Shakib in the 6th over broke the shackles. He along with Rahim then put up a vital stand which took Bangladesh on top. However, a mini-collapse in between where the hosts slipped from 70 for 2 to 104 for 6 saw the visitors fight back into the game. Shakib though was the key and Afghanistan missed an opportunity when Shakib edged but the visitors failed to pick it and it cost them a lot. He along with Mosaddek, who played a decent hand, took Bangladesh over the line.
An excellent chase by Bangladesh in the end! The crowd is relishing the moment here. Shakib Al Hasan, their skipper, is the hero for them and they have managed to beat Afghanistan in a T20I game for the first time in 5 years.
18.6
2
Naveen-ul-Haq To Mosaddek Hossain
GAME OVER! Full ball outside off, Mosaddek lifts it over mid on for a two. BANGLADESH WIN BY 4 WICKETS!
18.5
2
Naveen-ul-Haq To Mosaddek Hossain
Doing it easily! Full toss on middle, Mosaddek whips it using his wrists for an easy couple.
18.4
1
Naveen-ul-Haq To Shakib Al Hasan
On the pads, drilled through mid-wicket for a single. The skipper is in no mood to take any risk.
18.3
1
Naveen-ul-Haq To Mosaddek Hossain
Bumper outside off, might have been called wide had Mosaddek not got bat to it. He backed away there and pushed it towards cover for a single. Just a hit away are the hosts from a win.
18.2
2
Naveen-ul-Haq To Mosaddek Hossain
Fuller one around off, Mosaddek works it towards long on and scampers back for a couple. Superb running from Shakib.
18.1
1
Naveen-ul-Haq To Shakib Al Hasan
Shortish one around off, Shakib guides it towards third man for a single.
Naveen-ul-Haq to bowl his last over. He has been superb on his debut. Can he end it on a high.
End Of The Over 18 : 130/6
18 Runs
  • 417.1
  • 117.2
  • 217.3
  • 417.4
  • 617.5
  • 117.6
Shakib
68 (43)
M. Hossain
12 (8)
R. Khan
3-0-27-2
17.6
1
Rashid Khan To Shakib Al Hasan
Shortish one, tucked towards the leg side by Shakib to keep the strike. A massive massive over as 18 came off it.
17.5
6
Rashid Khan To Shakib Al Hasan
SIX! Massive! Poor from the Afghan skipper. In the slot and on the pads, Shakib powers it over the deep mid-wicket fence to get a maximum. Getting his side closer to the win.
17.4
4
Rashid Khan To Shakib Al Hasan
FOUR! BAM! Shakib is attacking his counterpart. This is fuller and on the pads, Shakib slogs this towards the deep mid-wicket fence to bag a boundary now. Second of the over.
17.3
2
Rashid Khan To Shakib Al Hasan
Flatter one outside off, Shakib drives it through covers and hares back for a single. A poor throw from the fielder and the skipper is not happy.
17.2
1
Rashid Khan To Mosaddek Hossain
On the pads, pushed towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
17.1
4
Rashid Khan To Mosaddek Hossain
FOUR! Pierces the gap superbly between point and short third man. This was slightly short, Mosaddek stayed back and guided it nicely towards the third man fence. Important runs.
End Of The Over 17 : 112/6
7 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 116.2
  • 216.3
  • 016.4
  • 216.5
  • 116.6
M. Hossain
7 (6)
Shakib
55 (39)
Ur Rahman
4-0-19-1
16.6
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Mosaddek Hossain
A single to end another good over by Mujeeb. End of his spell tonight. He once again finishes with excellent figures of 4-0-19-1. His last ball is pushed towards cover for one.
16.5
2
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Mosaddek Hossain
A couple! Top, top effort by Nabi. Excellent from the senior player. Leading from the front. This is slightly short and on middle, Mossadek goes back and pulls it hard in between deep mid-wicket and long on. Nabi in the former position runs to his left, dives and saves two for his side.
16.4
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Mosaddek Hossain
NOT OUT! Mosaddek has got his foot down in time! A dot though which is gold dust at this stage. It is the googly from Mujeeb outside off. Mosaddek swings but misses. The keeper whips the bails off and appeals. The umpire takes it upstairs again. Replays show that Mosaddek did lift his foot but he got it down in time. JUST!
A stumping appeal has been referred upstairs now. Is the back leg in the air?
16.3
2
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Mosaddek Hossain
NOT OUT! Mosaddek is easily in. Two runs in the end and it is handy two runs. This is flatter and outside off. MH guides it towards short third man and the batters go for one. The fielder scores a bull's eye at the non-striker's end but the ball after hitting the stumps, deflects away from the bowler. The batters take another run. The bowler is appealing and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays show that Mosaddek is fine.
A run out decision taken upstairs.
16.2
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Shakib Al Hasan
One more single! Shakib comes down the track but does not get to the pitch of the ball. He hits it down to long on for one.
16.1
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Mosaddek Hossain
Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman into the attack for his final over. Can he get a wicket or two to help Afghanistan's cause.
End Of The Over 16 : 105/6
4 Runs
  • 115.1
  • 015.2
  • 115.3
  • 115.4
  • W15.5
  • 115.6
M. Hossain
1 (1)
Shakib
54 (38)
R. Khan
2-0-9-2
15.6
1
Rashid Khan To Mosaddek Hossain
Another top nut to end a top class over from Rashid. This is the googly on off, it turns back in. Mosaddek looks to defend but it goes off the inner half towards short fine leg for one.
Mosaddek Hossain is the next batter in for the hosts. He needs to support the skipper who is at the other end.
15.5
W
Rashid Khan To Afif Hossain OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Second wicket for Rashid Khan. What a superstar this guy is. Just amazing. He is hobbling around but is still turning around the game for his side. Another Bangladesh batter plays a poor shot. Afif walks right across the stumps and looks to play the slog sweep but misses and the ball hits the leg pole. 35 needed in 25. Afghanistan slowly creeping on top.
15.4
1
Rashid Khan To Shakib Al Hasan
The batsman defends it from within the crease. They pick up a single.
15.3
1
Rashid Khan To Afif Hossain
Shortish and on middle, it is the googly. Afif pulls it through mid-wicket for one.
15.2
0
Rashid Khan To Afif Hossain
Flatter and on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.
15.1
1
Rashid Khan To Shakib Al Hasan
Drags the sweep from outside off through mid-wicket for one.
End Of The Over 15 : 101/5
6 Runs
  • 114.1
  • W14.2
  • 114.3
  • 1 WD14.4
  • 214.4
  • 014.5
  • 114.6
Shakib
52 (36)
A. Hossain
1 (1)
Naveen
3-0-11-2
14.6
1
Naveen-ul-Haq To Shakib Al Hasan
Cleverly played in the end! Looks to paddle scoop it but then sees the line and the length is not right to play that shot. It is full and around off, Shakib Al Hasan adjusts and pushes it towards cover for one. End of a successful over by the youngster.
14.5
0
Naveen-ul-Haq To Shakib Al Hasan
Top nut! Shakib makes room. Naveen follows the batter and bowls a yorker. Shakib fails to jam it out and the keeper dives to his right and stops it. Now then... there was an edge on this delivery, Ultra Edge does suggest so. There was no appeal from the bowler or the keeper though. Nobody must have heard anything there. Probably the crowd played its part by cheering out loud. Advantage of being the home side.
14.4
2
Naveen-ul-Haq To Shakib Al Hasan
Fifty for Shakib Al Hasan. 9th in T20Is. The skipper, like so many times in his career, is leading from the front. Excellent from him. He though holds the key for his side. He gets there by flicking this through square leg for two. A loud cheer from the crowd for their skipper.
Shakib pulls out at the very end. Maybe he was not ready there.
14.4
wd
Naveen-ul-Haq To Shakib Al Hasan
Looks to bowl a slower one but this one is bowled down the leg side. He looks to flick but misses. Wided.
14.3
1
Naveen-ul-Haq To Afif Hossain
This is around off and it is angling away. Afif guides it down to third man for one. Gives strike to the man on 49.
Afif Hossain is the new batsman in.
14.2
W
Naveen-ul-Haq To Sabbir Rahman OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Sabbir's return into the team is not a good one. Two wickets in quick succession and Afghanistan are fighting back into the game. The debutant is making a mark for himself here. It is his second and this is an important one as Sabbir, on his day, could be dangerous. A poor shot to be honest. This is bowled just outside off, not a lot of room on offer. Sabbir looks to guide it down to third man but only manages an outside edge to the keeper. 43 in 34 needed. Game on!
14.1
1
Naveen-ul-Haq To Shakib Al Hasan
Shorter and on middle, Shakib hops and pulls it through mid-wicket for one.
End Of The Over 14 : 95/4
5 Runs
  • 1 WD13.1
  • 013.1
  • 113.2
  • 113.3
  • W13.4
  • 113.5
  • 113.6
Shakib
48 (32)
S. Rahman
1 (1)
R. Khan
1-0-5-1
13.6
1
Rashid Khan To Shakib Al Hasan
Almost another one. This one is on off, Slightly short but not wide enough to cut. Shakib looks to do so but gets an under edge to it and the ball just goes over the stumps. Lucky not to get it on the stumps. Superb over from the skipper.
13.5
1
Rashid Khan To Sabbir Rahman
On the pads, Rahman works it towards mid-wicket for a single to get off the mark.
Sabbir Rahman is the new batsman in.
13.4
W
Rashid Khan To Mahmudullah OUT!
OUT! LBW! Rashid strikes! He didn't take too long to do that. He is limping as he celebrates the wicket. What a champion bowler. He is not worried about his own pain though. And he would want to take a few more to help his side win this one. Rashid darts this fuller on middle, Mahmudullah goes to reverse sweep but can't connect and is hit on the front pad. Rashid roars an appeal and the umpire agrees instantly. Mahmudullah asks his skipper about the DRS and then the duo decide against it. A good call from them as the replays show that the ball was hitting the timber.
13.3
1
Rashid Khan To Shakib Al Hasan
Darts one wide outside off as he sees Shakib going towards the leg side. He manages to get bat on it and the ball goes towards the off side for a single.
13.2
1
Rashid Khan To Mahmudullah
Quicker one on the pads this time, tucked towards mid-wicket for a single.
13.1
0
Rashid Khan To Mahmudullah
Beaten! What a ball that one. Turned away from the batter as he looks to block. The ball goes past the outside edge.
13.1
wd
Rashid Khan To Mahmudullah
WIDE! Starts with one down the leg side. Called wide as Mahmudullah misses his flick down the leg side.
Here comes the skipper! He is still limping but this should not hamper his bowling. He is inspiring his team here.
End Of The Over 13 : 90/3
12 Runs
  • 112.1
  • 412.2
  • 012.3
  • 1 WD12.4
  • 012.4
  • 212.5
  • 412.6
Shakib
46 (30)
Mahmudullah
5 (5)
K. Janat
3-0-31-1
12.6
4
Karim Janat To Shakib Al Hasan
FOUR! Smashed! Janat goes short again and on middle, Shakib stays leg side of the delivery and smashes it past the bowler for a boundary. He is winning the game for his side single-handedly here.
12.5
2
Karim Janat To Shakib Al Hasan
Needless, very needless from Afghanistan, maybe they are just getting frustrated. This is short and on the body, it skids through. Shakib is a touch late in the shot. It goes towards mid off and the batters take one. The fielder has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. No one backing up and the ball rolls towards fine leg. Another run taken.
There is a slight hold up in the game for some mysterious reason. Maybe a Drinks break. Wait, it is because there is some power issue with one of the floodlight. Let's hope the issue is resolved as soon as possible. Finally, the lights are back on and we are ready to go.
12.4
0
Karim Janat To Shakib Al Hasan
NOT OUT! Umpire's call it is! It is clipping the leg pole. Afghanistan do not lose a review. Not a bad review to be honest, yes, it was more in hope as it always seemed like it is going down leg. This one is full and on the pads, Shakib looks to flick but fails to put bat on ball. It flicks the pads and goes to the keeper. An appeal follows but the umpire shakes his head. The keeper and the bowler wants it to be reviewed and Afghanistan do so. Replays roll in and they show that the on-field call is the right one. Afghanistan are desperate for the wicket of Shakib. They somehow need to get him or he would take the game away from them. 55 needed in 44.
Review for LBW taken upstairs by Afghanistan as Shakib has been given not out. It looks close if it is pad first. Maybe going down the leg side.
12.4
wd
Karim Janat To Shakib Al Hasan
WIDE! Shakib looks to paddle once again but this one is down the leg side. Wided.
12.3
0
Karim Janat To Shakib Al Hasan
Well bowled! Shakib makes room and the bowler follows him with a short slower one. Shakib is early into the pull, he gets a bottom edge to the keeper.
12.2
4
Karim Janat To Shakib Al Hasan
FOUR! Innovation at its best! Shakib comes inside the line and looks to paddle. He is helped by the bowler as this one is bowled on his pads. Shakib just helps it over short fine leg and bags a boundary.
12.1
1
Karim Janat To Mahmudullah
Slower one outside off, Mahmudullah guides it through backward point for one.
End Of The Over 12 : 78/3
6 Runs
  • 111.1
  • 111.2
  • 111.3
  • 111.4
  • 111.5
  • 111.6
Mahmudullah
4 (4)
Shakib
36 (25)
M. Nabi
3-0-24-0
11.6
1
Mohammad Nabi To Mahmudullah
Mahmudullah plays the paddle scoop towards short fine leg for one.
11.5
1
Mohammad Nabi To Shakib Al Hasan
Shorter and outside off, it is cut through point for one.
11.4
1
Mohammad Nabi To Mahmudullah
Shorter and outside off, it is slapped through covers for one.
11.3
1
Mohammad Nabi To Shakib Al Hasan
Slightly short and outside off, Shakib picks the length early and pulls it through mid-wicket for one.
11.2
1
Mohammad Nabi To Mahmudullah
Flatter and on middle, it is worked through square leg for one.
11.1
1
Mohammad Nabi To Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib comes down the track and hits it down to long on for one.
He is back and is ready to bowl too! The umpire though asks him to wait as he was out for a few overs and he can't be bowling straightaway. Still though, it is great for Afghanistan that it is nothing serious. Nabi on the other hand, will continue.
Rashid Khan is seen rolling his arm on the sidelines. Does that mean he is going to come on? We will have to wait to find out. Afghanistan will be hoping so.
End Of The Over 11 : 72/3
10 Runs
  • 610.1
  • 110.2
  • 110.3
  • W10.4
  • 110.5
  • 110.6
Shakib
33 (22)
Mahmudullah
1 (1)
K. Janat
2-0-19-1
10.6
1
Karim Janat To Shakib Al Hasan
On the pads on a fullish length, worked towards square leg for a single.
10.5
1
Karim Janat To Mahmudullah
Fuller one around off, Mahmudullah drives it through covers for a single to get off the mark.
Mahmudullah is the new batsman in.
10.4
W
Karim Janat To Mushfiqur Rahim OUT!
OUT! Rahim is disappointed and he should be as he has thrown it away. This was not needed. He already had a six in the over. Good length ball around off, Rahim drags his pull from outside off but can't connect it well. No distance on this one as Shafiqullah pouches this easily at deep mid-wicket. A timely wicket for Afghanistan.
10.3
1
Karim Janat To Shakib Al Hasan
Good bouncer as this hurries Shakib. It goes towards deep square leg for a run.
10.2
1
Karim Janat To Mushfiqur Rahim
Length ball outside off, taps it towards point for a run.
10.1
6
Karim Janat To Mushfiqur Rahim
SIX! That went high in the air but over the fence. This is full on the pads, Rahim slogs it over the square leg fence.
Karim Janat is back on! 9 from his first over.
End Of The Over 10 : 62/2
11 Runs
  • 19.1
  • 49.2
  • 19.3
  • 29.4
  • 29.5
  • 19.6
M. Rahim
19 (22)
Shakib
31 (20)
M. Nabi
2-0-18-0
9.6
1
Mohammad Nabi To Mushfiqur Rahim
50-run stand up between the two! Vital one as they joined association when Bangladesh were in trouble. They have taken their side on top now. Rahim eases this through mid on for one to get to that milestone.
9.5
2
Mohammad Nabi To Mushfiqur Rahim
A couple now! Shorter and outside off, this is cut through point away from the sweeper for two.
9.4
2
Mohammad Nabi To Mushfiqur Rahim
In the air... dropped! Tarakai, the sub, has dropped a sitter. A bad, bad moment for him, probably a chance for someone who is not playing in the XI to make a contribution and Tarakai does not grab that opportunity, Big let off for Rahim and this could prove costly. Also, the visitors needed a wicket, a chance is produced but it is not grabbed. The shot though can be questioned here. What was Rahim doing? Having got 6 from the first three balls, something fancy need not be done. He though still comes down the track but fails to get to the pitch of it. He tries to go over mid-wicket but gets a top edge which goes high up in the air towards deep mid-wicket where Tarakai spills it. Two taken by the batters.
9.3
1
Mohammad Nabi To Shakib Al Hasan
The batsman has driven it through mid on. One run added to the total.
9.2
4
Mohammad Nabi To Shakib Al Hasan
FOUR! Three in three for Shakib! He hits another one straight down the ground. One of the safest shots in the game. He uses his feet but does not get to the pitch of the ball. He still goes ahead with the shot and hits it down the ground for a boundary.
9.1
1
Mohammad Nabi To Mushfiqur Rahim
Slower through the air outside off, Rahim looks to play the reverse sweep but it goes off the glove to the off side and a single is taken.
End Of The Over 9 : 51/2
11 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 08.2
  • 28.3
  • 18.4
  • 48.5
  • 48.6
Shakib
26 (18)
M. Rahim
13 (18)
G. Naib
2-0-16-0
8.6
4
Gulbadin Naib To Shakib Al Hasan
FOUR! Another one! Good length ball again, Shakib backs away again and slaps it through the covers. 50 up for the hosts with the boundary. 11 from the over.
8.5
4
Gulbadin Naib To Shakib Al Hasan
FOUR! Over the bowler's head. Shakib shuffles across the leg stump and drills it over Naib and into the fence by beating the dive from the long off fielder.
8.4
1
Gulbadin Naib To Mushfiqur Rahim
Good length ball around off, guided towards third man for a single.
8.3
2
Gulbadin Naib To Mushfiqur Rahim
A slower one around off, Rahim tucks it towards mid-wicket and takes a run. Sloppy work from the fielder means they have got an extra run off an overthrow.
8.2
0
Gulbadin Naib To Mushfiqur Rahim
Short ball outside off, Rahim finds the point fielder to his cut.
8.1
0
Gulbadin Naib To Mushfiqur Rahim
Good length ball around off, Rahim blocks it towards cover.
End Of The Over 8 : 40/2
7 Runs
  • 17.1
  • 17.2
  • 17.3
  • 17.4
  • 27.5
  • 17.6
M. Rahim
10 (14)
Shakib
18 (16)
M. Nabi
1-0-7-0
7.6
1
Mohammad Nabi To Mushfiqur Rahim
The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. They pick up a single. 7 runs from Nabi's first with no risk taken by the batters.
Rashid is seen walking off the field. He shakes his head as he heads into the dugout. That might mean he may not take part in this match anymore.
7.5
2
Mohammad Nabi To Mushfiqur Rahim
A couple but more importantly Rashid seems to have pulled his hamstring. Worrying signs for Afghanistan. What happened was, Rahim looks to flick but closes the face of the bat early. It goes off the leading edge uppishly but wide of the fielder at mid-wicket. Rashid hares after it but just as he gets closer to the ball, he clutches his back part of the thigh and goes down. In the meantime the batters take two. Rashid looks in a lot of pain.
7.4
1
Mohammad Nabi To Shakib Al Hasan
Another single! Nabi slows this up and floats it on middle, Shakib Al Hasan eases it down to long on and takes one.
7.3
1
Mohammad Nabi To Mushfiqur Rahim
On off, Rahim plays that late as he guides it towards short third man for one. Three singles of the first three balls.
7.2
1
Mohammad Nabi To Shakib Al Hasan
On the stumps, this is pushed down to long on for another one.
7.1
1
Mohammad Nabi To Mushfiqur Rahim
Flatter and outside off, Rahim ends up chopping it towards point for one.
Mohammad Nabi is on now!
End Of The Over 7 : 33/2
5 Runs
  • 16.1
  • 16.2
  • 16.3
  • 16.4
  • 16.5
  • 06.6
Shakib
16 (14)
M. Rahim
5 (10)
G. Naib
1-0-5-0
6.6
0
Gulbadin Naib To Shakib Al Hasan
A dot to finish the over. Naib deceives the batter by bowling a slower one on a fullish length. Shakib is early into the shot and is beaten.
6.5
1
Gulbadin Naib To Mushfiqur Rahim
A slower one this time. Rahim reads it well and tucks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
6.4
1
Gulbadin Naib To Shakib Al Hasan
Shortish ball outside off, Shakib hammers it towards long on but just a single.
6.3
1
Gulbadin Naib To Mushfiqur Rahim
Back of a length ball on middle, Rahim plays it late towards third man for another single.
6.2
1
Gulbadin Naib To Shakib Al Hasan
Good length ball on middle, worked towards long on for a single from Shakib.
6.1
1
Gulbadin Naib To Mushfiqur Rahim
Good length ball around off, Mushfiqur guides it towards third man for a single.
Gulbadin Naib to bowl now.
End Of The Over 6 : 28/2
10 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 15.3
  • 1 LB5.4
  • 45.5
  • 45.6
Shakib
14 (11)
M. Rahim
2 (7)
K. Janat
1-0-9-0
5.6
4
Karim Janat To Shakib Al Hasan
FOUR! One brings two and that is exactly the case here. This time there is width on offer and Shakib pounces on it. He hits it on the up and creams it through covers for another boundary. The last two balls spoils the over, 10 from it. A good end to the Powerplay for Bangladesh but it is Afghanistan who will be happier of the two sides. Bangladesh are 28 for 2. They need another 111 in 84 balls.
5.5
4
Karim Janat To Shakib Al Hasan
FOUR! First boundary of the innings and it comes on the 35th ball. Releases a little pressure. This is full and on off, Shakib goes through the line, hits it uppishly but wide of mid off and it goes to the fence.
5.4
lb
Karim Janat To Mushfiqur Rahim
Another one is angled into the batter, Rahim looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. It rolls on the leg side, a leg bye is taken.
5.3
1
Karim Janat To Shakib Al Hasan
On the pads, this is worked around the corner for one.
5.2
0
Karim Janat To Shakib Al Hasan
On middle, it is worked to mid-wicket.
5.1
0
Karim Janat To Shakib Al Hasan
Good length and on off, it is hit to mid on.
Karim Janat into the attack now!
End Of The Over 5 : 18/2
3 Runs
  • 14.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 14.5
  • 14.6
Shakib
5 (6)
M. Rahim
2 (6)
Ur Rahman
3-0-12-1
4.6
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Shakib Al Hasan
5 gone and still no boundaries! Shakib comes down the track again and hits it back towards the bowler. Mujeeb misfields and a run is taken as the ball rolls towards mid off.
4.5
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Mushfiqur Rahim
A single now as this is worked through mid-wicket. Still no boundaries scored in this innings.
4.4
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Mushfiqur Rahim
Looks to release the pressure by innovating, he tries to play the reverse sweep but misses the ball which is bowled outside off.
4.3
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Mushfiqur Rahim
Slower through the air on off, Rahim looks to work it on the leg side but closes the face of the bat early. A soft leading edge is induced towards cover.
4.2
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Mushfiqur Rahim
Flatter and on off, Rahim works it close to the pitch. Shakib takes off but is sent back. Rightly so, there wasn't a run there.
4.1
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib comes down the track but does not get to the pitch of the ball. He hits it towards mid on for one.
End Of The Over 4 : 15/2
3 Runs
  • 03.1
  • W3.2
  • 13.3
  • 13.4
  • 13.5
  • 03.6
M. Rahim
1 (2)
Shakib
3 (4)
Naveen
2-0-5-1
3.6
0
Naveen-ul-Haq To Mushfiqur Rahim
Closer to the off pole, Rahim blocks it towards the off side. No boundary till now from the Bangladeshi batters in this innings.
3.5
1
Naveen-ul-Haq To Shakib Al Hasan
DROPPED! But what an effort that one from Shafiqullah! A fuller ball around off, Shakib drives it nicely over the cover fielder. Shafiqullah leaps in the air and throws his right hand at the ball. The ball sticks in and then pops out. He makes another attempt as he lands on his back and almost takes it. They get a single.
3.4
1
Naveen-ul-Haq To Mushfiqur Rahim
A slower one again, Rahim works it towards the leg side off the inside edge for a single.
3.3
1
Naveen-ul-Haq To Shakib Al Hasan
Fuller ball on the pads, Shakib looks to work it down the leg side but gets an inside edge onto the pads. Shakib wants a run. The bowler gets to the ball and has a shy at the non-striker's end. But the batsmen get a run with ease.
Mushfiqur Rahim is the new man in.
3.2
W
Naveen-ul-Haq To Najmul Hossain Shanto OUT!
OUT! First T20I wicket for Naveen. A slower ball around middle and Shanto was deceived because of the lack of pace. Shanto looks to flick but can't get any timing. The ball lobs high in the air towards mid-wicket where Rashid takes it easily. Early trouble for the hosts.
3.1
0
Naveen-ul-Haq To Najmul Hossain Shanto
Fuller ball, Shakib comes down the track and drives it towards long on for a single.
End Of The Over 3 : 12/1
4 Runs
  • 12.1
  • W2.2
  • 12.3
  • 12.4
  • 12.5
  • 02.6
Shakib
1 (2)
N. Shanto
5 (6)
Ur Rahman
2-0-9-1
2.6
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib punches this flatter one off the back foot to the off side.
2.5
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Najmul Hossain Shanto
Najmul works this tossed up ball to square leg for a single.
2.4
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib flicks this flatter one to mid-wicket for a single.
2.3
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Najmul Hossain Shanto
Flatter one on off, Najmul cuts it to point and takes a quick single.
2.2
W
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Liton Das OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Mujeeb is the man to draw first blood. He has been remarkable in the Powerplay. Liton looks to go downtown but fails to time it and gets a top edge which goes towards mid off and Asghar Afghan takes a good catch. This is what Afghanistan would have wanted after posting a low score.
2.1
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Najmul Hossain Shanto
Tossed up on off, Shanto flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 2 : 8/0
2 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 11.4
  • 11.5
  • 01.6
L. Das
4 (9)
N. Shanto
2 (3)
Naveen
1-0-2-0
1.6
0
Naveen-ul-Haq To Liton Das
BEATEN! A tight start to his international career for Naveen. Good length ball outside off, Das looks to cut but is beaten. Just 2 from the over.
1.5
1
Naveen-ul-Haq To Najmul Hossain Shanto
Short and on middle, Shanto pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
1.4
1
Naveen-ul-Haq To Liton Das
Length and outside off, Das looks to drive but gets it to third man off the outside edge for a single.
1.3
0
Naveen-ul-Haq To Liton Das
Fuller one on off, Das pushes it back to the bowler.
1.2
0
Naveen-ul-Haq To Liton Das
Length delivery on off, pushed to covers.
1.1
0
Naveen-ul-Haq To Liton Das
On a length and outside off, Das looks to run that down to third man but the ball goes past the edge.
End Of The Over 1 : 6/0
6 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 1 WD0.2
  • 00.2
  • 1 B0.3
  • 10.4
  • 10.5
  • 10.6
L. Das
3 (4)
N. Shanto
1 (2)
Ur Rahman
1-0-5-0
0.6
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Liton Das
Fuller this time, Das works it through square leg for a single. Good start from Mujeeb.
0.5
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Najmul Hossain Shanto
Fuller one this time, Hossain Shanto pushes it towards mid-wicket for a quick single.
0.4
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Liton Das
Good length ball around off, pushed towards cover for a single.
0.3
b
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Najmul Hossain Shanto
Floats one around off, Shanto looks to drive but is beaten. The keeper is beaten too as the ball goes towards short fine leg. They take a bye.
0.2
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Liton Das
Flatter one on off, driven straight to mid off for a run.
0.2
wd
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Liton Das
WIDE! Flatter one but down the leg side, Das fails to flick and the umpire signals wide.
0.1
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Liton Das
Tossed up on off, Das pushes it towards cover.
Welcome back for the chase. Naveen-ul-Haq gets his debut cap. The Bangladesh openers Liton Das and Najmul Hossain Shanto are out in the middle. Mujeeb to start the proceedings for Afghanistan.