Mushfiqur Rahim is adjudged the Man of the Match for his crucial knock of 72 runs. That is all we have for today. Do join us back tomorrow for the match between Zimbabwe and UAE AT 330 IST. Until then goodbye and take care.
Shakib picked up two wickets. Taskin Ahmed,Rubel Hossain and Mahmudullah picked one wicket apiece. Earlier the Bangladeshis put up a good total on the board, thanks to the experience of Shakib and Rahim who got them to a total of 267
The tail too did not show much resistance as the Afghans were soon bundled out for 162. The skipper Mortaza lead from the front as he rattled them right from the start getting two early wickets to his name. Hossain too, from the other end chipped in with a wicket early on as the Afghans were in all sorts of trouble.
Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 105 runs. Afghanistan were off to a horrendous start losing three wickets in three overs. Mangal and Shenwari put up a 62-run partnership but Mangal fell victim to Mahmudullah after getting a decent start. Shenwari was striking the ball well and was unfortunate to get run out. The skipper Nabi too fought hard and made 44 runs before throwing his wicket away succumbing to the pressure.
Shakib Al Hasan to Aftab Alam
RUN OUT! Floated ball on off, Alam gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it straight to covers. A yes and a no and in that mix up, Alam is half way down the pitch. Sarkar gathers the ball and throws it to the keeper at the striker's end. Rahim collects it and runs him out. Afghanistan are all out for 162.
SIX! Biggie! A tempting tossed up ball on off, Alam charges down and smashes it with all his might down the ground for a maximum.
Tossed up on off, Alam looks to smack it but gets an outside edge to point.
Flighted ball on off, defends it watchfully.
Shakib Al Hasan to Shapoor Zadran
A touch short on middle, pulled to deep square leg for a run.
Taskin Ahmed to Shapoor Zadran
Full ball around off, looks to drive but gets the outside edge to third man for a run.
Shapoor Zadran walks out to bat.
Taskin Ahmed to Hamid Hassan
OUT! Afghans lose their ninth wicket! Pitched up on middle and off, Hassan makes room and looks to heave the ball but lands up getting a leading edge and the ball flies high into the air towards point. Anamul settles under it and takes the simplest of catches.
Outside off on a length, left alone.
Short ball on off, Hassan looks to pull it but gets a bottom edge.
Back of a length ball outside off, Hassan lets it through.
Full ball on middle, clipped to mid-wicket.
Hamid Hassan walks out to bat.
Shakib Al Hasan to Mirwais Ashraf
OUT! Ashraf perishes! Quicker one on middle and off, Ashraf loooks to clear the long off fence as he lofts his shot which gets the bottom half of the bat and flies high into the air. Sabbir settles under it and takes an easy catch to dismiss Ashraf.
Gets forward in defense to a floated ball on off.
SIX! Smoked! Floated ball on off, Ashraf gets down on one knee and slogs it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.