That's all we have from this match. Do join us tomorrow at 1330 IST for the much awaited clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan. Until then, it's good bye and cheers!!!
Samiullah Shenwari bags the Man of the Match award for his all-round contribution. Says that it's the team work and everyone should be credited for the win. He tells that the plan with Stanikzai was to take it till the end. Regarding his bowling, he replied he has worked hard on it and it paid off.
Afghanistan just carried the momentum they got while batting into their bowling and got a fine start. Mominul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim kept the chase on track for Bangladesh and then Naeem Islam also batted well with Nasir Hossain. When it seemed that the home side had the edge, Afghanistan roared back with a team hat-trick which completely changed the landscape of this match. Ziaur Rahman threatened for a while with his whirlwind 22-ball 41 but he failed to take his side beyond the finish line. It was a team effort from the Afghani bowlers and everyone contributed to the cause. They now are off the mark in the tournament and it's going to be extremely tough for Bangladesh from here on.
Historic moment for Afghanistan! They have beaten a Test playing nation and are absolutely delighted. They gained momentum in this match pretty late as they once were struggling while batting and were in danger of getting bowled out cheaply. But all thanks to the pair of Shenwari and Stanikzai who batted exceedingly well in the death overs to post a challenging total on the board.
Mohammad Nabi to Rubel Hossain
OUT! Afghanistan win by 32 runs! Tossed up delivery on middle, Hossain goes down on one knee for the slog sweep across the line but fails to time it well enough. The ball balloons in the air and Mangal at deep mid-wicket takes the catch safely. Massive win for Afghanistan and they are celebrating it calmly.
Bowls it in the blockhole, Rubel digs it out back to the bowler.
Mohammad Nabi to Sohag Gazi
Knocks a full ball down to long on for a single.
Flighted ball outside off, forced to long off for a run.
Floated full ball on middle, Rubel tries to heave it across the line but it comes off the inside edge and goes to short fine leg.
Shapoor Zadran to Sohag Gazi
Again a full ball outside off, Gazi once again takes the bottom hand off the handle and keeps it out to point. 35 off 18!
Outside off, Gazi takes his bottom hand off the handle, pushes at it and misses.
Slants in a fuller ball, around off, Sohag pushes inside the line and misses. The keeper collects the ball and then passes it around. Misplaces it and they cross for a run. The umpire calls it a dead ball. No run given!
Shapoor Zadran to Rubel Hossain
A yorker outside off, Rubel squeezes it out to point and crosses for a single.
Full toss on off, Hossain hits it straight to covers. Missed out on a boundary ball and is checking the bottom part of his bat.
Angles in a full ball from round the wicket, around off, Rubel pushes it off his front foot to mid off.
Slow loopy ball on off, defended off the front foot.
Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
Flatter and shorter on middle, whipped through mid-wicket for a single.
Flicks a full ball nicely through mid-wicket for one.
Spinning down the leg side, Rubel goes back and helps it off his pads to square leg for a single.