Asia Cup Live: Afghanistan Pile Pressure On Bangladesh In Run-Chase

Hashmatullah Shahidi, Gulbadin Naib and Rashid Khan played brilliant individual knocks as Afghanistan posted 255/7 against Bangladesh in the Group B clash at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Thursday. Shahidi (58) notched up a brilliant half-century on top of the order before he was removed by Rubel Hossain. Later, Rashid Khan (57 not out) and Gulbadin Naib (42 not out) contributed crucial runs in the lower order to help Afghanistan post a challenging total. Rashid and Naib also forged an unbeaten 95-run eighth wicket stand. For Bangladesh, their experienced all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan was the pick of the bowlers, returning figures of four for 42. (Play fantasy league and win cash daily) 
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Match 6, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, Sep 20, 2018

  • BAN

    97/6 (31.4)

    3%

  • AFG

    255/7 (50.0)

    97%

Play in Progress

CRR: 3.06

need 159 runs in 110 balls at 8.67 rpo

  • Mosaddek Hossain10 (25)
  • Mehidy Hasan2 (5)
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman 18/1 (6)
  • Rashid Khan 12/2 (5.4)

Live updates of Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, 2018 Asia Cup straight from Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

23:20 IST: Bowled him! Rashid Khan deceives Mahmudullah through his wrong’un. Mahmudullah departs for 27. Bangladesh lose their sixth wicket for 90 runs.

23:09 IST: Maiden over from Rashid Khan. Bangladesh 84/5 after 26 overs. At the same stage Afghanistan were at 107/4.

23:06 IST: Half way down in the Bangladesh innings, 83/5 after 25 overs. Bangladesh need 173 runs to win with five wickets in hand.

22:59 IST: WICKET! Quicker deliver from Rashid Khan traps the big fish, Shakib Al Hasan in front of the stumps. He departs for 32. Hawk-eye shows the ball went on to clip the middle stump. Bangladesh 79/5 after 23.2 overs.

22:51 IST: Huge lbw appeal! Original decision has been given not out. Review taken by Rashid Khan, he trapped Mahmudullah in front of the pads. Decision remains the same, not out given. Ultragedge shows their was no edge from the bat. Hawk-eye showed the ball pitched in line, and umpire’s call, the ball just brushed the leg stump.

22:49 IST: Rashid Khan has been introduced into the attack. He will bowl the 22nd over. Meanwhile, the asking rate has climbed to 6.45. 

22:47 IST: Big over for Bangladesh, 10 runs from it. Bangladesh 69/4 after 21 overs.

22:45 IST: Boundary! Mahmudullah smashes the half-tracker from Samiullah Shenwari towards mid-wicket to the fence. The last boundary from Bangladesh came in the 15th over.

22:44 IST: Boundaries have dried up for Bangladesh. Afghanistan on top of their game, just a single from the over by Mohammad Nabi. Bangladesh 59/4 after 20 overs.

22:38 IST: Another tidy over for Afghanistan, from Mohammad Nabi. Three runs from it. Bangladesh 56/4 after 18 overs. Samiullah Shenwari to bowl the 19th over from the other end.

22:26 IST: Drinks break! Bangladesh 52/4 after 16 overs, need 204 runs to win, with six wickets to spare.

22:20 IST: Boundary! The first boundary for Bangladesh comes in the 15th over (14.2), from the willow of the new batsman Mahmudullah, after he throws his bat at the full length delivery from Gulbadin Naib, which runs all the way to the third man for four runs.

22:17 IST: Bowled! Mohammad Mithun tried to cut the full length delivery from Gulbadin Naib but it ends up hitting the stumps. Mohammad Mithun departs for 2. 

22:09 IST: WICKET! Mominul Haque tried to work the ball drifting down the leg stump from Gulbadin Naib, snick it to hand an easy catch to Mohammad Shahzad. The original decision was given not out by the umpire but Afghanistan take an review and the ultra-edge shows the ball took a snick. Bangladesh lose their third wicket for 39 runs.

22:06 IST: Tidy over from Mohammad Nabi. Bangladesh under pressure, 39/2 after 12 overs.

21:59 IST: Second powerplay – Gulbadin Naib to bowl the 11th over. Bangladesh could only manage 31 runs at the loss of two wickets in the first powerplay.

21:56 IST: Two runs! Shakib Al Hasan drives the full length delivery from Gulbadin Naib towards cover region to pick a couple. The outfield has been really slow at Abu Dhabi, that shot could have traveled all the way to the fence. Bangladesh 25/2 after 9 overs.

21:47 IST: Single from the over by Aftab Alam. Bangladesh 18/2 after seven overs. Afghanistan were at 30/2 at the same stage. 

21:37 IST: WICKET! Aftab Alam shapes the ball in to Liton Das as it traps him in front of the stumps. Original decision stands OUT! Review taken by Bangladesh. Hawk-eye shows the ball pitched in line, impact in line and the ball hitting the top of the stumps. Bangladesh lose all their reviews. Liton Das departs for 6. Bangladesh 17/2 after 4.5 overs.

21:33 IST: WICKET! Nazmul Hossain Shanto gets a thick outside edge to Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s googly, the ball ends straight into the hand of Aftab Alam at short third man. Nazmul departs for 7. Bangladesh 17/1 after 4 overs. Shakib Al Hasan is the new batsman in.

21:24 IST: Mujeeb Ur Rahman gives away five runs in his first over. Bangladesh off to a cautious start, 9/0 after 2 overs. Bangladesh need 245 more runs to win.

21:19 IST: Tidy start from Afghanistan, just four runs from the first over by Aftab Alam. Bangladesh 4/0 after 1 over. Off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman will share the new ball with Aftab.

21:14 IST: Bangladesh openers Liton Das and debutant Nazmul Hossain Shanto are at the crease, to begin the chase. Pacer Aftab Alam has been handed the new ball for Afghanistan.

20:34 IST: End of the innings – Afghanistan 255/7. Bangladesh need 256 runs to win at a required run rate of 5.10.

20:34 IST: Boundary! Rashid Khan goes down the track, makes ample of room for himself and slams the final delivery of the innings by Mashrafe Mortaza for four run towards deep extra cover.

20:30 IST: Boundary! Rashid Khan pulls the full length delivery from Mashrafe Mortaza towards fine leg for four runs. Rubel Hossain made a diving effort to catch the ball but failed to get a hand on it.

20:22 IST: Rashid Khan collects two runs from the free-hit delivery towards deep mid-wicket, full-toss from Mashrafe Mortaza! Afghanistan 229/7 after 48 overs.

20:21 IST: Boundary off a no ball! Rahshid Khan comes down the track to hit the full length delivery from Mashrafe Mortaza over long-off boundary! 

20:16 IST: Boundary! Gulbadin Naib flicks the full length delivery from Abu Hider towards backward square leg for runs. Naib did well to move away from the stumps, use the crease and hit the ball to the fence. The boundary also brings the 50-run partnership between Naib and Rashid Khan for the eighth wicket. Afghanistan 212/7 after 47 overs.

20:09 IST: 200 runs on board for Afghanistan in 45.5 overs. Rashid Khan, hits the ball towards fine leg to pick up a double. The fourth fifty for Afghanistan came in 54 balls.

20:05 IST: SIX! Rashid Khan pulls one, right from the middle of the bat, towards fine leg for a maximum. What a hit from the birthday boy! Rubel has been punished for keeping his ball short. 17 runs from the over. Afghanistan 198/7 after 45 overs.

20:02 IST: Boundary! Gulbadin Naib smashes the full length delivery from Rubel Hossain through deep mid-wicket for four runs.

19:56 IST: Boundary! Rashid Khan sweeps the angled in delivery from Shakib Al Hasan towards square leg to pick four runs. Afghanistan 177/7 after 43 overs.

19:54 IST: Boundary! Gulbadin Naib picks the half-tracker from Abu Hider well and smashes the ball through mid-wicket for four runs. Nine runs from the over, Naib ends it with back-to-back boundaries. Afghanistan 170/7 after 42 overs.

19:47 IST: WICKET! Fourth wicket for Shakib Al hasan. Mohammad Nabi tries to play across the line as the delivery from Shakib traps him in front of the stumps. Nabi departs for 10. Afghanistan 160-7 after 40.5 overs.

19:45 IST: Third powerplay has been taken. Shakib Al Hasan will bowl the 41st over. 3/33 for him already, into his ninth over. He has been outstanding, maintained a tight length, cramped batsmen for room.

19:41 IST: Welcome boundary! Gulbadin Naib plays a straight drive down the ground between mid-on and mid-off to pick up four runs from a full length delivery by Abu Hider. Afghanistan’s first boundary after eight overs.

19:36 IST: Wicket-maiden for Rubel Hossain. Afghanistan 150/6 after 38 overs. 12 overs to go! They are scoring at a run rate of 3.92.

19:31 IST: WICKET! Hashmatullah Shahidi snicks the delivery from Rubel Hossain straight into the gloves of Liton Das behind the stumps. Afghanistan lose their sixth for 150 runs in 37.1 overs. Gulbadin Naib is the new batsman in.

19:29 IST: 150 runs on board for Afghanistan in 36.5 over at the loss of five wickets. Projected score at this rate is 202 runs, if they can bat through the innings.

19:26 IST: Two runs of the first ball. Five dot balls followed from that over by Rubel Hossain. Afghanistan 147/5 after 36 overs.

19:14 IST: WICKET! Shakib Al Hasan scalps his third. Samiullah Shenwari fails to pick up the line, tries to slog sweep across the line, he did not position himself well, never got low to connect with the ball and pays his price. He departs for 18. Mohammad Nabi is the new batsman in. Drinks break has been taken! 

19:06 IST: Half-century for Hashmatullah Shahidi! He brings it in style, sweeps the flighted delivery from Mominul Haque towards backward square leg to find the fence. Shahidi has worked very hard in the heat. He brings up his fifty in 83 deliveries.

19:04 IST: Samiullah Shenwari sweeps, all the way to the boundary towards backward square leg. Shakib Al Hasan bowled a quicker delivery which was picked up well by Shenwari. The pressure looks to be easing a bit on Afghanistan now, 128/4 after 30 overs.

18:54 IST: Six singles from the over bowled by Shakib Al Hasan. Afghanistan 115/4 after 28 overs.

18:49 IST: Boundary! Hashmatullah Shahidi plays a brilliant sweep to hit Mosaddek Hossain’s delivery towards square leg for four runs.

18:44 IST: BOWLED HIM! Asghar Afghan tries to come down the track to play Shakib Al Hasan, the ball hits the stumps from the huge gap exposed between bat and pad. Afghan departs for 8. Afghanistan 101/4 after 25.1 overs. Samiullah Shenwari is the new batsman in.

18:44 IST: Four Byes! Full length delivery from Mosaddek Hossain to Shahidi, travels inbetween the legs of Liton Das, behind the stumps, all the way to the fence. Eight runs from the over, Afghanistan 101/3 after 25 overs.

18:39 IST: Huge caught behind appeal! Mosaddek Hossain looks convinced that Hashmatullah Shahidi has taken an edge, but the umpire thinks otherwise. Ultraedge confirms the ball took the pads before ending into the arms of Liton Das. Afghanistan 88/3 after 23 overs.

18:36 IST: Mosaddek Hossain has been asked to bowl the 23 over by Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza.

18:30 IST: Two runs from Mehidy Hasan in his eighth over. Afghanistan 82/3 after 21 overs.

18:24 IST: WICKET! Mohammad Shahzad tries to hit Shakib Al Hasan over the fence towards long-on but finds Abu Hider, near the fence. Shahzad departs for 37. Afghanistan 79/3 after 19/3 overs. Skipper Asghar Afghan is the new batsman in.

18:22 IST: Three runs from Mehidy Hasan in his seventh over. Afghanistan 74/2 after 19 overs. Shakib Al Hasan to bowl the 20th over.

18:19 IST: Chance of a direct-hit! Mashrafe Mortaza misses the stump by inches, brilliant from Mortaza to collect the ball on his follow through and take a hot at the non-strikers end. Shahidi was way out of the crease. Afghanistan has picked eight runs from that over, 71/2 after 18 overs.

18:10 IST: Lbw appeal from Mehidy Hasan! The ball was clearly pitching outside the line, while he trapped Shahidi in front of the stumps. Drinks break has been taken. Both the teams will look to regroup in the meantime. Afghanistan 63.2 after 17 overs.

18:06 IST: Boundary! Mohammad Shahzad punches the delivery from Mashrafe Mortaza, straight down the ground, well-timed, straight drive, two fielders will give the ball a chase but the ball wins the race.

18:04 IST: Boundary! Hashmatullah Shahidi picks the length delivery from Mehidy Hasan early and hits it towards deep mid-wicket boundary. Much needed four runs for Afghanistan. Afghanistan 54/2 after 15 overs.

17:57 IST: Last 27 balls: Bangladesh have leaked only nine runs. The pressure is piling on Afghanistan. Bangladesh have maintained a disciplined line and length to keep Afghanistan on the backfoot.

17:49 IST: Single from Hashmatullah Shahidi towards long-off to end the over. Afghanistan 38/2 after 11 overs. Mashrafe Mortaza to bowl the 12th over.

17:47 IST: Bangladesh are keeping it tight, another one run over from Abu Hider Rony. Afghanistan 37/2 after 10 overs.

17:42 IST: Tidy over from Mehidy Hasan. Just a single from it. Afghanistan 36/2 after 9 overs. Abu Hider Rony to continue from the other end into his fifth over.

17:40 IST: Three runs! Full toss delivery for Hider after bowling four dot balls straight and Hashmatullah Shahidi drives it towards deep square to pick three runs. The outfield is too slow. Afghanistan 34/2 after 8 overs.

17:35 IST: Mehidy Hasan gives away two singles his first over. Afghanistan 30/2 after seven overs. The debutant Abu Hider Rony to continue in his first spell from the other end. He has scalped two already, looks charged up!

17:32 IST: First bowling change for Bangladesh. Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan to bowl the seventh over. Tactical change from Mortaza, Hasan will look to pile pressure on the new batsman.

17:28 IST: BOWLED HIM! Abu Hider scalps another, Rahmat Shah opens up the gap between bat and pad while attempting to play a drive. The ball was angling in to him and will go on to hit the stumps. Afghanistan 28/2 after 5.5 overs. Hashmatullah Shahidi is the new batsman in.

17:25 IST: Boundary! Rahmat Shah smashes Rubel Hossain’s short-pitched delivery through the mid-wicket for four runs. Rahmat did well to transfer his weight to the backfoot and time the shot to perfection through the gaps. Nine runs from the over. Bangladesh 28/1 after 5 overs. 

17:18 IST: Boundary! Mohammad Shahzad edges the ball from Abu Hider though the first slip for four runs. Could have been a potential catch with a first slip, in place.

17:16 IST: Double! Rahmat Shah plays it in the gap towards long-on to pick up a couple from Rubel Hossain’s short pitched delivery to end the over. Afghanistan 13/1 after 3 overs.

17:09 IST: WICKET IN THE FIRST OVER OF DEBUT! Ihsanullah Janat tried to smash Abu Hider’s short and wide delivery, hands a catch to Mohammad Mithun inside the circle at cover point.

17:08 IST: Boundary! First for Afghanistan, beautifully timed from the willow of Ihsanullah Janat through the covers and the ball will race away to the fence. The delivery from Hider was bowled wide from the off stump. 

17:07 IST: Debutant Abu Hider will share the new ball from the other end with Rubel Hossain.

17:05 IST: Double! Mohammad Shahzad nudges the ball towards mid-wicket to get himself and Afghanistan off the mark. Afghanistan 2/0 after 1 over.

17:00 IST: Afghanistan opener Mohammad Shahzad takes guard in front of the stumps. Ihsanullah Janat is on the non-strikers end. Rubel Hossain gets the new ball for Bangladesh.

16:57 IST: Premier Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan will take on Bangladesh in the group stage clash on his 20th birthday today. Here’s wishing him a happy birthday! 

16:55 IST: The match officials and the teams have walked out in the centre. The Afghanistan national anthem takes the centre stage, Bangladesh’s will follow. Huge support for both the teams in the stands.

16:40 IST: Bangladesh (Playing XI): Liton Das (w), Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque, Mohammad Mithun, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Abu Hider Rony, Rubel Hossain

16:35 IST: Bangladesh have handed debut caps to Abu Hider Rony and Nazmul Hossain Shanto.

16:35 IST: Afghanistan (Playing XI): Mohammad Shahzad (w), Ihsanullah Janat, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan (c), Hashmatullah Shahidi, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

16:33 IST: “We would have batted first as well. We have made three changes,” says Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza.

16:32 IST: “We will bat first. Shamiullah Shenwari is playing today. That’s the only change. I think it will be a good batting track and we are looking at a score around 250,” says Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan, during the toss.

16:30 IST: Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan wins toss, opts to bat against Bangladesh

16:25 IST: Five minutes to toss: Afghanistan all-rounder Rahmat Shah will play his 50th ODI.

16:10 IST: Last meeting: Bangladesh had won the One-Day International (ODI) series 2-1 against Afghanistan in 2016.

16:00 IST: Hello and welcome to the live commentary from the Group B match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan. 

Afghanistan and Bangladesh have faced each other five times in ODIs with the latter winning three of those encounters. The last time they faced each other was in 2016 at Dhaka, and Bangladesh had registered a 141-run win over Afghanistan.

Bangladesh Squad: Liton Das(w), Mohammad Mithun, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mominul Haque, Ariful Haque, Nazmul Islam, Abu Hider Rony, Nazmul Hossain Shanto

Afghanistan squad: Asghar Afghan (c), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Ihsanullah Janat, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmat Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Najibullah Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Aftab Alam, Samiullah Shinwari, Munir Ahmad Kakar (wk), Sayed Ahmad Sherzad, Sharafudin Ashraf, Yamin Ahmadzai

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