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Afghanistan vs Bangladesh - 2nd T20I

Series: Afghanistan v Bangladesh in India, 2018
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Date: 05 June 2018

Afghanistan 135/4 (18.5 Ovs) RR: 7.17 | Afghanistan won by 6 wkts

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Another Afghanistan victory, another Rashid Khan special. Doesn't he get bored of this? Incredible form he is in for a while now and let's see if any team/batsman can come up with a successful plan to counter him. The other big name, Nabi, also showed his class tonight and that means that the final game of the series will be a dead rubber. Bangladesh will hope to salvage some pride while the Afghanistan boys will want to keep the momentum going and affect a whitewash. Hope you enjoyed all the coverage tonight. This is Hariprasad signing off on behalf of Akshay and Raju. Goodnight folks!

Rashid Khan, Man of the Match: (On his consistency) The team expects this from me and I try to do to the best of abilities, in bowling as well as fielding and batting. (Regarding bowling in pressure situations) I used to bowl after 11 overs before also, that was the plan and I was mentally ready to bowl in the middle and also in the death overs. The idea was to bowl that back of a length and put pressure on the batsmen. (On his triple-strike) It was a crucial time to take their wickets, we know how good they are. Just kept things simple and it worked. Thanks to the crowd for their support in the two games. Hope to see the same for the third game as well.

Asghar Stanikzai: We know our strengths, especially in T20I in both batting and bowling. They showed their class, we knew the spinners would enjoy the pitch and they helped us seize the momentum. Thank you very much, thanks to all the fans for coming here and making us feel like playing in Kabul.

Shakib Al Hasan: I thought we bowled and fielded well. We were 15-20 runs short, kept losing wickets after the good start we had. They kept the pressure on us in the middle overs and we lost wickets. Couldn't get to a good score and that's where the match was lost. He (Rashid) bowled really well, both the games. They've got some world class spinners and they're doing their job. We need to come up with better plans against them. They (Bangladeshi bowlers) executed their plan well today, overall we bowled really well. In these kind of pitches, 135 is hard to defend but the credit goes to the boys for trying hard.

Time for the presentations.

23:09 Local Time: What a frenetic finish! These low-scoring chases can often backfire for the chasing side if they take things too lightly and it nearly happened for Afghanistan. Their top three took their time, especially Ghani on a sluggish pitch as the Bangladesh bowlers stuck to their task despite not having enough runs on the board. The required run rate started to climb and one got the feeling that Afghanistan were digging themselves into a hole. However, Shenwari, promoted to number 3 started the attack towards the slog overs and then it was Nabi, who held his nerve to clinically complete the chase with seven balls to spare. Bangladesh would rue their batting performance, they were about 15-20 short and that made all the difference eventually.

18.5
6
Rubel to Nabi, SIX, Nabi finishes it off in style! What a blitzkrieg from the seasoned all-rounder! We thought this would go down to the wire but he had other ideas. Went bang, bang, bang to end the game in a flash. Slightly back of a length, this delivery, Nabi just backs away and flat-bats it into the skies. Very high but also comfortably over the ropes straight down the ground. Afghanistan seal the series
18.4
4
Rubel to Nabi, FOUR, slashed away! Nabi wants to finish this in a hurry. Shortish and this is the normal pace delivery, he backs away to slice it easily over short third man. Just 6 needed now!
18.3
0
Rubel to Nabi, no run, slower and short, Nabi is caught by surprise as he sways away from the line
18.2
6
Rubel to Nabi, SIX, this has been smashed over cow corner! Cometh the hour, cometh the man, Nabi. He's taken the sting out of this chase with just two shots. Length ball, allows him to swing across the line and he makes cracking contact to clear the ropes. Top stroke! 10 off 10 needed now!
18.1
4
Rubel to Nabi, FOUR, nonchalance from Nabi! How coolly has he struck this. Backs away a touch and Rubel responds by going full, drilled straight over the bowler's head. One bounce into the fence. Perfect start to the over for Afghanistan

Rubel Hossain [3.0-0-18-1] is back into the attack

Shafiqullah Shafiq, right handed bat, comes to the crease

20 needed off 12. Massive over coming up. Unless Bangladesh can pick a wicket, I guess Afghanistan can wrest control of the chase.

17.6
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Shenwari, out Bowled!! Huge shout from Mosaddek, he has his revenge and it's a big wicket. Floated up very full on middle and off, Shenwari wanted to repeat the previous lofted stroke but couldn't get under it. The ball just brushed the bail en route to Rahim. The umpires just wanted to confirm whether it was actually a bowled dismissal, replays confirm it with ease. Has the wicket come too late for Bangladesh though? Shenwari b Mosaddek Hossain 49(41) [4s-2 6s-3]

Mosaddek Hossain to Shenwari, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

This is bizarre. Shenwari seems to be bowled and is already walking as well. The umpires want to check it though, just to be sure. Clearly gone!

17.5
6
Mosaddek Hossain to Shenwari, SIX, it's Shenwari's night, that's for sure. Another powerful strike into the stands. It was fired well outside off, he still managed to fetch it and mauled it with some serious power. Comfortably over long-on
17.4
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Nabi, 1 run, another mistimed hoick. On the shorter side and Nabi goes hard at it. Drags it to deep mid-wicket
17.3
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Shenwari, 1 run, uppish but doesn't carry to long-on. Flattish and short, Shenwari's flat-batted hit doesn't have the required elevation
17.2
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Shenwari, no run, massive LBW appeal! Not given. Probably just spun a bit too much. Fullish off break and Shenwari could not connect the sweep, pinged on the pads. Rahim and Mosaddek shrieked as much as they could in the appeal, doesn't go their way
17.1
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Nabi, 1 run, flatter and dragged short, Nabi was down the track for the slog. Mistimes it to long-on

29 needed off 18 now.

16.6
4
Shakib to Shenwari, FOUR, innovative stuff from Shenwari and he finds the fence. That'll do nicely for Afghanistan, these two are slowly starting to gain control of this chase. Goes for the reverse paddle scoop, it's predetermined but he still manages to pull it off. Not exactly off the middle, doesn't matter as it clears short third man comfortably
16.5
0
Shakib to Shenwari, no run, another bottom-edge, almost a replica of the previous ball. Shenwari wanted to cut it away but could only drag it back to the bowler
16.4
0
Shakib to Shenwari, no run, wanted to cut this away but it skids off the track and forced a bottom edge that rolls to cover
16.3
2
Shakib to Shenwari, 2 runs, flatter and around middle, powered away by that strong bottom-hand through mid-wicket. In the gap and another brace
16.2
1
Shakib to Nabi, 1 run, Nabi wanted the second run but Shenwari isn't interested. Steps down the track to whip this away, Shakib adjusted by shortening the length. Clipped towards mid-wicket
16.1
1
Shakib to Shenwari, 1 run, thrown up invitingly outside off, driven down to long-off for a single

Shakib Al Hasan [3.0-0-29-0] is back into the attack

15.6
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Shenwari, 1 run, sliding in from outside off, cutting it away towards sweeper cover
15.5
6
Mosaddek Hossain to Shenwari, SIX, that's a cracking shot! He was slightly off balance while playing this shot, doesn't matter as he has too much power. Fractionally short, Shenwari sits back and clouts the pull over deep backward square leg. Afghanistan just need one boundary an over from here, they are getting it for the moment
15.4
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Shenwari, no run, tries to be too cheeky, does Shenwari but misses. Tries the paddle scoop and it's predetermined, doesn't get the length and misses
15.3
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Nabi, 1 run, in the air....just short of long-on. Flatter on a good length, Nabi looks to flat-bat it in the air but couldn't quite get the leverage
15.2
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Shenwari, 1 run, quicker and around middle, whipped away towards deep mid-wicket
15.1
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Shenwari, no run, huge appeal for LBW, Rahim is extremely confident but not given. Sliding down leg. Quicker off break and Shenwari was on the back foot for the pull. Couldn't connect
14.6
1
Nazmul Islam to Shenwari, 1 run, pushed through quicker, Shenwari sits back and works it towards deep mid-wicket
14.5
1
Nazmul Islam to Nabi, 1 run, tossed up around middle and off, chipped aerially down the ground to long-on
14.4
0
Nazmul Islam to Nabi, no run, slows it down considerably, keeps it on middle and off. Nabi backed away a bit but was forced to defend
14.3
4
Nazmul Islam to Nabi, FOUR, good batting, didn't try to overhit this, just chose his spot well. Too straight in line and full as well, Nabi just connects the sweep and gets it well wide of short fine leg. Rahim isn't amused with the delivery
14.2
1
Nazmul Islam to Shenwari, 1 run, attacks the stumps with a quicker slider, flicked away through square leg
14.2
1
Nazmul Islam to Shenwari, wide, fired flat and well outside off, too wide though as Shenwari makes a leave
14.1
1
Nazmul Islam to Nabi, 1 run, soft leading edge but well past Nazmul and it rolls down to long-on. Floated up around middle and leg, Nabi wanted to flick it away but couldn't control it

Nazmul Islam [3.0-2-5-0] is back into the attack

The required run rate has snaked past 9 rpo

13.6
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Nabi, 1 run, quicker this time but again on that good length, Nabi punches it down to long-on to get off the mark
13.5
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Nabi, no run, slower off break on a good length, punched off the back foot towards mid-wicket

Mohammad Nabi, right handed bat, comes to the crease

13.4
0
Mosaddek Hossain to Stanikzai, out Stumped!! The skipper departs. Wanted to force the pace against the part-time spinner and as it happens so often in such scenarios, it's the bowler who emerges victorious. Was a false shot to be honest, floated up nicely but Stanikzai had to fetch it from well outside off. He just went down the track and tried slogging across the line. Missed and Rahim did the rest. Wasn't as easy a stumping as I thought in normal motion but Bangladesh have another big wicket. Stanikzai st Rahim b Mosaddek Hossain 4(8)

Mosaddek Hossain to Stanikzai, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!!

Stumping appeal. Rahim is confident and I think Shenwari is a goner. Yes, he is. Only just though but that's enough

13.3
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Shenwari, 1 run, floated up around middle and leg, worked away towards deep mid-wicket
13.2
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Stanikzai, leg byes, 1 run, optimistic shout for LBW but Stanikzai was way down the track. Wanted to whip across the line, couldn't connect as it shot through low off the pitch. They sneak a leg bye
13.1
1
Mosaddek Hossain to Shenwari, 1 run, starts with a flattish off break, worked away off the back foot to deep mid-wicket

Mosaddek Hossain, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

59 needed off 42, it's getting closer folks. Another bowling change, another spinner comes on

12.6
0
Shakib to Stanikzai, no run, floated up outside off, Stanikzai opens the bat face to guide this towards short third man. Wants the single but won't get it
12.5
1
Shakib to Shenwari, 1 run, slower and quite wide outside off, too short and it's cut away through point
12.4
1
Shakib to Stanikzai, 1 run, drifting in around middle and leg, worked away down to long-on for a single
12.3
0
Shakib to Stanikzai, no run, skidding into Stanikzai from a good length, gets a bottom edge on the defensive stroke
12.2
2
Shakib to Stanikzai, 2 runs, good work by the man at deep mid-wicket, had to cover a good amount of ground and does so to save a couple. Slower and full outside off, Stanikzai drags the sweep through the gap at square leg
12.1
1
Shakib to Shenwari, 1 run, starts with a shortish slider, crunched down towards long-off

Shakib Al Hasan [2.0-0-24-0] is back into the attack

The skipper brings himself back on.

11.6
1
Mahmudullah to Shenwari, 1 run, fired in around middle and leg, worked away towards mid-wicket where it is stopped well
11.5
6
Mahmudullah to Shenwari, SIX, hammered away! Once again, it's Shenwari who releases the pressure with a big shot. Too short from Mahmudullah and it's pulled off the back foot. Went high in the air but also had enough wings to clear long-on. Timely boundary for Afghanistan
11.4
0
Mahmudullah to Shenwari, no run, slight mix up, Stanikzai gets back in time. Flatter and outside off, punched sweetly towards cover where the fielder puts in a good diving stop. Couldn't gather cleanly initially and that caused the mix up
11.3
1
Mahmudullah to Stanikzai, 1 run, tries a quickish leg break, a bit short and wide as well. Allows Stanikzai to cut it towards deep point
11.2
0
Mahmudullah to Stanikzai, no run, good stop by Mahmudullah, diving to his right in his followthrough. Tossed up nicely, flicked away by Stanikzai but couldn't get it past the bowler
11.1
1
Mahmudullah to Shenwari, 1 run, flatter and skidding outside off, punched towards the vacant mid-off region for a single

Mahmudullah, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

While stopping that, Rubel seems to have hurt himself a bit. The physio is out there to check with the pacer. He's walking off the field.

10.6
1
Rubel to Shenwari, 1 run, very full and outside off, drilled hard but Rubel gets a hand on this and deflects it towards mid-off. Rubel is down straightaway in pain
10.5
0
Rubel to Shenwari, no run, this was very, very close! Rubel cannot believe that this hasn't been given. Full and angling into Shenwari, he misses the flick and is pinged on the pads. Was pinned on the crease, it did look very close. On replays, looked a marginal call, one that could have gone either way. Bangladesh needed that badly though, Rubel is gutted as he walks back towards his bowling mark with a wry smile
10.4
4
Rubel to Shenwari, FOUR, much-needed for Afghanistan. The boundaries had dried up in recent overs and now a wicket just fell to add to their woes. Shenwari breaks the shackles though, a short ball too many perhaps and he picks it early. Didn't bother keeping the pull down, didn't have to either as he found the gap at mid-wicket

Asghar Stanikzai, right handed bat, comes to the crease

10.3
0
Rubel to Usman Ghani, out Caught by Soumya Sarkar!! Ghani perishes to the pressure! An excellent passage of play for Bangladesh and their discipline has rewarded them with a wicket. The well-set Ghani has to go. Short of a length delivery, he wanted to flat-bat it away but couldn't get it over the infield. Easy for Sarkar at mid-off who just has to amble across to his left. This game is wide open, folks. Could turn on its head soon if Afghanistan don't show intent. Usman Ghani c Soumya Sarkar b Rubel 21(31) [4s-1]

Rubel to Usman Ghani, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

10.2
1
Rubel to Shenwari, 1 run, banged in short once more, this is directed towards Shenwari who pulls it down to fine leg
10.1
0
Rubel to Shenwari, no run, sharp bouncer, Shenwari had to fetch it from outside off and cannot connect the pull

Halfway mark in the chase. Afghanistan have wickets in the bank but the required run rate is creeping and this doesn't seem to be a pitch where you can start blasting. Scoring against the older ball seems tougher

9.6
1
Abu Hider to Shenwari, 1 run, another shortish length delivery, these are holding up onto the surface a bit and Bangladesh's pacers are feasting on that spot for now. Another mistimed pull, this time to deep mid-wicket
9.5
1
Abu Hider to Usman Ghani, 1 run, dug in short once more, Rony seems to have found the pace and lengths for this pitch. Ghani cannot quite time the pull well, gets it to deep square leg
9.4
0
Abu Hider to Usman Ghani, no run, slow off cutter outside off, Ghani dabbed gently towards point where the fielder attacks the ball to prevent the single
9.3
1
Abu Hider to Shenwari, 1 run, another short ball that's sticking onto the pitch slightly. Shenwari mistimes the pull over mid-wicket towards the deep
9.2
1
Abu Hider to Usman Ghani, 1 run, back of a length and keeps a shade low, pulled away towards deep mid-wicket for a single
9.1
0
Abu Hider to Usman Ghani, no run, good ball, very full and outside off, jammed out towards extra cover

This is a pattern you generally see with these low scoring games. Afghanistan can take their time with this target but the required run rate has started to climb a bit. They cannot afford to take it easy just yet, need to break the game open earlier. Bangladesh still in the hunt.

8.6
0
Rubel to Shenwari, no run, full and fast around off, dug out towards the man at cover. Really tidy over from Rubel
8.5
0
Rubel to Shenwari, no run, huge appeal for a catch from Rahim, but the umpire denies. Good short ball that slightly went down leg, Shenwari couldn't get the pull away. Bangladesh thought there was a faint edge or glove perhaps, nothing doing
8.4
2
Rubel to Shenwari, 2 runs, a bit too short and Shenwari is quick to pounce on it. Pulls it aerially through mid-wicket, found the gap and could have got a boundary but Mosaddek in the deep covered good ground to his left. Saved a brace
8.3
1
Rubel to Usman Ghani, 1 run, sharp bumper, hurried onto Ghani who swivelled on the pull. Took a bit of the glove en route towards fine leg
8.2
0
Rubel to Usman Ghani, no run, slower this time and attacking the stumps, worked on the leg-side and the mid-wicket fielder is at it again, easy stop this time though
8.1
0
Rubel to Usman Ghani, no run, good stop at mid-wicket, saved a few runs there. It was a half volley on the pads and was flicked sweetly by Ghani

Rubel Hossain [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack

Change of ends for Rubel

7.6
0
Abu Hider to Shenwari, no run, slower bouncer, probably took Shenwari by surprise and he ducked under it
7.5
1
Abu Hider to Usman Ghani, 1 run, slower back of a length delivery, angling into Ghani who works it with the slant towards square leg
7.4
1
Abu Hider to Shenwari, 1 run, tight single but easily done in the end. Back of a length and didn't rise much as Shenwari went for the pull. Got an inner edge onto the midriff. Late call for the single and Rony did well in his followthrough to fire a direct hit at the keeper's end. He was midair while throwing it, still hit the target. Was referred upstairs but Usman Ghani had put in the dive and it saved him comfortably

Run out referred upstairs. Great effort by Rony in his followthrough to fire the direct hit. Has Ghani reached it? Yes, comfortably as the dive saved him

7.3
1
Abu Hider to Usman Ghani, 1 run, slower ball and Ghani picks it early, glances it towards fine leg. Searched for the second run but it wasn't there
7.3
1
Abu Hider to Usman Ghani, wide, tries the bumper but loses his radar, slips it well down leg and Ghani cannot connect the pull
7.2
2
Abu Hider to Usman Ghani, 2 runs, 'two' was the call from Ghani instantly and although there was a minor pause, they took the second easily. Full and angling into the pads, worked away through square leg in the gap
7.1
0
Abu Hider to Usman Ghani, no run, stifled appeal for caught behind but no bat there. Probably a cutter from Rony on a good length, Ghani wanted to run it down to third man, misses
6.6
0
Nazmul Islam to Shenwari, no run, tossed up generously, Shenwari presses forward and blocks with a straight bat
6.5
1
Nazmul Islam to Usman Ghani, 1 run, milking the singles, these two. Drifting in from a good length, Ghani sits back and pats it down to long-off
6.4
1
Nazmul Islam to Shenwari, 1 run, slower and a trifle short, slammed off the back foot towards wide long-off
6.3
1
Nazmul Islam to Usman Ghani, 1 run, accurate from Nazmul, stump-to-stump line and it's quite flat as well, Ghani can only punch it down to long-on
6.2
1
Nazmul Islam to Shenwari, 1 run, floated up around middle and leg, quite full and Shenwari nudges it towards square leg
6.1
1
Nazmul Islam to Usman Ghani, 1 run, first runs off Nazmul, he's been really tidy so far. A slider that's a touch short, punched down to long-off

Nazmul Islam [2.0-2-0-0] is back into the attack

5.6
0
Abu Hider to Shenwari, no run, fuller and outside off, Shenwari walks into the drive and finds mid-off in the way
5.5
0
Abu Hider to Shenwari, no run, short of length and Shenwari is on the hop to play the pull, drags it off the toe-end into the thigh pad and the ball rolls to the right of Abu Hider, Shenwari is sent back on the single

Samiullah Shenwari, right handed bat, comes to the crease

5.4
0
Abu Hider to Mohammad Shahzad, out Lbw!! Abu Hider provides the breakthrough for Bangladesh. Shahzad's luck runs out. He's trapped plumb in front. Nothing but a straight delivery from the left-armer, kept coming in with the angle, Shahzad stays rooted to the crease and plays all round it, wanted to work it into the on-side, beaten on the inside edge and struck in front of off-stump. Easy call for the umpire. Mohammad Shahzad lbw b Abu Hider 24(18) [4s-4 6s-1]

Abu Hider to Mohammad Shahzad, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

5.4
2
Abu Hider to Usman Ghani, 2 wides, errs in line and sprays it down leg, well away from Ghani's attempted glance and Rahim dives to his left to make a half stop, two extras gifted away
5.3
0
Abu Hider to Usman Ghani, no run, bouncer and Ghani decides to duck under, flies over middle and leg
5.2
0
Abu Hider to Usman Ghani, no run, on a length around off, blocked with an angled bat to backward point
5.1
2
Abu Hider to Usman Ghani, 2 runs, round the wicket and slanting into the pads, clipped backward of square leg for a brace

Abu Hider Rony, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

4.6
6
Shakib to Mohammad Shahzad, SIX, that's a superb shot. Not the easiest one to play. Shakib shortens his length and gets it to slide on with the angle, Shahzad stays leg-side of the ball and plays a back foot punch with a straight bat, sending the ball well over the wide long-on fence
4.5
1
Shakib to Usman Ghani, 1 run, flighted and Ghani kneels down to fetch the slog sweep from outside off, not off the middle and goes straight to deep mid-wicket
4.4
1
Shakib to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, comes down the track and whips the drifter to deep mid-wicket
4.3
0
Shakib to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, quicker and arrowing in on off, blocked
4.2
4
Shakib to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, anything tossed up and Shahzad is going for it, Shakib gets it to dip right in front of Shahzad, but the keeper doesn't hold back, bends low and swats it over his partner. Long-on was brought in for Shahzad as they have a man at long-off
4.1
1
Shakib to Usman Ghani, 1 run, flatter and angling in, punched along the ground to long-on

Shakib Al Hasan [1.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack

3.6
0
Rubel to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, jumps out of the crease and Rubel keeps it close to Shahzad this time, just a soft nudge to mid-wicket and Shahzad does not want the single
3.5
1
Rubel to Usman Ghani, 1 run, short of length and Ghani pulls without any conviction to the right of mid-on
3.4
1
Rubel to Mohammad Shahzad, leg byes, 1 run, now follows a backing away Shahzad and pings on the pad as he misses the whip, Ghani calls his partner through for the run
3.3
4
Rubel to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, french cut and lady luck is favoring Shahzad today. Good length ball zips in and cramps Shahzad for room, he still goes through with the forceful shot and the inside edge shaves past leg-stump
3.2
4
Rubel to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, wow! That's just a slap. Walked down the wicket and Rubel rightly shortened his length, but the room Shahzad had made allowed him to free his arms and smash it over the infield. One bounce and into the fence
3.1
0
Rubel to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, back of a length around off, Shahzad punches it timidly to cover

Rubel Hossain, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

2.6
0
Nazmul Islam to Usman Ghani, no run, two maidens for Nazmul Islam. That is a very rare sight in T20 cricket. His mates run up and pat him on the back. Drifting on the pads, glanced straight to short fine leg
2.5
0
Nazmul Islam to Usman Ghani, no run, flatter and on off, Ghani knocks it to the right of Nazmul
2.4
0
Nazmul Islam to Usman Ghani, no run, trifle short and not short enough to play the cut, chopped in front of backward point
2.3
0
Nazmul Islam to Usman Ghani, no run, sliding on with the arm, nudged only as far as mid-wicket. Still no runs off Nazmul Islam
2.2
0
Nazmul Islam to Usman Ghani, no run, slower and Ghani watchfully defends it into the off-side
2.1
0
Nazmul Islam to Usman Ghani, no run, tossed up around off, Ghani drives it to cover, straight to the fielder
1.6
1
Shakib to Usman Ghani, 1 run, flatter and on off, punched down to long-on
1.5
1
Shakib to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, fraction short and outside off, Shahzad cuts and there is an important intervention near cover-point, the fielder dived to his left and made a half stop
1.4
4
Shakib to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, Shahzad's turn to take on Shakib. Makes room as he sees the flight on the delivery, waits for it to land and lofts it inside out over extra cover, one bounce and into the fence
1.3
1
Shakib to Usman Ghani, 1 run, quicker and sliding in, punched past the diving mid-wicket fielder, single to long-on
1.2
4
Shakib to Usman Ghani, FOUR, dragged back length and Ghani makes Shakib pay for that, it was around off and he back cut that really late, placed it between short third man and backward point to give Afghanistan their first runs
1.1
0
Shakib to Usman Ghani, no run, flighted delivery and Ghani drives it straight to mid-off

Shakib Al Hasan, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

0.6
0
Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, should have been a wicket maiden! But Nazmul Islam has to settle with a maiden. Drifting in from round the wicket and Shahzad can only work it to mid-wicket
0.5
0
Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, fraction short and Shahzad cuts it to extra cover, can't beat the packed off-side field
0.4
0
Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocked off the front foot
0.3
0
Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, dropped? Nazmul Islam thinks so. He has his hands on his head. Rahim the culprit. Slower and turning away, Shahzad has a poke at that and there was a definite edge, Rahim tried to grab it and ends up spilling it. Would have been the perfect start
0.2
0
Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, bit of air and this time Shahzad stretches forward to defend
0.1
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Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, starts with a flatter delivery on off, Shahzad respects it with a straight bat block

Mohammad Shahzad and Usman Ghani are at the crease. Mohammad Shahzad is on strike. Nazmul Islam will open the attack