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Afghanistan vs Bangladesh - 3rd T20I

Series: Afghanistan v Bangladesh in India, 2018
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Date: 07 June 2018

Bangladesh 144/6 (20 Ovs) RR: 7.20 | Afghanistan won by 1 run

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The red ball holds a new challenge for them, but for now, the night belongs to Afghanistan. What a fantastic Test side this could potentially become! Bangladesh, on the other hand, have some tough questions to answer as their batting line-up, known to dominate spin, has been found wanting against the Mujeeb-Rash duo. So that's that folks! This is an entranced Rishi Roy, bidding you good night on behalf of Akshay Maanay and Raju Peethala! Stay tuned to Cricbuzz for the latest in cricket, always. Ciao!

Stanikzai receives the trophy for Afghanistan, and the rest of the team joins him up on the podium! There are 7 days left for the entire Afghanistan XI to make their Test debuts, and they have a made a good start, by clean-sweeping a Test-playing nation comprehensively in the subcontinent (albeit, with the white ball).

Stanikzai: It was a great preparation for the Test (against India). If you can beat a Test playing team even in T20, it automatically increases the morale. The boys did really well. When the team is in form, everything seems to go really well. Thanks to the CM. I thank the crowd who made the ground beautiful and I really appreciate the noise you made in this series.

Shakib: We were better than the first two games. But disappointing the way we played this series and we need to come up with better plans. We restricted them to a reasonable total. We are a good enough batting side to chase that, but in the middle overs we conceded too much and that costed us. Mushfiq and Mahmudullah did really well, but we need to know how to close it off. They have some quality spinners and they were the better side on the night.

Rashid Khan, Man of the Series: Quite happy with the performance, and the best part is that we won. I'm focused on looking at the positives, and thankfully it worked out for me. The ball was gripping a little, and if I bowled in the good length area, it was turning quite a bit. I just try to bowl googlies and leg-breaks and enjoy the game, and enjoy every ball I bowl. In the last one year, I have tried to stay fit, and improve upon my fitness, which has changed everything. I have managed to contribute in the field, with ball and bat. Thanks to the crowd for coming out here and supporting us.

Mushfiqur Rahim, Man of the Match: We knew how the wicket would behave and we knew it was going to difficult on this track. We were few runs short in the final overs; you can't expect 20-odd runs to be made in the second-last over. Congratulations to Afghanistan, they played well. It's disheartening because even though we lost the series, we were playing for pride. I think 145+ was a par score, especially with a bowling attack like Afghanistan. They exploited the surface very well, and they did well overall in the entire series. Mahmudullah and I managed to build a partnership, but we needed a few more boundaries I think. Even off the last ball, it could have gone either way, but I think these things happen in cricket and we'll look to come back stronger next time.

A pitch that was true first up, but started to slow down during the course of the first innings, allowed Afghanistan to compile 145 with a great deal of character. Bangladesh started off poorly, as they once again struggled against Mujeeb and Nabi, and stooped to their lowest when they managed two identical run-outs in an over. It all looked bleak for the Tigers, until Mushy, their great warrior, bludgeoned five consecutive boundaries in the penultimate over and managed 21 off the over, to bring the equation down to 9 off 6. But Stanikzai had an ace up his sleeve: the world's number one T20I bowler. But the UFF (Unidentified Flying Fielder. Edit: It was Shafiqullah Shafiq) stole the show, and we are still trying to figure out who it was. Saved the game by literally an inch, as even the great Rashid almost conceded a six off the last ball. Spare a thought for Ariful Haque, who nearly pulled off a last-ball six, and missed his knighthood by a kitten's whisker. And of course, for Mushy... Need I say more?

23:35 Local Time: What an extraordinary game of cricket! Bangladesh, a Test playing nation that is yet to come of age, and another nation that is yet to play its first Test. And they have managed to produce a thriller for the ages in Dehradun. After all the wild celebrations from the Afghanistan players, they gather themselves to take a walk around the ground to appreciate the support they have got throughout the series.

19.6
2
Rashid Khan to A Haque, out Mahmudullah Run Out!! 2 runs completed. Afghanistan win by one run. We are about to give you a description for the ages. A flat flipper on middle, a slog-sweep down the ground, it was on its way for six! And the fielder at long-on has just pulled off the unthinkable under pressure. Apparently Afghanistan is new to Test cricket. Nope, they look like they've been playing for centuries! Such calm under pressure. Here's what happened: The ball was on its way for six, but the long-on fielder, running to his left, grabs it and just as his left foot is about to land outside the boundary, he flicks it into the playing area. Great presence of mind, but wait, game's not over! Bangladesh had four to win, and they're running their third at this point, but the fielder from long-off runs in and throws it to the keeper's end, where Shahzad collects it and breaks the stumps with the ferocity befitting a man who needs to vent his frustrations of getting nutmegged. Game - Set - Match to Afghanistan! Mahmudullah run out (Shafiqullah/Nabi/Mohammad Shahzad) 45(38) [4s-3 6s-2]

Rashid Khan to A Haque, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!

Four off one! The field spreads out.

19.5
1
Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah, 1 run, flat and quick on the stumps, and an along-the-ground broom away to deep mid-wicket for a single
19.4
1
Rashid Khan to A Haque, 1 run, full one outside off, Haque tries to loft over the in-field, gets an edge towards short third man for a single
19.3
2
Rashid Khan to A Haque, 2 runs, googly outside off, Haque gets an inside edge as he tries the sweep, the ball nutmegs the keeper, and goes away to fine leg as they pick up a couple

Equation: 8 off 4

19.2
1
Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah, 1 run, down leg again, a sweep, and a tickle to short fine leg for a quick single

Ariful Haque, right handed bat, comes to the crease

19.1
0
Rashid Khan to Rahim, out Caught by Najibullah! Rash, you friggin' beauty! Not the best delivery to be honest, a fullish one on middle, and a hard sweep towards cow corner, and a spectacular catch under pressure by Najibullah who stays low as the ball's trajectory brought it dipping down and collects it calmly. Rahim c Najibullah b Rashid Khan 46(37) [4s-7]

Rashid Khan to Rahim, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Can Rashid defend 9 off 6? This is a thriller in Dehradun! Rashid Khan, the number 1 T20I bowler in the world up against the genius of Mushy!

18.6
1
Karim Janat to Rahim, 1 run, fiiiiinally gets the yorker right, but is it too late. Squeezed out to the bowler as they scramble across for a single
18.5
4
Karim Janat to Rahim, FOUR, are you kidding me? Full one, low full-toss on off, and - would you believe it - a reverse-sweep for four to deep backward point! Absolutely spiffing display of batting :O
18.4
4
Karim Janat to Rahim, FOUR, this - is - awesome! Another overpitched delivery and Rahim hangs back in the crease, uses his bodyweight to loft it away to the long-off boundary for four. Gets under it, and carts it away for four. That's four in a row...
18.3
4
Karim Janat to Rahim, FOUR, too full this time, half-volley on leg and middle, Rahim is deep in the crease and whip-drives it to the long-off fence with supreme timing for four. Hat-trick of 4s
18.2
4
Karim Janat to Rahim, FOUR, short and into the body this time, Rahim clouts this pull and dispatches it to the deep mid-wicket fence for four. The pressure is on Janat now. The game is on *Sherlock theme music*
18.1
4
Karim Janat to Rahim, FOUR, short, wide, gift, accepted! Makes room and thrashes that to the deep backward point fence for four.

Karim Janat [3.0-0-23-1] is back into the attack

17.6
0
Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah, no run, another blazing fast googly turning into off, no scope for the batsman to take any action but defend, and Rashid bowls yet another inhumanly amazing over under pressure. Just 3 off it.
17.5
0
Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah, no run, pitching outside off, Mahmudullah tries to lap again, misses. Into the kepeer's gloves
17.4
1
Rashid Khan to Rahim, 1 run, googly outside off, Rahim stands his ground and is cramped for room, chops a cut to deep backward point for a single
17.3
0
Rashid Khan to Rahim, no run, Rahim gets across the line to sweep, hit on the pad as he misses. Appeal, but struck outside the line of off-stump
17.2
1
Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah, 1 run, another full one, no turn, a tap to cover for another quick single.
17.1
1
Rashid Khan to Rahim, 1 run, googly turning in, crouched stance, and a dab to point for a single

Equation: 33 to win off 18. Or as my esteemed colleague Vineet would call it, "requirement for Nagin dance".

16.6
4
Aftab Alam to Mahmudullah, FOUR, poor, poor delivery! An off-stump half-volley, served on a platinum platter for Mahmudullah, whose eyes lit up as it just lofted it through the line to the long-off fence for four. Pressure still on Bangladesh, but a few units less
16.5
2
Aftab Alam to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, Mahmudullah tries to make room outside off, Alam follows him, a pull and a tickle off the bat, away past the keeper towards fine leg for a couple
16.4
6
Aftab Alam to Mahmudullah, SIX, full-toss, deserved the punishment, Mahmudullah opens up his stance and slogs it over deep mid-wicket for six. 50 partnership up!
16.3
2
Aftab Alam to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, well-nigh yorker length on middle, whipped away expertly to deep mid-wicket for a brace. Well picked up by Rashid Khan
16.2
0
Aftab Alam to Mahmudullah, no run, short one, a bit of off-cut on it, Mahmudullah tries to hook and misses as the ball goes down leg-side. The batsman is furious that it wasn't given as a wide
16.1
1
Aftab Alam to Rahim, leg byes, 1 run, length ball angling in towards leg, Rahim makes room and tries to slug it away over mid-wicket on one knee. Hits his pad and lobs into the off-side as they steal a leg-bye. Stifled appeal, but going down leg
15.6
1
Rashid Khan to Rahim, leg byes, 1 run, topspinner angled in at leg-stump, Rahim misses the glance off the back foot as it lobs up off the pad. Huge appeal for LBW, but a tad too much overspin on that, I reckon. Going over the stumps for sure. Might've missed leg too.
15.5
1
Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah, 1 run, another leg-break just a fraction wide outside off, and a late-cut away to short third man for a single
15.4
0
Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah, no run, fast leg-break on off and turning sharply away, Mahmudullah reads it off the pitch whilst on the back foot and wristily taps it back to the bowler
15.3
1
Rashid Khan to Rahim, 1 run, a bit of flight, in the slot, and a slog-sweep to deep mid-wicket for a single
15.2
0
Rashid Khan to Rahim, no run, flat again, fired on middle and leg, Rahim tries to scoop, misses as it thuds into the keeper's gloves
15.1
4
Rashid Khan to Rahim, FOUR, oh, they've got no choice but this now: take on Rashid. Tossed up outside off, Rahim switches stances and switch-hits/reverse-sweeps (hard to spot grip-changes) to third man for four

Rash is back, presumably to bowl overs 16, 18 and 20. RAJR is 11 now.

14.6
0
Aftab Alam to Mahmudullah, no run, another slower bumper, Mahmudullah waits an eternity for it, tries a jump-slash outside off, misses. Goes to the wicketkeeper on the bounce. Completely deceived, was the batsman
14.5
1
Aftab Alam to Rahim, 1 run, inch-perfect yorker, squeezed out to cover as they scurry across for a single. Cover picks up and tries a direct-hit at the non-striker's end, misses. Where is the bowler?
14.4
1
Aftab Alam to Mahmudullah, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside off, steered away to deep point for a single
14.3
1
Aftab Alam to Rahim, byes, 1 run, ooooh, Rahim misses the pull as this bumper misses everything. Thankfully the helmet too. Shahzad, though, can't collect it on the bounce, as it goes away to fine leg as they collect a bye. Fine leg cuts it off
14.2
1
Aftab Alam to Mahmudullah, 1 run, half-volley on the pads, and whipped away to backward square leg for a single
14.1
1
Aftab Alam to Rahim, 1 run, slower short ball, Rahim pulls off the splice of the bat, lobbed towards fine leg but falls short as they scamper through for one

Aftab Alam [2.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack

13.6
0
Nabi to Mahmudullah, no run, flat and skiddy on off, Mahmudullah gets back in the crease and defends it hurriedly back to the bowler
13.5
2
Nabi to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, yorker length delivery, dug out with an open bat-face square of the wicket for a brace
13.4
6
Nabi to Mahmudullah, SIX, when you can't pick the turn, sweep! Length ball, a hint of turn, a bit of flight, just about in the slot for the slog-sweep, and Mahmudullah obliges to send it over the cow corner fence
13.3
0
Nabi to Mahmudullah, no run, flat down leg this time, Mahmudullah swat-sweeps it whilst standing tall towards short fine leg
13.2
1
Nabi to Rahim, 1 run, this one is tossed up, off-break, Rahim made room and tried to cut it away. No width and is cramped on the cut to point. Another direct-hit at the bowler's end, and it's been sent up to the third umpire. Comfortably in this time, though. Relief for the Tigers
13.1
1
Nabi to Mahmudullah, 1 run, flat one on middle and off, Mahmudullah gets deep in the crease and carves it away towards sweeper cover for a single

Mohammad Nabi [3.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack

12.6
1
Mujeeb to Mahmudullah, 1 run, the googly, from the fingers, so not many revs, hence not much turn, back in the crease goes the batsman, and whips it away to wide long-on for a single
12.5
1
Mujeeb to Rahim, 1 run, full one on middle, clipped away politely to deep mid-wicket for a quick single
12.4
0
Mujeeb to Rahim, no run, flat delivery on the stumps again, tapped back to the bowler
12.3
0
Mujeeb to Rahim, no run, the carom ball, straightening on middle, Rahim tries to turn it away, it stops on him and he gets a leading edge towards the off-side
12.2
1
Mujeeb to Mahmudullah, 1 run, another flat off-break on off, whipped away to mid-wicket for a single
12.1
0
Mujeeb to Mahmudullah, no run, the off-spinner, tapped off the back foot towards cover

Mujeeb Ur Rahman [3.0-0-22-1] is back into the attack

11.6
0
Karim Janat to Rahim, no run, short and wide outside off, but a tad too wide. Just inside the tramline. Rahim tries the jumping upper-cut, but can't quite reach it - misses. Dot ball: as the cliche goes, gold dust
11.5
1
Karim Janat to Mahmudullah, 1 run, full but over-pitched on middle-stump, clipped away off a front-on stance towards mid-on
11.4
0
Karim Janat to Mahmudullah, no run, slower one, almost yorker length, Mahmudullah digs it into the ground as it trundles away towards the keeper
11.3
0
Karim Janat to Mahmudullah, no run, back of a length delivery in the hallway of hesitation outside off, Mahmudullah tries to cut it away, thinking the width is enough, but the subtle seam movement into the right-hander deceives him and he misses
11.2
0
Karim Janat to Mahmudullah, no run, fuller length delivery, much better length in the channel outside off, Mahmudullah steers it towards backward point with an open bat-face
11.1
4
Karim Janat to Mahmudullah, FOUR, terrible line, down leg side, half-volley, just needed to deflect it away. Minimum skill required as a batsman, maximum result on offer. Four bonus runs

Karim Janat [2.0-0-18-1] is back into the attack

10.6
0
Rashid Khan to Rahim, no run, didn't look like this turned much, perhaps the flipper? Did look like that backspinning skidder. Rahim didn't know much about it either as he tried to blind-sweep it. Trundles off the pad back towards the bowler
10.5
1
Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah, 1 run, flat googly again, signature Rash, clipped away to deep mid-wicket for a single
10.4
4
Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah, FOUR, oooh! This one was a zippy bumper of a leg-break, Mahmudullah tried to steer it away with a late-cut, but it got big on him and was in the air for a while. Went past slip's outstretched hand to third man for four
10.3
0
Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah, no run, leg-break, a tad short and flat, sits up, steered towards backward point
10.2
0
Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah, no run, antoher flat trajectory googly on off, pushed back to the bowler's right
10.1
3
Rashid Khan to Rahim, 3 runs, googly down leg, loose delivery, missing his line, tickled away off the back foot towards (very) fine leg for three

Breaking: King Rash into the attack! 86 to win from 60, is the equation. One slip in.

9.6
0
Nabi to Mahmudullah, no run, flat against, on the stumps, pushed back to the bowler
9.5
0
Nabi to Mahmudullah, no run, flatter again, sits up after digging into the pitch, allows Mahmudullah to get on the back foot and punch to mid-wicket
9.4
1
Nabi to Rahim, 1 run, a bit more air, on off, a hint of turn towards middle, tapped to point for a quick single. Tip-and-run stuff. Street cricket special
9.3
1
Nabi to Mahmudullah, 1 run, fuller one, cuts off the angle by reaching out to get to the pitch, turns it away towards long-on for a single
9.2
1
Nabi to Rahim, 1 run, a tad too straight, flat in trajectory, and a little short, Rahim hangs back and closes the face of the bat to tuck it away to backward square leg for a single
9.1
1
Nabi to Mahmudullah, 1 run, flat delivery on off, a hint of turn, Mahmudullah gets back and punches it to long-on for a single

Mohammad Nabi [2.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack

8.6
1
Karim Janat to Mahmudullah, 1 run, full one, a low full toss on the pads in fact, tries to whip it away, but gets a tickle on it to fine leg for a single
8.5
1
Karim Janat to Rahim, 1 run, short of length in the channel outside off, Rahim stands tall and guides that down to third man for a single. Using the pace
8.4
1
Karim Janat to Mahmudullah, 1 run, back of a length delivery just outside off, opens the face of the bat and taps it towards sweeper cover for a single

Mahmudullah, right handed bat, comes to the crease

8.3
0
Karim Janat to Shakib, out Caught by Shenwari!! Are you kidding me? No - frickin - way! Length ball, outside off, Shakib wanted to punish that, came down the wicket, and slapped that towards cover. That was destined to go to the boundary, except wait... there's Shenwari who has dived full-stretch to his right and taken a stunning catch. That's one for the ages! Just grabs it, is shocked that it has stuck, and buries his head in his arms as if his life's purpose has been fulfilled. His teammates surround him with looks of awe on their faces. Shakib c Shenwari b Karim Janat 10(9) [6s-1]

Karim Janat to Shakib, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

8.2
0
Karim Janat to Shakib, no run, tapped to point, they want the single, but Najib is prompt to pick it up and score a direct-hit at the striker's end. He was back in time though. Goes up to the 3rd umpire, and it's a comfortable NOT OUT
8.1
6
Karim Janat to Shakib, SIX, boom! A quickie angling in from round the wicket, and Shakib uses the angle to just play a pick-up whip over deep square leg for six. Oh those days of Jayasuriya!
7.6
0
Aftab Alam to Rahim, no run, another one on a teasing length, nothing given away by the bowler, Rahim makes room and manages a desperate cross-batted excuse for a shot towards mid-off
7.5
0
Aftab Alam to Rahim, no run, the off-cutter on a back of a length, no width on offer, Rahim crouches low and chops it to backward point
7.4
1
Aftab Alam to Shakib, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside off, Shakib makes room and comes down the track, drills a full-blooded drive back past the right of the bowler. Picked up at mid-off as they scamper across for a run
7.3
1
Aftab Alam to Rahim, 1 run, good length and skidding around off, Rahim stays low and steers it to third man for a quick single
7.2
1
Aftab Alam to Shakib, 1 run, attempting the yorker, a low full toss, Shakib gets forward and drives towards the right of cover, and the fielder dives to save it. Another mix-up, but these two are quick and experienced enough to keep their cool
7.1
0
Aftab Alam to Shakib, no run, back of a length and skiddy from round the wicket, cramping Shakib for room, who squeezes a cut out to backward point

Aftab Alam [1.0-0-7-0] is back into the attack

6.6
1
Karim Janat to Shakib, 1 run, fuller and on off, Shakib drives it towards mid-off and sets off for a quick single
6.5
1
Karim Janat to Rahim, 1 run, angled in from a length and Rahim knocks it into the off-side - right between point and cover
6.5
1
Karim Janat to Rahim, wide, the wide yorker cuts the tramline and it is the second wide of the over
6.4
0
Karim Janat to Rahim, no run, fuller and around off, Rahim closes the bat face and gets a soft leading edge to cover
6.3
4
Karim Janat to Rahim, FOUR, cracking shot! Short delivery couple with plenty of width outside off, Rahim waits and back cuts it behind point, the timing was exquisite as the ball raced away to the fence
6.3
1
Karim Janat to Rahim, wide, sprays it well outside off and Rahim lets it pass, pockets the wide
6.2
1
Karim Janat to Shakib, 1 run, good length ball on off, Shakib eases it down to long-on
6.1
0
Karim Janat to Shakib, no run, back of a length and Shakib plays all round it, missed the flick and is rapped on the pads. Appeal for LBW is turned down as the ball had pitched outside leg

Karim Janat, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Another excellent powerplay for Afghanistan. They have not allowed Bangladesh to take off and more importantly have picked up three wickets. Up to these two now to shepherd the innings and avoid the whitewash.

5.6
0
Nabi to Rahim, no run, fraction short and outside off, Rahim cuts and misses. He was undone by the pace on the ball

Shakib Al Hasan, left handed bat, comes to the crease

5.5
0
Nabi to Rahim, out Liton Das Run Out!! You gotta be kidding. This is a replay of Sarkar's wicket. Once again the batsman is ball watching. When the ball goes behind the sticks it is always the non-striker's call, but Rahim was not interested. He tickled this to short fine leg and sold Das down the river. The fielder had been changed because of Janat's poor throw to get rid of Sarkar and it was the right move. Alam picks it up cleanly and throws it on the bounce to Nabi, who didn't have to do much this time. Liton Das run out (Aftab Alam/Nabi) 12(14) [4s-1]

Nabi to Rahim, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!

5.4
2
Nabi to Rahim, 2 runs, a single is turned into two. Rahim works it towards mid-wicket and an eager Shenwari overruns the ball, fails to pick it up and concedes the extra run
5.3
1
Nabi to Liton Das, 1 run, waits for the ball to spin before nudging it in front of square leg, for a single

Mushfiqur Rahim, right handed bat, comes to the crease

5.2
0
Nabi to Liton Das, out Soumya Sarkar Run Out!! Run-out check sent upstairs and Sarkar seems to be struggling. Nabi already knew he had his man and he is right. OUT! Total breakdown in communication. Das whipped it with the turn to short fine and was ball watching. It was Sarkar's call and he was almost near the striker's end when sent back. It is a wayward throw from Janat but Nabi does well to under-arm it onto the stumps. Even a dive from Sarkar could not help him. Soumya Sarkar run out (Karim Janat/Nabi) 15(13) [4s-1 6s-1]

Nabi to Liton Das, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!

5.1
1
Nabi to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, slower through the air and Sarkar plays it well in the end, he does not commit to shot and plays it late on the bounce to the slip fielder, there is a fumble and Das calls his partner through
4.6
1
Mujeeb to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, nurdled with the angle to backward square leg
4.5
0
Mujeeb to Soumya Sarkar, no run, huge shout for LBW but the umpire is unmoved. Might be a good decision in the end. Sarkar is completely foxed by this dipping carrom ball, he wanted to sweep but was left in no man's land trying to avoid being hit by the ball, struck on the boot and the drift from Mujeeb was taking it down leg. The only thing to save him
4.4
6
Mujeeb to Soumya Sarkar, SIX, wow! Second time lucky for Sarkar. He tried one against Nabi and it didn't come off, not this time. He reverses his stance and sweeps it cleanly over third man, went all the way
4.3
0
Mujeeb to Soumya Sarkar, no run, fired in as Sarkar charges down, misses the flick and is struck on the pad
4.2
4
Mujeeb to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR, edged and wide of Nabi. The wrong 'un and Sarkar did not pick it, came down the track and swung blindly at it and the outside edge evaded the outstretched hand of Nabi at slip, raced away to the fence
4.1
2
Mujeeb to Soumya Sarkar, 2 runs, fraction short and the ball refuses to bounce, Sarkar pulls it along the ground to deep mid-wicket and fumble by Najibullah in the deep allows the duo to come back for the second
3.6
0
Nabi to Liton Das, no run, spinning in from outside off and Nabi almost had his man, Das camped back for the cut and chopped it past the off-stump. Nabi had his hands on his head thinking he had his wicket
3.5
1
Nabi to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, drifted in with a round-armish action and Sarkar dabs it in front of backward point, quick single taken
3.4
0
Nabi to Soumya Sarkar, no run, makes room and flashes the drive straight to the extra cover fielder
3.3
0
Nabi to Soumya Sarkar, no run, now tries a fancy reverse sweep, Nabi does not fall for that as he darts it down leg, no contact made
3.2
0
Nabi to Soumya Sarkar, no run, round the wicket and rushing the batsman with a flatter delivery, Sarkar inside edges the pull on the pad and the ball rolls to the left of Nabi

Slip in for Sarkar

3.1
1
Nabi to Liton Das, 1 run, turning in from middle and Das works it with the spin towards short fine leg

Mohammad Nabi, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

2.6
0
Mujeeb to Soumya Sarkar, no run, drags the length back upon seeing Sarkar charge out, the left-hander plays down the wrong line and is struck on the pad. Lucky that he wasn't beaten
2.5
0
Mujeeb to Soumya Sarkar, no run, bit of air on this one and Sarkar watchfully defends it into the off-side

Soumya Sarkar, left handed bat, comes to the crease

2.4
0
Mujeeb to Tamim, out Caught by (sub)Darwish Rasooli!! Smart bowling from the teenager. He was struck for a boundary early in the over, but this time held his nerve and landed it perfectly. Tamim danced down once again but this time with some room, Mujeeb kept it wide of off-stump and made Tamim reach it, the drive is off the toe-end and straight to the extra cover fielder. Tamim c (sub)Darwish Rasooli b Mujeeb 5(6) [4s-1]

Mujeeb to Tamim, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

2.3
0
Mujeeb to Tamim, no run, shortens the length and Tamim punches it to short mid-wicket, straight to the fielder
2.2
4
Mujeeb to Tamim, FOUR, lovely use of the feet. Tamim shimmies down quickly and gets to the pitch of the delivery, then frees his arms to thump it back over Mujeeb, one bounce and into the fence
2.1
1
Mujeeb to Liton Das, 1 run, flighted delivery on off, Das sweeps it along the ground to deep square leg
1.6
0
Aftab Alam to Tamim, no run, on a length close to off, Tamim dabs it with an open bat face to backward point
1.5
1
Aftab Alam to Liton Das, 1 run, good work from Rashid in deep. The back of a length and Das connects neatly with the swivel-pull, through backward square leg and Rashid did well to get there in time, tumbled over and kept it to a single
1.4
4
Aftab Alam to Liton Das, FOUR, that must get him going. Has looked fidgety through his stay. Waits for the short of length delivery and short-arm jabs the pull over mid-wicket, didn't try to hit it hard, just placed it wide of the fielder in the deep
1.3
0
Aftab Alam to Liton Das, no run, steps out of the crease to make his own pace and still is early into the hoick, missed it completely and is struck on the inner thigh
1.2
2
Aftab Alam to Liton Das, 2 runs, just over Nabi. Short of length delivery and the ball does not arrive as Das expected, the pull is off the splice and he just about manages to elude Nabi at mid-on
1.1
0
Aftab Alam to Liton Das, no run, back of a length on off, Das turns it gently to mid-wicket

Aftab Alam, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

0.6
0
Mujeeb to Tamim, no run, flatter and around off, Tamim hangs back and knocks it towards cover
0.5
1
Mujeeb to Liton Das, 1 run, in the air and safe. Das is struggling to pick Mujeeb here. Tries to work this into the on-side and gets a fat leading edge, it was in the air for a long time but away from the mid-wicket fielder
0.4
0
Mujeeb to Liton Das, no run, appeal for LBW. The umpire shakes his head in disapproval. Das comes down the track and fails to meet with the flick, struck right in front of the stumps but since he was down the wicket, the umpire did not rule it in favour of the bowler
0.3
0
Mujeeb to Liton Das, no run, beauty! The wrong 'un and Das did not pick it. His feet went nowhere as he brought his bat down, played down the wrong line and is beaten on the inside edge
0.2
1
Mujeeb to Tamim, 1 run, skids off the surface and Tamim's punch is an inside edge towards square leg
0.2
1
Mujeeb to Tamim, wide, drifts this down leg, Tamim misses the flick
0.1
1
Mujeeb to Liton Das, 1 run, tossed up on middle, Liton pushes it down to long-on

Liton Das and Tamim are at the crease. Liton Das is on strike. Mujeeb will open the attack