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Afghanistan vs Bangladesh - Super Four, Match 4

Series: Asia Cup 2018
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Date: 23 September 2018

Afghanistan 246/7 (50 Ovs) RR: 4.92 | Bangladesh won by 3 runs

commentary

The Bangladeshi fans are still celebrating. They can continue to do so until their side take on Pakistan on Wednesday. It is a virtual semifinal with the winner meeting India. Bangladesh have turned their campaign around. They started it with a win against Sri Lanka, then lost to Afghanistan and India, and today they are back to beating Afghanistan. They will be going into the next game with a lot of confidence. How will Pakistan feel after today's defeat? Well we will only find out on the 26th. Time to pull the plug here. Until next time, goodnight and take care!

Mahmudullah, Man of the Match: I think the weather was quite hot today. I am feeling dried up. We crossed the line and that is pleasing. We knew they got some big hitters and got a partnership in the middle, so good we came out on top. It is always a happy feeling to contribute to the team. We need to bring our A game to beat Pakistan. They are playing some good cricket and we need to be on top of our game to beat them.

Mashrafe Mortaza: At the end of the game Mustafizur was like a magician. It was difficult to defend 8 runs. Credit goes to Mustafizur. Not at all (that we felt like losing). Shakib bowled a good 49th over. But it was Mahmudullah and Kayes, playing his first game, set it up for us with the bat. Mustafizur was cramping a bit in the middle, we wanted him to bowl 10 overs but he couldn't. It is hot and a tough job. A win like this always gives confidence and the game against Pakistan is like a semifinal.

Asghar Afghan: Congrats to Bangladesh for this victory. We required 8 off 6 and it was not difficult specially when Naib, one of the main batsman in the death overs was batting. Mustafizur used his variations very well. We should have chased this total down. It was going according to our plan. In the last overs we had wickets in the hand. May be we should have taken singles or doubles in the last over. This wicket is easy to bat on and 250 runs is not difficult to chase here. We have learnt a lot while playing against full-member side.

The pressure was always on Afghanistan as they were chasing for the first time in the tournament. They did not get off to a good start - losing Ihsanullah Janat and Rahmat Shah early. Mohammad Shahzad played a weird innings, one where he looked comfortable and not. However, his partnership with Shahidi steadied the innings and set it up. There was another stand between Asghar Afghan and Shahidi that gave further hope, but when the asking rate touched 10 it started getting tough. Mortaza rotated his bowlers around smartly and though his strike bowlers - Shakib and Mustafizur didn't finish their quota, they were used in the right manner and right time.

23:35 Local Time, 19:35 GMT, 01:05 IST: Afghanistan, oh Afghanistan! They could not defend 10 off the final over two days back against Pakistan and today they fall short by three runs when needing 8 off the last over. Their glum faces says it all and what's more they are also knocked out of the Asia Cup. Entering the Super Four unbeaten and losing two close matches, imagine if they had won both the games. But as the cliche saying goes there are no ifs and buts in sport. It is Bangladesh who kept their nerve and their chances of reaching the final alive.

49.6
0
Mustafizur to Shenwari, no run, Bangladesh win by 3 runs. They are going crazy in the field and in the stands. Rahim started celebrating as soon as Shenwari missed the shot. His team mates join him and they get into a huddle. The Afghanistan dressing room is in disbelief. They have come second in another thriller. Coming to the ball: The Fizz shortens the length and angles it across the right-hander, Shenwari swings so hard that the bat goes flying out of his hand towards square leg and the ball ends up in Rahim's mitts
49.5
1
Mustafizur to Naib, leg byes, 1 run, tries to premeditate. The scoop does not come off. 4 off 1. Shuffled across and is met with another slower delivery, no contact made and the ball lobs away off the pad to short fine. Mortaza is fine to concede the single
49.4
0
Mustafizur to Naib, no run, dot. 5 off 2. This is classic Fizz. The off-cutter which lands on a length and grips away outside off, Naib swings and connects with thin air. Hard for a new batsman against Mustafizur
49.3
1
Mustafizur to Shenwari, leg byes, 1 run, Bangladesh are appealing for a catch. They are confident. But so is umpire Nitin Menon. He does not even consult with his partner. The length ball on leg-stump, Shenwari swivels and misses the heave to the on-side, off the thigh pad and straight to Mortaza at short fine

Gulbadin Naib, right handed bat, comes to the crease

49.2
0
Mustafizur to Rashid Khan, out Caught&Bowled!! This game ain't over. Rashid goes. The Fizz has his man. 6 off 4. Shortens the length and follows a backing away Rashid, cramped for room the leggie still goes for the pull shot, off the splice and straight back to the Fizz. He will not take an easier catch. The good thing is the batsmen switched ends. Shenwari is on strike.. Rashid Khan c and b Mustafizur 5(4)

Mustafizur to Rashid Khan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught&Bowled!!

49.1
2
Mustafizur to Rashid Khan, 2 runs, slower, full delivery outside off, Rashid drives it past the diving extra cover fielder and it is a comfortable brace as the sweeper had to run some distance to his right

The Fizz to defend 8 off the final over. Afghanistan could not defend 10 against Pakistan. But do they have it in them to chase 8 today? All eyes on Rashid who is on strike.

48.6
1
Shakib to Rashid Khan, 1 run, poor running. Full toss and Rashid chips it over cover. Always a second there and for some reason Shenwari does not want to go for it, Rashid is not happy with him. Will that cost them?
48.5
2
Shakib to Rashid Khan, 2 runs, adjusted nicely there. Stepped out and Shakib shortened the length guessing the batsman would do so, Rashid kept his composure and cut it through point, where Mortaza was waving to the sweeper to come to the ball, easy two
48.4
1
Shakib to Shenwari, 1 run, fraction short but the slider hardly bounces, Shenwari is winding up for the pull but the lack of bounce does him in, the top-edge balloons over Rahim and the duo settle with a single

Rashid Khan, right handed bat, comes to the crease

48.3
0
Shakib to Nabi, out Caught by Hossain Shanto!! Shakib celebrates. For a second everyone thought Nabi had struck it in the gap. But the fielder was excellently placed by Mortaza and Shakib. He was wide of long-off. Low dipping full toss outside off, Nabi makes a decent connection after coming down, lofted it flat and wide of the fielder, but Shanto made good ground and took a good catch diving to his left. Nabi c Hossain Shanto b Shakib 38(28) [4s-2 6s-2]

Shakib to Nabi, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Nabi is gone!

48.2
6
Shakib to Nabi, SIX, that is why I called it smart and sensible. Nabi is more confident of the two. Puts on the dancing shoes and though he is not fully to the pitch of the ball, the long levers of his come in handy as he smashes it way over long-off
48.1
1
Shakib to Shenwari, 1 run, hmm.. that is smart and sensible. Knocks the arm-ball in front of short mid-wicket and hands the strike to Nabi

Shakib Al Hasan [8.0-0-44-0] is back into the attack

Shakib to bowl the penultimate over. Bangladesh need all his experience here. Make or break over this. 19 off 12. If he can keep 10-12 runs for the final over, then he would have done a brilliant job.

47.6
4
Mustafizur to Nabi, FOUR, that augurs well for Afghanistan. Not so much for Bangladesh. The Fizz errs in line and is made to pay. Till now his slower balls were on off or middle, but for once he gets on leg-stump and Nabi tickles it away past short fine leg
47.5
2
Mustafizur to Nabi, 2 runs, lands the slower delivery a bit fuller and Nabi is able to make a decent connection on the whip, with mid-on inside the ring there was always going to be a second
47.4
0
Mustafizur to Nabi, no run, another shout for LBW. Nothing still from umpire Menon. Nabi is deep in the crease to work it into the on-side, missed the off-cutter and is struck in line with the stumps, but it had pitched outside leg
47.3
1
Mustafizur to Shenwari, 1 run, Mortaza trusted his bowler more than Rahim. The off-cutter and Shenwari went for the sweep, the ball brushed the glove before striking the pad and umpire Nitin Menon got it spot on. But Bangladesh had to take the gamble and it didn't pay off. Review lost!

Bangladesh review: The Fizz was confident. Rahim not so much. Fair delivery. Looks like it pitched outside leg. Is there glove? Yes. Not Out!

47.2
4
Mustafizur to Shenwari, FOUR, misjudged. Shanto has made a mess of it. Short of length delivery and Shenwari picked the length early, swatted the pull flat to deep mid-wicket. Shanto was well inside the rope and the ball flies over him, lands just before the rope
47.1
1
Mustafizur to Nabi, 1 run, off-cutter on a length, Nabi walks across and heaves it to deep mid-wicket, all along the ground

Three overs to go and the Fizz will surely bowl the 48th and 50th over. Then who will bowl the 49th? The Afghanistan batsmen need to be thinking all this and target smartly. 31 off 18. Nabi v the Fizz..

46.6
1
Mortaza to Nabi, 1 run, low full toss on middle and leg, not much any batsman can do, Nabi too just clips it to deep mid-wicket. Mortaza is done with the ball and ends with: 10-0-62-2
46.5
0
Mortaza to Nabi, no run, swing and miss. The off-cutter slanted across off, Nabi would have been better to strike it over Mortaza or over cover, but shuffles and looks to go cow corner, no contact
46.4
2
Mortaza to Nabi, 2 runs, high full toss but not high enough to be called a no-ball, Nabi takes the safer option of tapping it into the on-side, no one inside the ring in front of square leg and the duo race back for the second
46.3
1
Mortaza to Shenwari, 1 run, angled across the batsman and Shenwari wanted to go leg-side, bit early and the leading edge dribbles away in front of long-off, just a single

Round the wicket now

46.2
6
Mortaza to Shenwari, SIX, woah! They need Shenwari to step up and he's done just that. Picked the cross-seamer and deposited it into the crowd. Flat-batted with all his might and the long-on fielder was left as a mere spectator. 91m six
46.1
1
Mortaza to Nabi, 1 run, not off the middle and that will do. Nabi heaves the slower delivery takes the inside edge, rolls away to backward square leg where the Fizz tidies up from short fine

Mashrafe Mortaza [9.0-0-51-2] is back into the attack

Equation - 42 runs | 24 balls | 5 wickets. The modern day batsman usually backs himself in such situations. But it is not going to be easy with the likes of Mortaza, Shakib and the Fizz. Nabi holds the key and Shenwari needs to support him. Third man and fine leg up for Mortaza..

45.6
1
Mustafizur to Nabi, 1 run, off-cutter outside off, Nabi strides deep in the crease and gets a healthy outside edge on the drive to third man
45.5
4
Mustafizur to Nabi, FOUR, much needed boundary for Afghanistan. Width outside off and Nabi cashes in, it was the slower delivery and it sat up nicely, Nabi crashes it up and over backward point. Sweeper had no chance
45.4
1
Mustafizur to Shenwari, 1 run, four singles in the over. Fired into the pads, whipped with a strong bottom hand straight to deep square leg. Shenwari is disappointed that he did not place it better
45.3
1
Mustafizur to Nabi, 1 run, walked towards the bowler and is met with a back of a length delivery, sliced to long-off. He was looking to go on-side and is hit high on the bat
45.2
1
Mustafizur to Shenwari, 1 run, better from Shenwari. Not wasting deliveries. Goes back and across to nudge the length delivery through mid-wicket

Mustafizur is stretching his legs. Is he not fully fit? The physio is out there in a flash. He hobbled immediately after delivering the previous ball. He's back on his feet though and has a smile on his face. Good sign for Bangladesh

45.1
1
Mustafizur to Nabi, 1 run, fuller and outside off, Nabi drives off the toe-end to the right of point

Mustafizur Rahman [6.0-1-21-1] is back into the attack

Still no sign of the Fizz. Mortaza to bowl out with this over. Shakib still has two left. Scratch that. Mortaza tosses the ball to the Fizz. Somebody might have pointed it out to him. Shakib has a chat with the Fizz. Meanwhile, Nabi is talking to Shenwari and calming him down..

44.6
2
Shakib to Shenwari, 2 runs, singles and twos won't bother Bangladesh. Shenwari lines up for the mow and drags it off the inner portion to backward square leg, the ball went slowly and allowed them to come back for the second
44.5
0
Shakib to Shenwari, no run, goes for the heave and mistimes it along the ground to mid-wicket. No chance of a single. Shenwari is struggling here
44.4
0
Shakib to Shenwari, no run, fired in at the batsman and cramps him for room, missed the nudge and is hit on the thigh pad
44.3
0
Shakib to Shenwari, no run, umpire Marais Erasmus can't believe it. In fact, Shenwari was gesturing to Nabi that the impact was outside off. Which was not the case. Anyway, he is still out there. The arm-ball which keeps gaining in angle, Shenwari misses the reverse sweep and is struck on the pad in front of middle, missing leg as per ball-tracking

Shenwari reviews: That looked pretty adjacent. The batsman looks confident though. Fair delivery. There is not bat or glove. UltraEdge confirms the same. Impact is in-line from the front on replay. Wickets? Missing. Shenwari survives!

44.2
2
Shakib to Shenwari, 2 runs, another brace. Shenwari drives and squirts an inside edge to mid-wicket. The ball barely left the 30-yard circle and the duo were back for the second, no one in the ring in front of square there
44.1
2
Shakib to Shenwari, 2 runs, loads it with lots of flight outside off, Shenwari drills the drive past a diving cover and it was wide of long-off too to come back for the second, easily done

But has Mortaza miscalculated? The Fizz has four overs and he is not going to complete his quota. Still no sign of him as he persists with Shakib. Might be a gamble that will pay off. Let's wait and watch.

43.6
1
Mortaza to Shenwari, 1 run, not short enough to play the pull and hence the mistime to mid-wicket, only a single. Superb over from the skipper, 2 runs and the wicket of Shahidi. He has one more
43.5
0
Mortaza to Shenwari, no run, sharp short of length delivery, at 125kph, close to off-stump, Shenwari cuts and misses. Too close to be playing that shot. Another dot and the pressure builds
43.4
0
Mortaza to Shenwari, no run, back of a length around off, Shenwari punches straight to cover

Samiullah Shenwari, right handed bat, comes to the crease

43.3
0
Mortaza to Shahidi, out Bowled!! The bails light up. A small fist pump from Mortaza. That is not a percentage shot against him. He generally bowls a lot of slower balls at this stage. Shahidi walked across his stumps to play the scoop, the off-cutter never arrived and the southpaw was through his shot, goes on to hit the top of off-stump. The settled batsman is sent back and once again Bangladesh gain the upper hand. Shahidi b Mortaza 71(99) [4s-5]

Mortaza to Shahidi, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

43.2
1
Mortaza to Nabi, 1 run, too straight, on off and middle, Nabi nurdles it backward of square leg
43.1
0
Mortaza to Nabi, no run, starts with his typical off-cutter, Nabi is through his swing a day before and the ball arrives later, luckily it was not on the sticks

This game keeps switching from one team to other. One quiet over for Bangladesh and Afghanistan respond with a big one. Too close to call. Nerves. Who will keep them will prosper. Here's Mortaza..

42.6
1
Shakib to Nabi, 1 run, slower through the air and Nabi knocks it gently past his partner, waits for the ball to go far enough to switch ends
42.5
1
Shakib to Shahidi, 1 run, fetched it from outside leg and played the reverse sweep in front of square, sweeper tidies up
42.4
1
Shakib to Nabi, 1 run, shortens the length and gets it to drift in, steered late and delicately to third man. Good work from Mortaza to keep it down to one
42.3
0
Shakib to Nabi, no run, floated more and outside off, Nabi hammers the drive and finds cover in the way. Either side and that would have been more runs
42.2
6
Shakib to Nabi, SIX, down the ground and out of the park. The battle of the all rounders. Hmm.. This is going to be exciting. Nabi shimmies down, gets to the pitch and smokes it straight back over Shakib
42.1
1
Shakib to Shahidi, 1 run, flighted from round the wicket, driven to long-off

Shakib Al Hasan [6.0-0-28-0] is back into the attack

41.6
1
Mortaza to Shahidi, 1 run, no pace on the ball and Shahidi steers it to backward point, settle with a single
41.5
1
Mortaza to Nabi, 1 run, pitched up outside off and Nabi's drill is straight to sweeper cover
41.5
1
Mortaza to Nabi, wide, spills this down leg, too far for Nabi to even connect with the glance
41.4
1
Mortaza to Shahidi, 1 run, walks across and wrists it to deep square leg, just a single
41.3
0
Mortaza to Shahidi, no run, off-cutter and Shahidi angles it to backward point, no risky singles

Round the wicket now

41.2
1
Mortaza to Nabi, 1 run, Nabi is looking for that big mow. Triggers deep in the crease for the line up, drags the heave along the ground to deep mid-wicket
41.1
0
Mortaza to Nabi, no run, fuller and around off, driven to the left of Mortaza and the warhorse does well to dive and stop
40.6
1
Nazmul Islam to Nabi, 1 run, fired full and outside off, a shuffle and squeeze to mid-wicket from Nabi
40.5
1
Nazmul Islam to Shahidi, 1 run, shade quicker, fuller and around off, Shahidi drives it to long-on
40.4
4
Nazmul Islam to Shahidi, FOUR, that's all they need to do. Pick a boundary and rotate strike. Nazmul helps Shahidi this time around, half tracker down leg and Shahidi swivels to help it past backward square. No one in the deep to stop that
40.3
1
Nazmul Islam to Nabi, 1 run, uses the drift to wrist a single down to long-on
40.2
0
Nazmul Islam to Nabi, no run, walks forward and across, drives it to extra cover, picks out the fielder
40.1
0
Nazmul Islam to Nabi, no run, flatter and around off, Nabi punches it back to Nazmul

Last 10 overs: Equation - 81 runs | 6 wickets. You have to favor the batting side, but it is Afghanistan and their inexperience of chasing down targets is against them. But it is an important game and the pressure is on Bangladesh also..

39.6
1
Mortaza to Nabi, 1 run, back of a length on off, picked away to deep square leg
39.5
1
Mortaza to Shahidi, 1 run, drifting down leg and Shahidi helps it along the way to short fine. Might have left it and pocketed a wide

Mohammad Nabi, right handed bat, comes to the crease

39.4
0
Mortaza to Asghar Afghan, out Caught by Mahmudullah!! It is Mahmudullah's day. He kept swirling around the ball before hanging on. Afghan goes for a handy knock. The cross-seamer and Afghan is into his wild heave towards cow corner, the top-edge skies up towards short third man and it needed something special to catch that. With the day Mahmudullah is having, he wasn't going to drop that. Kept his eyes on the ball throughout and though he tumbled over, the ball remained in his grasp. Afghan has a few words with the incoming Nabi. Asghar Afghan c Mahmudullah b Mortaza 39(47) [4s-2]

Mortaza to Asghar Afghan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

39.3
4
Mortaza to Asghar Afghan, FOUR, not where he intended but the end result is what matters. Once again Afghan lines up for the heave to cow corner, but the line was closer to his body and he dragged it past short fine leg
39.2
1
Mortaza to Shahidi, 1 run, back of a length and Shahidi pats it into the on-side, waits for it to pass mid-wicket before going for the run

Round the wicket to Shahidi

39.1
1
Mortaza to Asghar Afghan, 1 run, winds up for a big hit with a cleared front leg, but the experienced Mortaza keeps it close to the stumps, just a knock to long-on in the end, for a single

Mashrafe Mortaza [6.0-0-36-0] is back into the attack

38.6
1
Nazmul Islam to Asghar Afghan, 1 run, low dipping full toss and Afghan clips it to square leg, slight hesitation but turns into nothing as the fumble allows the batsmen to cross over
38.5
0
Nazmul Islam to Asghar Afghan, no run, slower through the air and Afghan defends it back
38.5
0
Nazmul Islam to Asghar Afghan, no run, slower through the air and Afghan defends it back
38.4
2
Nazmul Islam to Asghar Afghan, 2 runs, uses the drift and sweeps it over mid-wicket, no protection in the deep and two more
38.3
1
Nazmul Islam to Shahidi, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, eased down to long-on
38.3
1
Nazmul Islam to Shahidi, wide, sprays it down leg and Shahidi can't meet with the sweep, another extra

Shahidi might have damaged his body though. Stands up and goes down immediately. The physio is out there rubbing his back and stretching his leg. Back on his feet. Bangladesh also take some time to ponder about their tactics. Ready to resume..

38.2
1
Nazmul Islam to Asghar Afghan, 1 run, tight single and Shahidi gets away with it. Afghan turns it in front of short mid-wicket and calls for the run, Shahidi had to obey his captain's call. Goes for the run and puts in a full length dive. In the end, it was not needed as Mehidy didn't gather the ball
38.1
1
Nazmul Islam to Shahidi, 1 run, turning in and Shahidi punches it to long-on

Nazmul Islam [6.0-0-15-0] is back into the attack

37.6
0
Mustafizur to Asghar Afghan, no run, slower ball to end the over and Afghan knocks it back
37.6
1
Mustafizur to Asghar Afghan, wide, second bumper for the over. Second wide for the over. Angled it outside off and Afghan had nothing to do with it, Rahim leaps and somehow stops it
37.5
1
Mustafizur to Shahidi, 1 run, hint of space outside off and Shahidi uses that to carve a single to square third man
37.4
0
Mustafizur to Shahidi, no run, on a length just outside off, Shahidi pushes it to cover
37.4
1
Mustafizur to Shahidi, wide, bouncer which is too high for the umpire's liking, wide called for height and also one for the over signals umpire Nitin Menon
37.3
1
Mustafizur to Asghar Afghan, 1 run, full toss outside off and Afghan drills it to sweeper cover

Round the wicket to Afghan

37.2
1
Mustafizur to Shahidi, 1 run, fraction short in length, punched wide (right) of cover, for a single
37.1
0
Mustafizur to Shahidi, no run, fuller and on off, driven back to Fizz
36.6
0
Mehidy Hasan to Asghar Afghan, no run, looped up outside off, dipped nicely on Afghan as he tried working it down to long-on. Gets it high on the bat and drags it to short midwicket
36.5
0
Mehidy Hasan to Asghar Afghan, no run, length ball on off and middle, gets forward and defends
36.4
1
Mehidy Hasan to Shahidi, 1 run, now gets down the track anticipating an overcompensation from Mehidy, pushes a single to long-off
36.3
4
Mehidy Hasan to Shahidi, FOUR, excellent weight transfer to dispatch this short ball. He picks length early, rocks back and muscles the pull over midwicket
36.2
1
Mehidy Hasan to Asghar Afghan, 1 run, worked away through midwicket
36.1
1
Mehidy Hasan to Shahidi, 1 run, takes it on the full as he steps out, should've done more than a single to long-off
35.6
0
Mustafizur to Asghar Afghan, no run, good diving stop at backward point. It was short and wide from Mustafizur and Afghan had cut this one nicely
35.5
0
Mustafizur to Asghar Afghan, no run, back of a length on middle, blocked
35.4
4
Mustafizur to Asghar Afghan, FOUR, short ball on middle stump, Afghan got right on top of the bounce and it wasn't until the last moment that he took his eyes off it. Manages to swat it away through midwicket
35.3
1
Mustafizur to Shahidi, 1 run, pats this through point to bring up his third consecutive fifty of the tournament. What remarkable consistency from Shahidi, even though he takes his time through the innings. He has set the platform for Afghanistan again
35.2
0
Mustafizur to Shahidi, no run, follows the bouncer up with a full, wide delivery and beats the edge. Classic. Shahidi's front foot didn't go across enough while going for the drive
35.1
0
Mustafizur to Shahidi, no run, banged in short immediately after the break, Shahidi lets it go over him

It's time for drinks! Afghanistan are batting sensibly, looking to take the game deep. Going at 7.5rpo isn't going to be easy in the last 15 overs, but at least they've given themselves a shot at it.

34.6
2
Mehidy Hasan to Asghar Afghan, 2 runs, another two for Afghan, his sixth of the innings so far. Really good maneuvering. Clips the ball through midwicket, long boundaries here and he capitalizes on the holes in the field
34.5
1
Mehidy Hasan to Shahidi, 1 run, pushes this down the ground to long-on
34.4
0
Mehidy Hasan to Shahidi, no run, sliding in on middle, defended
34.3
1
Mehidy Hasan to Asghar Afghan, 1 run, spinning in on middle and leg, works it round the corner for one
34.2
0
Mehidy Hasan to Asghar Afghan, no run, flat outside off, Afghan wanted to slap it through extra cover but it didn't bounce enough for it. All he can do is chop it back
34.1
1
Mehidy Hasan to Shahidi, 1 run, shimmies out and works this down to long-on

Mehidy Hasan [7.0-1-24-0] is back into the attack

33.6
2
Mustafizur to Asghar Afghan, 2 runs, back of a length delivery cutting across middle, Afghan clips it behind square - fine of the man at deep square leg. He has been working the field nicely so far
33.5
1
Mustafizur to Shahidi, leg byes, 1 run, angled in on leg, Shahidi falls over a touch as he tries to flick it. Gets it off the pad down to fine leg
33.4
0
Mustafizur to Shahidi, no run, short and wide, Shahidi cuts it straight to backward point. That was hit powerfully, would've been a boundary either side of the fielder
33.3
1
Mustafizur to Asghar Afghan, 1 run, back of a length on middle and off, clipped away backward of square
33.2
1
Mustafizur to Shahidi, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, dabbed down to third man
33.1
1
Mustafizur to Asghar Afghan, 1 run, length ball slanted across off, defended softly into the off-side

Mustafizur Rahman [3.0-1-6-1] is back into the attack

32.6
1
Mahmudullah to Asghar Afghan, 1 run, works it down to long-on
32.5
2
Mahmudullah to Asghar Afghan, 2 runs, what an awful ball, Mahmudullah is lucky to get away with just two runs. It was halfway down the pitch and spinning away down leg, Afghan wants to pull it fine but he gets it high on the bat. Didn't have enough legs on it, short fine leg hunts it down
32.4
0
Mahmudullah to Asghar Afghan, no run, yorker on middle, jammed to midwicket
32.3
0
Mahmudullah to Asghar Afghan, no run, length ball on middle, turned to short midwicket
32.2
1
Mahmudullah to Shahidi, 1 run, drives it down to long-off
32.1
0
Mahmudullah to Shahidi, no run, drifting in nicely, lands in the blockhole on off and Shahidi just about squeezes it into his boot off a thick inside edge
31.6
1
Shakib to Shahidi, 1 run, spinning back into the pads, clipped away through square leg
31.5
1
Shakib to Asghar Afghan, 1 run, shimmies out and pushes it down to long-off
31.4
0
Shakib to Asghar Afghan, no run, length ball outside off, mistimes the flat-batted drive to cover
31.3
1
Shakib to Shahidi, 1 run, works it down to long-on
31.2
4
Shakib to Shahidi, FOUR, half-tracker on off, Shahidi pummels it through square leg. Some momentum here for Afghanistan
31.1
1
Shakib to Asghar Afghan, 1 run, not quite to the pitch of the ball as he advances, hence he ends up dragging the loft off the inside half to long-on
30.6
4
Mahmudullah to Shahidi, FOUR, blazes this through extra cover, dishing out the treatment that this overpitched delivery deserved. Little shimmy down the track to get close to it before unleashing his hands
30.5
0
Mahmudullah to Shahidi, no run, more round-arm from Mahmudullah as he drifts it in on middle, Shahidi clips it to backward square
30.4
0
Mahmudullah to Shahidi, no run, dances down and pats it down the pitch
30.3
0
Mahmudullah to Shahidi, no run, worked into the on-side
30.2
0
Mahmudullah to Shahidi, no run, slides the arm-ball towards off albeit a touch too full, creamed to cover
30.1
0
Mahmudullah to Shahidi, no run, skips down the track and drives to short cover
29.6
2
Shakib to Asghar Afghan, 2 runs, back of a length, straightens a touch on off, Afghan waits on the back foot and then works it softly through midwicket. Good awareness, willing legs, back for two
29.5
1
Shakib to Shahidi, 1 run, low bounce from Shakib even though the length is short, Shahidi bends his knees and swats it to deep midwicket
29.4
0
Shakib to Shahidi, no run, punched off the back foot to cover
29.3
0
Shakib to Shahidi, no run, played back down the pitch
29.2
2
Shakib to Shahidi, 2 runs, slider outside off, Shahidi pokes at it and gets a thick edge through the vacant slip cordon
29.1
0
Shakib to Shahidi, no run, sliding across middle, blocked to short midwicket
28.6
0
Mahmudullah to Asghar Afghan, no run, pushed through at the stumps, Afghan hopes to bunt it down to long-on but can't get past short midwicket
28.5
0
Mahmudullah to Asghar Afghan, no run, darted in on leg stump, glanced to backward square
28.4
1
Mahmudullah to Shahidi, 1 run, overpitched on off, squeezed down to long-on

Shahidi in some discomfort after that dive, takes time to regather

28.3
1
Mahmudullah to Asghar Afghan, 1 run, Shahidi puts in a big dive at the striker's end, but he was struggling with a direct-hit, especially considering how his bat bounced up. The throw, however, was a poor one. Worked with the turn wide of short midwicket, little hesitation before deciding on the single and it could've been very costly. All safe in the end
28.2
1
Mahmudullah to Shahidi, 1 run, pushes it down to long-on
28.1
0
Mahmudullah to Shahidi, no run, should've been forward to it! Length ball skidding through towards off, Shahidi hung back in the crease and barely got his bat down in time to keep it out
27.6
0
Shakib to Asghar Afghan, no run, hangs back in the crease and punches this to point
27.5
2
Shakib to Asghar Afghan, 2 runs, short again, grips the pitch though and stops on Afghan who does well to work it between long-on and deep midwicket, rushes back for the second
27.4
1
Shakib to Shahidi, 1 run, looped up on leg stump, swept down to fine leg
27.3
1
Shakib to Asghar Afghan, 1 run, that just sat up from Shakib but Afghan can't get it away for more than a single. He slapped it hard but straight to sweeper cover
27.2
2
Shakib to Asghar Afghan, 2 runs, makes a little room and cuts it through backward point
27.1
0
Shakib to Asghar Afghan, no run, chops it into the covers
26.6
1
Mahmudullah to Asghar Afghan, 1 run, turns it round the corner for a single to retain strike
26.5
0
Mahmudullah to Asghar Afghan, no run, tossed up outside off, pushed back to the bowler
26.4
1
Mahmudullah to Shahidi, 1 run, milks another single into the on-side
26.3
1
Mahmudullah to Asghar Afghan, 1 run, back of a length on middle and leg, tucked into the on-side
26.2
1
Mahmudullah to Shahidi, 1 run, short ball outside off, slaps it away through point
26.1
1
Mahmudullah to Asghar Afghan, 1 run, drifting in on middle, nudged through midwicket
25.6
0
Shakib to Shahidi, no run, stays low as Shahidi looks to cut it away, sneaks under his bat
25.5
1
Shakib to Asghar Afghan, 1 run, going on with the arm towards middle and leg, works it through square leg
25.4
0
Shakib to Asghar Afghan, no run, sliding on with the arm, defended back
25.3
0
Shakib to Asghar Afghan, no run, plenty of flight outside off, 76kph, driven to cover
25.2
0
Shakib to Asghar Afghan, no run, flighted up on off, gets forward and defends
25.1
1
Shakib to Shahidi, 1 run, spinning back into the pads, clipped through square leg
24.6
0
Mahmudullah to Asghar Afghan, no run, drifting into middle and leg, nudged into the on-side
24.5
0
Mahmudullah to Asghar Afghan, no run, turned to short midwicket

Asghar Afghan, right handed bat, comes to the crease

24.4
0
Mahmudullah to Mohammad Shahzad, out Bowled!! Length ball that skids on and crashes into leg stump. The frequency with which Shahzad was cutting off the stumps, this was a major possibility. He misjudges the length this time, gets completely cramped as Mahmudullah's one-finger arm-ball drifts in and sneaks right through him. Bangladesh pumped. Mohammad Shahzad b Mahmudullah 53(81) [4s-8]

Mahmudullah to Mohammad Shahzad, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

24.3
0
Mahmudullah to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, followed him there with the off-break. Shahzad was looking to make room again but had to settle on bunting it back
24.2
0
Mahmudullah to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, makes room and scythes it off middle stump to point
24.1
1
Mahmudullah to Shahidi, 1 run, flighted ball drifting in on off, Shahidi steps out of the crease and works it down to the left of long-on. They thought of two but decided against it

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

23.6
1
Shakib to Shahidi, 1 run, pushes it to long-on to retain strike
23.5
0
Shakib to Shahidi, no run, flighted and at the stumps, Shahidi comes down the track and turns it to the leg-side
23.4
1
Shakib to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, goes on the back foot and opens the face of the bat to sweeper cover
23.3
1
Shakib to Shahidi, 1 run, flatter one at the stumps, Shahidi pushes it to long-on
23.2
2
Shakib to Shahidi, 2 runs, dances down, takes it on the full and lofts to over mid-off who chases it, puts in a dive and saves it from reaching the fence
23.1
0
Shakib to Shahidi, no run, excellent from Shakib. He dives to his left and stops it from going any further
22.6
1
Mehidy Hasan to Shahidi, 1 run, flatter one at the stumps, Shahidi charges down and uses his bottom hand to turn it to long-on
22.5
0
Mehidy Hasan to Shahidi, no run, on a fuller length and outside off, Shahidi comes on the front foot and pushes it back to Mehidy Hasan who moves to his right and fields it
22.4
0
Mehidy Hasan to Shahidi, no run, flatter and outside off, Shahidi goes on the back foot and steers it to short third
22.3
0
Mehidy Hasan to Shahidi, no run, quicker and directed at the stumps, Shahidi could only push it back
22.2
0
Mehidy Hasan to Shahidi, no run, fuller length delivery at the stumps, Shahidi takes a good stride forward and drives it back
22.1
1
Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, goes back and opens the face of the bat to cover
21.6
0
Shakib to Shahidi, no run, another fuller length delivery at the stumps, Shahidi drives it back to Shakib
21.5
0
Shakib to Shahidi, no run, pushes it back to Shakib
21.4
0
Shakib to Shahidi, no run, Shahidi wanted to charge down. Shakib watches that and throws this one wide. Shahidi could not make any contact but he manages to get his back foot in the crease when Rahum takes off the bails
21.3
0
Shakib to Shahidi, no run, Shahidi plays down the wrong line, leading edge takes it to cover
21.2
1
Shakib to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, touch short, Mohammad Shahzad goes on the back foot and cuts it to deep point
21.1
1
Shakib to Shahidi, 1 run, flighted and at the pads, Shahidi turns it to the leg-side for a single

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

20.6
0
Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, defends it back to Mehidy Hasan
20.5
0
Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, paddles it straight to short fine
20.4
4
Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, cometh the hour, cometh the man! Mohammad Shahzad has risen to the occassion. 13th ODI fifty for him. It was a flatter delivery, Mohammad Shahzad plunges forward and drives it handsomely wide of cover. He just relied on timing and there was no one deep on the off-side. It goes for a boundary
20.3
2
Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad, 2 runs, backs away a touch and goes deep in the crease, cuts it wide of deep point for a brace
20.2
1
Mehidy Hasan to Shahidi, 1 run, comes down the track, converts it into a full-toss and drives it to deep cover
20.1
0
Mehidy Hasan to Shahidi, no run, flighted and outside off, Shahidi pushes it wide of Mehidy Hasan who dives dramatically and stops it from going further
19.6
1
Mortaza to Shahidi, 1 run, on a good length and at the pads, Shahidi nudges it to the leg-side and takes a run
19.5
1
Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, this time he steers it slightly wide of point and they will take a quick single
19.4
0
Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, on a good length and outside off, opens the face of the bat, straight to point
19.3
4
Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, this is typical Mohammad Shahzad, not sure any other batsman plays a slap shot as powerfully as he does. It was touch short and Mohammad Shahzad slaps it wide of mid-off. It beats the fielder and races to the fence
19.2
0
Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, short of length delivery around off, Mohammad Shahzad cuts it straight to point
19.1
4
Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, brilliant batting this from Mohammad Shahzad. He walks down the ground, creates momentum, his head position was still and he tonks it over the bowler's head. It rockets to the fence
18.6
1
Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, comes down the track and opens the face of the bat at the last moment to guide it wide of cover for a single
18.5
0
Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, plunges forward and pushes it back to bowler
18.4
1
Mehidy Hasan to Shahidi, 1 run, flatter delivery fired in at the stumps, Shahidi backs away, creates some room and steers it to cover who picks up the ball cleanly and nails the direct hit at the striker's end. Shahzad was comfortably in
18.3
1
Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, wanted to come forward but then decides to go back and ends up pushing it to long-off
18.2
0
Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, on a fuller length and at the stumps, defends it to the leg-side
18.1
1
Mehidy Hasan to Shahidi, 1 run, flighted delivery and outside off, Shahidi dances down, converts it into a fuller length ball and drives it to deep cover
17.6
0
Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, on a fuller length and at the stumps, pushes it to mid-on
17.5
0
Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, almost drags it back onto the stumps! It was a slower one outside off, Mohammad Shahzad's feet were static as he wanted to slap it through point. He ends up inside edging it. It just went wide of the stumps
17.4
1
Mortaza to Shahidi, 1 run, on a good length and at the pads. Shahidi charges forward and across and nudges it gently to deep mid-wicket
17.3
0
Mortaza to Shahidi, no run, Mortaza bowls this one a touch slow and Shahidi was early into the shot. He mistimes the punch to point
17.2
0
Mortaza to Shahidi, no run, on a fuller length and outside off, Shahidi stays back and cuts it straight to point
17.1
0
Mortaza to Shahidi, no run, on a good length and targeting the stumps, Shahidi walks forward and defends it to cover

Drinks are on the field now. Aghanistan, just like Bangladesh lost 2 early wickets. Since then Shahzad and Shahidi have done the repairing job pretty well. Bangladesh need wickets at regular intervals to be in the match as they don't have the luxury of someone like Rashid at the death.

16.6
0
Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, Mohammad Shahzad pushes this one to mid-wicket. Maiden over from Mehidy Hasan!
16.5
0
Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, another quicker one at the stumps and Mohammad Shahzad cuts it straight to the fielder again
16.4
0
Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, hint of width on this flatter delivery, Mohammad Shahzad wanted to beat the cover-point, fails to do so, straight to him
16.3
0
Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, fuller length delivery at the stumps, Mohammad Shahzad turns it to mid-wicket
16.2
0
Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, flatter one at the stumps, Mohammad Shahzad was quick to rock back, he cuts it straight to point
16.1
0
Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, Mohammad Shahzad mistimes the sweep, it hits him on his glove and deflects to short fine
15.6
1
Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, on a fuller length and at the stumps, Mohammad Shahzad drives it to long-off to retain strike
15.5
0
Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, walks down the ground. It was around off and Mohammad Shahzad could only push it to cover, fielder there dives and ensures that it won't go any further
15.4
0
Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, on a good length and directed at the stumps, Mohammad Shahzad stays in the crease and defends it back to Mortaza
15.3
0
Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, another delivery on good length and aiming at the stumps. Mohammad Shahzad takes a semi-stride forward and blocks it to mid-on
15.2
0
Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, on a fuller length and at the stumps, Mohammad Shahzad comes on the front foot and defends it to mid-on
15.1
4
Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, you cannot bowl short and provide width to Mohammad Shahzad. He goes back in the crease and absolutely crunches the cut shot. It flew off the bat and beats deep point for a boundary
14.6
1
Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, flatter one at the stumps, Mohammad Shahzad goes on the back foot and cuts it wide of short third to retain strike
14.5
0
Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, fuller length delivery at the stumps, Mohammad Shahzad clips it to the leg-side
14.4
1
Mehidy Hasan to Shahidi, 1 run, comes down the track and drives it to deep cover
14.3
1
Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, comes on the front foot and drives to cover
14.2
1
Mehidy Hasan to Shahidi, 1 run, lbw appeal from Mehidy Hasan. Umpire Marais Erasmus wasn't keen, he walks away and rightly as there was bat first and then pad. It deflects to the leg-side for a single
14.1
1
Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, flighted one at the stumps, Mohammad Shahzad goes on the back foot and carves it to long-on
13.6
1
Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, on a fuller length and outside off, Mohammad Shahzad steers it to third man for a single
13.5
1
Mortaza to Shahidi, 1 run, on a fuller length and outside off, Shahidi comes on the front foot and drives it wide of mid-off for a quick single
13.4
0
Mortaza to Shahidi, no run, again charges down to create some momentum, Mortaza throws this one just outside off and Shahidi ends up half-pushing-half-punching it to cover
13.3
0
Mortaza to Shahidi, no run, this time ends up playing outside the line of the ball and inside edges it back on the pads
13.2
4
Mortaza to Shahidi, FOUR, brilliant shot this! He charges down the ground and cuts it over point, timing was good and it runs wide of third man for a boundary
13.1
0
Mortaza to Shahidi, no run, on a fuller length and directed at the stumps, Shahidi had no room to free his arms. He ends up pushing it back to cover

Mashrafe Mortaza [2.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack

12.6
0
Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, flighted and at the stumps, Mohammad Shahzad pushes it back to Mehidy Hasan
12.5
1
Mehidy Hasan to Shahidi, 1 run, comes down the track and turns it to the leg-side for a quick single
12.4
1
Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, yorker length delivery at the stumps, Mohammad Shahzad makes room and drives it wide of long-off for a single
12.3
0
Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, pushes it to the leg-side
12.2
0
Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, turned to mid-wicket
12.1
1
Mehidy Hasan to Shahidi, 1 run, pushed throgh the covers after walking down the track
11.6
0
Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, Shahzad is looking to cut everything here. There was not much width on this occasion and the ball went over his horizontal blade before settling into the keeper's gloves
11.5
1
Nazmul Islam to Shahidi, 1 run, slow in-turn from a length and Shahidi has ample time to stand tall and punch it to Nazmul's left who couldn't stop it despite a dive. A single to long-on
11.4
1
Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, cut again, a single to deep point
11.3
0
Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, Shahzad stays leg-side of the ball to cut, can't find the gap at backward point
11.2
1
Nazmul Islam to Shahidi, 1 run, flighted delivery down leg and Shahidi looks to glance. Manages to get a faint inside edge, that brushes his pad and rolls to fine leg
11.1
0
Nazmul Islam to Shahidi, no run, straight ball from round the wicket at 81kph, Shahidi under-edges the cut to cover
10.6
0
Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, quicker delivery and Shahzad defends it towards short mid-wicket. The fielder has a shy at the keeper's end and the ball hits Shahzad. He isn't happy with the throw
10.5
1
Mehidy Hasan to Shahidi, 1 run, 85kph, too full and that's been eased down to long-off
10.4
0
Mehidy Hasan to Shahidi, no run, yorker length, jammed back to the bowler
10.3
1
Mehidy Hasan to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, on-driven all along the carpet to long-on

Over the wicket to Mohammad Shahzad

10.2
1
Mehidy Hasan to Shahidi, 1 run, slightly short and Shahidi bunts it to long-off off the back foot
10.1
0
Mehidy Hasan to Shahidi, no run, starts with a fullish ball, Shahidi push-drives it back to the bowler

Mehidy Hasan, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Last 6 overs: 12 runs | 2 wickets. The bowling has been tight from the Bangladeshis.

9.6
0
Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, straight ball, no room on offer and Shahzad can only play it back at the bowler
9.5
1
Nazmul Islam to Shahidi, 1 run, flatter in trajectory and Shahidi gets off the mark by punching it to long-on
9.4
0
Nazmul Islam to Shahidi, no run, floated up on the sticks, pushed back to the bowler
9.3
0
Nazmul Islam to Shahidi, no run, defended on the off-side off the front foot
9.2
0
Nazmul Islam to Shahidi, no run, wasn't that short and Shahidi was looking to heave it across the line. Doesn't bounce as much Shahidi expected and gets hit on the leg. An appeal for lbw, but that clearly pitched outside leg
9.1
0
Nazmul Islam to Shahidi, no run, clipped to mid-wicket
8.6
0
Mustafizur to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, punches this length ball to mid-wicket
8.5
0
Mustafizur to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, ooh! Too close to be dabbing the the ball whizzes past the batter's outside edge. From round the wicket, Mustafizur gets this length ball to deck away and beat Shahzad's attempted steer down to third man. Oohs from Rahim
8.4
0
Mustafizur to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, mistimes the punch to mid-off
8.3
0
Mustafizur to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, the batsman is cramped for room and he ends up tapping it back to the bowler
8.2
0
Mustafizur to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, short of length delivery, Shahzad tucks it into the leg-side
8.1
4
Mustafizur to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, uppish, but in the gap. A hit-me delivery from Mustafizur. Short ball wide of off asking to be punished. Mohammad Shahzad throws his bat hard at it and laces it wide of backward point. No chance of third man getting there
7.6
0
Nazmul Islam to Shahidi, no run, with a slip in place, Nazmul Islam bowls a full ball and that's been pushed back towards the bowler
7.5
1
Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, nudged into the leg-side towards square leg for a single
7.4
0
Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, goes back and punches, the backward point fielder tidies up. They won't risk another single against Shakib
7.3
0
Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, quicker delivery aiming the sticks, blocked

Hashmatullah Shahidi, left handed bat, comes to the crease

7.2
0
Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad, out Rahmat Run Out!! A direct hit at the non-striker's end. Rahmat is a goner here. Superb stuff from Shakib. He was run-out for nought while batting and now his brilliance ends Rahmat's knock. It was a shortish ball and Shahzad cut hard to the right of backward point. Shakib, the fielder there, threw himself to his right, first to make a superb stop and then hit the bullseye at the non-striker's end. Shahzad was ball-watching and raises his arm to send his partner back. Even a dive can't save Rahmat. He was halfway down the pitch when he saw Shahzad's hand. Rahmat run out (Shakib) 1(9)

Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!

7.1
0
Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, non-turner on off, wristed to mid-on off the back foot
6.6
1
Mustafizur to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, straighter line and Shahzad tucks it towards square leg for a single. It was Rahmat's call and the striker responded quickly
6.5
0
Mustafizur to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, dropped in front of cover with soft hands, can't nab a run
6.4
1
Mustafizur to Rahmat, 1 run, fuller in length, probably Mustafizur was looking to swing it in. There's no movement and Rahmat clips it between mid-on and mid-wicket for a single. It took 9 balls for Rahmat to open his account
6.3
0
Mustafizur to Rahmat, no run, a mini walk acros towards off to cover the line from Rahmat to block this short of length delivery towards mid-off
6.2
0
Mustafizur to Rahmat, no run, away-angler outside off and Rahmat lets it be
6.1
0
Mustafizur to Rahmat, no run, rib-tickler, tucked to square leg
5.6
0
Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, quicker delivery sliding in towards middle, Shahzad brings his bat down hurriedly to block
5.5
4
Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, battered away! Hint of width outside off and that's enough for Shahzad. Rocks back in his crease and scythes it fiercely through point
5.4
0
Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, another flighted delivery, Shahzad presses forward and carefully defends
5.3
0
Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, very slow - 74kph and Mohammad Shahzad is early into his shot - clip. Gets hit on the back leg adjacent to the leg-stump. The Bangladeshis went up for lbw appeal, however there was no turn there. Definitely going down leg
5.2
0
Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, 91kph, full ball on middle and leg, pushed firmly to mid-on
5.1
0
Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, wasn't too short, Shahzad converted it into one by going deep and hammered the cut. Straight to extra cover
4.6
0
Mustafizur to Rahmat, no run, 132kph length ball, tapped to mid-off and Rahmat says no to a single. A wicket-maiden from Mustafizur Rahman
4.5
0
Mustafizur to Rahmat, no run, lunges forward and middles the drive, finds short cover, who makes a tumbling stop
4.4
0
Mustafizur to Rahmat, no run, away-slanter, pushed towards point
4.3
0
Mustafizur to Rahmat, no run, Rahmat pats this length ball outside off through the covers and there was definitely a run there. Mohammad Shahzad sends his partner back. Poor!
4.2
0
Mustafizur to Rahmat, no run, 130kph, short of length delivery, Rahmat hops and taps it on the off-side

Rahmat Shah, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Two gullies in place

4.1
0
Mustafizur to Ihsanullah, out Caught by Hossain Shanto!! A wicket off the first ball for the Fizz. A soft dismissal. Full and angled away outside off, Ihsanullah drives away from his body and doesn't bother to keep it down. A dolly for Shanto at backward point. Bangladesh have the breakthrough. Ihsanullah c Hossain Shanto b Mustafizur 8(11) [4s-2]

Mustafizur to Ihsanullah, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Mustafizur Rahman, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

A bowling change.

3.6
0
Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, punched to mid-on
3.5
0
Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocks
3.4
0
Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, arm ball, drifts in, chops the cut to cover
3.3
0
Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, defends off the front foot
3.2
2
Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad, 2 runs, a life for Mohammad Shahzad! He puts on the dancing shoes and went for a big lofted drive over long-on. Totally mishit and Mithun ran back from mid-on to take that. He made a mess of it. The ball just burst through his palms and hit his head. No reaction from Mithun, though. He just carries on..
3.1
0
Nazmul Islam to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, arm-ball, Shahzad plunges forward to block, gets a big inside edge to short fine leg
2.6
0
Mortaza to Ihsanullah, no run, a loose waft on seeing the line outside off which wasn't that short, inside-edges it on the leg-side
2.5
0
Mortaza to Ihsanullah, no run, stays on the back foot and punches on the rise, finds cover-point
2.4
4
Mortaza to Ihsanullah, FOUR, too many freebies from Mortaza. Back of a length delivery on the pads and Ihsanullah walks across to flick it uppishly through backward square leg
2.3
0
Mortaza to Ihsanullah, no run, shuffles acros a long way to tuck and is beaten by the extra bounce. Thuds his thigh pad and dies down on the leg-side. Shahzad is sent back
2.2
1
Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, the batsman uses Mortaza's width outside off to run it down to third man
2.1
0
Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, 130kph length just outside off, Shahzad stays leg-side of the ball and wafts at it. Can't beat the gap in the cover region
1.6
0
Nazmul Islam to Ihsanullah, no run, a dart on the stumps and Ihsanullah defends stoutly into the 22-yard strip
1.5
4
Nazmul Islam to Ihsanullah, FOUR, good use of the feet. Dances down the track to get close to the pitch of the ball and then chips it over the non-striker's head. There's no-one stopping that
1.4
0
Nazmul Islam to Ihsanullah, no run, make it four in a row. Slow length ball on the pads and Ihsanullah just taps it to short fine
1.3
0
Nazmul Islam to Ihsanullah, no run, and again, nudged off the inside part to short fine leg
1.2
0
Nazmul Islam to Ihsanullah, no run, drifting onto the pads, glanced to short fine leg
1.1
0
Nazmul Islam to Ihsanullah, no run, starts with a straight ball from round the wicket and Ihsanullah gently nurdles it on the leg-side

Nazmul Islam, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

It's going to be the debutant from the other end

0.6
0
Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, 124kph, short of a good length ball, Shahzad is happy to offer a straight bat and defend it back towards Mortaza. Nine runs off the opening over
0.5
0
Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, back of a length delivery wide of off, Shahzad moves across and defends with soft hands towards point
0.4
0
Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, Mortaza pulls his length back and Shahzad has the line covered to blunt it on the leg-side
0.4
1
Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad, wide, another one down the leg-side and Shahzad misses the fine glance. Wided
0.3
4
Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, four more! This is poor bowling from the skipper. Back of a length delivery on the hips and Shahzad walks forward and across to tuck it fine of the man at short fine leg
0.2
4
Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, Mohammad Shahzad is underway! Gets off the mark with a boundary. Harmless shortish ball, Mohammad Shahzad swivel-pulls it behind square leg and the fielder running across from long leg doesn't put in the dive
0.1
0
Mortaza to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, starts with a seam-up delivery that seams in a tad and raps Shahzad on the front pad in front of leg. Mortaza goes up for an lbw appeal, but that was surely going down leg

Mohammad Shahzad and Ihsanullah are at the crease. Mohammad Shahzad is on strike. Mortaza will open the attack