ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan - Match 31

Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton

Date & Time: 24 June 2019

Afghanistan 200/10

RR: 4.25 | Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 62 runs


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Gulbadin Naib c Liton Das & b Shakib Al Hasan c Liton Das & b Shakib Al Hasan 477530
Rahmat Shah c Tamim Iqbal & b Shakib Al Hasan c Tamim Iqbal & b Shakib Al Hasan 243530
Hashmatullah Shahidi stumped Mosaddek Hossain stumped Mosaddek Hossain 113100
Asghar Afghan c & b Shakib Al Hasan c & b Shakib Al Hasan 203810
Mohammad Nabi bowled Shakib Al Hasan bowled Shakib Al Hasan 0200
Samiullah Shinwari not out not out 495131
Ikram Ali Khil run out run out 111210
Najibullah Zadran stumped Shakib Al Hasan stumped Shakib Al Hasan 232320
Rashid Khan c Mashrafe Mortaza (C) & b Mustafizur Rahman c Mashrafe Mortaza (C) & b Mustafizur Rahman 2300
Dawlat Zadran c Mushfiqur Rahim (W) & b Mustafizur Rahman c Mushfiqur Rahim (W) & b Mustafizur Rahman 0800
Mujeeb Ur Rahman bowled Mohammad Saifuddin bowled Mohammad Saifuddin 0400
Extras 13 (b 1, lb 6, w 6, nb 0)
Total 200 (10 Wkts, 47.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
49-1 (Rahmat Shah,10.5), 79-2 (Hashmatullah Shahidi,20.5), 104-3 (Gulbadin Naib,28.1), 104-4 (Mohammad Nabi,28.3), 117-5 (Asghar Afghan,32.2), 132-6 (Ikram Ali Khil,35.1), 188-7 (Najibullah Zadran,42.4), 191-8 (Rashid Khan,43.3), 195-9 (Dawlat Zadran,45.4), 200-10 (Mujeeb Ur Rahman,47),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Mashrafe Mortaza7 0 37 0 5.29
Mustafizur Rahman8 1 32 2 4.00
Mohammad Saifuddin8 0 33 1 4.13
Shakib Al Hasan10 1 29 5 2.90
Mehedi Hasan8 0 37 0 4.63
Mosaddek Hossain6 0 25 1 4.17

That ends game number 31. Bangladesh keep their hopes of a semi-final alive while Afghanistan are fighting hard to avoid the wooden spoon. Tuesday sees another eagerly awaited clash of this World Cup - not the Ashes exactly but a contest of a similar genre. It is Australia against England and it will be exciting to see who becomes the lord of Lord's. Join us on June 25, 2019, at 10.30 am local (0930 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Victorious Bangladesh captain, Mashrafe Mortaza, smiles when asked about the crowd. Thanks them from the bottom of his heart. Is not short of words when asked to praise Shakib, calling him as one of the most important players in the team. On Rahim-Shakib's partnership, Mash says that it was short but very important. Praises Tamim and Mahmudullah for their contributions. On the latter's injury, Mashrafe says that there is a week to go before their next match against India, so Mahmudullah will be assessed gradually. On their upcoming games against India and Pakistan, Mortaza says that Bangladesh will give their best and hope for the best.

Afghanistan captain, Gulbadin Naib, says that the India match was a close one but in this one, blames the poor quality of fielding. Adds that they gave away 30-40 runs extra but does not want to take any credit from Bangladesh's batting or Shakib. On Najibullah batting so low down the order, Naib deflects the question, stating that he is an experienced player and can hit the ball long and blames Ikram Ali Khil for not rotating the strike while batting above him. On Afghanistan's journey so far, Gulbadin says that the team has been suffering from injuries which is why they have not been able to perform well consistently.

SHAKIB AL HASAN HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Shakib says that the support for Bangladesh has been great throughout this World Cup as the crowd has been right behind them. On asked what gave him more happiness - 50 or 5-fer, Al Hasan mentions the five wickets made him more happy as it was important but he had to work hard for his half ton too. States Rahim played really well and without him the score would not have been possible. Further adds Tamim's and Mosaddek's contributions were also important. Tells they had to bat well as Afghanistan have got really good spinners. On his good batting form, Shakib says that he does not know how he is playing so well, but he worked hard and was prepared for it and it is paying off. Ends by saying he wants the form to continue in the matches ahead and they have big games coming up, against India and Pakistan.

7th loss in a row for Afghanistan. They equal the record set by Zimbabwe in 1992, becoming the second team to lose 7 straight matches in a single edition of the World Cup. They started nicely with the ball but then took the foot off the hook. Their batting has never come good in this tournament and it did not come good here either. It is sad to see this performance because after the India game, one would have expected a better show than this one. Please stay tuned for the presentation...

Shakib's day. Mushfiqur's day. Bangladesh's day. They get the 2 points they desperately were searching for. The Tigers move to 5th spot, with 7 points in as many games. The day began with Shakib and Rahim keeping Afghanistan at bay with a 61-run stand, with Rahim capping the innings off with a fine 83. And then with the ball, the number 1 all-rounder in the world in this format strut his stuff, taking a 5-fer. Only the second player ever, to score a fifty and take a 5-fer in the same World Cup game. These are also his best ODI figures.

Comprehensive. Victory by 62 runs. Bangladesh have defeated Afghanistan in a clinical fashion and have re-staked their claim for the semi-final spot. Final 4 decided, you say? Think again.

M Saifuddin to Ur Rahman, OUT! KABOOM! Saifuddin gets the last one. Shinwari is denied a half ton. Mujeeb swings blindly to this length ball on the stumps. He misses by a long way and the furniture behind is disturbed. BANGLADESH WIN BY 62 RUNS!
M Saifuddin to Ur Rahman, Fuller and on off, this is hit to covers.
M Saifuddin to S Shinwari, Safe! Short and outside off, Shinwari looks to pull but the bat vibrates in his hand. He gets a top edge which lands safe in the mid-wicket region. A single taken.
M Saifuddin to S Shinwari, FOUR! That is fiercely struck! Full and on off, Shinwari smashes it back past the bowler who rightly takes his leg out of the way. Shakib runs to his right and dives but fails to stop it.
M Saifuddin to S Shinwari, Full and on middle, this is jammed down to long on. No single taken.
M Saifuddin to S Shinwari, A yorker outside off, Shinwari fails to jam it out.

Mohammad Saifuddin is back on for the final rites. 7-0-28-0 so far.

M Rahman to Ur Rahman, Almost! Back of a length and around off, once again it straightens after pitching. Mujeeb makes room and then looks to block it out but gets beaten.
M Rahman to Ur Rahman, Outside off, Mujeeb does go after it but gets beaten.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman is the last man in for Afghanistan.

M Rahman to D Zadran, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! This was always on the cards! Bangladesh a wicket away now. Mustafizur bowls it on a back of a length around off, this straightens. Zadran looks to push at it but the ball straightens, takes the outside edge and goes into the hands of Rahim. The keeper does not put in a confident appeal but the bowler does and the umpire raises the finger.
M Rahman to D Zadran, A slower one, fuller in length and around off, Shinwari looks to play it with a straight bat but the ball jags away and beats the outside edge.
M Rahman to D Zadran, On the stumps, Zadran pushes it to mid off.
M Rahman to S Shinwari, Shorter and on middle, Shinwari looks to pull but mistimes it towards deep square leg for one.
Al Hasan to D Zadran, A dot to end a brilliant spell by Shakib! He gives it air on off, Zadran strokes it to covers. A standing ovation for him as he takes his cap. A well-deserved one. He ends with figures of 10-1-29-5.
Al Hasan to D Zadran, Flatter and on off, Zadran pushes it towards mid off. Covers runs across and stops it.
Al Hasan to S Shinwari, Shinwari now works it with the angle through square leg for a single.
Al Hasan to S Shinwari, This is angled into the pads, Shinwari works it to square leg.
Al Hasan to S Shinwari, On the stumps, this is kept out. Shakib appeals but not sure for what.
Al Hasan to S Shinwari, Good running! Shinwari plays it with soft hands through mid-wicket and the batters take two.
M Rahman to D Zadran, Back of a length on middle, it is kept out.
M Rahman to D Zadran, Good stop! This is shorter and outside off, Zadran throws his bat at it, it goes off the outside edge towards the widish first slip fielder who makes a good stop diving to his right.
M Rahman to D Zadran, Almost another! This lands around off and slants away. Zadran looks to push at it but gets beaten.

Dawlat Zadran is the new man in. This is going downhill pretty quickly now.

M Rahman to R Khan, OUT! Another one bites the dust! Just as my colleague says that the Fizz is running out of Fizz, he strikes. Mustafizur bowls it short and on middle, Rashid looks to pull. The ball hurries onto him, it hits the higher portion of the bat and lobs to the man at short mid-wicket. Mashrafe takes a dolly. Bangladesh two wickets away now.
M Rahman to S Shinwari, This is angled into the batsman, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
M Rahman to R Khan, Back of a length on off, this is guided to point for one.
Al Hasan to S Shinwari, Floats it up on middle, Shinwari looks to work it on the leg side but closes the face of the bat early, a soft leading edge to point for one. Just the five runs and a wicket from the over, an important wicket. 74 needed in 42.
Al Hasan to R Khan, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.

Rashid Khan walks in next, at number 9. No slouch but the Afghans need a miracle.

Al Hasan to N Zadran, OUT! STUMPED! Any guesses who provides the breakthrough when Bangladesh needed one? There could be only one man at the moment, Shakib Al Hasan. What can this guy not do right now? Brilliant with the bat and now a match-winning spell. He gets his fifer. His second in ODIs. Clever bowling! He sees Zadran come down the track and fires it outside off. NZ swings but is beaten by pace. Rahim makes no mistake behind. A good partnership comes to an end, this stand surely got Bangladesh worried a little.
Al Hasan to S Shinwari, This is on the pads, it is worked through square leg for one.
Al Hasan to S Shinwari, Shorter and outside off, Shinwari guides it through point for two.
Al Hasan to N Zadran, Top edge but safe! Zadran looks to play the slog sweep, he tries to drag it with the turn from outside off. There is extra bounce though. It takes the top edge and lands in no man's land in the short third man region. One taken.
M Saifuddin to N Zadran, A low full toss on middle, Zadran hits it through mid-wicket for one. 7 from the over. 79 needed in 48.
M Saifuddin to S Shinwari, Full and on the pads, SS looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The ball rolls on the leg side. A leg bye is taken.
M Saifuddin to N Zadran, Slightly short and around off, Zadran plays it late towards short third man for one. Fifty-run stand up between the two. They have revived Afghanistan's hopes here. Still a long way to go. 81 more needed in 50 balls.
M Saifuddin to N Zadran, A yorker on off, Zadran jams it out towards mid-wicket and this time there is two.

82 needed from 51. Looks like a close finish again for Afghanistan. They will be hoping a positive one this time around.

M Saifuddin to S Shinwari, Into the body of the batsman, Shinwari works it towards the leg side. He plays it with soft hands. The bowler does really well to get to the ball and keep it down to one.
M Saifuddin to N Zadran, Slower one on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
Al Hasan to S Shinwari, SIX! First of the innings. Tossed up outside off, Shinwari dances down the track and lofts it up and over the long on fence for a maximum. Is there still life in the game?
Al Hasan to S Shinwari, Shakib tossed up and gives more flight, the batsman looks to defend but the ball goes past the outside edge.