Live: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Super Four Match 4, Asia Cup 2018

After consecutive heavy defeats in the Unimoni Asia Cup 2018, Bangladesh face spin-strengthened Afghanistan in their second Super Four match at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Bangladesh’s form has gone out of tempo after their first match win against Sri Lanka. They lost to Afghanistan by 136 runs in the last group match and suffered seven-wicket loss to mighty India in the first Super Four match the next day.

Bangladesh’s batting has taken a big step back after the loss of Tamim Iqbal due to injury. They failed to reach 200 in their last two matches. Seniors’ performances as well as the juniors’ have been a worry for the management. Shakib Al Hasan took four wickets in last face-off against Afghanistan but he is yet to fire with the bat.

Afghanistan, the Group B winners, came ever so close to beating Pakistan on Friday. Pakistan eventually went got over the line by three wickets in the last over.

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The Afghans possess a threat with spin twins Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Rashid was devastating with the bat against the Tigers the other night. Hashmatullah Shahidi scored 97* against Pakistan in the last match. However, their star all-rounder Mohammad Nabi is yet to fire.

Bangladesh selectors recalled batsmen Imrul Kayes and Soumya Sarkar in the midway of last match. Having left the country today for Asia Cup, either or both of these two could get in the XI in place of Liton Das and Nazmul Hossain Shanto, who are yet to prove themselves.

Afghanistan are likely to unchange their batting order. However, they could amend their pace attack.

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Afghanistan Men 7-246 ( 50.0 ) overs
Bangladesh Men: 7-249 ( 50.0 ) overs
Bangladesh win by 3 runs
Toss - Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat.
Batsmens
R
B
4S
6S
SR
23
19
1
1
121.05
0
2
0
0
0
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
9.0
0
55
1
6.11
Man of the Match
Mahmudullah
Commentry
In over# 50
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mustafizur Rahman Wickets : 1
Over 50. 4 runs. Bowler: Mustafizur Rahman. Afghanistan: 7-246(rr 4.92)
49.6
.
Mustafizur Rahman to Samiullah Shenwari. Slower length ball, to leg on the back foot Slog, to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Rahim. A thrilling end as Shenwari misses with an almighty heave and Bangladesh win by 3 runs. In truth Afghanistan never at any point looked favourites in that chase until the Bangladesh bowlers started to wilt near the end. That result secures a place in the final for India whle Bangladesh will now play Pakistan in what is effectively a semi-final. Time to catch the breath back, thanks for being with us.
49.5
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Gulbadin Naib. Off cutter length ball, to leg moves in front sweeping, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Mortaza. 4 needed off the last ball
49.4
.
Mustafizur Rahman to Gulbadin Naib. Off cutter length ball, to leg no foot movement driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Rahim.
49.3
1
APPEAL! Mustafizur Rahman to Samiullah Shenwari. Length ball, to leg on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to leg slip for 1 run, by Mortaza, appeal made for Caught. Bangladesh convinced they have another, but just off the pad says umpire Menon
49.2
W
OUT! Caught & Bowled. Mustafizur Rahman to Rashid Khan. Off cutter length ball, down leg side down the track pulling, Spliced in the air uncontrolled to silly mid on, fielded by Rahman. Rashid dances down the track. But can only splice it back to the bowler, however he got Shenwari back on strike
49.1
2
Mustafizur Rahman to Rashid Khan. Length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, to deep point for 2 runs, fielded by Das.
In over# 49
Runs : 11 Bowler: Shakib Al Hasan Wickets : 1
Over 49. 11 runs. Bowler: Shakib Al Hasan. Afghanistan: 6-242(rr 4.94)
48.6
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Rashid Khan. Stock ball full toss, middle stump down the track Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Ali. 8 to win off the final over
48.5
2
Shakib Al Hasan to Rashid Khan. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot cutting, to deep point for 2 runs, fielded by Ali.
48.4
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Samiullah Shenwari. Stock length ball, middle stump no foot movement pulling, top edge to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Rahman.
48.3
W
OUT! Caught. Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Nabi. Stock ball full toss, off stump backing away driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off, by Shanto. Nabi goes next ball! Yet again an Afghan batsman falls into the trap of two big shots in a row. Is there another twist?
48.2
6
SIX! Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Nabi. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Nabi does it again and all of a sudden Afghanistan are favourites
48.1
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Samiullah Shenwari. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run.
In over# 48
Runs : 12 Bowler: Mustafizur Rahman Wickets : 0
Over 48. 12 runs. Bowler: Mustafizur Rahman. Afghanistan: 5-231(rr 4.81)
47.6
4
FOUR! Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Nabi. Off cutter length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, past fine leg for 4 runs. Boundary to finish a great over for Afghanistan, once again having fine leg in the circle proves costly
47.5
2
Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Nabi. Off cutter length ball, down leg side on the front foot driving, to long on for 2 runs, fielded by Shanto.
47.4
.
Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Nabi. Off cutter length ball, down leg side no foot movement working, hit pad to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Rahman.
47.3
1
APPEAL! Verified by umpire after REFERRAL. Mustafizur Rahman to Samiullah Shenwari. Off cutter length ball, to leg on the front foot sweeping, Gloved to gully for 1 run, fielded by Kayes, appeal made for L.B.W. Looks a good shout from Mustafizur, but there was a little bit of glove
47.2
4
FOUR! Mustafizur Rahman to Samiullah Shenwari. Off cutter short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, in the air uncontrolled past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Nightmare for Bangladesh as Shenwari falls for the trap, but the man is too far off the rope and lands behind him
47.1
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Nabi. Off cutter length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Shanto.
In over# 47
Runs : 11 Bowler: Mashrafe Mortaza Wickets : 0
Over 47. 11 runs. Bowler: Mashrafe Mortaza. Afghanistan: 5-219(rr 4.66)
46.6
1
Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Nabi. Off cutter yorker, to leg no foot movement working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Islam.
46.5
.
Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Nabi. Off cutter length ball, to leg down the track Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Rahim.
46.4
2
Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Nabi. Full toss, middle stump no foot movement working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Islam.
46.3
1
Mashrafe Mortaza to Samiullah Shenwari. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, leading edge to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Rahman.
46.2
6
SIX! Mashrafe Mortaza to Samiullah Shenwari. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Length ball and Shenwari swings through it a whole 91m, the best hit of the day so far surely
46.1
1
Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Nabi. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pulling, bottom edge to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Rahman.
In over# 46
Runs : 9 Bowler: Mustafizur Rahman Wickets : 0
Over 46. 9 runs. Bowler: Mustafizur Rahman. Afghanistan: 5-208(rr 4.52)
45.6
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Nabi. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, outside edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Ali.
45.5
4
FOUR! Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Nabi. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past deep point for 4 runs. Short ball and we seen those types of balls punished more than any other today
45.4
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Samiullah Shenwari. Length ball, down leg side no foot movement pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Shanto.
45.3
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Nabi. Length ball, down leg side down the track driving, Spliced in the air under control to long off for 1 run, fielded by Islam.
45.2
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Samiullah Shenwari. Length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run.
45.1
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Nabi. Half volley, outside off stump no foot movement driving, to point for 1 run, fielded by Das.
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
L Das

c: Janat b: Khan

41
43
3
95.35
N Hossain

c: Zurmatai b: Alam

6
18
0
33.33
M Mithun

lbw: Ur Rahman

1
2
0
50
M Rahim

run out (Nabi)

33
52
2
63.46
S Al

run out (Shenwari)

0
2
0
0
I Kayes

not out

72
89
6
80.9
M

c: Khan b: Alam

74
81
3
91.36
M Mortaza

c: Mohammadi b: Alam

10
9
1
111.11
M Hasan

not out

5
4
0
125
Not bat : Mustafizur Rahman,Nazmul Islam
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
10.0
0
54
3
5.40
10.0
0
35
1
3.50
9.0
0
58
0
6.44
10.0
0
44
0
4.40
10.0
0
46
1
4.60
1.0
0
9
0
9.00
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
M Shahzad

b: Mahmudullah

53
81
8
65.43
I

c: Shanto b: Rahman

8
11
2
72.73
R Shah

run out (Al Hasan)

1
9
0
11.11
H Shahidi

b: Mortaza

71
99
5
71.72
A Afghan

c: Mahmudullah b: Mortaza

39
47
2
82.98
M Nabi

c: Shanto b: Al Hasan

38
28
2
135.71
S Shenwari

not out

23
19
1
121.05
R Khan

c&b: Rahman

5
4
0
125
G Naib

not out

0
2
0
0
Not bat : Aftab Alam,Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
10.0
0
62
2
6.20
8.0
0
29
0
3.62
9.0
1
44
2
4.89
9.0
1
36
0
4.00
9.0
0
55
1
6.11
5.0
0
17
1
3.40
Mohammad Shahzad (wk)

Mohammad Shahzad (wk) ( Wicket Keeper )

Mohammad Shahzad (wk) ( Wicket Keeper )

Ihsanullah

Ihsanullah ( N/A )

Ihsanullah ( N/A )

Rahmat Shah

Rahmat Shah ( N/A )

Rahmat Shah ( N/A )

Hashmatullah Shahidi

Hashmatullah Shahidi ( N/A )

Hashmatullah Shahidi ( N/A )

Samiullah Shenwari

Samiullah Shenwari ( All Rounder )

Samiullah Shenwari ( All Rounder )

Asghar Afghan (c)

Asghar Afghan (c) ( Batsman )

Asghar Afghan (c) ( Batsman )

Mohammad Nabi

Mohammad Nabi ( All Rounder )

Mohammad Nabi ( All Rounder )

Gulbadin Naib

Gulbadin Naib ( All Rounder )

Gulbadin Naib ( All Rounder )

Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan ( Bowler )

Rashid Khan ( Bowler )

Aftab Alam

Aftab Alam ( Bowler )

Aftab Alam ( Bowler )

Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Mujeeb Ur Rahman ( N/A )

Mujeeb Ur Rahman ( N/A )

Liton Das

Liton Das ( N/A )

Nazmul Hossain Shanto

Nazmul Hossain Shanto ( N/A )

Nazmul Hossain Shanto ( N/A )

Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib Al Hasan ( All Rounder )

Shakib Al Hasan ( All Rounder )

Mushfiqur Rahim (wk)

Mushfiqur Rahim (wk) ( Wicket Keeper )

Mushfiqur Rahim (wk) ( Wicket Keeper )

Mahmudullah

Mahmudullah ( All Rounder )

Mahmudullah ( All Rounder )

Imrul Kayes

Imrul Kayes ( Batsman )

Imrul Kayes ( Batsman )

Mohammad Mithun

Mohammad Mithun ( Batsman )

Mohammad Mithun ( Batsman )

Mashrafe Mortaza (c)

Mashrafe Mortaza (c) ( Bowler )

Mashrafe Mortaza (c) ( Bowler )

Mehedi Hasan

Mehedi Hasan ( N/A )

Mehedi Hasan ( N/A )

Nazmul Islam

Nazmul Islam ( N/A )

Nazmul Islam ( N/A )

Liton Das

9 (12)

15(30)

Nazmul Hossain Shanto

6 (18)

Liton Das

1 (1)

2(3)

Mohammad Mithun

1 (2)

Liton Das

31 (30)

62(79)

Mushfiqur Rahim

31 (49)

Mushfiqur Rahim

0 (0)

0(2)

Mushfiqur Rahim

2 (3)

6(11)

Imrul Kayes

4 (8)

Imrul Kayes

51 (72)

125(153)

Mahmudullah

74 (81)

Imrul Kayes

11 (6)

21(15)

Mashrafe Mortaza

10 (9)

Imrul Kayes

6 (3)

11(7)

Mehedi Hasan

5 (4)

Mohammad Shahzad

11 (14)

19(25)

Ihsanullah

8 (11)

Mohammad Shahzad

5 (10)

6(19)

Rahmat Shah

1 (9)

Mohammad Shahzad

37 (57)

63(104)

Hashmatullah Shahidi

26 (47)

Hashmatullah Shahidi

35 (43)

74(90)

Asghar Afghan

39 (47)

Hashmatullah Shahidi

10 (9)

24(23)

Mohammad Nabi

14 (14)

Mohammad Nabi

24 (14)

46(30)

Samiullah Shenwari

22 (16)

Samiullah Shenwari

1 (1)

6(5)

Rashid Khan

5 (4)

Samiullah Shenwari

0 (2)

0(4)

Gulbadin Naib

0 (2)

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