Southampton [UK]: Shakib Al Hasan’s all-around performance helped Bangla Desh to stay their semi-finals dream alive because the team defeated Islamic State of Afghanistan by sixty two runs within the independent agency Men’s Cricket tourney at the Rose Bowl on Mon.
Afghanistan created an honest begin to their 263 run-chase. The aspect reached forty eight for no loss once ten overs. However, Bangla Desh got a breakthrough as Shakib Al Hasan complete Rahmat Shah’s innings for twenty-four. The right-hander was caught by Tamim Iqbal at position.
The assured combine of Hashmatullah Shahidi and Gulbadin Naib inched nearer to require Islamic State of Afghanistan to one hundred runs, Mushtiqur Rahim stumped Hashmatullah for eleven, ending a quick 30-run signify the second wicket.
Soon after, Gulbadin fell to Shakib because the Islamic State of Afghanistan skipper (47) contend a drive and was caught by Liton Das at position. within the same over, Mohammed Nabi, the lone person from the previous match, was fired for a duck, deed Islamic State of Afghanistan at 104/4 once twenty eight.3 overs.
Shakib came back and got eliminate Asghar Afghan for twenty. Samiullah Shinwari and Ikram Alikhil tried their best to pull their aspect however Liton run out Ikram Alikhil (11). Samiullah, however, found support in Najibullah Zadran. The pair fashioned a 56-run stand however as they inched nearer to 200-run mark, in-form Shakib came back and removed Najibullah for twenty three, reducing Islamic State of Afghanistan to 188/7.
Afghanistan saw a flurry of wickets towards the top as Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran and Mujeeb metropolis Rahman came back back to the collapsible shelter while not distressing the board. Bangla Desh folded on two hundred, with Samiullah stranded on forty nine. For Bangla Desh, Shakib was the decide of bowlers as he scalped 5 wickets in his ten overs quota.
Earlier, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib scored eighty three and fifty one, severally, serving to Bangla Desh to post 262 runs for the loss of seven wickets in their assigned fifty overs once being place in to bat initial.
Liton Das and Tamim place up a 23-run signify the gap wicket, however their occupy the crease was clip as Mujeeb metropolis Rahman fired Liton (16) within the fifth over. The in-form Shakib came bent on bat next and beside Tamim ensured that Bangla Desh don’t suffer from now on hiccups within the initial 10 overs.
Shakib and Tamim sewn a partnership of forty nine runs however as presently because the stand started wanting threatening for Islamic State of Afghanistan, Mohammed Nabi provided the breakthrough as he scalped the wicket of Tamim (36) within the seventeenth over, reducing Bangla Desh to 82/2.
Experienced Mushfiqur joined Shakib and therefore the pair mixed caution with aggression. each the batsmen mitigated nerves within the Bangla Desh room as they place up a 61-run stand, that saw Shakib mentioning his fifty. This was Shakib’s fifth fifty-plus score during this tourney and as a result, he became the leading run-scorer within the current tourney with 476 runs.
Afghanistan another time created their method into the match as they took wickets of Shakib (51) and Soumya Sarkar (3) in fast succession. However, Mushfiqur unbroken on his merry method. He found support in Mahmudullah and therefore the pair took the team over the 200-run mark.
Mahmudullah (27) departed within the forty third over, however Mosaddek Hossain contend a 35-run anaglyph off simply twenty four balls, serving to Bangla Desh to extend the run-rate. Mushfiqur (83) was sent back to the collapsible shelter by Dawlat Zadran within the penultimate over. Bangla Desh scored eight runs within the final over to require their total past the 260-run mark.
Mujeeb was the most destructor with the ball for Islamic State of Afghanistan as he scalped 3 wickets.
Afghanistan can next meet on Asian country on Christian holy day, on the opposite hand, Bangla Desh can face Asian nation on July a pair of.
Brief Scores: Bangla Desh 262/7 (Mushfiqur Rahim eighty three, Shakib Al Hasan fifty one, Mujeeb metropolis Rahman 3-39) beat Islamic State of Afghanistan two hundred (Samiullah Shinwari forty nine, Gulbadin Naib forty seven, Shakib Al Hasan 5-29) by sixty two runs.(FA9NEWS)