Bangladesh vs Afghanistan
Bangladesh win by 9 wickets
Bangladesh announce their win with a six. They bowled out Afghanistan for 72 runs and then chased down the target in 12 overs. Good win for Bangladesh and lots to think about for Afghanistan.
Over 12 - Ban 78/1 (A Haque 44, Shakib 10)
Shenwari starts his third over. Shakib takes a single and the scores are leveled. Anamul hits the last ball for a six to seal a victory for the hosts. Bangladesh win by 9 wickets.
Over 11 - Ban 71/1 (A Haque 38, Shakib 9)
Shakib takes a single from the first ball, Aftab Alam comes into the attack for Afghanistan. Four, a full toss on leg stump and Anamul helps it to the fine leg boundary. Four more, another ball on leg stump and Anamul hits it past the short fine leg fielder for four more. A couple of singles and then Anamul ends the over with another boundary. Bangladesh need 2 runs to win.
Over 10 - Ban 56/1 (A Haque 25, Shakib 7)
A single as Anamul hits it to long-on, Shakib slogs it away to the deep midwicket boundary for four. Six runs from the over.
Over 9 - Ban 50/1 (A Haque 24, Shakib 2)
A single to Anamul to start the over, Dawlat bowls to Shakib now. Shakib hits it behind square leg for a couple of runs, good running between the wickets from this pair. A wide from Dawlat, he bowls it down leg. Another wide and then Dawlat ends the over, Bangladesh need 23 runs to win.
Over 8 - Ban 45/1 (A Haque 23, Shakib 0)
Shenwari comes into the attack, Anamul gets a single to bring Iqbal on strike. WICKET! Afghanistan strike, get their first wicket as Iqbal is trapped in front of his stumps. 28 runs needed from 74 balls and Shakib walks out to bat.
Over 7 - Ban 44/0 (A Haque 22, Iqbal 21)
Dawlat Zadran comes into the attack, a couple of singles to start the over. Iqbal joins the action and pulls it in front of square for four. Another pull shot from Iqbal, this time he hits it through midwicket for a couple of runs.
Over 6 - Ban 36/0 (A Haque 21, Iqbal 14)
Iqbal is happy to take the single from the first ball and then Anamul hits Sadiq to the fine leg boundary. Six, the six follows the four, Anamul charges down the track and hits it over long-on again for a six. A couple of runs to end an expensive over from Sadiq, Bangladesh 37 runs away from a win.
Over 5 - Ban 23/0 (A Haque 9, Iqbal 13)
A single and then Anamul Haque ends the over with a six, hits it straight and over long on for a six.
Over 4 - Ban 16/0 (A Haque 3, Iqbal 12)
A couple of dots and then Iqbal cuts it to third man for a couple of runs. Three singles to end the over, five runs from it.
Over 3 - Ban 11/0 (A Haque 2, Iqbal 9)
Nabi finishes his second over, three singles from it, Bangladesh need 62 more to win.
Over 2 - Ban 8/0 (A Haque 1, Iqbal 7)
A couple of singles from the start of the over, Shapoor Zadran starts the second over for Afghanistan. Tamim Iqbal comes down the wicket and hits it through cover for four. Seven from the over.
Over 1 - Ban 1/0 (A Haque 0, Iqbal 1)
A single from the first ball and then Mohammad Nabi finishes the over with five dots.
Afghanistan 72 all out
Afghanistan, who beat Bangladesh in ODIs recently, have put in an ordinary performance and Bangladesh have bowled them out for 72 runs. Bangladesh need 73 runs to win this first game in the World T20.
Over 17.1 - Afg 72/10 (Alam 0)
WICKET! Shakib comes into the attack and takes the last wicket. Shapoor is bowled and Shakib gets his third wicket. Afghanistan put a disappointed display of batting and fold for 72 runs.
Over 17 - Afg 72/9 (Alam 0, S Zadran 1)
Rahim brings in Farhad Reza into the attack. WICKET! Afghanistan 9 wickets down, Dawlat Zadran hits it to cover and Mahmudullah takes a good catch. Dawlat tried to clear his front leg and hit a boundary. A single to end the over.
Over 16 - Afg 70/8 (D Zadran 1, S Zadran 0)
Sabbir Rahman comes into the attack to bowl the 16th over. A single from the over, Afghanistan going at 4.37 runs per over.
Over 15 - Afg 69/8 (D Zadran 0, S Zadran 0)
Afghanistan losing wickets faster than they are scoring runs, Shafiqullah gets a bottom edge that carries to the keeper and Rahim takes a good low catch. WICKET! Afghanistan lose their 8th wicket, Bangladesh are clinical in their performance today. A wicket maiden from Mahmudullah. Shapoor and Dawlat Zadran at the crease.
Over 14 - Afg 69/7 (Shafiqullah 16)
It is short and outside off from Razzak and Shafiqullah hits it through mid-on for four, much needed boundary for Afghanistan. Four more, Shafiqullah hits it powerfully to the boundary, these are useful runs. A single brings Shenwari on strike. WICKET! Shenwari is out, lbw, he tries to hit it to midwicket, but is hit on the pads.
Over 13 - Afg 60/6 (Shafiqullah 7, Shenwari 1)
Shakib comes back into the attack to bowl his third over, just a couple of singles from it.
- 16th Mar 2014
- Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Shere Bangla National Stadium
- N J Llong, R K Illingworth
- TV Umpire
- H D P K Dharmasena
- Match Referee
- R S Madugalle
- Reserve Umpire
- R A Kettleborough
bangladesh BATTING CARD
|T. Iqbal||lbw Shenwari||21|
|M.A.H. Bijoy||Not out||44|
|S. Al Hasan||Not out||10|
|Total||12.0 Overs||78 - 1|