Hamid Hassan of Afghanistan earlier bowled a good spell © Getty Images
Hamid Hassan of Afghanistan earlier bowled a good spell © Getty Images

Bangladesh have lost both their openers in their opening game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 against Afghanistan, who are making their debut in Cricket World Cup. The first wicket fell in from of Tamim Iqbal  in the 15th over  It was Mirwais Ashraf, who got the breakthrough. Afsar Zazai the Afghanistan wicketkeeper took a brilliant catch to get rid of him. Anamul Haque was the next man to be dismissed LBW, by Ashraf once again. After 17 Bangladesh are 54 for 2. Live Scorecard: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan

Bangladesh need to lift their performance to get the result on their favour. The pressure is on Bangladesh to prove themselves. Afghanistan, being the debutants, would look to enjoy their outing and play pressure-free cricket.  The pitch at the Manuka Oval is looking very batting friendly. But the Afghan opening bowlers Shapoor Zadran, Hamid Hassan have extracted some bounce out of the pitch. Live Updates: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan

Earlier Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza won an important toss and decided to bat first in this day night encounter. Chasing under lights wont be easy on this pitch. Bangladesh included young all-rounder Soumya Sarkar in their squad.

 

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