Shakib-al-Hasan (Above) scored an excellent half-century and built a good partnership with Mushfiqur Rahim as well © Getty Images
Shakib-al-Hasan (Above) scored an excellent half-century and built a good partnership with Mushfiqur Rahim as well © Getty Images

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Mushfiqur Rahim is adjudged the man of the match as he scored 71 off 56 balls and was involved in a 100-plus stand with Shakib-al-Hassan, which saved Bangladesh from getting bowled out for a low score. READ: Match report here

 

 

 

 

Live Score Afghanistan 162  | Over 42.5

BATTING: Shapoor Zadran 2 (2)

All over at Canberra! A mix up right at the end gives Bangladesh their first victory of this World Cup. They are off to a great start. Afghanistan on the other hand will be disappointing with this performance and will look to bounce back in the next game.

Aftab Alam Run out 14 (12)

Live Score Afghanistan 155/9 | Over 42

BATTING: Aftab Alam 8 (8), Shapoor Zadran 1 (1)

OUT again! Hamid Hassan is out for a duck as he slices the ball in the air and finds a fielder under it. Anamul Haque takes at catch and Bangladesh are just one wicket away from winning the match.Taskin Ahmed picks up his first wicket of the match.

Hamid Hassan 0 (5) c Anamul b Taskin

 

Live Score Afghanistan 154/8 | Over 41

BATTING: Aftab Alam 8 (8), Hamid Hassan 0 (0)

Finally a sixer! Mirwais Ashraf smashes the ball out of the park and the following flighted delivery from Shakib and he tries to smash the ball out of the park again but is caught at long off.

Mirwais Ashraf 10 (15) c Mortaza b Shakib

Live Score Afghanistan 140/7 | Over 38

BATTING: Aftab Alam 4 (5), Mirwais Ashraf 0 (0)

OUT again, Mohammad Nabi is finally dismissed for 44. He tries to smash Mortaza over the top and it goes straight into the hands of Soumya Sarkar at mid off. Nabi then keeps the fight as he gets another boundary. Aftab Alam is the new batsman and he tries to whack the  ball out of the ground but he fails. He is still yet to get off the mark

Mohammad Nabi 44 (43) c Sarkar b Mortaza

Live Score Afghanistan 131/5 | Over 37

Shakib-al-Hasan strikes as he gets Najibullah Zadran for 17 off 34 balls. Najibullah was looking good and Afghanistan are now just four wickets away from losing this match.

Najibullah Zadran LBW Shakib 17 (34)

Live Score Afghanistan 131/5 | Over 36

BATTING: Mohammad Nabi 40 (38), Najibullah Zadran 16 (32)

DOT! Mohammad Nabi is on strike to Musharafe Mortaza. DOT again off the second delivery. Nabi goes inside out and connects well and gets a boundary through covers. DOT off the second delivery. Quick Single off the next ball to bring Najibullah on strike and gets a single off the final ball.

Live Score Afghanistan 126/5 | Over 35

BATTING: Mohammad Nabi 35 (33), Najibullah Zadran 16 (31)

FOUR off the first ball after drinks, Rubel Hossain at the receiving end. FOUR again! Rubel drifts down the leg side and he is hit for another boundary by Mohammad Nabi. After a DOT, Nabi gets off strike with a single. Najibullah tries to go for the big one, but fails. DOT odd the last ball to end the over.

Live Score Afghanistan 117/5 | Over 34

BATTING: Mohammad Nabi 26 (29), Najibullah Zadran 16 (29)

Shakib has finished his fifth over. Seven runs from the over. Nabi swept him for  BOUNDARY. Afghanistan are going nowhere. They still require 151 runs in last 16 overs.

Live Score Afghanistan 110/5 | Over 33

BATTING: Mohammad Nabi 15 (18), Najibullah Zadran 12 (22)

SINGLE off the first ball. SINGLE again off the second ball through square leg. BEATEN off the next ball as Najibullah tries to cut the ball. He then plays the ball to third man and picks up a couple of runs. DOT again off the fifth ball.

Live Score Afghanistan 102/5 | Over 31

BATTING: Mohammad Nabi 15 (18), Najibullah Zadran 12 (22)

Mahmudullah concedes six runs from that over but it does not concern Bangladesh as Afghanistan are lagging way behind their required run rate. Bangladesh are on top at the moment.

Live Score Afghanistan 96/5 | Over 30

BATTING: Mohammad Nabi 11 (15), Najibullah Zadran 10 (19)

Soumya Sarkar just a single off his fifth delivery off the over. Afghanistan are nowhere near where they would have wanted to be at this stage. Bangladesh have done very well so far.

Live Score Afghanistan 95/5 | Over 29

BATTING: Mohammad Nabi 11 (14), Najibullah Zadran 9 (14)

Mahmudullah bowls another excellent over but Mohammad Nabi crashes the final ball of the over to a boundary and as a result get six runs off that over. Afghanistan need more boundaries to get closer to the target. Afghanistan losing the plot.

Live Score Afghanistan 89/5 | Over 28

BATTING: Mohammad Nabi 6 (11), Najibullah Zadran 8 (11)

Leg-spinner Sabbir Rahman is introduced into the attack, he keeps it very tight but Afghanistan manage to score four runs off that over, which is again not good enough.

Live Score Afghanistan 85/5 | Over 27

BATTING: Mohammad Nabi 5 (10), Najibullah Zadran 5 (6)

Mahmudullah starts off with a wide and concedes a single down to long off for a single, followed by three DOTS. Najibullah then sweeps the ball to the backward square leg BOUNDARYand he gets his first boundary and follows it up with a single.

Live Score Afghanistan 78/5 | Over 26

BATTING: Mohammad Nabi 4 (8), Najibullah Zadran 0 (2)

Samiullah Shenwari Run out 42 (75)

First boundary for Afghanistan in 10 overs, but Shenwari is out after he tries to for the second run after he plays the ball to fine leg. Shenwari does a good job as he manages to get 42 off 75 balls.

Live Score Afghanistan 73/4 | Over 25

BATTING: Mohammad Nabi 4 (8), Samiullah Shenwari 37 (71)

Mahmudullah bowls a tight over and a huge appeal, but the ball was easily going down the leg side. Shenwari then sweeps it to square leg for a single and the last ball is negotiated safely.

Live Score Afghanistan 65/4 | Over 23

BATTING: Nawroz Mangal 27 (56), Samiullah Shenwari 32 (62)

Nawroz Mangal 27 (57) c Rubel b Mahmudullah

OUT! An excellent catch by Rubel Hossain in the deep off the bowling of Mahmudullah to send Nawroz Mangal back to the pavilion for 27. Nawroz Mangal hoisted the ball over deep square leg but a running catch from Rubel signalled the end of his innings.

Live Score Afghanistan 64/3 | Over 22

BATTING: Nawroz Mangal 27 (56), Samiullah Shenwari 32 (62)

Shakib bowls another excellent over and concedes just ONE run off that over. Afghanistan don’t seem like they’re in a hurry, which is a bit surprising considering the amount of runs they have to chase down.

Live Score Afghanistan 63/3 | Over 21

BATTING: Nawroz Mangal 27 (53), Samiullah Shenwari 31 (59)

Off spinner Mahmudullah continues and he is bowling a tight line. Afghanistan are not able to score much but this partnership between Mangal and Shenwari has certainly steadied their innings a little bit.

Live Score Afghanistan 62/3 | Over 20

BATTING: Nawroz Mangal 27 (48), Samiullah Shenwari 31 (58)

Medium pacer Soumya Sarkar comes into the attack, but Afghanistan don’t seem like their chasing a target. but they have a productive over with nine runs coming off that over.

Live Score Afghanistan 53/3 | Over 19

BATTING: Nawroz Mangal 22 (45), Samiullah Shenwari 27 (55)

Shakib bowls an excellent over as he manages to to keep it extremely tight and he will look to get through this over very quickly. Afghanistan on the mat and will need a good performance from the coming batsmen if they want to get close to the target.

Live Score Afghanistan 50/3 | Over 18

BATTING: Nawroz Mangal 21 (44), Samiullah Shenwari 25 (50)

Shakib bowls yet another excellent over as he concedes just two runs of that over. Afghanistan have done a decent job to get this far as they lost three wickets in the first three overs of the innings.

Live Score Afghanistan 48/3 | Over 17

BATTING: Nawroz Mangal 20 (43), Samiullah Shenwari 24 (45)

Mahmudullah comes into the attack and Afghanistan are happy with the singles at the moment. They need to play some big shots now. Just four runs from Mahmudullah’s first over.

Live Score Afghanistan 44/3 | Over 16

BATTING: Nawroz Mangal 18 (40), Samiullah Shenwari 22 (42)

Shakib-al-Hasan continues and Nawroz Mangal drives the ball to long on for a single, which is followed by three DOTS after which Shenwari drives it down the ground for another SINGLE and the final ball is negotiated safely by Mangal.

Live Score Afghanistan 42/3 | Over 15

BATTING: Nawroz Mangal 17 (38), Samiullah Shenwari 21 (38)

SINGLES off the first two deliveries of the over and then Nawroz Mangal smashes the ball towards mid-wicket to collect a BOUNDARY. DROPPED! Shakib drops a relatively easy catch at third man, Afghanistan get a lucky escape as Shenwari survives.

Live Score Afghanistan 35/3 | Over 14

BATTING: Nawroz Mangal 11 (35), Samiullah Shenwari 20 (35)

Shakib-al-Hasan is into the attackand concedes a single off the first ball followed by a couple of dots. Nawroz Mangal then scoops the ball over the wicket keeper’s head to collect two more runs, follows it up with another SINGLE to cover. Another SINGLE to end the over.

Live Score Afghanistan 29/3 | Over 13

BATTING: Nawroz Mangal 6 (30), Samiullah Shenwari 19 (34)

Finally a run registered but a short delivery from Tasin Ahmed puts Taskin Ahmed in trouble. He tries to duck but the ball hits the edge of the bat and pops up in the air and it just falls just short of Mushfiqur Rahim, who goes charging after the ball. Single to end the over as four have come from that over.

Live Score Afghanistan 25/3 | Over 12

BATTING: Nawroz Mangal 4 (26), Samiullah Shenwari 17 (32)

Mushrafe Mortaza is again running in and bowling at very good areas. he is into his sixth over and Afghanistan have found it extremely tough to put him away as he finishes with a well directed bouncer. MIADEN!

Live Score Afghanistan 25/3 | Over 11

BATTING: Nawroz Mangal 4 (26), Samiullah Shenwari 17 (26)

Taskin Ahmed is generating some serious pace as he keeps the batsmen in check. Shenwari then cuts the ball to third man over the top and it goes into the hands of the fielder after it take a pitch. ONE run from the over.

Live Score Afghanistan 24/3 | Over 10

BATTING: Nawroz Mangal 4 (25), Samiullah Shenwari 16 (21)

Two DOTS of the first two deliveries and the next delivery is lobbed into the cover fence by Shenwari, much to the relief of Afghanistan. DOT from the next delivery as it’s played right in front of him. DOT again as Shenwari drives the ball to mid off, straight to the fielder. QUICK SINGLE off the last ball to make it five runs in that over.

Live Score Afghanistan 19/3 | Over 9

BATTING: Nawroz Mangal 4 (25), Samiullah Shenwari 11 (15)

Taskin Ahmed is into the attack and he beats the bat of the batsmen on multiple occasions. Just one run from that over courtesy of an overthrow. Afghanistan need to step up now.

Live Score Afghanistan 18/3 | Over 8

BATTING: Nawroz Mangal 4 (21), Samiullah Shenwari 10 (13)

Rubel Hossain is charging in as he manages to keep things quiet but Shenwari squeezes two runs through covers and a single down to third man for a single.

Live Score Afghanistan 13/3 | Over 7

BATTING: Nawroz Mangal 3 (18), Samiullah Shenwari 7 (10)

Just one run of that over from Mortaza as the batsman gets an edge down to third man. An excellent over from the skipper otherwise. Bangladesh right on top at the moment.

Live Score Afghanistan 12/3 | Over 6

BATTING: Nawroz Mangal 2 (12), Samiullah Shenwari 7 (10)

Rubel Hossain concedes four runs from the over and Afghanistan manage to get at least some runs and for change, don’t lose a wicket for two overs! They’ll have to bat well to reach the target.

Live Score Afghanistan 8/3 | Over 5

BATTING: Nawroz Mangal 2 (12), Samiullah Shenwari 3 (4)

Mushrafe Mortaza starts the over well but he concedes just two runs from that over. Afghanistan are in deep trouble and desperately need a partnership at the moment.

Live Score Afghanistan 6/3 | Over 4

BATTING: Nawroz Mangal 1 (8), Samiullah Shenwari 2 (2)

Another excellent over from Rubel Hossain. He’s been right on the money right from the beginning. Bangladesh are right on top at the moment Bur Shenwari manages to get a couple of runs off the final ball of the over.

Live Score Afghanistan 3/3 | Over 3

BATTING: Nawroz Mangal 0 (4), Samiullah Shenwari 0 (0)

OUT! Mushrafe Mortaza strikes again! This time he gets rid of the dangerous Asghar Stanikzai. Mortaza kept a great line and length throughout the over and got the wicket of the final ball of the over and gets a WICKET MAIDEN. Afghanistan in deep trouble now

Asghar Stanikzai 1 (7) c Mahmudullah b Mortaza

Live Score Afghanistan 3/2 | Over 2

BATTING: Nawroz Mangal 0 (4), Asghar Stanikzai 1 (1)

OUT! Rubel Hossain strikes off his very first delivery as he is trapped in front  for just one. The new batsman Asghar Stanikzai edges the ball past the keeper and gets a SINGLE. Rubel Hossain manages to keep it tight as Afghanistan are struggling already. Just one run off that over.

Afsar Zazai lbw b Rubel Hossain 1 (5)

BATTING: Nawroz Mangal 0 (4), Asghar Stanikzai 1 (1)

Live Score Afghanistan 2/1 | Over 1

Afsar Zazai and Javed Ahmadi make their way out to the middle. Mashrafe Mortaza is getting the ball to come in to the right hander and then away. Just two runs from the first over. Zazai gets a thick outside edge off the fifth ball that gets him a single. And a wicket in the very first over! Short ball does the trick as Ahmadi tries to fend it off and lobs up into Mortaza’s hands.

OUT! Javed Ahmadi 1(2) c & b Mortaza

BATTING: Rubel Hossain 0 (2)

OUT! Skipper Mushrafe Mortaza is out off the first ball of the over as he goes for a slog and misses the ball completely and the ball crashes into his stumps. Aftab Alam manages to get a bye and follows it up with another two BYES off the next ball. Just four runs off the final over. Excellent finish by Bangladesh. Here’s our MATCH REPORT

Mushrafe Mortaza 14 (9) b Aftab Alam , Taskin Ahmed 1 (2) b Aftab Alam

Live Score Bangladesh 263/8 | Over 49

BATTING: Mashrafe Mortaza 14 (8) Rubel Hossain 0 (0)

Seven runs from that over but Mominul Haque runs himself out looking for a single. The ball went to the keeper and Miminul was not even in the frame and is dismissed for just three Mortaza is still there.

Mominul Haque RUN OUT 3 (3)

Live Score Bangladesh 256/7 | Over 48

Mashrafe Mortaza 10 (4), Mominul Haque 1 (1)

After scoring a boundary off the previous delivery Mushfiqur Rahim is finally OUT for 71. Mohammad Nabi picks up his first wicket as Rahim finds the man in the deep.

Mushfiqur Rahim 67 (54) c Samiullah Shenwari b Mohammad Nabi 71

Live Score Bangladesh 242/6 | Over 46

BATTING:  Mushfiqur Rahim 67 (54), Mashrafe Mortaza 1 (1)

Afghanistan doing extremely well in containing runs at the moment as Ahmad Hassan gets three singles off the first three deliveries and he gets the ball to nip back in and DISMISSES Sabbbir Rahman for three. SINGLE, Musharafe Mortaza is off the mark immediately and will keep strike in the next over.

Sabbir Rahman 3 (8) b Hassan

Live Score Bangladesh 238/5 | Over 46

BATTING:  Mushfiqur Rahim 65 (52), Sabbir Rahman 2 (5)

Mohammad Nabi does an excellent job and concedes just five runs off the 46th over. Some excellent fielding keeps the runs in that over in check.

Live Score Bangladesh 233/5 | Over 45

BATTING:  Mushfiqur Rahim 62 (49), Sabbir Rahman 0 (2)

FOUR! An attempted yorker turns into a full toss and Shakib smashes it down the ground for a boundary. SIX! Another full toss is put away over the fine leg for a six. DOT! Shakib tries to smash the ball towards covers, but finds the fielder. OUT! Shakib inside edges the ball and it hits the wicket and he has to depart for a well made 63 off 51 deliveries. DOT! New Batsman Sabbir Rahman is plays a dot.

Shakib-al-Hasan 63 (51) b Hassan

Live Score Bangladesh 223/4 | Over 44

BATTING:  Shakib-al-Hasan 51 (45), Mushfiqur Rahim 54 (45)

Three SINGLES of the first three deliveries from skipper Mohammad Nabi’s bowling. The next ball is lofted over the head of the bowler for another SINGLE. FOUR! Mushfiqur then gives himself room and cuts a ball turning into him towards the cover boundary. TWO runs towards deep mid-wicket.

Live Score Bangladesh 213/4 | Over 43

BATTING:  Shakib-al-Hasan 51 (45), Mushfiqur Rahim 54 (45)

SINGLE off the first ball gets Shakib his 50 off 43 deliveries. DOT, Mushfiqur tries to scoop the ball over the keeper but he fails. SINGLE off the third ball to bring Shakib back on strike, who smashes the ball towards deep cover to pick up a run. SINGLE, to keep the momentum going. DOT off the last ball and Shakib is livid to miss out on that.

Live Score Bangladesh 209/4 | Over 42

BATTING:  Shakib-al-Hasan 49 (42), Mushfiqur Rahim 52 (42)

Mohammad Nabi continues, SINGLE off the first ball, DOT off the second. TWO RUNS off the third ball gets Mushfiqur to his HALF-CENTURY off just 40 balls. DOT off the fourth and over throw gives Bangladesh ONE off the fifth ball. ONE off to square leg will keep Shakib on strike for the next over.

Live Score Bangladesh 204/4 | Over 41

BATTING:  Shakib-al-Hasan 46 (39), Mushfiqur Rahim 49 (37)

SINGLE down to third man off the first ball off Aftab Alam. SINGLE off the second as Shakib plays it to point. DOT off the third delivery as Alam bowls a yorker, appeals for LBW but no luck. SIX off the next ball as Mushfiqur literally sweeps the medium-pacer over square leg, much needed for Bangladesh. ONE down to deep point. DOT off the last ball. 10 runs from the over again.

Live Score Bangladesh 194/4 | Over 40

BATTING:  Shakib-al-Hasan 46 (39), Mushfiqur Rahim 40 (33)

Shakib tries to keep the aggression going and tries to hit every ball out off park. Mushfiqur at the other end is hapy to give as much strike as possible to Shakib. Mohammad Nabi bowls in the right areas but still manages to concede runs form all this deliveries. DOT off the last delivery to give Bangladesh eight runs from that over. 48 runs were scored from the batting powerplay.

Live Score Bangladesh 186/4 | Over 39

BATTING:  Shakib-al-Hasan 39 (34), Mushfiqur Rahim 39 (32)

Shakib smashes a full pitched ball off Aftab Alam to the long off boundary and then crashes a full toss to the point fence. Bangladesh on fire at the moment. BACK-TO-BACK BOUNDARIES. ELEVEN runs from that over.

Live Score Bangladesh 175/4 | Over 38

BATTING:  Shakib-al-Hasan 29 (29), Mushfiqur Rahim 38 (31)

Bangladesh are now stepping on the gas as Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib-al-Hasan have brought on their 50-run stand at run-a-ball pace. They manage to get 10 runs from that over and now look set to get Bangladesh to a big score,


Live Score Bangladesh 165/4 | Over 37 BATTING: Shakib-al-Hasan 25 (26), Mushfiqur Rahim 32 (28) Aftab Alam continues as the Bangladesh batsmen try to get some quick runs but Alam is doing well to contain them. Another mix-up but they mange to survive again. The final ball is flicked four a boundary through fine leg. NINE runs from that over. Live Score Bangladesh 156/4 | Over 36 BATTING:  Shakib-al-Hasan 21 (24), Mushfiqur Rahim 27 (24) Hamid Hasan is into the attack in the first over of the batting powerplay and Shakib is lucky to get away with that as he inside edges the ball to fine leg and picks up three runs. Mushfiqur then cuts the ball over the keeper to pick up a couple of runs. Mushfiqur then smashes a slow delivery from Hasan to the mid-wicket fence to collect another boundary and again follows it up with a single. 10 runs from that over. Live Score Bangladesh 146/4 | Over 35 BATTING:  Shakib-al-Hasan 18 (22), Mushfiqur Rahim 20 (20) FOUR! Excellent shot by Mushfiqur Rahim as he smashes Javed Ahmadi for a boundary over covers, he follows it up with a single and Shakib takes a single off the final ball to keep strike in the next over. Live Score Bangladesh 133/4 | Over 34 BATTING:  Shakib-al-Hasan 17 (21), Mushfiqur Rahim 13 (15) Aftab Alam starts the over with a wide and Bangladesh have tried to pick up singles of the following deliveries. He’s mixing it up very well and the Bangladesh batsmen find it difficult to go for the big shots. Five runs from that over. Live Score Bangladesh 133/4 | Over 33 BATTING:  Shakib-al-Hasan 16 (17), Mushfiqur Rahim 11 (13) Good over by Javed Ahmadi. Four runs came from it. Bangladesh need something around 250 from here. Two class players at the crease. This pair is really crucial. One of them has to stay till the 47th-48th over. Live Score Bangladesh 129/4 | Over 32   BATTING:  Shakib-al-Hasan 14 (13), Mushfiqur Rahim 9 (11)   Shapoor Zadran is into his seventh  over and he has conceded just 14 runs so far. Mushfiqur manages to collect a boundary after he smashes the ball through point to a delivery bowled outside off stump. He then sensibly follows it up with a single. Shakib then pulls the ball to fine leg for a single and he will keep the strike in the next over.   Live Score Bangladesh 123/4 | Over 31   BATTING:  Shakib-al-Hasan 13 (12), Mushfiqur Rahim 4 (6)   Samiullah Shenwari is the new bowler. His leg spinners should trouble the new batsmen at the crease as Mushfiqur Rahim drives him down to long off for a single. Shakib gets the strike back and he fails to cut the ball and it thuds s into the keeper’s hands. ONE run from that over. Excellet stuff!   Live Score Bangladesh 122/4 | Over 30   BATTING:  Shakib-al-Hasan 13 (8), Mushfiqur Rahim 3 (4)   OUT! Shapoor Zadran picks up his second wicket off the match as he dismisses Mahmudullah caught behind. Wicket keeper Zazai makes no mistake to put Bangladesh into further trouble. Mushfiqur Rahim is the new batsman at No. 6. This partnership is going to be extremely crusial for Bangladesh. Just three runs from that over. Mahmudullah’s wicket is a huge blow for Bangladesh.   Mahmudullah c Zazai b Shapoor 23 (46)   Live Score Bangladesh 119/3 | Over 29   BATTING:  Mahmudullah 22 (43), Shakib-al-Hasan 6 (3)   Javed Ahmadi bowls another good over, but it’s ruined as Shakib manges to end the over with a boundary, which will surely relieve some pressure off Bangladesh.   Live Score Bangladesh 111/3 | Over 28   BATTING:  Mahmudullah 22 (43), Shakib-al-Hasan 6 (3)   Huge appeal against Mahmudullah but the ball seems to be going down the leg side and he is beaten off the consequent delivery. Wuick single off the fourth delivery gets Shakib back on strike and he gets a single immediately. Just two off that over. Excellent over by Shapoor.   Live Score Bangladesh 109/3 | Over 27   BATTING:  Mahmudullah 21 (38), Shakib-al-Hasan 5 (2)   Javed Ahmadi bowls a tight  over. He does not give the batsmen anything as Bangladesh manage to pick up three runs off that over. Bangladesh need to pick up the pace now.   Live Score Bangladesh 106/3 | Over 26   BATTING:  Mahmudullah 19 (33), Shakib-al-Hasan 4 (1)   Left-arm bowler Shapoor Zadran is now back into the attack to contain the sudden run flow. He starts off very well but concedes a single off the fourth delivery to bring up FIFTY PARTNERSHIP between Soumya Sarkar and Mahmudullah. But Sarkar is OUT LBW by Zadran. Shakib-al-Hasan is the new batsman and a lot will rest on him. He is off the mark with a boundary off the very first ball he faces.  50 partnership and a wicket off this over.    Soumya Sarkar LBW Shapoor Zadran 28 (25)   Live Score Bangladesh 101/2 | Over 25   BATTING: Soumya Sarkar 28 (24), Mahmudullah 18 (29)   SIX! Bangladesh finally manage to get a six as Sowmya Sarkar smashes the ball over mid-wicket to score the first six off the match off Mirwais Ashraf. He follows it up with a single towards covers. Some poor fielding ince again gives Afghanistan gets another two runs. Boundary off the last ball and Ashraf gives away 15 off that over   Live Score Bangladesh 86/2 | Over 24   BATTING: Soumya Sarkar 17 (21), Mahmudullah 14 (26)   Off spinner Javed Ahmadi is now into the attack. Bowls a short ball and Sowmya Sarkar smashes the ball to mid-wicket for a FOUR! Some sloppy fielding from the skipper gives Bangladesh a single. Bangladesh get another run courtesy of an over throw. Excellent over for Bangladesh. TEN RUNS from that over.   Live Score Bangladesh 76/2 | Over 23   BATTING: Soumya Sarkar 11 (18), Mahmudullah 10 (23)   Mirwais Ashraf is into his eighth continuous over, but yet another mix-up between the Bangladesh batsmen, but again Afghanistan fail to capitalise. MAIDEN over by Ashraf.   The US embassy in Kabul has meanwhile congratulated Afghanistan on a victory. Something’s not right here!


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Live Score Bangladesh 76/2 | Over 22

BATTING: Soumya Sarkar 11 (18), Mahmudullah 10 (17)

Mohammad Nabi is back into the attack and he manages to keep it tight. Bangladesh batsmen have to settle for singles at the moment. Just four from that over from the skipper.

Live Score Bangladesh 72/2 | Over 21

BATTING: Soumya Sarkar 9 (14), Mahmudullah 8 (15)

Mirwais Ashraf is into his seventh over and he has bowled extremely well so far. Five runs coming off that over. Bangladesh trying to get as many ones and twos as possible now as the boundaries dry up

Live Score Bangladesh 67/2 | Over 20

BATTING: Soumya Sarkar 8 (13), Mahmudullah 6 (10)

Sowmya Sarkar and Mahmudullah seem to have a good understanding as they manage to get a couple of quick singles. Aftab Alam bowls another good over but he concedes three off the last delivery as a result six runs came from that over.

Live Score Bangladesh 61/2 | Over 19

BATTING: Soumya Sarkar 6 (11), Mahmudullah 2 (6)

Mirwais Ashraf is bowling well but Sowmya Sarkar whips the ball through mid-wicket to release some pressure off Bangladesh. Ashraf bowls it on the pads and the ball is easily whipped. Sensible batting as he gets a single off the next delivery, which happens to be the final ball off the over. Five runs from that over.

Live Score Bangladesh 56/2 | Over 18

BATTING: Soumya Sarkar 1 (5), Mahmudullah 2 (6)

Sowmya Sarkar is finally off the mark as he flashes one outside off stump and the ball goes to third man for a single down to third man. But Aftab Alam manages to keep it tight as just two runs come off that over.

Live Score Bangladesh 54/2 | Over 17

BATTING: Soumya Sarkar 0 (3), Mahmudullah 2 (2)

Wicket-taker Mirwais Ashraf continues and starts the over well and a WICKET off the fourth ball of the over. But Anamul Haque asks for a review as Tamim Iqbal questions the umpire’s call of adjudging him LBW. Unfortunately, he has to depart as the ball is crashing into the top of off stump. Two runs off the last ball as Mahmudullah is off the mark. Two wickets in quick succession now for Afghanistan.

Tamim Iqbal LBW Ashraf 29 (55)

Live Score Bangladesh 52/1 | Over 16

BATTING: Anamul Haque 29 (55), Soumya Sarkar 0 (3)

After three DOTS, Anamul Haque hits the ball towards the point boundary for FOUR. 50 UP for Bangladesh as Anamul plays the ball towards long off for a single and retains strike for the next over.

Live Score Bangladesh 47/1 | Over 15

BATTING: Anamul Haque 24 (45), Soumya Sarkar 0 (3)

OUT! Finally a wicket for Afghanistan after Tamim Iqbal tries to guide the ball down to third man. But unfortunately for him the ball straight into the hands of Afsar Zazai. Iqbal could not get things going for him and the team. WICKET MAIDEN!

Tamim Iqbal c Zazai b Ashraf 19 (42)

Live Score Bangladesh 47/0 | Over 14

BATTING: Anamul Haque 24 (45), Tamim Iqbal 19 (39)

SINGLE off the first two deliveries from Mohammad Nabi. EDGE and the ball goes to short third man for a single. SINGLE towards square leg for Tamim Iqbal, DOT off the next two balls

Live Score Bangladesh 43/0 | Over 13

BATTING: Anamul Haque 21 (39), Tamim Iqbal 16 (33)

DOT off the first delivery. Mix-up of the second delivery saw Tamim Iqbal in a lotn of trouble. A direst hit would have seen him walk back to the pavilion. The calling has been poor today. DOT off the third as Anamul Haque is wrapped on the pads. He then charges down the track and turns the ball towards square leg for a single. Just two from that over.

Live Score Bangladesh 41/0 | Over 12

BATTING: Anamul Haque 21 (39), Tamim Iqbal 16 (33)

Skipper Mohammad Nabi brings himself into the attack with is gentle off-spinners. SINGLE off the first ball through square leg, WIDE down the leg side. Huge appeal of the third delivery but the ball was drifting down the leg side, followed by a SINGLE down to long off, DOT of the next three deliveries.

Live Scores Bangladesh 38/0 | Over 11

BATTING: Anamul Haque 20 (35), Tamim Iqbal 15 (31)

Mirwais Ashraf starts off his second over well. Tamim Iqbal struggles to put Ashraf away. He will now want to score some runs as he has consumed over 30 deliveries now. Yet another MAIDEN over form Afghanistan

Live Scores Bangladesh 38/0 | Over 10

BATTING: Anamul Haque 20 (35), Tamim Iqbal 15 (25)

FOUR! Anamul Haque pulls the ball for a boundary through mid-wicket off the first ball and collects two runs off the bext delivery through backward square leg. FOUR! Another Boundary off the third ball as he drives the ball off the back foot through covers. 10 coming off that over. Good, solid start by Bangladesh

Live Scores Bangladesh 28/0 | Over 9

BATTING: Anamul Haque 10 (29), Tamim Iqbal 15 (25)

Mirwais Ashraf is the new bowler and bowls on the pads of Tamim Iqbal , who is happy to clip it away for three runs  square leg. Just a single off the final ball of the over after that. Decent start by Ashraf.

Live Scores Bangladesh 24/0 | Over 8

BATTING: Anamul Haque 9 (24), Tamim Iqbal 12 (24)

There’s a bowling change in the eighth over as Aftab Alam replaces Shapoor Zadran. He starts off well with two dots, Tamim Iqbal tries to cut the ball but it goes straight to the fielder. After a mix-up again, Bangladesh manage to survuve as the batsmen cross over for a single. Alam beats the bat of Anamul Haque in the fifth delivery and the final delivery is played safely. Bangladesh off to a steady start

Live Scores Bangladesh 23/0 | Over 7

BATTING: Anamul Haque 9 (22), Tamim Iqbal 11 (20)

After a good couple of deliveries, Hamid Hassan drifts down to the pads of Anamul Haque, which is easily put away for a boundary towards fine leg. A good over by Hassan otherwise.

Live Scores Bangladesh 19/0 | Over 6

BATTING: Anamul Haque 5 (16), Tamim Iqbal 11 (20)

Great bowling by by Shapoor Zadran as Tamim Iqbal finds it difficult to pierce the fielders. No run scored off the first five deliveries of the sixth over and it ends without a single run from Shapoor

Live Scores Bangladesh 19/0 | Over 6

BATTING: Anamul Haque 5 (16), Tamim Iqbal 11 (14)

Tamim Iqbal looks in great touch as he crashes the ball through point for a boundary and the fifth ball of the over is hit beautifully down the ground for a single. Six runs from that over, Bangladesh stepping on the accelerator now.

Live Scores Bangladesh 13/0 | Over 4

BATTING: Anamul Haque 5 (14), Tamim Iqbal 6 (10)

Great shot off the first ball but some poor running gets them just a couple of runs.  Peach of a delivery by Shapoor Zadran as some extra bounce surprises the batsman and beats him, followed by a dot ball. Excellent over from Shapoor, as the final ball creates a misunderstanding after the ball was played towards the covers. But an overthrow gifts Bangladesh a single.

Live Scores Bangladesh 10/0 | Over 3

BATTING: Anamul Haque 2 (8), Tamim Iqbal 6 (10)

Tamim Iqbal is finally off the mark of his eighth delivery and smashes the next delivery to the cover boundary to score his and the team’s first boundary of the match. Huge appeal of the fifth delivery as the ball beats Tamim’s bat but the umpire says that it did not take the edge on the way to the wicket keeper.

Live Scores Bangladesh 4/0 | Over 2

BATTING: Anamul Haque 2 (8), Tamim Iqbal 0 (4)

Shapoor Zadran opens the bowling with Hamid Hassan and bowls a beautiful in swinging delivery first up but Anamul Haque plays the ball down to third man for a single off the next delivery. Just three came off that over. Afghanistan make a good start.

Live Scores Bangladesh 1/0 | Over 1

BATTING: Anamul Haque 1 (4), Tamim Iqbal 0 (2)

First ball of the innings and Hamid Hassan bowls it outside off stump and Anamul Haque leaves it alone. Haque finds it difficult to get off the mark as the bowler keeps it tight. But Haque manages to get a single down to fine leg in the fourth delivery. Tamim Iqbal gets a yorker first up, but he negotiates it well. Excellent over from Hassan, just a single from the over.

Bangladesh Playing XI: Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Amim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim(wk), Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Soumya Sarkar, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed.

Afghanistan Playing XI: Mohammad Nabi(c), Afsar Zazai(wk), Javed Ahmadi, Nawroz Mangal, Asghar Stanikzai, Samiullah Shenwari, Najibullah Zadran, Mirwais Ashraf, Aftab Alam, Shapoor Zadran, Hamid Hassan

TOSS : Bangladesh have won the toss and elected to bat first. Afghanistan will bowl first in their debut match in the World Cup.

 

Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s Live coverage of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan, Pool A match at Canberra. I am Pramod Ananth and I will keep you updated about the events of the match throughout.

Bangladesh take on debutantes Afghanistan in a Pool A encounter at Canberra. Bangladesh go into this match with two losses in their warm-up matches. The first one was a closely fought defeat at the hands of Pakistan and the other was a comprehensive defeat by minnows Ireland. Afghanistan too don’t have much to boast about. They lost their first warm-up match against India, but managed to secure a win in the second game against United Arab Emirates (UAE).  READ Preview: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan

Bangladesh will once again look to their star players like Shakib-al-Hasan and skipper Mushrafe Mortaza to deliver for them. All-rounder Soumya Sarkar too is a talented player and he will look to make a mark in this game. Afghanistan too have quite a few starts in their team as well. Mohammad Nabi will lead this Afghanistan side and he will look to players like Nawroz Mangal and Asghar Stanikzai to deliver for them once again. Bangladesh vs Afghanistan: Live Scorecard

This is the team’s first game of the tournament and both the teams will look to get off to a winning start. After suffering a crushing defeat at the hands of Ireland in the second warm-up match, Bangladesh will be looking to get off to a good start in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Afghanistan on the other hand will sense that they have a good chance of winning against a vulnerable Bangladeshi side.  Bangladesh vs Afghanistan: Live Cricket Streaming

Squads:

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah Riaz, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Nasir Hossain, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Arafat Sunny.

Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi (c), Nawroz Mangal, Asghar Stanikzai, Samiullah Shenwari, Afsar Zazai (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Nasir Jamal, Mirwais Ashraf, Gulbadin Naib, Hamid Hassan, Shapoor Zadran, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Javed Ahmadi, Usman Ghani.

Catch Live scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary of the Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, pool A match at Canberra here

 

BATTING: Nawroz Mangal 2 (12), Samiullah Shenwari 3 (4)