World Cup 2019
Shakib’s twin blows rattle Afghanistan
Published : Monday, 24 June, 2019 at 9:53 PM Count : 253
Shakib al Hasan rattled Afghanistan as he removed skipper Gulbadin Naib and Mohammad Nabi in the same over. He also removed Rahmat Shah. Afghanistan are four wickets down in the 263-run chase.
Earlier, Mushfiqur Rahim starred for Bangladesh as he hammered 83 runs to help Bangladesh reach 262/7 in 50 overs.
Mushfiqur Rahim top-scored with a gritty 83, powering Bangladesh past the 250-run mark. He ability to play spin was on show and he managed to keep the Afghan spinners at bay before being dismissed in the penultimate over. His 87-ball 83-run knock was laced with four boundaries and a six.
Shakib Al Hasan was yet again remarkable. He reclaimed top spot on the World Cup 2019 leading run-scorers list with a fine 69-ball 51-run inning.
His sensible knock came after Bangladesh suffered an early blow in the form of Liton Das. Mosaddek Hossain played a fine cameo, scoring a quick-fire 24-ball 35 before being bowled on the last ball of the Bangladesh innings.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman was the leading wicket-taker for Afghanistan, ending with figures of 3/39 in his 10 overs. Skipper Gulbadin Nain also claimed two wickets while Dawlat Zadran and Mohammad Nabi picked one wicket each. A few misfields and occasional overthrows also added to Bangladesh's total.