Bangladeshi tigers get big win against Afghanistan in their first match of the seventh
World Cup 2015 against Afghansitan by wrapping up opponent’s innings in 162 runs in
Australian capital Canbera on Wednesday.
A comprehensive win by 105 runs for Bangladesh in response to their defeat at the hands
of Afghanistan last year. The WC debutatnts began promisingly but Bangladesh were
patient and waited for the inexperience to show. Mushfiqur and Shakib turned the game
around with their fifties, and then the bowlers sealed the deal.
Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza and Rubel Hossain struck thrice on Afghan
batting line up in early three overs. Mortaza took two wickets in his first and third overs
of the match while Rubel picked up wicket in his very first bowl in this tournament.
Afghanistan plunged in big trouble after loosing three early wickets as their scoreboard
beneath double figures.
After that, Nawroz Mangal and Samiullah Shenwari were trying to repair their inning and
both batsmen were discharging their responsibility calmly towards a long innings. That
was stopped by Mahmudullah. He sent Mangal out of the crease on 65. Before left the
crease, with Shenwai, Mangal made 62-runs partnership.
Mangal was out for 27 from 57 balls. Later, Shenwari followed him on 42 from 75 balls
in an eyecatching run out by wicket keeper mushfiq.
Later, Shakib al Hasan struck and sent Nazibullah Zadran to pavilion when the Afghan
captain Mohammad Nabi along with Nazibullah was battling to settle down and go
forward, but their partnership ended at 136 after adding 58-runs. Afghan skipper Nabi
was out as seventh wicket, on the next bowl by the Bangladesh skipper Mortaza, adding
no run. Nabi was out for 44 from 65 balls.
Last three Afghan wickets hardly manage to add 26 runs to the score board and were
wrapped up in 162 runs in 42.5 overs.
For Bangladesh, Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza hunted three wickets, Shakib Al Hassan
picked up 2 wickets while Rubel Hossain, Mahmudullah and Taskin took one wicket
Earlier, Bangladesh scores 267 while Mushfiqur Rahim and Sakib al Hasan shared 114-
run partnership in their World Cup 2015.
After winning the toss, the Bangladesh team elected to bat first with the openers Tamim
Iqbal and Anamul Haque. But they failed to give a good start to the team. Tamim was out
for 19 runs of 42 balls, while Anamul for 29 of 55 balls.
Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim made a 114-run recovery stand and struck 48
in the batting powerplay overs. They struck fifties and revived the Bangladesh innings,
picking up the scoring rate with a flurry of boundaries.