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Tigers tame Afghans in world cup debut match

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.