Bangladesh registers unwanted record as lost 5 wickets within 28 runs
CRICDOT DESK : Chasing the run, Bangladesh fell into batting disaster. In the middle of 14 runs, two openers Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das returned. Although the beginning was hopeful. In the first over, Tamim hit two boundaries off Fazal Haque Farooqi and took 12 runs.
Mujib Ur Rahman gave only 16 runs in the next over. In the return over, Farooqi picked up Liton. Wicketkeeper Rahmatullah Gurubaj was caught gloves in the third ball of the over. In the fifth ball of the same over, the Afghan fast bowler trapped Tamim in the leg before. Before being dismissed, Tamim collected 6 runs off 6 balls.
Even after the return of two openers for 14 runs, the danger did not end. Mushfiqur was dismissed for 3 runs instead of relying on the wicket. The hunter is that Farooqi. Mushfiqur took the review when the umpire responded to the leg before request. But that failed. Anointed Yasir Ali had a great opportunity to do something. He could not do that. Before Farooqi’s fourth victim, 0 runs from 4 balls next to his name! Yasir’s ODI career started with ‘Dak’.
Shakib Al Hasan also failed. He became the fifth batsman to score 10 off 15 balls and was bowled by Mujib Ur Rahman. Surprising but true, Bangladesh’s innings is half over with 26 runs! Bangladesh has never lost 5 wickets for so few runs against Afghanistan before. The previous one was 5 wickets for 69 runs. All in all, Bangladesh lost 5 wickets for the least 12 runs against the West Indies in 2012 in Mirpur.
Earlier, after winning the toss and choosing to bat, Afghanistan were all out for 215 runs in 49.1 overs. The controlled bowling of Bangladeshi fast bowlers was worth watching. Mustafizur Rahman took 3 wickets for 35 runs. Taskin Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan and Shariful Islam took two wickets each. Miraj did not get any wicket but gave only 26 runs in 10 overs. Shariful gave 36 and Taskin 55 runs in equal overs. Najibullah Jardan scored a maximum of 6 runs off 64 balls for the Afghans. The second highest is 34 Rahmat Shahr.