Bangladesh win sixth consecutive home series!
CRICDOT DESK : Bangladesh also won the second match of the three-match ODI series against Afghanistan at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. As a result, the Tigers have confirmed the series with one match in hand.
Earlier, the Tigers were able to score 306 runs for the loss of 4 wickets thanks to the impeccable century of Liton Das. Liton played 127 balls and scored 136 runs. This is the fifth ODI century of his career. On the other hand, the second against the Afghans.
The second highest 6 runs came from Mushfiqur Rahim’s bat. He played 93 balls and scored this run. Like the first match, however, the captain Tamim Iqbal could not take advantage in the second match. He played 24 balls and scored 12 runs. Then the team scored 36 runs.
After that the team was bowled out for 20 runs after playing 36 balls during 63 runs. The Afghans lost three wickets in the beginning to chase the big run given by Bangladesh. Riaz Hasan was run out for just 9 runs and returned to the dressing room. He was run out by Afif Hossain. He played 2 balls and scored only 1 run.
After that Mushfiqur was caught by captain Hasmatullah Shahidi Shariful for 18 runs. He played 3 balls and scored 5 runs. After that Azmatullah Omraise also walked towards the pavilion with 9 runs in 34 runs. He was stamped out by Shakib Al Hasan.
After losing the first three wickets, Najibullah Zadran and opener Rahmat Shah took the helm of the team. The two of them continued to form a big partnership for the fourth wicket. As time went on, these two were becoming dangerous. Playing 69 balls, they made a pair of 90 runs. But in a short span of time, Taskin Ahmed brought Bangladesh back in the match by returning Rahmat Shah for 52 and Najibullah for 54 runs.
After that, Rahmatullah Gurbaj was bowled out for 7 by Shakib Al Hasan and increased the chances of Bangladesh’s victory. But sometimes Mohammad Nabi tried to build some resistance. After playing 36 balls and scoring 32 runs, Mehdi Hasan Miraj was caught out and returned to the dressing room.
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Along with Nabi, Rashid Khan tried to reduce the run gap. But he could not go far. He was bowled by Mustafiz as the eighth batsman during the team’s 205 runs. Rashid played 29 balls and scored 29 runs before being dismissed.
Among the next two batsmen, Afid Hossain bowled Mujib Ur Rahman for 7, Mahmudullah Riyad and Fazal Haque Farooqi for 0. Mujib’s catch from the boundary was brilliantly caught by Shant.
Bangladesh: 308/4 in 50 overs (Tamim 12, Liton 138, Shakib 20, Mushfiqur 6, Mahmudullah 6, Afif 13; Fazalhaq Farooqi 10-1-59-1, Farid Ahmed 6-0-58-2, Rashid Khan 10- 0-54-1)
Afghanistan: 216 in 45.1 overs (Rahmat 52, Riaz 1, Shahidi 5, Azmatullah 9, Najibullah 54, Nabi 32, Rahmanullah 6, Rashid 29, Mujib 6, Farid 6, Farooqi 0; Mostafiz 6-0-53-1, Taskin 10-2-31-2, Shakib 10-0-38-2, Shariful 6-1-35-1, Miraj 10-0-52-1, Mahmudullah 1-0-2-1, Afif 0.1- 0-0-1)