- September 03, 2023 22:46Bangladesh wins by 89 runs
The Bangla Tigers have put their Asia Cup campaign back on track. They lost the opener to Sri Lanka but this massive win puts them right back on track to make the Super Four stage. It was an all round display. The batters fired first followed by the bowling unit. Bangladesh’s fate is still dependent upon the Sri Lanka-Afghanistan match but it has done its net run rate a favour with the win today.
Afghanistan moves to the second match of its group stage and would hope to tick the right boxes against Sri Lanka on Tuesday.
That’s it from our side! Thanks for tuning in and we will be back with more Asia Cup 2023 action.
- September 03, 2023 22:41WAFG 245 all out
HIT WICKET! Mujeeb Ur Rahman is dismissed hit wicket! He absolutley smokes the ball out of the park but his trailing back foot goes onto the stumps. Takes a minute for Bangladesh to realise but a TV Umpire check makes it clear. The third scalp for Taskin Ahmed.
Fazalhaq Farooqi is the new batter out in the middle. Takes a single off the first delivery. OUT! Rashid Khan gets a leading edge and Shakib takes the catch at mid off.
- September 03, 2023 22:36AFG 244/8 in 44 overs
Hasan to Rashid Khan. Flicks a full toss to deep square. Mujeeb tries to swing his bat at a delivery outside off but misses. Digs out a delivery from the block hole and takes a single to covers. A pull from Rashid next which gets him just one run. A single off the final delivery to make it four from the over.
- September 03, 2023 22:324AFG 240/8 in 43 overs
Taskin to continue. Mujeeb Ur Rahman picks a single off the first delivery. Taskin follows it with a wide. FOUR! Smacked back down the ground by Rashid Khan. Who says the game is over? A single off the next to deep square. Nine off the over in total with two more singles.
- September 03, 2023 22:28WAFG 231/8 in 42 overs
RUN OUT! Karim Janat falls short of his crease and Afghanistan is eight down. A brilliant direct hit from Anamul Haque. SIX! Rashid Khan pulls a short delivery over the deep square boundary. Another pull shot for FOUR runs. A strong finish to the over.
- September 03, 2023 22:19WAFG 219/7 in 41 overs
Taskin Ahmed to Nabi. A slower delivery is cut through point and Nabi completes two runs. OUT! Taskin gets Nabi! Bangs it in short and Nabi is tempted into a pull. Only manages to get height on it and not distance. Afif Hossain gets under it and takes the catch.
So Rashid Khan and Karim Janat the two new players in the middle. FOUR! Rashid gets a cut shot to race away to the fence. MISS! Rashid tries to go for a tennis-like overhead shot but misses. A top edge on the final delivery falls short of deep mid-wicket.
- September 03, 2023 22:136AFG 212/6 in 40 overs
SIX! Islam puts it in the arc and Naib packs it over long on. An 89 metre hit. Goes for another heave but misses the timing . FOUR! This time Naib picks the gap between the cover and mid off fielder. Islam not getting the length right. A swing and a miss on the final delivery. A pull shot to deep square for two runs. WICKET! Naib chops it on to his stumps in looking for a big stroke. Islam ends the ove with a wicket.
- September 03, 2023 22:10AFG 200/5 in 39 overs; needs 135 from 66 balls
Shakib to Naib. Gets to the pitch on the third delivery and runs it to long on. Nabi’s drive is in the air for a moment but it flies wide of the cover fielder. Naib with a punch to long on on the final delivery. Just three runs from the over.
- September 03, 2023 22:04WAFG 197/5 in 38 overs
WICKET! Shahidi is caught at third man! Tries to send it over the on side but gets a thick outside edge. Shoriful Islam with his second wicket. The fifth one falls and is the innings beginning to come apart?
Gulbadin Naib starts with a slash which is fielded by a wide gully fielder. A punch thorugh covers but the fielder gets hands onto to it to kill the venom out of the shot. Just the one run. An inswinger for Nabi which strikes him on the back foot. Islam is desperate for a review. Shakib gives in and takes it. The ball tracker shows the impact to be umpire’s call and Nabi survives.
- September 03, 2023 21:58WAFG 196/4 in 37 overs; needs 139 more of 78
WICKET! Mehidy Hasan gets Najibullah Zadran. Wants to go for a slog. Misses the line and sees the stumps rattled. Mehidy with a crucial contribution again.
Mohammad Nabi in at the crease. 2 WIDES even as Nabi misses a paddle sweep. Just one more run from the over.
- September 03, 2023 21:5150AFG 193/3 in 36 overs
Shoriful Islam comes back into the attack and starts with 5 WIDES. Shahidi blocks the next delivery right in front of the stumps and just about chops it on to the stumps. Another WIDE for too high a bouncer. 50 for SHAHIDI. A trickle down to third man for a single. Najibullah beaten by a delivery that moves away from him. The third wide of the over. A single to third man to end the over.
- September 03, 2023 21:474AFG 184/3 in 35 overs
Shahidi cuts Mehidy and sets off for a single. Najibullah has to dive in to make it home in time. Lucky FOUR! Najibullah charges down the track looking to clear the infield. Gets an inside edge which runs inches wide of the stumps. A single to deep cover off the fifth delivery. Shahidi pushes a flatter delivey to deep square for a single.
- September 03, 2023 21:434AFG 177/3 in 34 overs
Shakib Al Hasan starts with a wide. Shahidi is beaten trying to reverse sweep a delivery outside the off stump. Gets off strike with a poke to deep square. Najibullah taps it straight back Shakib. FOUR! Najibullah makes room and drives it past short cover. It is wide of the fielder in the deep and runs to the fence.
- September 03, 2023 21:404AFG 171/3 in 33 overs
Shamim Hossain for his first over. Najibullah steps out for an inside out shot but only gets a single to long off. FOUR! Shahidi with a sweep shot behind square to pocket a boundary. The next one stays low and runs between Shahidi’s legs. Two leg byes taken. FOUR! This time Shahidi late cuts past the third man in the circle. Single on the final delivery of the over.
- September 03, 2023 21:34AFG 159/3 in 32 overs; needs 176 off 108
Shakib Al Hasan back into the attack. Just four runs from the over, all coming in singles.
- September 03, 2023 21:30AFG 155/3 in 31 overs
Mehidy in for his sixth over. Both left handers on the crease targetting the sweeper cove area. Four singles from the over.
- September 03, 2023 21:254AFG 151/3 in 30 overs
Hasan to continue. Shahidi defends the first delivery. FOUR! Steps out and rams it straight down along the ground. Hasan answers back with a bouncer. A wide on the next delivery. FOUR more. The skipper getting into the act now. Makes room for the short delivery and lofts it over point. Now a single with a flick to fine leg. Najibullah gets an inside edge but it runs wide of the stumps.
- September 03, 2023 21:24AFG 140/3 in 29 overs
Just two runs from Mehidy Hasan’s over. A good come back after the previous one where Ibrahim hit him for a six and a four.
- September 03, 2023 21:17WAFG 138/3 in 28 overs; needs 197 more to win
Hasan to Zadran. Punched beautifully thorugh point but there is a fielder to cover for that shot. Just one run. Shahidi picks up another run. OUT! RAHIM WITH A BLINDER! ZADRAN IS GONE! Zadran gets an edge and Rahim dives full stretch to his right to take the ball into his gloves.
Najibullah Zadran is in at No. 5. Off the mark right away with a tap to third man. FOUR! Shahidi cuts and gets the ball to bounce over the point fielder. Well timed! Flicks the final delivery to deep square for two runs.
- September 03, 2023 21:136AFG 129/2 in 27 overs
Mehidy back into the attack. FOUR! Zadran gets to the pitch of the ball and flicks it to the deep square boundary. SIX! A maximum now. This is right in the slot which allows Zadran to free his arms. Sends it over cow corner and into the stands. A single off the third delivery. WIDE now from Mehidy. A single for Shahidi and Zadran on the final two deliveries. 14 runs from the over.
- September 03, 2023 21:08AFG 115/2 in 26 overs
Hasan Mahmud to Zadran. The batter taps to short cover and completes a single. Shahidi with a push to mid wicket for a quick single. Zadran is left scampering to get back home after he punches to mid off and looks for a single. A direct hit would have been his end. Two more singles on the last two deliveries.
- September 03, 2023 21:064AFG 110/2 in 25 overs
Zadran sweeps well off Shakib but the ball is straight at the fielder. Just one run off it. FOUR! Shahidi with his first boundary. A top edge which flies over the fielder. Two runs on the next with a cut shot. Two more singles off the over.
- September 03, 2023 20:59100AFG 101/2 in 24 overs; needs 234 more
Shoriful to Shahidi. Beaten while trying to loft a bouncer. The second bouncer is a bit too high and the umpire signals it a wide. A misfield at point allows Shahidi to take a single. That takes Afghanistan to 100 as well. Just three runs off the over.
- September 03, 2023 20:554AFG 98/2 in 23 overs
Shakib back into the attack. Shahidi starts with a dot ball. A single on the third with a poke to fine leg. FOUR! Zadran with a drive off a full length delivery to send it to the fence.
- September 03, 2023 20:50AFG 93/2 in 22 overs
Shoriful Islam back into the attack. Zadran on strike. Picks a single on the second delivery with an inside edge to deep square. A wide adds a run to Afghanistan’s tally. A swing and miss from Shahidi. Was done by the away movement. Shahidi knocks the ball to the on side and pushes forward for a single. His partner faces a throw at the striker’s end but gets in in time.
- September 03, 2023 20:4750AFG 90/2 in 21 overs
Shahidi picks a single off the first delivery from Mehidy. 50 for Ibrahim Zadran! Gets it with a trickle to deep square. The innings rests on him now. Shahidi with the third single of the over on the third ball. Zadran miscues a pull shot and Mehidy stops the ball. A punch to long off on the final delivery.
- September 03, 2023 20:434AFG 86/2 in 20 overs
Taskin for his sixth over. FOUR! Zadran rocks back on a short delivery and sends it to the deep mid wicket boundary. He moves to 49 now. He ends the over on that total after three back to back dots.
- September 03, 2023 20:40AFG 82/2 in 19 overs
Mehidy to continue. Just three runs from the over - all off singles.
- September 03, 2023 20:34WAFG 79/2 in 18 overs
Taskin starts the over with a wide. Rahmat collects a single with a shot to deep point. Zadran with a drive to deep cover for a run. Rahmat defends the fourth delivery. WICKET! Rahmat falls. Goes to pull a good length ball but is sees the ball pass under his bat. Hashmatullah Shahidi is the new man in.
- September 03, 2023 20:30AFG 76/1 in 17 overs
Mehidy Hasan Miraz is back on the field to bowl. He had gone off retired hurt while batting after suffering from cramps.
Zadran works the first delivery away to deep square for a single. An identical shot from Rahmat for one run. The third delivery is sent to deep point from Zadran. A single of the last ball to make it four runs from the over.
- September 03, 2023 20:22AFG 72/1 in 16 overs
Taskin back into the attack. Rahmat guides the third delivery to third man for one run. Taskin overdoes a bouncer and the umpire calls it a wide. Zadran with a punch to deep cover. Rahmat places the ball in the deep on the off side and completes two runs.
- September 03, 2023 20:184AFG 67/1 in 15 overs
Afif Hossain to bowl. Zadran faces. FOUR! A gift on the first delivery. Length delivery and wide of off. Punches it to the fence. Two more singles come off the over.
- September 03, 2023 20:134AFG 61/1 in 14 overs
Shakib to Zadran. Hits it with a straight face to long off. Rahmat drives to long on for one run. Zadran punches to deep cover for the third run from the over. FOUR! Rahmat steps out and hits it past Shakib. The long off fielder is in contention to stop that but makes an error in collecting the ball. FOUR more! Rahmat now pulls out the sweep shot. No protection in the deep and the batter collects another boundary.
- September 03, 2023 20:104AFG 50/1 in 13 overs
Hasan to bowl his fourth over. Zadran picks a single off the second delivery to third man. FOUR! Zadran plays the fifth delivery late and sends it to the third man boundary. Again, Zadran with sensible approach picks a single right after the boundary. 50 up for Afghanistan.
- September 03, 2023 20:06AFG 44/1 in 12 overs
Shakib Al Hasan to continue. Zadran gets off strike on the very first delivery. Rahmat mistimes a sweep shot and Shakib thinks it has struck the pad. Played down by his keeper Rahim. A single off the final delivery.
- September 03, 2023 20:06AFG 42/1 in 11 overs
Five runs from the over. Zadran gets a short delivery and pulls it to the square leg fence. Picks a single off the next delivery.
- September 03, 2023 20:004AFG 37/1 in 10 overs
Spin for the first time. Shakib Al Hasan comes in to the attack. FOUR! Rahmat beats the infield with a punch off his backfoot and gets a boundary. Five runs from the over in all.
- September 03, 2023 19:554AFG 32/1 in 9 overs
Hasan to Zadran. No run as the drive is stopped by a diving short cover fielder. Two boundaries off the over. First Zadran beats the point fielder. Then Rahmat gets the ball past mid on with a straight drive.
- September 03, 2023 19:52AFG 23/1 in 8 overs
Taskin to Rahmat. The first run of the over comes on the fourth delivery with a single to deep square. Zadran plays out the remaining two without taking trouble
- September 03, 2023 19:47AFG 22/1 in 7 overs
Hasan Mahmud to Rahmat. Tempers flaring here! Rahmat taps the ball back at Hasan who throws it right down the throat of the batter. Rahmat not upset with that. Even the umpire has a word. A maiden over from Hasan.
- September 03, 2023 19:414AFG 22/1 in 6 overs
Islam to Rahmat. No run as the drive is fielded in the circle. Now Islam tries a bouncer against Rahmat. FOUR! Islam overpitches and Rahmat leans into the drive to send it between cover and mid off. Pulls the final delivery to fine leg for one run.
- September 03, 2023 19:374AFG 17/1 in 5 overs
Taskin to Rahmat. A bouncer which the batter leaves to the keeper to collect. Another bouncer from Taskin. No option for Rahmat other than to leave it. First run of the over as Rahmat guides the ball to third man. FOUR! Zadran again punishes a wide delivery. Pierces the in field with his drive. A positive end to the over.
- September 03, 2023 19:33AFG 12/1 in 4 overs
Zadran with a single off the first delivery in Islam’s over. Rahmat too gets off the mark on the third delivery. Islam continues to shape the ball in to the right handers. Just two runs from the over.
- September 03, 2023 19:284AFG 10/1 in 3 overs
Taskin to Zadran. A swing and a miss. Tries to launch away at a wide delivery but gets nowhere near the line. FOUR! Times this one. Beats the point fielder and finds the ropes. 2nd FOUR of the over. This one is wide and he punches it off his back foot. A single to square leg.
- September 03, 2023 19:20WAFG 1/1 in 2 overs
Shoriful Islam to bowl the second over. Gurbaz with a leave on the first ball. The entire team goes up in appeal as Islam gets one to move back in and strike the front foot of Gurbaz. The umpire is unfazed. Another jag-backer but an inside edge saves him. Replay shows that Gurbaz was gone on the second delivery of the over.
WICKET! Islam again traps Gurbaz leg before with an in swinger. Gurbaz going up for a DRS. The ball tracker shows umpire’s call and the Gurbaz will have to make the walk back to the pavilion. Islam makes sure his team does not have to pay for the botched DRS call earlier in the over. Rahmat Shah in at No.3.
- September 03, 2023 19:14AFG 1/0 in 1 over
Taskin Ahmed to bowl the opening over of the innings. Gurbaz faces him. Dot ball. Tries to pull but not enough room. Ends up hitting it on to the deck. Leaves the second one on line. A quick single to get off the mark. Plays it on the rise and kills it towards mid wicket and completes the run. Zadran shoulders arms on his first delivery. Zadran punches through point but a diving save by the fielder nearly get a run out. Just the one run from the over.
- September 03, 2023 19:14Afghanistan begins chase
Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran start the chase for Afghanistan.
- September 03, 2023 18:48The knock Bangladesh needed
The Bangla Tigers face a threat of elimination today. And they’ve made sure they’ve done more than half of the job. Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Najmal Hossain Shanto got together with the team at 63/2 and stitched a 194-run partnership to get their team to a commanding total. Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim provided the finishing fireworks to ensure Bangladesh sets a challenging total for Afghanistan.
Afghanistan was wayward with the ball. The pacers were inconsistent and that did not allow the spinners to weave their grip over the opposition. Will the side have a better second half to the match? We’ll find out soon enough.
- September 03, 2023 18:40BAN 334/5 in 50 overs
Afif Hossain is the new batter. Karim Janat to bowl the final over. Two singles off the first two deliveries. FOUR! Janat bowls it full and wide and Shakib just opens the face of the bat to guide it to the deep point fence. One run. Pace off by Janat and Shakib can only pick a single with his flick to deep mid wicket. Afif picks two runs. His pull comes only off an inside edge but that keeps the ball slow enough to come back for a second by the time deep square fields it. A single off the final delivery.
- September 03, 2023 18:354BAN 324/5 in 49 overs
Naib to Shakib. A slower delivery which Shakib places to point to collect a run. Shamim waits for a slower delivery to come to him but cannot get enough power on it to hit it to the fence. FOUR! Shakib times a full length delivery to the long off fence. Another FOUR! This one is a wild swing but the bat face opens and takes the ball over point and onto the advertisement boards. OUT! Shamim shuffles across and lifts the ball over fine leg. The timing is not quite there so he has to come back for the second. Gets run out in the process.
- September 03, 2023 18:326BAN 312/4 in 48 overs
Rashid for his final over. Shamim works the ball to deep mid wicket for one run. Shakib lofts the second ball down the ground but only for a single. The third delivery also cannot get more than one for Bangladesh. SIX! Slog swept by Shakib over mid wicket. 89 metres! Beaten on the fifth delivery. A single for Shakib and he will keep the strike. Rashid Khan ends with 0/66 in 10 overs.
- September 03, 2023 18:26ROBAN 302/4 in 47 overs
Naib to Shakib. FOUR! Shakib gets width and he slogs it over cow corner. One bounce and over the rope it goes. WICKET! A second run out. Shakib’s drive is stopped at covers. But Rahim has already left his crease for a run. Shahidi’s throw to the bowler’s end is spot on and Rahim is caught short. A single next for Shakib. Shamim to take strike for the first time. SIX! A NO LOOK SIX! Gets one delivery angling down. And Shamim lofts it over fine leg. Does not even bother looking at it. That’s the 300 for Bangladesh. A single to end the over.
- September 03, 2023 18:22BAN 290/3 in 46 overs
Rashid to Rahim. One run with a cut shot to point. Shakib looks to work the next on the on side but the leading edge takes it on the off side. Still a single taken. DROPPED! Another inside out shot by Rahim and again the long off fielder comes into the fray. Nabi gets under the ball but cannot collect it. No boundary but still eight runs off the over.
- September 03, 2023 18:18ROBAN 282/3 in 45 overs
Mujeeb to Rahim, FOUR! Mushfiqur Rahim goes for a reverse sweep. The ball goes over the short third fielder and runs into the fence. RUN OUT! Shanto is GONE! Shanto reverse sweeps but the backward point fielder saves the ball. Shanto slips halfway down the pitch and Gurbaz makes no mistake in disrupting the bails.
Shakib Al Hasan gets off the mark straight away. Rahim with a single on the final delivery to make it nine from the over.
- September 03, 2023 18:146BAN 273/2 in 44 overs
Rashid to Rahim. A single with a clip to fine leg. Shanto tries to slog sweep but fails to clear the deep mid wicket fielder. Just one run on that occassion. SIX! Rahim goes inside out and gets the ball over the fielder at long off. One run off the final delivery.
- September 03, 2023 18:08100BAN 262/2 in 43 overs
Mujeeb to Mehidy! SIX! Overpitched and Mehidy gets down on one knee to lift it over deep cover.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz is retired hurt. He is getting cramps on his fingers and will not be able to continue. Out walks Mushfiqur Rahim. He picks a single to long on. Shanto with a soft-handed punch to deep mid wicket to reach the milestone. Rahim tries to clear the infield on the off side but can only get a single. Shanto ends the over with a couple.
- September 03, 2023 18:054BAN 251/2 in 42 overs
FOUR to welcome Rashid Khan back. Shanto picks the back of a length and pulls it to the fence. Shanto moves to 93 with that. A single on the next delivery. Mehidy pokes the ball to the edge of the circle and, by the time Rashid races to field it, collects a single. FOUR! A misfield at the deep mid wicket fence. What should have been a single yields four for Bangladesh. Shanto takes a single to get to 99. Mehidy ends the over with one run.
- September 03, 2023 17:57100BAN 239/2 in 41 overs
Naib to Shanto who is batting on 98. Pushes a wide delivery to deep point for one run. Shanto’s drive through covers is obstructed by a fielder. But the power is enough for the batter to get a single. HUNDRED FOR MEHIDY HASAN MIRAZ! He miscues the pull shot but still gets home to complete the single and the ton. Shanto picks a single to deep mid wicket on the next delivery which is a slower full toss. FOUR! Mehidy pulls it to the cow corner fence.
- September 03, 2023 17:56The final flourish
Mehidy and Shanto have set up a brilliant platform for Bangladesh to get to a mammoth total. Will they follow through on the promise or will Afghanistan claw a route back? The final 10 overs coming up.
- September 03, 2023 17:50BAN 231/2 in 40 overs
Karim Janat replaces Mohammad Nabi. Just one run from the first three deliveries. Janat doing well in disugising the pace of his deliveries. Shanto beaten again by a slower one on the fourth and struck on the pad. Afghanistan opts for a review for leg before. The ball tracker shows umpire’s call on the wickets and Shanto survives. A yorker from Janant now. Shanto digs it out and takes a single. Mehidy ends the over with a single to long on.
- September 03, 2023 17:44BAN 228/2 in 39 overs
Gulbadin Naib back to bowl. Shanto goes for a wild heave on the on side but gets only a single to long on. Mehidy reads the slower ball and just clips it at the last minute to gather a single on the on side. CHANCE! Shanto is done by the change of pace. His swing on the on side falls just short of the on rushing long on fielder. A mix up between the batters. Shanto hits on to long on and Mehidy wants to come for a second. Shanto leaves the non strikers end but is sent back. The throw was off the mark which allows Shanto the time to get home safely.
- September 03, 2023 17:41BAN 222/2 in 38 overs
Nabi for his final over. Two singles on the first two deliveries of the over. Mehidy and Shanto continue to pocket singles by picking the gaps. Five runs from the over. Nabi ends his spell with 0/50.
- September 03, 2023 17:396BAN 217/2 in 37 overs
Mujeeb to Shanto. The ball hits on the sticker and pops up into the air for a second. No danger though and the batters run a single. SIX! Mehidy slog sweeps an overpitched delivery over square leg. Mehidy gets off strike on the very next delivery. Shanto with a punch to long off on the last delivery.
- September 03, 2023 17:35BAN 208/2 in 36 overs
Nabi to bowl his ninth. Six from the over, all run between the wickets.
- September 03, 2023 17:31BAN 202/2 in 35 overs
Shanto with a double off Mujeeb’s first delivery back into the attack. He then drives to deep cover for a single. Mujeeb fumbles in collecting the ball hit back at him and Mehidy steals a single in that time. 200 up for Bangladesh. Shanto ends the over with two runs.
- September 03, 2023 17:28BAN 196/2 in 34 overs
Rashid to Mehidy. A single with a gentle tap to mid wicket. Shanto fails to collect runs off the over. He gets one on the last delivery to deep square.
- September 03, 2023 17:236BAN 194/2 in 33 overs
Farooqi to Mehidy. A single to mid wicket to start the over. Brilliant fielding from Rashid Khan. Shanto pulls a short delivery and manages to put it in the gap. Rashid covers ground from deep mid wicket and stops the ball from touching the fence. Two runs saved. FOUR! What Shanto missed on the last delivery he gets it on this one. Punched through covers. FOUR leg byes! Farooqi is all over the place. He puts this one down leg. Shanto’s pad takes it away from the keeper and to the boundary rope. SIX NOW! Angling down leg and Shanto flicks it over deep square. 17 runs from the over.
- September 03, 2023 17:20BAN 177/2 in 32 overs
Rashid Khan back for his fifth over. Shanto starts with a single to deep square. Mehidy drives to long off to move to 76 runs. Rashid sends the next on the pads and Shanto clips it to deep mid wicket. They think to pick two runs but settle for just one. Mehidy with another drive. This time he gets two. Single to long on from Mehidy to finish.
- September 03, 2023 17:126BAN 171/2 in 31 overs
Fazalhaq Farooqi is back into the attack. Mehidy runs down the first delivery to third man to pick a single. SIX! FIFTY FOR SHANTO. It was short and angling down leg, Shanto swivels and parks it over fine leg. Shanto wants to take a quick single but is sent back by Mehidy. Single on the last delivery.
- September 03, 2023 17:08100BAN 163/2 in 30 overs
Nabi to Shanto. A misfield from Nabi allows Shanto to get off strike. FOUR! Clever work from Mehidy. Gets to the pitch and then paddle sweeps it past short fine. Scampers through for a run on the next delivery. Shanto plays a flick to deep square leg to move to 47 runs. Mehidy with a single to deep square and that brings up the 100-run partnership.
- September 03, 2023 17:00BAN 155/2 in 29 overs
Karim Janat to continue. Shanto has called for a physio after completing a run. Has definitely pulled up his hamstring. He has taken his time with the medical team but looks okay to go now. Seems to be running fine too between the wickets. Mehidy ends the over with a couple. Six runs from the over.
- September 03, 2023 16:55BAN 149/2 in 28 overs
Nabi to Shanto. Gets a single with a drive to long on. Mehidy’s pad is struck plumb in front of the stumps but is saved by an inside edge. Mehidy uses the crease and punches a delivery to long on for a single. Just two runs from the over.
- September 03, 2023 16:514BAN 147/2 in 27 overs
FOUR! Mehidy welcomes Janat with a punch through covers. The ball teases Rashid in the deep and hits the fence. Two runs on the next delivery. Mehidy gets off strike with a punch to long on. FOUR more! Shanto chases a wider ball and drives it between cover and mid off. One run to finish the over.
- September 03, 2023 16:47BAN 135/2 in 26 overs
Nabi to Mehidy. A misfield at mid wicket allows a single. Shanto clips the second delivery to short third man for a single. Mehidy shuffles across and places the ball to deep square to add another run.
- September 03, 2023 16:42BAN 132/2 in 25 overs
A change in bowling. Karim Janat back into the attack. A wide delivery in the over. Shanto gets a single with a flick to mid wicket. Mehidy gets a single off the final delivery of the over. Just three runs from the over.
- September 03, 2023 16:3850BAN 129/2 in 24 overs
Mehidy clips a delivery to square leg to bring up his FIFTY. Shanto goes for a sweep and gets a top edge. Thankfully for him, it is safe of any fielder. Mehidy picks two more on the next delivery. A single with a push to deep square. Shanto punches the last ball to long on for one run more.
- September 03, 2023 16:344BAN 123/2 in 23 overs
Rashid Khan for his fourth over. FOUR! A rare error from Rashid. Offers width and Mehidy late cuts it to the third man fence. A couple more for Mehidy as he inches closer to a half century.
- September 03, 2023 16:316BAN 116/2 in 22 overs
SIX! Mehidy launches forward and gets to the pitch of the delivery. Delivers it right back over Nabi’s head. A single to deep square. Shanto clips a delivery angled into him to deep mid wicket. Mehidy with a punch to long on.
- September 03, 2023 16:28BAN 107/2 in 21 overs
Rashid to Shanto, begins with a single to deep square. Mehidy pushes a delivery on the up to long on for the second run of the over. Shanto with another clip on the on side. Another single off the final delivery.
- September 03, 2023 16:25100BAN 103/2 in 20 overs
Mehidy pushes a full delivery on the on side. 100 runs up for Bangladesh. Nabi follows it up with a dot ball. Three more runs from the over.
- September 03, 2023 16:22BAN 99/2 in 19 overs
Shanto places Rashid’s back of a length delivery wide of deep mid wicket and runs two. A single on the next with a tap inside the circle. Mehidy with a clip to deep square. Shanto gets a short delivery which he wants to shuffle and pull away. Misses the timing and has to settle for a single. Another run fpr Mehidy to deep point to end the over.
- September 03, 2023 16:184BAN 93/2 in 18 overs
Nabi to Shanto. FOUR! Shanto is quick to read the length. Gets down low and sweeps it behind square. Ends the over with a poke to long on to keep strike.
- September 03, 2023 16:15BAN 88/2 in 17 overs
In comes Rashid Khan. A loud cheer to greet him. Mehidy starts with a simple front-foot defence. A perfect over from Rashid Khan. A maiden.
- September 03, 2023 16:09BAN 88/2 in 16 overs
Mohammad Nabi to bowl. Shanto on strike. Nabi with a lot of flight on offer; defended by Shanto. A tight single on the fourth delivery as Shanto taps it to short cover and sets off. Mehidy gets an outside and third man is too slow to get to the ball which allows the Bangladesh pair to pick a run.
- September 03, 2023 16:044BAN 86/2 in 15 overs
Naib to continue. Mehidy with a single to deep cover. FOUR! Shanto heaves the ball over mid on and collects four runs. Naib deceives Shanto with a slower one. The batter closes the face a bit early and gets a leading edge but no real trouble. A single taken.
- September 03, 2023 16:02BAN 80/2 in 14 overs
Mujeeb to Mehidy. Gets off strike with a single to long off. Shanto taps a full delivery back at Mujeeb. There is half a chance for a caught and bowled but the batters collect a single instead as the bowler fails to gather the ball cleanly. Mehidy with a single to deep mid wicket.
- September 03, 2023 15:574BAN 77/2 in 13 overs
Naib to continue. Mehidy goes for a wild heave on the off side. He gets an edge but it goes wide of the slip fielder. Naib again beats an edge and is convinced there’s a faint tickle. The umpire, however, denies the appeals. FOUR! Another lofted shot by Shanto. Puts an overpitched delivery over long on. FOUR - This one is along the ground and driven through covers.
- September 03, 2023 15:524BAN 68/2 in 12 overs
Karim Janat for his first over. FOUR! Shanto gets on his pads and he clips it over the infield to collect a boundary and get off the mark.
- September 03, 2023 15:44WBAN 63/2 in 11 overs
Towhid Hridoy is the new batter for Bangladesh.
Mehidy picks up a single on the first delivery from Naib. Two leg byes to start for Hridoy. There were loud appeals of leg before too. OUT! NAIB STRIKES, HRIDOY GONE! Hridoy pokes at the delivery away from him and ends up handing a catch to the first slip cordon.
Najmul Hossain Shanto starts with three dot deliveries.
Towhid Hridoy c Hashmatullah Shahidi b Gulbadin Naib 0(2)
- September 03, 2023 15:41WBAN 60/1 in 10 overs
Mujeeb to Mehidy. FOUR! Driven through covers. A wide adds the fifth run from the over. A single to fine leg. WICKET! Mujeeb castles Naim. The partnership is broken right at the end of the PowerPlay. It was the googly from Mujeeb and Naim does not read it. The top of off stump is the target and Afghanistan has the breakthrough.
Mohammad Naim b Mujeeb Ur Rahman 28(32)
- September 03, 2023 15:354BAN 54/0 in 9 overs
A change in bowling. Gulbadin Naib into the attack. FOUR. Room on offer and Naim needs no second invitations. Packs it through covers. Appeals from Afghanistan as Naim is beaten on a delivery that moves away from him. A brilliant stop at extra cover to stop a certain boundary.
- September 03, 2023 15:3250BAN 50/0 in 8 overs
Naim picks a single on the first delivery of Mujeeb’s over. A clip from Mehidy to square leg for one run. 50 up for Bangladesh as Naim gets another single.
- September 03, 2023 15:274BAN 47/0 in 7 overs
Farooqi to bowl the next over. Two runs! Mehidy drives through covers and Mujeeb does well to prevent two runs. FOUR now. A slower delivery by Farooqi and Mehidy sends it to the extra cover fence for his first boundary. Mehidy cuts the fifth delivery through point to collect FOUR more.
- September 03, 2023 15:22BAN 37/0 in 6 overs
Mujeeb to Naim. A tap to long on for a single from the left-handed batter. Mehidy opens the face of the bat towards the cover region and picks up two runs. One more run as Mehidy pushes a delivery on his pads to deep square.
Rashid Khan is down injured. He seems to have pulled something while trying to field. He looks comfortable to continue.
The over ends with a dot ball.
- September 03, 2023 15:18BAN 33/0 in 5 overs
Farooqi to Mehidy Hasan Miraz. A maiden over. Farooqi gets the ball to move back into Mehidy. He beats the batter on a couple of occassions too.
- September 03, 2023 15:17BAN 33/0 in 4 overs
Two singles for Mehidy and one for Naim off Mujeeb’s next over.
- September 03, 2023 15:104BAN 30/0 in 3 overs
Farooqi to continue. FOUR! Farooqi shapes the ball away from Naim and induces an edge. But there is no slip in place and the ball flies away to the fence. Sublime! FOUR RUNS. Naim leans into the overpitched delivery and drives it to covers.
- September 03, 2023 15:07BAN 22/0 in 2 overs
Spin right away for Afghanistan. Mujeeb Ur Rahman to bowl the second over.
A cut from Naim to gather a couple. A misfield at point lets Naim run a single. 5 WIDES from Mujeeb. It’s been one sloppy start from Afghanistan. Two dot balls to finish the over.
- September 03, 2023 15:034BAN 14/0 in 1 over
FOUR! Farooqi offers width to Naim and sees the ball slapped to the point fence. Follows it up with 5 WIDES.Another FOUR. Naim slashes and gets the under edge between slips. A single to end the over.
- September 03, 2023 15:02READY!
Mohammad Naim and Mehidy Hasan Miraz walk out to face the new ball.
For Afghanistan, it will be Fazalhaq Farooqi.
- September 03, 2023 14:57Time for National Anthems!
The teams are lined up in the middle and ready for the National Anthems.
- September 03, 2023 14:55Highest first innings ODI total at Gaddafi Stadium
Pakistan 375/3 vs Zimbabwe - 2015
- September 03, 2023 14:47BAN vs AFG - ODIs Head to Head Record
Played: 14 | Bangladesh: 8 | Afghanistan: 6
- September 03, 2023 14:41Playing XIs
Bangladesh: Mohammad Naim, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim(wk), Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud
Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
- September 03, 2023 14:37Pitch Report
Deep Dasgupta: Generally, this is a high scoring venue. Bangladesh would want to put on the scoreboard pressure.We can see a few cracks which the bowlers might like. It might get slower as the game progresses. These cracks will open up a bit. The grass might also help the seamers a little.
- September 03, 2023 14:31TOSS - BANGLADESH
Bangladesh wins the toss and opts to bat.
Shakib Al Hasan: It will be good for our side to put on a good total. We have three changes in our team. WE did not execute the way we wanted to bat but today is a new day.
Hashmatullah Shahidi: To be honest we wanted toi bat first but we will try to bowl well now. Quite excited to be here because we have a lot of support here. The prep was good. We had a series against Pakistan. We are here for a week now and know the conditions.
- September 03, 2023 14:27Coming Up: Toss
It’s less than five minutes for the toss and both captains are making their way to the middle of the park.
- September 03, 2023 14:22BAN vs AFG - Dream11 Prediction
Wicketkeepers: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (AFG)
Batters: Ibrahim Zadran (AFG), Towhid Hridoy (BAN), Najmul Hossain Shanto (BAN)
All rounders: Sahkib Al Hasan (BAN), Mehidy Hasan Miraz (BAN), Mohammad Nabi (AFG)
Bowlers: Rashid Khan (AFG), Mujeeb Ur Rahman (AFG), Taskin Ahmed (BAN), Mustafizur Rahman (BAN)
Team Composition: BAN 6 - 5 AFG | Credits Left: 8.5
- September 03, 2023 14:16BAN vs AFG - Predicted 11
Bangladesh: Mohammad Naim, Anamul Haque, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karim Janat, Mohammad Saleem Safi
- September 03, 2023 14:11Afghanistan gets underway; Bangladesh in must win situation
The Afghans will get their Asia Cup 2023 campaign underway with this game today. They come on the back of a 0-3 series loss to Pakistan and would hope to turn the tables around in the continental event.
For Bangladesh, it is a pretty different tale. The side lost its opener against Sri Lanka and faces the prospect of getting eliminated if it loses against Afghanistan.
- September 03, 2023 14:04The Bangla Tigers in Lahore
The Bangladesh team underwent a training session in Lahore on Saturday after arriving from Pallekele. Here is a look into what went on.
- September 03, 2023 13:56BAN vs AFG - Squads
Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Anamul Haque Bijoy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Naim Sheikh, Shamim Hossain, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Tanzim Hasan Sakib
Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Gulbadin Naib, Riaz Hassan, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Rashid Khan, Abdul Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Karim Janat, Noor Ahmad, Suliman Safi
- September 03, 2023 13:49LIVE STREAMING INFO
Where will the Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2023 match be played?
The Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2023 will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
When will the Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2023 match be played?
The Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2023 match will be played at 03:00 PM IST on September 3, 2023.
Where to watch the Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2023 match?
The Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2023 match can be watched live on the Star Sports Network.
The match can also be live streamed on Disney+ Hotstar App.
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