All-round Shakib powers Bangladesh to 62-run win

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Live Score, World Cup 2019, Match 31: Latest updates from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 BAN vs AFG match at The Rose Bowl, Southampton.

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Shakib's four wickets have Bangladesh in control of the encounter against Afghanistan.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Shakib Al Hasan's heroics with bat and ball have ensured a comprehensive 62-run win for Bangladesh, keeping its World Cup hopes alive. Shakib, only player after Yuvraj Singh (2011) to pick five wickets and 50 runs in one match, was too good to handle for Afghanistan which has now slumped to its seventh consecutive defeat in this edition of the World Cup.

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WICKET NO. 9. Mustafizur gets Dawlat Zadran out caught behind.  Mujeeb the last man at the crease.

Shakib Al Hasan has bowled out, and this one's a special spell because of the record and the significance of it to Bangladesh's WC hopes. He finishes with 10-1-29-5.

WICKET! The curtains are coming down on Afghanistan's campaign. Rashid Khan holes out to Mortaza off Mustafizur. Afghanistan needs 72 runs in 39 balls.

GONE! Shakib, you beauty. That's wicket no. 5 for the veteran all-rounder and surely game, set and match for Bangladesh? Ends a gutsy stand between Zadran and Shinwari by getting the former out stumped. AFG 189/7 after 43 overs. Shakib becomes the first player since Yuvraj (2011) to pick five wickets and score 50 runs in one match.

The Afghans need 97 runs from the last 10 overs.

AFG 160/6 in 39 overs: Partnership between the pair is now 28 runs from 23 balls.

150 up for Afghanistan in the 38th over. Required rate has gone over 9 rpo and is steeply climbing. Afghanistan will require something special to have a chance of winning this one at the moment.

Afghanistan is six down with Najibullah Zadran the new batter. He gets off the mark with a boundary. Afghanistan will need many more of that. Required rate is now 8.71 rpo.

AFG 141/6 in 36 overs: WICKET! Alikhil is run-out in the non-striker's end! Lazy running from the youngster. He takes after Shinwari struck the ball wide of short deep mid-wicket but has to retreat after his partner turns him down. Liton Das picks up, turns and strikes down the stumps but Alikhil doesn't stretch to ground his bat and is caught short. 

Ikram Alikhil is the new batsman.

AFG 119/5 in 33 overs: WICKET! It's that man again, Shakib! He can't do anything wrong today. Fourth wicket for him. He should maybe stop by the lottery story and pick up a ticket on the way back to the hotel. Although, that would not be necessary. Asghar goes for the slog sweep but he can't get it over the deep mid-wicket fielder and is caught by the substitute fielder Sabbir.

Samiullah Shinwari joins Asghar in the middle. Shinwari scored a crucial 81 which helped set up Afghanistan's famous win over Bangladesh in their first-ever meeting. Can he do something similar here?

Shakib has been unplayable for Afghanistan batters today. His figures read: 5-1-8-3. He also scored 51 earlier in the day. 

WICKET! The spin squeeze frustrates Gulbadin and it draws a false move out of him. Shakib gives it flight and Gulbadin drives on the up through the short cover where Liton Das picks a superb catch. He departs three short of a fifty. WICKET! Is that the game? Shakib gets one through the gate of Mohammad Nabi and the ball crashes into leg stump!

Hundred up for Afghanistan in the 26th over.

AFG 98/2 in 25 overs: Gulbadin and Asghar have upped the run rate after the fall of Shahidi. Can the current skipper and the former skipper put on a memorable stand to take Afghanistan closer?

AFG 79/2 in 20.5 overs: Mosaddek Hossain strikes. Southampton has come alive. The decibel levels among the Bangladesh fans has reached a new high. Hashmatullah Shahidi is drawn out of this crease after missing an off-spinner, misses connecting and Mushfiqur Rahim completes an easy stumping. The need to accelerate and the pressure of the dot balls played seems to have got on to Shahidi. Asghar Afghan is the new man in.

AFG 77/1 in 20 overs: 28 off 55 is what Naib and Shahidi have added. The batsmen need to up the ante now as this slow partnership means the required run rate is climbing at a steady rate. Before it reaches astronomical numbers, the Afghanistan duo must accelerate and make it easy for the middle order.

AFG 65/1 in 17 overs: Gulbadin Naib and Hashmatullah Shahidi are taking it slow. The batsmen have added 16 runs in 37 balls and Afghanistan needs 198 runs at run-a-ball now.

Gulbadin is receiving treatment from his physio. Maybe some cramps. He did bowl his full quota of 10 overs earlier in the day. The umpires have called for drinks.

AFG 58/1 in 15 overs: Just 10 runs from the last five overs. Would have been an even tighter squeeze with just 6 runs from 5 overs but Gulbadin decided to do something about it by skipping down and lifting Mosaddek over mid-off for a four.

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Fifty up for the Afghans inside 12 overs. 

AFG 49/1 in 11 overs: WICKET! Rahmat looks to go aerial but doesn't enough on it, ends up holing out to mid-off. Shakib with the trick! Left-hander Hashmatullah Shahidi is in at No. 3.

End of the powerplay overs and Mortaza brings on Shakib.

Gulbadin promoting himself up the order is proving to be an inspired move thus far. It's not the first time he has opened by the way. He has done so five times and has an unbeaten 74 to his name and has an average of 49.

AFG 45/0 in 9 overs: The Afghan openers kick on in the chase and go after the opposition skipper Mortaza! Rahmat with a swivel pull to a boundary follows it up with a square cut for another boundary. 12 from the over.

AFG 27/0 in 6 overs: Gulbadin has had enough of blocking and knocking it around. He lifts Mustafizur straight back past the bowler and the ball trickles down the ropes for a boundary.

Some hugeeee news coming out of the Windies camp. All-rounder Andre Russell has been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament due to injury. Sunil Ambris has been called up as his replacement.

AFG 15/0 in 3 overs: Rahmat Shah survives a run-out call. Just seven runs have come off the bat so far. Afghanistan has profited from some extras.

Rahmat Shah and Gulbadin Naib walk out for Afghanistan. Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza will open proceedings for Bangladesh. Afghanistan out in pursuit of 263 in 50 overs.

We will be back for the chase in 30 minutes.

Bangladesh would not be overly pleased with that score keeping in mind Afghanistan's threat. The Afghans have handled themselves well with the bat against England and India in the last two matches. A target of 263 will be chasebale if they can get two or three of their batsmen to fire.

BAN 262/7 in 50 overs: Saifuddin is dropped off Gulbadin. Mosaddek gets to the other end and drills the ball through the off-side for another boundary. WICKET! Gulbadin finishes with a slower ball full on the stumps which Mosaddek fails to get bat on and has his wickets disturbed.

BAN 254/6 in 49 overs: WICKET! Mushfiqur won't get his second century on the bounce. He goes for the lofted drive over the off-side but he mistimes it into the hands of Nabi at covers. He departs for 83. Dawlat finishes the day with a wicket to his name.

Mosaddek brings up the 250-run mark with a shot between the covers and mid-off fielder.

BAN 246/5 in 48 overs: Rashid ends his quota with no wickets to his name. A tad expensive today with Mushfiqur and Mosaddek slamming a boundary each.

BAN 236/5 in 47 overs: Mosaddek is enjoying the extra pace from Dawlat. He slaps him over short mid-wicket's head for a boundary before striking him straight past the mid-off fielder to run three. Dawlat reacts well by taking pace off the ball for Mushfiqur, who swings and misses in the remaining three balls of the over.

BAN 220/5 in 45 overs: Mujeeb's 10-over spell comes to an end. Superb display by the youngster conceding just 39 runs while picking up 3 top-order wickets.

Mushfiqur is batting on 66. He has a lot of time to score successive World Cup centuries and take Bangladesh past 250. He has Mosaddek for company.

BAN 207/5 in 43 overs: WICKET! Mahmudullah departs for 27! A soft dismissal as he pulls Naib straight into the hands of Nabi at mid-wicket.

Two hundred up for Bangladesh in the 41st over and Mahmudullah is switching gears at the moment.

BAN 186/4 in 39 overs: Mushfiqur sweeps Rashid behind square leg for a four.  The keeper-batsman now has 300-plus runs in this World Cup.

BAN 172/4 in 37 overs: First boundary in 50 balls for Bangladesh. Mushfiqur ends the drought with a massive six off Dawlat over long-on and also brings up his fifty!

It's been 11 overs since Bangladesh's last boundary.

Mahmudullah has done something to himself. Looks like he has pulled his calf. The physio's out. Its been attended to. The action resumes.

BAN 153/3 in 33 overs: WICKET! Mujeeb is on fire; traps Sarkar in front. He has been given out. The batsman reviews but replays retain umpire's call. He's gone!

Soumya Sarkar is nearly run out! Gulbadin strikes down the stumps  at the non-striker's end. Sent upstairs and third umpire says Soumya is in before the bail comes off.

BAN 143/3 in 30 overs: WICKET! Shakib had slowed down and was struggling to rotate the strike in the last few overs. Mujeeb comes on for his second spell and has him trapped LBW from around the wicket! Richard Kettleborough gives him out for the second time in the match. Shakib doesn't review because he was on the backfoot this time. Big blow for the Tigers.

Fifty for Shakib, his third of the World Cup!

BAN 136/2 in 27 overs: Gulbadin sneaks in a maiden over to Shakib, who is stranded on 49 now.

BAN 117/2 in 23 overs: Shakib and Mushfiqur are milking runs off Dawlat here. A miscued pull by Mushfiqur goes behind the 'keeper's head for another four. Dawlat's last two overs fetch 18 runs for the Tigers.

100 up for Bangladesh in the 21st over.

BAN 95/2 in 20 overs: Two very good players of spin out in the middle for Bangladesh at the moment. But can they get the better of Rashid? Shakib nearly fell to him. The pair are happy nudging him for singles and twos.

WICKET! Rashid gets the dangerous Shakib! Traps him LBW on the front foot and the umpire has no hesitation in raising his finger. Shakib reviews it immediately. The ball tracker shows the ball missing the stumps by a whisker. Shakib survives!

Mushfiqur Rahim, fresh from a hundred against Australia, joins Shakib.

BAN 82/2 in 17 overs: WICKET! Bowled him! Nabi angles the ball in from around the wicket and the ball was too close for Tamim to play the cut. He misses and has his stumps rattled!

Rashid Khan time... He is up against his SRH team-mate Shakib.

Shakib overtakes David Warner to once again become the leading run-scorer of the tournament. 448* and counting!

BAN 73/1 in 14 overs: Tamim breaks his boundary drought after 28 balls. He skips down the track to Gulbadin and throws his bat at a good length delivery. He doesn't connect too well but gets enough bat to take the ball past the mid-on fielder for a four.  Shakib pulls Gulbadin to the vacant deep mid-wicket region for a four to end the over. That's the fifty-run partnership!

Skipper Gulbadin's medium pace takes over from the end Nabi was bowling from. Fifty comes up for the Tigers in the 12th over.

Mujeeb continues after the powerplay. Afghanistan probably looking to frustrate Tamim further and preempt an error off him.

BAN 44/1 in 10 overs: The spinners have really put the squeeze on Bangladesh here before Shakib got in a late cut off Nabi to score a much-needed boundary. Tamim is batting on 16 off 30 balls.

BAN 31/1 in 7 overs: Tamim has been frustrated early on with the spin ploy. His only boundary in the first seven overs has come against the pace of Dawlat.

Spin from both ends now. Mohammad Nabi replaces Dawlat Zadran.

BAN 25/1 in 5 overs: WICKET! Mujeeb strikes in the powerplay again! Liton drives the ball on the up and he hits it into the hands of Hashmatullah Shahidi at short cover. The umpires want to check if the catch is clean. Aleem Dar after many close up checks confirms the onfield umpire's decision: OUT! The Liton Das experiment hasn't worked out too well. Shakib is the new batsman.

These two teams have faced off seven times in ODIs since 2014. Bangladesh is currently slightly ahead with four wins to Afghan's three.

BAN 16/0 in 3 overs: Liton has shaded strike here in the early going. Tamim gets off the mark in the third over off Mujeeb and he didn't know much about it.

This is a hugely important game for Bangladesh and they would want a big score here to set the tone for the game. This game is the first of its three Asian rivals in its path for a maiden World Cup semifinal. The Tigers next face India and then Pakistan.

BAN 8/0 in 1 over: Das gets away with a cover drive for a boundary. Mujeeb seems to be troubling Tamim though by bringing the ball back into him.

Surprise opening choice for the Tigers. Liton Das comes out with Tamim Iqbal instead of Soumya Sarkar.

Afghanistan to start with spin just as it did against India. Mujeeb with the new ball.

Bangladesh innings

It's time for the national anthems. That's one lengthy anthem for Bangladesh. Forgive my ignorance for not having heard it before. They are done with now and it's time for the first ball of the day.

Play will start in about seven minutes.

Playing XI

Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib(c), Samiullah Shinwari, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Ali Khil(w), Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Liton Das, Mehidy Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mustafizur Rahman

Mortaza: We like to bat first as it's a used pitch, so want to put runs on the board. Two changes - Saifuddin and Mosaddek in for Rubel and Sabbir. The pitch here has been different from the others, has been slow and spun a bit. It's a used pitch as I said and that's why we wanted to bat.

Naib: 'Conditions look good for bowling and we played a game here, so we know the pitch. In the second innings against India, it looked alright throughout and this looks similar. We want to restrict Bangladesh to a chaseable total. We had a good chance to beat India and we're confident that we can do better today.'

TOSS: Afghanistan's Naib elects to bowl first.

Shayan Acharya pings from Southampton: Overcast skies in Southampton with drizzle.

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The Preview

Afghanistan, which lost to India in a thrilling last-over finish, will be eyeing a maiden win in World Cup 2019 when it takes on Bangladesh at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton on Monday.

Bangladesh, on the other hand, will have to win all its remaining matches to keep its slim semifinal hopes alive. The Mashrafe Mortaza-led side, which is currently sixth in the standings with five points, has given a good account of itself especially in the batting department.

After chasing down 322 against the West Indies in just 41.3 overs, Bangladesh fought hard against Australia, finishing on 333-8 -- its highest one-day international total -- but fell short of the target by 48 runs.

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan will be a balanced contest between two Asian nations

The team has promoted Shakib Al Hasan up the order, and the all-rounder has reposed the faith by amassing 425 runs. He is just 22 runs behind Australia’s David Warner -- the tournament’s top scorer.

Bowling, however, has been an area of concern, with the team conceding 300-plus runs in its last three outings.

Squad:

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mohammad Mithun, Abu Jayed, Mosaddek Hossain.

Afghanistan: Hazratullah Zazai, Gulbadin Naib(c), Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Ali Khil(w), Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hamid Hassan, Dawlat Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Noor Ali Zadran.

 

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Gulbadin Naib warns Bangladesh: 'We are drowned, but we’ll take you with us'

"We are already drowned darling, but we’ll take you with us,” Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib said, cheekily warning Bangladesh ahead of their World Cup clash here Monday.

Afghanistan are already out of the tournament after losing all their six matches so far while Bangladesh are still in the reckoning with five points from six matches. The Tigers will need to win against Afghanistan to remain in contention for a semifinal berth.

“Hum to doobe hai sanam, tumko lekar doobenge (We are already drowed darling, but we’ll take you with us),” a smiling Gulbadin said when asked about the match against Bangladesh.

Afghanistan have improved steadily over the past couple of matches and Gulbadin believed his team, which has some highly-rated spinners, have what it takes to topple the world’s best.

Although yet to win a match, Afghanistan sparked over the past week, losing by just 11 runs to fancied India in Southampton on Saturday.

Boasting the top-ranked T20 bowler in the world in the form of Rashid Khan as well as the considerable threat of Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Gulbadin’s side restricted a star-studded India line-up to just 224 at the Hampshire Bowl — their lowest total in this World Cup.

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Tigers out to apply the pressure

Afghanistan will be out to strike a big blow to Bangladesh's semi-final hopes after almost pulling off a monumental Cricket World Cup shock against India.

Mohammed Shami took a final-over hat-trick at the Rose Bowl on Saturday to give India a dramatic 11-run win after Mohammad Nabi's half-century gave Afghanistan a great chance of sensationally beating Virat Kohli's side.

A sixth defeat out of six dashed any semi-final hopes Afghanistan may have had, but they have three more chances to register a win.

Bangladesh are three points behind fourth-placed England and will see Monday's encounter in Southampton as a great opportunity to boost their bid for a top-four finish.

The Tigers have shown their quality with the bat, but the bowlers must step up after coming in for more treatment in a high-scoring defeat to Australia last time out.

Bangladesh won the only previous World Cup encounter between the two nations by 105 runs four years ago.

Tournament so Far

Bangladesh started with a superb victory over South Africa and also piled on the runs to defeat West Indies. They were narrowly beaten by New Zealand before going down to England and Australia, also having a game against Sri Lanka washed out.

That tense tussle with India is as close as Afghanistan have come to a win, having lost to Australia, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, South Africa and England.

What They Said

Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib: "I think we're now getting better and better day by day. This is the team I wanted actually. Also in the batting side. So this is a good sign."

Bangladesh batsman Mohammad Mithun: "Everyone is expecting that we will win. Every match is the same in that we play to win. But I think we should be more careful in this game."

Facts

- This will be the eighth time that Bangladesh and Afghanistan will have faced off in an ODI, the Tigers winning four and losing three.

- Mahmudullah has made more runs in ODI matches between his country and Afghanistan than any other batsman; scoring 243 in six knocks.

- Shakib Al Hasan has more wickets in 50-over games between the two nations than any other bowler, claiming 13.

- All-rounder Shakib has averaged 106 from his five innings so far in the tournament.

The match will be streamed Live on Hotstar

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's Live coverage of ICC World Cup 2019 Match 31 between Bangladesh and Afghanistan at The Rose Bowl, Southampton. I am Aashin Prasad and I will be taking you through the day's action.