LATEST UPDATE: Hider is in best shape right here, slightly little bit of form and the ball comes again in to clatter onto the off-stump. Some hole between bat and pad for Rahmat, and the ball sneaks in to clatter into the stumps. Hider is overjoyed, Afghanistan are 28/2
PREVIEW: On March 1, 2014, Afghanistan beat Bangladesh through 32 runs of their Asia Cup stumble upon in Fatullah. Again then, the outcome was once described as an ‘disenchanted’. A ‘surprise’. Bangladesh, having been regarded as ‘minnows’ for ages, have been now on the receiving finish of dropping to a lesser group. 4 years later, an Afghanistan win is not a wonder, surprise, or an disenchanted. Now not too way back, Afghanistan even swept Bangladesh 3-Zero in a T20I collection in Dehradun, their followed house. Afghanistan have risen so unexpectedly that they do not even have fun a victory over Sri Lanka, a rustic that has received the Global Cup as soon as and made it to the general two times, as though it is a huge success. As a substitute, a victory – without reference to the opposition – is simply what is predicted of them. It is with this backdrop that they meet Bangladesh once more on September 20 in Abu Dhabi, in a fit that does not subject a lot so far as the Asia Cup situations are involved given each side have certified to the following spherical.
All sides are right here after defeating Sri Lanka convincingly. Each batted first, submit aggressive totals earlier than their bowlers took over. Bangladesh had a fairly harder recreation; they have been 1 for two at one level (and in addition misplaced Tamim Iqbal to an damage) earlier than Mushfiqur Rahim performed one among Bangladesh’s highest ODI knocks. He scored 144 of 150, and gained respectable toughen from Mohammad Mithun (63) as Bangladesh scored 261. Sri Lanka have been then shot out for 124 in 35.2 overs, with all bowlers having some a laugh. Bangladesh will as soon as once more glance as much as Mushfiqur, given they have got misplaced Tamim to a fractured wrist he sustained all the way through the primary recreation. Shakib Al Hasan was once bowled through Lasith Malinga for a first-ball duck, and he too must step up in opposition to a potent bowling assault. When Afghanistan swept Bangladesh within the T20Is in June, they did so thru their spin assault. Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Mohammad Nabi are such just right bowlers than Afghanistan want handiest round 220 to 250 to be aggressive. That is exactly what they did in opposition to Sri Lanka – get 249 with contributions from a couple of batsmen, after which bowl out the opposition for 158. Mujeeb, Rashid, Nabi and pacer Gubadin Naib picked up two wickets apiece. Staff B was once meant to be the harder of the 2 teams within the six-team match, however those two aspects ensured the qualification situations have been sealed even earlier than the 3rd recreation started. It is a useless rubber, however it is also every other probability for each side to turn they’re as critical contenders for the match as the opposite two aspects from the opposite workforce.