Asia Cup 2018: Bangladesh defeats Afghanistan, Afghan team out of the final race
In the second match of the Asia Cup 2018, in the second match of the Super Four, Bangladesh defeated Afghanistan by three runs margin The match played at Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Stadium is a very exciting match. There was a strong struggle between the two teams for the last ball. Bangladesh, batting first, won the toss and set a target of 250 runs against Afghanistan.
Chasing, Afghanistan’s team could only manage 246 runs at the loss of seven wickets in 50 overs. With this defeat, the dream of reaching the finals of Afghanistan has broken. Let us know that in the Super Four, the Afghanistan team has won two matches.
For Shahidi, the highest run
The start of the 250-run target of the Afghanistan team started poorly. Opening batsman Isanullah Janet scored 11 runs in 11 balls. After this, Rahmat Shah, who came to bat after being run out for just one run, was run out in the unlucky way. After this Hashtimullah Shahidi took the team out of trouble with wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad. Mohammad Shahzad scored 53 runs.
After Shahzad was dismissed, Hakimullah Shahidi teamed up with Captain Asghar Afghan to lead the team. Shahidi became the victim of Murtaza by making 71 runs. Captain Afghans were dismissed by 39 runs. After this Mohammed Nabi introduced some attractive strokes. But the prophet got out 38 runs. Afghanistan needed 8 runs to win the final over. But Afghani batsmen made four runs in this over.
Mahmudullah and Imran’s glorious batting
On behalf of Bangladesh, Mahmudullah and Imrun Kayes, against Afghanistan today, presented the mockery of the finest batting. At one stage, Bangladesh’s team lost five wickets for just 87 runs. But after that Mahmudullah and Imran Kayes had a wonderful partnership of 128 runs. Mahmudullah scored 74 runs from 81 balls. While Imran Kayes scored an unbeaten 72 not out.
Bangladesh were dismissed by the batsmen
The Bangladesh team’s start to bat first was very bad. Opener Nazmul Hussain scored just 6 runs and became the victim of Aftab. In the next over, Mujib ur Rahim gave another blow to Bangladesh, giving Mohit Mithun out on one’s personal scores. After this, Liton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim shared the 63-run partnership with the team in the initial crisis. However, after this, the third success was given by Rashid Khan to Afghanistan. Rashid dismissed Liton Das on a personal score of 41. Shakib Al Hasan, batting after Liton, was run out in unbeatenly without any runs. Mushfiqur was then dismissed with 71 runs off Rashid’s delivery.