Bangladesh trounces Afghanistan by 105 runs


CANBERRA: Bangladesh clinched a 105 run win over World Cup first timers Afghanistan here at Canberra on Wednesday, ARY Sports reports.

Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat first in the match.

They managed 267 on the board in their allotted 50 overs thanks to a Mushfiqur Rahim’s knock of 71 from 56 balls and Shakib Al Hasan’s 63 runs from 51 deliveries.

Opener Anamul Haque made 29(55) and Soumya Sarkar contributed 28 from 25 balls.

Afghan bowlers Hamid Hassan, Shapoor Zadran, Aftab Alam and Mirwais Ashraf shared grabbed two wickets each while Mohammad Nabi took one wicket.

In reply, Afghanistan could only manage 162 runs on the scorecard as the whole team was back in the pavilion in 42.5 overs.

Captain Mohammad Nabi scored 44 runs from 43 balls while Samiullah Shenwari made 42 runs from 75 balls.

Nawroz Mangal contributed 27 runs with the bat while Najibullah Zadran made 17 runs for his team.

Pacer Mashrafe Mortaza took three wickets whereas left handed spinner Shakib Al Hasan grabbed two wickets. Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed and Mahmudullah took one wicket each.