Asia Cup: Rashid Khan Stars in Afghanistan’s Win vs Bangladesh

22 September, 2018, 13:29 | Author: Rafael Roberts
  • Birthday boy Rashid stars as Afghanistan upset Bangladesh

Asia Cup 2018, Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Match 6, Group B Live Updates: Star leg-spinner Rashid Khan came out with a brilliant all-round performance as Afghanistan defeated Bangladesh easily by a huge margin of 136 runs in the last group encounter of the ongoing Asia Cup 2018 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

Afghanistan, electing to bat first, made 255/7 in their 50 overs.

Rashid, who finished with 2-13 in nine overs and effected a run out, claimed the prized wickets of Shakib Al Hasan (32) and Mahmudullah Riyad (27) as Bangladesh were bundled out for 119 in 42.1 overs. "Our top and middle order didn´t play very well but thanks to God, Naib and Rashid did very well", said Afghan.

Bangladesh: Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Ariful Haque. Both teams have already qualified for the next round but whoever wins it won't be a matter as the schedule for Super Four already revealed in midway of group stage. Afghanistan have two ODI wins out of five against Bangladesh.

Rashid's delivery beat Shakib completely for pace as the batsman went back but was a bit late to bring his bat down in the 24th over. The runs were hard to come by for the Bangladesh batsmen, including experienced Shakib who made a decision to play a waiting game in view of the precarious situation his team was in.

Among the eight Bangladesh bowlers used in the attack, left-arm spinner Shakib was the only one to complete 10 overs, finishing with four wickets conceding 42 runs.

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While their most significant players still remain the spin wizard duo of Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, other players like all-rounder Mohammad Nabi and Rahmat Shah are using the platform nicely to shine for their national team. Naib remained not out on 42 off 38 balls with five fours.

Rashid hit four boundaries in the final over bowled by Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza to end the innings in style with a four.

Hashmatullah Shahidi was the top scorer for the team as he made 58 runs.

Mohammad Shahzad and Hashmatullah Shahidi then began the recovery.

In his column for the Times of India, Sivaramakrishnan wrote, "Afghanistan have been a unsafe limited overs team for a while now, but as they are becoming more consistent with the bat, they are emerging as a serious force that can run any opposition close".

At 160 for 7 in the 41st over, it seemed that Afghanistan would struggle to even reach 200 but Rashid and Gulbadin had other ideas.

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