Bangladesh keep semi-final hopes alive beating Afghanistan by 62-run

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24th June, 2019 11:25:48 printer

Bangladesh keep semi-final hopes alive beating Afghanistan by 62-run

Bangladesh boosted their bid to reach the Cricket World Cup semi-finals as Shakib Al Hasan's superb all-round display inspired a dominating 62-run win over Afghanistan on Monday.

Shakib's 51 off 69 laid the foundations for Bangladesh to score 262-7 and made him the leading run-scorer in this year's World Cup.

The 32-year-old then ripped through the Afghan batting line-up with superb figures of 5-29 from 10 overs.

Shakib's presence hung over every phase of this match almost, just like it has hung large over the entire tournament. He's in a race of one for the Man of the Tournament right now.

Bangladesh are up to fifth place in the 10-team group stage, one point behind fourth placed England in the race to seal a semi-final berth via a top four finish.

Completed scoreboard from the Afghanistan v Bangladesh World Cup match on Monday:


Liton Das c Shahidi b Rahman 16

Tamim Iqbal b Nabi 36

Shakib Al Hasan lbw b Rahman 51

Mushfiqur Rahim c Nabi b D.Zadran 83

Soumya Sarkar lbw b Rahman 3

Mahmudullah c Nabi b Naib 27

Mosaddek Hossain b Gulbadin Naib 35

Mohammad Saifuddin not out 2


Extras (w9) 9

Total (seven wickets, 50 overs) 262

Did not bat: Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman


Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Liton), 2-82 (Tamim), 3-143 (Shakib), 4-151 (Soumya), 5-207 (Mahmudullah), 6-251 (Mushfiqur), 7-262 (Mosaddek)


Bowling: Rahman 10-0-39-3 (3w), D.Zadran 9-0-64-1 (3w), Nabi 10-0-44-1 (1w), Naib 10-1-56-2, Rashid 10-0-52-0 (1w), Shah 1-0-7-0



Gulbadin Naib c Liton b Shakib 47

Rahmat Shah c Tamim b Shakib 24

Hashmatullah Shahidi st Mushfiqur b Mosaddek 11

Asghar Afghan c sub (Sabbir) b Shakib 20

Mohammad Nabi b Shakib 0

Samiullah Shinwari not out 49

Ikram Ali Khil run out (Liton) 11

Najibullah Zadran st Mushfiqur b Shakib 23

Rashid Khan c Mashrafe b Mustafizur 2

Dawlat Zadran c Mushfiqur b Mustafizur 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman b Saifuddin 0


Extras (b1, lb6, w6) 13

Total (all out, 47 overs) 200


Fall of wickets: 1-49 (Rahmat), 2-79 (Hashmatullah), 3-104 (Gulbadin), 4-104 (Nabi), 5-117 (Asghar), 6-132 (Ikram), 7-188 (N.Zadran), 8-191 (Rashid Khan), 9-195 (D.Zadran), 10-200 (Rahman)


Bowling: Mashrafe 7-0-37-0 (2w), Mustafizur 8-1-32-2 (2w), Saifuddin 8-0-33-1 (1w), Shakib 10-1-29-5, Miraz 8-0-37-0, Mosaddek 6-0-25-1


Result: Bangladesh won by 62 runs

Toss: Afghanistan

Umpires: Michael Gough (ENG), Richard Kettleborough (ENG)

TV umpire: Aleem Dar (PAK)

Match referee: Richie Richardson (WIS)