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Asia Cup: Afghanistan vs Bangladesh Match 4 Highlights [WATCH NOW]

Bangladesh and Afghanistan clashed in the 4th match of Asia Cup 2023 on 3 September 2023. While the Afghans started their campaign with this match, the Bengal Tigers want a win to save their Asia Cup campaign this year. Scroll down to find the video.

Read: Asia Cup 2023 Points Table

Bangladesh is coming for the win, but the Afghans will want to enter the tournament with a bang. Will Bangladesh win this match and save their chances, or will Afghanistan enter the tournament with a win and thrash Bangladesh’s dreams of progressing into the Super 4? Let’s find out what happened in this match through these highlights.

Match details

Bangladesh won the toss, and they chose to bat first. Seems like Afghanistan will have to face their batters on a flat track.

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Match number4
MatchBangladesh vs Afghanistan
Date3 September 2023
UmpiresAsif Yaqoob
Langton Rusere
TV UmpireChris Gaffaney
Reserve UmpireMasudur Rahman
Match RefereeDavid Boon

Here is the 11-man squad from both sides.

Mohammad NaimRahmanullah Gurbaz
Mehidy Hasan MirazIbrahim Zadran
Towhid HridoyRahmat Shah
Najmul Hossain ShantoHashmatullah Shahidi
Mushfiqur Rahim Najibullah Zadran
Shakib Al HasanMohammad Nabi
Shamim HossainKarim Janat
Afif HossainGulbadin Naib
Taskin AhmedRashid Khan
Shoriful IslamMujeeb Ur Rahman
Hasan MahmudFazalhaq Farooqi

First Innings – Bangladesh 334-5

We told you in our match predictions that this pith is a 300-run pitch. And this is precisely what happened in this match. Even if Bangladesh lost some early wickets, they kept wickets at hand and kept pushing the runs at 5 rpo until half of the innings. The stars of the previous show, Shanto and Mehdi, are the authors of this inning. If not for him getting retired hurt, he could have steered the team to an even higher score. Let’s see what happened in this match.

  • Mehidy Hasan and Shanto’s centuries propelled Bangladesh to a mammoth first-innings total of 334/5.
  • Naim got Bangladesh off to a fast start, but the southpaw left after only a cameo.
  • Hridoy was ejected for a duck, but a brilliant collaboration between Shanto and Miraz followed.
  • Both hitters scored hundreds in the process, assisting their side in reaching such a lofty total.
  • Mushfiq and Shakib made brief appearances at the finish to help the squad pass the 330-run milestone.
  • Afghanistan’s bowlers had a bad day, as most of them were costly. Their fielding wasn’t much better, either.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz 112 (119)Mujeeb Ur Rahman 1-62
Najmul Hossain Shanto 104 (105)Gulbadin Naib 1-58
Shakib Al Hasan 32 (18)Mohammad Nabi 0-50

Afghanistan 245-10

It was not an easy task for Bangladesh. However, their players were aware of the situation in Lahore’s stadium. Most of the players from the team have played their fair share of PSL. But this didn’t save them from a batting collapse as well. There was some resistance, but it wasn’t enough. Let’s have a look.

  • Bangladesh’s terrific win will almost certainly qualify for the Super Fours. They may have lost against Sri Lanka, but Bangladesh was out for success today.
  • The Bangladesh openers got them off to a quick start earlier in the day, and centuries by Miraz and Shanto powered them to a mammoth total, not to mention cameos by Shakib and Mushfiq.
  • In response, Afghanistan lost an early wicket in the shape of Gurbaz, and the Afghan top-order batsmen, particularly Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmat Shah, retreated into a shell.
  • Ibrahim Zadran did have an exciting innings, although few of his strokes came after he had reached fifty.
  • Afghanistan were never in the game, notwithstanding Shahidi’s fifty.
  • Rashid Khan pushed a few boundaries at the finish, but it was never enough.
Ibrahim Zadran 75 (74)Taskin Ahmed 4-44
Hashmatullah Shahidi 51 (60)Shoriful Islam 3-36
Rahmat Shah 33 (57)Mehidy Hasan Miraz 1-41
RESULT Bangladesh won by 89 runs

Man of the match

Mehdi became the man of the match. He may not have the best track record in the ODIs. However, he has emerged as one of the best ODI players Bangladesh has in the squad. His century and a wicket have helped Bangladesh reach the next stage. A well deserved award for him!

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