Thursday , October 23 2014

Bangladesh bowlers dominating | BANGLADESH VS AFGHANISTAN

Afghanistan 94/5, 28 Overs

Mukib Mosleh from Fatullah
Tigercricket correspondent

After electing to field first, tiger bowlers have managed to keep Afghanistan under control by taking timely wickets. After 28 overs, Afghanistan are struggling at 94-5.

Aggressive bowling from the tiger bowlers never let Afghanistan batsmen take control. Rubel Hossain, leading the Bangladesh pace attack in Mashrafe’s absence, took the wicket of Mohammad Shahzad in his second over. On the other end, veteran spinner Abdur Razzak kept things tight as Afghanistan struggled to break free. Afghanistan batsmen tried to attack when Arafat Sunny was brought to attack. But quality bowling from Sunny gave him two quick wickets. A brilliant run out from Naeem Islam sent Nawroz Mangal back to the pavilion who was looking for a moment. Later, Nasir took a sharp catch at first slip off Mominul Hoque’s part-time spin to send dangerous Nabi back to the pavilion.

Shohag Gazi, the premium off spinner of the country, got injured in his fingers in the very first over of his bowling, attempting to field a well timed drive from the batsman. If serious then Gazi’s injury will heavily weaken the already heavily injury struck tiger bowling unit.

Afghanistan will now try to bring back some respectability into their scoreboard while Bangladesh will be eyeing a quick removal of rest of the Afghan wickets to expedite a bonus point win from here.

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Host Bangladesh field first in a must win game with a spirited Afghanistan unit at Fatullah. Multiple injuries of some critical players like Mashrafee, Tamim Iqbal and a suspension on Shakib Al Hasan have weakened the tiger’s strength though the tiger captain, Mushfiqur Rahim, will play in this match despite getting hurt on the shoulder in the previous game due to the importance of this game. Tigers will have to win in this game if they want to stay in the race to final. Pressure is on them to perform as the superior side, it will be interesting to see their response today.
On the other hand, after a good display of cricket against Pakistan, Afghahistan will be eager to meet one of the weaker test playing teams, Bangladesh, for the first time in their cricketing history.

BANGLADESH XI
Shamsur Rahman, Anamul Haque†, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim*, Nasir Hossain, Naeem Islam,Ziaur Rahman, Sohag Gazi, Abdur Razzak, Arafat Sunny, Rubel Hossain

AFGHANISTAN XI
Mohammad Shahzad†, Karim Sadiq, Asghar Stanikzai, Nawroz Mangal, Mohammad Nabi*,Samiullah Shenwari, Najibullah Zadran, Mirwais Ashraf, Hamid Hassan, Shapoor Zadran, Hamza Hotak

Mukib Mosleh from Fatullah
Tigercricket Correspondent

Afghanistan 94/5, 28 Overs Mukib Mosleh from Fatullah Tigercricket correspondent After electing to field first, tiger bowlers have managed to keep Afghanistan under control by taking timely wickets. After 28 overs, Afghanistan are struggling at 94-5. Aggressive bowling from the tiger bowlers never let Afghanistan batsmen take control. Rubel Hossain, leading the Bangladesh pace attack ...

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