Published On: Tue, Mar 25th, 2014

ICC T20 WORLD CUP : Bangladesh Thrashes Afghanistan By 9 Wickets

Toss Bangladesh, who chose to field

Points Bangladesh 2, Afghanistan 0

T20I debut Najeeb Tarakai (Afghanistan)

Player of the match Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)

Umpires RK Illingworth (England) and NJ Llong (England)

TV umpire HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)

Match referee RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

Reserve umpire RA Kettleborough (England)

Bangladesh kick off the 2014 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 (T20) against Afghanistan with their Group A qualifier on home soil at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Sunday morning.

Bangladesh will have that in the back of their mind and will be under immense pressure in front of home crowd as feisty Afghanistan throws at them a stern challenge and tigers will be up for “revenge”. Bangladesh will have the services of opener Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hassan, both of whom missed the Asia Cup game against Afghanistan. T20 format suits Bangladesh well as they play the firebrand form of cricket.

Afghanistan has pretty balanced bowling side, have variety in pace and spin but their batsmen loose the temperament to play long innings they perhaps are not that patient enough to stick around and this could prove blessing in disguise in shorter format of the game. That’s where they can give Bangladesh a head ache. They have drafted two T20 specialist batsmen in their squad Najeeb Tarakai and Shafiqullah.

Hosts Bangladesh on Sunday Sher – e – Bangla Stadium, while impressive in its first qualifying match of the Twenty20 World Cup -2014 nine-wicket defeat in Afghanistan. Group – A bowling in this match, Bangladesh won the toss and Shakib Al Hasan (8-3) on the strength of the Afghan team’s superb bowling 17.1 overs were bowled out for just 72.

Gulbadin from Afghanistan Naab scored the highest 21. Karim Sadiq Sfiullah 10 and 16 runs came off the bat. No other batsmen could not reach double figures. It is by far the lowest team total in the Twenty20 World Cup.

Apart from Shakib Banglagdesh two successful while Farhad Reza Abdur Razzak, Mahmudullah and Mashrafe Mortaza – a success.

In reply, the hosts came to play a wicket in 12 overs losing the acquired. Tamim Iqbal 21 dismissed. Tamim hit two boundaries in his 27-ball innings. Bangladesh won by 48 balls remaining.

Anamul Haq returned unbeaten on 44 and Shakib 10 runs. Anamul your team to victory with six innings in 33 balls, including three sixes and four fours. Shakib put a boundary on 12 balls.

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