World Cup 2015: All-Round Bangladesh Humiliate Afghanistan by 105 Runs

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 | 0

Bangladesh produced a stellar all-round performance to thrash Afghanistan in the battle of minnows at Canberra on Wednesday. This was the two teams’ first outing at the World Cup 2015.

Earlier, Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and decided to bat first. Despite being reduced to 1194 in the 30th over, Bangladesh exhibited sheer resilience to post 267 runs in 50 overs. Mushfiqur Rahim (71) and Shakib Al Hasan (63) topped the batting chart.

In response, Afghanistan seemed oblivious against a lethal bowling Bangladeshi unit. They lost 3 wickets in as many runs. Nawroz Mangal and Samiullah Shenwari looked to make up for their early losses with a 62-run stand, before the former perished for 27.

Subsequently, wickets kept falling at regular intervals even as skipper Mohammad Nabi (44) held one end of the wicket. They, eventually, got bundled out for a paltry 162, 105 runs short of the target.

For Bangladesh, Mortaza (3/20) was the wrecker-in-chief, while Shakib also chipped in with a brace.


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