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Asia Cup 2022, Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Highlights: Najibullah Zadran’s Blazing 43 Helps Afghanistan Beat Bangladesh; Qualify For Super-4 Stage

BAN vs AFG, 3rd match, highlights: Najibullah Zadran scored 43 not out on 17 balls© AFP




Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Highlights: Ibrahim Zadran and Najibullah Zadran tacked on unbeaten 69 runs from just 33 balls to help Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by 7 wickets at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah on Tuesday. Afghanistan chased 128 runs in 18.3 overs to advance to the Super-4 stage. They faltered 62 for 3 after 13 overs, but the collaboration between Ibrahim Zadran and Najibullah Zadran turned the game on its head. Ibrahim Zadran unbeaten 42 from 41 balls, while Najibullah Zadran hit a blazing 43 and not 17 balls. Previously, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan claimed three wickets each as Afghanistan limited Bangladesh to 127/7. Mujeeb Ur Rahman set the tone for Afghanistan by striking three times before Rashid Khan capitalized on bringing Bangladesh into even more trouble. Notably, Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan had won the toss and chose to bat first in the match. (SCORE CARD)

Here are the highlights of the T20 between Bangladesh and Afghanistan straight from Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah







  • 22:40 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: SIX! AFGHANISTAN WIN!!!

    A more or less short jab from Najibullah for a six and that seals the game for Afghanistan. They win it by 7 wickets. What a team Afghanistan has become! They shocked Sri Lanka days earlier and now Bangladesh is the latest victim of their genius.

    AFG 131/3 (18.3)

  • 22:36 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: Another SIX!

    Take it into the crowd. Najibullah hit six more. Afghanistan only needs 4 of the remaining 12 balls.

    AFG 124/3 (18)

  • 22:35 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: SIX!

    OMG! What these two Zadrans do on the crumple is simply exceptional! As was a bouncer from Mohammad Saifuddin and Ibrahim somehow pulled it for a powerful six over a fine leg.

    AFG 118/3 (17.5)

  • 22:34 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: FOUR!

    Najibullah Zadran gets a border this time. Afghanistan is all over Bangladesh with a sudden shift in momentum.

    AFG 111/3 (17.3)

  • 22:32 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: FOUR!

    Oh! What a movie this is from Ibrahim Zadran for a four way cow angle. Afghanistan needs 22 more in 17. Looks like their game is losing from here. Great comeback this is from Afghanistan!

    AFG 102/3 (17)

  • 22:29 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: SIX!

    Six more from Najibullah Zadran. This is an excellent at bat by the left-hander. He hits it over a long time this time and Afghanistan needs 28 more in 20 balls.

    AFG 100/3 (16.4)

  • 22:27 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: SIX!

    This is Najibullah Zadran’s second six in these innings and it comes at the right time. It was a short pass from Mustafizur Rahman and Najibullah waited for it on the back foot. He pulled it beautifully for a six on the leg side.

    AFG 93/3 (16.2)

  • 22:23 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: SIX!

    Najibullah Zadran clears the boundary ropes with a 75-foot six and Afghanistan needs 43 more in 25 balls. This match goes to the wire.

    AFG 85/3 (15.5)

  • 22:20 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: Back-to-back FOURS!

    Another frontier of Ibrahim Zadran’s bat and Afghanistan is now going well in this chase.

    AFG 75/3 (14.5)

  • 22:19 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: FOUR!

    Ibrahim Zadran continues to fight. He hits a four to keep Afghanistan alive during the chase.

    AFG 71/3 (14.4)

  • 22:07 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: FOUR!

    Mohammad Nabi scores a border towards fine leg and that will give Afghanistan a sigh of relief as the increasing run rate requirement puts pressure on them.

    AFG 54/2 (11)

  • 21:56 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: Wicket!

    Mosaddek Hossain has the wicket of Hazratullah Zazai. The batter is fired LBW. This pursuit is going to be difficult for Afghanistan.

    AFG 45/2 (9.2)

  • 21:53 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: FOUR!

    That’s a good shot from Zazai towards cover for a four. It wasn’t such a bad ball from Mustafizur Rahman, but Zazai’s strength and placement helped Afghanistan push a frontier.

    AFG 44/1 (8.5)

  • 21:46 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: FOUR!

    Width brought in by Taskin Ahmed and Ibrahim Zadran cut it for a four past the deep rear end.

    AFG 35/1 (6.5)

  • 21:39 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: Wicket!

    Afghanistan lose their first wicket. Shakib Al Hasan has fired Rahmanullah Gurbaz. The batter danced across the court, but the ball stayed very low to see him miss and Mushfiqur Rahim behind the stumps did the rest.

    AFG 15/1 (4.1)

  • 21:31 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: Catch Dropped!

    Shakib Al Hasan had caught Rahmanullah Gurbaz, but the tall fielder failed to hold on to the catch.

    AFG 8/0 (2.2)

  • 21:27 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: FOUR!

    In the close of Mustafizur, Rahman and Rahmanullah Gurbaz hits the right to the ground for a four.

    AFG 6/0 (1,2)

  • 21:26 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: Afghanistan starts pursuit with 128 runs!

    Hazratullah Zazai and Rahmanullah Gurbaz have embarked on the 128-run chase for Afghanistan.

    AFG 2/0 (1)

  • 21:13 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: Bangladesh after 127/7

    Bangladesh has something on the board to fight against, thanks to Mosaddek Hossain’s 48 not 31 balls.

    BAN 127/7 (20)

  • 21:11 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: Wicket!

    Mahedi Hasan is exhausted. Bangladesh is seven behind with one ball to go.

    BAN 127/7 (19.5)

  • 21:10 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: FOUR!

    Mahedi Hasan plays a useful Bangladeshi cameo here. This time he plays a reverse scoop for a four.

    PROHIBITION 127/6 (19.4)

  • 21:07 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: FOUR!

    Mahedi Hasan’s first shot for a four takes Bangladesh to 120 runs with the last 6 balls attached.

    BAN 120/6 (19)

  • 21:02 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: FOUR!

    Mosaddek Hossain continues to fight for Bangladesh. He hits a four for Naveen-ul-Haq.

    BAN 110/6 (17.4)

  • 20:55 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: 100 up for Bangladesh

    Mosaddek Hossain played Farooqi’s bottom full toss well into the gap to the back point to get a boundary and in doing so, Bangladesh reached 100 runs.

    BAN 100/6 (16.2)

  • 8:52 PM (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: Mahmudullah is out!

    It is a big problem for Rashid Khan and Afghanistan. Mahmudullah leaves on 25 runs. He tried to take on Rashid and paid the price by losing his wicket after hitting the ball directly into the hands of the fielder on the back square leg.

    BAN 89/6 (15.4)

  • 20:43 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: FOUR!

    A brave shot from Mosaddek Hossain and he gets four runs for it. The right-handed batter shuffled over the stumps and played a leg look from the front foot on Naveen-ul-Haq’s fuller ball when the fine leg was inside the circle.

    PROHIBITION 83/5 (14.1)

  • 20:33 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: SIX!

    That’s a happy escape for Mosaddek Hossain. He hit a Mohammad Nabi delivery against the long-off where the fielder hit the boundary ropes after taking the catch to eventually see Bangladesh get six runs.

    BAN 64/5 (11.4)

  • 20:27 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: Wicket!

    This is sensational stuff from Afghanistan. They have reduced Bangladesh to five. Rashid has fired Afif Hossain LBW. Afif was not happy with the umpire’s decision to go out hence he took a review to waste it.

    BAN 53/5 (10,3)

  • 20:18 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: FOUR!

    After a long time there will be a border for Bangladesh. Mohammad Nabi threw it on Mahmudullah’s pads and the batter played it well for a four.

    BAN 49/4 (9.5)

  • 20:15 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: Afghanistan under control

    Bangladesh’s current score percentage is 4.67. The Afghan bowlers, especially Mujeeb Ur Rahman, have done a good job so far.

    BAN 42/4 (9)

  • 20:02 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: Wicket!

    Another bites the dust! Rashid Khan has fired Mushfiqur Rahim and Afghanistan is all over Bangladesh. It was another excellent LBW rating from the side helping them bring Bangladesh down to four.

    BAN 28/4 (6.2)

  • 19:58 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: Wicket! Shakib is leaving

    Shakib Al Hasan is gone! The Bangladesh batters don’t learn and it is Mujeeb’s third wicket in the innings. The ball stayed low again and Shakib missed his drive quite a distance.

    BAN 24/3 (5.2)

  • 19:52 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: FOUR!

    Another border from Shakib. This is a good counter attack from the Bangladesh skipper.

    BAN 21/2 (4.3)

  • 19:51 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: FOUR!

    Bad ball from Naveen-ul-Haq down the leg side to Shakib and the left-hander easily hits it for a boundary.

    BAN 17/2 (4.2)

  • 19:50 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: Wicket!

    Mujeeb strikes again! That’s a brilliant review from Afghanistan. Mujeeb caught Anamul Haque for the punches, but the umpire was not convinced by the LBW appeal. Afghanistan decided to go up and when following the ball it turned out that it would have hit the stump of the leg. Anamul runs back on 5 of 14 balls.

    PROHIBITION 13/2 (4)

  • 19:39 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: Wicket!

    Mujeeb Ur Rahman has struck about himself in his first. Mohammad Naim has been cleared by him with an individual score of 6 points from the latter. Bangladesh lost their first wicket.

    PROHIBITION 7/1 (2)

  • 19:34 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: FOUR!

    Farooqi threw a full toss to Naim and the southpaw only had to pass the midfielder for a boundary and he did it with ease.

    BAN 4/0 (0.3)

  • 19:32 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: Point Ball

    It was too high a pitch from Farooqi and Naim drove it half way. No runs came from the first ball.

    BAN 0/0 (0.1)

  • 19:31 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: Ready, go!

    Mohammad Naim takes the lead, Anamul Haque on the other side. Fazalhaq Farooqi has the new ball in his hands. Here we go!

  • 19:28 (IST)

    BAN vs AFG: It’s game time

    The anthems are over and we are just minutes away from the start.

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