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Bangladesh close gap on top four by beating Afghanistan

Bangladesh close gap on top four by beating Afghanistan

Sports Reporter
Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 62 runs in their 2019 Cricket World Cup match in Southampton as Shakib al Hasan came up with a superb all-round show.
With this victory, Bangladesh has moved up to fifth position on the points table, with a deficit of just one point from England. Afghanistan remains winless in the tournament.

After Bangladesh was invited to bat in the first innings, their wickets fell at regular intervals at the slow Southampton track.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman gave Afghanistan an early breakthrough by removing Liton Das in the fifth over. Mohammad Nabi then gave Bangladesh second jolt by bowling out Tamim Iqbal after his 59-run stand with Shakib-Al-Hasan.
Hasan and Rahim then steadied the Bangladesh innings before Rahman’s twin blow rattled them. Rahman removed Shakib-Al-Hasan and Soumya Sarkar in two consecutive overs leaving Bangladesh at 151/4 in the 32nd over. However, Rahim held his nerves and scored a patient 83 off 87 deliveries as Bangladesh posted 262/7.
Afghanistan got off to a decent start in the second inning before Hasan dismissed Rahmat Shah.
After adding of 30 runs to the board, Mosaddek Hossain scalped Hashmatullah Shahidi to give Afghanistan second jolt in the 21st over. But after Afghanistan crossed the 100-run mark, Hasan wreaked havoc and claimed four wickets as Afghanistan were bowled out for 200.

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