Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by seven runs in first ODI

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Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by seven runs in first ODI
Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal top scored with 80 runs.

Published: Sun 25 Sep 2016, 10:21 PM

Last updated: Mon 26 Sep 2016, 12:28 AM

Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by seven runs to take a 1-0 lead in a three-match one-day international series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Sunday.
Tamim Iqbal made 80 runs while Mahmudullah added 62 to guide Bangladesh to 265 runs before Taskin Ahmed grabbed 4-59 to help the hosts dismiss Afghanistan for 258.
Hashmatullah Shahidi (72) and Rahmat Shah (71) put on 144 runs for the third wicket before a dramatic late order collapse saw the visitors lose their way.
The second and third match will be held at the same venue on Sept. 28 and Oct. 1.
The home side, playing their first ODI in 11 months, suffered a blow in the first over when Dawlat Zadran dismissed Soumya Sarkar for a duck, but the top order soon regained the initiative.
Tamim struck nine fours in his 80 off 98 balls and in the process became the first Bangladeshi cricketer to score 9,000 runs in international cricket.
He put on 83 with Imrul Kayes (37) for the second wicket and then another 79 with Mahmudullah for the third wicket before being removed by Mirwais Ashraf.
Mahmudullah smashed 62 off 74 balls and looked poised for a big innings after reaching his half-century with a boundary off Dawlat.
The right-hander punished Dawlat mercilessly in that over, collecting 16 including his second six of the innings.
Off-spinner Mohammad Nabi could have dismissed Mahmudullah on 58 but skipper Asghar Stanikzai dropped a simple catch at short cover, though it did not prove an expensive mistake.
Nabi removed Mahmudullah, who also struck five fours in his innings, in his next over when Ashraf took a fine catch diving forward at backward square leg.
Afghanistan made something of a comeback when Mushfiqur Rahim (six) and Sabbir Rahman (two) fell cheaply. But Shakib Al Hasan ensured Bangladesh did not lose their way with 48 off 40 balls.
Dawlat claimed four wickets for 73 while Nabi and spinner Rashid Khan grabbed two wickets each for Afghanistan. - AFP
T Iqbal c Naveen-ul-Haq b Ashraf 80
S Sarkar c Shabir b Dawlat 0
I Kayes b Nabi 37
Mahmudullah c Ashraf b Nabi 62
Shakib Al Hasan c Najibullah b Dawlat 48
M Rahim b Rashid Khan 6
S Rahman lbw b Rashid Khan 2
M Mortaza c Rashid b Naveen-ul-Haq 4
T Islam c Rahmat b Dawlat 11
T Ahmed b Dawlat 2
R Hossain not out 1
Extras (b1, lb1, w10) 12
Total (all out, 50 overs) 265
Fall: 1-1 (Sarkar), 2-84 (Imrul), 3-163 (Tamim),4-203 (Mahmudullah), 5-215 (Rahim), 6-227 (Sabbir), 7-246 (Shakib), 8-254 (Mortaza), 9-260 (Taskin), 10-265 (Taijul)
Bowling: Dawlat 10-0-73-4 (w5), Naveen-ul Haq 10-0-62-1 (w2), Nabi 10-0-40-2 (w1), Mirwais 10-0-51-1 (w1), Rashid 10-0-37-2 (w1)
Shabir Noori lbw b Shakib 9
Mohammad Shahzad c Rahim b Mortaza 31
Rahmat Shah St Rahim b Shakib 71
Hashmatullah Shahidi c Soumya b Taijul 72
Mohammad Nabi c Sabbir b Sabbir 30
Najibullah Zadran c Rahim b Mortaza 7
Asghar Stanikzai c Mahmudullah b Taskin 10
Rashid Khan b Rubel 7
Mirwais Ashraf lbw b Taskin 3
Dawlat Zadran c Sabbir b Taskin 2
Naveen-ul-Haq not out 0
Extras (b1 lb2 w13) 16
Total ( all out, 50 overs) 258
Fall: 1-46 (Shahzad), 2-46 (Noori), 3-190 (Rahmat), 4-210 (Hashmatullah), 5-230 (Najibullah), 6-243 (Nabi), 7-245 ( Stanikzai), 8-253 ( Rashid), 9-255 (Ashraf), 10-258 ( Dawlat)
Bowling: Mortaza 10-0-42-2 (w1), Taskin 8-0-59-4(w6), Shakib 10-0-26-2 (w2), Rubel 9-0-62-1 (w3),Taijul 10-0-44-1(w1), Mahmudullah 3-0-22-0
Result: Bangladesh win by seven runs
Series result: Bangladesh lead three-match series 1-0
Man of the match: Shakib Al Hasan


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