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एशिया कप: बांग्लादेश को सात विकेट से हराकर अफगानिस्तान सुपर चार में

Najibullah gave Afghanistan the win by hitting a six off Mosaddek Hossain. Earlier, Mujeeb was 16 while Rashid took three wickets for 22 runs, helping Bangladesh score 127 runs for seven wickets. Mosaddek Hossain (48 not out, 31 balls, four fours, one six) played a career-best innings while Mahmudullah (25) made useful contributions to take Bangladesh to a challenging score. Both also shared a 36-run partnership for the sixth wicket.

Sharjah, 31 Aug. Najibullah Zadran and Ibrahim Zadran’s unbeaten knock from Mujeeb ur Rahman and Rashid Khan followed Afghanistan’s second consecutive victory in the Super Four stage of the Asia Cup T20 cricket tournament with a seven-wicket win over Bangladesh in a Group B match here on Tuesday . first team to do it. Chasing Bangladesh’s target of 128 runs, Afghanistan posted a 69-run fourth-wicket partnership between Najibullah (43 not out in 17 balls and a four) and Ibrahim (42 not out in 41 balls). With the ball back, he scored 131 runs for three wickets and won.

Najibullah gave Afghanistan the win by hitting a six off Mosaddek Hossain. Earlier, Mujeeb was 16 while Rashid took three wickets for 22 runs, helping Bangladesh score 127 runs for seven wickets. Mosaddek Hossain (48 not out, 31 balls, four fours, one six) played a career-best innings while Mahmudullah (25) made useful contributions to take Bangladesh to a challenging score. Both also shared a 36-run partnership for the sixth wicket. In pursuit of the goal, Afghanistan’s start was not good either.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (11) was brought to life on the ball by Shakib Al Hasan (1 for 13) on the score six, but he could not capitalize and was stumped by the Bangladesh captain. Opener Hazratullah Zazai (25) took the team’s score to 29 for one in the powerplay with two fours off Mehdi Hasan. Ibrahim also hit a four off Taskin Ahmed, but Mosaddek (12 for one) caught Hazratullah leg before. He hit three fours in his 26-ball innings.

Mohammad Saifuddin (1 for 27) took Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi (08) lbw to make Afghanistan 62 for three in the 13th over. Ibrahim eased the pressure with two consecutive fours on Taskin. Afghanistan needed 52 runs to win in the last five overs. Najibullah then showed his attitude. After hitting Mehdi in the first six of the innings, Mustafizur and then Saifuddin hit two sixes each to take Afghanistan to the threshold of victory.

Najibullah secured the team’s victory in the 19th over with a six over Mosaddek, propelling him into the Super Four. Electing to bat after winning the toss, Bangladesh lost the wickets of both openers Mohammad Naeem (06) and Anamul Haque (05) for 13 runs in the fourth over. Off-spinner Mujeeb trapped Anamul lbw after Nayeem was bowled on the carrom ball. Captain Shakib Al Hasan (11) hit two consecutive fours on Naveen-ul-Haq, but Mujeeb also bowled him in the next over. The Bangladesh team could only manage 28 runs for three wickets in the powerplay.

Star leg-spinner Rashid gifted Bangladesh a fourth strike lbw the experienced Mushfiqur Rahim (01) off his second ball. Afif Hossain (12) and Mahmudullah took over the innings. Both took the team’s score to 50 for four in 10 overs, but during this innings only four fours were hit. Rashid broke this partnership of 25 runs by taking Afif leg before. Mossadek hit Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi in the first six of the innings.

He was lucky though when Ajmatullah Umarzai took his catch and flicked the ball towards Rashid but his foot touched the boundary. Mahmudullah along with Mosaddek took the team’s score past 100 runs. Rashid ended the partnership by having Mahmudullah caught by Ibrahim Zadran. Mosaddek took the team’s score past 100 runs in the 17th over with a four off Fazlak Farooqui. Mossadek had a chance to complete his maiden half-century in the last over of the innings, but he could score only two runs after playing two balls.

Disclaimer:Prabhasakshi has not edited this news. This news has been published from the PTI language feed.



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