Afghanistan VS Bangladesh CWC19 Match 31 Result
Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bowl first in the 31st match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Bangladesh has stepped up its bid to qualify for the World Cup semi-finals. With Shakib Al Hasan’s superb score helping his team to a 62 runs victory over Afghanistan on Monday. Shakib’s 51 runs laid the groundwork for Bangladesh to score 262-7 and be the top scorer in this year’s World Cup race. The 32-year-old then tore up the Afghan team with a career-best record, the ODI, 5-29 out of 10.
Shakib is only the second player in World Cup history to win five wickets and score 50 goals in the same match after India’s Yuvraj Singh against Ireland in 2011. Bangladesh, who won against South Africa and the West Indies earlier in the tournament, are fifth in the 10-team group stage. They are one point behind fourth-placed England, who face Australia on Tuesday in the race to qualify for the semi-finals by finishing in the top four. Mashrafe Mortaza’s team will face India and Pakistan in their last two group matches.
Gulbadin Naib’s team lost all seven of their matches, leaving them with two games to avoid finishing the tournament without a single point. Rahmat Shah and Gulbadin put in 49 for the first wicket, giving Afghanistan hope of a surprise victory. But Shakib’s introduction brought the breakthrough as the spin-off weaved his magic.
Rahmat carelessly passed a flatter delivery to Tamim Iqbal halfway and left for 24 hours. Hashmatullah Shahidi perished when he tried to accelerate, annoyed by Mushfiqur Rahim near Mosaddek Hossain for 11 minutes. Bangladesh had the victory ahead of them after Shakib took two wickets in four balls. Gulbadin was abducted for 47 after driving to Liton Das uncovered before Mohammad Nabi was sent to the door for a duck.
Shakib became the first Bangladeshi player to win five World Cup wickets, while Najibullah Zadran was surprised. Earlier, Shakib had become the top scorer at this year’s World Cup. Shakib’s 51 runs brought him to 476 points in the tournament, while Mushfiqur was the top scorer with 83 of 87 balls.
This brought Shakib to the bottom of the rope and he accelerated the pace with some aggressive strikes that maintained his fine form. When Shakib, who already has two centuries in the tournament, brought Naib to the border, he placed him above the 447 points of Australian David Warner. Tamim and Shakib have set up their fourth successive partnership of fifty people in international matches.
Shakib became the second player to score more than 40 consecutive Times in the World Cup. Shortly after this important milestone, Shakib presented his half-century in 66 balls his fifth score of 50 or more in this tournament to the applause of Bangladeshi fans who made up the majority of the crowd. Shakib was unable to turn his solid start into another century. But he would contribute greatly to the ball to seal the victory.
Man of the Match Award:
Shakib Al Hasan was awarded as man of the match award for his All rounding performance.