AFG 2/0 after 1 over: Hazratullah Zazai and Rahmanullah Gurbaz start the run chase for Afghanistan and Bangladesh thought they had a wicket via a run-out but Zazai made it to the crease well in time to douse Bangladesh’s celebrations. Shakib starts well as he gives just two from his opening over but Bangladesh needs wickets to stay alive in the game.
BAN 127/7 after 20 overs: Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman shared six wickets among themselves as Afghanistan restricted Bangladesh to 127/7. Excellent effort from the spinners and Shakib Al Hasan’s decision to bat first might have backfired as the Bangladesh batsmen failed to negotiate with Rashid and Mujeeb. Mosaddek Hossain was the lone batsman who found some rhythm going and batted sensibly to lift Bangladesh’s spirits. Afghanistan will fancy to chase down the total and advance in the tournament. Back for the chase in a bit.
BAN 95/6 after 16 overs: Rashid Khan takes his third wicket and Bangladesh is crumbling in Sharjah. This time Mahmudullah goes for the slog but with the extra bounce and spin, he couldn’t get the distance as Ibrahim Zadran takes an excellent catch at deep mid-wicket. Zadran did well to keep his eyes on the ball and timed his dive well in time to pack off Mahmudullah.
BAN 79/5 after 14 overs: Mosaddek Hossain and Mahmudullah are rebuilding the innings but Afghanistan has kept the pressure on Bangladesh. Mujeeb completes his quota of four overs with excellent figures of 4-0-16-3. It was his three wickets upfront that changed the complexion of the match and broke the backbone of the Bangladesh top-order. Afghanistan will look to finish well and the last six overs will be crucial for both teams.
BAN 55/5 after 11 overs: Just when Bangladesh thought Mahmudullah and Afif Hossain arrested the slide, Rashid Khan dismissed Afif to leave Bangladesh five down. It was a terrible review by Afif as the ball was clearly hitting the stumps. Afghanistan is in complete control of the match and with not enough runs on the board, Bangladesh is in deep trouble. Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan are running through the overs and for Bangladesh, it will be Mahmukdullah who will hold the key.
BAN 35/4 after 8 overs: Afghanistan is dictating terms at the moment as Rashid Khan joins the party by dismissing the experienced Mushfiqur Rahim. The on-field umpire wasn’t convinced and Afghanistan rightly took the review to push Bangladesh further on the backfoot. Crashing leg is what the ball tracker showed and this is a massive moment in the game. Bangladesh needs not only a partnership but a cameo of sorts from one of their batsmen to bounce back.
BAN 28/3 after 6 overs: Mujeeb Ur Rahman is all over Bangladesh and he has picked three wickets with his bowling figures reading 3-0-9-3. Bangladesh batsmen seem clueless against the Afghanistan spinners and have paid the price of playing across the line. Afghanistan well and truly on top.
BAN 10/1 after 3 overs: Mujeeb Ur Rahman provides an early breakthrough for Afghanistan as he knocks out Mohammad Naim to put Bangladesh in trouble. Clever from the off-spinner as he slid a carrom ball that sneaked past the bat and pad to clatter the stumps. Out walks Shakib Al Hasan.
BAN 5/0 after 1 over: Mohammad Naim and Anamul Haque walk out to the middle with Fazalhaq Farooqi opening the bowling for Afghanistan. Naim is off the mark with a perfect straight drive while Haque is yet to open his account.
Bangladesh Playing XI: Mohammad Naim, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Afif Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
Afghanistan Playing XI: Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Mohammad Nabi(c), Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Shakib Al Hasan: We will bat first. It will be difficult for Afghanistan, so that is what we will look to do. We have three seamers and two spinners – so our bowling is pretty much covered. Afghanistan is a very good side in T20 format, we have prepared well for their bowlers hopefully we can show what we can do.
Mohammad Nabi: The way we played last game was brilliant, the morale of the team is high and we want to play the same way today. Same team today. Maybe it will be a bit low today, this pitch. We will look to keep them to a low total.
The Afghanistan players are warming up and they will be keen to keep the momentum after blowing away Sri Lanka.
It’s going to be a special occassion for Shakib Al Hasan who is set to play his 100th T20I match.
Shakib Al Hasan to play 100th T20I today; top all-rounder with a fiery streak
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Preview
Afghanistan may have mauled Sri Lanka by eight wickets in its Asia Cup 2022 campaign opener. But Shakib Al Hasan’s Bangladesh will be determined to get itself off to a winning start when the two teams meet in a Group B encounter in Sharjah on Tuesday.
Fazalhaq Farooqi and Naveen-ul-Haq ran amok with the new ball against Sri Lanka before Afghanistan’s opening pair of Hazratullah Zazai and Rahmanullah Gurbaz sealed the 106-run chase with effortless ease. It was Afghanistan’s second-largest win in terms of balls remaining – 59. There’s no need for Afghanistan to change a winning combination, save for any last-minute injuries.
“We have prepared well, and we played a good game against Sri Lanka, but that’s gone,” star Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan said on the eve of the match.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan live, Asia Cup 2022: Live Streaming info
Here is all you need to know.
When will the Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2022 match be played?
The Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2022 match will take place on August 30, Tuesday.
Where will Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2022 match be played?
The Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2022 match will be played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.
What time will Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2022 match begin in India?
The Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2022 match will begin at 7:30 PM IST.
Where can you watch the Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2022 on television?
Star Sports will telecast the Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2022 match in India.
Where can you watch live streaming of Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2022 match?
The Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2022 match is available to be streamed live on the Disney+ Hotstar and website.
Bangladesh Squad: Mohammad Naim, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Afif Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ebadot Hossain, Parvez Hossain Emon
Afghanistan Squad: Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Mohammad Nabi(c), Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Samiullah Shinwari, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afsar Zazai, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Usman Ghani, Noor Ahmad