T20 WC: Afghanistan win over Bangladesh in warm-up match
Fazlhaq Farooqui dismissed 3 Bangladesh batsmen for 9 runs
New Delhi. Afghanistan defeated Bangladesh by 62 runs in a warm-up match of the T20 World Cup being played in Australia. In this match held in Brisbane, Afghanistan, batting first, scored 160 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs. In reply, Bangladesh team could score only 98 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 9 wickets. Fast bowler Fazlhaq Farooqui took 3 wickets for Afghanistan. Mujeeb-ur-Rahman and Mohammad Nabi took 1-1 wickets.
Earlier, Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bat first. The opening pair of Hazratullah Jazai and Rahmanullah Gurbaz could not get Afghanistan off to a good start. Afghanistan got the first blow on the score of 19 runs. Jajai got out after scoring 15 runs in 16 balls. After his dismissal, Ibrahim Zadran came out to bat. He continued to score runs with Gurbaz. However, when the team’s score reached 62 runs, Gurbaz was also out. He scored 27 runs in 19 balls.
But, Jadran continued to bat vigorously. He took Afghanistan’s score beyond 100 runs. However, Zadran missed his half-century. He got out after scoring 46 runs in 39 balls. Zadran hit 3 fours and three sixes.
Nabi hit 41 runs in 17 balls
After this, captain Mohammad Nabi batted vigorously in the last few overs and took Afghanistan’s score to 160 runs in 20 overs. Nabi scored an unbeaten 41 runs in 17 balls. He hit 5 sixes and a four.
Fazalhak took 3 wickets
Chasing the target of 161 runs, the opening pair of Najmul Hossain and Mehdi Hasan gave Bangladesh a good start. Both of them scored 18 runs in the first 2 overs. But, Fazlhaq Farooqui broke the pair by dismissing Najmul. In the very next over, Soumya Sarkar was stumped off the ball of Mujeeb ur Rahman. After 4 overs, Bangladesh’s score was 24 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. After this, Fazalhak broke the back of Bangladesh’s batting by dismissing Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan and Afif Hossain in two consecutive balls.
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Yasir Ali was also dismissed in the very next over. Bangladesh lost three wickets within 8 runs. Bangladesh’s team’s hopes were almost over after losing 5 wickets for 32 runs. The batsmen who came later did not even try it and in 20 overs, Bangladesh team could only score 98 runs for the loss of 9 wickets.
Tags: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Mohammad Nabi, Shakib Al Hasan, T20 World Cup, T20 World Cup 2022
FIRST PUBLISHED : October 17, 2022, 19:42 IST