Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by 7 wickets – Public News ThePipaNews



Dubai: Afghanistan qualified for the Super Four stage after defeating Bangladesh by 7 wickets in Group B match of the Asia Cup Twenty20 tournament.

Afghanistan achieved Bangladesh’s target of 128 runs by losing 3 wickets in the 19th over. Najibullah Zadran played an unbeaten innings of 43 runs off 17 balls with 6 sixes for Afghanistan.

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and decided to bat first. Bangladesh scored 127 runs losing 7 wickets in scheduled 20 overs.

Mosaddegh Hossain scored an unbeaten 48 runs for Bangladesh. Besides, Mahmudullah scored 25 and Mehdi Hasan scored 14 runs.
Rashid Khan and Mujibur Rahman took 3 and 3 wickets respectively for Afghanistan.

For Afghanistan opener Rehmanullah was dismissed for 11 runs, Hazratullah Zazai returned to the pavilion with 23 runs. Besides, captain Mohammad Nabi scored 8 runs. Ibrahim played an innings of 42 runs off 41 balls, Najeeb scored 6 runs. Six off 17 balls. 43 runs with the help.

For Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan, Mosaddeg and Saifuddin took one wicket each.

Earlier, Afghanistan easily defeated Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in their first match.

Note that the top 6 teams of the Asia Cup have been divided into 2 groups, Group A includes Pakistan and India and Hong Kong and Group B includes Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

The top two teams from both groups will qualify for the Super Four, which begins on September 3. The final between the top two Super Four teams will be played on September 11.


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