World Cup 2019 – BAN vs AFG Match 31 : Bangladesh won by 62 runs

Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan

Sports Desk – The match No. 31 of the ICC World Cup 2019 was played between Bangladesh and Afghanistan at The Rose Bowl, Southampton. This match Bangladesh won by 62 runs. Afghanistan won the toss and opt to bowl. Batting first, Bangladesh posted a competitive 262 for 7 in 50 overs riding on half-centuries from Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan.

In reply, Afghanistan put up a good fight but fell short by a convincing 62-run margin as Bangladesh bowlers’ combined efforts led them to their third victory of the showpiece event.

Run machine Shakib
All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan on Monday touched down a new milestone in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019. Plying his trade in the England and Wales World Cup for the Asian giant-killers, Shakib became the first Bangladeshi batsman to score 1000 runs at the grandest stages of them all.

The 32-year-old dethroned Shakib Al Hasan from the spot with a total of 476 runs in 6 appearances. While Warner is second with 447 runs, the swashbuckling Aussie opener is closely followed by English batsman Joe Root, who has smashed 424 runs. India vice-captain Rohit Sharma is sixth with his tally of 320 runs in four games.

Playing XI
Bangladesh : Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Liton Das, Mehidy Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mustafizur Rahman

Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib(c), Samiullah Shinwari, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Ali Khil(w), Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman