BAN vs AFG Highlights: Bangladesh kept Super-4 hopes alive by defeating Afghanistan by 89 runs
In the fourth match of Asia Cup 2023, Bangladesh faced with Afghanistan team in Lahore, Pakistan. In this match, Bangladesh defeated Afghanistan by 89 runs to keep alive their hopes of reaching Super-4.
Chasing Bangladesh's mammoth target of 335, Afghanistan got off to a terrible start with the early dismissal of opener Gurbaz. After this, Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmat handled the innings. Rahmat got out after scoring 33 runs.
Standing at one end, Zadran along with Shahidi took the team's score forward. Ibrahim got out after scoring 75 runs. At the same time, Shahidi also went on to score 51 runs. After this, no Afghan player could last long and the entire team was all out after scoring 245 runs in 44.3 overs. Taskin Ahmed took four wickets. Islam got three wickets.
Earlier, Bangladesh scored 334 runs for the loss of 5 wickets while batting first. Najmul Hasan Shanto and Mehdi Hasan Miraj scored centuries. Mirage retired hurt after scoring 112 runs. Similarly, Shanto contributed 104 runs. Captain Shakib scored unbeaten 32 runs.
In the first match, the Bangladesh team had to taste a one-sided defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka. In such a situation, by registering a win in this match, the hope of reaching Super-4 has been kept alive.