Tigers beat Afghanistan by massive 105 runs
Canberra, Nirapad News: Bangladesh have got their World Cup campaign off to a flying start with a massive 105-run win against Afghanistan in their Pool A match.
After putting up a respectable 267 runs on board, Bangladesh bowlers displayed a brilliant performance to bowl out Afghanistan for 162 runs in their 2015 cricket World Cup clash here today. Earlier, Bangladesh were bowled out for 267 off 50 overs after winning the toss against Afghanistan in their World Cup match at Canberra’s Manuka Oval on Wednesday.
Mushfiqur Rahim top-scored with 71 off 56 balls while star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan chipped in with 63 off 51 balls.
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Batting first, Bangladesh, after losing four quick wickets, posted 267 all out in 50 overs, thanks largely to brilliant counter-punching half-centuries from Shakib (63, 51b, 6×4, 1×6) and Mushfiqur (71, 56b, 6×4, 1×6).
In reply, Afghanistan were down and out after just three overs, with the debutants eventually bowled out for 162 in 42.5 overs as Bangladesh, with the big 105-run win, avenged their Asia Cup loss from last year.