Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Highlights, ICC World Cup 2023: All-round Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 6 wickets
Bangladesh defeated Afghanistan by six wickets in a low-scoring match in Dharamsala, setting up a successful start to their World Cup campaign.
Bangladesh's bowlers had a fantastic display, dismissing Afghanistan for 156 after captain Shakib Al Hasan chose to field at the gorgeous location after winning the toss.
Following half-centuries by Mehidy Hasan Miraz (57) and Najmul Hossain Shanto (59 not out), Bangladesh crossed the finish line at 158 for four in 34.4 overs, winning by six wickets with over 15 overs remaining.
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Shakib Al Hasan expresses his happiness, saying they had a rough beginning but recovered successfully. Says he was pleased with their fielding and bowling performance, adding that they thought it was only one wicket.
explains that they have been practising very hard and that he was pleased with his bowlers and pacers, adding that he hopes they can continue to perform well. Gives credit to Najmul Hossain Shanto for his performance.
Bangladesh bowled brilliantly, but Hashmatullah Shahidi feels everything went wrong in the middle. Adds that despite their strong bowling, not enough was scored. Declares that they are now anticipating the England match.
According to Mehidy Hasan, he is happy with his performance. To him, it's all about focus and getting the fundamentals right.
claims he plays the ball according to its merits. Thinks he was merely trying to play with a straight bat because the wicket was slow. Says he like to bat in the top order and perform well for his team before finishing.