Bangladesh have dominated the three-match ODI series against Afghanistan. Bangladesh has already secured the series 2-0 and will try to complete the series whitewash in the upcoming game. The last ODI is set for Monday at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.
Tamim Iqbal’s team won the second ODI by 88 runs. Bangladesh batted first and scored 304 runs. Tamim Iqbal (12) and Shakib Al Hasan (20) skipped. However, Liton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim excelled and helped the squad win the game.
They shared a match-defining 202-run third-wicket stand. From the 16th through the 47th over, Afghanistan failed to take a wicket. Liton Das scored his fifth ODI century. He scored 136 runs in 126 deliveries to win the match. On the other hand, Mushfiqur Rahim hit 9 fours and 86 runs in 93 balls.
Rashid Khan, Afghanistan’s best spinner, couldn’t break it. He did manage to get Shakib Al Hasan, but that was it. He returned 1 for 54 in 10 overs. Mujeeb Ur Rahman (0 for 49) and M Nabi (0 for 26) had poor bowling returns.
Afghanistan got off to the worst conceivable start. Riaz Hussan (1 off 2), Hashmatullah Shahidi (5 off 3) and Azmatullah Omarzai (9 off 3) were all down cheaply as Afghanistan lost their first three wickets for 34 runs. Rahmat Shah, on the other hand, remained tenacious. He rebuilt the innings with Najibullah Zadran.
The pair put on an 89-run fourth-wicket stand, giving the visitors hope. But they both got out after scoring half-centuries. Both Rahmat Shah and Najibullah Zadran scored 52 runs off 71 balls. They were promptly bowled out for 218 runs in the second innings after they lost both openers.
Bangladesh’s bowlers combined to restrict Afghanistan to a poor total. Shakib Al Hasan (2 for 38) and Taskin Ahmed (2 for 31) bowled well. The other bowlers each took one wicket.