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Bangladesh had a successful start as they defeated Afghanistan by six wickets in Match 3 at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala. After Afghanistan chose to bat first, they were bowled out for 156, with stellar performances from Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan Miraz. In response, Bangladesh chased down the target in 34.4 overs, securing victory.
Despite a challenging start with the early losses of Tanzid Hasan and Litton Das, Bangladesh recovered thanks to a pivotal 97-run partnership between Mehidy Hasan Miraz (57 off 73) and Najmul Hossain Shanto (59 off 83). This partnership rejuvenated Bangladesh, ensuring a commanding position in the game. Although Miraz was dismissed in the 29th over, it proved too late for Afghanistan as Shanto guided Bangladesh to a convincing win, highlighting their strong start in the tournament under the leadership of Shakib Al Hasan.
This win would definitely give a huge confidence to the Bangladesh team who had an average Asia Cup campaign. In fact, before coming into the tournament the Bangladesh side even lost the home series which they played against the New Zealand team. For his all-round performance, Miraz was also adjourned as Player of the Match.
Let us look at how Twitter has reacted to this victory from the Bangladesh team:
Congratulations Bangladesh, it was evident this total will be chased with ease!
— Sammy 𝕏 (@sammyX39) October 7, 2023
Afghanistan 🇦🇫 got owned by Bangladesh 🇧🇩 maza aagia 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥
— Aamir Mumtaz🌟👑💙 (@thisisaamiir) October 7, 2023
Aaj to dono taraf Bangladesh wala kamal kar diya… Congratulations 👏
— Bolo Yaarrrr (@ShaRo45264) October 7, 2023
Well done Bangladesh 🇧🇩
— Indian Stats & Index (@statsfeed_india) October 7, 2023
They have started it very high
— M@ula (@OfclMaula) October 7, 2023
Congratulations Bangladesh 🇧🇩 & good luck for the rest of the World Cup .
— Farhad khan (@imFarhadkhan) October 7, 2023
Congratulations Bangladesh 🔥
— Hamza Tariq (@_HamzaPro) October 7, 2023
congratulations bangladesh 💪
— wajiha (@waji_ji) October 7, 2023
Nagin dance hoga aaj to 😭😭
— CONTEXTUAL MEME (@Contextual_Meme) October 7, 2023
In the clash, Afghanistan made a promising start with openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran adding 47 runs for the first wicket. Progressing to 112/2 after 24.3 overs, with Gurbaz and captain Hashmatullah Shahidi at the crease. Afghanistan’s fortunes took a turn as they lost both batsmen in consecutive overs, reducing them to 112/4.
Subsequently, Bangladesh bowlers, led by Shakib al Hasan (3/30) and Mehidy Hasan Miraz (3/25), took advantage of the situation. They bowled in pairs, bundling out Afghanistan for just 156 in 37.2 overs, with Shoriful Islam also contributing with two wickets. The bowling performance set the stage for Bangladesh’s successful chase and six-wicket victory.