Kayes and Mahmudullah lift Bangladesh to 249-7
ABU DHABI, Sept 23, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – Mahmudullah Riyad and Imarul Kayes
knocked half centuries to lift Bangladesh to a fighting 249-7 in their Super
Four Stage match against Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
Riyad scored 81-ball 74 with two sixes and three boundaries while Kayes —
recalled as a back-up to strengthen the batting — made 89 ball 72 not out to
help Bangladesh recover from a precarious 5-87 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
Opener Liton Das scored 41 and Mushfiqur Rahim made 33 but Bangaldesh – who
won the toss and batted — owed their total to a solid 128-run stand for the
sixth wicket between Riyad and Kayes.
Kayes gave good support to Riyad as the two built the innings after
Bangladesh’s star batsman Shakib Al Hasan was run out for nought.
Kayes hit six boundaries as Bangladesh played the dangerous spinning duo of
Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman who managed a wicket each.
Both Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who have lost their opening Super Four
matches, need a win to stay in the hunt for the September 28th final in
Liton Das c Janat b Rashid 41
Nazmul Hossain c Rahmat b Alam 6
Mohammad Mithun lbw b Mujeeb 1
Mushfiqur Rahim run out 33
Shakib Al Hasan run out 0
Imraul Kayes not out 72
Mohammadullah Riyad c Rashid b Alam 74
Mashrafe Mortaza c Shahzad b Alam 10
Mehidy Hasan not out 5
Extras: (b1, lb2, w4) 7
Total: (for seven wkts; 50 overs) 249
Did not bat: Mustaifur Rahman, Nazmul Islam
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Nazmul), 2-18 (Mithun), 3-81 (Das), 4-81 (Shakib),
5-87 (Rahim), 6-215 (Riyad), 7-236 (Mortaza)
Bowling: Alam 10-0-54-3, Mujeeb 10-0-35-1 (1w), Naib 9-0-58-0 (1w), Nabi
10-0-44-0 (2w), Rashid 10-0-46-1, Shinwari 1-0-9-0
Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad, Ihsanullah Janat, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah
Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Gulbadin Naib,
Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Aftab Alam
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (RSA) and Nitin Menon (IND)
Tv umpire: Shaun George (RSA)
Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)