Asia Cup 2022 Afghanistan vs Bangladesh: Afghans on Top as they restrict Bang for 127 in first innings

Afghanistan vs Bangladesh 1st innings update
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Afghanistan vs Bangladesh 1st innings update

The Asia Cup 2022 is on and we are witnessing exciting matches every day. Today’s contest between Afghanistan and Bangladesh is one such match that will give an idea as to who may qualify from the group in the semis. Here in this article, we talk about Afghanistan vs Bangladesh 1st innings update in details.

After winning the toss, Bangladesh decided to bat first in their opener match of the Asia Cup 2022 and it didn’t turn out to be a very good decision as the team could only score 127 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the first innings.

Things could go even worse but fighting innings from Mosaddek Hossain and Mahmudullah dragged Bangladesh to a hundred-plus score that looked impossible at one point in the game.
During the death overs, Hussain and Mahmudullah utilized the opportunity scoring 32 runs in the last 4 overs. The batting managed to hit a few important boundaries.

In the last five overs, Bangladesh managed to score 40 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. The highest partnership of the innings was between Hossain and Hasan who contributed 38 runs to the innings for just 24 balls.

Fazalhaq Farooqi bowled the 17th over of the game and gave away 8 runs that looked crucial to change momentum towards Bangladesh. No wickets came in this over. A total of another 8 runs and a wicket came off the 18th over of the innings bowled by Naveen.

The 19th over of the innings was bowled by Fazalhaq Farooqi who continued the spell and conceded 9 runs from the over. The 20th over of the innings was bowled by Azmatullah and it was an impressive one. He managed to keep his nerves calm and took 1 wicket at the cost of 7 runs.

With the total of 128 for their team to chase, the Afghanistan team should feel confident in doing so. But we can expect all things from Bangladesh who have quality spinner and can provide a decent fightback.

The run rate at the end of 20th over is 6.35. Mosaddek Hossain scored highest number of runs 48 by hitting 1 six and 4 fours at a strike rate of 154.83.

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