Liton Das, Rahim stars as Bangladesh takes 2-0 lead over Afghanistan

Liton Das scored 136 and Mushfiqur Rahim scored 86. Getty Images

Liton Das scored 136 and Mushfiqur Rahim scored 86. Getty Images

Bangladesh sealed an agreeable 88-run prevail upon Afghanistan in the second ODI in Chattogram and secured the three-match series 2-0. Set 306, Afghanistan made 218 after half-hundreds of years from Najibullah Zadran and Rahmat Shah.

The success, notwithstanding, was set up by Liton Das’ fifth ODI ton and the 93-ball 86 from Mushfiqur Rahim. The pair shared a 202-run represent the third wicket and guaranteed the bowlers couldn’t exactly land any punches. Despite the fact that Bangladesh scored only 34 in the last five overs, the two Das and Rahim had caused sufficient harm to bat the guests out of the challenge.

The edge, likely, is a fair impression of the manner in which the challenge worked out. Afghanistan were dreary on the field – something on show as they took north of four hours to bowl their 50 overs. Between missed confusing and run outs, and dropped gets, they needed infiltration and couldn’t actually inconvenience the Bangladesh pair.

Tamim Iqbal fell in the seventh over for 12 off 24 yet Bangladesh pushed ahead with Shakib and Das making 45 for the subsequent wicket. Rashid Khan had Shakib lbw in the sixteenth over yet from that point on the hosts assumed responsibility for the game and nailed Afghanistan to the mat.

The two Das and Rahim were sharp not to give wickets to Rashid. They not just settled that objective, they were likewise ready to upset his mood with continuous limits as the legspinner finished with 10-0-54-1. After Shakib’s excusal, they played out three calm overs yet both Rahim and Das struck a limit each against Rashid in the twentieth to convey the side north of 100. Another sluggish time of three overs followed yet Das again broke the shackles with twin limits against Rahmat Shah. Fazalhaq Farooqi, who scratched Bangladesh from the get-go in the opening ODI, also was put under tension.

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Afghanistan lost an open door in the 38th over. Das struck Mujeeb ur Rahman directly to cover however was dropped by chief Hashmatullah Shahidi. Three overs later, Das loped to his ton with a limit against Rashid off 107 balls. He then, at that point, raised the stakes and struck Farooqi for a four and six in the 44th to guarantee Afghanistan kept on experiencing the hotness. Rahim also lucked out against Mujeeb and endure a befuddling opportunity in the 42nd over. Fareed Ahmad excused Das and Rahim on successive conveyances to end their relationship before Mahmudullah took the side beyond 300 in the penultimate over.

Afghanistan’s pursuit never truly took off. Riaz Hassan, Shahidi and Azmatullah Omarzai were excused for single-digit scores as they were diminished to 34 for 3. Shah and Najibullah made 89 for the fourth wicket yet that stand was broken by Taskin Ahmed as the pacer represented both the hitters. Nabi made 32, Rashid struck 29 off 26 however Shakib and Taskin had the option to hold things under tight restraints.

Brief score : Bangladesh 306/4 in 50 overs (Liton Das 136, Mushfiqur Rahim 86; Fareed Ahmad 2-56) beat Afghanistan 218 in 45.1 overs (Najibullah Zadran 54; Taskin Ahmed 2-31) by 88 runs.

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