MIRPUR: Host Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by nine wickets in the inaugural match of International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty 20 cricket World Cup.
Bangladesh completed small chase of 73 runs on the loss of one wicket.
Bangladesh’s captain Mushfiqur Rahim, who took surprising decision of electing bowl first in World Cup T20 qualifier match today, seemed to be happy with bowling attack as they stops Afghanistan from reaching target above 100.
Shakib Al Hasan took 3 wickets for 8 runs in just 3.1 overs while Abdur Razzak took 2 wickets.
Afghanistan’s batting line-up completely collapsed before Bangladeshi spinners as they have achieved 72 runs in the tournament opener match being played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.
Bangladesh’s Anamul Haque scored 44 runs and remained not out.
Bangladeshi all rounder Shakib Al Hasan was given “Man of the Match” award for his amazing preformance with the ball.