So that's that. Gulbadin Naib's words of taking Bangladesh down with them didn't quite ring true, but in all honesty, Bangladesh were the better side on the day. 62 run victories in World Cup competitions don't come every day. Bangladesh live to fight another day! For Afghanistan, it's looking grim.
OUT! Shaifuddin cleans the tail up! Mujeeb ur Rahman goes for a duck, and Afghanistan are all out for 200. A comprehensive performance from Bangladesh.
At the end of 46 overs, Afghanistan are 195/9. Bangladesh have backed themselves throughout the match, and have reaped the rewards for doing so and remaining patient to the end.
OUT! Dawlat Zadran enters, and Dawlat Zadran exits, as he edges it to Mushfiqur Rahim behind the stumps off the bowling of Mustafizur. He has two wickets, Afghanistan are nine down, and the score reads 195 runs. Just a matter of time before Bangladesh clinch this now.
Excellent, excellent performance from Shakib as he bowls out his quota of 10 overs, ending with 10 overs, 29 runs and 5 wickets. If Bangladesh go on to win this, there should be no ambiguity about who the man of the match should go to.
OUT! It's Rashid Khan's turn to go now, and the end may be nigh. He slices it off Mustafizur's bowling to captain Mashrafe Mortaza who was stood between mid-wicket and mid-on, and he completes a simple catch. Afghanistan are 191/8.
Another over comes to an end, and Afghanistan are 189/7. Incidentally, Shakib becomes only the second player in World Cup history to pick up five wickets and score 50 runs. The first player to do that was Yuvraj Singh, back in the 2011 World Cup against Ireland.
OUT! Zadran is out for 23 off 23 balls! It's that man Shakib once again, who's ball turns at just the right moment. Mushfiqur Rahim makes no mistake in stumping Zadran. He's picked up his fifth wicket, adn Afghanistan are 188/7.
184/6 after 42 overs. That was a good over from Shaifuddin, and Afghanistan did well to play it out. The dangerous Shakib is at the top of his bowling mark once again.
Eleven runs! 41 overs gone, and the score is 171/6. That is the first over after 13 overs where Afghanistan have exceeded the required run-rate. Shinwari ends it with a huge six over long-off to Shakib's bowling. Can they keep up the tempo?
The equation is straightforward. 97 runs are needed off the last 10 overs, at a run rate of 9.7 runs per over. The final powerplay has started. In a T20 game, this would very much be an achievable target. How much has the shortest format of the game permeated into ODIs? Quite a lot, if the increased number of close finishes in recent times are any evidence.
It's not over till it's over! Shinwari, who starred in Afghanistan's first ever World Cup win, is in the mood for a big score today. He's batting on 24, well set, and looking to launch. Afghanistan are 160/6 after 39 overs.
Some good intent being shown here by Zadran. Seven runs came off that over, including a beautiful cover drive for four. The question though, is, why couldn't this have come earlier?
Six runs came off that last Mustafizur Rahman over, and 116 runs are now needed from the last 13 overs. Afghanistan have very fe avenues left now. Every delviery has to be a scoring delivery from this point on.
Nine runs came from that last over, including a wicket and a four from the new batsman Najibulah Zadran. It's bafflng why he is being sent so late in the day, but he has certinly made his intentions here very clear - He's not going to hold back.
OUT! Ikram is run-out in the most unfortunate manner. He goes halfway down the pitch, only to be sent back by Shinwari, and it was too late for him by the time he could get back. The ball hits the stumps, and the third umpire deems it out. Afghanistan are 132/6.
Ikram has looked busy so far. He is rotating the strike, and making sure that the socreboard is not stagnant. After Mustafizur was brought back into the attack, he gives away seven runs from the over, which included a wide and astraky four off the last ball. Afghanistan are 134/5 after 35 overs. They need a big 15 overs here! Drinks have been called.
Ikram Ali, the Afghan keeper has been promoted up the order and sent in at number 7. Big stage for the young kid, and he's taking it in so far. the 34th over is done, and Afghanistan are 125/5 after 34.
OUT! Asghar Afghan succumbs to scoreboard pressure. Shakib Al Hasan tosses one up, and Afghan is caught in the deep trying to hit out for 20 runs. Afghanistan are 117/5. That target looks like a far way away from here now.
Afghanistan are well and truly strangled. The asking rate is now above eight an over, and the score reads 117/4 after 32 overs. Four runs came from the Mashrafe Mortaza over.
Shakib is through another over in double quick time. This is what he does, never allows the batsman to settle once he is on top. The next delivery is coming even before you know it. Like darts being shot at a board in quick succession. It certainly works. 113/4 after 31 overs.
Well, the complexion of the game has changed, the scales tilting even more in Bangladesh's favour if they weren't already with that climbing run-rate. Mohammad Shaifuddin is through another over. The score reads 111/4 after 30 overs. Nelson!
OUT! Nabi gone! Shakib Al Hasan is on fire here. Facing his second ball, Shakib's ball sneaks in between Nabi's bat and pad, and he hears the death knell of the stumps falling behind him. A brute of a ball to get first up, and Afghanistan are in all sorts of trouble here. 104/4!
OUT! On a pitch that is holding up, Liton Das at short cover clutches on to a cover drive from Gulbadin, off the bowling of Shakib! The Afghanistan captain is gone, and the score reads 104/3.
Mohammad Shaifuddin has cultivated the skill of bowling the yorker well, and the Afghan duo find it hard to get him away once again. There have been no boundaries in the last four overs. The approach from Afghanistan is puzzling, frankly. They would hope the last 22 overs would be a different story for them. 104/2 after 28 overs.
Shakib rushes through his over, and before we know it, he is four overs through his spell. A maiden that too! invaluable at this stage. Afghanistan can't get him away. The score remains at 101/2 after 27 overs.
Afghanistan reach a score of 100 in the 26th over. It's been a long time coming. The ex captain and current captian are at the crease. In terms of expeirence, they couldn't have two better people to take them over the line from here. At the end of 26 overs, the score is 101/2,
Shakib is back for his third over of the game and the slow squeeze continues. The required run rate is north of 6.5 an over now and Afghanistan will require some seriously good batting on this track to have a chance of making those runs.
Gulbadin has begun to look for boundaries to ease the pressure and it's worked - he's taken two boundaries in the last two overs. Afghanistan will need a big innibgs from their skipper today.
The spin pressure paid off eventually for Bangladesh.
Bangladesh are rewarded for their sustained spell of pressure on the Afghanistan batsmen!— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 24, 2019
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Follow all the live score and latest updates from the 2019 World Cup encounter between Bangladesh (BAN) and Afghanistan (AFG): So that’s that. Gulbadin Naib’s words of taking Bangladesh down with them didn’t quite ring true, but in all honesty, Bangladesh were the better side on the day. 62 run victories in World Cup competitions don’t come every day. Bangladesh live to fight another day! For Afghanistan, it’s looking grim.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan in the ICC World Cup 2019 on June 24 (Monday) will be broadcast on the Star Sports network and Live streaming will be available on Hotstar. The match will be played in Southampton and will begin at 1500 HRS IST. You can also follow all the action on our live blog. (BAN vs AFG).
Coming off a stellar performance against India, Afghanistan will aim to get their first win in the ICC World Cup 2019 when they take on Bangladesh at the Rose Bowl Cricket Stadium in Southampton on Monday (June 24).
After poor performances in their first four matches, Afghanistan showed what they are capable of when they took India to the limit at the same venue on Sunday.
Their bowling unit had suffered against England but they delivered a commanding performance against Virat Kohli’s side, ensuring they could only score 224 in the first innings before falling short by just 11 runs.
Skipper Gulbadin Naib will hope they can carry on the momentum against a Bangladesh side that have been in fine form so far in the tournament.
Shakib al Hasan has led the way with the bat and is currently among the top-five run scorers of the tournament but their bowling has been wayward at times and that has come back to haunt them on occasion.
And against an Afghanistan spin attack that managed to stifle India, Bangladesh’s own bowlers will have to step up to make life easier for their batsmen.
Bangladesh are almost out of the contention for the semi-finals as they currently sit on five points after playing six games.
However, if they manage to win their remaining games and a few other results go in their favour, they might just sneak into the top four.