Who Won? Bangladesh vs Afghanistan | 3rd Match of World Cup 2023 – 7 Oct Match Performance, Scores updates

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Who Won? Bangladesh vs Afghanistan | 3rd Match of World Cup 2023 - 7 Oct Match Performance, Scores updates

On 7 October 2023, the 3rd match of World Cup 2023 was played between Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Bangladesh played their 1st match of this World Cup at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala with an outstanding victory with 6 wickets over Afghanistan. After winning the toss, they chose to bowl first and send the whole Afghani team back to the pavilion with a total of 156 only and chased this target within 34.4 overs.


Rahmanullah Gurbaz (w)Tanzid Hasan
Ibrahim Zadran Litton Das
Rahmat ShahNajmul Hossain Shanto
Hashmatullah Shahidi (c)Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Mohammad NabiShakib Al Hasan (c)
Najibullah ZadranMushfiqur Rahim (w)
Azmatullah OmarzaiTowhid Hridoy
Rashid KhanMahmudullah
Mujeeb Ur RahmanTaskin Ahmed
Naveen-ul-HaqShoriful Islam
Fazalhaq FarooqiMustafizur Rahman


So, after the first two matches won by New Zealand and Pakistan, the 3rd match was won by Bangladesh against Afghanistan. Bangladesh won this match with 6 wickets as Afghanistan’s entire team was dismissed during the initial innings for a total score of 156 runs. Bangladesh achieved this target in the 35th over without losing 6 wickets.

Afghanistan made a strong beginning before Shakib changed the momentum of Ibrahim Zardan and Rahmat Shah, causing Afghanistan to struggle and slip from 83 for 1 to 156 all out. Rahmanullah Gurbaz, who was the opener for Team Afghanistan, ran the most runs (47). Bangladesh missed their lines at the time so, Rahmanullah and Ibrahim took full advantage of that and hit the boundary every time from the second to the eighth over. Ibrahim Zadran ran 22 runs while 18 runs were run by Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi. The total also had 22 runs of Azmatullah Omarzai. Rahmat’s wicket made the break on the scoring rate in over 16 to 19. After this wicket, their team just managed to make just 5 runs. Afghanistan started to bat first but collapsed from 83/1 to 156, all out in the first half itself. At the World Cup, it was the 13th successive defeat for Afghanistan.

At the other end, Rahmanullah Gurbaz became the fastest Afghani player to reach 1000 ODI runs.

After giving 157 targets, Afghanistan had a shaky start with the ball, as their players Farooqi and Rahman faced a struggle with their lines. Despite that, Bangladesh lost two wickets at 27 runs. Tanzid Hasan after a mix-up with Litton Das was run out. Two overs later, Farooqi dismissed Litton. This was the time when Afghanistan had a chance to turn things around, but their mistakes cost them. When the total was 38, they dropped Mehidy twice and he scored half half-century. Shanto also played a solid innings, and they were close to 157 when Mehidy got out.

Bangladesh won

For Bangladesh, the two players took all the wickets of Team Afghanistan. Muhammad Nabi took 6 wickets and Najibullah Zadran took 5 wickets. Rashid Khan scored 9 runs while Mujeeb-ur-Rahman scored just 1 run. Badly, Naveen-ul-Haq and Fazal Farooqi couldn’t contribute any runs to the scoreboard.

Bangladesh’s captain Shakib al Hasan, and Mehidy Hasan each claimed 3 wickets. Shoriful Islam grabbed 2 wickets. Taskin Ahmad and Mustafizur Rahman also took 1 wicket each, securing the win for Bangladesh. Mehidy struck a half-century and made a valuable contribution with 3 wickets. Najmul Hossain remained unbeaten on 59 and Bangladesh won with 15 overs remaining.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz (Ban) was the player of the match with 57 (73) & 3/25.

Dharamsala’s stunning scenery adds to its charm, but the sand-based outfield made it a bit unpleasant. Fielders had their knees sticking in and there were dust puffs when fast bowlers ran into the top bowl.


Afghanistan Batting

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (w)47621124175.80
Ibrahim Zadran22254133188.00
Rahmat Shah1825201072.00
Hashmatullah Shahidi (c)1838342047.36
Najibullah Zadran513160038.46
Mohammad Nabi612190050.00
Azmatullah Omarzai22203240110.00
Rashid Khan916161056.25
Mujeeb Ur Rahman1490056.25
Fazalhaq Farooqi033000.00
Extras8w 8
Total15637.2 Ov (RR: 4.17)

Afghanistan Bowling

Fazalhaq Farooqi501913.8020
Mujeeb Ur Rahman703004.2800
Rashid Khan904805.3300
Mohammad Nabi611803.0010
Azmatullah Omarzai20914.5000

Bangladesh Batting

Tanzid Hasan513191038.46
Litton Das1318292072.22
Mehidy Hasan Miraz5773895078.08
Najmul Hossain Shanto59831123171.08
Shakib Al Hasan (c)1419242073.68
Mushfiqur Rahim (w)2360066.66
Extras8(lb 3, NB 1, W 4)
Total158/434.4 Ov (RR: 4.55)

Bangladesh Bowling

Taskin Ahmad603215.3310
Shoriful Islam6.213425.3620
Mustafizur Rahman712814.0000
Shakib Al Hasan803033.7500
Mehidy Hasan Miraz932532.7710

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