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Bangladesh keep hopes alive as Shakib Al Hasan sinks Afghanistan

The Guardian – Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 62 runs in their Cricket World Cup match to register their third win in the tournament on Monday.

Summary

  • Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 62 runs in their Cricket World Cup match to register their third win in the tournament on Monday.
  • Put into bat at the Hampshire Bowl, Bangladesh posted 262 for seven wickets after the wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim top-scored with 83 and Shakib Al Hasan (51) reclaimed his position as the tournament’s leading scorer.
  • Shakib (5-29) then returned to help Bangladesh skittle out Afghanistan for 200 in 47 overs to banish them to their seventh successive defeat.
  • Bangladesh moved up to fifth in the 10-team standings with seven points from seven games.
  • Chris Stocks’ match report from the Hampshire Bowl to follow


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