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Afghan cricket team in Bangladesh in 2016–17

The Afghanistan cricket team toured Bangladesh in September and October 2016 to play three One Day Internationals (ODIs) matches.[1][2] This was Afghanistan's first full series against a Test-playing side other than Zimbabwe and was the first bilateral series between the two sides.[1] It was also Bangladesh's first home bilateral ODI series against an Associate Nation since Ireland toured in 2008.[3] Ahead of the ODI series there was a fifty-over warm-up game between the Bangladesh Cricket Board XI and Afghanistan in Fatullah.[4]

Afghanistan won the warm-up match by 66 runs[5] and Bangladesh won the ODI series 2–1. This was Bangladesh's sixth consecutive series victory in ODIs.[6]

Squads

 Bangladesh[7] Afghanistan[8]

Taskin Ahmed was added to Bangladesh's squad after his bowling action was cleared by the International Cricket Council (ICC).[9] Mosharraf Hossain was added to the squad for the third ODI after Rubel Hossain was dropped.[10]

Tour match

One-day:Bangladesh Cricket Board XI vs Afghanistan

23 September 2016
Scorecard
Afghanistan 
233 (49.2 overs)
v
Bangladesh Cricket Board XI
167 (38.1 overs)
Hashmatullah Shahidi 69 (96)
Alauddin Babu 3/32 (8.2 overs)
Mosaddek Hossain 76 (97)
Mohammad Nabi 4/24 (8 overs)
Afghanistan won by 66 runs
Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah
Umpires: Anisur Rahman (Ban) and Sharfuddoula (Ban)
  • Bangladesh Cricket Board XI won the toss and elected to field.
  • 17 players per side (11 batting, 11 fielding).

ODI series

1st ODI

25 September 2016 (D/N)
Scorecard
Bangladesh 
265 (50 overs)
v
 Afghanistan
258 (50 overs)
Tamim Iqbal 80 (98)
Dawlat Zadran 4/73 (10 overs)
Hashmatullah Shahidi 72 (110)
Taskin Ahmed 4/59 (8 overs)
Bangladesh won by 7 runs
Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur
Umpires: Chettithody Shamshuddin (Ind) and Sharfuddoula (Ban)
Player of the match: Shakib Al Hasan (Ban)

2nd ODI

28 September 2016 (D/N)
Scorecard
Bangladesh 
208 (49.2 overs)
v
 Afghanistan
212/8 (49.4 overs)
Mosaddek Hossain 45* (45)
Rashid Khan 3/35 (10 overs)
Asghar Stanikzai 57 (95)
Shakib Al Hasan 4/47 (10 overs)
Afghanistan won by 2 wickets
Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur
Umpires: Anisur Rahman (Ban) and Chettithody Shamshuddin (Ind)
Player of the match: Mohammad Nabi (Afg)
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to field.
  • Mosaddek Hossain (Ban) made his ODI debut.
  • Mosaddek Hossain became the first player for Bangladesh to take a wicket with his very first delivery in an ODI.[12]

3rd ODI

1 October 2016 (D/N)
Scorecard
Bangladesh 
279/8 (50 overs)
v
 Afghanistan
138 (33.5 overs)
Tamim Iqbal 118 (118)
Rashid Khan 2/39 (10 overs)
Rahmat Shah 36 (73)
Mosharraf Hossain 3/24 (8 overs)
Bangladesh won by 141 runs
Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur
Umpires: Chettithody Shamshuddin (Ind) and Sharfuddoula (Ban)
Player of the match: Tamim Iqbal (Ban)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Tamim Iqbal (Ban) scored his seventh century in an ODI.[13]
  • This was Bangladesh's 100th win in ODIs.[13]

References

  1. ^ a b "Afghanistan ODI series in Bangladesh confirmed". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Afghanistan to tour Bangladesh for the first time". Afghanistan Cricket Board. Archived from the original on 31 August 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Taskin set to return for Bangladesh's first ODI in 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Anamul, Sabbir named in BCB XI to face Afghanistan". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Nabi, Shahidi deliver Afghanistan big win in low-scorer". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Tamim hundred paves way for Bangladesh series win". International Cricket Council. Archived from the original on 3 October 2016. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Uncapped Mosaddek Hossain picked for Afghanistan ODIs". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Afghanistan pick three uncapped players for Bangladesh ODIs". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Taskin and Sunny cleared to bowl after remedial work". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. 24 September 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Mosharraf Hossain returns for Bangladesh after eight years". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. 29 September 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  11. ^ "Shakib becomes Bangladesh's highest ODI wicket-taker". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  12. ^ "Debutant Mossadek's golden touch". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. 28 September 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  13. ^ a b "DTamim, Mosharraf send Afghanistan packing". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. 1 October 2016. Retrieved 1 October 2016.

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