ICC Cricket World Cup - Bangladesh v Afghanistan

SOUTHAMPTON – Put into bat, Bangladesh posted 262/7 against Afghanistan in a group match of the Cricket World Cup on a slow track at the Hampshire Bowl on Monday.

Wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim was the leading scorer for his side with 83, while Shakib Al Hasan (51) registered his fifth 50-plus score in six innings to reclaim his position as the tournament’s leading run-getter.

Off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman was the pick of the Afghan bowlers, claiming 3/39 as his team chase their first victory of the tournament after six defeats in a row.

Bangladesh have two wins from six matches, which also includes a washed-out game against Sri Lanka.

Reuters