Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Asia Cup Match Report-2018

Leg Spinner Rashid Khan shone with both bat and ball as Afghanistan thumped Bangladesh by 136 runs in their final group match of the Asia Cup 2018 in Sheikh Zayed Stadium at Abu Dhabi on Thursday. Continue reading “Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Asia Cup Match Report-2018”

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Asia Cup Match Preview-2018

Bangladesh and Afghanistan are set to face each other in the sixth match of the Asia Cup 2018 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, September 20. Both of them have cemented their spots in Super 4.

In the year 2016 both teams faced each other in the ODI Series, with Bangladesh defeating Afghanistan by 141 runs. Electing to bat first, Bangladesh scored 279/8 and skittled the Afghanistan team for just 138 runs, thereby by winning by 141 runs.

Asghar Afghan’s team have been very impressive in the ODI format where they have had an upper hand in their last 8 matches.

Their only loss came against Ireland in the second one dayer at Belfast.

The loss of left hander Tamim Iqbal will be a massive blow to the Bangla Tigers. Mominul Haque is likely to play his ODI after a gap of three years.

After his impressive show in the game against Sri Lanka, Rahmat Shah would be hoping to carry forward his good form.

Their spin twins Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman who shared 4 wickets between them against Sri Lanka, would be looking for a repeat performance.

India Women vs Sri Lanka Women First T-20 Match Report-2018

Leg-spinner Poonam Yadav bagged 4 wickets for 26 runs as India Women defeated Sri Lanka women by 13 runs in the first T20I at Katunayake.

After being sent into bat by the Sri Lanka skipper, India got off to a terrible start as their inform Smriti Mandhana for a duck in the very first over.

The 18 year old Rodrigues played some magnificent strokes and was severe on all Sri Lankan bowlers. Her innings of 36 runs came in just 15 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes before falling to Chamari Athapaththu.

Mithali Raj and captain Harmanpreet Kaur fell cheaply inside the first six overs, as they scored 75 runs in the powerplay.

India lost their way in the middle stages, but cameos from Jemimah Rodrigues Taniya Bhatia and Veda Krishnamurthy propelled them to 168/8 in 20 overs. Prabodhani and Jayangani claimed 2 wickets each.

Chasing a target of 169 runs, Yasoda Mendis and skipper Athapaththu gave Sri Lanka a flying start by adding 39 runs in the first 3 overs, before the debutant Arundhati Reddy dismissed Mendis for a quickfire 32 runs.

The 27 year old Poonam Yadav wrecked their middle order by claiming 4 wickets to reduce Sri Lanka to 117/7.

Eshani Lokusuriyage 45 (31) couldn’t help Sri Lanka get across the line as they were bowled out for 155 runs in 19.3 overs.

Left arm bowler Radha Yadav along with Kaur bagged 2 wickets each. India take 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

The second T20 international will be played in Colombo on Friday.

Second Quickest Spinner to take 50 Wickets in ODI- Kuldeep Yadav

Left arm chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav became the second fastest Indian bowler to take 50 ODI wickets. He achieved this feat in 24 matches, after former Indian bowler Ajit Agarkar, who reached it in just 23 ODIs.

He thereby became the second fastest spinner to do so after Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis, who took only 19 matches to cross the landmark.

Kuldeep Yadav