We have our plans… Shakib Al Hasan was happy after the victory over AFG, told him the hero of the victory


Lahore: An interesting match was played between Bangladesh and Afghanistan in the group stage of Asia Cup 2023. Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 89 runs in this match. After this victory, Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan said that his bowlers executed their plans well. Batting first, Bangladesh scored 334 for five with the help of centuries from Najmul Hasan Shanto (104) and Mehidy Hasan Miraj (112). After this, Afghanistan got a big win by dismissing them for 245 runs in 44.3 overs.

Shakib said in the interview after the match, ‘We executed our plans really well. Fast bowlers bowled with full power. It was not an easy wicket to bowl on. He said, ‘His team played well in every department.’

With this win, Bangladesh remain in the race for the Super Four stage. Asked about Miraj opening the innings, Shakib said, “He got a chance at the top of the order and he proved himself, we always knew he had the ability.”

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Afghanistan’s captain Hashmatullah Shahidi said he felt a target of 335 was achievable. He said, ‘The outfield was fast and the target was chaseable, but we kept losing wickets. Their bowlers were good in the beginning and our run rate was really low, so we could not win.

“The team needs to improve in all departments. Today our bowling was not that good, nor was our fielding good. Man of the match Miraj said, ‘This pitch was great for batting. The ball was coming easily so I just focused on playing straight shots. My and Shanto’s partnership was very good.
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