Bangladesh did not inflict a whitewash on Afghanistan, largely attributable to opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz who struck an excellent 106 not out to assist the guests win the third and ultimate ODI by seven wickets on the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Monday.
Gurbaz who now transformed all of his three half-centuries to century in his simply ninth sport, not solely denied Bangladesh a clear sweep of the collection but in addition snatched 10 beneficial Tremendous League factors. Bangladesh gained the primary sport by 4 wickets, recovering from 45-6 after which clinched the collection with an 88-run win within the second sport. But it surely was extra of a Bangladesh batting failure within the third sport which noticed them being skittled out for simply 192 in 46.5 overs. Afghanistan made the victory a cake-walk, racing to the successful mark with 59 balls remaining.
Gurbaz, who smote seven fours and 4 sixes for his unbeaten 110 ball-106 runs knock was ably supported by his fellow opener Riaz Hasan and Rahmat Shah. With the duo, he shared two necessary partnerships to edge the aspect nearer to the victory. He and Riaz gave Afghanistan a stable begin, combining for a 79-run for the opening stand earlier than left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan had the latter stumped to interrupt via.
Gurbaz then added one other 100 with Rahmat Shah for the second wicket stand. Off Spinner Mehidy Hasan, who completed with 2-37, struck twice, dismissing Shah to carry the tip of the partnership after which took the wicket of Afghan skipper Hashmatullah Shahihi Gurbaz introduced up his century off 103 balls, pushing pacer Mustafizur Rahman via cowl for doubles and shortly after that fittingly completed the sport with a single off Mehidy in direction of sq. leg. Earlier, regardless of a valiant effort of Liton Das, Bangladesh have been shot out for a paltry complete.
Liton Das was the one batter to withstand towards a top-class bowling of Afghanistan, led by leg spinner Rashid Khan who claimed 3-37 and was ably supported by Mohammad Nabi’s 2-29. Liton struck 113 ball-86, clobbering seven boundaries. Shakib Al Hasan added 30 and Mahmudullah Riyad was not out on 29. Tamim captain Tamim Iqbal with 11 was the opposite one to achieve double digits. After opting to bat first, Bangladesh misplaced captain Tamim Iqbal, who was for the third consecutive time victimized by pacer Fazalhaq Farooqi.
Liton and Shakib then shared 61-run, the very best partnership of the innings, for the second wicket stand. Pacer Azmatullah Omarzai broke the partnership, eradicating Shakib, who dragged the ball onto his stump. Rashid Khan then triggered a collapse, eliminating Mushfiqur Rahim (7) and Yasir Ali (1) in fast succession.
The scenario obtained worsened when Mohammad Nabi dismissed Liton when he was 14 runs away from his second successive ton. If he would have hit the century, he might have been the third Bangladeshi participant after Mahmudullah Riyad and Tamim Iqbal to attain two consecutive ODI centuries. Mahmudullah Riyad then saved his finish intact however noticed wickets tumbling on the different finish, denying Bangladesh to go previous 200 runs mark.