Shakib Al Hasan won the hearts by recalling Rahmat Shah back after run-out in the second ODI against Afghanistan


After losing the first ODI against Bangladesh, Afghanistan once again up against the hosts in the second ODI on 25th February, Friday at Chattogram. Bangladesh opted to bat first after winning the toss and posted a huge total of 306 runs while losing just four wickets in their innings.

Liton Das smashed a fabulous hundred and returned to the dressing room after scoring 136 runs for his team. Mushfiqur Rahim also contributed well with the bat in the middle and scored 86 runs for his team. Chasing the target posted by Bangladesh, Afghanisthan didn't get the start that they expected from the top-order batters.

However, Rahmat Shah who opened the innings has scored 52 runs and coming in at number 5, Najibullah Zadran added 54 runs on the board. In the end, Afghanisthan lost the match by 86 runs as Bangladesh has conquered the series by 2-0. 

Playing one day after a long time, says Liton Das

Liton Das

After the end of the match, the losing side skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi shared a few words in the post-match presentation and said, "We conceded a few too many in the early overs and then that partnership between Mushy and Liton took the game away from us.

Wanted to restrict them under 260. We gave away too many extras and we will try to correct that in the next game," Hashtamullah was quoted by Cricbuzz.

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Following him, the Player of the Match, Liton Das also shared his views about the match and said, "Playing one day after a long time and nothing changes in terms of approach for me.

Enjoyed batting and the plan was to bat at least 30-35 overs and I batted with mindset which kept me going and helped me hunt the small targets I had in mind."

Besides, during the match, Shakib Al Hasan grabbed the hearts of the fans by recalling Rahmat Shah after engaging in a run-out, as the ball didn't touch his hands which hit the stumps directly.

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