The group stage of Asia Cup 2018 has reached its end and today the final match of the group stage will be played between Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
After contributing with valuable 57 runs to help Afghanistan post a competitive target of 256, Rashid, who celebrated his 20th birthday, went on to take two crucial wickets giving away just 13 runs beside contributing with a brilliant run-out as Bangladesh were bundled out for mere 119 runs. Bangladesh outclassed Sri Lanka by 137 runs in the tournament opener on 15th September.
Bangladesh will have to do without the services of Tamim Iqbal, forced out of the Asia Cup with an injury, while Mushfiqur, who played a blazing 144-run knock seemed to have been carrying a niggle and is likely to be rested. Rashid Khan and Hashmatullah Shahidi smashed 50s.
Afghanistan and Bangladesh have faced each other five times in ODIs with the latter winning three of those encounters.
Shakib had snared the wickets of Mohammad Shahzad (37), Asghar Afghan (8) and Samiullah Shenwari (18) by the time.
Naib had Mominul Haque (9) caught by wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad before disturbing the stumps of Mohammad Mithun (2). Let's now head to the full Asia Cup 2018 match predictions for Bangladesh vs Afghanistan.
Apart from Rashid, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Gulbadin Naib took two-two wickets each and never let Bangladesh go away with the game.
Where will the Asia Cup 2018, Bangladesh vs Afghanistan match be played?
Afghanistan will now take on Pakistan in their first Super Four round game. Afghanistan have risen so rapidly that they don't even celebrate a victory over Sri Lanka, a country that has won the World Cup once and made it to the final twice, as if it's a massive achievement. Whule In their most recent ODI clash Bangladesh outplayed Afghanistan by 141 runs.
Both Afghanistan and Bangladesh will get to know about each other before playing again in the Super Four stage.
Bangladesh: L Das, M Haque, S Al Hasan, M Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, M Hasan, M Mortaza, R Hossain, NH Shanto, Abu Hider.