Liton das scores his fifth ODI century by sharing a 202-run partnership with Mushfiqur Rahim in the 2nd ODI of Bangladesh vs Afghanistan. Bangladesh reaches 306 by losing only 4 wickets on the shoulders of Das and Rahim on their 2nd ODI against Afghanistan in Chattogram. The partnership lasted for 186 balls with Rahim scoring 86 off93.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan – A rollercoaster ride
Afghanistan made three changes in their line-up as Bangladesh chose to bat. In the seventh over Tamim Iqbal lost his wicket for 12 off 24, although, Bangladesh laid out a solid foundation with Shakib al Hasan and Liton Das making 45 for the second wicket. An immense pressure of shock went down on Bangladesh when Rashid Khan got Shakib out on an lbw in the 16th over.
Undoubtedly, Bangladesh took charge and added pressure upon Afghanistan. Das and Rahim kept punishing Rashid as Afghans fully relied on him.
Liton Das- the powerhouse in the BNG vs AFG match
Bangladesh faced three silent overs after Shakib’s dismissal. However, Das and Rahim kept hitting boundaries over and over against Rashid Khan. Liton broke the shackles after another following three silent overs. Fazalhaq Farooqi gave tension to Bangladesh in the opening of One Day International.
Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das’s second chances – Bangladesh vs Afghanistan
Liton Das got a second life after the skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi dropped his catch from the cover. Das entered his 5th ODI with a boundary against Rashid Khan off 107 balls. Rahim as well as got a chance to save himself after surviving a stumping opportunity in the 42nd over. Fareed Ahmad nicked off both Das and Rahim on consecutive deliveries to end their partnership. However, Mahmadullah took Bangladesh past 300 in the final over.
Brief scores: 2 ODI Bangladesh vs Afghanistan
Bangladesh 306/4 in 50 overs (Liton Das 136, Mushfiqur Rahim 86; Fareed Ahmad Malik 2-56) vs Afghanistan.