Exclusive Content:

The Highest Paid Rugby Players of the World (Part – I)

It is a myth that since the game of...

Top 5 ODI innings by Dhoni

The ‘captain cool’ of the Indian cricket team, Mahendra...

Afghanistan Women’s Cricket Wants to Live

Cricket in Afghanistan share the same passion about the...

Sidelights – ICC World T20 | Bangladesh Vs Afghanistan

The facts and figures about the first match of this year’s ICC World T20 between the host nation Bangladesh and its Asian counterpart Afghanistan.

ICC World T20 | First Round – Match 1 | Bangladesh Vs Afghanistan

Sidelights – ICC World T20 | Bangladesh Vs Afghanistan

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

Match Info:

Toss:Bangladesh, who chose to bowl first

Playing XIs

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Farhad Reza, Mashrafe Mortaza, Al-Amin Hossain, Abdur Razzak

Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad, Najeeb Tarakai, Gulbadin Naib, Nawroz Mangal, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Sadiq, Shafiqullah, Samiullah Shenwari, Dawlat Sardan, Shapoor Zardan, Aftab Alam

Mini Score Card:

Afghanistan 72 – all out (20) – Gulbadin Naib 21 (22) | Shakib Al Hasan 3/8 (3.1)

Bangladesh 78/1 (12) – Anamul Haque 44* (33) | Samiullah Shenwari 1/14 (3)

Result:Bangladesh won by 9 wickets

Points:Bangladesh 2, Afghanistan 0

Man of the match: Shakib  Al Hasan (Bangladesh)

Umpires: Richard Illingworth (England) , Nigel Llong (Both England) | Kumar Dharmasena (3rd – Sri Lanka) | Richard Kettleborough (Reserve – England)

Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

How they played the game

Powerplay:Afghanistan 36 runs, 3 wickets | Bangladesh 36 runs, No wicket

First 50 Runs:Afghanistan 58 balls, Bangladesh 53 balls

Best Partnerships:

Afghanistan: 2nd Wicket-  36 from 32 balls | Contributors: Gulbadin Naib 21 (22) and Najeeb Tarakai 7 (10)

Bangladesh:  1st Wicket – 45 from 46 balls | Contributors: Anamul Haque 23* (19) and Tamim Iqbal 21 (27)


Afghanistan: Fours – 6 (Glubadin Naib 3) SIXERS – 1 (Gulbadin Naib)

Bangladesh: Fours -7 (Anamul Haque 4) SIXERS – 3 (Anamul Haque)

Important facts about the match

  • Bangladesh had lost an ODI against Afghanistan just 16 days back
  • This is Bangladesh’s best performance in T20Is till date
  • This is first time  Bangladesh has bowled out its opposition in any international T20 match till date
  • Mahmudullah’s spell of 4-1-8-1 is the most economical by a Bangladeshi in T20Is till today
  • Bangladesh bowled total 24 dot balls in the six power play overs, in other words they have bowled 4 maiden overs.
  • Mohammad Shahzad became the only Afghanistan batsman who has scored 1000 runs in all levels of T20 cricket
  • This win has ended Bangladesh’s losing streak of 10 matches in World T20.
  • This is Bangaldesh’s first international win since 3rd November, 2013

In the Picture: Anamul Haq after  hitting the winning shot

Picture Courtesy: ESPN Cricinfo


Grass Tennis Courts: Exploring Surface, Tournaments, and Legendary Arenas

Grass tennis courts, with their rich history and unique...

Understanding the Differences: Blue Clay vs Red Clay Tennis Courts

Clay courts have been an integral part of tennis...

Clay Tennis Court vs Hard Tennis Court: A Comprehensive Comparison

Tennis is a popular sport that is played on...

Tennis Court vs Pickleball Court 🎾🏓 Unveiling the Differences for Your Perfect Match!

When you're at the crossroads of selecting the ideal...



Must Check

Best Cooler for Kayaking: Keep Your Drinks and Snacks Cold on the Water

The Best Cooler for Kayaking is a crucial addition...

The Ultimate Guide: How to Transport a Kayak Safely and Hassle-Free

Transporting a kayak can feel overwhelming if you're unfamiliar...

Wetsuit for Kayaking: The Ultimate Guide to Master the Waves

When it comes to kayaking, one of the most...

Top 10 Fishing Kayaks of 2023: Unveiling the Best-Kept Secrets to Angling Success!

Welcome to Sportycious' ultimate guide on the best fishing...

Ultimate Kayaking Footwear: Discover the best Shoes for Paddling Perfection

Dive into the world of kayaking with confidence, as...

Don't miss

Field Hockey Facts, Rules & History by Sportycious

People often get confused with Ice Hockey and Field...

Ace Your Style: Unveiling the Power of the Best Women’s Tennis Backpacks

Tennis is a sport that requires a lot of...

Old Trafford Football Stadium: The Home of Manchester United

Old Trafford is one of the most famous and...

Sidelights – ICC World T20 | Ireland Vs United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates is turning out to be...

The Highest Paid Rugby Players of the World

It is a myth that since the game of...
David Whisler, the maestro of editing at Sportycious, brings a touch of panache to the world of sports journalism. With an eagle eye for detail and a flair for enthralling storytelling, David ensures Sportycious remains the go-to destination for readers seeking an exhilarating and enlightening experience. When not juggling commas and semicolons, you'll find David enthusiastically supporting his favourite teams and indulging in his own sporting escapades.

The West Indies – Strength in diversity

The West Indies cricket team is a diverse mix of players representing 15 English-speaking countries and territories surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and the...

List of IPL Team Owners (2021)

Indian Premier League (IPL) is a yearly cricket tournament hosted in India every year. It has witnessed 13 seasons to date. There have been...

Cricket World Cup Winners & Runners up List (1975-2019)

The cricket world cup is an international championship of one day international cricket. This event is organised by the sports governing body which takes...