The 31st match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 was played between Afghanistan and Bangladesh teams at The Rose Bowl Stadium in Southampton. In this match, Bangladesh defeated Afghanistan by 62 runs. In the tournament, Bangladesh team is in the runoff run with 7 points.
Afghanistan’s team invited Bangladesh to bat first after winning the toss in the match. Bangladesh team scored 262 runs in 7 wickets in the stipulated 50 overs. Mushfiqur Rahim top-scored with 83 runs for Bangladesh. Shakib Al Hasan played 51 runs, Tamim Iqbal contributed 36 and Mosaddek Hossain hit 35 runs. Mujeeb Ur Rahman took 3 wickets for Afghanistan and captain Gulbadin Naib took 2 wickets. Dawlat Zadran and Mohammed Nabi grab 1-1 wickets
The Bangladesh team now remains in the playoff race with 3 wins and three defeats in 7 matches. One of his matches was canceled due to rain. Chasing a target of 263 runs, Afghanistan were all out for 200 in 47 overs. Shakib al-Hasan 5 wickets by giving 29 runs with 1 maiden in his 10 overs quota.
Shakib was selected as the Man of the Match for his all-around performances. Mustafizur Rahman took 2 wickets. Saifuddin and Mosaddek took 1-1 wickets. For Afghanistan, Samiullah Shinwari scored highest runs and remained unbeaten at 49. Apart from them, captain Gulbadin Naib also contributed 47 runs. Apart from these two other Afghans batsmen could not stay long at the crease and the wickets kept falling on regular intervals. The result was that Afghanistan had to face 7th consecutive defeat in this World Cup.