Asia Cup 2022: My plan was to bowl wicket to wicket, says Mujeeb ur Rahman after win over Bangladesh

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Asia Cup 2022: My plan was to bowl wicket to wicket, says Mujeeb ur Rahman after win over Bangladesh
Asia Cup 2022: My plan was to bowl wicket to wicket, says Mujeeb ur Rahman after win over Bangladesh

Asia Cup 2022: My plan was to bowl wicket to wicket, says Mujeeb ur Rahman after win over Bangladesh

In the ongoing Asia Cup 2022, Afghanistan’s Mujeeb ur Rahman claimed that his team’s strategy was to bowl wicket to wicket after their seven-wicket victory over Bangladesh.

Najibullah Zadran, a left-hander, went on a late blitz to help Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by seven wickets in Group B on Tuesday, securing straight qualification to the Super Four round of the ongoing Asia Cup 2022.

“I would congratulate my team and the entire nation. My strength is to bowl with the new ball. I have played before in Sharjah. All my plan was to bowl wicket to wicket and that worked for me,” said Mujeeb in a post-match presentation.

Coming to the match, Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first.

Asia Cup 2022: My plan was to bowl wicket to wicket, says Mujeeb ur Rahman after win over Bangladesh
Asia Cup 2022: My plan was to bowl wicket to wicket, says Mujeeb ur Rahman after win over Bangladesh

Despite a valiant effort from Mosaddek Hossain (48*), Afghanistan was able to hold Bangladesh to a score of 127/7 thanks to the outstanding bowling of pacer Mujeeb ur Rahman and spinner Rashid Khan.

Afghan bowlers did an excellent job of limiting Bangladesh to 53/5. Mosaddek Hossain’s (48*) and Mahmudullah’s (25) valiant strikes enabled Bangladesh to score respectably. Mujeeb Ur Rahman (3/16) and Rashid Khan (3/22) presented challenges for Bangladesh.

Afghanistan struggled to get going when trying to chase 128 and was at 65/3 with six overs left. Then, with nine balls remaining, Ibrahim Zadran (42*) and Najibullah Zadran (43*) let free and chased the target.

Bangladesh’s top bowler was Mosaddek Hossain (1/12). Saifuddin and Shakib each claimed one wicket.

Mujeeb ur Rahman named “Man of the Match” in recognition of his game-winning performance.

On Wednesday, India will play Hong Kong in their second Asia Cup game.