Live Cricket Score, Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Match 31, 2019 World Cup: Afghanistan, who gave India a run for their money, will be aiming to replicate that performance and earn their first win in the ongoing World Cup when they take on Bangladesh at the Rose Bowl Cricket Stadium on Monday. After being comprehensively beaten in the first four games, Afghanistan came out with a much-improved performance against tournament favourites England and India. Bangladesh's batting has been a revelation in this World Cup and has relied mainly on Shakib al Hasan who is among the top five run-getters of the tournament. After hunting down a target of 322 against West Indies with ease, Bangladesh fought admirably in a 382-run chase against Australia, finishing with an impressive 333/8. However, it's their bowling which has undone the batsmen's work. They have conceded scores in excess of 320 in each of their last three completed games. And against a formidable Afghanistan bowling attack, Bangladesh's own bowlers will have to step up to make life easier for their batsmen. (Match Scorecard) (When and Where to watch - BAN vs AFG)
Highlights, 2019 World Cup, Match 31: Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 62 runs
22.45 IST: Mohammad Saifuddin to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, OUT! KABOOM! Saifuddin knocks Mujeeb over! Shinwari will not be a happy man with the shot Mujeeb has just played. He would have wanted him to defend the ball out so that he could get a chance to score one and get to his half ton in the next over. BANGLADESH WIN BY 62 RUNS!!
22.28 IST: Mustafizur Rahman to Rashid Khan, OUT! Another one bites the dust! Just as my colleague says that the Fizz is running out of Fizz, he strikes. Mustafizur bowls it short and on middle, Rashid looks to pull. The ball hurries onto him, it hits the higher portion of the bat and lobs to the man at short mid-wicket. Mashrafe takes a dolly. Bangladesh two wickets away now. Afghanistan 188/7 in 42.4 overs
* Rashid Khan walks in next, at number 9. No slouch but the Afghans need a miracle.
22.21 IST: Shakib Al Hasan to Najibullah Zadran, OUT! STUMPED! Any guesses who provides the breakthrough when Bangladesh needed one? There could be only one man at the moment, Shakib Al Hasan. What can this guy not do at the moment? Brilliant with the bat and now a match-winning spell. He gets his fifer. His second in ODIs. Afghanistan 188/7 in 42.4 overs
22.10 IST: Mohammad Saifuddin to Najibullah Zadran, Slightly short and around off, Zadran plays it late towards short third man for one. Fifty-run stand up between the two. They have revived Afghanistan's hopes here. Still a long way to go. 81 more needed in 50 balls.
22.02 IST: Shakib Al Hasan to Samiullah Shinwari, SIX! First of the innings. Shinwari dances down the track and lofts it up and over the long on fence for a maximum.
* POWERPLAY 3 time. 5 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the end. 97 needed. What can Afghanistan do to bring the game alive? Shakib Al Hasan is back on. Can he get a 5-fer? 7-1-10-4 so far.
21.51 IST: Mustafizur Rahman to Samiullah Shinwari, FOUR! Rahman bowls on a length but provides lots of width outside off, Shinwari throws the kitchen sink at it and cuts it through point and the ball crosses the fence in a flash.
21.44 IST: Mosaddek Hossain to Najibullah Zadran, FOUR! Hammered! Zadran comes down the track and also makes room, gets to the pitch of it and smashes it through covers for a boundary.
21.37 IST: Mehedi Hasan to Najibullah Zadran, FOUR! Up and over! That is some way to get off the mark. Zadran steps out and hits it over mid on and bags a boundary. Second in the over.
21.33 IST: Mashrafe Mortaza to Ikram Ali Khil, Good length and around off, Ikram pushes it wide of sweeper cover and takes another two.
21.28 IST: Shakib Al Hasan to Asghar Afghan, OUT! Afghan holes out! He needed to go for it, he went against the turn and picks the fielder out. Shakib has his fourth. He tosses it up outside off. Afghan looks to play the slog sweep. He does not hit it that well and it goes down the throat of Sabbir Rahman, the sub at deep mid-wicket. Half the side back in the hut for Afghanistan and chasing this total now seems very difficult. 146 needed in 106.
21.11 IST: Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Nabi, OUT! TIMBER! Nabi is out of here for a duck! Shakib gets two in three balls. Afghanistan in huge trouble now. The slider does the trick this time. Shakib bowls it from wide of the crease and this starts from outside off, it drifts back in. Nabi plays outside the line, the ball sneaks through the gap between bat and pad and hits the stumps.
21.09 IST: Shakib Al Hasan to Gulbadin Naib, OUT! No fifty for Gulbadin! Excellent catch even more impressive field placement! Also, Shakib bowls to that plan. He has a short cover and a normal cover in place. He gives it extra flight tempting the batsman to drive. Naib does get tempted, he looks to drive but does not keep it down. Das at short cover is low and ready for it and the takes a sharp chance. Naib probably falls at the wrong time for Afghanistan. He was set and they needed him to step on the gas, he was looking to do so but falls before he could make an impact. Bangladesh continue to tighten their grip on the game.
21.00 IST: Mohammad Saifuddin to Gulbadin Naib, Down the leg side, a full toss at that, Naib misses out, aiming to flick. The ball goes towards square leg and Gulbadin wants a single but Afghan sends him back. There was an easy single on offer.
20.59 IST: Mohammad Saifuddin to Gulbadin Naib, Full and around off, driven back to the bowler who leaps to his right and gets a hand to it. Deflects it behind and the ball almost hits umpire Michael Gough who manages to evade it. A run taken to long on. 100 UP FOR AFGHANISTAN. It is a good position to be in, only two wickets down but they need a set batsman to bat through.
20.56 IST: Shakib Al Hasan to Asghar Afghan, Excellent loop, outside off, Asghar initially looks to play a big slog sweep but then the ball never arrives. He has to change his shot, making it a forward defense to the off side.
20.50 IST: Mehidy to Afghan, FOUR! The sweep shot done well! Fine, fine shot. This is what Afghanistan need. Some momentum. AFG 94/2 in 23.4 overs
20.47 IST: Mosaddek to Gulbadin, FOUR! Nice shot. Tossed up outside off, naib comes down the track and lofts it over mid off for a boundary! AFG 87/2 in 22.3 overs
* Asghar Afghan walks in at number 4, replacing Shahidi.
20.42 IST: Mosaddek Hossain to Hashmatullah Shahidi, OUT! STUMPED! Mosaddek gets the second wicket for Bangladesh. Nicely bowled.
* Stumping appeal! Is that gone? It has been referred upstairs and just one replay should be enough. The foot has not come back in.
20.29 IST: Mehedi Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi, On middle and off, Hashmatullah looks to drive but the ball goes off the inner half of his bat towards mid on. A run taken.
20.21 IST: Mosaddek Hossain to Hashmatullah Shahidi, No slip for a spinner! Strange tactics. Full and outside off, Shahidi looks to defend but the ball goes off the outside edge, through the vacant slip cordon towards third man. A couple taken.
* Naib may be suffering from cramps! The physio is out and some stretching is going on. In the meantime, the umpires have called for DRINKS! Afghanistan are going at a steady rate but would want to step up. They have lost just one wicket and would want this partnership going. On the other hand, Bangladesh have kept it tight and would want quick wickets to put pressure on Afghanistan. Afghanistan need 203 runs in 204 balls to win the match.
20.19 IST: Mosaddek Hossain to Gulbadin Naib, FOUR! Releases the pressure somewhat! Naib comes down the track and lofts it over mid off and bags a boundary. Picks his spot nicely there.
20.14 IST: Mehedi Hasan to Hashmatullah Shahidi, A run out chance goes abegging! Fuller and on middle, this is worked towards mid on. Shahidi sets off but Naib is ball watching. He then realizes his partner wants a run and sets off. Mashrafe gets to the ball quickly but can't keep his balance. Had he done so, it could have been close.
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20.07 IST: Shakib Al Hasan to Rahmat Shah, OUT! In the air... caught! Shakib strikes straightaway and provides the much-needed breakthrough. This is slightly shorter but quicker. Rahmat goes back and looks to pull but the ball hurries onto him. A top edge is induced which lobs towards mid on. Tamim takes a good catch running backwards. Shah walks back after getting off to a start. Afghanistan 49/1 in 10.5 overs
20.00 IST: Mashrafe Mortaza to Rahmat Shah, FOUR! Beauitful shot! Lovely to the eyes! Slightly shorter and around off, Shah waits for it and then just guides it through cover-point. AFG 48/0 in 8.5 overs
19.57 IST: Mortaza to Rahmat, FOUR! A much better shot. Good start to the over! Short and on the body, Shah swivels and pulls it over the short fine leg fielder for a boundary. Poor ball with fine leg up. AFG 41/0 in 8.5 overs
19.49 IST: Mashrafe Mortaza to Rahmat Shah, Up and over! You just need to clear the in-field in the first 10 overs. Shah dances down the track and Mash bowls it on a length. Shah swings but does not get it off the middle. he hits it well enough to clear mid on and two taken.
19.45 IST: Mustafizur to Rahmat, FOUR! A beautiful straight drive down the ground! Rahman bowls it full and on middle, Naib clears his front leg and hits it over mid off. It is not off the middle but trickles over the fence. Rahman's last ball once again spoils the over. AFG 27/0 in 6 overs
19.43 IST: Mashrafe Mortaza to Rahmat Shah, A good nut to end a good over! Length and around off, Shah looks to push at it away from the body, he gets an inside edge onto the pads.
19.37 IST: Mustafizur to Naib, FOUR! Shot! That has been nailed! First boundary of the bat! Rahman goes short and on middle, Shah goes back quickly and pulls it over the square leg fielder for a boundary. AFG 20/0 in 4 overs
19.30 IST: Mashrafe Mortaza to Rahmat Shah, NOT OUT! Shah is well in! This is down the leg side, Rahmat fails to flick it. The ball bounces just ahead of Rahim. He does not collect it cleanly. The batters go for a run. The fielder from square leg runs in, picks the ball up and hits bull's eye at the non-striker's end. The appeal. The umpire first signals it as a wide and then takes it up. Replays roll in and they show Shah is fine.
19.27 IST: Mustafizur to Naib, 4 leg byes! Easy runs for Afghanistan through a poor line! On the pads, Naib looks to flick but misses, it brushes the pads and races to the fine leg fence. First boundary of the chase comes via leg byes! AFG 8/0 in 1.5 overs
19.26 IST: Mustafizur Rahman to Gulbadin Naib, A little shape back in! This starts around middle and then tails back in. Naib looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads. The bowler makes an appeal but the umpire shakes his head.
19.24 IST: Mashrafe Mortaza to Gulbadin Naib, Afghanistan are underway! This is bowled on the pads, Naib looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and goes to the keeper. Rahim dives to his left and makes a half-stop. Saves three for his side. Leg bye taken.
19.21 IST: Gulbadin Naib and Rahmat Shah are out to open. Mortaza to begin the attack with the new ball. Let's get started!
* 263 is the target! Afghanistan could not chase down 225 on the same wicket a few days ago. However, they aren't facing the attack of the same caliber as they did on that day but Bangladesh do have variety. The Afghans will have to bat really well if they are to chase this down.
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18.51 IST: Gulbadin Naib to Mosaddek Hossain, OUT! BOWLED! Perfect delivery to end the innings. This is at the base of the stumps, Mosaddek looks to dig it out but misses and the ball hits the timber. BANGLADESH END ON 262/7!
18.46 IST: Dawlat Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT! Caught! Rahim departs now. He gets a standing ovation from the crowd. It has been a wonderful knock. Full and outside off, Rahim backs and looks to go inside out but mistimes it due to the slowness of the delivery. The ball goes off the outside edge, high in the air but lands safely (from Afghanistan's point of view) in Mohammad Nabi's hands at extra cover. Well played, Rahim. This total should be enough for a win.
18.40 IST: Zadran to Hossain, FOUR! Smacked! Uppish but wide of short extra cover! Full and outside off, Mosaddek backs away and slices it wide of a diving cover for a boundary! 250 UP FOR BANGLADESH. BAN 250/4 in 48.1 overs
18.38 IST: Rashid to Hossain, FOUR! Lofted over the covers and away for a boundary. BAN 245/5 in 47.3 overs
18.37 IST: Rashid to Mushfiqur, FOUR! The Full and outside off, Rahim looks to play the reverse sweep but gets a top edge. Just wide of short third man! BAN 240/5 in 47.1 overs
18.30 IST: Dawlat Zadran to Mosaddek Hossain, FOUR! A short ball outside off, pulled over mid-wicket for a boundary!
18.28 IST: Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mushfiqur Rahim, Safe as a house. Outside off, short in length, Mushfiqur cuts it through point. The batsmen go for the second. The throw comes in as a direct hit at the bowler's end and it is referred upstairs but replays show that Mossadek is in.
18.26 IST: Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mushfiqur Rahim, Full and outside off, Rahim gets down and reverse sweeps this through third man. Comes back for the second.
18.23 IST: Rashid Khan to Mosaddek Hossain, That's hit the batsman on his pads. A strong appeal from the bowler and fielders. The umpire isn't interested in the appeal.
* Mosaddek Hossain comes in at number 7. He is no mug with the bat. Rashid Khan comes back on as well. 7-0-30-0 so far.
18.18 IST: Gulbadin Naib to Mahmudullah, OUT! Caught! Big, big breakthrough by and for the skipper. A short ball, slower in pace, Mahmudullah looks to pull but is early into the shot. Mistimes it and the ball limps towards short mid-wicket where Nabi completes the formalities. End of the 56-run association. Bangladesh 207/5 in 43 overs
* Nabi gets ready to deliver the ball but is stopped by Mahmudullah. Reason? Hazrat Zazai, who is not playing this game, is walking across the sightscreen. Hazrat smiles.
18.06 IST: Naib to Mahmudullah, FOUR! What a start to Powerplay 3! Landed outside off, on a length, Mahmudullah punches it through point and the ball races away! BAN 197/4 in 40.1 overs
18.03 IST: Nabi to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Up and over cover!Mahmudullah waits on the back foot and punches this shorter one outside off through covers for a boundary. BAN 192/4 in 39.5 overs
18.01 IST: Rashid to Rahim, FOUR! Fine shot. Full and outside off, Rahim gets down and sweeps it behind square leg for a boundary! BAN 186/4 in 39 overs
17.55 IST: Dawlat Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, SIX! Half century for Rahim! His 6th in ODI World Cups and nice way to build on the previous century.
17.45 IST: Dawlat Zadran to Mahmudullah, Mix-up, safe! Now an overthrow. Mahmudullah tapped this to cover and sets off, but was sent back. The throw missed the stumps at the striker's end and the single was taken later.
* What has happened here? Looks like Mahmudullah has pulled up his hamstring. No. It is his calf. While completing the single, he was seen limping across. He is having his right calf bandaged.
* DRINKS BREAK. Afghanistan have managed to once again fight their way back into the game! When Shakib and Rahim were batting, it seemed that they would bat Afghanistan out of this contest. However, the spell of Mujeeb has not seen the game poised nicely. Another wicket or two here will the Afghanistan side go on top. Another good partnership will mean Bangladesh are in control. An interesting passage of play awaits ahead.
17.26 IST: Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Soumya Sarkar, OUT! LBW! Umpire's call it is! Mujeeb gets his third. Another carrom ball, pitched outside off, Sarkar looked to work it to the leg side but missed. The ball came in with the angle and spun in, hitting him on the pads. Mujeeb appealed, umpire Kettleborough thought for a while and then raised his finger! Soumya was not sure, walked across to Rahim and then decided to go for the review. Perhaps Rahim felt that the ball was sliding down. Here comes the technology. No inside edge and the ball is projected to be going down, but after clipping the leg stump. Sarkar has to go and Bangladesh are in a little bit of bother here. Bangladesh 151/4 in 32 overs
*Sarkar has been adjudged LBW! He has a long chat with Rahim and then signals for the review. Looks close. No inside edge. Clipping leg stump, so the umpire's call will stay! Hence, Sarkar cannot stay.
17.20 IST: Gulbadin Naib to Soumya Sarkar, A better throw and Sarkar was a goner! Short and outside off, SS guides it towards third man. They take one and go for the second. The throw from Mujeeb is a weak one and Sarkar just about makes it.
17.17 IST: Gulbadin Naib to Soumya Sarkar, NOT OUT! Sarkar is just in! He works this length ball towards mid on and goes for one. The mid on fielder gets to the ball quickly and scores a direct hit at the bowler's end. An appeal and a confident one and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and they show that the batsman is well in.
17.10 IST: Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT! Up goes the finger and Shakib is LBW! He does not review this time because he was only half-forward. The bowling change has worked wonders! This is bowled flatter and it is the carom ball. Pitches and turns back in. Shakib looks to defend but misses. It hits the front pad. An appeal and the umpire rules it in the favor of the bowler. He walks straightaway as he knew he was a goner. Bangladesh 143/3 in 29.1 overs
17.09 IST: Gulbadin Naib to Shakib Al Hasan, Confusion but no harm done! Shorter in length and this takes off after pitching. Shakib does well to adjust, he gets on top of the bounce and works it to mid-wicket. He wants a run but is sent back in time. A quiet period for Bangladesh at the moment.
17.04 IST: Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, Fifty for Shakib! 45th ODI fifty for Shakib. He seems to be a man on a mission in this World Cup. He is at his best here. He gets there with a single. He looks to defend this arm ball on middle, it goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for one.
16.48 IST: Rahmat to Shakib, FOUR! Smacked that one down to deep mid-wicket. The fielder won't get there in time and Shakib moves to the 40's! Flighted delivery on middle, Rahim sweeps it through mid-wicket for a boundary. BAN 124/2 in 24 overs
16.40 IST: Dawlat Zadran to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR! TOP EDGE! Fortunate boundary for Bangladesh. This is short and outside off, Rahim looks to drag his pull but only gets a top edge which goes over the keeper and into the fence.
16.35 IST: Dawlat Zadran to Shakib Al Hasan, Overthrow! This is on a length and around off, Shakib pushes it towards mid off. They take one. The fielder has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. No one backing up and another run is taken.
16.23 IST: Rashid Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, Well bowled and well played! The googly and it is quicker and outside off, Rahim goes back, he first looks to cut but then adjusts and pushes it through covers for one.
16.16 IST: Rashid Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, NOT OUT! That is going over! Did not see that coming. An excellent review by Shakib. He straightaway indicated that it was too high. The leg spinner on off, it pitches and turns back in. Shakib defends outside the line. He misses and gets hit on the front pad.
* Big moment in the game! Shakib has been given out LBW. He has reviewed as he feels it is high. Looks out though.
16.13 IST: Nabi to Tamim, OUT! Bowled em! Nabi has the last laugh! Breaks the stand that was starting to flourish! Also, this is a big, big wicket. The arm ball does the trick for Nabi. He lands it on off and it comes back in with the angle. Tamim goes back and looks to push it through the off side. He misses and the ball hits the off pole. BAN 82/2 in 17 overs
16.11 IST: Nabi to Tamim, FOUR! Smashed! Poor ball and put away! Short and on middle, Iqbal goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket. A rare bad ball by Nabi. BAN 82/1 in 16.5 overs
16.09 IST: Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, That has turned sharply! This pitches on off and then spins away. Tamim looks to defend but the ball goes off the outer half to point. A tight over by Nabi, they needed one after Naib went for a few in his last.
* Rashid Khan brought in..
16.02 IST: Gulbadin to Tamim, FOUR! Second boundary of the over. This is excellent batting from Tamim. 50-run stand between Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan. Short of a length delivery, Iqbal pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 12 runs have come from the over. Big over for Bangladesh. BAN 73/1 in 14 overs
16.00 IST: Gulbadin to Tamim, FOUR! Cracking shot. Full on middle, Iqbal comes down the track and drives it through mid on for a boundary. BAN 66/1 in 13.2 overs
15.58 IST: Gulbadin Naib to Shakib Al Hasan, In the air... but in the gap! Shakib was lucky there! That is what happens when you are in form. Everything goes your way! This is on the pads, comes off slow from the surface. Shakib looks to flick but closes the face of the bat. It goes off the leading edge, uppishly but through the vacant cover-point region for one.
15.49 IST: Mohammad Nabi to Tamim Iqbal, Overthrow! Iqbal pushes it to the right of the bowler. Nabi dives and pushes it towards cover. The batsmen go for one. The fielder throws it at the non-striker's end. No one backing up and it goes towards deep mid-wicket. Another run taken. 9 from the 10th! A good finish to a steady Powerplay for Bangladesh. They are 44 for 1 after it.
15.46 IST: Nabi to Shakib, FOUR! Thumped! Finds the gap nicely! Stays leg side to this short delivery and cuts it past point for a boundary. They can't bowl loose balls to Shakib. He is in top form, won't miss out. A welcome boundary for Bangladesh. BAN 41/1 in 9.4 overs
15.40 IST: Mohammad Nabi to Shakib Al Hasan, Loopy delivery on leg, Shakib looks to flick but misses it and gets hit on the pads. Another good over for Afghanistan.
* Shakib Al Hasan is the new batsman in.
15.29 IST: Mujbeeb to Liton, OUT! The danger man is gone! Bangladesh have lost their first wicket. The third umpire feels there is not a lot of evidence to overturn the on-field call and he rules it in the favor of the fielding side. Mujeeb strikes! Afghanistan get a wicket early. Their ploy to change the opening pair has not worked.
* Has that been taken cleanly? Afghanistan are pretty sure. Das is waiting though. The umpire has taken it upstairs and THE SOFT SIGNAL IS OUT!
15.25 IST: Dawlat Zardan to Tamim, FOUR! Nearly a catch! But that sails down for a boundary! BAN 23/0 in 3.5 overs
15.22 IST: Dawlat Zadran to Liton Das, Easy three! A little too straight, not the right ball with only two fielders on the leg side, Das flicks it through mid-wicket and the batters take three. Das has started well here.
15.17 IST: Zadran to Liton, FOUR! Nice shot. On a length and outside off, Das taps it through point for a boundary. BAN 12/0 in 1.3 overs
15.12 IST: Mujeeb to Liton, FOUR! Misfield and just the start Bangladesh were looking for! Shorter and outside off, Das pushes it towards cover-point. It is hit firmly to Shah who lets it through and the ball races away to the fence. BAN 5/0 0.2 overs
15.12 IST: Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Tamim Iqbal, The first extra of the game! This is bowled down the leg side, Tamim lets it be. The keeper fails to collect it cleanly and the batters take a run. It has been signaled as a wide.
15.00 IST: We are all set to begin. The Afghanistan players are out in the middle. Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar will open the batting for Bangladesh. Mujeeb Ur Rahman will start the proceedings for Afghanistan.
Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib(c), Samiullah Shinwari, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Ali Khil(w), Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mustafizur Rahman
14.43 IST: TOSS! Afghanistan have won the toss and chosen to bowl first. Two changes for the side, as Dawlat and Shenwari come in for Aftab and Zazai.
14.30 IST: UPDATE! The toss has been delayed by 10 minutes. It seems to have stopped raining but the covers are coming off, and that will take some time.
Brief Preview: Bangladesh have the chance to upset the odds and qualify for the semifinals of the 2019 World Cup. However, in addition to winning all of their games, Mashrafe Mortaza's side will also have to rely on other teams doing them a favour. Afghanistan's captain Gulbadin Naib said earlier in the press conference that they'll aim to upset the Bangladesh side, which has built it up nicely for an aggressive game at Southampton. The weather is expected to be warm. The dryness of the pitch is expected to bring spin into play, much like it did during the game between India and Afghanistan. (FULL PREVIEW)