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Live Reporting

Adam Williams and Mark Mitchener

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all folks

    So that's day five of the World Cup wrapped up.

    Some encouragement for the debutants Afghanistan despite the eventual margin of defeat.

    You can read more in Stephan Shemilt's full report from Manuka Oval.

    That's not the end of the cricket for today - we'll resume later with the action from Nelson as Zimbabwe meet UAE in Pool B from 21:30 GMT.

    Make sure you join us and thanks once again for stopping by.

    Taskin Ahmed celebrates
  2. Captain's reaction

    Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza: "As I said before, the first match in the World Cup is very important, and we set the tone.

    "We had a reasonable start today though later on it got a bit close, but Shakib and Mushfiqur Rahim were brilliant.

    "This kind of match always has pressure, but I am very happy as the boys adapted very well."

    Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza
  3. Post update

    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    "We've seen great crowds so far for this tournament. Crowds of more than 10,000 both here today and in Hamilton when South Africa played Zimbabwe. I hope that intensity continues as it makes for a great atmosphere."

  4. Captain's reaction

    Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi: "We bowled very well in the first 35 overs, especially the fast bowlers who took early wickets.

    "Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim played very well in the middle and took the score to [beyond] 260. Three wickets down for three runs was not a good start on the batting side, but in the middle Nawroz and Samiullah took the game on.

    "It is not a good start in the World Cup but hopefully we will play better in the next game."

    Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi
  5. As it stands

    Here's what that win for Bangladesh does for the standings in Pool A.

    Pool A table

    Admittedly it's early days, but Afghanistan have come out of that game with a better net run rate than England or Scotland.

  6. Player reaction

    Man of the match, Bangladesh wicketkeeper and batsman Mushfiqur Rahim: "We were under the pressure as the favourites and expected to win the game.

    "But in a World Cup anyone can win any game. Hopefully we will carry on that momentum into the next game.

    "We need to push our paddle - it will not be easy against Australia at the Gabba, but we will hopefully give our best shot against them."

    Bangladesh wicketkeeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim
  7. Final scorecard

    Afghanistan 162 all out (42.5 overs)

    Batsmen: Mirwais 10*, Aftab 8*

    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Javed Ahmadi 1), 2-2 (Afsar Zazai 1), 3-3 (Asghar Stanikzai 1), 4-65 (Nawroz Mangal 27), 5-78 (Samiullah Shenwari 42), 6-136 (Najibullah Zadran 17), 7-136 (Mohammad Nabi 44), 8-154 (Mirwais Ashraf 10), 9-154 (Hamid Hassan 0), 10-162 (Aftab Alam 14)

    Bowling figures: Mortaza 9-2-20-3, Rubel 6-0-27-1, Taskin 7-0-23-1, Shakib 8.5-0-43-2, Mahmudullah 8-1-31-1, Soumya 3-0-13-0, Sabbir 1-0-4-0

    Bangladesh 267 all out (50 overs) - Mushfiqur 71, Shakib 63

    Bangladesh won by 105 runs

    Full scorecard

    Bangladesh celebrate win
  8. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "Bangladesh will be delighted with their victory in front of this 'home' crowd. They looked very shaky at the start when they were four wickets down, but they built an excellent partnership between Shakib and Mushfiqur Rahim. Since that, they looked in charge to take this game home.

    "They could cause an upset against an England side that are hit and miss. The group is strong with Australia and New Zealand, but they will be looking at touching up England and Scotland. Sneak a couple of wins and they will think they can do well in this group."

    Listen to TMS commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  9. Victory for Bangladesh

    A bit of a tame end to what was, at times, a very watchable and entertaining game. On paper, it's a pretty comprehensive win for Bangladesh, but Afghanistan asked questions of them at times and with a bit more discipline and experience, they could have been chasing a lot less. Stay with us, we'll have more reaction.

    Bangladesh fans celebrate victory
  10. Bangladesh win by 105 runs

    Aftab run out 14 (Afg 162)

    It's all over as confusion breaks out between the last Afghanistan pair. Aftab hits one to point. There's a diving stop in the field. They say yes, they say no, they almost meet in the middle and all the while the throw comes in and Aftab is run out and that's the game. Bangladesh win by 105 runs.


    Mushfiqur Rahim completes a run out
  11. Six from Aftab

    Afg 162-9

    Aftab isn't finished yet and he clubs a huge six straight down the ground off Shakib.

  12. Afg 154-9 (target 268)

    One fast bowler makes way for another as Shapoor Zadran comes in at number 11 for Afghanistan. He's been padded up a while though in the changing room as the television cameras have shown.

  13. Post update

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    "Shakib Al Hasan has scored a fifty and taken two wickets in a match 15 times now in 142 ODIs. This is 10.42% of his matches. He is the only player to have done this in more than 10% of his matches (minimum 50 ODIs)."

  14. WICKET

    Hamid c Anamul b Taskin 0 (Afg 154-9)

    Hamid Hassan - who dazzled us earlier with his colourful headband - takes a swing at a fullish ball outside off from Taskin, but only manages to pick out point. Not long to go now.


    Taskin celebrates the wicket of Hamid
  15. Post update

    Neil Manthorp

    BBC Test Match Special

    "That really was the bowler's wicket. Shakib tempted his man, gave him the bait and Mirwais Ashraf could not resist it."

  16. WICKET

    Mirwais c Sabbir b Shakib 10 (Afg 154-8)

    Buoyed by his efforts two balls earlier, Mirwais tries to repeat his shot, but some canny bowling from Shakib holds the pace back a bit. The ball skews towards long-off and Sabbir takes the catch on the rope.


  17. Six for Mirwais

    Afg 154-7

    Mirwais despatches one over the ropes off Shakib for a beautiful maximum over deep square leg.

  18. Scorecard update

    Afghanistan 146-7 (40 overs)

    Batsmen: Mirwais 10*, Aftab 8*

    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Javed Ahmadi 1), 2-2 (Afsar Zazai 1), 3-3 (Asghar Stanikzai 1), 4-65 (Nawroz Mangal 27), 5-78 (Samiullah Shenwari 42), 6-136 (Najibullah 17), 7-136 (Nabi 44)

    Bowling figures: Mortaza 9-2-20-3, Rubel 6-0-27-1, Taskin 6-0-22-0, Shakib 7-0-28-1, Mahmudullah 8-1-31-1, Soumya 3-0-13-0, Sabbir 1-0-4-0

    Bangladesh 267 all out (50 overs) - won toss

    Full scorecard

  19. Afg 146-7 (need 122 more to win off 60 balls)

    Bangladesh captain Mortaza will be delighted his side have seemingly come through this game with a win after a testing start earlier. Until Shakib and Mushfiqur came together for their fifth-wicket partnership of 114, they were under the cosh a bit. That's nine overs bowled for the skipper with figures of 3-20.

  20. Post update

    Neil Manthorp

    BBC Test Match Special

    "This will be a huge source of relief to Bangladesh after they were so tentative in the first 20 overs. They really back themselves for a place in the quarter-finals. They believe they have the fast bowling base covered for the first time at a World Cup. People will say their last series win was only against Zimbabwe, but they did win that 5-0."

  21. Afg 145-7 (target 268)

    Afghanistan will have won some admirers for this fighting display today with both bat and ball, having been 3-3 earlier. They look like a side capable of causing some real problems for the Test-playing nations later in the competition, including England of course. Shakib Al Hasan gets the Aftab treatment this over as he hits a one-bounce four straight down the ground.

  22. Afg 140-7 (Mortaza 8-2-19-3)

    Aftab Alam and Mirwais Ashraf are the new men at the crease for Afghanistan after those two quick wickets. Aftab flays one away, clearing his front leg and it races to the point boundary for four. Not hanging around then. That's three wickets to the Bangladesh captain Mortaza after he claimed the scalp of Nabi.

  23. Post update

    Jim Maxwell

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Nabi has made an absolute hash of that shot. He tried to drive but he has half slogged it and half mishit it and it has looped to mid-off, where the simplest of catches was taken by Soumya Sarkar. Two wickets in two balls."

  24. WICKET

    Nabi c Sarkar b Mortaza 44 (Afg 136-7)

    Disaster for Afghanistan as two go down in two balls. Nabi takes a swing at a half-volley from Mortaza, but can only pick out mid-off. He sliced at it and that's the end of the captain's knock and probably his side's slim chances.


  25. Post update

    Russel Arnold

    Ex-Sri Lanka all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "The call to review came from Nabi, the captain who is the non-striker. From the angle we are at, it looked initially like it hit him outside the line. It remains out because it is an umpire's call, and he gave the decision, but if you look at the replays 98% of the ball is outside the map. That is so unlucky."

  26. WICKET

    Najibullah lbw b Shakib 17 (Afg 136-6)

    We go through the DRS protocal. Replays show the impact was an "umpire's call" and turning back to the left-hander to take out the top of middle stump. Time for Najibullah to go as the decision stands.


    Shakib Al Hasan celebrates the wicket of Najibullah
  27. Umpire review

    Afg 136-5

    Big shout from Shakib Al Hasan for leg before against Najibullah. It's given out, but he immediately calls for a review.

  28. Post update

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport in Canberra

    "Without the regular clatter of wickets, the atmosphere has dropped ever so slightly. It's all relative, because we still have chanting, drumming and whistles, but when Afghanistan were 3-3 Canberra was electric. I just wonder if the Bangladesh fans are tiny bit nervous..."

  29. Batting Powerplay

    Afg 131-5 (need 137 more to win off 84 balls)

    It's batting powerplay time for Afghanistan and the required rate is just under 10 an over. Not completely impossible. Nabi brings up the 50 partnership with a lofted drive over mid-off as he makes some room to free his arms. Only five off the over though despite the captain's attacking intent.

  30. Afg 126-5 (target 268)

    Rubel continues from the Swimming Pool End - it's pictured below again in case you missed it earlier. Mr Mitchener informs me there is a Duck Pond End in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (maybe the two could be twinned?). Mohammed Nabi is upping the rate with a couple of fours in succession to move this partnership in sight of 50.

    Swimming Pool end
  31. Full house in capital city

    The exact crowd figure for today is 10,972 - a record for the Manuka Oval.

    The Manyuka Oval in Canberra
  32. Afg 117-5 (need 151 more to win from 96 balls)

    Shakib Al Hasan comes back on to bowl to huge cheers from the capacity crowd, which is just a touch under 11,000 at Manuka Oval. Nabi continues to tick the board over with a fine sweep for four. It's time for another drinks breaks as the branded cart makes its way out on to the field.

  33. Post update

    Russel Arnold

    Ex-Sri Lanka all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "It was always a tall order for Afghanistan, chasing down 268 on a pitch taking a little spin. Mahmudullah and Shakib Al Hasan are quality spinners, but the moment that the fast bowlers picked up three wickets Bangladesh were in charge. They have had a stranglehold throughout and have showed a lot of good discipline, with a couple of good catches being taken. They have not let Afghanistan off the hook at all."

  34. Afg 110-5 (need 158 to win from 102 balls)

    Rubel is back on the field and back on to bowl after that nasty looking knee injury after he took the catch on the boundary to dismiss Nawroz. More tidy stuff from the right-arm seamer and just five are added from his return over.

    Rubel Hossain takes a catch
  35. Post update

    Emal Pasarly

    BBC Pashto Service in Canberra

    "In a drum contest Afghanistan would have won by now."

    Here are some people watching the game in Afghanistan:

    People watch the cricket in Afghanistan
  36. Afg 105-5 (target 268)

    I once saw Mohammad Nabi playing for the MCC in a match against Sri Lanka A at Arundel when he was with the Young Cricketers. He showed his big hitting ability by getting off the mark in both innings with a six. Afghanistan could do with some of that right now. He plays an out of control pull off Soumya, which falls safe. But the captain accidentally runs in to the bowler as he ball watches. Looks like he'll have a bashed nose for his troubles after that.

    Mohammad Nabi
  37. Post update

    Tim Gavel

    BBC Test Match Special

    "100 runs come up for Afghanistan, and that gives the ground staff the chance to use the flame burners!"

  38. Afg 102-5 (target 268)

    Mahmudullah continues from the Swimming Pool End. If you don't believe that's what it's actually called, Stephan Shemilt posted a picture of the very pool earlier. Looks inviting on a warm Australian summer day like this. Afghanistan reach 100 as Nabi plays a delicate sweep fine for three runs.

  39. Text 81111

    Mirwais Searak: I know every team would want to win, but for us Afghans taking part is probably half the win. Let's not forget these guys have no proper pitch and I am definitely not going to mention under what circumstances they play. Regardless of how things pan out, I am one proud Afghan feeling prouder today.

  40. Scorecard update

    Afghanistan 96-5 (30 overs)

    Batsmen: Nabi 11*, Najibullah 9*

    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Javed Ahmadi 1), 2-2 (Afsar Zazai 1), 3-3 (Asghar Stanikzai 1), 4-65 (Nawroz Mangal 27), 5-78 (Samiullah Shenwari 42)

    Bowling figures: Mortaza 6-2-10-2, Rubel 4-0-13-1, Taskin 6-0-22-0, Shakib 4-0-11-0, Mahmudullah 7-1-25-1, Soumya 2-0-10-0, Sabbir 1-0-4-0

    Bangladesh 267 all out (50 overs) - won toss

    Full scorecard

    The scoreboard shows Afghanistan 3-3
  41. Afg 96-5 (need 172 more to win from 120 balls)

    Soumya Sarkar's medium-pacers prove difficult to get away once more as just the one run is added for Afghanistan.

  42. Afg 95-5 (Nabi 11, Najibullah 9)

    Mohammad Nabi shows his strength on the off side with a square drive for four off Mahmudullah's final ball of an otherwise tight over. Just enough to keep Afghanistan interested.

  43. Afg 89-5 (need 179 more to win off 132 balls)

    Sabbir Rahman is on to bowl for Bangladesh now with his leg breaks - the seventh different bowler used. More tough going for Afghanistan against the slower stuff as the required rate moves above eight-an-over.

  44. Afg 85-5 (target 268)

    Back in Australia's capital, Najibullah opens his account with a nice sweep shot off Mahmudullah for a four behind square.

  45. Afg 78-5 (target 268)

    Left-hander Najibullah Zadran is the new man in number seven for Afghanistan. It looks a huge task for them now.

  46. Post update

    Neil Manthorp

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Samiullah Shenwari did everything he could with a perfectly executed dive. He was running the bat in and he was absolutely horizontal to the ground but he was still two feet short. He is obviously disgusted to be called through for a second run he obviously did not want."

  47. WICKET

    Samiullah run out 42 (Afg 78-5)

    Here comes the replay and it's not good news for Samiullah as he tries desperately to make his ground coming back for two. But he's short. Shabbir was the man with the throw in from the deep square leg boundary and Mushfiqur whips off the bails on the bounce.


    Bangladesh celebrate
  48. Third umpire

    Afg 78-4

    Thank you Mark, it's good to see Afghanistan staying in the contest here. Samiullah shows some intent by whipping a half-volley over the infield on the leg side for four off Taksin. But, a couple of balls later there's an appeal for a run out as they try to take a quick two. We're going upstairs for a look.

  49. Afg 73-4 (target 268)

    Bangladesh were 101-2 at the halfway point of their innings (but were soon to lose a couple of wickets) - Afghanistan will be a little short of that mark, but make no mistake, they're still in this game. And to describe either their World Cup debut win, or a debut defeat... here's Adam Williams.

  50. Post update

    Jim Maxwell

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Cricket today is being played on very flat pitches. In one-day cricket, you don't want short matches. That's not good for television advertising revenues, and so most one-day cricket is played on shirt-fronts."

  51. Afg 69-4 (Samiullah 35, Nabi 2)

    A sub-plot for Bangladesh - with Rubel off the field with a knee injury, he must be some sort of a doubt over whether he can bowl again, having only bowled four of his 10 overs, so Bangladesh may need to dip into their part-timers. For now, they turn back to teenage seamer Taskin Ahmed. Nabi, who favours the pull shot, helps himself to a couple of singles.

  52. Post update

    Tim Gavel

    BBC Test Match Special

    "I haven't seen Manuka Oval look as splendid as this before. There's been a real carnival atmosphere and the improvements that have been made here have really benefited that."

    Manuka Oval in Canberra
  53. Afg 65-4 (target 268)

    Captain Mohammad Nabi is the new batsman, replacing former skipper Nawroz. A large group of the Bangladesh fans may think the game is already won, they're doing a conga around the stands.

  54. Ouch!

    But the wicket has come at a cost for Bangladesh, as Rubel has injured his knee taking that catch. He's treated by the Tigers physio on the outfield, and when he's helped to his feet, he can only limp off the field.

  55. WICKET

    Nawroz Mangal c Rubel b Mahmudullah 27 (Afg 65-4)

    As clearly as night follows day, dot balls bring pressure, pressure brings wickets - and ex-captain Nawroz goes on the attack trying to slog-sweep Mahmudullah over mid-wicket - and he's pouched by Rubel Hossain at long leg.


  56. Afg 64-3 (target 268)

    After that slightly surprising decision to go to Soumya, Bangladesh bring Shakib back and immediately the shutters have come down again. Samiullah moves to 32 from 63 balls with a single, Nawroz has brought hit strike rate up a little and he has 27 from 56.

  57. Post update

    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    "I was reading about Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi, and the story of his father being kidnapped. The ransom was $2m, but eventually his father was found and no ransom was paid. It gives you a little window of the things that Afghanistan players have gone through, and continue to go through, as they attempt to forge a career in cricket."

  58. Afg 63-3

    In contrast to Soumya's run-filled over, Mahmudullah sends down a maiden over - the only blemish being a leg bye, which does not count against the bowler. 205 needed from 29 overs - who's your money on?

  59. Post update

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport in Canberra

    "If you don't mind heights and a rickety staircase, then the TV camera platform at the top of the broadcast box provides a splendid view of the Manuka Oval."

    Manuka Oval
  60. Scorecard update

    Afghanistan 62-3 (20 overs)

    Batsmen: Nawroz 27*, Samiullah 31*

    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Javed Ahmadi 1), 2-2 (Afsar Zazai 1), 3-3 (Asghar Stanikzai 1)

    Bowling figures: Mashrafe Mortaza 5-1-10-2, Rubel Hossain 4-0-13-1, Taskin Ahmed 4-0-13-0, Shakib Al Hasan 3-0-10-0, Mahmudullah 2-0-7-0, Soumya Sarkar 1-0-9-0

    Bangladesh 267 all out (50 overs) - won toss

    Full scorecard

    Bangladesh fans
  61. Afg 62-3 (target 268)

    Somewhat surprisingly, Shakib's spin is superseded by Soumya Sarkar's seam - and Afghanistan find easier pickings against him, with runs off every ball and a couple of hustled twos making it a profitable over - nine from it, and the Afghan fans are up waving their flags again.

  62. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Mat Jones: Afghanistan with first match nerves. Although 3-3 did not look good.

    Alex Barrett: So Canada's unwanted record still stands.

  63. Afg 53-3 (Nawroz 22, Samiullah 27)

    And if anything, Mahmudullah is even quicker through his over than Shakib. Shouldn't be any over-rate problems here for Bangladesh - the TMS team reckon over-rates were the reason why Afghanistan's opening bowler Shapoor Zadran didn't come back for his last three overs, given that he was pushing off from near the sightscreens. This stand is worth 50.

  64. Afg 50-3 (target 268)

    Shakib, light on his feet as he runs behind the umpire before he becomes a whirl of arms as he delivers the ball, is quickly through his third over - two singles from it, as Afghanistan reach the landmark of 50. Remember, this is their World Cup debut, so they're breaking new ground with every run.

  65. Afg 48-3 (Nawroz 20, Samiullah 24)

    It's spin from both ends as off-spinner Mahmudullah enters the fray as Bangladesh's fifth bowler. Some old-school middle-overs accumulation would suit Afghanistan here - and they take four singles from the over. Although they'll have to step it up eventually - the required rate is up to 6.66.

  66. Email

    Masood Masoomi from Herat, Afghanistan: I trust in our Afghan national cricket team and the players, they will try their best to win over Bangladesh. But generally, winning and losing are the two faces of a coin. No matter even if we lose the match, our players are playing in the World Cup that is the great honour for us.

  67. Drinks break

    Afg 44-3 (target 268)

    Shakib, having just shelled that catch, makes some amends with a tight over of left-arm spin, just two singles from it. Nawroz has 18, Samiullah has 22, the players have a drink, and both sides have a chance to regroup and refocus.

  68. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "It was a hard catch for Shakib Al Hasan - it was dipping on him but he seemed to have it covered. There is disappointment as he is the key man for Bangladesh, but it was a tough one. He had to get low."

  69. Dropped catch

    Afg 42-3

    Suddenly things aren't going Bangladesh's way as Taskin is pulled for four through mid-wicket by Nawroz for his first boundary, and then when Samiullah uppercuts to third man, Shakib dives forward to take the catch, and has the ball in both hands for a good second or two before it slips out like a bar of soap. A potential turning point for Afghanistan?

  70. Afg 35-3 (target 268)

    Shakib Al Hasan was one of a trio of Bangladesh left-arm spinners who operated in tandem (or should that be "in tricycle"?) at the 2007 World Cup when they shocked India to qualify for the Super Eight phase. Of the other two, Mohammad Rafique is long retired while Abdur Razzak is still playing but has not represented the national side since last August. Shakib's first over is a better one for Afghanistan, a couple of singles and a brace of twos from it. Having scored six from his first 32 balls, Nawroz has scored five from his last three!

  71. Email

    Haris Akbar: Can't better the city of poets (Herat), instead I'm emailing you from the rather exotic surrounds of Sunbury-On-Thames. Been up since silly o'clock to cheer the lads on. Whatever the result, the experience will definitely stand the Afghan players in good stead.

  72. Close!

    Afg 29-3

    Taskin digs one in to Samiullah, he turns his head away from it and the ball appears to fly off his helmet - or was it an edge? - over short fine leg, keeper Mushfiqur Rahim gives chase and dives after it but can't take the catch. The fact that a leg bye isn't signalled shows that the umpire felt there was bat involved. Samiullah has 19 from 34 balls, Nawroz has six from 30.

    Samiullah Shenwari
  73. Post update

    Russel Arnold

    Ex-Sri Lanka all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "Playing a tournament like this in different venues, not only the pitches, but the outfields too, you have to adjust to that. The Manuka Oval here has fairly long straight boundaries. There's other grounds in this tournament where those dimensions are much shorter."

  74. Afg 25-3 (target 268)

    Bangladesh's seamers have been disciplined today, not giving Afghanistan anything loose to hit, and building pressure through dot balls may be the way to go in this situation. A maiden over, and Mortaza has figures of 6-2-10-2.

  75. Post update

    Emal Pasarly

    BBC Pashto Service in Canberra

    "For the first time today, the Bangladesh fans are louder than the Afghanistan ones."

  76. Afg 25-3 (Nawroz 4, Samiullah 17)

    Afghanistan's bright red helmets contrast with their royal blue kit, but if it's been a fire-fighting job for Nawroz and Samiullah since they came together, it's one they've done well so far. Nawroz has an all-time ODI strike rate of 81.70 from 34 games before today, but has crept his way to four from 26 balls in Canberra.

  77. Post update

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport in Canberra

    "If, for whatever reason (for example, food), you have to step away from the action, the roar of the crowd tells you what's happening. Slight cheer - Afghanistan runs. Ooohs and aaahs - bat beaten. Loud noise, quickly cut short - unsuccessful appeal, half-chance. Bedlam - a wicket."

  78. Scorecard update

    Afghanistan 24-3 (10 overs)

    Batsmen: Nawroz 4*, Samiullah 15*

    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Javed Ahmadi 1), 2-2 (Afsar Zazai 1), 3-3 (Asghar Stanikzai 1)

    Bowling figures: Mashrafe Mortaza 5-1-10-2, Rubel Hossain 4-0-13-1, Taskin Ahmed 1-0-1-0

    Bangladesh 267 all out (50 overs) - won toss

    Full Scorecard

    Taksin Ahmed
  79. Afg 24-3 (target 268)

    Captain Mashrafe Mortaza has changed ends - and concedes the first boundary of the innings as Samiullah lifts a four over the ring of cover fielders. It's safety first from Afghanistan, and the powerplay overs end with Mortaza on 2-10 from five overs.

  80. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Ashik Mahmud: I know anything is possible in cricket. But I firmly believe we've already bagged this match. Pointless game from here on.

  81. Afg 19-3 (Nawroz 4, Samiullah 11)

    Bangladesh make their first bowling change but it's one right-arm seamer for another as Taskin Ahmed, one of only two teenagers at this tournament, is into the attack. (The other is Usman Ghani, who's in Afghanistan's squad but is carrying the drinks today). A good start by the youngster, who was born less than a year before the 1996 World Cup.

  82. Post update

    Russel Arnold

    Ex-Sri Lanka all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "When you bowl on a good length, quality batsmen struggle to make that decision. When you hesitate to commit to a stroke, that opens the door to the bowlers and it comes with experience. This is a tall task now for Afghanistan as their highest chase is 274 against the UAE."

  83. Afg 18-3 (target 268)

    Rubel has been the king of the slingers early on here, but strays a bit towards the end of his over as a bouncer is ruled to be an aerial wide, while Samiullah helps another loose delivery through the covers for a couple.

  84. Email

    Rafiq Rahmany in Herat, Afghanistan: As an Afghan, I am so proud of my lads in World Cup, results means nothing me whatsoever and I am just enjoying being part of World Cup. I am sure more glories will come when I compare the history of Afghanistan cricket with the big guys.

    Great to hear from you, Rafiq. Any more Afghanistan fans out there?

  85. Afg 13-3 (Nawroz 3, Samiullah 7)

    A rebuilding job is under way here - I think that's where 50-over cricket outpoints Twenty20 as Afghanistan have time here, if they bat sensibly, to dig themselves out of this hole. If this were T20, the game would be over already.

    Nawroz has worked his way to a Boycottesque three runs from 18 balls. (Or, given that this is Afghanistan's World Cup debut, those of you who remember the first game of the 1975 tournament might say... Gavaskaresque?).

  86. Afg 12-3 (target 268)

    Samiullah pushes Rubel for a couple of twos, and Afghanistan are into double figures.

    If you're being pessimistic, their first target will be to overhaul the lowest ever World Cup score - Canada's 36 all out against Sri Lanka in Paarl in 2003.

  87. Afg 8-3 (Nawroz 2, Samiullah 3)

    Not much foot movement from Afghanistan's batsmen, they look a little rabbit-in-headlights after being caught cold by Bangladesh.

    If you're just waking up - firstly, where have you been? Secondly, you've missed an interesting game so far, as Afghanistan started and finished well when Bangladesh batted, but have left themselves an uphill struggle after losing a wicket in each of the first three overs.

  88. Post update

    Neil Manthorp

    BBC Test Match Special

    "I really thought that Afghanistan would knuckle down and get on with this. They may still do, but two of their players with the most solid techniques are already back in the pavilion."

  89. Get involved

    As ever during this World Cup, we want to hear from you. Have you been impressed with Afghanistan's World Cup debut? Can they pull off a shock victory here, or has that early burst from Bangladesh left them with too much to do?

    Join the conversation on Twitter via #bbccricket, text us on 81111 if you're in the UK or email (with "For Mark Mitchener" in the subject line).

  90. Afg 6-3 (target 268)

    Those three slips are joined by a helmeted short leg as Rubel, very much a fast bowler of the "slinger" variety, begins his second over. Nawroz adds a single, bringing new batsman Samiullah Shenwari on strike. Having been taken out of the attack for running on the wicket, he'll certainly want to make up for that... He works a two off his legs.

  91. WICKET

    Asghar Stanikzai c Mahmudullah b Mortaza 1 (Afg 3-3)

    And another one falls - Asghar Stanikzai, tantalised by a good over of line and length from Mortaza, hangs his bat out at the last ball and edges to first slip, who grabs it at the second or third attempt. Afghanistan are reeling at 3-3, or as they say in Australia...


    Mashrafe Mortaza celebrates the wicket of Stanikzai
  92. Post update

    Neil Manthorp

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Afghanistan do bat deep. They all fancy their chances with the bat and even numbers eight, nine and 10 can play a decent hand."

  93. Afg 3-2 (target 268)

    Bangladesh post three slips for Ashar Stanikzai, and he manages to guide his first ball between the keeper and first slip for a single. That brings former captain Nawroz Mangal - who came in at the fall of the first wicket but hadn't faced yet - on strike, and he sees off the over.

  94. Post update

    Neil Manthorp

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Consultation there when he was on his way and the non-striker called him back and said let's think about using the review. It's the first time Afghanistan have played in a game using the review system. But, then it looked like Zazai said I think it was hitting, so he made the decision himself and decided not to use up the referral."

    Listen to TMS commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  95. WICKET

    Afsar Zazai lbw b Rubel 1 (Afg 2-2)

    Now Rubel Hossain has a wicket first ball - slinging the ball in and getting it to cut back at Afsar Zazai, he's hit on the knee-roll and umpire Davis is quick to lift the finger. Afghanistan are 2-2 - or as the Aussie commentators would say it, 2-2. The ball-tracker shows the ball just clipping the top of off stump - it would have been an "umpire's call" had Afsar reviewed it, so he'd have lost the review.


    Rubel dismisses Zazai
  96. Post update

    Neil Manthorp

    BBC Test Match Special

    "It was a leading edge. He was trying to play it away on the on side, closed the face of the bat too soon and popped the ball in the air."

  97. WICKET

    Javed Ahmadi c & b Mortaza 1 (Afg 2-1)

    Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza strikes in the first over as Javed Ahmadi tries to work him to leg and pops a leading edge into the air for the grateful bowler to catch. He and fellow right-hander Afsar Zazai both looked a bit nervy about getting off the mark - understandable in their first World Cup innings.


    Mashrafe Mortaza takes Bangladesh's first wicket
  98. Post update

    Neil Manthorp

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Like many teams, the Afghan batting order has been built around staggering the stroke players and those who compile an innings. Javed Ahmadi is more the stroke maker and Afsar Zazai more an accumulator. But Afghanistan's problem in the past has been too many shots too often."

  99. Javed Ahmadi - the Afghan Glenn Maxwell?

    Afghanistan coach Andy Moles places great faith in Javed Ahmadi, likening the 23-year-old opening batsman and occasional off-spinner to Australia's Glenn Maxwell.

    Ahmadi, who grew up in a refugee camp in Peshawar, Pakistan, moved to Afghanistan as a 15-year-old and has played in 17 ODIs since his debut in 2010.

    "He opens the batting, he is very positive, hits the ball and wants to take the game to the opposition, bowls good off-spinners and is a good fielder, so he's always in the game," Moles said.

    "He's probably a bit like Maxwell to a certain degree - he bowls off-spin and gives it a whack, and he always plays with a smile on his face. He's a good character."

  100. Post update

    If you're only halfway through your breakfast, get ready - Afghanistan are about to begin their innings. Javed Ahmadi and Afsar Zazai are their opening pair, and Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza gives himself the first over.

  101. Post update

    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    England captain Eoin Morgan on TMS, on James Taylor's best position in the batting line-up:

    "He has batted at three a lot for us this tour, and in Sri Lanka, but I still don't think it is his best position. I think five or six is his best position. He will stay there - to have someone who scores the volume of runs at the rate he does is very valuable in the middle order."

    Listen to TMS commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  102. Post update

    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    England captain Eoin Morgan on TMS, on not captaining England against Ireland in May when he will be playing in the Indian Premier League:

    "The chairman of selectors and the director of cricket have allowed the guys who have got picked up in the IPL, or went into the auction, to miss that Ireland game in order to expose themselves to opportunities in the IPL and learn more about their game."

  103. Post update

    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport in Canberra

    "An innings of three halves, if you will. Afghanistan started and finished well, only slightly losing their way in mid-innings when Shakib and Mushfiqur rebuilt, then accelerated. On a slow pitch that 268 is within reach, but Afghanistan will have to bat very well to mark their World Cup debut with a win."

  104. Live now

    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    Plenty to listen to on TMS during the interval - you can hear from England captain Eoin Morgan who's spoken to BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew following their arrival in Wellington.

    They'll also be hearing from Sarah Taylor from the England women's team, Notts stalwart Paul Franks who's now part of the UAE coaching staff, and Afghanistan coach Andy Moles who's spoken to our man Stephan Shemilt about life with Afghanistan, this exciting newcomer on the world stage.

  105. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Shohidur Rahman: Worried that 268 isn't going be enough to beat Afghanistan.

  106. Post update

    So, a good comeback by Afghanistan at the end there - Bangladesh's innings was built around that one partnership from Shakib and Mushfiaur.

    A look at the bowling figures still leaves a slight curiosity or two - in that Mirwais Ashraf, who took 2-32 from nine, wasn't recalled for his final over, and that Shapoor Zadran only bowled seven overs, despite taking 2-20.

  107. End of innings scorecard

    Bangladesh 267 (50 overs) after winning toss

    Batsman: Rubel Hossain 0*

    Fall of wickets: 1-47 (Tamim 19), 2-52 (Anamul 29), 3-102 (Soumya 28), 4-119 (Mahmudullah 23), 5-233 (Shakib 63), 6-241 (Sabbir 3), 7-247 (Mushfiqur 71), 8-263 (Mominul 3) 9-263 (Mashrafe 14), 10-267 (Taskin 1)

    Bowling figures: Hamid Hassan 10-0-61-2, Shapoor Zadran 7-1-20-2, Aftab Alam 9-0-55-2, Mirwais Ashraf 9-3-32-2, Mohammad Nabi 9-0-58-1, Javed Ahmadi 4.5-0-32-0, Samiullah Shenwari 1.1-0-2-0

    Full scorecard

  108. WICKET

    Taskin b Aftab 1 (Ban 267 all out)

    Taskin is bowled swinging at the last ball of the innings, having scrambled a couple of byes from the previous deliveries, and Afghanistan will need to score 268 to win their World Cup debut match, having taken the last five wickets for 26 runs.

  109. Appeal - not out

    Ban 264-9

    So, the last pair together, Rubel Hossain and Taskin Ahmed. Taskin pokes a single, Rubel is hit in front but it looked to be going down leg. Dot ball.

  110. WICKET

    Mortaza b Aftab 14 (Ban 263-9)

    Mortaza goes for the big one and loses his middle stump, it's Aftab's turn for a maiden World Cup wicket, Afghanistan are going well at the end here and they have two new batsmen in, neither of whom have faced a ball.


    Mashrafe Mortaza is bowled
  111. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's been excellent work from the wicketkeeper today. He's taken two fantastic catches early on. Now in the field when the batsmen took him on he's hit the stumps, dead aim, which can be quite hard to do at times."

  112. WICKET

    Mominul Haque run out (Afsar) 3 (Ban 263-8)

    More great work from keeper Afsar Zazai, who's taken two super catches already, removes Mominul when Bangladesh try to scramble a bye off the last ball of the penultimate over to get Mortaza on strike. Afsar's underarm throw means it's another new batsman to come in for the last over.


  113. Third umpire

    Ban 257-7

    Not for the first time today, umpire Joel Wilson refers a run-out to the third umpire when the batsman in question was nearly past the stumps. Not even close. Tick, tock, goes the clock...

  114. Ban 256-7 (Mortaza 10, Mominul 1)

    Lightning doesn't strike twice for Nabi as another full toss is blasted for four by his fellow skipper Mortaza, who tucks into another bad ball for four more. He's been joined at the crease by Mominul Haque.

  115. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's an absolutely excellent innings. He's come in at an awkward time for his side and scored at almost a run-a-ball. He'll be disappointed to get out in the way he has from a full toss, but it was a well taken catch too."

  116. WICKET

    Mushfiqur c Samiullah b Nabi 71 (Ban 247-7)

    Now it's Mushfiqur's turn to perish as a slightly ropey full toss from Nabi is hit straight down deep square leg's throat. A first World Cup wicket for the skipper, and a good comeback the ball after he had drifted one down the leg side and been paddle-swept for four.


  117. Ban 242-6

    Captain Mashrafe Mortaza is off the mark with a single.

  118. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "Great delivery. He's got some movement there and banged it in to the pitch. Batsman hasn't moved his feet there and he's done him with a bit of pace and the ball nipping back in. Good to see Hamid Hassan getting reward late on in the innings for his efforts."

  119. WICKET

    Sabbir b Hamid Hassan 3 (Ban 241-6)

    The boundary drought continues, and having kept Bangladesh to singles for a while, the pressure tells as the unconvincing Sabbir Rahman is stuck on the crease and bowled by the delighted Hamid.


    Sabbir Rahman
  120. Ban 238-5

    It's still captain Nabi bowling off-spin - I have to say I'm surprised, as impressive paceman Shapoor Zadran has an excellent 2-20 from seven overs, and he won't be able to complete his spell now - and he rattles through another over for the cost of five singles.

  121. Ban 233-5 (Mushfiqur 62, Sabbir 0)

    Sabbir Rahman is the new batsman, It can't be easy when you come in at this stage of the innings, facing a rampaging paceman charging in (wearing a headband), and you're under pressure to keep the scoring rate up. Sabbir can't get his first two deliveries away, and Hamid has 1-51 from eight overs.

  122. WICKET

    Shakib b Hamid Hassan 63 (Ban 233-5)

    But Shakib's innings ends in anti-climax as he aims another legside heave and drags the ball onto his stumps, via his pad. Hamid Hassan has his first World Cup wicket, but it ends a stand which has put Bangladesh firmly back into this game.


    Shakib Al Hasan bowled
  123. Ban 233-4

    Shakib stands and delivers, whacking a full toss from Hamid Hassan over mid-off for four, before hooking a bouncer for six over long leg. The crowd are absolutely loving this.

  124. Ban 223-4 (Shakib 53, Mushfiqur 62)

    Mohammad Nabi's off-spin may help Afghanistan's over-rate, while he's also trying to put the brakes on Bangladesh. But after restricting them to singles off the first four deliveries, Mushfiqur has room to rock back and unleash one of his favourite cut shots for four to bring up the century stand.

    Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan