Afghanistan move up to fourth in ODI rankings after crushing Bangladesh in 3rd tie | Cricket News

Afghanistan moved up to No.4 at the ICC men’s Cricket World Cup Super League table after crushing a seven-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the third and final One-Day International. Although, Bangladesh bowed consecutively before the third ODI, taking an unbeaten 2-0 lead, Afghanistan, thanks to victory in the final ODI, is now on 70 points, just nine short of India, who are in No.3.

Bangladesh continue to lead the table with 100 points, while England are second on 95 points. The opening of Afghanistan went to a great start, showing good form and selecting borders from the start of their innings. Openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz (106 not out) and Riaz Hassan (35) added 57 runs in the first 10 overs and continue to advance on Monday night.

Bangladesh knew that they needed to do something serious to protect the whole, so they brought in migrants early. Although the plan did not work out in the beginning, Shakib Al Hasan managed to break the 79-run opener in the 16th over, beating Riaz Hassan for 35. Gurbaz joined the center by Rahmat Shah, and both continued to make sense, laying the foundation for an easy run. Gurbaz, who was lucky enough to win three lifestyles, took full advantage of the reforms as he reached his third ODI year.

Both batters approached the stadium with the right focus and took the boundaries at the right time. While Gurbaz slowly approached his third century, a 67-ball handball from Rahmat Shah came to an end in the 36th on when Mehidy Hasan Miraz scored the best for him.

Mehidy had another successor, ousting Afghan army chief Hashmatullah Shahidi (2) after defeating the leg-pre-wicket appeal in a previous delivery. However, Gurbaz recently picked up his century at 39th on, finishing in 40.1 overs and taking the last ODI by seven wickets.

Short scores: Bangladesh 192 in 46.5 overs (Litton Das 86, Shakib Al Hasan 30; Rashid Khan 3/37) lost to Afghanistan 193/3 in 40.1 overs (Rahmanullah Gurbaz 106 not out, Riaz Hassan 35, Rahmat Shah 47) by seven wickets.

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