3rd ODI: Rahmanullah Gurbaz hit his 3rd ODI hundred as Afghanistan chased down the 193-run target to beat Bangladesh by 7 wickets on Monday.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz hundred gives Afghanistan easy win over Bangladesh (ICC Photo)
- Afghanistan registered 7-wicket win over Bangladesh in 3rd ODI
- Afghanistan bowled out Bangladesh for 192 in Chattogram
- AFG opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz hit his 3rd ODI hundred on Monday
Afghanistan rode on Rahmanullah Gurbaz’s brilliant hundred to chase down the 193-run target in just 40.1 overs and register a 7-wicket win over Bangladesh at Chattogram’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Monday.
Afghan spinners spun a web in the middle overs to derail the Bangladeshi innings and bowled out the hosts for a meager 192. Gurbaz then made the chase look real easy, adding another feather to his pretty new cap, with a stroke-filled 106.
Afghanistan win the third ODI by seven wickets
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Legspinner Rashid Khan claimed 3-37 as Bangladesh was dismissed for 192 in 46.5 overs. Gurbaz, who has now converted all three of his half-centuries to centuries in just nine matches, then helped Afghanistan race to the victory with 59 balls remaning.
Rahmat Shah scored 47 and opener Riaz Hasan added 35.
Gurbaz struck seven fours and four sixes for his 110-ball 106 not out and shared two important partnerships to edge the side closer to victory.
He and Riaz gave Afghanistan a solid start, combining for a 79-run opening stand before left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan had the latter stumped to break through.
Gurbaz then added another 100 with Rahmat Shah for the second wicket.
Offspinner Mehidy Hasan struck twice, dismissing Shah to end the partnership and then took the wicket of Afghan skipper Hashmatullah Shahihi.