ICC Cricket World Cup: Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 62 runs

In the ICC Cricket World Cup, Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 62 runs at Southampton last night. Chasing the victory target of 263 runs set by Bangladesh, Afghanistan were all out for only 200 in 47 overs. 

For Afghanistan, Samiullah Shinwari was the highest scorer who remained not out at 49. For Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan was the most successful bowler claiming 5 wickets.

Put to bat first, Bangladesh made 262 losing seven wickets in the stipulated 50 overs. Mushfiqur Rahim top-scored 83. Shakib Al Hasan made 51. For Afghanistan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman claimed three wickets. Today hosts England will take on Australia in London.

Meanwhile, West Indies were dealt a severe blow ahead of their crucial match against India on Thursday in Manchester after all-rounder Andre Russell was ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup with a knee injury. Russell has been replaced by Sunil Ambris for the remaining three matches of West Indies.

The Hindu

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