BAN vs AFG, 3rd ODI, Live Updates: Shoriful Islam took a four-wicket haul as Bangladesh bundled out Afghanistan for 126 in the third ODI against Bangladesh. Afghanistan skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi won the toss and opted to bat against Bangladesh in the third and final ODI of the three-match series on Tuesday, at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram. Afghanistan have already clinched the series with a 2-0 lead and will look for a clean sweep. On the other hand, Bangladesh will be aiming to end on a high note. Earlier on Saturday, Afghanistan registered a massive 142-run victory in the second ODI match.
The Bangladesh seamers took no half-measures against the Afghanistan batters, picking up six wickets between them, including four of the top-five batters. The incisive spell left the visitors reeling at 15-4 and then 32-5 before a string of partnership helped them stumble to 126.
Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmat Shah were the first to go, picked up by Shoriful Islam in his second over. Taskin Ahmed then got rid of Rahmanullah Gurbaz and the dependable Mohammad Nabi, and left them reeling at 15-4. The experienced Shakib Al Hasan then entered the fore, and picked up Najibullah Zadran, bowling a miserly spell of 10 overs in which he conceded only thirteen runs.
However, coming in at 68-7, Azmatullah Omarzai scored 56 off 71 balls, adding 58 more runs to the total with the last three batsmen, and giving the innings a semblance of respect. Afghanistan ended the innings at 126 all-out in just over 45 overs, with Shoriful ending the innings as the pick of the bowlers, snaffling up four wickets.
Afghanistan already have an insurmountable 2-0 lead in the series, but they may miss out on a whitewash after a clinical bowling performance by Bangladesh.