After winning their first ODI against Afghanistan, Bangladesh under the leadership of Mashrafe Mortaza is all set to play the second game of the three-match series on September 28, 2016, at the Shre-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. Mortaza will be hesitant to consider the Afghan team as minnows, as they won the first game with a narrow margin of just seven runs.

The day/night game will start at 2:30 p.m. local.

Afghanistan won the toss and elected to field first

Mosaddek Hossain will debut for Bangladesh, he will replace Imrul Kayes. Two changes in the Afghan side, Nawroz Mangal plays in place of Shabir Noori.

Final score:

Bangladesh 208 (49.2 overs)

Afghanistan 212/8 (49.4 overs)

Afghanistan won by 2 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)

The main issue with Bangladesh lies in their pathetic batting at the death overs. At one stage, the hosts were expected to reach a score of more than 320 in the first ODI. But slow batting post 40 overs made them finish the innings at 265.

In the bowling department too, Bangladesh has nothing to boast about, as Afghanistan at one stage of the innings seems to be nearing the victory shore with ease. But their batting at the end and lack of International exposure made them fall short of marking a memorable win.

Hashmatullah Shahidi is the spinal cord of the Afghan batting, and he will be given adequate support by Asghar Stanikzai.

In the bowling side, the Afghan attack will be led by Dawlat Zadran and Naveed-ul-Haq. Both these bowlers conceded so many runs in the first encounter, and they will aim to make it big in this second game

Television Telecast and Live Streaming Information

Ghazi TV is showing this game live in Bangladesh, and Willow TV is doing the same in the United States.

Internet users can enjoy the live streaming on Gazi TV Online and Willow online.

There will be no telecast of this match in India.

Pitch and conditions

The surface in Shere Bangla stadium is always known for its batting friendly nature. But slight showers which occurred yesterday may act in favor of pace bowlers.

Weather experts predict that rain may hit Dhaka today as well, and we should wait and see how it will impact the game. Whatever be the case, the skipper who wins the toss will decide to bat first.

The 3rd and final ODI will be played on October 1, 2016.

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