LAHORE – Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 89 runs in the crucial Asia Cup fixture at Lahore's Qaddafi Stadium on Sunday.
Chasing a not-so-easy target, the entire Afghanistan team collapsed at 245 in 44.3 overs.
Earlier, Bangladesh set 335 runs target for Afghanistan. Power hitters Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Najmul Hossan Shantu displayed A-game for Bangla Tigers against Afghanistan while batting first on Sunday.
Shakib Al Hasan led squad lost two men for 63 runs and then Miraz and Shantu took charge, stitching 194-run partnership, helping their side to set a competitive total in must win game.
Miraz returned to pavilion after being hurt at 112 while Shanto was caught at 104. Captain Shakib also remained fierce as he played quick knock of 32 off 18 balls.
Centuries by Shanto and Miraz have powered Bangladesh to a formidable total of 332 in their must-win fixture!— AsianCricketCouncil (@ACCMedia1) September 3, 2023
Can Afghanistan come out all guns blazing and chase down this mammoth total? Or will Bangladesh secure their first win? ????#AsiaCup2023 #BANvAFG pic.twitter.com/LASXIegmLw
Afghanistan are playing their first ever international match today in Pakistan as they take the field against Bangladesh.
Bangladesh earlier won the toss and decided to bat first against Afghanistan in Match No 4 of Asia Cup 2023 today at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Afghanistan and Bangladesh lock horns today in an important encounter as Bangal Lion eyed comeback in the event after suffering defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka in their opening match of the Asia Cup 2023.
Both teams are part of Group B in the tournament, with Sri Lanka, the defending champion, are on the top of the group.
In other group, Pakistan on the top after their encounter with India ended in draw due to rain in Kandy.
India set a target of 267 runs for Pakistan in the second game of the Asia Cup 2023 at the Pallkele International Cricket Stadium. However, Pakistan could not begin their innings at all due to heavy rain in Kandy.
Men in Green started the tournament on an explosive note after beating Nepal by 238 runs in the event’s opener.
Pakistani rupee advanced its winning momentum against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.
On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.
Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||359.4||360.05|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.38||36.48|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
The price of gold fell by thousands of rupees as precious metal lost shine despite an upward trend in the international market.
On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,300 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,300.
Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs199,190, 21 karat rate costs Rs190,138 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,975.
Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Saturday.
|Lahore||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Karachi||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Quetta||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Attock||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Multan||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|