Afghanistan's skipper, Hashmatullah Shahidi, found himself grappling with Mehidy Hasan Miraz's spin. Shahidi's laborious 18 off 38 balls reflected his struggle against the offspinner. His decision to take on Miraz with an aggressive approach backfired, and he eventually perished.
Following Shahidi's dismissal, Afghanistan's fortunes plummeted rapidly. They lost four wickets for just 14 runs in the span of 32 balls.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, who looked set for a half-century, fell agonizingly short, becoming a victim of Mustafizur Rahman's clever slower delivery. Shakib wasn't finished yet, as he claimed his third wicket by dismantling Najibullah Zadran's leg-stump.
Meanwhile, Taskin Ahmed continued his dominance over Mohammed Nabi in ODIs, dismissing him for the fourth time in 42 balls.
As Afghanistan's middle order crumbled, Azmatullah Omarzai offered a glimmer of hope with a flurry of boundaries. However, Mehidy Hasan Miraz's persistence paid off as he breached Rashid Khan's defenses.
Mehidy secured his third wicket by bowling out Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who attempted an ill-timed slog. Shoriful Islam provided the finishing touches, dismissing Azmatullah Omarzai and Naveen-ul-Haq, setting up a relatively straightforward chase for Bangladesh.">