June 24, 2019 / 1:29 PM / 21 days ago

Cricket-Mushfiqur 83 helps Bangladesh to 262-7 against Afghanistan

SOUTHAMPTON, England, June 24 (Reuters) - Put into bat, Bangladesh posted 262 for seven wickets against Afghanistan in a group match of the Cricket World Cup on a slow track at the Hampshire Bowl on Monday.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim top scored for his side with 83, while Shakib Al Hasan (51) registered his fifth 50-plus score in six innings to reclaim his position as the tournament’s leading scorer.

Off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman was the pick of the Afghan bowlers claiming 3-39 as his team chase their first victory of the tournament after six defeats in a row.

Bangladesh have two wins from six matches, which also includes a washed out game against Sri Lanka. (Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in Southampton; editing by Christian Radnedge)

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