World Cup 2019: Bangladesh ride on all-round Shakib Al Hasan to inflict 7th-straight defeat on Afghanistan

first_img No data available! commentary scorecard view more view less graphs advertisement World Cup 2019: Bangladesh ride on all-round Shakib Al Hasan to inflict 7th-straight defeat on AfghanistanBangladesh vs Afghanistan, World Cup 2019: Shakib Al Hasan starred with bat and ball as Bangladesh defeated Afghanistan by 62 runs to keep their hopes alive of qualifying for the World Cup 2019 semi-finals on Monday. Rohan Sen SouthamptonJune 24, 2019UPDATED: June 24, 2019 22:56 IST Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim were the main architects of Bangladesh’s win over Afghanistan (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBangladesh (262/7) beat Afghanistan (200) by 62 runs in SouthamptonShakib Al Hasan scored 51 and picked up 5 wickets to star for BangladeshBAN jumped to 5th on the points table with this win while AFG suffered their 7th successive loss”Hum to doobe hai sanam, tumko lekar doobenge (We are already drowed darling, but we’ll take you with us),” is what Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib had said before the match, unfortunately his team could not back up on that cheeky comment as they suffered a 62-run loss against Bangladesh in the World Cup 2019 on Monday.Chasing 263 for victory, Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan ran through the opposition batting order with his second five-wicket haul in ODIs as Afghanistan got bowled out for 200 in 47 overs at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton.Shakib Al Hasan registered career-best figures of 5 for 29 in 10 overs and became the first Bangladeshi cricketer to pick up a five-wicket haul in a World Cup match. Mustafizur Rahman bagged 2 wickets while Mosaddek Hossain and Mohammad Saifuddin got one each.Shakib’s figures today were the best ever recorded by a Bangladeshi player in a World Cup match #CWC19 | #RiseOfTheTigers World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 24, 2019Afghanistan had got a decent start through captain Gulbadin Naib and Rahmat Shah but once they departed, the floodgates opened and Bangladesh put the brakes on the scoring rate by picking up wickets at regular intervals.Gulbadin (47) and Rahmat (24) scored 49 for the wicket but then Shakib and Mosaddek removed the top-five for 68 runs to derail Afghanistan’s chase.They were always behind the asking rate from that stage even though Samiullah Shinwari (49 not out) and Najibullah Zadran (23) tried their best to keep the fight alive with a 56-run partnership for the 7th wicket. But Shakib broke the gritty stand with his fifth wicket and also entered the record books as a result.advertisementShakib, the top-ranked all-rounder in ODIs, matched Indian legend Yuvraj Singh’s World Cup record of getting 5 wickets and scoring a fifty in the same match. Yuvi was the first to achieve the feat in the match against Ireland in the 2011 edition, when he got 5 for 31 and scored 50 not out in the match which India won by 5 wickets in Bengaluru.As a result of this win, Bangladesh surpassed Sri Lanka to be placed fifth on the table with 7 points while Afghanistan suffered their seventh successive loss in the tournament in as many games.Bangladesh 5th.#CWC19 | #RiseOfTheTigers World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 24, 2019Earlier in the day, Bangladesh posted 262 for seven after being put into bat by Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib on a slow track at the Hampshire Bowl.Wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim top scored for his side with 83, while Shakib (51) registered his fifth 50-plus score in six innings to reclaim his position as the tournament’s leading scorer. He has scored 476 runs so far in 6 innings at an average of 95.20 with two hundreds and three fifties.During his knock Shakib also became the first Bangladesh batsman to score 1000 World Cup runs. Overall, he is the 19th batsman to go past the 1000-run mark in World Cup history. Shakib, who has played 4 World Cups from 2007 to 2019, reached the milestone in his 27th World Cup match.For Afghanistan, mystery-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman was the pick of the bowlers claiming 3 for 39 while Naib managed to grab 2 wickets. Dawlat Zadran and Mohammad Nabi also picked up a wicket each.Afghanistan have two more matches left in their campaign – against Pakistan and West Indies – before they fly back home. Bangladesh meanwhile, have a very real possibility of reaching the last-four if they beat India and Pakistan in their last two games.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow shakib al hasanFollow Bangladesh vs AfghanistanFollow Ban vs AfgFollow World Cup 2019 Nextlast_img read more

At UN food summit Ban lays out steps to save billions from

16 November 2009A three-day United Nations summit on world food security opened in Rome today, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warning that on this day alone more than 17,000 children will die of hunger – one every five seconds, 6 million a year – even as the planet has more than enough food for all. A three-day United Nations summit on world food security opened in Rome today, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warning that on this day alone more than 17,000 children will die of hunger – one every five seconds, 6 million a year – even as the planet has more than enough food for all.“Today, more than one billion people are hungry,” he told the assembled leaders, calling for immediate action on long-term remedies, a day after he himself fasted for 24 hours in solidarity with all those billion. “It was not easy. But, for too many people, it is a daily reality.” The leaders unanimously adopted a declaration pledging renewed commitment to eradicate hunger from the face of the earth sustainably and at the earliest date. They agreed to work to reverse the decline in domestic and international funding for agriculture, promote new investment, and proactively face the challenges of climate change to food security.Mr. Ban laid out a full, comprehensive spectrum of measures to combat a scourge gravely exacerbated by climate change and population growth that will see two billion more mouths to feed in 2050 – 9.1 billion in all – with an overall need to grow 70 per cent more food.The steps range from immediate needs such as food aid, safety nets and social protection to the longer-term goals achieved through increased investments in agricultural development, including provision of seeds, water supplies and land to ensure higher productivity, better market access, and fairer trade, above all for smallholder farmers, especially women.“These smallholder farmers are the heart and soul of food security and poverty reduction,” Mr. Ban declared. “We must resist protectionism and end subsidies that distort markets. This, ladies and gentlemen, lies at the core of food security. Our job is not just to feed the hungry, but to empower the hungry to feed themselves.”He warned of a chain reaction over the past year that threatens the very foundations of life for millions of people, with rising energy prices driving up food costs and eating away the savings that would otherwise be spent on health care or education. “It is a vicious cycle that impoverishes not only its immediate victims but all people,” he said. “Millions of families have been pushed into poverty and hunger. Suffering on this scale spills over borders. It sets back development and undercuts social order, as we well know. Over the past year and a half, food insecurity led to political unrest in some 30 countries.”But it is not enough just to deal with the crisis when it arrives, even though the world responded with the greatest-ever food aid, pledging funding and improved policies at various summits, and even worse potential damage was averted. “Because the underlying problems persist, we will continue to experience such crises, again and again – unless we act,” Mr. Ban said. “The food crisis of today is a wake-up call for tomorrow.”He stressed the inter-relationship between the food and global warming crises, pleading for agreement at next month’s climate change summit in Copenhagen on curbing greenhouse gas emissions to keep the temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius. The melting of Himalayan glaciers would affect the livelihoods and survival of 300 million people in China and up to 1 billion people throughout Asia, while Africa’s small farmers, who produce most of the continent’s food and depend mostly on rain, could see harvests drop by 50 per cent by 2020, he warned.“Today’s event is critical. So is the climate change conference in Copenhagen next month. There can be no food security without climate security,” Mr. Ban declared. “They must produce results – real results for people in real need, results for the one billion people who are hungry today, real results so millions more will not have to suffer when the next shock hits.“The world is impatient for us to make a difference. I, too, am impatient. And I am committed.”UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General Jacques Diouf said eliminating hunger require $44 billion of official development assistance (ODA) per year to be invested in infrastructure, technology and modern inputs.“It is a small amount if we consider the $365 billion of agriculture producer support [subsidies] in OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries in 2007, and if we consider the $1,340 billion of military expenditures by the world in the same year,” he added.UN World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Josette Sheeran told a First Ladies’ summit in Rome yesterday that empowering women, who do much of the agricultural work in the developing world, was vital. “Women are the secret weapon to fight hunger,” she said.She called on 700 million women who have enough food to contribute 1 euro a week to the 700 million women who are hungry as part of WFP’s “Billion for a Billion” Citizens’ Action Campaign. Launching an online version of the campaign ( on Saturday, she said: “Now you can fill the cup of a hungry child with a simple click of a mouse. If a billion internet users donate a dollar or a euro a week, we can literally transform the live of a billion hungry people across the world.” At a news conference later in the day, Mr. Ban said he remained positive about Copenhagen, citing much convergence in the areas of adaptation, technology and capacity building. “I am fighting for a real deal in Copenhagen, a deal that paves the way for a binding global climate treaty,” he stressed.Also today, he visited WFP headquarters to pay tribute to the five colleagues recently killed in Pakistan. He has also held bilateral meetings with a number of leaders, including the Brazilian, Chilean, Egyptian, Italian, Libyan and Tanzanian presidents. read more