Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan became the leading run scorer in this year’s World Cup so far as he made a confident start in Monday’s match against minnows Afghanistan.
Shakib’s unbeaten 31 took him to 456 runs in the tournament, while Mushfiqur Rahim was six not out in Bangladesh’s 95-2 after 20 overs in Southampton.
Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib won the toss and elected to bowl first after the start of play was delayed 10 minutes by light rain.
Liton Das was promoted ahead of Soumya Sarkar to open along with Tamim Iqbal for Bangladesh, with the pair managing a brisk 23 from the first four overs.
But Das fell for 16 in the next over after being fooled into a miscued drive by Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Hashmatullah Shahidi dived forward to get his fingers underneath the ball at extra cover, with a review confirming the dismissal.
That brought Shakib to the crease and he upped the tempo even further with some aggressive hitting that maintained his fine World Cup form.