The Asia Cup 2023 has already begun to captivate cricket fans around the world with remarkable performances. The fourth match of this prestigious tournament witnessed yet another electrifying showdown between Bangladesh and Afghanistan at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium, which was lit up by incredible centuries scored by Bangladesh’s Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Najmul Hossain Shanto, which had fans erupting in celebration.

The partnership between Mehidy and Shanto was the cornerstone of Bangladesh’s innings in the match against Afghanistan. They combined brilliantly laid the foundation for a commanding total of 334/5 in their allotted 50 overs.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz’s heroics

Winning the toss and electing to bat first, Mehidy Hasan Miraz played a pivotal role in stabilizing the Bangladesh innings after the departure of Mohammad Naim and Towhid Hridoy in subsequent overs after a decent start. Promoted to open the innings, the ever-reliable all-rounder Mehidy demonstrated impeccable timing and skill, crafting a magnificent innings of 112 runs from 119 balls. His innings was a mix of elegant strokes and powerful hits, with seven fours and three sixes. However, Mehidy had to retire hurt in the 43rd over due to an issue with his left hand, which cramped up.

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Najmul Hossain Shanto’s consistency

Joining Mehidy in the spotlight was the star Bangladesh batter, Shanto. The middle-order batter played a breathtaking knock of 104 runs off just 105 deliveries, leaving the cricketing world in awe.

It is worth mentioning that Shanto has been a revelation in the Asia Cup 2023, consistently delivering impressive performances with the bat. He was also the top-scorer for his team in the opening match against Sri Lanka, where he fell just short of a century, scoring 89 runs off 122 balls.

Following Bangladesh’s first innings against Afghanistan, the Mehidy-Shanto batting duo’s exploit was widely appreciated by many across the world.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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