Convincing fifties from Mohammad Shahzad along with Shafiqullah lifted Afghanistan who overtook Hong Kong in an important encounter played in Chittagong.
The in form batsman of the Lankan Lions, Kumar Sangakkara, once again played an important innings whereas their bowlers restricted Afghanistan within limits.
Samiullah Shenwari and Asghar Stanikzai plundered 164 runs for the sixth wicket while their bowlers squeezed the innings of Bangladesh to win the game.
The minnows of the cricket world, Afghanistan, fought well against the mighty Pakistani side who managed to win the match on the final delivery of the game.
India won their first match of the ICC World Twenty20, vs. Afghanistan quite easily in the end by the sheer team work besides a tough fight given by the rivals.