Bangladesh revel in win over Afghanistan

If the Bangladesh celebrations after their comprehensive win over World Cup debutants Afghanistan in Canberra looked slightly over the top it was not without reason.

Mashrafe Mortaza's men embarked on a victory lap at the Manuka Oval after crushing Afghanistan by 105 runs on Wednesday, suggesting the 32-run defeat in their only previous meeting last year still rankled.

The upset on home soil at Fatullah was one of the reasons Mushfiqur Rahim lost the ODI captaincy but the stumper-batsman redeemed himself with a man-of-the-match performance at the World Cup.

Mushfiqur top scored for Bangladesh with a quickfire 71 and sealed the victory by breaking the stumps to run out Aftab Alam, looking overcome with anger.

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Fans enjoy the atmosphere during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan at Manuka Oval on February 18, 2015 in Canberra, Australia. (Getty Images)

Merwais Ashraf (right) of Afghanistan celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of Tamim Iqbal of Bangladesh during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan at Manuka Oval on February 18, 2015 in Canberra, Australia. (Getty Images)

A Bangladesh fan enjoys the atmosphere during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan at Manuka Oval on February 18, 2015 in Canberra, Australia. (Getty Images)

Shapoor Zadran of Afghanistan celebrates dismissing Soumya Sarkar of Bangladesh during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan at Manuka Oval on February 18, 2015 in Canberra, Australia. (Getty Images)

Mushfiqur Rahim of Bangladesh bats during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan at Manuka Oval on February 18, 2015 in Canberra, Australia. (Getty Images)

Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh bats during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan at Manuka Oval on February 18, 2015 in Canberra, Australia. (Getty Images)

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