Dehradun: Afghanistan won the historic victory by defeating Bangladesh by playing the cleanest game and clean sweeping in its first international T20 series. With the help of spinner Rashid Khan’s excellent bowling in the third and final T20 international on Thursday, Afghanistan defeated Bangladesh by one run and won the series 3-0. Afghanistan first scored 145 runs on six wickets. In reply, Bangladesh’s team could only score 144 runs.
Bangladesh has given tough competition to Afghanistan Although Rashid’s best bowling side bowled ahead of the best bowling, Afghanistan won the match by one run in a very exciting contest. In the last over, Bangladesh needed 9 runs to win. But Rashid Khan gave the team a victory by only seven runs in this over.
Mushfiqur Rahim was the highest run scorer for Bangladesh, who scored 46 off only 37 balls but he became the victim of Rashid Khan on the first ball of the last over. Najibullah captured them.
It is notable that between Afghanistan and Bangladesh, there was a series of three T20 matches in India because India is still the host country of Afghanistan.
Bangladesh did not get the good start
Prior to that, Bangladesh, chasing 145 runs, chased down the target in the first two overs but Tamim Iqbal was dismissed with only five runs. After which the wickets of Bangladesh started falling The gentle government (15) and Lt. Das (12) tried to score runs quickly but both were run out. After this, captain Shakib Al Hasan also got out after making 10 runs. Mehmoodullah gave 45 runs off 38 balls while giving Mushfiqur’s side, but he was also run out. For Afghanistan, Rashid Khan took one wicket with 24 runs in 4 overs.
Afghanistan could not make the big score
The Afghan team, which had already named themselves in the series, could not take advantage of the good start. Winning the toss, Mohammad Shahzad (26 runs, 3 fours and a six) and Usman Ghani (19) gave a strong start to the decision-making team. Both of them played a partnership of 55 runs in 46 balls for the first wicket. But after this, the Bangladeshi bowlers put pressure on the opposition team by giving two jolts in the remaining overs.
Shehzad was the first player to return to the pavilion, who was dismissed in the eighth over by the left-arm spinner Najmul Islam. Gani was having some difficulty, he also walked in the next over, leaving the team score 59 in two overs in 8.5 overs. Captain Asghar Stanikzai contributed 27 runs in 17 balls with three sixes, but he was out in the 13th over.
Sameeulah Shenwari scored an unbeaten 33 in 28 balls while Najibullah Jadran finally scored 15 runs and brought Afghanistan closer to 150 runs. Islam gave two for 18 while Abe Zayed took two wickets for 27 runs. Afghanistan had won the first two matches with 45 runs and six wickets respectively.