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Afghanistan clinch T20I Series against Bangladesh
Sports Reporter :
Afghanistan and Bangladesh cricket players shake hands after Afghanistan won against Bangladesh during the second T20 cricket match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh in Dehraduni, India on Tuesday.
Afghanistan clinched the Biman Bangladesh T20I Series 2-0 after beating Bangladesh by six wickets in the second T20I match at the Rajib Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun, India on Tuesday.
Electing to bat first, Bangladesh made 134 for the loss of eight wickets in the stipulated 20 overs.
In reply, Afghanistan reached the winning spot making 135 for the loss of four wickets when they had just seven balls to spare.
Samiullah Shenwari and Mohammad Nabi guided their team to reach the winning spot.
Shenwari notched up 49 from 41 balls with three sixes and two fours.
Mohammad Nabi remained unbeaten with 31. He hit two sixes and three fours in his 15-ball knock.
Mosaddek Hossain bagged a pair of wickets at the cost of 21 runs, while Abu Hider and Rubel Hossain took one wicket each for 14 and 38 runs respectively. Â
Bangladesh made a sorrow start as they lost two wickets for 30 runs.
Opener Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim contributed together 35 runs for the third wicket stand before Mushfiqur Rahim was stumped out by wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad off Mohammad Nabi when Bangladesh's total was 75 for the loss of three wickets.
Later, Bangladesh batsmen failed to build any notable partnership.
Tamim Iqbal hit a fine 43 from 48 balls featuring five fours. Tamim was cleanly bowled out by spinner Rashid Khan when Bangladesh's score was 103 for the loss of six wickets.
Mushfiqur Rahim made 22 from 18 balls including one four and one six.
Abu Hider remained unbeaten with 21. His 14-ball innings was studded with two sixes and a four.
Rashid Khan played the key role to restrict Bangladesh to a modest total.
He captured four wickets at the cost of 12 runs, while Mohammad Nabi bagged a pair of wickets instead of 21 runs.
Karim Janat and Shapoor Zadran took one wicket each conceding 40 and 42 runs respectively.