Dhaka: Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman starred respectively with bat and ball as Afghanistan thrashed Bangladesh by 25 runs of their second match of the tri-nation Twenty20 worldwide event in Dhaka on Sunday.
Nabi hit an unbeaten 84 off 54 balls beneath strain to information Afghanistan to 164-6 earlier than Mujeeb claimed a profession finest 4-15 to assist his aspect dismiss Bangladesh for 139 in 19.5 overs for his or her world file 12 successive Twenty20 worldwide win.
Mujeeb took three wickets in his opening spell to scale back the house aspect to 32 for 4 earlier than Mahmudullah and Sabbir Rahman put a bit resistance with 58 runs for the fifth wicket.
Gulbadin Naib broke the partnership by eradicating Mahmudullah, who made 44 off 39 balls for Bangladesh earlier than Mujeeb ended Sabbir’s innings at 24 in his remaining over to surpass his earlier better of 3-17 in opposition to Eire.
Naib claimed 2-27 whereas skipper Rashid Khan and left-arm pacer Fareed Malik additionally took two wickets every.
Nabi earlier helped Afghanistan get better from 40-Four along with his fourth Twenty20 worldwide fifty, which featured three fours and 7 sixes.
He acquired nice help from former skipper Asghar Afghan because the duo shared 79 runs within the fifth wicket stand.
Asghar made 40 off 37 balls after he was reprieved on 31 when Sabbir took a catch on the deep just for the reply to indicate that bowler Taijul Islam had overstepped.
Nabi and Asghar overshadowed the bowling heroics of Mohammad Saifuddin, who claimed a profession finest 4-33.
“It is a workforce effort. Bangladesh bowled brilliantly within the powerplay and that put the strain on us. Me and Asghar deliberate nicely and within the final 5 overs the plan labored,” stated man of the match Nabi.
Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan additionally did nicely with the ball to say two wickets for simply 18 runs.
“I assumed we had been good within the first 10 overs. They scored greater than 100 runs within the final 10 overs, that value us the sport. We did not play nicely with the bat to chase these runs,” Shakib stated after the match.
Each Bangladesh and Afghanistan received their respective opening match of the event in opposition to Zimbabwe.
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