Rashid Khan stars as Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by 45 runs in first T20I
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Rashid Khan stars as Afghanistan beat Bangladesh in first T20I

by Sahir Usman Jun 04, 2018 • 03:52 AM

June 4 (CRICKETNMORE) - Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan took three vital wickets to guide his side to a comfortable 45-run victory over Bangladesh in the first-ever Twenty20 International to be held in Dehradun.

Earlier, Put into bat first, Afghanistan posted a total of 167/8 in their 20 overs. Mohammad Shahzad struck 40 off 37 balls while Samiullah Shenwari contributed 36, Usman Ghani 26, captain Asghar Stanikzai 25 and Shafiqullah 24.

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Chasing 168 for victory, the Tigers were bundled out for 122 in 19 overs, opener Liton Das top-scoring with 30 in what was an undercooked performance by the Bangladesh batsmen

Match Summary

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Toss: Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bowl

Afghanistan: 167/8 in 20 overs (Shahzad 40, Shenwari 36, Usman 26; Mahmudullah 2/1, Abul Hasan 2/40, Shakib 1/19)

Bangladesh: 122/10 in 19 overs (Liton 30, Mahmudullah 29, Mushfiqur 20; Rashid 3/13, Shapoor 3/40, Nabi 2/21)

Player of the Match: Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)


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