June 06, 2018
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Afghanistan defeats Bangladesh by 6 wickets in 2nd T20I to clinch series

By Khaama Press - Tue Jun 05 2018, 10:37 pm

The Afghanistan national cricket team defeated Bangladesh by six wickets during the second match of the Twenty20 International bilateral series.

Played in Dehradun of India, the Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat first during the second match of the series as they set a target of 135 runs.

Bangladesh lost eight wickets to score 134 runs from 20 overs with Rashid Khan once again shining on the bowling side as he took four key wickets.

Other Afghan bowlers, Mohammad Nabi took 2 wickets, and Shapoor Zadran and Karim Janat one wicket each to restrict the Bangladesh team to 134 runs.

The Afghan team managed to chase the given target during the 19th over of the game by losing four wickets only.

Samiullah Shenwari scored 49 runs, Mohammad Shahzad 24 runs, Usman Ghani 21 runs, Asghar Stanikzai 4 runs, while Mohammad Nabi remained not out after scoring 31 runs from 15 balls.

Rashid Khan once again won the man of the match award for his brilliant performance. He took four wickets from 4 overs and give 12 runs only on the bowling side.

This comes as the Afghan team defeated Bangladesh by 45 runs during the opening match of the bilateral series on Sunday.

With today’s victory, the Afghan team clinched the series 2-0 while the final match will be played on Thursday.

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