Dehradun: Surprise spinner Rashid Khan as soon as once more got here to his facet’s rescue and produced a super ultimate over to assist Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by means of one run within the nail-bitting 3rd and ultimate T20 Global, en path to a 3-Zero collection whitewash.Afghanistan scored 145 for 6 after electing to bat, a goal which they defended driving on Rashid’s brilliance.
Bangladesh had been smartly on target to successful the inconsequential fit after senior execs Mushfiqur Rahim (46 off 37) and Mahmudullah (45 now not out off 38) stitched 84 runs for the 5th wicket.
In truth, after the penultimate over of Karim Janat which yielded 21 runs, Bangladesh had been the company favourites to win the duel however Rashid single-handedly grew to become the sport the wrong way up by means of protecting 9 runs off the general over.
With Bangladesh desiring 30 runs off the ultimate two overs, Mushfiqur struck Janat for 5 consecutive obstacles to convey down the equation to 9 off the ultimate over.
However then Afghan captain Asghar Stanikzai went to his trump card Rashid, who spoke back brilliantly by means of taking out a suite Mushfiqur along with his first supply after which did sufficient along with his guile to take hold of the slim one-run win for his facet.
But even so Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah, no different Bangladesh batsmen may just make any really extensive contribution.
Despite the fact that he did not take too many wickets, Rashid (1/24) sooner or later grew to become out to be the variation between the 2 aspects.
Previous with the collection already in its bag, Afghanistan wasted a excellent begin to be limited to a modest 145 for 6.
Electing to bat, Mohammad Shahzad (26) and Usman Ghani (19) made a cast get started, sharing 55 runs off 46 balls for the hole stand earlier than Bangladeshi bowlers struck dual blows in consecutive overs to position brakes on their warring parties.
Shahzad, who hit 3 fours and one six, was once the primary to leave stuck plumb in entrance of the wicket by means of left-arm spinner Nazmul Islam within the 8th over.
Ghani, who struggled a little, adopted swimsuit within the subsequent over, edging one to Mushfiqur at the back of the stumps off right-arm pacer Aby Jayed’s bowling because the Afghans slumped to 59 for 2 in 8.five overs.
Skipper Stanikzai performed a brief little cameo scoring 27 off 17 balls with the assistance of 3 sixes earlier than perishing within the 13th over.
Samiullah Shenwari remained unbeaten 33 off 28 balls whilst Najibullah Zadran made 15 in opposition to the tip to take Afghanistan as regards to the 150-run mark.
Islam (2/18) and Jayed (2/27) had been the a hit bowlers for Bangladesh within the inconsequential fit.
Previous to Thursday’s fit, Afghanistan has already taken an unassailable 2-Zero lead within the collection, having received the primary two fits by means of 45 runs and 6 wickets respectively.