Abu Dhabi – Gifted spinner Rashid Khan celebrated his 20th birthday via scoring a part century and taking two wickets as Afghanistan disenchanted Bangladesh via 136 runs within the Asia Cup on Thursday.
Rashid scored a speedy unbeaten 32-ball 57 with 8 fours and a six to raise Afghanistan to a majestic 255-7 after their captain Asghar Afghan received the toss and determined to bat at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
Rashid, who completed with 2-13 in 9 overs and effected a run out, claimed the prized wickets of Shakib Al Hasan (32) and Mahmudullah Riyad (27) as Bangladesh have been bundled out for 119 in 42.1 overs.
It was once Afghanistan’s 2d disenchanted within the event following their 91-run win over Sri Lanka which despatched the islanders crashing out within the first spherical.
Afghanistan subsequent tackle Pakistan within the double-header Tremendous 4 recreation in Abu Dhabi on Friday whilst name holders India meet Bangladesh in Dubai.
Afghanistan rocked the Bangladesh most sensible 4 for simply 43 runs prior to Shakib and Riyad added 36 however they weren’t spared via Rashid, who changed into the quickest bowler to 100 one-day wickets in 44 video games previous this 12 months.
This was once Bangladesh’s lowest general towards Afghanistan via a long way — their earlier lowest towards the Afghans was once 208 in Dhaka two years in the past.
The entire Bangladesh innings had simply 5 barriers — two via Riyad and 3 via Mosaddek Hossain (26 now not out).
Previous, Hashmatullah Shahidi hit a 92-ball 58 with 3 fours to restore Afghanistan when they have been jolted via left-arm spinner Shakib who completed with 4-42 in his ten overs.
Rashid used the lengthy maintain to the most productive impact, taking Afganistan previous the 250-mark, including 90 for an unbroken 8th wicket stand with Gulbadin Naib who made a 42 off 38 balls with 5 barriers.