Afghanistan beat Bangladesh to level T20I series

By: AFP
Published: 07:00 PM, 5 Mar, 2022
Afghanistan beat Bangladesh to level T20I series
Caption: Afghanistan's Usman Ghani (L) plays a shot as Bangladesh's wicketkeeper Litton Das watches during the second Twenty20 international cricket match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka.
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Afghanistan defeated Bangladesh by eight wickets in the second Twenty20 International, to finish the two-match series 1-1 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Saturday.

Hazratullah Zazai scored an unbeaten 59 off 45 balls to guide Afghanistan to 121-2 in 17.4 overs after Fazalhaq Farooqi and Azmatullah Omarzai picked up three wickets to restrict Bangladesh to 115-9.

Bangladesh won Thursday’s opening match of the series by 61 runs. 

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan second T20I scoreboard

Bangladesh innings

Munim Shahriar c Sharafuddin b Nabi 4

Mohammad Naim run out 13

Liton Das c Sharafuddin Ashraf b Azmatullah 13

Shakib Al Hasan c Gurbaz b Azmatullah 9

Mushfiqur Rahim c Nabi b Farooqi 30

Mahmudullah lbw b Rashid Khan 21

Afif Hossain c Zazai b Azmatullah 7

Mahedi Hasan b Farooqi 0

Nasum Ahmed not out 5

Shoriful Islam b Farooqi 0

Mustafizur Rahman not out 6

Extras (b1, lb 3, w3) 7

Total (nine wickets; 20 overs) 115

Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Munim), 2-22 (Liton), 3-38 (Naim), 4-45 (Shakib), 5-88 (Mahmudullah), 6-99 (Mushfiqur), 7-100 (Mahedi), 8-104 (Afif), 9-105 (Shoriful)

Bowling: Farooqi 4-0-18-3 (w2), Nabi 4-0-14-1, Azmatullah 4-0-22-3, Rashid 4-0-30-1, Sharafuddin 2-0-10-0 (w1), Karim 2-0-17-0

Afghanistan innings

Hazratullah Zazai not out 59

Rahmanullah Gurbaz c Mahmudullah b Mahedi 3

Usman Ghani c Liton b Mahmudullah 47

Darwish Rasooli not out 9

Extras (lb 1, w2) 3

Total (two wickets; 17.4 overs) 121

Did not bat: Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat , Fazalhaq Farooqi , Sharafuddin Ashraf

Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Gurbaz), 2-103 (Ghani)

Bowling: Nasum 3.4-0-29-0, Mahedi 4-0-19-1, Shoriful 3-0-25-0 (w1), Shakib 3-0-32-0, Mustafizur 3-0-13-0 (w1), Mahmudullah 1-0-2-1

Result: Afghanistan won by eight wickets

Series Result: Series drawn 1-1

AFP

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