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Afghanistan upset Bangladesh in 2nd T20

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CRICDOT DESK : Afghanistan won the second match of the two-match T20 series against Bangladesh by 8 wickets. Batting first in the match, Bangladesh lost 9 wickets and managed to score only 115 runs. In reply, Afghanistan won by 2 wickets in 16 overs. They lost 2 wickets and scored 121 runs. Mehdi Hasan and Mahmudullah Riyad took one wicket each for Bangladesh.

The series ended in a 1-1 draw with the Afghans winning. Bangladesh won the first match of the series. Opener Hazratullah Zazai has scored the highest 59 runs for Afghanistan. Osman Gani scored the second highest 46 runs for the team. Gani, who came down to play one down, was instrumental in the team’s victory.

Earlier, after winning the toss in the match, Bangladesh batted first and lost 9 wickets in 20 overs and managed to score only 115 runs. With this, Bangladesh has scored the lowest run against the Afghans in the game of 20 overs. Mushfiqur Rahim scored the highest 30 runs in the match for Bangladesh.

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Earlier, the lowest score in T20 was 122 against Afghanistan. In 2016, Bangladesh were bowled out for 122 against the Afghans in Dehradun, India. The Tigers went down to play with a target of 18 runs against Seba Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh could not take advantage of the batting from the beginning. One of the team’s hopeful Liton Das scored only 13 runs in the second match. He became more aggressive and took wickets. BPL hard hitter Munim Shahriar could not match his second international. He got out with only 4 runs.

Opener Naeem Sheikh, who has failed in the last few matches, could not do well. Today, of course, fate has left. The opener, who scored 13 off 19 balls with two boundaries, was run out. At such a moment, the responsibility of pulling the team fell on the country’s best all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan. But he also failed. His innings ended with 9 runs off 15 balls.

When Shakib was out, Bangladesh lost 4 wickets for just 45 runs. Then Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah Riyadh tried to take the helm of the team. It can be said that they are somewhat successful in difficult times. But Mahmudullah returned to the dressing room as LBW after scoring 21 runs during the team’s 6 runs.

After he left, Mushfiqur was caught by the dangerous bowler Fazal Haque Farooqi for 30 runs. Mehdi Hasan, who came to the crease after that, was bowled by Farooqi with the first ball. After that Afif Hossain, the last recognized batsman of the team, was caught out for 6 runs in 104 runs and returned to the dressing room.

As the ninth batsman, Shariful Islam was bowled by Farooqi before scoring a run. Fazal Haque Farooqi and Azmatullah Omarzai took three wickets each for the Afghans.

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