Afghanistan won 1st T20I against Bangladesh

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Monday, June 4th, 2018 | 0

Afghanistan is the rising team in T20I competition and now, they are facing the Tigers. Most amazingly the competition between them are hosted at the neutral venue which is in India. So, both Bangladesh and Afghanistan are visiting India in the recent time. Earlier, Afghan A team played a warm up match against Bangladesh and the Tigers faced the defeat in warm up. They understood the strength of Afghan team in T20 competition. Now, yesterday this two teams started their tour officially. Afghanistan won 1st T20I against Bangladesh so far.

Afghanistan won 1st T20I against Bangladesh

The match between them took place in 3rd June, 2018 at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun. At the venue, it was the first international match.

Earlier, the tournament between them was about to the ODI format. But later, BCB and ACB agreed to arrange a T20I series which will be the preparation as the upcoming 2020 ICC World Twenty20 competition.

Earlier in 3rd June, 2018 Bangladesh won the toss against Afghanistan where the competition was day/ night. They decided to bowl first. So, Afghan team came to bat.

Wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad and Usman Ghani started the bat for Afghan team. In 62 runs opening partnership was broken. Ghani was out with 26 runs. Shahzad scored 40 runs highest so far. Later, captain Asghar and Najibullah joined at the crease but Najibullah scored only 2 runs so far. Captain added another 25 runs. Finally Shenwari and Shafiqullah added few more runs. At the end of the 20 overs, team Afghan scored 167 runs in exchange for eight wickets.

The Tigers bowled almost good but they had to tie Afghan innings more earlier. Abul Hasan and Mahmudullah took two wickets each for the team in the match.

Team Bangladesh had plenty of talented players but they are not so special in T20 format. Bangladesh is current better team in ODI. Tamim and Liton started the innings for the Tigers. Tamim scored 0 runs and faced just 1 ball. Liton and Shakib tries a bit where Shakib was gone in 2nd. He scored 15 runs so far. Liton Das added highest 30 runs to the scoreboard. Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah played in the match and both of the added 20 and 29 runs respectively. AMong rest players, just Mosaddek added 14 runs so far. Team Bangladesh did not able to play full 20 overs but in 19 overs, they lost all wickets. In the meantime, Bangladesh scored 122 runs so far.

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