1st T20I: Rashid Khan Spins Afghanistan To Big Win Against Bangladesh

Updated: 04 June 2018 13:44 IST

Young spinner Rashid Khan led an inspired spin attack to help Afghanistan trounce Bangladesh by 45 runs in the first Twenty20 international in the northern Indian city of Dehradun on Sunday.

1st T20I: Rashid Khan Spins Afghanistan To Big Win Against Bangladesh
Rashid Khan led an inspired spin attack to help Afghanistan trounce Bangladesh by 45 runs. © AFP

Young spinner Rashid Khan led an inspired spin attack to help Afghanistan trounce Bangladesh by 45 runs in the first Twenty20 international in the northern Indian city of Dehradun on Sunday. Rashid claimed three wickets to help Afghanistan bowl out Bangladesh for 122. Afghanistan took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman struck with the first ball of the innings to trap Tamim Iqbal lbw for nought. Fellow spinner Mohammad Nabi soon joined in to claim the two crucial wickets of Liton Das, for 30, and Shakib Al Hasan, for 15, as Bangladesh were reduced to 3-64.

The 19-year-old Khan then broke Bangladesh's back with two successive strikes in his very first over to derail the chase.

He returned impressive bowling figures of 3-13 in his three overs. Paceman Shapoor Zadran also took three wickets including Mahmudullah's prized scalp for 29.

Earlier opening batsman Mohammad Shahzad top-scored with 40 to help Afghanistan post 167-8 after being put into bat first.

Samiullah Shenwari, who hit an 18-ball 36, and Shafiqullah Shafiq, who made 24 off 8 balls, provided a late blitz to take the attack to the opposition bowlers.

Paceman Abul Hasan and off-spinner Mahmudullah took two wickets each.

The Asghar Stanikzai-led Afghanistan, who are tuning up for their debut Test against India starting June 14, next take on the visitors on Tuesday at the same venue.

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Highlights
  • Rashid Khan stars as Afghanistan trounce Bangladesh
  • Afghanistan defeat Bangladesh by 45 runs in 1st T20I
  • Rashid claimed three wickets
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