Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 61 runs in 1st T20I

Liton Das was top scorer for Bangladesh as he scored 60. Image : AFP

Liton Das was top scorer for Bangladesh as he scored 60. Image : AFP

Liton Das proceeded with his great run with the bat and assisted Bangladesh with taking a 1-0 lead in the two-match T20I series against Afghanistan. Das struck 60 off 44 and assisted the hosts with posting 155 for 5 preceding the bowlers limited Afghanistan to only 94 after Nasum Ahmed amazing show in Dhaka on Thursday (March 3).

With Tamim Iqbal presently out of the conflict for a spot in the T20I side essentially till the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia, Mohammad Naim is set for a drawn out run at the top. On the day, Naim succumbed to only two in the third over as Bangladesh made a sluggish beginning subsequent to being approached to bat. Debutant Munim Shahriar was excused in the fifth over by Rashid Khan before Bangladesh finished the powerplay at 37 for 2.

Between overs 8-11, Bangladesh lost Mahmudullah and Shakib al Hasan to slip to 86 for 4. While there were not an excessive number of devils in the track, a few balls started off to shock the hitters. Notwithstanding, in spite of the standard wickets, Bangladesh had the option to keep the runs streaming. Shakib and Das made 22 off 16 preceding Mahmudullah teamed up with Das to loot 33 off 19. Afif Hossain (25 off 24) added 46 off 38 in organization with Das as Bangladesh had the option to put Afghanistan under tension.

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Das fell in the seventeenth over and was before long followed by Hossain. There wasn’t any firecrackers from the lower request as a whirlwind of wickets implied Afghanistan had the option to cause some harm control.

In the pursuit, Afghanistan couldn’t actually get breaking and before long ended up reeling at 20 for 4. Rahmanullah Gurbaz fell on the fourth chunk of the innings, Hazratullah Zazai the thirteenth and Darwish Rasooli followed the opener two balls later. At 8 for 3, Afghanistan were in hot water before Ahmed handled one more catastrophe for eliminate Karim Janat. Ahmed finished his four overs with figures of 4-17-roger that – his profession best – and picked four of the main five players to fall.

Mohammad Nabi and Najibullah Zadran offered some opposition – making 37 off 38 – however the match quickly got away from their range. Yet again they wobbled to go from 57 for 4 to 66 for 7 which guaranteed Bangladesh had a smooth section towards the success.

Brief score : Bangladesh 155/8 in 20 overs (Liton Das 60; Fazalhaq Farooqi 2-27) beat Afghanistan 94/10 in 17.4 overs (Najibullah 27; Nasum Ahmed 4-10, Shoriful Islam 3-29) by 61 runs.

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