Tri-series, 3rd T20I: Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman lead Afghanistan to historic win over Bangladesh

first_imgTri-series, 3rd T20I: Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman lead Afghanistan to historic win over BangladeshMohammad Nabi’s fireworks saw Afghanistan recover from 40 for 4 to compile a respectable 164 for 6 after which Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s bowling helped to dismiss Bangladesh for 139 in 19.5 overs.advertisement Associated Press DhakaSeptember 16, 2019UPDATED: September 16, 2019 08:57 IST Mohammad Nabi smashed 7 sixes and 3 fours during his swashbuckling knock (Afghanistan Cricket Twitter photo)HIGHLIGHTSAfghanistan (164/6) beat Bangladesh (139) by 25 runsAfghanistan top the table with 2 wins from 2 games followed by Bangladesh and ZimbabweAfghanistan broke their own record of most successive wins in T20Is with their 12th victoryMohammad Nabi’s 54-ball 84 not out was complemented by off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s career-best 4 for 15 as Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by 25 runs to go top in the Twenty20 tri-series on Sunday.Nabi’s fireworks saw Afghanistan recover from 40 for 4 to compile a respectable 164 for 6 after which Rahman’s bowling helped to dismiss Bangladesh for 139 in 19.5 overs.Nabi struck three fours and seven sixes, and he shared a fifth-wicket stand of 79 runs in around 10 overs with Asghar Afghan to rescue the innings.A terrific unbeaten innings of 84 by @MohammadNabi007 and career best figures by @Mujeeb_R88 ensured Afghanistan record their 12th consecutive win in T20Is as they beat hosts @BCBtigers by 25 runs at Dhaka’s Sher-e Bangla Stadium.Read more: https://t.co/BJ6jo4GuQR#AFGvBAN pic.twitter.com/x0KPZLdVgYAfghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) September 15, 2019″It’s always tough to get out of such tough situations and post such a good score,” Afghanistan skipper Rashid Khan said. “I think the senior players took the responsibility. That’s how we recovered from four down to 160-plus.”Afghan, who survived on 31 after a no ball from spinner Taijul Islam, scored 40 off 37.”I think that no ball cost us big time, that over went for 17 runs and that changed the momentum,” Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan said.Pace bowler Mohammad Saifuddin produced his career-best 4-33 for Bangladesh.Gulbadin Naib took 2-27 and Rashid Khan 2-23 for Afghanistan.It was Afghanistan’s second straight victory after beating Zimbabwe by 28 runs on Saturday. They also broke their own record of the most successive wins in T20I cricket with their 12th victory.advertisementAlso Read | Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe Tri-nation series 2nd T20I in Dhaka: HighlightsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Mohammad NabiFollow Mujeeb Ur RahmanFollow Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Nextlast_img

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