Magnificent Afghans whitewash Bangladesh

Magnificent Afghans whitewash Bangladesh

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Dhaka- Bangladesh suffered a 3-0 whitewash against ICC’s new full member nation Afghanistan going down by 1 run as the 3rd T20I at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun, India on Thursday produced a last ball thriller.Bangladesh conceded a 45-run defeat in the 1st match before a six-wicket loss in the second game.In the last game , chasing a target of 146 runs, Bangladesh ended on 144 for 5 in 20 overs with last ball thriller of a boundary needed to win. Ariful Haque [5* off 3b] was in the batting end and could manage two off Rashid Khan as Mahmudullah was run out.
Bangladesh needed 30 runs in the last two overs of the innings and man of the match Mushfiq managed 21 runs with five successive fours before a single in the 19th over off Karim Janat, reducing the last over chase to 9 runs, but Ariful- Mahmudullah could not find the way to manage it.
Rashid Khan brought the difficulty for Bangladesh as he sent off big hitter Mushfiq in the 1st ball of 20th over to change the game scenario.
Mushfiq was caught by Najibullah Zadran on 137/5 in 19.1 overs, with which the 5th partnership stand of 84 off 11.4 overs between Mushfiqur [46 off 37b; 7×4] and Mahmudullah [45 off 38b; 3×4; 2×6] saw the end.
Mushfiq-Mahmudullah started their partnership composures after the dismal of skipper Shakib Al Hasan [10 off 9b; 1×6], was caught by Samiullah Shenwari off Karim Janat, on 53/4 in 8.3 overs.
Liton Kumar Das [12 off 14b; 1×4] and Soumya Sarkar [15 off 13b; 1×4; 1×6], both were run out on 35/3 in 5.5 overs and 32/2 in 5.2 overs respectively.
Man of the series Rashid Khan(1/24), Mujeeb Ur Rahman(1/25) and Karim Janat(1/44) equally shared three wickets for the victory.
Batting first after winning the toss, Afghanistan scored 145 for 6 in 20 overs where Mohammad Shahzad [26 off 22b; 3×4; 1×6] and Usman Ghani [19 off 26b; 1×4; 1×6] built up a solid 55-run partnership in 7.4 overs in the opening stand.
Samiullah Shenwari played for 33* off 28 balls, including one boundary and two boundaries, while skipper Asghar Stanikzai [27 off 17b; 3×6] and Najibullah Zadran [15 off 16b; 1×4; 1×6] were other double digit scorers for the side.
Nazmul Islam (2/18) made the first breakthrough for Bangladesh dismissing opener Shahzad. Abu Jayed (2/27), Ariful Haque (1/13) and skipper Shakib Al Hasan (1/16) shared four wickets.UNB

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