Liton Das struck a magnificent fifty while Nasum Ahmed finished with his career-best bowling that guided Bangladesh to earn a 61-run win over Afghanistan in the first T20 internationals at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Thursday. Read to know the full match report of the Bangladesh vs Afghanistan T20.
Liton Das crashed a 60 off 44 balls while Afif Hossain concluded with 25 off 24 balls to propel Bangladesh to 155-8.
Nasum Ahmed ended with 4-10 while Shorifil Islam took 3, Shakib Al Hasan 2, and Mistafizur Rahman ended with one wicket to bundle out the touring side for 94 with 14 balls to spare.
For the touring side, Azmatullah Omarzai and Fazalhaq Farooqi took two wickets each while Rashid Khan and Qais Ahmed bagged one wicket each.
Batting first after winning in the toss, Bangladesh made a wobbling start as they lost their opener duo Mohammad Naim and debutant Munim Shahriar inside the fifth over that lessened them to 25-2.
In the third wicket stand, Liton and Shakib Al Hasan added 22 runs to overcome the initial loss however the duo couldn’t carry on forth as the former was removed for 5 off 6 by Qais Ahmed.
Skipper Mahmudullah annexed 33 runs with his partner Liton prior to his exit for 10 by Azmatullah Omarzai.
But Liton orchestrated handedly adding 46 runs off 38 balls with Afif Hossain to amass a challenging total for the hosts.
In reply, touring Afghanistan made a wobbling start as they lost their top four batters inside the fifth over shortened them to 20-4.
In the fifth wicket stand Nazibullah Zaddran and Karim Mohammad Nabi 37 run to repair the initial loss however the partnership ended when Mohammad Nabi gave a catch to Afif Hossain for a sluggish 16 off 19 by Shakib Al Hasan.
Nazibullaz Zadran and Azmatullah Omarzai played a quickfire 27 off 26 and 20 off 18 balls respectively however that couldn’t be instrumental as it just lessened the run difference.
With the victory, the Russell Domingo charges earned their first T20Is win conceding the straight-eight defeat following their ICC T20 World Cup campaign.