Afghanistan beat Bangladesh in the 2nd T20I in Dehradun and took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the ongoing 3-match series. Rashid Khan again proved to be the star performer by bagging 4 wickets for 12 runs. Earlier in the day, Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first. They did not get off to a good start as Littin Das fell prey to Shapoor Zadran for 1. Tamim Iqbal tried to steady the ship but he lost partners at the other end, Sabbir Rahman (13), Mushfiqur Rahim (22). This meant Tamim could not forge a long partnership with someone.Also Read - Delhi to Dehradun in Just 2.5 Hours: How This New Expressway Will Curtail Travel Time Between 2 Cities | Deets Inside
Apart from that, Tamim could not get going as the three spinners Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman and Nabi stifled him. They bowled in tandem and they were unplayable, Bangladesh struggled to get going and ended up with a paltry score of 134. Also Read - Ramiz Raja Puts His Weight Behind Afghanistan, Says Funding Will Continue To Support Players
Afghanistan got off to a rollicking start, not losing a wicket inside the first 5 overs. Shahzad departed for 24 with the hosts on 38. Shenwari and Usman took them a little closer before Usman departed for 20. Shenwari held his own as he continued the fight, he scored 49 off 41 balls, he hit three sixes as well. Also Read - IPL 2022: 'Chapter closed', Says David Warner as SRH Release Him For Mega Auction
Soon it was over to Nabi, whose 15-ball 31 took Afghanistan over the line with 7 balls to spare. Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by 6 wickets to create history in India.
Afghanistan wins the 3-match T20I series 2-0, with one match still be playing it is going to be a dead rubber. Bangladesh will now have to look at the positives so that they can win the last encounter and salvage some pride.