Afghanistan lock horns with Bangladesh in the 3rd T20I of the 3-match series at Dehradun. Afghanistan won the by match by 1 run. Earlier, Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first. Afghanistan got off to a brisk start, they did a commendable job not to lose a wicket in the powerplay overs. Soon, Afghanistan lost two back-to-back wickets of their set openers, Mohammad Shahzad (26), followed by Ghani (19). But that did not stem the run flow as captain Stanikzai played a 17-ball 27 blitz, and at the other end, Shenwari gave him solid support to remain not out on 33 off 27 balls. Afghanistan set Bangladesh a target of 146 runs. Nazmul Islam and Abu Jayed were the pick of the Bangladeshi bowlers, they picked two wickets apiece.
Bangladesh started the chase and lost big fish Tamim Iqbal (5), he fell prey to Mujeeb ur Rahman. That set back the visitors right at the top. What followed next was pandemonium, Bangladesh lost two wickets to runouts, Litton Das (12) and Soumya Sarkar (15). Bangladesh was pegged back to 35 for 3. Shakib too did not last long as was expected of him with his kind of experience on Indian tracks, he departed for 10. Mushiqur Rahim fought on along with Mahmudullah, who was majorly the one taking the risks. But it seemed a 1-run 18th over by, who else, Rashid Khan, took Bangladesh’s hopes away. But it seemed the experienced Mushfiqur had other ideas, he suddenly cut loose in the 19th over, as he went after Karim Janat. He picked up 21 off the 19th over, hitting five consecutive boundaries.
But that is when Bangladesh requiring 10 off the last over lost a well-set Rahim for 46 off 37 balls, Rashid Khan it was back in the thick of things. Rashid Khan bowled Afghanistan to victory as they clean sweep Bangladesh 3-0.