Bangladesh won the toss and put hosts Afghanistan to bat first. Afghanistan managed to put up a decent total of 167 runs in the 1st T20I at Dehradun, Afghanistan’s adopted home. For Afghanistan, their star top order batsman Mohammad Shahzad top scored with 40 off 37 balls. But it was Samiullah Shenwari’s 18-ball 36 blitz at the end that provided the home team with the finishing kick they were looking for.Also Read - IPL 2022: 'Chapter closed', Says David Warner as SRH Release Him For Mega Auction

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Requiring just above 8 runs per over, Bangladesh got off to a disastrous start as they lost their premier batsman Tamim Iqbal for a golden duck, Mujeeb ur Rahman picked up his precious wicket. Since then, the visiting side lost wickets at regular intervals. Liton Das showed some intent and application, but he was dismissed for 30 off 20 balls.

Rashid Khan created history as he became the fastest to 50 T20I wickets.  He pipped Ajantha Mendis to the record. Rashid Khan picked 3 wickets. Shapoor Alam also grabbed 3 wickets. Eventually, Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by 46 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the 3-match T20I series.