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Afghanistan vs Bangladesh, 1st T20I

Afghanistan won by 45 runs

AFG - 167/8 (20)
BAN - 122 (19)

CRR: 6.42

Player of the Match


That's all for today. Bangladesh will have to bounce back immediately if they are to keep the series alive. Until next time, it's goodbye from Sagar Chawla on behalf of Abhinand Raghavendran and our scorer Naga.

Rashid Khan, MoM: It was about keeping everything simple, what I've done in last two-three months. I don't have any specific plan. I keep it simple. Just to bowl little bit back of length, not too full. I'm just enjoying myself, that is the key thing. It was a good surface, ball was gripping, little bit dew was there. We have just played IPL. That's the biggest stage. If you perform well there, it gives you the confidence.

Stanikzai, Afghanistan captain: Every series the first game is very important. Today, our batsmen played very well. That was enough runs on this wicket. I know my bowlers. Which match time they will be good to bowl. Conditions were good for us. Want to thank the crowd.

Harsha Bhogle : Afghanistan's seriously formidable spin trio of Rashid, Mujeeb and Nabi pick up 6-54 in 11 overs. They are as good a combination as any in the game now. Certainly in T20.

Shakib, Bangladesh captain: Generally we bowled well, except for the last 4 overs which cost us the match. Giving away those many runs was not ideal. We have lot to do. Need to sit down and look at the areas which we need to improve. They're a good side, and they outplayed us in all 3 departments. Overall we have so many areas which we need to look at. When you're chasing 170-odd runs, you need to bat well. Credit to them the way they bowled. They've got some quality spinners.

23:23 Local Time, 17:53 GMT, 23:23 IST: Another game rotated on its head by Afghanistan's spin wizard. Bangladesh were in control at 80/3 at the halfway mark, before Rashid Khan was introduced. With his first ball, he made Mushfiqur Rahim pay for his ludicrous reverse-sweep. With his second, he bamboozled Sabbir Rahman with a googly, and that was it for Bangladesh who couldn't find it within them to recover. Of course, it was Afghanistan's late dash with the bat, plundering 52 runs in the last 3 overs, which allowed Stanikzai to hold Rashid back for the final ten overs and didn't allow Bangladesh the liberty to just play him off.

BAN: 122-10 after 19 overs

18.6 Karim Janat to Abu Jayed, out Caught by Rashid Khan!! Rashid Khan ends the turnaround that he started. Takes a brilliant catch at cover to seal this first T20I for Afghanistan. Full toss result outside off, sliced wide of cover where Rashid leaps to his left, stretches out both of his hands and pockets it. Abu Jayed c Rashid Khan b Karim Janat 1(4)

Karim Janat to Abu Jayed, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

18.5 Karim Janat to Abu Jayed, no run, slower ball on leg-stump, brushes Jayed's thigh pad on the way to the keeper

18.4 Karim Janat to Abu Jayed, no run, short ball, Jayed ducks under it

18.3 Karim Janat to Nazmul Islam, 1 run, high full toss, Islam flaps his front foot pull down to long-on

18.2 Karim Janat to Abu Jayed, 1 run, squeezed out to mid-wicket

18.1 Karim Janat to Nazmul Islam, 1 run

Karim Janat [3.0-0-24-0] is back into the attack

Abu Jayed, right handed bat, comes to the crease

BAN: 119-9 after 18 overs

17.6 Shapoor to Rubel, out Bowled!! He has broken the leg stump in 2 . Sharp length ball from round the wicket, Rubel swings whole the line and misses. A part of the leg-stump stays rooted to the ground, while the other one flies off. Nine down. Rubel b Shapoor 0(1)

Shapoor to Rubel, THATS OUT!! Bowled!!

17.5 Shapoor to Nazmul Islam, 1 run, punched down to long-on

Rubel Hossain, right handed bat, comes to the crease

17.4 Shapoor to Mahmudullah, out Caught by Usman Ghani!! Short of length outside off, Mahmudullah throws his bat at it only to get a thick top-edge. There are 3 fielders trying to get under it, at the end of which Ghani comes out trumps despite a nudge from keeper Shahzad as he collided with him. Some playful shoving in celebration. Mahmudullah c Usman Ghani b Shapoor 29(25) [4s-3 6s-1]

Shapoor to Mahmudullah, THATS OUT!! Caught!!