Afghanistan beat Bangladesh in T20

Leg-spinner Rashid Khan carried his lethal IPL form into international cricket as Afghanistan outplayed Bangladesh by 45 runs in the opening T20 of the three-match series in Dehradun on Sunday.

Rashid came to bowl in the 11th over and put his team in a strong position straightaway by removing the experienced Mushfiqur Rahim (20) and Sabbir Rahman (0) off his first two deliveries.

Bangladesh could not recover from the blow and ended at 122 all out in response to Afghanistan’s 167 for eight.

Afghanistan notched up 167/8 in 20 overs against Bangladesh after being put into bat first. Shahzad and Ghani gave them a good start while a late surge form Shenwari and Shafiq proved helpful for their side. (Courtesy Indian Express)