RESULT
1st T20I (N), Dehradun, June 03, 2018, Afghanistan tour of India
(19/20 ov, T:168) 122

Afghanistan won by 45 runs

Player Of The Match
3/13
rashid-khan
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Scorecard summary
Afghanistan 167/8(20 overs)
Bangladesh 122/10(19 overs)
Litton Das 30 (20)
Rashid Khan3/13 (3)
end of over 193 runs • 1 wicket
BAN: 122/10CRR: 6.42 RRR: 46.00
Nazmul Islam4 (4b)
Karim Janat 4-0-27-1
Shapoor Zadran 4-0-40-3

11.36pm That's it from us today. A convincing win for Afghanistan, set up by some serious late-overs hitting and some serious spin bowling. Bangladesh have it all to do to come back into the series. Let's see if they can manage it. Until then, good night!

Rashid Khan, quite predictably, is the man of the match. "There was no secret, just keep everything simple, do everything I've been doing in the last 2-3 months. I had no specific plans when I came on after 10 overs. Just bowl a little back of a length, not too full for the batsman to hit. In the end I just try to enjoy myself. It was a good surface, ball was gripping. Little bit of dew in the end, but with that dew it was gripping better. We just played IPL - it's the biggest stage and the biggest platform, so the confidence will help you in these games."

Asghar Stanikzai: "Every series, every tournament, the first game is important. Today especially, all the batsmen played very well. Shafiq and Samiullah gave us the momentum after we lost a few wickets in the middle overs. I know my bowlers, which time to use them. The conditions are good for us, we know the wickets, we know the conditions. I want to congratulate the Afghanistan people and thank the crowd, it felt like we were in Afghanistan."

Shakib Al Hasan: "Generally we bowled well except for the last overs which cost us the match. Giving away 64 in four overs was not ideal. A lot to do, we need to sit down and look at which are the areas we can improve. Obviously they are a good side - they outplayed us in all departments. It's a tough decision (not to bowl Mahmudullah more). If I had given him one more over and he had gone for a few sixers, you would have asked me why I gave him the ball and not the regular bowlers. When you're chasing 170-odd, you need to bat well, top order batsmen need to bat through, but we kept on losing wickets. Credit to them. They have quality spinners and they stepped it up."

Nayeem: "Around 10 days for the first Test, But I'm more worried, How would the Indians play out the Afghan duo? Mujeeb and Rashid with red, shiny and dangerous looking cherry. Since Indians of late have the history of making ordinary bowlers look extraordinary, ex, Moeen, Steve O'Keefe's, Monty Panesar, etc..." --- I wouldn't call any of them ordinary bowlers, to be fair, and Rashid and Mujeeb will need to show they have the ability to bowl long spells when batsmen aren't trying to attack them, but let's leave that aside for now, and marvel at what utterly brilliant talents they are. I want to see them play Test cricket, and I want to see them play a lot of Test cricket.

2018-06-03 17:43:29: ruffin.r360@gmail.com (bd)

Ruffin: "If Bangladesh lose this, it's a huge shame! Wake up BCB, wake up! It's been more than six months without a coach. And what on earth are our players learning from BPL? Is playing 5 foreigners doing a heck of goods for your players? They still don't know how to handle pressure in T20s. That's a shame, absolute shame."

Ihsan Shagiwal: "India and other big teams will be watching this. Hold on guys Afghanistan is coming and is coming very strong this time."

Aranya Das: "The umpiring standard has been really poor in this match, has to be said." -- Agreed. Not spotting that high full-toss was pretty poor, and Liton got a genuinely rough decision.

11.23pm Afghanistan go 1-0 up, and this was on the cards right from the time Rashid Khan came on. Bangladesh were roughly on course, but had already given away a couple more wickets than they would have liked, and then the leggie came on and took out two in two balls - Mushfiqur Rahim and Sabbir Rahman - to expose Bangladesh's lack of batting depth. Lots to ponder for Bangladesh after this game.

18.6
W
Karim Janat to Abu Jayed, OUT

low full-toss outside off, and Rashid ends it with a spectacular catch. Dives to his left and grabs it overhead with both hands, after Jayed slaps it hard and flat. This has been excellent from Afghanistan, a great start to a historic tour

Abu Jayed c Rashid Khan b Karim Janat 1 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25
18.5
Karim Janat to Abu Jayed, no run

length ball angling down leg. Looks to flick, only manages a tickle off his pad towards the keeper

18.4
Karim Janat to Abu Jayed, no run

bouncer, Jayed ducks under it

18.3
1
Karim Janat to Nazmul, 1 run

high full-toss - seemed to be above waist high, on off stump - clears his front leg and swipes it down to long-on. Definitely above waist high but not called no-ball

18.2
1
Karim Janat to Abu Jayed, 1 run

full on off stump, whipped to the right of mid-on

18.1
1
Karim Janat to Nazmul, 1 run
end of over 186 runs • 3 wickets
BAN: 119/9CRR: 6.61 RRR: 24.50
Nazmul Islam2 (2b)
Shapoor Zadran 4-0-40-3
Rashid Khan 3-0-13-3
17.6
W
Shapoor to Rubel, OUT

And he's broken a stump. Slants it in from wide of the crease, a good-length ball that Rubel stays back to and tries to swat with a horizontal bat. Sneaks under and snaps the leg stump in two

Rubel Hossain b Shapoor Zadran 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Round the wicket now.

17.5
1
Shapoor to Nazmul, 1 run

back of a length on middle stump, shows the full face and picks up a single in the wide mid-on region

17.4
W
Shapoor to Mahmudullah, OUT

short, slanting away from Mahmudullah, and this is all but over. Looks to fetch that from outside off and pull, but he's working against the angle and a bit of extra bounce too. Top-edges it in the air, and it lands in the gully region where three fielders converge - backward point, short third man, and keeper. They basically collide gently into each other when the ball drops into a pair of hands. It turns out the fielder is Usman Ghani - I think he came in from backward point, but I can't be sure

Mahmudullah c Usman Ghani b Shapoor Zadran 29 (49m 25b 3x4 1x6) SR: 116
17.3
1
Shapoor to Nazmul, 1 run

full on the pads, clipped to long leg

17.2
W
Shapoor to Abul Hasan, OUT

bowled him! Excellent bowling, saw Abul stepping out and fired in a yorker, right under his bat, to take out leg stump. Looked to jab that back down the ground, but no way he was connecting - it basically pitched right below his bat

Abul Hasan b Shapoor Zadran 5 (3m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66
17.1
4
Shapoor to Abul Hasan, FOUR runs

that'll help. A bouncer on off stump, and Abul swivels hard through a hopeful hook. Top-edges it over the keeper and there's no stopping that

Shapoor comes back with Bangladesh needing 55 off 18.

end of over 176 runs • 1 wicket
BAN: 113/6CRR: 6.64 RRR: 18.33
Mahmudullah29 (24b 3x4 1x6)
Abul Hasan1 (1b)
Rashid Khan 3-0-13-3
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 4-0-20-1
16.6
4
Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah, FOUR runs

finally, a bad ball from Rashid. Short and wide, and he cuts it away easily between backward point and short third man

16.5
Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah, no run

Mahmudullah doesn't pick it at all. Shortish, pitching on middle and leg, and he makes room, assuming it's a legbreak he can cut. Ends up ripping in the other way, and it hits him on the back leg

16.4
1
Rashid Khan to Abul Hasan, 1 run

full-toss on middle and leg, clipped away respectfully to deep square leg. Hit it, man! HIT IT!

Left-hander walks to the crease. Abul Hasan. Can he find a way to hit Rashid Khan out of the park?

16.3
W
Rashid Khan to Mosaddek, OUT

goes for the big hit now, sees some flight outside off and goes for the big slog-sweep. Picks the googly okay, but there's a man at long-on and he hits it straight down his throat. Mosaddek goes for 14 off 23 - it's been a real struggle for him today

Mosaddek Hossain c Usman Ghani b Rashid Khan 14 (28m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 60.86
16.2
Rashid Khan to Mosaddek, no run

flat, quick legbreak on middle stump. Hurries Mosaddek and all he can do is defend off the back foot. He has to find some way of hitting a boundary

16.1
1
Rashid Khan to Mahmudullah, 1 run

googly, pitching on middle and turning quickly down leg, swept away hard to deep midwicket

end of over 164 runs
BAN: 107/5CRR: 6.68 RRR: 15.25
Mahmudullah24 (21b 2x4 1x6)
Mosaddek Hossain14 (21b 1x4)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 4-0-20-1
Shapoor Zadran 3-0-34-0
15.6
1
Mujeeb to Mahmudullah, 1 run

down the track and Mujeeb spots him and shortens his length considerably. Slogs anyway, ends up toe-ending it, and it loops in the air and falls well short of the man at long-on

15.5
1
Mujeeb to Mosaddek, 1 run

flat, back of a length, angles in from wide of the crease to cramp Mosaddek for room. Stays leg-side of the ball and jabs to short third man

Best performances - batters
Mohammad Shahzad
Mohammad Shahzad AFG
40 runs (37)
5 fours0 six
Control
74%
Productive shot
flick
11 runs
1 four0 six
421161187
Samiullah Shinwari
Samiullah Shinwari AFG
36 runs (18)
3 fours3 sixes
Control
71%
Productive shot
pull
12 runs
1 four1 six
006075513
Best performances - bowlers
Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan AFG
O
3
M
0
R
13
W
3
ECO
4.33
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Shapoor Zadran
Shapoor Zadran AFG
O
4
M
0
R
40
W
3
ECO
10
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun
TossBangladesh, elected to field first
Series
Season2018
Player Of The Match
Afghanistan
Rashid Khan
Series resultAfghanistan led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 667
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00
Match days3 June 2018 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
Afghanistan
Ahmed Shah Pakteen
Afghanistan
Bismillah Jan Shinwari
TV Umpire
Afghanistan
Izatullah Safi
Reserve Umpire
Afghanistan
Mahmood Kharoti
Match Referee
Zimbabwe
Andy Pycroft
Bangladesh Innings
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