Bangladesh beat Afghanistan, Win 2nd T20I by 6 Wickets to Clinch Series

Bangladesh beat Afghanistan, Win 2nd T20I by 6 Wickets to Clinch Series

Sylhet, Bangladesh – Bangladesh defeated Afghanistan by 6 wickets in the 2nd T20I on Tuesday to clinch the series 2-0.

Bangladesh won the toss and opted to field first. Afghanistan were restricted to 118 for 6 in their 20 overs. Karim Janat top-scored with 37 runs, while Hazratullah Zazai made 24.

Bangladesh chased down the target in just 16.1 overs. Litton Das top-scored with 47 runs, while Shakib Al Hasan made 27.

With this win, Bangladesh have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. The third and final T20I will be played on Thursday.

Key Takeaways

  • Bangladesh’s bowlers were once again impressive, restricting Afghanistan to a below-par total.
  • Litton Das and Shakib Al Hasan led the way with the bat for Bangladesh, as they chased down the target with ease.
  • Karim Janat was the only bright spark for Afghanistan with the bat, but it was not enough to prevent Bangladesh from winning the match.
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Bangladesh’s Captain Credits Team’s Bowling Performance

After the match, Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah Riyad credited his team’s bowling performance for the win. He said, “We knew that Afghanistan would be a challenging team, so we wanted to put them under pressure with the ball. I’m really happy with the way our bowlers executed their plans.”

Afghanistan’s Captain Reflects on the Loss

Afghanistan captain Hashmatullah Shahidi was disappointed with the result, but he was also realistic about the conditions. He said, “It was a tough day for batting, and Bangladesh bowled really well. We need to learn from this performance and come back stronger in the next match.”

The Third T20I to Be Played on Thursday

The third and final T20I of the series will be played on Thursday, July 19, at the same venue. Bangladesh will be looking to complete a whitewash, while Afghanistan will be looking to salvage some pride.

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Overall, it was a thrilling match that saw both teams give it their all. Bangladesh’s bowlers were the difference in the end, and they will be hoping to carry that momentum into the third T20I.