Bangladesh won the two-match T20I series against Afghanistan with a six-wicket win (by DLS method) in the second T20I at The Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
Before this series, Bangladesh and Afghanistan had already played two bilateral series. Rashid Khan and his team won one and tied the other.
The Tigers beat the 117-run goal because their captain, Shakib Al Hasan, scored 18 runs in 11 balls, and Shamim Hossain scored the winning runs with five balls left.
Openers Liton Das and Afif Hossain scored 67 runs together to get the home team off to a good start. However, Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman scored twice in the 10th over to bring the guests back into the game.
In the next over, pacer Azmatullah Omarzai sent a full and straight ball that Najmul Hossain Shanto played all over. He had just hit a six-ball four.
After 11 overs, the Tigers were down to 76 runs and had lost three.
Liton scored 35 runs off 36 balls and was sent back by Mujeeb with the first ball of the 10th over. Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan made a great catch at covers, and Afif’s 20-ball 24 came to an end when he was caught at deep-midwicket while trying to slog-sweep.
Bangladesh got 50 runs in the first five overs, but they could only get 20 runs in the next five. This made the chase, which could have been easy, more interesting in the end.