Afghanistan clinched a thrilling victory against Bangladesh by just 1 run in the final T20I. They had already won the series, but the dead rubber wasn't a boring one. The third T20I turned out to be a nerve wrecking game and Afghanistan were the one who had control in an extremely edgy situation.
Rashid Khan defended 9 runs in the last over to take his team to a memorable win. That ensured a historic clean sweep as well.
Mushfiqur Rahim had turned the match on it's head in the last over, after hammering Karim Janat for 21 runs, but Rashid picked him on the first ball of the final over. The Bangladeshi batsmen couldn't manage a single boundary in the last over. On the last ball, they needed 4 runs with the new batsman, Ariful Haque, on strike, it was a difficult task for the tailender. He did manage to connect the ball well, but not well enough for a six. A superman effort on the boundary by Shafiqullah made sure the batsmen in the middle don't get even three runs to tie the game. He plucked the ball from the air which almost went for a six, then saved a boundary by keeping his balance and staying inside inches inside the ropes.
What followed after the win was hilarious. The Afghani opening partners Mohammad Shahzad and Usman Ghani celebrated the win with the epic 'Nagin dance' on the field. It was too funny for social media users to not talk about it.
Here are the best tweets:
So Afghanistan went Bangladesh... whitewashed them and celebrated with their Nagin dance. INJECT IT I TO MY VEINS????????! UNCLE RASHID KHAN YOU BEAUTY.— Naveen Samy (@ImNsamy) June 7, 2018
That said, here's a team that has already won the series 2-0, and they celebrate using the Nagin Dance after Nazmul had earlier done exactly that. Shows how much that celebration is detested.— Suneer (@suneerchowdhary) June 7, 2018
Someone needs to tell the Bangladesh team to smell coffee. And stop it.#AFGvBAN
Historic Moment White Wash To @BCBtigers & Nagin Dance ???? ????— Prashanth Eltepu (@itsPrashanth20) June 8, 2018
Once Again @ACBofficials Guys They Will Be Win ???? ???? ???? @rashidkhan_19 Last Over Defending Just 9 Runs. Very Crucial Stop By #Shafiqullah_Shafiq Buddy! Another Night Mare Moment To Bangla #AFGvBAN pic.twitter.com/dIAexEvKW8
HERE IS THE NAGIN DANCE VIDEO: