Afghanistan decimated Bangladesh by 45 runs in the first T20I match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun and took a 1-0 lead in this three-match T20I series. Bangladesh, after winning the toss and opting to field first, restricted Afghanistan to 167/8 but in the chase, they kept losing to wickets regularly and got all out for just 122 runs in 19 overs and suffered a huge defeat. Rashid Khan (3/13) was named Man of the Match for a match-winning bowling performance.
All the key stats and facts from the first T20I match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh in Dehradun :
1 - This was Afghanistan's first-ever win over Bangladesh in T20I cricket.
2 - Rashid Khan became the second Afghanistani player to take 50 wickets in T20I format after Mohammad Nabi (63).
2/1 - Career-best bowling figures for Mahmudullah Riyad in T20I format - the previous best were 2/5 against UAE in Asia T20 cup 2016.
3/40 - Career-best bowling figures for Afghanistani pacer Shapoor Zadram in T20I cricket, the previous best were 2/9 against PNG at Dublin in 2015.
8 - Afghanistan has now won 8 out of 11 T20I matches they played in India (their adopted home).
19y 256d - Rashid Khan at the age of 19 years and 256 days became the youngest player to take 50 T20I wickets. The previous youngest was Ireland's George Dockrell who completed 50 wickets at the age of 24 years and 182 days.
31 - Number of matches Rashid Khan took to complete 50 T20I wickets - the joint second fastest to achieve this milestone.
Fastest to take 50 wickets in T20I cricket -
Ajantha Mendis (SL) - 26 matches
RASHID KHAN (AFG) - 31 matches
Imran Tahir (SA) - 31 matches
Dale Steyn (SA) - 35 matches
Umar Gul (PAK) - 36 matches