Spinner Rashid Khan (4/12) and all rounder Mohammad Nabi (2/19 & 31* runs) helped Afghanistan to seal the T20I series against Bangaldesh at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun on Tuesday night. Bangladesh after winning the toss and opting to bat first managed to score 134/8 with the help of Tamim Iqbal's 43 runs knock. In reply, Afghanistan started well and openers put 38 runs stand for the first wicket and later Samiullah Shenwari (49 runs) and Mohammad Nabi (31* runs) helped to chase down the 135 runs target in the 19th over and won the match by 6 wickets. The third and last T20I match will be played tomorrow at the same venue. Rashid Khan (4/12) was named Man of the Match for his 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 series win against Bangladesh in T20 cricket. And have now won a series against three different Test playing nations (Ireland, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh) .
4 - Rashid Khan's bowling figures of 4/12 are the 4th best bowling figures in an innings for Afghanistan in T20I cricket.
Best bowling figures in an innings for Afghanistan in T20I cricket -
5/3 - Rashid Khan vs IRE at Greater Noida, 2017
5/13 - Samiullah Shenwari vs Kenya at Sharjah, 2013
4/10 - Mohammad Nabi vs IRE at Dubai, 2017
4/12 - RASHID KHAN vs BAN at Dehradun, 2018
4/12 - Rashid Khan's 4/12 is the best bowling performance against Bangladesh in T20I cricket. The previous best was by Samuel Badree (4/15 at Dhaka in WT20 2014).
8.21 - Rashid Khan's T20I bowling average in 2018 - the best by any bowler (Min 5 wickets).
9 - Afghanistan have now won 9 out of 12 T20I matches they played in India (their adopted home).
14 - Rashid Khan has taken 14 wickets in T20I format in 2018 - the most wickets by any bowler in 2018.
15 - This was Afghanistan's 15th consecutive win in Asia in T20 cricket. The last time they lost a T20I match to England in Asia in WT20 2016.