Afghanistan whitewashed Bangladesh by 3-0 after defeating them by 1 run in the third and last T20I match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun. Afghanistan after winning the toss and opting to bat first, posted a total of 145/6 on the board. In reply, Bangladesh were going well and needed only 9 runs in the last over for the victory and two set batsmen Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah were at the crease but the magician Rashid Khan successfully defended 8 runs and helped his team to whitewash the Tigers. Rashid Khan was named Man of the Series for his 8 wickets in the series.
All the key stats and facts from the third T20I match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh in Dehradun :
1 - Shakib al Hasan became the first player to take 500 international wickets for Bangladesh. Shakib has taken 188 Test, 235 ODI and 77 T20I wickets so far.
Most International wickets for Bangladesh -
Shakib Al Hasan - 500
Mashrafe Mortaza - 357
Abdur Razzak - 279
3 - For the third time Afghanistan have whitewashed a team in a 3 match T20I series. They whitewashed UAE in 2016, Ireland in 2017 and now Bangladesh in 2018.
10.25 - Rashid Khan's T20I bowling average in India - the best T20I average by any bowler in India (Min 10 wickets).
Best bowling average in India in T20I cricket (Min. 10 wickets ) -
Rashid Khan (AFG) - 10.25
Ish Sodhi (NZ) - 12.86
Yuzvendra Chahal (IND) - 14.10
Yuvraj Singh (IND) - 15.81
15 - Rashid Khan has taken 15 wickets in T20I format in 2018 - the most wickets taken by any bowler in 2018.
16 - This was Afghanistan's 16th consecutive win in Asia in T20 cricket. The last time they lost a T20I match to England in Asia in WT20 2016.
500 - Shakib al Hasan completed 500 wickets in international cricket and became the third player to complete the double of 10000 runs and 500 wickets in international cricket.
10000 runs and 500 wickets in international cricket -
Jacques Kallis - 25534 runs & 577 wickets
Shahid Afridi - 11196 runs & 541 wickets
SHAKIB AL HASAN - 10102 runs & 500 wickets