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Afghanistan Takes 2-0 Lead in Three Match T20I Series

Rashid Khan was named player of the match while Nabi and Shenwari were also lauded for their performance.

Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by 6 wickets on Tuesday in the second of three T20I matches in India.

Chasing a target of 135 runs, Afghanistan went over the line with more than one over to spare.

They lost a couple of wickets in between but Mohammad Nabi and Samiullah Shenwari held on and continued to dominate Bangladesh bowling.

Earlier, Abu Hider’s late surge in the final two overs led Bangladesh to 134/8 in 20 overs.

Rashid Khan totally dominated the Bangladesh batting and scalped four wickets in this match to contain the batsmen.

Rashid Khan was named Player of the Match for his four-for.

Speaking after the match he said: "This is what the team expects, I try to do my best in all departments. I used to bowl after 11 overs earlier, this is the plan given to me, to bowl in the middle and end overs. Was mentally ready, wanted to bowl in the good length areas. It was crucial, wickets of Shakib, Tamim, Mosaddek and Soumya. They are key players, we know how good they are, so we wanted to keep things simple and focus on the basics. Thanks to the crowd for the great support, we expect them to turn up for the third game as well."

Asghar Stanikzai, the winning captain also got in a word and said: “We knew out strengths, that's why I was confident at the toss. Mujeeb, Nabi and Rashid showed what they are capable of. On this surface where there was tun, they did very well. Thanks to everyone who supported us, it felt like we were playing in Kabul.”

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Afghanistan Takes 2-0 Lead in Three Match T20I Series

Rashid Khan was named player of the match while Nabi and Shenwari were also lauded for their performance.

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Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by 6 wickets on Tuesday in the second of three T20I matches in India.

Chasing a target of 135 runs, Afghanistan went over the line with more than one over to spare.

They lost a couple of wickets in between but Mohammad Nabi and Samiullah Shenwari held on and continued to dominate Bangladesh bowling.

Earlier, Abu Hider’s late surge in the final two overs led Bangladesh to 134/8 in 20 overs.

Rashid Khan totally dominated the Bangladesh batting and scalped four wickets in this match to contain the batsmen.

Rashid Khan was named Player of the Match for his four-for.

Speaking after the match he said: "This is what the team expects, I try to do my best in all departments. I used to bowl after 11 overs earlier, this is the plan given to me, to bowl in the middle and end overs. Was mentally ready, wanted to bowl in the good length areas. It was crucial, wickets of Shakib, Tamim, Mosaddek and Soumya. They are key players, we know how good they are, so we wanted to keep things simple and focus on the basics. Thanks to the crowd for the great support, we expect them to turn up for the third game as well."

Asghar Stanikzai, the winning captain also got in a word and said: “We knew out strengths, that's why I was confident at the toss. Mujeeb, Nabi and Rashid showed what they are capable of. On this surface where there was tun, they did very well. Thanks to everyone who supported us, it felt like we were playing in Kabul.”

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