Bangladesh vs Afghanistan 2nd T20I Highlights today, Saturday 5-3-2022 – 2nd T20I (D/N), Afghanistan tour of Bangladesh from Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.
Last five completed T20Is; the most recent first
It will be the last match of the Afghanistan tour of Bangladesh 2022. Afghanistan team showed their skills in the twenty/20 internationals over the years, but in Bangladesh, they are finding the victory very difficult. In the first T20I, the home team has beaten the visitors very easily. Bangladesh scored 158 runs with eight wickets down in that match. Litton Das † scored 60 runs off 44 deliveries, Munim Shahriar 17 and Afif Hossain 25.
Fazalhaq Farooqi and Azmatullah Omarzai took two wickets each, Rashid Khan and Qais Ahmad took one wicket each. In reply, the Afghanistan team scored 94 runs all out in 17.4 overs. Najibullah Zadran scored 27 runs, Mohammad Nabi (c) 16 and Azmatullah Omarzai 20. Nasum Ahmed dismissed four Afghani batsmen, Shoriful Islam took three wickets, Shakib Al Hasan 2 and Mustafizur Rahman took the remaining wicket.
Bangladesh have won the toss and will bat first.
Bangladesh team: 1 Litton Das (wk), 2 Mohammad Naim, 3 Shakib Al Hasan, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim, 5 Mahmudullah (capt), 6 Munim Shahriar, 7 Afif Hossain, 8 Mahedi Hasan, 9 Shoriful Islam, 10 Nasum Ahmed, 11 Mustafizur Rahman.
Afghanistan team: 1 Hazratullah Zazai, 2 Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), 3 Usman Ghani, 4 Darwish Rasooli, 5 Najibullah Zadran, 6 Mohammad Nabi (capt), 7 Azmatullah Omarzai, 8 Karim Janat, 9 Rashid Khan, 10 Fazalhaq Farooqi, 11 Sharafuddin.
Post Match Presentation.
Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah: “Yeah, it was a good wicket to bat on, but not enough partnerships. Very disappointed. It wasn’t 150 wicket but 130 get-table. No partnerships especially upfront. Me and Mushi were trying to get a partnership, sometimes you get lucky. Both of us could have scored a few more. We need to find something to work on [the fielding]. it’s been bothering us, we need to improve on fielding. I think we’ll have more T20 games in July. Hopefully, we can come back strong.”
Player of the Match is Azmatullah Omarzai for his 3 for 22: “I tried my best to do, I’m very happy. It was a dream to perform for the team, glad I bowled a lot of dot balls in addition to getting wickets.”
Fazalhaq Farooqi is the Player of the Series for his five wickets in two games: “I’m very happy and I dedicate it to my country. We are a young side, we did whatever we could do and won it.”
Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi: “The boys played well. We threw one wicket early but we came back well. In the first game, we did mistakes in batting and we learned from it. On young players: we try to build a young bench for Asia Cup and World Cup. We’re trying our best to keep the momentum going.”
Match Timings: 09:00 GMT | 15:00 Local
Umpires – Gazi Sohel, Masudur Rahman
TV Umpires – Tanvir Ahmed
Match Referee – Akhtar Ahmad
Reserve Umpire – Morshed Ali Khan
Match number – T20I no. 1496