Bangladesh and Afghanistan, 2nd T20 Match: The first match of the 2-match T20 series being played between Bangladesh and Afghanistan ended in a very exciting way. In this match played at Sylhet International Stadium, host Bangladesh won the match by 2 wickets with 1 ball remaining in the last over. In the last over of the innings, Bangladesh needed 6 runs to win, but Afghanistan bowler Karim Janat took a hat-trick and made the match exciting with a sudden complete reversal.
In the first T20 match of the series, Bangladesh team captain Shakib Al Hasan decided to bowl first after winning the toss. After this, the Afghanistan team scored 154 runs at the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs thanks to Mohammad Nabi’s brilliant innings of 54 runs. Captain Shakib took maximum 2 wickets in bowling for Bangladesh.
Chasing the target, the Bangladesh team scored 149 runs in 19 overs at the loss of 5 wickets. He needed just 6 runs in the last over to win. On the first ball of Karim Janat, who came to throw the 20th over of the innings for Afghanistan, Mehdi Hasan Miraj almost ensured the victory by hitting a four.
Shoriful Islamgave victory by hitting a four
After hitting the first ball of the last over for a four, Bangladesh needed 2 runs off the next 5 balls. After this, Karim Janat took the wicket of Mehdi Hasan on the second ball. On the third ball, Karim also sent Taskin Ahmed to the pavilion. Nasum Ahmed, who was facing the fourth ball of the over, also got caught out and returned to the pavilion. Now Bangladesh needed 2 runs to win the last 2 balls. After this, Shoriful Islam, who came out to bat, gave the team a thrilling 2-wicket win in this match with a four on the cut shot.