BSP-20 Ruthless Nabi powers Afghanistan to 164-6 against Bangladesh





Ruthless Nabi powers Afghanistan to 164-6 against Bangladesh

DHAKA, Sept 15, 2019 (BSS) – Mohammad Nabi smashed an unbeaten 84 off 53 as Afghanistan compiled 164-6 against Bangladesh in their second match of the Tri-nation T20 series at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

Asghar Afghan complemented Nabi with 37 ball-40 as the duo combined for a 79-run for the fifth wicket to lay a solid platform after Mohammad Saifuddin and skipper Shakib Al Hasan in combined venture reduced them to 40-4.

Nabi smacked three fours and seven sixes in his knock in a show of clean hitting.

Saifuddin ended with his career best 4-33, while Shakib had figures of 2-18 in a measly bowling effort but they couldn’t stop Nabi from making the carnage that made the Afghan’s total healthy on a pitch that became slower as the time progressed.

Saifuddin rattled the stump of Rahmanullah Gurbaz in the very first ball of the innings with an intriguing leg-cutter after Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan opted to bat first.

Skipper Shakib then took out dangerman Hazratullah Zazai for 1 while Saifuddin dismissed Najeeb Tarakai for 11. Shakib then dealt a killer blow, taking out the wicket of inform Najibullah Zadran for 5.

As it looked Bangladesh established its control over the game, Asghar Afghan and Nabi shattered the hopes with a whirlwind partnership.

Afghan however survived on 31 when Taijul Islam had him caught by Liton Das with a no ball.

Afghan added just 9 runs then before Saifuddin got him.

Nabi was unstoppable and helped the side amass 55 runs in the last five overs to make the score healthy one.