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T20I Tri-series 2019, Match 3, Bangladesh vs Afghanistan – Afghanistan’s record win, Nabi’s big knock, Mujeeb’s 4-fer and more stats

All the statistical highlights from Afghanistan’s 2nd consecutive win in the T20I Tri-Series.

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Afghanistan stands at top of the points table in the T20I tri-Series following a 25-run win against the home team Bangladesh. Mohammad Saifuddin and Shakib Al Hasan wrenched the Afghanistan’s top-order who were left reeling at 40/4 by end of the powerplay. But Mohammad Nabi, with an unbeaten 54-ball 84, guided the visitors to 164/6.

He added 79 for the 5th wicket with Asghar Afghan (40) to change the momentum. Later, Mujeeb Ur Rahman unsettled Bangladesh’s batting with his 4-wicket haul during the chase at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. The hosts lost a wicket every time they tried to gain an advantage and were eventually bowled out for 139 in 20 overs.

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All the statistical highlights from Afghanistan’s 2nd consecutive win in the T20I Tri-Series:

Afghans break their own streak:

12* – Afghanistan has won each of their last 12 matches in T20I format; the longest winning streak for any team in Men’s T20I cricket. They surpassed their won streak of 11 consecutive wins between 2016 and 2017. No other team won even ten successive T20I matches.


A game of 4-wicket hauls:

1 – The game between Bangladesh and Afghanistan is the first T20I match where two opening bowlers claimed 4-wicket hauls. Mohammad Saifuddin took 4/33 in the first innings while Mujeeb Ur Rahman claimed 4/15 during the Bangladesh chase.


18y 171d – At the age of 18 years and 171 days, Mujeeb Ur Rahman became the joint 2nd youngest bowler to pick up a 4-wicket haul in the T20I format. George Dockrell was 17 years and 260 days old when he took his maiden T20I 4-fer against the Netherlands in 2010. Rashid Khan was also 18y 171d old when he claimed five wickets for 3 runs during the 2017 T20I against Ireland in Greater Noida.


Shakib @ 200:

201Shakib Al Hasan completed 200 wickets in International cricket at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka with first of the two wickets he picked up in this match. He is the first player to claim 200 wickets at a venue in international cricket.


Asghar @ 50:

50 – Asghar Afghan has featured in each of the last 50 T20I matches for Afghanistan. He is only the 4th player to appear in 50 consecutive Men’s T20I matches for a team. Mohammad Shahzad played 58 successive T20Is of Afghanistan between 2010 and 2017. Angelo Mathews (55 in 2009-2015 for Sri Lanka) and Saeed Ajmal (54 in 2009-2013 for Pakistan) also featured in 50 consecutive T20Is of their respective teams.


Starting off with wickets:

0 – Both the teams lost their first wicket at the score of 0. This is only the 4th game in the T20I history where the opening stands in a match aggregated 0 runs. The current match is the first such instance in more than 3 and half years.


3 – Number of deliveries the opening partnerships collectively lasted in this match; the joint-fewest in any T20I match. The 2008 T20I between Canada and Zimbabwe hosted by King City and the 2015 T20I between Hong Kong and Oman in Abu Dhabi also had the opening stands collectively lasting three balls.


Nabi goes past Afridi:

12 – Mohammad Nabi has won as many as 12 Player of the Match awards in T20I cricket; the most for any player in this format. Shahid Afridi has 11 such awards while Virat Kohli (10) is the only other player with 10+ match awards in T20Is.


The series of lower-order contributions:

84*Mohammad Nabi’s unbeaten 84 is the 3rd highest individual score by a No.6 batsman. His knock stands among the top five individual scores by No.6 or someone, batting in a lower position. The highest is recorded by Nabi himself when he scored 89 against Ireland in the 2017 Greater Noida T20I while batting at No.7.


231 – As many as 231 runs were aggregated after the fall of 4th wicket in this match; the 4th most in any T20I for 5th and later wickets. The Bangladesh-Zimbabwe match recorded 207 runs after the fall of 4th wicket and is 5th on this list while the Afghanistan-Zimbabwe match on Saturday stands 3rd with 232 runs.

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