Rashid wrecks Bangla for 136-run win
Abu Dhabi: Spinner Rashid Khan celebrated his 20th birthday in style by producing a stunning all-round display as Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by 136 runs in their Asia Cup match.
Rashid smashed an unbeaten 57 off just 32 balls in a counter-attacking batting display to take Afghanistan to 255/7. He and Gulbadin Naib (42*) stitched 95 runs for the unconquered eighth wicket as they rained boundaries towards the end of their innings. Afghanistan scored 97 runs from the final 10 overs. Later, Rashid took two crucial wickets, that of Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah. Both the sides have already made it to the Super-4 stage from Group B.
Brief Scores: Afghanistan: 255/7 in 50 overs (Hashmatullah Shahidi 58, Rashid Khan 57*, Gulbadin Naib 42*; Shakib Al Hasan 4/42); Bangladesh: 119 all out in 42.1 overs (Shakib Al Hasan 32, Mahmudullah 27; Rashid Khan 2/13). — PTI