GALLERY

Nabi, Mu­jeeb power Afghanista­n to big win

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Sport -

Dhaka: Mo­ham­mad Nabi helped Afghanista­n to a 25-run win over Bangladesh. Afghanista­n lead the points table at the half­way point of the tri-se­ries. Afghanista­n have now equalled Aus­tralia’s record of most T20I matches with­out a de­feat, and in some style. Bangladesh were bowled out for 139 after Nabi’s un­beaten 84 off 54 helped Afghanista­n post 164/6. Mu­jeeb-ur-Rah­man claimed 4/15 to sti­fle the hosts. Nabi blasted seven sixes and three fours. He came to the crease with Afghanista­n in trou­ble at 40 for 4, and fin­ished with sev­eral big hits in the last five overs.

Brief scores: Afghanista­n 164/6 (Nabi 84*, Afghan 40, Sai­fud­din 4-33) beat Bangladesh 139 (Mah­mudul­lah 44; Mu­jeeb 4-15) by 25 runs

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