Tigers suffer hiccup after solid start
Bangladesh openers Liton Das and Afif Hossain fell to Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman in the same over after providing the Tigers a solid start that saw the duo put on a 67-run stand while chasing 117 in the second of the two-match T20I series at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
This reduced the Tigers to 76 for the loss of three after 11 overs.
Mujeeb came on and sent back Liton, who managed to score 35 runs off 36 balls, with the first delivery of the 10th over, courtesy of a stunning catch at covers from Afghanistan skipper Rashid Khan, and Afif's 20-ball 24 came to an end as was caught at deep-midwicket while trying to slog-sweep on the third delivery of the over.
In the following over, Najmul Hossain Shanto, who scored a six-ball four, was castled after he played all over a full and straight delivery off pacer Azmatullah Omarzai.
After scoring 50 runs in the first five overs, Bangladesh could only manage 20 runs in the next five.