Rashid Khan took 3 wickets in the match against Bangladesh
Mujeeb Ur Rahman also dismissed 3 Bangladesh batsmen
Afghanistan’s bowlers also showed amazing in their second match of Asia Cup-2022 and spoiled the condition of Bangladesh. In the third match of the tournament in Sharjah, Bangladesh (Bangladesh vs Afghanistan) lost their 4 wickets for 28 runs. After this half the team returned to the pavilion till 53 runs. On the basis of Mossadiq Hussain, the team somehow managed to cross the score of 125. He scored 127 runs for 7 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Mossadiq returned unbeaten on 48 runs off 31 balls with the help of 4 fours and 1 six. Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in their first match.
Bangladesh captain in this match Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and decided to bat first. But, his decision seemed to be weighing heavily on the team. Half the Bangladesh team was cleared by adding 55 runs on the scoreboard. Only two spin bowlers from Afghanistan spoiled the game of Bangladesh. One Rashid Khan and the other 21-year-old Mujeeb Ur Rehman. By the way, there is a difference of only 2 years in the age of both. Mujeeb is 21 and Rashid is 23 years old. But, the relationship is like guru-disciple.
Mujeeb considers Rashid as his idol and wants to make his mark by following in his footsteps. Mujeeb did the first attack against Bangladesh. In the second over of Bangladesh’s innings, he clean bowled Mohammad Naeem on the carrom ball. His ball fell a little outside the off-stump. Naeem could not sense the line of the ball and tried to make a shot. But, the ball came out of the gap between the bat and the pad and hit the leg-stump. After this, Mujeeb made it difficult for Bangladesh batsmen to score runs. He took his second wicket in the fourth over of Bangladesh’s innings by dismissing Anamul Haque.
Rashid took a wicket on the second ball itself.
On this ball from Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Anamul tried to play a sweep and the ball hit the pad directly. Afghanistan appeals for LBW. But, the umpire did not give the batsman out. After this, Afghanistan resorted to review and after that the batsman had to return to the pavilion. After this Mujeeb hunted Bangladeshi captain Shakib. This ball of his was also a carrom, which Shakib could not read and became clean bowled. In this way Bangladesh lost the third wicket for 24 runs. After this it was Rashid Khan’s turn to attack Bangladesh. He came to bowl in the 7th over and bowled his second ball googly, Mushfiqur Rahim could not understand it and became LBW. After this Rashid dismissed Afif Hussain in the same way.
Rashid did not get a wicket in the previous match
Mahmudullah became the third victim of Rashid Khan. This time Rashid hunted the Bangladeshi batsman on the leg break ball. Mahmudullah scored 25 runs in 27 balls. The pair of Mujeeb and Rashid took the first 6 wickets of Bangladesh. Rashid took 3 wickets for 22 runs in 4 overs. He has given more than 25 runs only once in the last 8 T20s, while Mujeeb ur Rahman took 3 wickets for 16 runs in 4 overs. He bowled 13 dot balls. Meaning not a single run was given in 2 overs.
Mujeeb also bowled well against Sri Lanka and took 2 wickets for 24 runs. Rashid Khan did not get a wicket in the last match. Both these spin bowlers stopped Bangladesh from making big scores.