As the final was confirmed earlier, the two-match match was a rule. However, Bangladesh did not simply take Afghanistan before heading for the title. The goal was to go to the finals with the confidence to win against the Afghans. Finally, the hosts have been able to fulfill their goals. Bangladesh lost Afghanistan by five wickets in their fourth match of the three-match series against skipper Shakib Al Hasan. The visitors will face the tourists again in the finals next Tuesday.
Afghanistan batted first at the Chittagong Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium with seven wickets in the stipulated over. Bangladesh took six wickets in reply to take four wickets to win. Shakib Al Hasan, the hero of the match, was unbeaten on 5 runs. After the first Twenty20 victory against Afghanistan in the Twenty20, the Red-Green team was seen.
Bangladesh were in danger at the start of the bat with a small goal of 5 runs given by Afghanistan. The team lost two wickets to take 5 runs. Litton Das was dismissed for the first run. Nazmul Hossain failed in his second match. Go back to 3 runs.
Shakib-Mushfiq batsmen turned Bangladesh after losing two wickets quickly. The duo combined for 5 runs. Karim Janat broke the pair back to Mushfiq. The wicketkeeper batsman scored 25 before returning.
In the thirteenth over, the game stops for a while for the Flood Lie outbreak. Bangladesh lost Mahmudullah a few minutes after the match began. Like Sabbir Rahman failed. Afif then returned with hope. Shakib survives the failure of his teammates. That was the tenth half-century of his career. Bangladesh took the lead in the over by overcoming the captain's responsible bat. Shakib played an 8-ball 5. Which was arranged with eight boundaries and a six.
Earlier, Bangladesh won the toss and sent Afghanistan to bat. The captain decided to field before the port venue. But early on, the captain's decision could not work very well. Apart from poor bowling, Bangladesh got some danger at the beginning of bad fielding.
However, Bangladesh could get wickets in the second over of the Afghan innings. But Mahmudullah did not let that happen because of a catch miss. The all-rounder gave life to Rahmatullah Gurbaz by taking an easy catch for Shafiul.
Afghanistan's second over of the innings. Rahmatullah could not play the right swing for Shafiul in the fifth over. As a result, the ball goes up into the sky at the ear of the bat. The ball goes fine. Where Mahmudullah was. But he could not deposit Rahmatullah's easy catch. The Afghan opener, who was out for one run, reached 25. Hazratullah Jazai also batted great with him. He beat Bangladesh bowlers by 5 runs. The opening pair of guests stopped at 5 for the last two innings.
Afif Hossain returned to Bangladesh in the tenth over. Afif was hit twice in the same over. After returning Jazai first, Asghar returned to Afghanistan. The young all-rounder returned the batsman to zero for three. Then Mustafizur Rahman returned Rahmatullah in the 5th over. This time the Afghan star lifted the catch. Mustafiz shows off his catch and locks him up.
After taking three wickets, Bangladesh bowlers beat Afghanistan. The opening bowlers did not allow any pair to be spit out after the opening. Bangladesh picked up a quick wicket and eventually stopped the Afghans by 5 runs. The rest of the Afghan batsmen have run numbers of 1, 5, 6, 9, 21 *, 5, 6, 6 * respectively.
Afif Hossain took two wickets for Bangladesh with 5 runs in hand. Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Shafiul Islam and Shakib Al Hasan took one.
Bangladesh have been winless in the Twenty20 in front of the Afghans since late last year. Bangladesh lost all three in the three-match series in Dehradun. The country did not spend the trouble. The Tigers have won the last Twenty20 World Cup against the team. The figures for the two pendants stand at 5-7. Bangladesh finally saw a win against tourists on Saturday after four defeats.