On Sunday, Afghanistan defeated Bangladesh by 25 runs in the 3rd T20I match of the three-nation series at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. Winning both their opening games, Afghanistan are at the top of the Points Table with 8 points.
Afghanistan created a new world record as they registered their 12th consecutive win in T20Is. They also held the earlier record (11 consecutive wins) from March 2016 to March 2017.
Batting first, Afghanistan scored a total of 164/6 in their quota of 20 overs. Mohammad Nabi played a brilliant knock of unbeaten 84 runs off 54 balls, hitting 3 fours and 7 sixes.
While chasing, Bangladesh lost both their opening batsman at the score of 11. Mahmudullah (44) and Sabbir Rahman (24) held the innings during the middle, but the team got all-out for 139, losing by 25 runs.
For Afghanistan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman was the star bowler picking up four wickets while Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, and Fareed Malik dismissed two batsmen each.
Here are some Twitter reactions:
Afghanistan win by 25 runs!
They have now won 12 consecutive T20Is, beating their own record in men's cricket! 👏 👏
— ICC (@ICC) September 15, 2019
— bdcrictime.com (@BDCricTime) September 15, 2019
12th consecutive T20I win for Afghanistan; the longest winning streak for any team in Men's T20I cricket surpassing their own streak of 11 matches (2016-2017).
Afghanistan has won each of their last 21 T20I matches in Asia. #BANvAFG
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) September 15, 2019
— Subbu Andhukuri🇮🇳 (@SubbuAndhukuri) September 15, 2019
Afghanistan win their 12th consecutive T20I which is now a world record.
Previous record: 11 consecutive wins also by Afghanistan from 2016-2017#BANvAFG
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) September 15, 2019