Rashid Khan Becomes Second Highest Wicket Taker in T20I


Despite a valiant effort by Mosaddek Hossain, Afghanistan was able to hold Bangladesh to a score of 127/7 thanks to the outstanding bowling of pacer Mujeeb Ur Rahman and spinner Rashid Khan. Afghan bowlers did an excellent job of limiting Bangladesh to 53/5. 

Mosaddek Hossain’s (48*) and Mahmudullah’s (25) valiant hits enabled Bangladesh to score respectably. Mujeeb Ur Rahman (3/16) and Rashid Khan (3/22) continued to provide problems for Bangladesh’s hitters. Afghanistan eventually prevailed in the game by 7 wickets. During this match, Rashid Khan reached a new milestone and made his name even bigger. Rashid Khan became the second highest wicket taking bowler in T20I. 

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New Milestone for Rashid Khan

In 68 T20Is, Rashid Khan has already taken 115 wickets. Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh is the top wicket-taker in T20 International matches (122). On Tuesday, Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan surpassed the second-highest wicket-taker in the T20I format. 

The prominent Afghan bowler reached this milestone during his team’s Asia Cup 2022 match against Bangladesh in Group B. 

Mahmudullah was dismissed by Rashid in the 16th over of Bangladesh’s innings as the batter attempted a slog sweep but was caught by Ibrahim Zadran at deep midwicket. At a score of 89 runs, Bangladesh lost its sixth wicket. Mahmudullah was out after 27 balls, scoring 25.

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Best Bowlers in T20I

Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh is the top wicket-taker in T20 Internationals with 122, followed by Rashid (115), Tim Southee of New Zealand (114), legendary Sri Lankan bowler Lasith Malinga (107), and Ish Sodhi of New Zealand (99).

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2022 Highlights

In a Tuesday match at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Afghanistan defeated Bangladesh by a margin of seven wickets to go to the Super 4 round of the Asia Cup 2022. Najibullah Zadran’s undefeated innings of 43 runs off 17 balls helped Afghanistan, chasing a goal of 128 runs, reach 131 for three in 18.3 overs. Earlier, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan each claimed three wickets to aid Afghanistan in limiting Bangladesh to 127 for seven in 20 overs. With a 48-run undefeated inning off of 31 balls, Mosaddek Hossain led the team in scoring.

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