Rashid Khan belts out an appeal. Photo: AFP
Rashid Khan celebrated his 20th birthday with an unbeaten 32-ball 57, two wickets and a direct run out as Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by 136 runs in a Group B game in the Asia Cup, on Thursday.
Rashid (8x4, 1x6) raised a record eighth-wicket stand for Afghanistan by adding 95 runs with Gulbadin Naib (42 not out). He blasted 18 of the 19 runs that came off the last over bowled by Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza, taking the side to 255/7.
Rashid then trapped Shakib Al Hasan for 32 to claim 2/13 as Bangladesh were 119 all out in 42.1 overs.
During the chase, Bangladesh managed to hit the first boundary of their innings after 86 balls.