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Afghanistan Win Thriller To Sweep T20 Series Against Bangladesh

Updated: June 8, 2018, 11:00 AM IST
 Afghanistan whitewashed Bangladesh 3-0 in the T20I series as they pipped their opponents by one run in the third and final match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun, India. (Image: AP)
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Afghanistan whitewashed Bangladesh 3-0 in the T20I series as they pipped their opponents by one run in the third and final match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun, India. (Image: AP)

 With the issue going to the final delivery of the thrilling match, Afghanistan held their nerves to dish out a fantastic bowling and fielding show as Bangladesh missed the target by whiskers. (Image: AP)
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With the issue going to the final delivery of the thrilling match, Afghanistan held their nerves to dish out a fantastic bowling and fielding show as Bangladesh missed the target by whiskers. (Image: AP)

 Chasing the 146-run target, Bangladesh were once reeling at 35/3. (Image: AP)
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Chasing the 146-run target, Bangladesh were once reeling at 35/3. (Image: AP)

 However, Mushfiqur Rahman (46 off 37) and Mahmudullah (45 off 38) played a fighting knock to take their side to the edge of victory before missing the target by just one run. (Image: AP)
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However, Mushfiqur Rahman (46 off 37) and Mahmudullah (45 off 38) played a fighting knock to take their side to the edge of victory before missing the target by just one run. (Image: AP)

 Earlier, a combined effort by top and middle order batsman helped Afghanistan post a fighting 145/6 in the allotted 20 overs. (Image: AP)
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Earlier, a combined effort by top and middle order batsman helped Afghanistan post a fighting 145/6 in the allotted 20 overs. (Image: AP)

 Afghanistan leggie and the new cricketing sensation Rashid Khan was adjudged
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Afghanistan leggie and the new cricketing sensation Rashid Khan was adjudged "Man of the series", while Bangladesh's Mushfiqur was chosen as the "Man of the Match". (Image: AP)

 Rashid bagged eight wickets in the three-match series with an exceptional economy of 4.45, averaging 6.12. (Image: AP)
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Rashid bagged eight wickets in the three-match series with an exceptional economy of 4.45, averaging 6.12. (Image: AP)

 Afghanistan players with the winning trophy. (Image: AP)
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Afghanistan players with the winning trophy. (Image: AP)

 Afghanistan captain Asghar Stanikzai collects the winning trophy. (Image: AP)
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Afghanistan captain Asghar Stanikzai collects the winning trophy. (Image: AP)

 Afghanistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad stumps Bangladesh batsman Mohammad Mahmudullah Riyad. (Image: AP)
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Afghanistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad stumps Bangladesh batsman Mohammad Mahmudullah Riyad. (Image: AP)

 Afghanistan cricket team celebrate with the trophy after winning the T20 cricket match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh in Dehradun, India. (Image: AP)
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Afghanistan cricket team celebrate with the trophy after winning the T20 cricket match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh in Dehradun, India. (Image: AP)

 Afghanistan cricket team wave to the audience after winning winning the third T20 cricket match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh. (Image: AP)
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Afghanistan cricket team wave to the audience after winning winning the third T20 cricket match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh. (Image: AP)

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