Najibullah spinners power Afghanistan to Asia Cup Super

Najibullah spinners power Afghanistan to Asia Cup Super : Najibullah Zadran went after the obstruction attack with six sixes to lead Afghanistan into the Asia Cup Super 4 stage with an overwhelming seven-wicket influence Bangladesh here at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.

Chasing after an unpretentious looking 128 for win, Afghanistan were in a tough spot at 62-3 when Najibullah (43) joined Ibrahim Zadran (42) for an unbeaten stand of 69 as they won by nine balls in overabundance.

Very front spinners Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan took three wickets each to set up win as Afghanistan restricted the protection from 127-7 after Bangladesh decided for bat first.

Afghanistan, drove by Mohammad Nabi, enrolled their second sequential victory to transform into the first of the six gatherings to enter the accompanying period of the resistance, which goes probably as an examination to the T20 World Cup in October-November.

Najibullah spinners power Afghanistan to Asia Cup Super

Afghanistan lost Rahmanullah Gurbaz for 11 when chief Shakib Al Hasan, playing his 100th T20 International, got the opener overwhelmed with his left-arm turn.

Mosaddek Hossain got Hazratullah Zazai out for 23 with his off turn as Afghanistan seemed to neglect to keep a hold on their interest with runs intriguing.

They were burden when commander Mohammad Nabi left in the thirteenth over and Bangladesh partners, who clearly predominated the Afghans, kicked the party off.

Nevertheless, the left-given Najibullah composed the pursuit impeccably as he wrapped up with a hurricane of sixes and one four in his 17-ball torrent.

The innings put Ibrahim’s bang in cover as he hit four fours

Earlier Mujeeb, a spinner who can turn the ball the two unique ways, granted the new ball to left-arm rapid Fazalhaq Farooqi and struck in all of his underlying three overs, including the imperative wicket of Shakib for 11.

Rashid, a leg-spinner, joined with Mujeeb after six overs of powerplay when only two safeguards are allowed outer the inward circle — to send back wicket-gatekeeper/player Mushfiqur Rahim got lbw for one.

Mushfiqur failed to pick an extraordinary Rashid googly which the umpire gave not out only for Afghanistan to successfully study the decision on the side of themselves.

Afif Hossain and Mahmudullah Riyad tried to patch up yet Rashid got past with an another googly that got the left-given Afif lbw. He made 12.

Yet again rashid struck and cut off Mahmudullah’s visit on 25 as the batsman top-edged a shot to significant mid-wicket.

Mosaddek Hossain then, took on the bowlers to pulverize four cutoff points and a six in his late blast of 48, yet Afghanistan wrapped up by offering just seven runs in the last over that consolidated a run out.

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