Samiullah Shenwari played a match winning knock of 49    AFP
Samiullah Shenwari played a match winning knock of 49 AFP

Afghanistan clinched the 3-match series against Bangladesh in Dehradun with a resounding 6-wicket win in the second T20 International. They first restricted Bangladesh to 134 for 8 after Rashid Khan (4-0-12-4) had his customary fill of wickets. There was usual support from Mohammad Nabi (4-0-19-2) and Mujeeb Zadran (4-0-15-0) as well. Mohammad Shahzad and Usman Ghani then prepared the base for the chase; Samiullah Shenwari top-scored with 49; and with 20 to score off the last 2 overs, Nabi sealed things with 2 fours and 2 sixes in the next 5 balls. Here are the statistical highlights from the 2nd T20I:

2 Test-playing nations have now lost bilateral T20I series to Afghanistan, Bangladesh being the 2nd. Afghanistan have beat Zimbabwe thrice (and Ireland, before they became a Test-playing nation).

65 wickets for Nabi, the most among Afghans. Nabi is currently joint 8th (with Stuart Broad). Interestingly, the seven men ahead of Broad and Nabi are all Asians.

5.06 economy rate of Mujeeb (16-0-81-3) from 4 matches, 4th-best in history with a 15-over cut-off. Only Thomas Odoyo (4.72, 36-0-170-11) and John Davison (5.05, 18-0-91-4) have done better.

5.93 economy rate of Rashid (121-1-748-36) from 32 matches, 2nd-best in history with a 100-over cut-off. Only Daniel Vettori (5.70, 131.1-1-748-38) has done better.

21* highest score for Abu Hider, in his 7th match. His two previous innings were 14 and 0*, so he more than doubled his career aggregate.

2/21 best figures for Mosaddek Hossain, in his 8th match. His previous best was 1/22 against New Zealand at Mount Maunganui in 2016-17.

53 T20I dismissals for Mohammad Shahzad (26 catches, 27 stumpings), 3rd spot among wicketkeepers in history. Shahzad is tied with Denesh Ramdin (34 and 19) and behind only MS Dhoni (49 and 29) and Kamran Akmal (38 and 22). Mushfiqur Rahim (25 and 26), who also played the match, is placed 5th.