Batting first, Rashid Khan-led side scored 164 on the back of Mohammad Nabi’s unbeaten 54-ball 84-run blitz, hitting three fours and seven sixes. Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s four-wicket haul, conceding just 15 runs in four overs.
This was Afghanistan’s 12th consecutive T20I win as they broke their previous record of 11 successive wins in the shortest format of the game.
Afghanistan’s record-breaking winning streak started on February 5 last year when they beat Zimbabwe by five wickets in Sharjah. After that, the Afghan side defeated Zimbabwe a day later by 17 runs.
Three months later, in June 2018, they sealed a 3-0 series win over Bangladesh in Dehradun, defeating them by 45 runs, six wickets and a run respectively to complete five T20I wins in a row. In August last year, Afghanistan won the two-match T20I series against Ireland in Bready.
Afghanistan resumed their winning run in February 2019 with a 3-0 sweep over Ireland in Dehradun to take their tally to 10 successive T20I wins. While their 11th successive T20I win – equaling their previous record – came following Zimbabwe’s 28-run defeat in Dhaka, they surpassed their previous landmark and completed their 12th T20I win in a row with a 25-run win over Bangladesh on Sunday.
Afghanistan now occupy top two spots in the list most consecutive Twenty20 internationals wins. Pakistan is on the third spot with nine successive wins. While England is on the fourth with eight consecutive wins, England’s streak of 8 remained the best for nearly six years, before Afghanistan bettered it with 11.
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