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Rashid Khan becomes Afghanistan’s highest ODI wicket taker


In their final group stage match of Asia Cup 2018, Afghanistan floored Bangladesh defeating in a huge margin of 136 runs – Rashid Khan became star of the show.

Rashid Khan becomes Afghanistan's highest ODI wicket taker

The daunted leg spinner Rashid Khan, on his twentieth birthday, registered his name as the highest wicket taker for Afghanistan in the limited over cricket.

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Rashid finished with the figure of 2/13 bowling nine overs against Bangladesh at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. Rashid Khan had earlier scored a 32-ball 57 not out.

Rashid shared a 95-run stand with Gulbadin Naib, who ended up scoring not out 42 runs. In the final 10 overs, the duo added 97 runs to Afghanistan’s total after they initially got together at 160/7.

Rashid hit eight fours and one six in his superb innings while Gulbadin got five boundaries beside his name. In the final over.

Rashid claimed the wicket of Bangladesh middle order batsman Mahmudullah Riyad in the 30th over thus passed Mohammad Nabi’s tally of 111 wickets.

Mohammad Nabi, however, came with the equalizer two overs later picking Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe bin Mortaza for not.

Rashid’s 112 wicket came in 49th ODI.

Rashid had made his ODI debut in 2015 against Zimbabwe and had become the fastest to 100 ODI wickets in just 44 matches, surpassing Mitchell Starc’s record of 52 matches during the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier in March.

After this huge win at Abu Dhabi, Afghanistan will next face Pakistan in the Super Four stage of the Unimoni Asia Cup 2018. Pakistan lost by eight wickets to arch-rivals India, in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

 

 

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