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Bangladesh keep Afghanistan to 138 in tri-nation T20

AFP  |  Chittagong 

Young off-spinner Afif Hossain claimed two wickets for nine to help Bangladesh limit Afghanistan to 138-7 in Saturday's tri-nation Twenty20 international in Chittagong.

Hazratullah Zazai took 47 off 35 balls in a 75-run opening stand with Rahmanullah Gurbaz before Afif's double strike in the tenth over swung the match to the hosts.

Shafiqullah was unbeaten on 23 off 17 balls after a blitz through the visitors' middle order.

Mohammad Saifuddin, Shafiul Islam, Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman all claimed a wicket each for Bangladesh.

Both teams have already qualified over Zimbabwe for next week's final in Dhaka after each winning two of three matches in the tournament.

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First Published: Sat, September 21 2019. 21:20 IST