Bangladesh and Afghanistan share tri-series trophy after rain plays spoilsport in Dhaka

Both teams shared the trophy
Both teams shared the trophy
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Afghanistan's wicketkeeper-batsman Rahmanullah Gurbaz, who made his debut in the series, was elected the Man of the Series. In the absence of a reserve day for the final, both teams shared the trophy.


Result - Match abandoned without the toss



Everything had built up beautifully to the tri-series final between Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Both teams had won one game each in the lead up to the final encounter. Afghanistan skipper Rashid Khan, who had been injured, in the last game had also recovered and was all set to play.

Bangladesh, after getting off to a shaky start to the series, were now gaining pace and despite Afghanistan's superior record over them, this promised to be a close encounter. 



Unfortunately, the weather forecast proved to be right and there was no play possible. 9:40 pm local was the cutoff time but the puddles formed on the field were too bad for the ground staff to make amends.

Afghanistan's wicketkeeper-batsman Rahmanullah Gurbaz, who made his debut in the series, was elected the Man of the Series. In the absence of a reserve day for the final, both teams shared the trophy.

Bangladesh- Najmul Hossain Shanto, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Shafiul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman

Afghanistan- Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hazratullah Zazai, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Asghar Afghan, Karim Janat, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

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