Aiming to clinch the series 2-0, Bangladesh will face Afghanistan in the second and final T20I on Sunday, July 16 at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. Bangladesh overcame Karim Janam’s hat-trick in the last over of the first T20I to win by 2 wickets.
This match is a chance for Bangladesh to avenge their ODI series defeat at the hands of the visitors. With this, Afghanistan won the three-match series 2-1.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan (BAN vs AFG) 2nd T20I: Head to head record
Bangladesh won: 4
Afghanistan won: 6
Sylhet International Cricket Stadium Stadium Pitch Report
In the first T20 at the venue, Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bowl. Afghanistan chased down Bangladesh’s target of 155 runs with one ball to spare. Mohammad Nabi scored 54* off 40 balls while Tauhid Hridoy remained unbeaten on 47 off 32 balls from Sri Lanka. The chasing teams won most of the matches here.
Despite the slow nature of the pitch, a batsman can score at a faster rate, but they will have to spend less time in the middle first. Variation in pace and variation is key for bowlers in Sylhet.
Sylhet weather forecast for 16th July
There is a high chance of rain in Sylhet on Sunday, July 16. As the temperature hovers around 33 degrees Celsius, the humidity level rises to 80 percent. Rainfall will be close to 40 percent.
Sylhet Rain Forecast on July 16: Sylhet is forecasted to rain between 1 AM and 5 AM. Cloudy conditions will remain but showers will occur again between 7pm and 9pm. It is forecast to rain again from 11 pm. The match will start at 6pm local time.
BAN vs AFG 1st T20I Match Details
Match Start Time: 5:30 PM IST
Live Streaming: Fancode