Afghanistan post 342, Bangladesh lose Shadman early

Afghanistan have kept the pressure on Bangladesh at the end of the second day’s first session of the Only Test at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram.

Bangladesh players await a DRS outcome
Bangladesh players await a DRS outcome


Starting the day with 271/5, the visitors were all out for 342 runs, their highest total in Test cricket. Asghar Afghan was the first to fall on day two. He threw his opportunity to score a hundred as he top-edged a sweep shot off Taijul Islam. Afghan made 174-ball 92 runs.

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Taijul picked up his fourth with a brilliant delivery to Afsar Zazai, who was on 41. Shakib Al Hasan got among the wickets by sending Qais Ahmad and Yamin Ahmadzai back.

A fan runs into Shakib Al Hasan
A fan runs into Shakib Al Hasan


Afghan skipper Rashid Khan extended their score past 300. Rashid hit 3 sixes and 2 fours on his way to maiden Test half-century – 51 runs off 61 balls. Mehidy Hasan Miraz had him caught and bowled to end the innings at 342 in 117 overs.

Bangladesh fell into further trouble with losing opener Shadman Islam for a duck in the first over bowled by Ahmadzai. Liton Das was sent to number three ahead of Mominul Haque. Currently, Liton (1*) and Soumya (0*) are unbeaten at the crease. Bangladesh are 1/1 after four overs at lunch interval.

Brief scores:

Afghanistan 342 all out in 117 overs (Rahmat 102, Asghar 92; Taijul 4/116, Nayeem 2/43)

Bangladesh 1/1 in 4 overs (Liton 1*, Soumya 0*; Ahmadzai 1/1)

Day 2- Lunch break

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