Lunch Afghanistan 77 for 3 (Rahmat 31*, Taijul 2-21) v Bangladesh
Bangladesh struck thrice within the first session of their one-off Take a look at towards Afghanistan in Chattogram. Taijul Islam picked up two of these wickets, which additionally took him to 100 Take a look at wickets in his 25th recreation. The guests, 77 for Three at lunch, nonetheless, ought to take some solace within the endurance towards the 5 spinners utilized by Bangladesh on a pitch that’s already displaying some cracks.
Bangladesh, for the second residence Take a look at in a row, went with an all-spin assault. Captain Shakib Al Hasan had mentioned on the eve of the sport that he would not thoughts any criticism of this tactic as sides that choose 4 seamers on beneficial circumstances do not get criticised.
He started with Taijul and himself earlier than giving Mehidy Hasan an early go; Nayeem Hasan too bowled briefly spells within the first hour.
Ihsanullah was the primary to go, bowled by Taijul after enjoying him from the crease. He did not go wherever close to to a pitched up supply that spun previous his exterior edge to hit the off stump, a left-arm spinner’s dream supply.
Debutant Ibrahim Zadran appeared extra assured and after the drinks break, struck two fours whereas Rahmat Shah struck a giant six over midwicket. However the sudden rush of photographs was enjoying into Bangladesh’s plan.
It paid off instantly as Ibrahim holed out at long-off the place Mahmudullah, introduced in just a few yards earlier than the beginning of the Taijul over, took a cushty catch. It was a daft shot from younger Ibrahim who had in any other case appeared spectacular in his defensive approach however ran out of endurance seeing a bunch of flighted deliveries.
Afghanistan’s third wicket fell within the final 5 minutes earlier than the lunch break, when Hashmatullah Shahidi edged Mahmudullah to slide the place Soumya Sarkar held on to it.