Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Ban vs Afg Test Highlights: Afghanistan continued their domination over Bangladesh in the one-off Test in Chittagong on Sunday, but rain denied them a chance of wrapping up a win on Day 4 itself. When rain forced an early finish to the day, Shakib al Hasan and Soumya Sarkar were unbeaten. On Day 5, Afghanistan need just 4 wickets for a win, while Bangladesh need 262 runs to win over the three session.
Leading the team from the front, Rashid Khan’s all-round display helped Afghanistan pile up a 374 run lead on stumps at Day 3. The all-rounder scored 51 in Afghanistan’s first innings of 342, and then took 5/55 to bundle out the hots for 205, 137 runs behind. It got worse for Bangladesh as Ibrahim Zadran scored 87, while former Afghani skipper Asghar Afghan continued his supreme display with the bat scoring the second half-century of the match. At the close of play, wicketkeeper-batsman Afsar Zazai and Yamin Ahmadzai were present at the crease as Afghanistan were batting on 237/8.
Afghanistan in Bangladesh, Only Test, 2019Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong 14 October 2019
Bangladesh 205 (70.5) & 173 (61.4)
Afghanistan 342 (117.0) & 260 (90.1)
Match Ended ( Day 5 - One-off Test ) Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by 224 runs
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Day 4 Highlights:
Official confirmation: Rain has delayed Afghanistan's Test win. Play is called off for the day. So we go off for the day from Chittagong, with Shakib and Soumya Sarkar unbeaten for the home team. Bangladesh, however, will be hoping for some help from rain on Day 5 tomorrow as well. They have 262 runs to win on the final day, but more concerningly for them, they just have 4 wickets left.
And yet again, rain stops play in Chittagong. The players run off, the groundsmen come in with the covers. We could be in for an early finish to Day 4 here. Bangladesh are 261 runs behind at this point, with just 4 wickets in hand. Therefore, the home side will only be too happy if play is indeed called off for the day.
2 wickets after Tea
2 quick wickets fall after Tea. Nabi and Rashid Khan the bowlers on target for Afghanistan. First it is Shadman Islam, whose 41 makes him the highest scorer in this innings so far, goes. Then Rashid cleans up the new man Mahmudullah as well. Soumya Sarkar joins Shakib al Hasan. Afghanistan inch closer to a Test win. Bangladesh six wickets down now. They have four sessions to survive. Shakib the one man standing tall amidst all this ruin now.
Shadman's resistance comes to an end!
Mohammad Nabi, who's playing his final Test, joins the party as he traps Shadman Islam LBW on 41. A quicker delivery that skids off and hits his pads after landing on the deck. With half the team already back in the pavilion, Afghanistan are already smelling their victory. BAN: 106/5
After going wicket less in the morning session, Afghanistan bowlers dominate the second as they scalp four wickets. Now they are six wickets away from winning their second Test match. Afghanistan skipper Rashid Khan was clinical with the ball as he picked two wickets out of the four. Opener Shadman Islam and Shakib Al Hasan will resume the proceedings for the hosts after the interval. BAN: 102/4 (need 296 runs to win)
Rashid Khan doing the damage here!
Another wicket for Rashid Khan and this time it's Mominul Haque who has to take the long walk back to the pavilion. Another leg break but this one was pitched outside off and instead of going straight this time it spins and hits his pads. Despite the ball hitting the knee roll, the batsman was deep inside the crease and replay shows that the ball was hitting the stumps. Bangladesh are four down as Mominul departs for 3. BAN: 82/4
Bangladesh in deep trouble!
Bangladesh are in deep trouble as skipper Rashid Khan provides Afghanistan with the third wicket as he gets the big wicket of experienced batsman Mushfiqur Rahim. It was a leg break around the middle stump and Rahim gets beaten as there was no turn in the ball and it hits his pads. However, it seems like Rahim wants to recheck the decision but TV replay shows there was bat involved and the ball was crashing in the stumps. He departs after scoring 23. BAN: 78/3
Bangladesh lose their second wicket. Mossadek Hossain is gone for 12 courtesy of a brilliant catch by Asghar Afghan. Zahir Khan gets another one. Bangladesh are 52/2
Zahir Khan inflicts the first blow on Bangladesh as Liton Das departs for 9. It was a fuller delivery, which kept low and it skids on to Das' pads. The batsman is well aware of the outcome and doesn't wait for the umpire's decision. BAN: 30/1
Rain interrupts play
The rain is back and there will be a slight delay for the action to resume at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.
Chasing a mammoth target of 398, Bangladesh made a slight change in their batting line-up by sending Liton Das to open the innings instead of Soumya Sarkar. So far, the new opening pair of Das and Shadman Islam have done a decent job as they take the hosts to 30/0 at Lunch on Day 4.
Bangladesh begin their chase
Liton Das and Shadman Islam are out in the middle to start the Bangladesh chase. Yamin Ahmadzai will bowl the first over for the visitors.
Zahir Khan departs for a duck. It was a flatter delivery by Mehidy Hasan pitched around the off stump and the batsman hands a sitter to the silly point while trying to play a defensive shot. Bangladesh require 398 to win the match. AFG: 260/10 (lead by 397 runs)
Day 4 action starts!
The play has started as Afsar Zazai and Yamin Ahmadzai arrive at the middle to resume the Afghanistan innings. The visitors have already taken a massive lead of 374 runs and now we'll see, how much more can they add to it.
The sun is out and play will start at 11:50 local time, about 15 minutes from now.
The sun has come out. Pitch inspection is scheduled at 11.15am local time.
Rain has delayed the start of day 4 of the Test match at Chattogram. Afghanistan are leading by 374 on Day 4.
BAN vs AFG
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Bangladesh vs Afghanistan one-off Test Day 4. Rashid Khan added a five-for to a half-century on his captaincy debut as Afghanistan continued to dominate its one-off test against Bangladesh and piled up a 374 run lead by stumps on Day 3. Stay tuned for live score and updates of the match here