Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Day 1 Highlights: At Stumps, AFG 271/5

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Day 1 Highlights: At Stumps, AFG 271/5

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Day 1 Highlights: Shakib Al Hasan will be playing his first international match after Bangladesh failed to qualify for World Cup 2019 semi-finals

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Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Day 1 Highlights: Shakib Al Hasan delivered consistent performances in World Cup 2019 (Source: AP)

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Day 1 Highlights: Bangladesh take on Afghanistan in the one-off Test at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram in an attempt to end the losing streak. Afghanistan would look to do the same as Rashid Khan leads the side for the first time in the longest format of the game. Rashid also breaks a record without bowling a single ball. The Afghan leg-spinner becomes the youngest Test captain breaking Zimbabwe’s Tatenda Taibu’s 15-year-old record.

After struggling in the World Cup 2019, Afghanistan spinners will be lethal on the subcontinent pitches. Chinaman Zahir Khan is expected to make his Test debut after taking a five-wicket haul in the practice game. This will also be Shakib Al Hasan’s first match after Bangladesh got knocked out of World Cup 2019. Shakib was in stellar form with bat and ball, breaking World Cup records. The Bangladesh side struggled against Sri Lanka in the ODI series without Shakib. The all-rounder’s return will be a big boost to hosts’ batting lineup.

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan one-off Test Live Streaming

Afghanistan in Bangladesh, Only Test, 2019Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong 20 November 2019

Bangladesh  205 (70.5) & 173 (61.4)


Afghanistan  342 (117.0) & 260 (90.1)

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Match Ended ( Day 5 - One-off Test ) Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by 224 runs

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Bangladesh vs Afghanistan One-Off Test: Highlights


An even final session but the day belongs to Rahmat Shah who became the first ever Afghanistan batsman to score a hundred in Test match cricket. Asghar Afghan gave him good company. The duo revived fortunes for the visitors after being reduced to 77/3 and negated the Bangladesh spin attack. AFG- 271/5

Change in bowling

Mosaddek Hossain, right-arm off break, comes into the attack.

New ball taken

The new ball has been taken. Asghar Afghan is playing the spinners well. Maybe Bangladesh missed a trick by not playing a seamer in the team. Afsar Zazai has done well so far, blocking the ball, knocking it around for singles. AFG - 226/5 in 80 overs


Asghar Afghan gets to his second half-century from 96 deliveries. Something to cheer for Afghanistan amidst the fall of two quick wickets. AFG - 198/5 in 70.2 overs


Nayeem Hasan gets two big wickets in a single over. After taking the wicket of set batsman Rahmat Shah, he gets rid of Mohammad Nabi. The ball kept low and beat Nabi to hit the stumps. Nabi out for a duck. AFG - 197/5 in 70 overs


The emotions of Rahmat Shah changed within a minute. Shah departs shortly after reaching his maiden Test century. AFG - 197/4 in 69.3 overs


Rahmat Shah becomes Afghanistan's first-ever Test centurion! An amazing inning under pressure after Afghanistan lost both their openers. 

Tea break

No wicket lost in the second session of the game. Rahmat Shah is heading towards his maiden Test century, just three runs away from it at tea break. Also, Asghar Afghan is just two runs away from his half-century. The partnership is now 114 from 212 deliveries. AFG - 191/3 in 68 overs


Rahmat Shah hits his third Test half-century from 85 deliveries. Rahmat has been patient and attacked loose deliveries instead of playing a forced shot. The Afghan batsman will have his eyes set on maiden Test century now. AFG - 107/3 in 42 overs

Play resumes

Turns out it was just a passing shower. The play has resumed, Rahmat Shah just one run away from his half-century.

Rain interrupts play

Just when Afghanistan were getting into a good position, rain played spoilsport. Asghar Afghan has been convincing so far. Rahmat Shah, on the other hand, is just one run away for his third Test half-century. AFG - 105/3 in 41 overs

Second session underway

Asghar Afghan comes to bat in the second session. The former Afghanistan skipper will look to stitch a partnership with Rahmat Shah. AFG - 88/3 in 36 overs

WICKET at lunch break

Hazmatullah Shahidi goes for a drive wide outside off and pays the price for it. Soumya Sarkar takes a good catch at first slip. Mahmudullah strikes in his first over at the stroke of lunch break. AFG - 77/3 in 32.4 overs


Ibrahim Zadran runs out of patience and takes on Taijul Islam. Zadran tries to hit a six after Rahmat Shah hit a maximum in the previous over. The opener went for the big shot despite the fielder on long-off boundary. He departs for 21. Meanwhile, Taijul becomes the second-highest wicket-taker for Bangladesh in Test cricket going past Mohammad Rafique. AFG - 48/2 in 24.1 overs

No boundaries

A single boundary has been scored in Afghanistan's first innings so far. Bangladesh spinners are keeping a tight lid on the runs bowling an attacking line with fielders in close-in positions. AFG - 30/1 in 20 overs


Taijul Islam strikes. The left-arm spinner managed to beat Ihsanullah's bat and hit the stumps. Ihsanullah departs for 9. 100th Test wicket for Islam. Rahmat Shah is the new batsman. AFG - 19/1 in 12.2 overs

Rushing through overs

Just like that, Bangladesh spinners have bowled 10 overs within half an hour. Afghanistan openers have been patient. Ibrahim Zadran scored the first boundary of the innings in the 10th over. This is expected to be a long day for the Afghanistan batsmen as Soumya Sarkar is the only non-spin bowler in the team. Expect at least 120 overs if Afghanistan manage to bat the whole day. AFG - 15/0 in 10 overs

First innings underway

Ibrahim Zadran and Ihsanullah Janat open for Afghanistan. Ibrahim is making his Test debut. Spinners Taijul Islam and Shakib Al Hasan open the innings for Bangladesh. AFG - 2/0 in 2 overs

One seamer only

Afghanistan go into the one-off Test with just one fast bowler, Yamin Ahmadzai. Afghanistan field a spinner-heavy lineup. On the other hand, Bangladesh have opted to go into the Test four frontline spinners. 

Playing XIs

Bangladesh: Soumya Sarkar, Shadman Islam, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Mahmudullah, Liton Das(w), Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Nayeem Hasan

Afghanistan: Ihsanullah Janat, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Afsar Zazai(w), Rashid Khan(c), Yamin Ahmadzai, Qais Ahmad, Zahir Khan

Toss update

Hello and welcome to Afghanistan vs Bangladesh one-off Test live blog. Rashid Khan wins toss, elects to bat first. The Afghanistan captain becomes the youngest captain in Test cricket's history. 


Bangladesh: Soumya Sarkar, Mominul Haque, Shadman Islam, Liton Das, Mohammad Mithun, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Abu Jayed, Ebadat Hossain, Nayeem Hasan

Afghanistan: Ihsanullah Janat, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Javed Ahmadi, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Ali Khil(w), Rashid Khan(c), Afsar Zazai, Qais Ahmad, Zahir Khan, Sayed Shirzad, Yamin Ahmadzai, Shapoor Zadran