Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, BAN vs AFG Test Highlights: Afghanistan have taken a lead of 374 runs over Bangladesh in the one-off Test at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram. With two wickets still in hand, a target of 400 is on cards as wicketkeeper-batsman Afsar Zazai and Yamin Ahmadzai come out to bat on Day 4. Shakib Al Hasan tried to bring Bangladesh back in the game by taking the wickets of opener Ihsanullah Zazai and first innings-centurion Rahmat Shah early on.
However, despite losing three quick wickets Afghanistan recovered, thanks to the 108-run partnership for the fourth wicket between Ibrahim Zadran (87) and former skipper Asghar Afghan (50). Rashid Khan played another cameo scoring a 22-ball 24. Earlier Bangladesh could only add 11 runs to their overnight score as they bundled out for 205 in the first innings. Rashid registered a five-wicket haul on his Test captaincy debut.
Afghanistan in Bangladesh, Only Test, 2019Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong 22 September 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 One-Off Test Day 3 Highlights:
Stumps, Day 3
Bad light forces early stumps on Day 3. Afghanistan lead by 374 runs, very much in control of the game with two wickets in hand. Afsar Zazai - 34*, Yamin Ahmadzai - 0*. AFG - 237/8 in 83.4 overs
Shakib Al Hasan takes another wicket. Shakib traps Qais Ahmed in front of the stumps. Afghanistan lose their eighth wicket as Ahmed departs for 14. AFG - 235/8 in 82.5 overs
Afghanistan skipper Rashid Khan's cameo comes to an end. Taijum Islam beats Rashid as the ball goes on to hit the stumps. Second wicket for Islam in the innings. Rashid departs for 24 off 22 deliveries. AFG - 210/7 in 73.3 overs
Mohammad Nabi departs the next ball after hitting a towering six off Mehidy Hasan. Nabi bagged a duck in the first innings, he gets out for 8 in the second. AFG - 180/6 in 67.2 overs, lead by 317 runs
Nayeem gets the breakthrough, Ibrahim Zadran departs for 87. Another Afghanistan batsman misses out on 100. Despite the wicket, Afghanistan are currently dominating the Test as the lead is over 300 runs now. AFG - 171/5 in 64.2 overs
TEA! Despite three early wickets, Afghanistan recover with half-centuries from Ibrahim Zdran and Asghar Afghan and go into tea at 156/4, leading Bangladesh by 293 runs
Asghar Afghan's brilliant innings has come to an end, as he is caught by Shakib Al Hasan from Taijul Islam's delivery. The 108-run partnership comes to an end. AFG are 136/4 after 51 overs.
Asghar Afghan comes up with back-to-back half-centuries and completes 100-run partnership with Ibrahim Zadran. Can he convert this one into a hundred?
A maiden Test fifty for Ibrahim Zadran as Afghanistan cross 100-run mark. Zadran scores a fifty from 117 balls including 4 fours and 2 sixes.
At lunch, Asghar Afghan and Ibrahim Zadran are manning the fort for the visitors. AFG are 56/3 after 26 overs. They lead Bangladesh by 193 runs.
Afghanistan are 56/3 and lead by 193 runs at Lunch on Day three of the only Test against @BCBtigers at ZAC Stadium, Chottogram. @IZadran17 and Asghar Afghan are at the crease with 24 and 16 runs respectively. #AFGvBAN@Farhan_YusEfzai pic.twitter.com/hTt7ttwJ9C— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) September 7, 2019
AFG cross 50
After 24.0 Ov, Afghanistan are 51/3. Ibrahim Zadran 20 (74b), Asghar Afghan 15 (29b).
Nayeem with the breakthrough. Soumya Sarkar takes a fine catch in the slips as Afghanistan lose a third. AFG are 28/3; leading by 165 runs.
WICKET! Shakib Al Hasan on a hat-trick! Rahmat gone for a duck. Afghanistan are 4/2 in 0.4 overs, lead by 141 runs.
Fiery start to Afghanistan's innings as Ihsanullah opts to not review the lbw decision, and he falls in the opening over to Shakib Al Hasan. Afghanistan 4/1, lead by 141
Bangladesh all out for 205
Rashid Khan takes second five-wicket Test haul as Bangladesh are all out for 205. Afghanistan start the innings with a lead of 137 runs.
Taijul Islam resisted on day two, but he's out on the third ball on day three, trying a slog off Mohammad Nabi. Bangladesh 195 for 9.
Day 3 begins
Match starts on Day 3 at Chattogram. Bangladesh start with overnight score of 194/8, trailing by 148 runs. Mosaddek (44*) and Taijul (14*) are at the crease.
BAN vs AFG LIVE
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