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Bangladesh go all-out spin

  • Published at 08:03 pm September 5th, 2019
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Bangladesh players react during day one of their lone Test against Afghanistan in Chittagong Thursday Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik from Chittagong

The game against Afghanistan was anticipated to be a battle of the slow bowlers and host Bangladesh duly obliged, including six spinning options in the playing XI

The occasion was the second Bangladesh walked into a Test without any pace bowling specialist. 

The game against Afghanistan was anticipated to be a battle of the slow bowlers and host Bangladesh duly obliged, including six spinning options in the playing XI.

The first time it happened was in the previous game, against the West Indies, at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium last year. 

In the ongoing one-off Test against Afghanistan, the Tigers had three pacers in the squad in Taskin Ahmed, Abu Jayed and Ebadat Hossain. 

ONLY TEST, DAY 1

AFGHANISTAN 1ST INNINGS        R    B

Ibrahim c Mahmudullah b Taijul     21    69

Ihsanullah b Taijul             9    36

Rahmat c Soumya b Nayeem         102    187

Shahidi c Soumya b Mahmudullah    14    32

Asghar not out            88    160

Nabi b Nayeem             0    3

Afsar not out                35    90

Extras (lb 1, nb 1)            2 

Total (96 Overs)            271/5 

Fall Of Wickets

1-19 (Ihsanullah), 2-48 (Ibrahim), 3-77 (Shahidi), 4-197 (Rahmat), 5-197 (Nabi)

Bowling

Taijul 31-4-73-2, Shakib 17-1-50-0, Miraz 22-4-59-0, Nayeem 13-0-43-2, Mahmudullah 4-0-9-1, Soumya 4-0-26-0, Mominul 4-0-9-0, Mosaddek 1-0-1-0