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)
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