At stumps on day two Friday, Bangladesh were left in a precarious position replying to Afghanistan’s 342 in the first innings
Afghanistan leg-spinner Qais Ahmed believes the touring side are in a position to win the lone Test against host Bangladesh at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.
At stumps on day two Friday, Bangladesh were left in a precarious position replying to Afghanistan’s 342 in the first innings.
Afghan spin trio Qais, Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi took seven wickets between them to leave Bangladesh on 194 runs for the loss of eight wickets in 67 overs at the end of the day.
Qais took one while captain Rashid and Nabi claimed four and two wickets accordingly to keep Afghanistan on top.
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“We believe that we have chance to win the match. [Friday] the rain favored Bangladeshi batsmen as the ball became wet and it was not easy to turn away. [Saturday] we will have a new ball and that will work for us,” explained Qais to the media.
Afghanistan, playing just their third Test, will look to wrap up the opponent early today morning and put on a competitive score for the home side to chase.
With the bat yesterday, Bangladesh’s only contributions of note were Mominul Haque’s 52 and an unbroken 48-run partnership for the ninth wicket between Mosaddek Hossain and Taijul Islam.
“This last partnership [between Mosaddek and Taijul] helped Bangladesh really well and they made it together about 50 runs  in the wicket. We will try to bowl them early [Saturday] morning. We will then start our batting and then will give them a big target,” informed Qais.
ONLY TEST, DAY 2
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 c Mushfiq b Taijul 92 174
Nabi b Nayeem 0 3
Zazai b Taijul 41 115
Rashid c & b Miraz 51 61
Qais c Mominul b Shakib 9 15
Yamin c Soumya b Shakib 0 7
Zahir not out 0 5
Extras (lb 1, nb 2) 3
Total (117 Overs) 342 all out
Fall Of Wickets
1-19 (Ihsanullah), 2-48 (Ibrahim), 3-77 (Shahidi), 4-197 (Rahmat), 5-197 (Nabi), 6-278 (Asghar), 7-299 (Zazai), 8-322 (Qais), 9-327 (Yamin), 10-342 (Rashid)
Taijul 41-5-116-4, Shakib 22-1-64-2, Miraz 28-5-73-1, 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
BANGLADESH 1ST INNINGS R B
Shadman c Zazai b Yamin 0 4
Soumya lbw b Nabi 17 66
Liton b Rashid 33 66
Mominul c Asghar b Nabi 52 71
Shakib lbw b Rashid 11 20
Mushfiq c Ibrahim b Rashid 0 2
Mahmudullah b Rashid 7 13
Mosaddek not out 44 74
Miraz b Qais 11 31
Taijul not out 14 55
Extras (b 4, lb 1) 5
Total (67 Overs) 194/8
Fall Of Wickets
1-0 (Shadman), 2-38 (Soumya), 3-54 (Liton), 4-88 (Shakib), 5-88 (Mushfiq), 6-104 (Mahmudullah), 7-130 (Mominul Haque), 8-146 (Miraz)
Yamin 10-2-21-1, Nabi 22-6-53-2, Zahir 9-1-46-0, Rashid 18-3-47-4, Qais 8-2-22-1
Bangladesh trail by 148 runs