Afghanistan-BCB XI practice match ends in draw

Published: September 02, 2019 21:29:42 | Updated: September 05, 2019 10:59:48

Afghanistan's captain Rashid Khan celebrating after taking a wicket against BCB XI during a practice match in the 2nd and final day at MA Aziz Stadium in Chattogram on Monday — bdnews24.com

The two-day practice match between touring Afghanistan and hosts BCB Eleven ended in a draw on the 2nd and final day at MA Aziz Stadium in Chattogram on Monday, reports UNB.

It was a huge threat by Afghan spinners ahead of the one-off Test against the Tigers beginning on September 05 in Chattogram.

Afghanistan resumed the first innings on Monday with their overnight total of 242 for 6 and declared the innings for 289 for 9 in 99 overs.

In reply, BCB Eleven opened the first innings and were bowled out for 123 runs in 44.3 overs against spin attack by two Afghan spinners-captain Rashid Khan and Zahir Khan.

For Bangladesh, middle order Al Amin (29), opener Anamaul Haque (19), captain Nurul Hasan (15), Fardeen Hasan (14) and Nayeem Islam (13) were only batsmen reaching the double figure.   

Afghanistan Zahir Khan bagged five wickets conceding just 24 runs while Rashid Khan took three for 26 runs to restrict the host team to a poor total.

Leading by 166 runs in the first innings, Afghanistan opened the 2nd innings in late afternoon and scored 14 runs for no loss in 3.5 overs when the bails were drawn for the 2nd and final day with Javed Ahamedi and Rahmatullah Shah in batting with 12 and 2 runs respectively.

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