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Afghanistan take massive lead after third day

Afghanistan take a substantial lead of 374 runs in their second innings with two wickets still in hand.

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Afghanistan take massive lead after third day
Zadran scores 87. Photo: BCB

Visiting Afghanistan take a huge lead of 374 runs in their second innings against Bangladesh at stumps of day three of the one-off Test.

The touring side is in advance position as they still have two wickets in hand to extend the lead in the fourth day as they ended at 237 runs for the loss of 8 wickets.

Opener Ibrahim Zadran played wonderfully in the second innings on his way to 87 runs facing 208 deliveries. He smashed 6 fours and 4 sixes.

Zadran built a 108 run fourth wicket partnership with Asghar Afghan after Afghanistan lost 3 wickets as early as in 28 runs.

Afghan reached into his fifty. Playing 108 runs, he made 50 before being caught by Shakib Al Hasan off the bowling of Taijul Islam.

Shakib strike in the initiation of the Afghanistan’s second innings picking up Ihsanullah Janat for 4 and one down batsman Rahmat Shah before opening up his account.

But the visiting side started to stretch their first innings lead of 137 further in the following partnerships. Bangladesh bowlers, though managed to claim wickets, Afghan batsmen took the lead to a substantial phase which would definitely be hard for the home team to reach in the fourth innings of the Test.

Previously Bangladesh were bundled out scoring 205 runs in their first innings early in the third morning.

Mosaddek Hossain fought till the end with an unbeaten 48 (82 balls) hitting a single four and two boundaries on the way.

For Afghanistan, skipper Rashid Khan claimed a fifer. He picked 5 for 55 in his 19.5 overs. Mohammad Nabi bagged 3 wickets for 56.

Afghanistan, in their first innings 342 runs losing all the wickets.

Brief Score: 

Afghanistan 1st innings 342 all out (Rahmat Shah 102, Asghar Afghan 92, Rashid Khan 51; Taijul Islam 4/116) and 2nd innings 237/8 (Ibrahim Zadran 87, Asghar Afghan 50; Shakib Al Hasan 3/53) lead by 374 runs from Bangladesh 1st innings 205 all out (Mominul Haque 52, Mosaddek Hossain 48*; Rashid Khan 5/55).

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