Sports Desk: Bangladesh reached 136-6 in their second innings before rain forced stumps on the fourth day in the one-off Test against Afghanistan in Chattogram on Sunday.
Set a target of 398 runs, the Tigers still need 262 runs for an improbable win.
Opener Shadman Islam, 39 not out, and skipper Shakib Al Hasan, 14 not out, at the crease during the break carrying whatever the unlikely hope Bangladesh have in the game.
Left-arm chinaman Zahir struck first when he dismissed Liton, who was trapped leg before for nine two balls after a caught behind decision against was overturned by television umpire.
Mosaddek Hossain ( 12) wasted his promotion in one-down position by chasing a ball wide outside the off-stump to give a catch to Asghar Afghan at long off.
Mushfiqur Rahim started confident manner by hitting four boundaries before he was trapped leg-before by Rashid Khan for 23 off 25 balls.
Rashid delivered another blow in his next over to dismiss Mominul Haque, who out lbw for three.
Earlier Bangladesh dismissed Afghanistan for 260 runs in the second innings to keep their lead below 400 runs.
Resuming at 237-8 after more than two hours' delay because of drizzle, Afghanistan could add 23 runs to their overnight score.
Bangladesh got the first breakthrough in the morning when Yamin Ahmadzai was run out for nine.
Off-spinner Mehedi Hasan took the final wicket of Zahir Khan leaving overnight unbeaten batsman Afsar Zazai stranded on 48.
risingbd/Dhaka/September 08, 2019/AKA