Dhaka: 3:39 AM, Mon, 21 Oct, 2019

Day-3: Bad light forces early stumps, Afghanistan 237/8

A K Azad : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2019-09-07 5:19:35 PM     ||     Updated: 2019-09-08 12:50:22 PM

Sports Desk: The umpires have called stumps after the game was stopped due to bad light at 83.4 overs. Afghanistan managed to score 237 for eight, stretching their lead to a mammoth 374 runs with two wickets remaining.

Much like Day Two, the third day of the Chattogram Test was also dominated by Afghanistan. They started by bundling out Bangladesh for 205 early on the day. 

After the exchange, Shakib Al Hasan took two back-to-back wickets in the very first over of Afghanistan's second innings. 

Afghanistan were in a spot of bother when Nayeem Hasan removed Hashmatullah Shahidi in the 15th over, leaving the score on three for 28.

After that, Ibrahim Zadran and Asghar Afghan strung together a magnificent 108-run fourth-wicket stand to help their team recover from the early slump.

Although, Afghan and Ibrahim were dismissed on 50 and 87 respectively, Rashid Khan's quick-fire 22-ball 24 alongside Afsar Zazai's unbeaten 83-ball 34 helped Afghanistan finish the day on a high. And as the day's play ended prematurely today, the play will begin 20 minutes early on Sunday.

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