Afghanistan made 342 runs in their first innings of the one-off Test against Bangladesh, giving away all of the 10 wickets to the hosts’ spinners on Friday at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.
Afghanistan earlier added 71 runs in 21 overs, before losing their remaining five wickets.
Afghan captain Rashid Khan’s maiden Test fifty boosted their scoring, as he struck three sixes and two fours while batting with the tail. Apart from his big hits, however, it was mostly Bangladesh’s morning as they took out the remaining five wickets fairly quickly.
Asghar Afghan, who was on 88 overnight, added just four more runs before top-edging Taijul Islam.
He struck three fours and two sixes in his 174-ball 92. Taijul then produced a beauty - the ball breaking from leg-stump hitting off-stump - to get rid of Afsar Zazai who made a competent 41. Afghan and Zazai added 81 runs for the sixth wicket.
Shakib Al Hasan removed debutant Qais Ahmed and Yamin Ahmadzai cheaply, before Rashid, looking for quick runs off the first five balls of the over and a single off the last, was caught and bowled by Mehidy Hasan after reaching his fifty.
Taijul Islam finished with 4-116 while Shakib and Nayeem Hasan, who didn't bowl a single over in the second morning, took two each.