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Bangladesh take charges as Afganistan 4 down!


CRICDOT DESK : In the first match of the three-match ODI series, the Tigers will face Afghanistan today at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. Afghan captain Hasmat Shahidi decided to bat after winning the toss.

Tiger bowlers did not give the Afghan batsmen a chance to run in the first 13 overs. However, the fielders missed two opportunities, easy and difficult. In the 14th over, Taskin returned the favor by building resistance in the pair of second and third wickets. He made 34 runs off 69 balls.

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Earlier, Sharif’s victim was Afghanistan’s batsman Ibrahim Zadran. His collection was 19 runs from 23 balls. After losing the toss, Tamim bowled Mostafiz in the first over. In the second ball, Gurbaj has digested four with the bat. In his next over, the cutter master returned the Afghan opener Gurbaj. He returned with 8 runs off 14 balls.

At the time of writing, the Afghans had scored 56 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in 13.1 overs.

There was a hint of Yasir Ali’s debut before the ODI series. Even so. This middle order batsman is making his debut in the first ODI. Earlier, he made his Test debut against Pakistan in Chittagong last November. He made his ODI debut on the same field against Afghanistan. Rabbi became the 136th cricketer of the Bangladesh team to wear one day cricket cap.

Mahmudul Hasan Joyer was waiting for the inauguration of Rabbi. The Under-19 World Cup-winning batsman got his taste for a Test debut in the Pakistan series at home. Rabbi’s debut has not been won now.

Bangladesh XI is decorated with three fast bowlers and two spinners. Mostafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed and Shariful Islam are in the pace attack. Spin Mehdi Hasan Miraj and Shakib Al Hasan. Afif Hossain and Mahmudullah will be able to move their hands as part time bowlers.

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