Afghanistan cricket team is now just four wickets away from registering a historic win in the only Test match being played against host Bangladesh. Bangladesh have lost 6 wickets within 136 runs till the end of the day’s play in their second innings on the fourth day of the match in response to the challenging target of 398 runs from Afghanistan. The hosts still need 262 runs to win the match, with only 4 wickets left.
Skipper Shakib Al Hasan was present at the crease without opening the account without playing an account of 39 and five balls from 46 balls with the help of 4 fours when the game of the fourth day was ended due to rain and poor light. Among the batsmen who were dismissed, Shadman Islam contributed 41 and Mushfiqur Rahim contributed 23, apart from Litan Das (09), Mossadik Hussain (12) and Mahmudullah (07) could not reach the double figures.
Afghanistan had scored 342 runs in the first innings. While Bangladesh’s team was piled on 205 ahead of captain Rashid Khan (5/55). The visiting team had a lead of 137 runs. So far in Bangladesh’s second innings, Rashid has taken three wickets for 46 runs.
Earlier the game of the morning session started after a delay of more than two hours due to rain. Afghanistan added 23 runs to their yesterday’s score and also lost the remaining two wickets. Yamin Ahmedzai was run out after scoring nine runs while off-spinner Mehdi Hasan sent Zaheer (00) to the pavilion. Officer Jazai remained unbeaten after scoring 48 runs.
For Bangladesh, Shakib took three wickets for 58 runs while Mehdi Hasan, Taijul Islam and Naeem Hasan took two wickets each.
When the play resume tomorrow at 9.30AM Indian Time , Afghanistan will need 4 more wickets to register a historic win against a team like Bangladesh. Team from Bangladesh will need 262 more runs to win or they need to avoid losing 4 wickets on the entire day of play to draw the match.