Afghanistan bowlers were bowling well against Bangladesh © Getty Images
Afghanistan bowlers were bowling well against Bangladesh © Getty Images

Bangladesh managed to go past the 100-run mark against Afghanistan at the of 25 overs. After losing both of their openers Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque in quick succession to medium pacer Mirwais Ashraf, Bangladesh number three Soumya Sarkar and number four Mahmudullah took control of the proceedings and put up a 50-run partnership. Sarkar finally got out to left-arm pacer Shapoor Zadran in the 26th over, when Bangladesh were 102 for three. Live Scorecard: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan

Earlier Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza won an important toss and decided to bat first in this day night encounter. Chasing under lights wont be easy on this pitch. Bangladesh included young all-rounder Sarkar in their squad. Bangladesh need to lift their performance to get the result on their favour. The pressure is on Bangladesh to prove themselves. Afghanistan, being the debutants, would look to enjoy their outing and play pressure-free cricket.  The pitch at the Manuka Oval is looking very batting friendly. But the Afghan opening bowlers Shapoor Zadran, Hamid Hassan have extracted some bounce out of the pitch. Live Updates: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan

 

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