Rashid bags 11 as Afghanistan use small window to seal big win


Lunch Bangladesh 136 for 6 (Shadman 41, Shakib 39*, Rashid 3-46) and 205 need another 262 runs to beat Afghanistan 342 and 260 (Ibrahim 87, Afghan 50, Zazai 48*, Shakib 3-58)

Heavy rain has held back Afghanistan from taking the last four Bangladesh wickets after the first session on the fifth day in Chattogram was washed out. The home side is 136 for 6, still 262 away from the target, which has become academic in the circumstances. The main square at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium has been under covers since the fourth evening when play was abandoned 40 minutes before the scheduled close due to a third downpour of the day.

Some of the Afghanistan players including captain Rashid Khan were seen walking around the ground with umbrellas in hand, while the Bangladesh team only started from the team hotel around 11.30am local time.

The ground, however, has a decent drainage system after overhauling work four years ago, which should give the visitors some hope of a quick turnaround from the groundstaff. The other good news for them is that the rain has stopped.

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