Afghanistan firm after early collapse

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 18:24, Sep 15, 2019 | Updated : 19:34, Sep 15, 2019

Afghanistan are in firm position after losing four early wickets in their match against Bangladesh in the third game of the Tri-nation T20 series at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Sunday (Sept 1).
Asghar Afghan and Mohammad Nabi are guiding to a competitive to total since Afghanistan were reduced to 40/4 in the first half of the innings.
Mohammad Saifuddin bowled out Rahmanullah Gurbaz in the first delivery of the innings while Shakib Al Hasan has Hazratullah Zazai caught by Liton Das at midwicket in the fourth ball of the second over.
Saifuddin struck again as the pacer has Najeeb Tarakai caught by Sabbir Rahman on the boundary in the last delivery of the third over.
After that, Shakib dismissed Najibullah Zadran to take Afghanistan to 40/4 in 5.5 overs.
Earlier, Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan has won the toss and chose to bat first against Bangladesh
Both teams are playing unchanged XIs from their previous games and looking for a victory as each won their previous match against Zimbabwe.
Playing XI:
Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Afif Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbanz (wk), Najeeb Tarakai, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan (capt), Karim Janat, Fareed Ahmed, Mujeeb Ur Rahman