In the first ODI of the three-match series between Bangladesh and Afghanistan, the hosts restricted the tourists to 215 all out in Chattogram on Wednesday.
Afghanistan won the toss and opted to bat first. They failed to have a good start as opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz fell prey to Mustafizur Rahman early for seven of 14 balls.
However, in the middle overs, Afghanistan batters were firm in the middle. Najibullah Zadran hit 67 before being dismissed late in the innings.
Rahmat Shah was the second-best batter for Afghanistan in the innings scoring 34.
Afghanistan scored 63, their best stand in the innings, in the fifth-wicket stand shared by Mohammad Nabi and Najibullah Zadran.
However, they failed to do well in the last 10 overs when they added only 47 runs losing the last five wickets, and eventually, they ended up on 215 all out in 49.1 overs.
For Bangladesh, left-arm pacer Mustafizur was the best bowler taking three wickets conceding 35 runs while two other pacers— Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam— bagged two wickets each along with Shakib Al Hasan. Mahmudullah Riyad bowled one over and took a wicket too.
In this match, Bangladesh fielded Yasir Ali Rabbi— the debutant from Chattogram. Before getting his ODI cap, Yasir played three Tests. He also played 77 List-A matches and scored 1878 runs with two centuries and 11 half-centuries.
And, this is Bangladesh’s first ODI in eight months. The Tigers played their last ODI before this series in July 2021 in Zimbabwe.