Tigers lose three as rain stops play
Bangladesh lost three wickets with 41 runs on the board in the eighth over against Afghanistan while chasing 154 before rain stopped play in the first of the two-match T20I series at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Friday.
The Tigers had managed 37 for the loss of two following the end of the first six overs but were pegged back soon after as they lost Liton Das straight after the Powerplay leaving the Tigers three down.
Liton, after scoring a 19-ball 18, came down the wicket and tried to take on a short one from pacer Azmatullah Omarzai but the batter mistimed the shot as the ball got big on him which resulted in a top-edge that landed straight into the hands of Rashid Khan at short mid-wicket.
The Tigers lost opener Rony Talukdar to pacer Fazalhaq Farooqi, while Najmul Hossain Shanto yet again failed to make an impact as he fell to Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Rony, who scored a five-ball four, managed to hit one boundary in the fourth ball of the first over but was castled in the final delivery of Farooqi's opening over as the right-handed batter failed to fend off a straight one to leave the Tigers one down for five runs after the first over.
On the other hand, Shanto, after having gotten a start could blame his luck as the ball deflected off his upper body onto the stumps as he attempted to sweep. He scored a 12-ball 14.