DHAKA: Bangladesh overwhelmed Afghanistan via 546 runs Saturday to safe the largest Check victory margin via runs in just about 90 years, with Taskin Ahmed grabbing a career-best 4-37. The fit ended within the prolonged opening consultation of the fourth day in Dhaka after a Taskin bouncer hit Zahir Khan, forcing the general batsman to retire harm. The guests slightly made a dent within the mammoth goal of 662, giving the hosts the largest Check win via runs since Australia’s 562-run victory over England in 1934. “This win is clearly very fulfilling,” skipper Liton Das instructed journalists.
“The batsmen must be given some credit score since the wicket was once no longer that straightforward,” he added. “You can not ask for extra after successful via this sort of margin.” It was once greater than double Bangladesh’s earlier file win – via 226 runs over Zimbabwe at Chittagong in 2005. The Bangladesh triumph was once all however assured when they declared their 2nd innings at 425-4 in Friday’s ultimate consultation. Afghanistan stumbled temporarily, shedding Ibrahim Zadran for a duck off the primary ball of the innings and resuming on Saturday at a precarious 45-2.
The vacationers confirmed little growth at the fourth day and misplaced wickets at common durations, with Taskin and Shoriful Islam main the Bangladesh assault. ‘Very disappointing’ Afghanistan trainer Jonathan Trott lamented a “very disappointing” defeat to mark his facet’s first Check in additional than two years. “There have been some slight moments of fine cricket from us, however no longer sufficient and no longer constant sufficient,” he stated. Trott stated the vacationers have been “missing in all 3 disciplines” and had to strengthen their mentality.
“It’s all the time just right to have a Check fit and play smartly, however no longer whilst you carry out like that,” he added. Taskin was once denied his maiden five-wicket haul when he bowled ultimate guy Zahir Khan within the thirty third over of the innings, just for the umpire to sign a no ball. Afghanistan misplaced a wicket within the 3rd over of the morning when Nasir Jamal edged Ebadot Hossain to the keeper. Shoriful, who claimed 3-28, compelled Afsar Zazai to provide a catch to Mehidy Hasan at gully 5 overs later.
It introduced Bahir Shah to the crease as a concussion sub for skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi, who retired harm after he was once hit via a Taskin bouncer at the 3rd day. However Bahir additionally didn’t live to tell the tale lengthy as Taskin compelled him to provide a catch to Taijul Islam at slip for seven. Liton introduced an finish to Rahmat Shah’s dogged innings of 30 from 73 balls with a catch in the back of the stumps off Taskin.
Karim Janat confirmed some aggression, hitting two sixes ahead of Taskin bowled him for 18. Spinner Mehidy Hasan joined the act via doing away with Amir Hamza for 5 to depart Afghanistan 8 down, and Taskin did the remainder. Bangladesh made 382 runs on a inexperienced wicket within the first innings and bowled out Afghanistan for 146 to take a 236-run lead.Afghanistan received the one different Check between the 2 groups after they beat Bangladesh via 224 runs at Chittagong in 2019.- AFP