Mahmudullah Riyad and Imarul Kayes knocked half-centuries to lift Bangladesh to a combating 249-7 of their Great four Stage match in opposition to Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
Riyad scored 81-ball 74 with two sixes and three boundaries whereas Kayes — recalled as a back-up to strengthen the batting — made 89 balls 72 not out to help Bangladesh to get nicely from a precarious 5-87 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
Opener Liton Das scored 41 and Mushfiqur Rahim made 33, nevertheless, Bangladesh — who gained the toss and batted — owed their full to a steady 128-run stand for the sixth wicket between Riyad and Kayes.
Kayes gave good assist to Riyad as the two constructed the innings after Bangladesh’s star batsman Shakib Al Hasan was run out for naught.
Kayes hit six boundaries as Bangladesh carried out the damaging spinning duo of Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman who managed a wicket each.
Every Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who’ve misplaced their opening Great four matches, desire a win to stay inside the hunt for the September 28th final in Dubai.