(Photo) Plan was to not give wickets to Afghan spin trio – Afif Hossain

Bangladesh managed to dispel many doubts through their win against Afghanistan in the series opener at Chattogram on Wednesday. Ahead of the series, there was scrutiny surrounding Bangladesh’s approach against the Afghanistan spin trio of Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan and Mujeeb-ur-Rahman. On Wednesday, once the hosts capitulated to 45/6 with the experienced campaigners back in the hut, the result appeared to be only of academic interest. However, Bangladesh’s Afif Hossain and Mehidy Hasan staged a valiant rearguard and came up with a historic rescue act to spare the home side a few blushes.