However, Rashid, who is celebrating his 20th birthday today, along with Naib, stitched together a attractive partnership for the seventh wicket to help Afghanistan post a strong total of 255-7.
Where will the Asia Cup 2018 match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan be played? Bangladesh will face Afghanistan in the sixth match of the Asia Cup at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Birthday boy Rashid scored a quickfire half-century - an unbeaten 57 off 32 in an unbroken partnership of 95 runs with Naib who scored 42 not out.
Hashmatullah Shahidi was the top scorer for the team as he made 58 runs.
Expected Playing XI: Asghar Afghan (C), Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammad Shahzad, Ihsanullah Janat and Rahmat Shah. Here are the possible players who can be part of Afghanistan team today.More news: Russian Federation presents new proof that Ukraine downed MH17 flight in 2014
Earlier, when Nabi won elected to bat first, a low-scoring game appeared on the cards as Shakib snared four wickets after debutant Abu Hider Rony's early double strike. The last time they faced each other was in 2016 at Dhaka, and Bangladesh had registered a 141-run win over Afghanistan.
Afghanistan are showing impressive form in the fifty-overs format with seven wins in their last eight ODI's.
Where is Asia Cup 2018 Bangladesh vs Afghanistan ODI? Bangladesh outclassed Sri Lanka by 137 runs in the tournament opener on 15th September.More news: Venezuelan president feasts at ‘Salt Bae’ restaurant while country goes hungry
What time does the Asia Cup 2018, Bangladesh vs Afghanistan match begin?
Bangladesh will play their first Super Four match against India in Dubai on Friday in a changed fixture that has drawn much flak.
What to expect: Both teams will be wary of bowling first in these conditions especially with a vital game scheduled the following day.
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