Rahmat Shah became the first Test centurion of Afghanistan as the visitors reached a strong place on the day of the game against Bangladesh in Chittagong.
Rahmat struck 102, sharing a listing venture for the fourth wicket as 271-5 was posted by his side in stumps with Asghar Afghan, who remained unbeaten on 88.
Afghanistan initially struggled after winning the toss, with Bangladesh spinner Taijul Islam claiming his 100th Test wicket as he bamboozled Ihsanullah Janat (4) using a googly.
Taijul also eliminated debutant Ibrahim Zadran (21) and Afghanistan were 77-3 if Hashmatullah Shahidi (14) fell to Mahmudullah about the stroke of lunch.
Nevertheless, the fourth-wicket pair was difficult to Ramat and change – who had missed out on a slew in the past Test of Afghanistan against Ireland – reached three figures with a cut for four shortly .
He fell to off-spinner Nayeem Hasan shipping, edging to slip, as Bangladesh fought back, and Mohammad Nabi also departed for a few.
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