As the visitors reached a strong position on the day of their one-off match against Bangladesh in Chittagong rahmat Shah became Afghanistan’s first Test centurion.
Rahmat hit 102, sharing a listing 120-run venture for the fourth wicket as 271-5 was posted by his side at stumps with Asghar Afghan, who remained unbeaten on 88.
Afghanistan initially struggled after winning the toss, together with Bangladesh spinner Taijul Islam asserting his 100th Test wicket because he bamboozled Ihsanullah Janat (4) using a googly.
Taijul additionally removed debutant Ibrahim Zadran (21) and Afghanistan were 77-3 when Hashmatullah Shahidi (14) fell to Mahmudullah on the stroke of lunch.
Nevertheless, the fourth-wicket pair was hard to Ramat and change – who had narrowly missed out on a slew in the past Test of Afghanistan against Ireland – reached three figures with a late cut for four soon after tea.
He dropped to off-spinner Nayeem Hasan delivery, edging to slip, and Mohammad Nabi departed for a duck as Bangladesh fought .
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