FATULLAH: Afghanistan lost openers Mohammad Shahzad 2, and Karim Sadiq 12, after Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and put Afghanistan into bat in the Asia Cup fifth match here at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium on Saturday, ARY News reports.
Shahzad was out lbw off Rubel Hussain in third over, while Karim Sadiq was caught and bowled by Arafat S unny in 12th over at the total of 40 runs.
Bangladesh Captain Rahim said he was not feeling fully fit but playing after medication. He had hurt his shoulder during the game against India.
Bangladesh are playing three spinners with the inclusion of Arafat Sunny.
Afghanistan's Noor Ali Zadran is ruled out of the match due to hamstring injury. Karim Sadiq will replace him, while Hamid Hassan is playing in place of Dawlat Zadran.
Both teams have been winless in the tournament so far.