On Tuesday at the P Sara Oval in Colombo, Bangladesh A faced Afghanistan in a match that was either their last chance to advance or their last chance to be eliminated from the ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup. Bangladesh A recorded 308 for seven in response to Afghanistan.
Left-hander Zakir Hasan contributed 62 runs off 72 deliveries with the assistance of six fours and two sixes, while right-hander Joy scored 100 off 114 deliveries by hitting 12 fours and two sixes. Sheikh Mahedi hit a lightning-fast 36 runs off just 19 balls, including six fours and a six, while Soumya Sarkar scored 48 runs off of 42 balls.
After Bangladesh made the decision to bat first, Naim Sheikh once again was unable to create an impact. After scoring 18 runs off 19 pitches, the left-handed batter was taken out of the game. Tanzid Hasan, who was on nine at the time, and Saif Hasan, who was captaining the team, both fell for low scores as Bangladesh struggled at 34 for three after six overs.
After that, Joy and Zakir took control of the situation and scored 117 runs to the total for the fourth wicket. The Bangladeshi team was able to add 52 runs in the final five overs of their innings thanks to the late launch provided by Soumya and Mahedi.
Mohammad Saleem, who bowls right-arm fast, was once again the most effective bowler for Afghanistan, taking four wickets.