A four-wicket haul from Al Amin Jr enabled BCB XI to restrict touring Afghanistan XI for 242-6 on the first day of the two-day practice match at the MA Aziz Stadium in Chattogram on Sunday.
Afghanistan won the toss and opted to bat first and made a good start scoring 131 runs for the first wicket, featuring fifties by two openers. Ihsanullah scored 62 whereas Ibrahim Zadran posted 52.
Both of them were retired hurt to pave the way for the other batsmen to hone up their skills ahead of their one-off Test against Bangladesh starting on September 5 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in the port city of Chattogram.
Nurul Hasan Sohan-led BCB XI got their first wicket when Sumon Khan removed Javed Ahmadi for three before removing Mohammad Nabi (33). Sumon grabbed two wickets conceding 21 runs.
But before that, part-time off-spinner Al Amin scalped four wickets for 51 runs removing Rahmat Shah (7), Hashmatullah Shahidi (26), Asghar Afghan (16) and Ikram Alikhil (1).
Afghanistan will resume their innings on Monday.
Meanwhile, the Bangladesh Test team reached Chattogram on Sunday evening. Before going to the port city, the Tigers had a 10-day practice camp in Mirpur under the newly-appointed head coach Russell Domingo.