Afghanistan Trounce Bangladesh To Register Second Win In Test Cricket
Editorials News | Sep-19-2019
On Monday, Afghanistan registered their second win in the lengthy format after trouncing Bangladesh by 224 runs in the one-off Test, which also notable their first away Test winning. Their first Test achievement came at home against Ireland. Rashid Khan claimed 6/49 and completed his maiden 10-wicket haul in Test cricket as Afghanistan overcame rain and fading light to crush Bangladesh in Chittagong. Rashid snatched three of the halting four wickets as Afghanistan took 17.2 overs on the fifth day to crock out Bangladesh for 173 in the second innings after the hosts take up with 136-6. Play started on the fifth day at 1:00pm local time after rain clean off the first session.
It restituted in profusion after the visitors bowled just 2.1 overs without being able to wreak any contaminate on the home side.
Play resumed again at 4:20pm and Afghanistan were given 18.3 overs to bowl out Bangladesh, which was seek a target of 398 runs.
Left-arm chinaman Zahir Khan dismissed overnight batsman Shakib Al Hasan in the first ball after the resurgence, dealing a serious blow to the home side.
Afsar Zazai took a acuminate catch behind the projection to remove Shakib for 44 and then Rashid did the rest.
Rashid ambushed Mehidy Hasan dead in front for 12 and dismissed Taijul Islam in the next over for a duck to leave the last wicket pair of Soumya Sarkar and Nayeem Hasan to survive 7.3 overs.
Soumya was the last man dismissed when he flicked Rashid to Ibrahim Zadran at short leg with 20 balls left in the game as Afghanistan completed their second win after playing just three Tests.
Rashid, who made his debut as the youngest-ever Test captain in this match, finished the game with 11 wickets which included a first innings haul of 5-54.
The Afghan coach, who also made 51 and 24 runs in two innings, was named man of the match.
In the first innings Afghanistan made 342 runs, owing to 102 runs of Rahmat Shah, the first-ever Test century for the country, before they bowled out Bangladesh for 205 runs to gain a massive 137-run lead.
Afghanistan drift on teenage deb Ibrahim Zadran's 87 to score 260 runs in the second innings, setting a daunting target of nearly 400 runs for Bangladesh.
By – Tripti Varun
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