Afghanistan vs Bangladesh: Rashid Khan took 6/49 and completed his first 10 wicket tour in the test cricket when Afghanistan overcame the rain and dim light to beat Bangladesh by a gigantic 224 races in the single test in Chittagong on Monday.
Rashid, who is playing only his third Test match, took three of the last four wickets while visitors knocked down Bangladesh for 173 runs in the second inning.
When the game started on the fifth day, Afghanistan needed four wickets to win. After a delayed start, Bangladesh resumed its entrances with Soumya Sarkar and Shakib Al Hasan. The hosts received only 18.3 overs to survive after the game resumed in the final session after a rain break, but succumbed with three to spare.
Shakib was the first to leave when he fell to Zahir Khan and this opened the doors for Afghans when they gained new hope in their quest for victory.
The youngest test captain in history during the single game, took six of 49 in the second inning to finish with 11 wickets in the game to go with his 51 hit with the bat in the first innings.
Rashid was declared the player of the game, who dedicated his fellow spinner and former captain Mohammad Nabi, who retired from the tests but will continue playing white ball cricket.
Playing only his third test match after being induced as a trial nation two years ago, it was the second victory for the country torn by the fight.
“We are new in this format, the total credit goes to the coaching staff and the players for this victory,” Rashid said at the presentation ceremony.
Sarkar, along with Mehidy Hasan, dug deeply to avoid further damage. They succeeded to some extent, as Bangladesh managed to avoid losing more wickets in the last session.
But tragedy struck when Mehidy was caught lbw by Rashid Khan. With two remaining wickets, Afghanistan could smell the victory.
Just brilliant from Afghanistan. Had 18.3 overs to get 4 wickets with 2 batsmen and did it with overs to spare. Magnificent game for @rashidkhan_19 but how good was everyone else. Their great story continues.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 9, 2019
Courtesy of Rashid’s brilliant spell, the last two wickets fell rapidly. The spinner of the leg reached the final in the coffin when he took the gate of Soumya Sarkar, a strong blow to Ibrahim Zadran in the short leg. This provoked wild celebrations among the players of Afghanistan.
Rashid finished with figures of 21.4-6-49-6 while Zahir Khan collected three gates. Mohammad Nabi intervened with a wicket.
# Rashid Khan is the youngest captain in the history of Test Cricket to record an inaugural victory in the format.
# The captain of Afghanistan is also the first player to record more than fifty-10 wickets in his debut game as captain in Test cricket
# Bangladesh becomes the first team to lose a test against 10 different nations
Brief scores: Afghanistan first entries 342 in total (Rahmat Shah 102, Asghar Afghan 92, Rashid Khan 51; Taijul Islam 4-116) and 260 in total (Ibrahim Zadran 87, Asghar Afghanistan 50; Shakib Al Hasan 3-58) vs Bangladesh first entries 205 (Mominul Haque 52; Rashid Khan 5-55, Mohammad Nabi 3-56) and 173 in 61.2 overs (Rashid Khan 6-49, Zahir Khan 3-59)
Heavy rains allowed little play during the last day, leaving Afghanistan with approximately 18.3 overs in the final session to take the remaining four wickets and force a result. Rashid took three of them with only 3.2 overs remaining.
It was a disappointing result for Bangladesh, which debuted in the format in 2000.
“It’s a combination of both, (lack of) application of our batters and Afghanistan also played very well,” said Shakib Al Hasan.
“All the credit goes to Afghanistan, but at the same time we also have to work hard. After playing for 20 years, we cannot say that it is a process of accumulation. We need to forget this game as soon as possible and concentrate on the T20 series.”