Afghanistan has won the Test match against host Bangladesh (Afghanistan vs Bangladesh). They did a brilliant performance in this rain-affected match and won by 224 runs. Afghanistan’s best performance can be gauged from the fact that Bangladesh’s team was reduced to 205 in the first innings and 173 runs in the second innings. This is Afghanistan’s first victory over Bangladesh.
Captain Rashid Khan was the hero of Afghanistan’s victory in this match. He took five wickets in the first innings and six in the second innings. He was voted man of the match. Rashid Khan made a record as soon as he landed in this match. He became the youngest Test captain as soon as he landed in the match. He broke the record of Tatenda Tayabu of Zimbabwe. In this match, Rahmat Shah scored a century. He became the player to score the first Test century for Afghanistan.
Now let’s talk about the match. The Afghanistan team scored 342 runs in the first innings in this match. Then he bowled Bangladesh for 205 runs. In this way, the Afghan team got a lead of 137 runs in the first innings. Afghanistan then scored 260 runs in their second innings. In this way, he gave Bangladesh a target of 398 runs to win.
Bangladesh, chasing the target, lost six wickets for 136 runs on the fourth day itself. But after this the rain came. On the fourth day, about an hour’s game was washed away in the rain. After this even on the fifth day, the first two sessions could not be played due to rain. The incessant rain gave the hosts a hope of a draw, but Afghanistan sunk the match as soon as the sun blossomed in the last session of the match.
Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan (44) was dismissed on the first ball on the last day of the match. He was dismissed by Zaheer Khan. With this, the path of victory for Afghanistan was opened. After this, Mehdi Hasan (12) and Taizul Islam (0) also started moving. Now all hopes of Bangladesh rested on the benign government, but they also disappointed. Soumya Sarkar became the victim of Rashid Khan after scoring 15 runs. Afghanistan won the match as soon as they were out.
Both the Asian teams will now be joined by Zimbabwe for the upcoming Tri-Nation series.