Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan

A historic victory for the Afghanistan cricket team as they beat Bangladesh in Bangladesh only in their third test match.

During the course of the match, Rahmat Shah became the first man to score a century for Afghanistan. Asghar Afghan almost became the second in the same innings, but was dismissed for 92 as Afghanistan piled 342 in the first innings. Bangladesh were bowled out for just 205, and were left chasing a huge score in the second innings.

Eventually, Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by a comprehensive 224-run margin. Playing only their third test match, Afghanistan can be extremely proud of themselves. They are now the only team apart from Australia to win two out of their first three test matches.

Bangladesh’s performance has been poor. They have been guilty of being over-confident and went into the game with a spin laden attack. Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan hit out at the team for its performance.

“It is tough to say what the problem is without having any conversation with them. Where are the pacers? We played in a sporting wicket against them. Why a sudden change? Who made this planning, I need to know. If I talk with them now than it will affect the game. So I am waiting. They definitely had a plan but there were errors.”

“They have turn but our spinners don’t. They have the world’s best spinner. We are going to play with spin against them that seemed to be proof of over-confidence. I thought we would be playing in sporting wickets. We have been winning there.”

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Afghanistan’s newly appointed captain Rashid Khan led the victory from the front with a ten-wicket haul.

Afghanistan’s rise in international cricket has been a truly magnificent story.