Bangladesh suffer massive loss against Afghanistan
Visiting Afghanistan have imposed a colossal defeat upon Bangladesh in the one-off Test series. In the rain interrupted fifth and final day of the match, the home team lost all their wickets scoring 173 runs in their second innings handing Afghanistan 224 runs win.
Bangladesh failed to survive only 18 allotted overs for the day after autumn rain washed away most of the day’s play. The hosts resumed with four wickets in hand needing another 262 runs to win.
Afghanistan, who have had experience of playing just two Test matches prior to this match, set an improbable victory target of 397 runs in front of Bangladesh. Batting 61.4 overs in their second innings, Bangladesh were restricted to 173 runs against a prolific spin display from Afghan spinner Rashid Khan who claimed a six-fer.
Thus Rashid Khan has become the youngest captain in the history of Test cricket to record a maiden win in the format. The Afghan skipper is also the first player to record a fifty and 10-fer in his debut game as captain in Test cricket
Rashid was adjudged man of the match after coming out with stand-out match figures of 11 for 104 (5 for 55 in the first innings and 6 for 49 in the second innings). He also scored 51 runs in the first innings of Afghanistan.
Afghanistan 1st innings 342 all out
Rahmat Shah 102, Asghar Afghan 92, Rashid Khan 51
Bangladesh 1st innings 205 all out
Rashid Khan 5/55, Mohammad Nabi 3/56
Afghanistan 2nd innings 260 all out
Ibrahim Zadran 87, Asghar Afghan 50, Afsar Zazai 48
Bangladesh 2nd innings 173 all out
Rashid Khan 6/49, Zahir Khan 3/59
Result: Afghanistan won by 224 runs.
Man of the Match: Rashid Khan