Devashish Fuloria

Devashish Fuloria is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

Hamid Hassan and Samiullah Shenwari added 60 runs for the ninth wicket

Afghanistan v Scotland, World Cup 2015, Group A, Dunedin

'Did my job to stay till the end' - Shenwari

Almost a year on from engineering a landmark win against a Test-playing nation, Samiullah Shenwari was the architect of yet another historical step in the growth of Afghanistan cricket - their first World Cup win

The Afghanistan flag is aloft after their maiden World Cup win

Afghanistan v Scotland, World Cup 2015, Group A, Dunedin

Mighty Afghans find their voice

As their side stumbled towards victory, Afghanistan's fans helped provide the final impetus and turned Dunedin into a corner of Kandahar

Afghanistan v Scotland, World Cup 2015, Group A, Dunedin

Hamid Hassan succeeds on the third try

Plays of the Day from the Afghanistan v Scotland World Cup 2015 Group A match, in Dunedin

Dawlat Zadran is ecstatic after striking first ball

Afghanistan v Scotland, World Cup 2015, Group A, Dunedin

Fortunes of well-matched teams to diverge

The two games where both came close to registering their respective maiden World Cup wins were played at the University Oval in Dunedin. It will be in Dunedin where one team will walk ahead

Shrikant Mundhe celebrates a wicket

Maharashtra v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy, Group B, Pune, 3rd day

'Fast cutters' bring Mundhe success

Rajasthan lost six wickets "unexpectedly", Man-of-the-Match Shrikant Mundhe said, giving Maharashtra the push to go for the win

Shrikant Mundhe celebrates a wicket

Maharashtra v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy, Group B, Pune

Mundhe six crushes Rajasthan

A six-wicket haul from Shrikant Mundhe sent Maharashtra on their way to a nine-wicket win against Rajasthan in Pune

Chirag Khurana cuts during his unbeaten 43

Maharashtra v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy, Group B, Pune, 2nd day

Khurana, Mundhe revive Maharashtra on gripping day

A counter-attacking partnership for the seventh wicket between Chirag Khurana and Shrikant Mundhe lifted Maharashtra from a position of uncertainty to one of parity after a gripping day

Maharashtra v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy, Group B, Pune, 1st day

Puneet ton frustrates Maharashtra

At 117 for 6 in 50 overs, Rajasthan had dug themselves into a hole. However, a fighting century from Puneet Yadav and an equally gritty effort from Aristh Singhvi saved immediate embarrassment

Pankaj Singh troubled the Punjab middle order

Ranji Trophy 2014-15

Pankaj eyes Ranji qualification

After Rajasthan and Maharashtra both turned their Ranji campaigns around with big wins in the previous round, Pankaj Singh and Rohit Motwani, the two captains, conceded that seamers were likely to play a key role ahead of the teams' Group B clash in Pune

Doug Bracewell and Kane Williamson celebrate Angelo Mathews' wicket

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, 5th day

NZ complete turnaround with big win

Mark Craig ran through the Sri Lanka tail to complete one of New Zealand's most remarkable Test wins after they had conceded a heavy first-innings lead