Result
Only Test, Chattogram, Sep 5-9 2019, Afghanistan tour of Bangladesh
342 & 260
(61.4 ov, target 398)
205 & 173
Afghanistan won by 224 runs
Player Of The Match
Afghanistan
1y
• The Report by Mohammad Isam

Rashid bags 11 as Afghanistan use small window to seal big win

Persistent rain gave Afghanistan just over 18 overs for the last four wickets, but Rashid led from the front in a historic debut as captain

Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Hemant Brar
Scorecard summary
Afghanistan342(117 overs)1st Innings
Rahmat Shah102 (187)
Asghar Afghan92 (174)
Taijul Islam4/116(41)
Nayeem Hasan2/43(13)
Bangladesh205(70.5 overs)1st Innings
Afghanistan260(90.1 overs)2nd Innings
Asghar Afghan50 (108)
Mehidy Hasan2/35(12.1)
Bangladesh173(61.4 overs)2nd Innings
Rashid Khan6/49(21.4)
Zahir Khan3/59(15)

So that's all from our side for this game. See you soon.

A win that will be remembered for a long time. The thing that stood out, as Rashid said, was how the Afghanistan batsmen applied themselves. Rahmat and Asghar were expected to play the roles they did - the former becoming Afghanistan's first Test centurion - but what more heartening to see was the way Ibrahim Zadran and Afsar Zazai batted. Both showed great technique and scored crucial runs. Then Rashid's fifty in the first innings and 11 wickets in the game on captaincy debut took them over the line.

W Khpalwak : "Afghan Cricket faced some problems in World Cup where we Afghans were embarrassed. After that I wasn't interested in the cricket anymore. Today after a long time I got happy for cricket and want to heartily congratulate ACB for the great achievement. Well done BOYS."

Vijay Thummar: "I was on Cricinfo for full day just to read commentary for last wicket !!!"

Rashid Khan: The credit goes to the players, supporting staff. The camp we had in Abu Dhabi was in the hottest weather I have ever been and then you come here; compared to that, it looked easier out here. It was a total team effort. The youngsters are learning very quickly, and especially we have a good four-day structure at home. That's the best thing done by the cricket board. The challenge was for the batsmen to stay at the pitch for as long as possible and they did a terrific job. One more thing. The legend Nabi, who has played his last Test, has helped me and other young spinners a lot. I wish him all the best and I want to dedicate my Man-of-the-Match award to him.

Rashid Khan is Player of the Match.

Shakib Al Hasan: I think it's combination of application of our batsmen and Afghanistan bowling. We need to do a lot of hard work to become a good, consistent team. After playing for 20 years, we cannot say it's a build-up process. We are playing a Test after quite some time but credit goes to Afghanistan. We need to forget this match as soon as possible and focus on the T20 series. Afghanistan are a very good team in that format. With the [T20] World Cup coming up next year, we need to focus on T20s.

Time for presentation.

Rajiv Mel: "I'm a Lankan with nothing to do with these two nations but I found myself pumping my fist after that last wicket. Great stuff"

5.20pm What a win for Afghanistan. What a farewell Test for Mohammad Nabi who is getting a guard of honour. Oh, looked like Rashid and Asghar hadn't joined, so he is getting a second guard of honour. But what a performance by Afghanistan. First Rahmat Shah and Asghar Afghan led the way in the first innings. Then Rashid's five-wicket haul helped them bowl Bangladesh for just 205. After setting a target of 398, Rashid once again showed the way as Afghanistan fought the lower-order resistance and rain to script a win with only 3.2 overs left in the Test.

61.4
w
Rashid Khan to Soumya Sarkar, OUT
that's it, fuller ball around middle and leg, spinning on to the pads, Soumya looks to defend from the front foot, gets an inside edge onto the pads and this time it lobs towards short leg where Ibrahim Zadran makes no mistake. Sixth wicket for Rashid and a memorable win for Afghanistan
Soumya Sarkar c Ibrahim Zadran b Rashid Khan 15 (74m 59b 2x4 0x6) SR: 25.42
61.3
Rashid Khan to Soumya Sarkar, no run
slower on the stumps, blocked again
61.2
Rashid Khan to Soumya Sarkar, no run
length ball around off once more, Soumya goes back, looks to defend with soft hands, from the face of the bat to on to the pads and rolls on the off side
61.1
Rashid Khan to Soumya Sarkar, no run
length ball around off, goes back and defends it on the leg side

Four overs left

end of over 612 runs
BDESH: 173/9CRR: 2.83 
Nayeem Hasan1 (8)
Soumya Sarkar15 (55)
Zahir Khan15-0-59-3
Rashid Khan21-6-49-5
60.6
Zahir Khan to Nayeem Hasan, no run
fuller around off, lunges forward and dead-bats it
60.5
Zahir Khan to Nayeem Hasan, no run
spinning back in from outside off, Nayeem goes deep and blocks
60.4
Zahir Khan to Nayeem Hasan, no run
fuller outside off, and beaten again as the batsman looks to defend
60.3
Zahir Khan to Nayeem Hasan, no run
fuller outside off, Nayeem pushes at it and gets beaten

Around the wicket

60.2
1
Zahir Khan to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run
fuller around off, squeezed towards point and surprisingly they take the single. Think Soumya thought there was another run available, he has his hands on his head
60.1
1
Zahir Khan to Nayeem Hasan, 1 run
a full toss around the off stumps, Nayeem almost hit it back towards the bowler but more importantly he manages to sneak in a single

A bit of drizzle, apparently but they are not stopping yet. Zahir is back

end of over 60Maiden
BDESH: 171/9CRR: 2.85 
Soumya Sarkar14 (54)
Nayeem Hasan0 (3)
Rashid Khan21-6-49-5
Mohammad Nabi20-5-39-1
59.6
Rashid Khan to Soumya Sarkar, no run
a leading edge falls short of mid-off, was a googly on a length, Soumya closed the face of the bat too early but luckily it falls safe, between mid-off and short extra cover
59.5
Rashid Khan to Soumya Sarkar, no run
length ball on the stumps, looks to flick but misses, off the thigh and falls short off the short leg
59.4
Rashid Khan to Soumya Sarkar, no run
length ball around off, a big stride forward before shouldering arms, wasn't far away from the off stump

Over the wicket

59.3
Rashid Khan to Soumya Sarkar, no run
length ball around middle, turned away towards square leg
59.2
4b
Rashid Khan to Soumya Sarkar, 4 byes
some turn and bounce, Soumya moves outside the line of the ball and looks to glance, misses and so does the keeper, four byes
59.1
Rashid Khan to Soumya Sarkar, no run
fuller but down the leg side, Soumya is not bothered

Six overs left, if light permits. Rashid around the wicket

end of over 591 runs
BDESH: 167/9CRR: 2.83 
Soumya Sarkar14 (48)
Nayeem Hasan0 (3)
Mohammad Nabi20-5-39-1
Rashid Khan20-5-49-5
58.6
1
Mohammad Nabi to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run
uses his feet and takes it on the pull, pushes it towards mid-on and sets off, the fielder juggles and Soumya keeps the strike
58.5
Mohammad Nabi to Soumya Sarkar, no run
fuller around off, comes forward and pushes it to the right of the bowler

The clouds are gathering. The field is spread

Best performances - batsmen
Rahmat Shah
102 runs (187)
10 fours
2 sixes
Control94%
Productive shot
cut shot
25 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
1872122461023
Asghar Afghan
92 runs (174)
3 fours
2 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
flick
15 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
8412121791119
Best performances - bowlers
Rashid Khan
O
21.4
M
6
R
49
W
6
Eco
2.26
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
1W
Rashid Khan
O
19.5
M
3
R
55
W
5
Eco
2.77
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
TossAfghanistan , elected to bat first
SeriesAfghanistan tour of Bangladesh
Player Of The Match
Rashid Khan
Series resultAfghanistan won the one-off match
Match numberTest no. 2361
Season2019
Match days5,6,7,8,9 September 2019 (5-day match)
Test debut
Ibrahim Zadran
Qais Ahmad
Zahir Khan
Umpires
Paul Wilson
Nigel Llong
TV Umpire
Nitin Menon
Reserve Umpire
Sharfuddoula
Match Referee
Chris Broad