Afghanistan registered their first Test win beating Bangladesh by a massive margin of 224 runs in the one-off series in Chattogram. The host scaled a disastrous record with their humiliating loss against the new entrants in the Test arena.
Bangladesh’s batters struggled to put runs on the board which have hurt them badly in the recently concluded encounter. Afghanistan not only had to fight Bangladesh, but they had to fight the rain gods too. And they came out with flying colours registering their first-ever Test win.
Rahmat Shah and Asghar Afghan laid the foundation with their 120-run stand in the first innings and Rashid gave the finishing touch with a fluent fifty. Afghanistan posted 342 runs in the first innings only to bowl out Bangladesh for 205runs.
The host lacked application from their batsmen with skipper Rashid Khan spinning his web in Chattagram. Mominul Haque and Mosaddek Hossain got starts but failed to convert them to a big score which cost Bangladesh the match.
The Afghans once again produced a fighting effort with Asghar Afghan and Afsar Zazai adding a valuable partnership to help the visitors post a massive target in the fourth innings. Afghanistan skipper once again stood upto the occasion to clinch six wickets and rattle Bangladesh for 173 runs.
At one time it looked like rain would save the day for Bangladesh, but it wasn’t the case. The Shakib Al Hasan-led side will have to introspect into their performance and come out harder in the upcoming matches.
Meanwhile, with their rubbing against the Afghans, Bangladesh became the first team to lose at least one Test match against 10 different Test-playing nations. They will have a tough task in hand in the coming days to come out of the disaster.