Rashid Khan claimed 6-49 and completed his maiden 10-wicket haul in Test cricket as Afghanistan overcame rain and fading light to crush Bangladesh by 224 runs in the one-off Test in Chittagong on Monday.
In only his country’s third Test match, Rashid took three of the last four wickets to finish with a match haul of 11 wickets, helping Afghanistan bowl out Bangladesh for 173 runs in the second innings.
With four wickets in hand, the hosts were given 18.3 overs to survive after play resumed in the final session following a rain break but they succumbed with three overs to spare.
Here is a look at how the social media reacted,
Cricket has thrown up some real stunners over the last couple of months. And this great victory from #Afghanistan only makes it sweeter. Hats off to you, @rashidkhan_19 and your side. You fought several odds and the rains. May this lead to many more victories #BANvAFG— Arun Venugopal (@scarletrun) September 9, 2019
Rashid Khan claims the final wicket – that of Soumya Sarkar – as Afghanistan secure a 224-run victory!What a brilliant performance by the captain, who finishes with 11 wickets for the match 🔥
— ICC (@ICC) September 9, 2019
Many congratulations to @ACBofficials on a fantastic victory. Had to not just fight the Bangladesh batsmen but also the rain and they have showed excellent skills and spirit to register a great win. Well done @rashidkhan_19 #BANvAFG pic.twitter.com/5Miqjpl9VI— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) September 9, 2019
Bangladesh’s first Test against all opponents:v Ind- Lostv Zim - Lostv Pak - Lostv SL - Lostv NZ - Lostv SA - Lostv WI - Lostv Aus - Lostv Eng - Lostv Afg - Lost
They have lost their first Tests against all the opponents! #BanvAfg
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) September 9, 2019
The hero of Afghanistan. 20 years old. Leading their nation for the first time in tests. 75 runs. 11 wickets. King Rashid Khan. #BANvAFG pic.twitter.com/nlhg9Np8Vl— Johns (@CricCrazyJohns) September 9, 2019
Rashid was later awarded the man-of-the-match for his perfomrance.
“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.”
Speaking on the victory, Afghanistan skipper Rashid said that it was a ‘total team effort’, adding that the youngsters have learnt quickly and that the domestic four-day structure was reaping dividends.
“It was a total team effort. The youngsters are learning very quickly and we now have a good four-day structure at home. That’s the best thing done by the cricket board."