Afghanistan create history: After the second fifty of Rahmat Shah’s match, Afghanistan won their first Test victory and helped them win seven wickets in a one-sided match in Dehradun Monday against Ireland. Putting a score of 147 to win, Afghanistan played 139 runs between Shah and Ihsanullah janat crying at home for a memorable victory after nine months of debut in India against India
After falling two points to make Afghanistan the first Test century in their first innings, Shah scored a superb 76, while Jannat not out on 65 runs.
Afghanistan defeated Shah and Mohammad Nabi with back-to-back delivery at James Cameron-Dow before Hashmatullah Shahidi broke the winning threshold to celebrate in the Afghan dressing room.
Afghanistan create history, beat Ireland for a first Test win
Captain Asgar Afghan said, “This is a historic day for Afghanistan, our team and our people who scored 67 runs in the first innings.”
“We have been playing for some time now, we are playing first-class cricket, so we have that composer.
“The bowlers were very good, Rashid (Khan), Yamin (Ahmedzai), now we are going to South Africa to prepare for the World Cup, we will do our best to play good cricket.”
Ireland was on backfoot from the opening day when they were dismissed for 172 in the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium. Afghanistan responded with a total of 314 runs and achieved a healthy first innings lead.
Ireland’s batsmen Andrew Balbirnie did well in batting in the second innings of 82, but the score of leg-spinner Rashid Khan’s five wickets prevented him from scoring 288. “In any multi-day game, we had to redeem the first innings.”,Ireland captain William Porterfield said. “If we did this in the second innings, it could have been a completely different game. But credit to Afghanistan, they left us behind.”
Both Ireland and Afghanistan were playing their second Test since being given full membership status in 2017. After the defeat of Pakistan in a tough match in May last year, the Irish side’s domestic debacle ended, while Afghanistan lost the top position against India in two days. A month later in Bangalore. For the latest updates and trending news, you can visit www.indiatimelines.com.
Before this, Afghanistan had won the Twenty20 series 3-0 at their adopted home in Dehradun, before winning again Ireland in the one-day series, which ended on a draw from 2-2.