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Afghanistan Registers its First Test Cricket Win

Tim Murtagh of Ireland also makes a unique world record!
Afghanistan's cricket team claimed a historic first Test win on Monday as they beat Ireland by seven wickets.
Afghanistan Registers its First Test Cricket Win

Details:

  • Rahmat Shah and Ihsanullah Janat scored fifties for the war-torn country as they chased down 147 for victory on day four in Dehradun, India.
  • Afghanistan were steered to their target by a 139-run partnership between Shah, who made 76, and debutant Janat, who hit an unbeaten 65.
  • Shah, a top-order batsman, registered his second fifty of the match after making 98 in Afghanistan's first innings score of 314.
  • With three needed to win, Afghanistan lost Shah and then Mohammad Nabi in successive deliveries before Hashmatullah Shahidi came to the crease and hit the winning boundary to trigger celebrations in the Afghanistan camp.
  • Ace spinner Rashid Khan, who is second in the ICC one-day international rankings, had played a key role in the historic win by taking five wickets on Sunday's day three to help dismiss Ireland for 288 in their second innings.
  • It was Afghanistan's second Test outing after making their debut last year when they lost to India inside two days in Bangalore.

Intersting to know:

  • For Ireland, Tim Murtagh stood out with scores of 54 not out and 27 batting at number 11, making him the only number 11 batsman in the history of test cricket to score more than 25 runs in two innings of a test match.

Question:

Q. Which country's cricket team claimed a historic first Test win on Monday as they beat Ireland by seven wickets?
a. Afghanistan

b. Japan
c. Norway
d. Scotland
Afghanistan Registers its First Test Cricket Win Afghanistan Registers its First Test Cricket Win Reviewed by Shweta Kashyap on March 19, 2019 Rating: 5

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