Tejas Rathi ∙ Sep 9 2022, 12:15 PM

#OTD in 2019: Rashid Khan etched his name into history books 

image-l7uepvesRashid ran riot that day [PC: Twitter]

On this day, three years ago, Rashid Khan became the first player to take ten wickets and score a fifty in his first Test as a captain. He achieved this unique feat in a one-off red-ball fixture against Bangladesh at Chattogram. 

Furthermore, Rashid also created history by becoming the youngest (20y and 350d) skipper in men's Test cricket history. 

Afghanistan well ahead in first innings

Batting first, Afghanistan lost their openers, Ibrahim Zadran (21) and Ihsanullah (9) early. However, the proficient Rahmat Shah (102) guided the team on the right path and became the first Afghan player to hit a century in the longest format. 

The experienced campaigner Asghar Afghan (92) played a brilliant inning as well to solidify the team's total. Then, wicket-keeper Afsar Zazai (41) and Rashid (51) further propelled the team to a strong total of 342. Taijul Islam was the pick of the bowlers for Bangladesh with four scalps. 

In response, Bangladesh could score only 205 with the contributions of Mominul Haque (52) and Mosaddek Hossain (48*). The then 20-year-old picked a total of five wickets to help the visitors secure a lead of 137 runs. 

Afghanistan register their biggest victory in Tests

image-l7ucy5lhRashid Khan lifting the trophy (PC: Twitter)

With a confidence under their belt, Afghanistan completed their second innings on 280, with Ibrahim Zadran (87) and Asghar (50), and posed a target of 398 for Bangladesh. 

Tigers could not get off to a positive start, with the dismissals of Litton Das and Mosaddek Hossain by Zahir Khan. The likes of Shadman Islam (41) and Shakib Al Hasan (44) were the only notable contributors for them, as they bundled out 173. 

The magnificent spinner Rashid added another six wickets to make it 11/104 and script a 224-run victory for the Afghanistan team. 

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