With this success, Afghanistan has equalled Australia’s long standing record of recording two Test victories in the least number of games. Afghanistan added another significant landmark in their scintillating travel in international cricket with their 224-run win over Bangladesh at a one off Test match at Chattogram on Monday. Needing 4 wickets on the last day to seal the bargain, the Afghans were forced to wait anxiously as rain threatened to rob them off certain success against the hosts. But play late on the previous day and it was down to the genius of the captain Rashid Khan. The leggie picked up 3 of the remaining 4 wickets on the last day to take his group to a memorable win.
With this success, Afghanistan has equalled Australia’s long standing record of recording two Test victories in the least number of games. Afghanistan, who had lost to India in their maiden Test, had conquered Ireland to record their first Test win. With this victory, they’ve won two out of their 3 games.
Just Australia has achieved this feat in 3 games. England took 4 games to record 2 Test wins, while Pakistan took 9 matches. India took an astonishing 30 games and New Zealand took 55 matches.
Rahmat Shah, who became Afghanistan’s first Test centurion and Rashid Khan, who picked up a 10-wicket haul in the game were the architects of their terrific victory.
The reduction once again brings to light the poor performance of Bangladesh in cricket’s greatest format. The group has achieved a great deal of success in limited overs cricket off late but Test cricket remains a pain point for the Asians, who had obtained Evaluation stats at the turn of this century.