Afghanistan’s cricket group asserted a notable first Test win on Monday as they beat Ireland by seven wickets.
Sports news: Rahmat Shah and Ihsanullah Janet scored the fifties for the war-torn nation as they pursued down 147 for triumph on day four in Dehradun, India. Afghanistan was controlled to their objective by a 139-run organization between Shah, who made 76, and debutant Janet, who hit an unbeaten 65. Shah, a best request batsman, enlisted his second fifty of the match subsequent to making 98 in Afghanistan’s first innings score of 314.
With three expected to win, Afghanistan lost Shah and after that Mohammad Nabi in progressive conveyances before Hashmatullah Shahidi went to the wrinkle and hit the triumphant limit to trigger festivals in the Afghanistan camp.
Expert spinner Rashid Khan, who is second in the ICC one-day worldwide rankings, had assumed a key job in the noteworthy success by taking five wickets on Sunday’s day three to help reject Ireland for 288 in their second innings.
Khan returned profession best figures of five for 82 to slow down Ireland’s resurgence after Andy Balbirnie and Kevin O’Brien had hit coarse half-hundreds of years. Balbirnie made 82 and O’Brien 56 preceding a tenth wicket 58-run association between James Cameron-Dow and Tim Murtagh set up the possibly precarious pursue the Afghans.
Spinner Andy McBrine had opener Mohammad Shahzad got behind for two in the last session on day three preceding Janet and Shah played out the last couple of overs.
The medium-term batsmen were tried by the Ireland bowlers promptly in Monday’s morning session with Janat enduring a relief on 18. Stuart Thompson spilt a simple catch at additional spread off George Dockrell and Janat traded out nearby the in-structure Shah. Paceman Yamin Ahmadzai and spinner Mohammad Nabi took three wickets each on an opening day to bowl out Ireland for 172. Shah and captain Asghar Afghan, who made 67 to direct their group to an urgent first-innings lead of 142. For Ireland, Tim Murtagh emerged with scores of 54 not out and 27 batting at number 11.
It was Afghanistan’s second Test excursion in the wake of making their introduction a year ago when they lost to India inside two days in Bangalore. Ireland has additionally played two five-day diversions.
Ireland first innings 172
Afghanistan first innings 314
Ireland second innings 288
Afghanistan second innings: M. Shahzad c Poynter b McBrine 2; I. Janat not out 65; R. Shah st Poynter b Cameron-Dow 76; M. Nabi run out (Murtagh/Poynter) 1; H. Shahidi not out 4. Additional items (w1) 1
All out (3 wickets, 47.5 overs): 149
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Shahzad), 2-144 (Shah), 3-145 (Nabi)
Bowling: Dockrell 22-7-58-0 (w1), McBrine 13-5-35-1, Cameron-Dow 5.5-0-24-1, Murtagh 5-3-15-0, Thompson 1-0-9-0, Balbirnie 1-0-8-0