Bangladesh vs Afghanistan: Afghanistan’s young skipper Rashid Khan registered yet another world record as he surpassed Bangladesh captain Shakib-al-Hasan’s record to become the youngest captain to score 50+ and pick five wickets in the same Test. The young captain first rattled Bangladesh five a five-wicket haul and then followed it up with a brilliant 51 off 61 balls in the first innings. Rashid surpassed his Bangladeshi counterpart who had achieved the feat when 22y 115d. Rashid merely took 20y 350d to achieve it. This happens to be Rashid’s second five-wicket haul in Test cricket.
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Only four cricketers in the history of the game have achieved this feat in their debut Test and the elite list includes Imran Khan, Shakib-al-Hasan and FS Jackson. None of these captains achieved this feat in the first two innings of the Test, Rashid is the only one to do so.
What was heartening to see was the fact that Rashid did not overdo things as he bowled with a lot of control.
At the time of filing the copy, lunch was being taken on Day 3 of the One-Off Test. Afghanistan lead by 194 runs. Ibrahim Zadran (24) and Asghar Afghan (18) are in the middle.