Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Twitter reactions: Twitter went crazy after witnessing the riveting encounter on the last day.
During the fifth day of the one-off Test between Bangladesh and Afghanistan in Chattogram, Afghanistan defeated Bangladesh by 224 runs to register their second victory in Test matches. With the match being veteran all-rounder Mohammad Nabi’s last Test, it went down as a fitting tribute for him.
Chasing a 398-run target, Bangladesh had resumed proceedings from 136/6 on the last day. In what seemed to be a daunting task on the rank-turner, the hosts were assisted by rain on the final day. The inclement weather conditions had washed out a majority of play.
With the all-rounder-duo of Shakib Al Hasan and Soumya Sarkar batting in the middle, it appeared as if Bangladesh would survive through the 19 overs possible in the last session.
However, it was an inspired bowling effort from Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan which saw them bundling out the opposition for 173 in 61.4 overs. With bowling figures of 21.4-6-49-6, Rashid registered his second five-wicket haul and career-best bowling figures in Test matches.
Knowing that the spinners would get assistance from the pitch, Rashid was seen exploiting the Bangladeshi batsmen. In what was Rashid’s penultimate over of the match, he made sure that he affected the result on his own.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Twitter reactions:
This Test win from Afghanistan is one of biggest feel-good moments in cricket. Bangladesh aren’t easily beaten at home
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) September 9, 2019
afghanistan won’t win the world test championship (since they aren’t in it) but they just won test cricket! #BANvAFG
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) September 9, 2019
Afghanistan is now the only Test side after Australia to win two of their first three Tests.
Australia – W L W (1877 to 1879)
Afghanistan – L W W (2018 to 2019)#BanvAfg
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 9, 2019
No. of matches to get 2 Test wins:
3 Aus, Afghanistan
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) September 9, 2019
So Mohammad Nabi finishes his Test career with a win-percentage of 67% but a batting average of only 5.50. #BANvAFG
— Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx) September 9, 2019
— Srinath Bhashyam (@srinathb) September 9, 2019
6th LBW wicket for Rashid Khan in this Test match.
He is the 2nd leg-spinner after Abdul Qadir (vs ENG, 1987) to take 6 lbw wickets in a Test match. #BANvAFG
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) September 9, 2019
Just brilliant from Afghanistan. Had 18.3 overs to get 4 wickets with 2 batsmen and did it with overs to spare. Magnificent game for @rashidkhan_19 but how good was everyone else. Their great story continues.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 9, 2019
— Adelaide Strikers (@StrikersBBL) September 9, 2019
Meanwhile Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by 224 runs, they registered their first overseas test win. Captain Rashid Khan took 11 wickets in this match. pic.twitter.com/77DvHDz62o
— J Anbazhagan (@JAnbazhagan) September 9, 2019
At least to celebrate our cricket team first ever test match victory over Bangladesh. As always, Great job by our young legend @rashidkhan_19 for leading from the front! @ACBofficials pic.twitter.com/TvraMYJIuI
— Dr Shaida Abdali (@ShaidaAbdali) September 9, 2019
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