Afghanistan´s cricket team claimed a historic first Test win on Monday (March 18) as they beat Ireland by seven wickets. Rahmat Shah and Ihsanullah Janat scored fifties for the war-torn country as they chased down 147 for victory on day four in Dehradun, India.
Afghanistan were steered to their target by a 139-run partnership between Shah, who made 76, and debutant Janat, who hit an unbeaten 65. The ‘home team’ did this in fine style, putting up a solid partnership before losing two quick wickets at the very end. Speaking after the match, winning captain Afghan said, “It’s a historic day for Afghanistan, for our team and our people.”
“We have been playing for a while, we have been playing first-class cricket, so we have that composure. The bowlers were very good, Rashid (Khan), Yamin (Ahmadzai),” he added.
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