Afghanistan beat Bangladesh: Here're the records scripted by Rashid Khan
Afghanistan scripted history on Monday when they beat Bangladesh by 224 runs in a Test match at Chittagong. While this was Afghanistan's second win in their opening three Tests, the side also scripted several records. However, it was their captain Rashid Khan, who was the center of attraction, as he too scripted several records, while we take a look.
While Rashid became the youngest captain to lead a side in Test cricket, he scripted another record in a span of five days, as he also became the youngest captain to record a Test win. During the win, Rashid was aged 20 years, 354 days.
Rashid scripted a unique record as he became the first skipper to score a half-century and claim 10-plus wickets in a Test match. While Rashid scored 51 in the opening innings of the game, he finished the match with 11/104. Also, he is the third captain overall to do so, after Imran Khan (vs India, 1983) and Allan Border (vs West Indies, 1989).
Rashid's fine run on debut as the Test captain continued as he also joined a list of the elite by becoming the fourth player to score a half-century and claim a five-for in an innings. Rashid, asides scoring 51, also claimed 5/55 in the first innings. He has joined the likes of Stanley Jackson, Imran and Shakib Al Hasan.
Trapping a batsman leg-before is one of the most unique and commendable ways to get him dismissed. In the same light, Rashid claimed six victims via LBW in this match. Consequently, he became the second leg-spinner in Test history to claim six LBWs in a match. He shares the record with Pakistan's Abdul Qadir, who did the same against England, in 1987.
Winning the toss, Afghanistan skipper Rashid decided to bat first, as they posted a healthy total of 342, courtesy Rahmat shah's maiden Test ton. Meanwhile, Bangladesh were bundled for 205, as Rashid rattled them with 5/55. The second innings saw Afghanistan being bundled for 260, while Rashid once again became a nightmare for the hosts, claiming 6/49 to hand Afghanistan victory.