Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Ban vs Afg Test Day 5: Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by 224 runs to register their second ever Test victory in the one-off Test at Chittagong on Monday. Rashid Khan was the star of the show with a match haul of 11 wickets. His 6/49 helped the visitors bowl out Bangladesh for 166 in the second innings, handing Afghanistan a memorable win.
Earlier, rain delayed the start of the fifth day’s play in the one-off Test between Bangladesh and Afghanistan on Monday, with the visitors on the cusp of victory. Having dominated in only their third ever Test, Afghanistan reduced the home side to 136 for six before rain forced an early close to the fourth day at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. Chasing an improbable 398, Bangladesh began with skipper Shakib Al Hasan unbeaten on 39 alongside Soumya Sarkar. But with their departure it was only a matter of time before Afghanistan won the match.
Afghanistan in Bangladesh, Only Test, 2019Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong 21 September 2019
Bangladesh 205 (70.5) & 173 (61.4)
Afghanistan 342 (117.0) & 260 (90.1)
Match Ended ( Day 5 - One-off Test ) Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by 224 runs
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan One-Off Test Day 5 Live Cricket Score Online:
Afghanistan Win! Rashid Khan picks up the last wicket and the margin of victory is a massive 225 runs. Only their second victory in Test cricket. Rashid finishes with a fantastic spell of 6/49 in 21.4 overs. Rashid Khan becomes the first player to score a fifty and claim 10-plus wickets in debut game as captain. BAN- 173 (all out)
AFG need 1 wicket to win
Lbw! And he is gone. Huge shout by Rashid Khan and he gets his man! Afghanistan on the brink of creating history. Taijul is disappointed though as there was an inside edge involved. BAN - 166/9
The first ball after the interval and Afghanistan start off with a bang. Zahir Khan removes Shakib Al Hasan in the very first delivery and the visitors are pumped up as they are three wickets away from victory. It was a short delivery turning away from the batsman and Shakib went deep inside his crease and tries to cut it towards the point and third-man. However, he gets an edge and the Afghani wicketkeeper Afsar Zazai makes no mistake. Shakib departs after scoring 44. BAN: 143/7
Do we expect a result?
The sun is out and the covers have been removed but is it too late for Afghanistan. The match will resume and as per the latest reports, a minimum of 19 overs will be bowled. However, both the teams will be fighting against time, one will try to bat as long as possible to, while the other would look to settle things as soon as possible. As per IST, the match is likely to start at 3:50 pm.
Rain stops play!
Oops, that's harsh on Afghanistan! The rain has once again started with players returning to the dressing room. Only 13 balls were bowled so far.
Shakib Al Hasan and Soumya Sarkar walk out in the middle to start the proceedings on the final day. Afghanistan opting to start with spin as Mohammad Nabi comes to bowl the first over.
Covers are being removed
The covers are being removed for the first time in the day and as per reports, it will take at least 90 hours to get the ground ready for play. However, the sky is not yet clear and we might expect downpour in the remaining sessions as well.
Good news for Afghanistan supporters!
Good news for the Afghanistan supporters as the rain has stopped and the sun has finally popped out. The officials have called for an early lunch with the groundsmen clearing off the water. Action expected to resume in the second session.
No signs in the change of weather!
As per latest inputs, it's pouring relentlessly in Chittagong and there are no signs of it stopping any time soon. Meanwhile, the Afghanistan team who are eager to step out in the field have already arrived at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.
The visitors continued their domination over Bangladesh, but rain denied them a chance of wrapping up a win on Day 4 itself. It's the same old story on the final day as rain continues to play spoilsport. The start has been delayed as it is pouring in Chittagong.
Hello and Welcome!
Hello and welcome to the LIVE COVERAGE of the final day of the one-off Test between Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The visitors have outplayed Bangladesh in every department of the game and now they are on the cusp of winning their first Test against them. The equation on Day 5 is that Afghanistan need just 4 wickets to win, while Bangladesh require 262 runs to win over the three sessions.