Rahmat Shah was key to Afghanistan’s build-up in the innings with the ton as he added 120 for the fourth wicket with Asghar Afghan
Afghanistan top-order batsman Rahmat Shah emerged as the first Afghan to register a Test ton.
The right-handed batsman scored 102 before giving it away to Nayeem Hasan in the 70th over.
Rahmat was key to Afghanistan’s build-up in the innings with the ton as he added 120 for the fourth wicket with Asghar Afghan.
Rahmat achieved the milestone in just his third appearance, as many for Afghanistan as a team, in the format.
The 26-year old in his second game, against Ireland, had fallen short by just two runs from the landmark.
ONLY TEST, DAY 1
AFGHANISTAN 1ST INNINGS R B
Ibrahim c Mahmudullah b Taijul 21 69
Ihsanullah b Taijul 9 36
Rahmat c Soumya b Nayeem 102 187
Shahidi c Soumya b Mahmudullah 14 32
Asghar not out 88 160
Nabi b Nayeem 0 3
Afsar not out 35 90
Extras (lb 1, nb 1) 2
Total (96 Overs) 271/5
Fall Of Wickets
1-19 (Ihsanullah), 2-48 (Ibrahim), 3-77 (Shahidi), 4-197 (Rahmat), 5-197 (Nabi)
Taijul 31-4-73-2, Shakib 17-1-50-0, Miraz 22-4-59-0, Nayeem 13-0-43-2, Mahmudullah 4-0-9-1, Soumya 4-0-26-0, Mominul 4-0-9-0, Mosaddek 1-0-1-0