Volare! Afghanistan beat Ireland in Historic Test Match

ONE: Item in The Hindu, 19 March 2019

Afghanistan’s cricket team claimed their first Test win on Monday, beating Ireland by seven wickets inside four days. Rahmat Shah, who made 76, and Ihsanullah Janat with an unbeaten 65 put on 139 for the second wicket as they chased down 147 to win the match played in Dehradun.. It was Afghanistan’s second Test outing after making their five-day debut last year when they lost to India inside two days in Bangalore. Ireland have also played two Tests.

Scoreboard

Ireland first innings 172

Afghanistan first innings 314

Ireland second innings 288

Afghanistan second innings: M. Shahzad c Poynter b McBrine 2; I. Janat not out 65; R. Shah st Poynter b Cameron-Dow 76; M. Nabi run out (Murtagh/Poynter) 1; H. Shahidi not out 4. Extras (w1) 1

Total (3 wickets, 47.5 overs): 149

Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Shahzad), 2-144 (Shah), 3-145 (Nabi)

Bowling: Dockrell 22-7-58-0 (w1), McBrine 13-5-35-1, Cameron-Dow 5.5-0-24-1, Murtagh 5-3-15-0, Thompson 1-0-9-0, Balbirnie 1-0-8-0

Toss: Ireland

Result: Afghanistan beat Ireland by seven wickets

Umpires: Richard Illingworth (ENG), Sundaram Ravi (IND)

TV Umpire: Ahmed Shah Pakteen (AFG)

Match Referee: Javagal Srinath (IND)

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