Rashid Khan earns place alongside Imran Khan and Allan Border after record breaking performance vs Bangladesh

Rashid also became the youngest captain to win a Test, going past Waqar Younis who led Pakistan to victory at the age of 22 years and 20 days.
Rashid Khan earns place alongside Imran Khan and Allan Border after record breaking performance vs Bangladesh Rashid Khan scored a half-century and also picked up 10-wickets in the same Test. (Photo: Twitter)
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Afghanistan made history by beating Bangladesh in their own backyard and winning the one-off test match between both the teams. Newly appointed Test skipper Rashid Khan lead from the front with the bat and ball. He took 11 wickets in the match and scored a crucial half-century, in his first match as captain.

 

At 20 years and 354 days, Rashid also became the youngest captain to win a Test, going past Waqar Younis who led Pakistan to victory over Zimbabwe in 1993-94 at the age of 22 years and 20 days.

 

The victory also ensured that Rashid joined an illustrious list of Test captains who scored a half-century and also picked up 10-wickets in the same Test. He is the third player behind former captains Imran Khan (117 & 11-180) versus India at Faisalabad in 1982-83 and Allan Border (75 & 11-96) versus West Indies at Sydney in 1988-89  as only the third player to achieve this feat.

 

“Thanks to the almighty Allah for this performance, under my captaincy we won this game against a big side like Bangladesh. We are new in this format, so the credit goes to the coaching staff [and] the players the way they prepared for this game,” Rashid said after the match.

 

“Before coming here, we had a camp in Abu Dhabi, that was one of the hottest games I have ever had. After playing in 46-47 [degrees], when you come in this weather, it is very easy for you,” he further added.

 

 

 

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