CHITTAGONG – Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan claimed a career-best 6-59 amid the threat of rain, sealing a 224-run win over Bangladesh on Monday in a one-off test.
The six-for in the second innings, his third five-for or more in a row, took him to 11-104 in the match, alongside scoring 51 runs in the first innings. In doing so, he joined Pakistan's Imran Khan and Australia's Alan Border to have scored a half-century and taken 10 wickets while debuting as captain.
Left-arm spinner Zahir Khan complemented Rashid with 3-59.
A shower on the morning of the fifth day forced a delayed start with Afghanistan four wickets from victory. When it finally started, it lasted only seven minutes and 13 balls before more rain fell, with Bangladesh at 146-6.
Afghanistan got the prized wicket of Shakib Al Hasan on the first ball, when the Bangladesh captain played an expensive cut shot against left-arm spinner Zahir Khan.