Afghanistan’s cricket team on Monday recorded its maiden Test win, beating Ireland by seven wickets in a one-off game at Dehradun in Uttarakhand which has been Afghanistan’s home for a while.
The Test victory came to Afghanistan nine months after making its debut in the traditional format. Afghanistan scored 314 in the first innings.
Chasing 147 for victory, Afghanistan achieved the target in second innings, scoring 149 for 3. Ireland scored 172 in the first innings and 288 in the second innings. Afghanistan’s Rahmat Shah was named the Man of the Match for his twin fifties.