2 — Afghanistan skipper Rashid Khan on Monday became the first bowler from his country to claim a 10-wicket haul in Test cricket, when he trapped Taijul Islam leg-before to claim his second wicket of the day. He claimed one more wicket to finish with 6-49 in the second innings and 11-104 in the match, the best figures by any Afghan bowler in the longest format.
2 — With their win against Bangladesh in the one-off Test in Chattogram, Afghanistan became the second side in World Cricket to win two out of their first three Tests. Afghanistan won their maiden Test against Ireland earlier this year in March in their second game in the format. Afghanistan joined Australia in this elite group, who defeated England twice in their first three Tests, winning the first and third match.
2 — Rashid Khan’s 11-104 against Bangladesh was the second best bowling performance in a Test match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. He overtook England’s Graeme Swann’s 10-227 against the hosts in March, 2010. Australia’s Nathan Lyon holds the top-spot with 13-154 against Bangladesh in September, 2017.
10 — With their 224-run loss against Afghanistan in the one-off Test, Bangladesh became the only Test playing nation to suffer defeat against 10 Test playing nations. Bangladesh lost their inaugural Test against India in 2000 in Dhaka and then one by one lost to Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand in 2001, South Africa in 2002, Australia, England in 2003 and West Indies in 2004. Bangladesh are yet to face the 12th Test playing nation Ireland in the longest format. — New Age
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