first_imgRahmat Shah becomes 1st Afghanistan cricketer to hit Test hundredBangladesh vs Afghanistan, one-off Test: Rahmat Shah scored 102 on Day 1, thereby becoming the first-ever Afghanistan batsman to hit a hundred in the longest format of the game.advertisement India Today Web Desk ChattogramSeptember 5, 2019UPDATED: September 5, 2019 15:28 IST Rahmat Shah became the 1st Afghan player to score a Test century (Twitter: @ICC)HIGHLIGHTSRahmat Shah entered history books after his maiden Test hundred on ThursdayShah hit 10 boundaries and 2 sixes on Day 1 vs Bangladesh in ChattogramShah and Ashgar Afghan steered Afghanistan out of trouble with a 120-run standRahmat Shah created history on Thursday by becoming the 1st-ever Test centurion from Afghanistan. The 26-year-old achieved the feat during Day 1 of the ongoing one-off Test between Bangladesh and Afghanistan in Chattogram.Rahmat Shah got to the landmark right after the Tea break on Day 1 in a stoke-filled innings filled with class. Shah hit 10 boundaries and 2 sixes as he dominated the spin-only Bangladesh bowling attack on Thursday.Rahmat Shah missed out on achieving the record earlier this year as he was dismissed on 98 against Ireland in their Test match in Dehradun. Shah had also fallen 24 short of a hundred in the 2nd innings of the Test which they went on to win by 7 wickets.First Test centurions forCharles BannermanAminul IslamWG GraceLala AmarnathKevin O’BrienStewie DempsterNazar MohammadJimmy SinclairSidath WettimunyClifford RoachDave HoughtonRAHMAT SHAH (@ICC) September 5, 2019Rahmat Shah was batting on 98 in Nayeem Hasan’s over after Lunch and played an expansive late cut to get to the milestone. Captain Rashid Khan and the entire dressing room was up on their feet to laud the special knock from Rahmat Shah.Incidentally, Rahmat Shah was dismissed in the following ball when he tried to drive Nayeem Hasan through the covers. As Shah walked back after scoring 102, Bangladesh players walked up to him and congratulated him.Rahmat Shah also stitched a record 4th-wicket 120 runs with senior batsman Ashgar Afghan as the duo steered Afghanistan out of trouble after they were in a spot of bother at 77 for 3.advertisementNayeem Hasan though brought back Bangladesh into the Test by picking up the wickets of Rahmat Shah and Mohammad Nabi in the same over.Earlier in the day, Rashid Khan today became the youngest ever Test skipper when he showed up for the toss.At 20 years and 350 days old, Rashid beat the previous record held by former Zimbabwe captain Tatenda Taibu by a mere 8 days. Taibu was 7 days short of his 21st birthday when he led his side against Sri Lanka in Harare on May 6, 2004.Notably, the ongoing one-off Test in Chattogram is not part of the World Test Championship.Also Read | Rohit Sharma will be itching to grab Test opener role: Sourav Ganguly after KL Rahul’s West Indies failuresAlso Read | Afghanistan skipper Rashid Khan beats Tatenda Taibu to become youngest ever Test captainFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Bangladesh vs AfghanistanFollow Rahmat ShahFollow Rashid Khan Nextlast_img

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