Rahmat Shah becomes 1st Afghanistan cricketer to hit Test hundred

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 pic.twitter.com/aeeA9L9M13ICC (@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 indiatoday.in/sports. 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 read more

Kentucky UConn Virginia Memphis highlight Ohio State mens basketball nonconference slate

Then-sophomore forward Marc Loving (2) passes the ball during a game against Campbell on Nov. 26 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 91-64.Credit: Lantern file photoThe Ohio State men’s basketball team released its 2015-16 non-conference schedule Wednesday afternoon, with several of the nation’s elite set to face off with the Buckeyes.OSU is scheduled to host Virginia — a No. 2 seed in last season’s NCAA tournament — in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Dec. 1, and travel to Storrs, Conn., to take on the 2014 NCAA champion UConn Huskies on Dec. 12.The Buckeyes also have marquee games scheduled in neutral sites against Memphis (Nov. 27 in Miami) and Kentucky (Dec. 19 in Brooklyn, N.Y.).The matchup against Memphis is set to be played at American Airlines Arena, while the showdown with last season’s No. 1 overall seed Kentucky is set for the Barclays Center.The game against the Wildcats marks the second of three years of the CBS Sports Classic, a series involving OSU, Kentucky, North Carolina and UCLA. OSU fell to UNC last season and is scheduled to conclude the series with a matchup with UCLA during the 2016-17 season.“As I look at this schedule we will be challenged on the road, at home and on neutral courts,” OSU coach Thad Matta said in a press release. “With the youthfulness of this team, I believe it will help us prepare for Big Ten play.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to play Illinois, Maryland, Michigan State, Northwestern and Rutgers both home and away, with single home games against Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Penn State, and single road games against Indiana, Nebraska, Purdue and Wisconsin rounding out their Big Ten schedule.The dates for their conference slate will be released at a later time, according to the press release.The Buckeyes are set to begin their season on Nov. 15 with a home matchup against Mount St. Mary’s.The full non-conference schedule can be found below:Nov. 15 vs. Mount St. Mary’sNov. 17 vs. GramblingNov. 20 vs. UT ArlingtonNov. 24 vs. Louisiana TechNov. 27 vs. Memphis (American Airlines Arena)Dec. 1 vs. VirginiaDec. 5 vs. VMIDec. 8 vs. Air ForceDec. 12 at UConnDec. 16 vs. Northern IllinoisDec. 19 vs. Kentucky (Barclays Center)Dec. 22 vs. MercerDec. 27 vs. South Carolina State read more