It was most glittering moment for the Afghanistan as played their maiden historic test match in the red ball format. Afghanistan struggled, they have waited and finally, Test cricket will have a new nation.
Rashid Khan became the first bowler who conceded 147 runs by any bowler in an innings in a team's inaugural Test match. Previous it was Amir Elahi of Pakistan who conceded 134 runs against India in Delhi 1952.
For Afghanistan, holding and having a trust on the old ball strategy worked for skipper Asghar Stanikzai. Afghanistani magician Rashid Khan looked much better with the old and created pressure from one end along with other spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Karun Nair, Dinesh Karthik(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Shikhar Dhawan, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini
Mohammad Shahzad(w), Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Stanikzai(c), Nasir Jamal, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Yamin Ahmadzai, Sayed Shirzad, Wafadar, Zahir Khan, Ihsanullah Janat, Amir Hamza, Afsar Zazai