Afghanistan beat Ireland for first Test victory - GulfToday

Afghanistan beat Ireland for first Test victory


Afghanistan's team members pose with the trophy after winning the Test cricket match between Afghanistan and Ireland at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in the northern Indian city of Dehradun on Saturday. Money Sharma/ AFP

DEHRADUN: Afghanistan's cricket team claimed their first Test win on Monday, beating Ireland by seven wickets inside four days.

Rahmat Shah, who made 76, and Ihsanullah Janat with an unbeaten 65 put on 139 for the second wicket as they chased down 147 to win the match played in Dehradun, India.

It was Afghanistan's second Test outing after making their five-day debut last year when they lost to India inside two days in Bangalore. Ireland have also played two Tests.

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