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Rahmat Shah's fifty takes Afghanistan home in a canter

That's all we have for you from here. And it's been a lot of fun in bringing it to you. Until next time, with a tough challenge to match this historic bit, ta ta!!

Asghar Afghan | Winning skipper: "We used to play two-day, three-day cricket and now we are playing the longer form and getting to play Test cricket. So, it's a special feeling. Really happy for my team, my people .."

Asghar Afghan | Winning skipper: "We used to play two-day, three-day cricket and now we are playing the longer form and getting to play Test cricket. So, it's a special feeling. Really happy for my team, my people .."

William Porterfield | Losing skipper: Take nothing away from Afghanistan they are the deserved winners and they played really well. It's been a long tour, but the lads have been very good."

William Porterfield | Losing skipper: Take nothing away from Afghanistan they are the deserved winners and they played really well. It's been a long tour, but the lads have been very good."

Everyone's speaking in the aftermath, but most of it in Pashto. And until I finish my crashcourse in it, here's what the ones speaking in English sounded like.

Everyone's speaking in the aftermath, but most of it in Pashto. And until I finish my crashcourse in it, here's what the ones speaking in English sounded like.

Matches to maiden Test victory01 Australia02 England02 Pakistan02 Afghanistan06 West Indies11 Zimbabwe12 South Africa14 Sri Lanka25 India35 Bangladesh45 New Zealand

Matches to maiden Test victory01 Australia02 England02 Pakistan02 Afghanistan06 West Indies11 Zimbabwe12 South Africa14 Sri Lanka25 India35 Bangladesh45 New Zealand

AND HISTORY!!!! Just as fittingly, it is the first innings' unsung hero, Hashmatullah Shahidi who thrashes a juicy half-tracker into the fence. And the dug out runs out. Everybody's hopping all around in the huddle. Test cricket has a new winner, it's first since 2005! And it's its newest baby.

AND HISTORY!!!! Just as fittingly, it is the first innings' unsung hero, Hashmatullah Shahidi who thrashes a juicy half-tracker into the fence. And the dug out runs out. Everybody's hopping all around in the huddle. Test cricket has a new winner, it's first since 2005! And it's its newest baby.

Nabi tries to be that guy. Runs so hard for a second that's never there, as if it's the last ball of the 20th over to get there. Ah SRH would be so proud.

Nabi tries to be that guy. Runs so hard for a second that's never there, as if it's the last ball of the 20th over to get there. Ah SRH would be so proud.

Oh dear. Oh dear. The desperation to be that hero in school textbooks .. and Rahmat Shah falls to that very disease. With just three runs needed, he decides to step out in an attempt to finish it off with a maximum. And it WON'T BE HIM to do it.

Oh dear. Oh dear. The desperation to be that hero in school textbooks .. and Rahmat Shah falls to that very disease. With just three runs needed, he decides to step out in an attempt to finish it off with a maximum. And it WON'T BE HIM to do it.

Why should Ihsanullah hold back .. he wants a fifty too. Gets it. Hold your celebrations, Afghanistan, it's moments away.

Why should Ihsanullah hold back .. he wants a fifty too. Gets it. Hold your celebrations, Afghanistan, it's moments away.

Fifty in the first innings. Fifty in the second. Looks like he's sealed the MoM debate here, Rahmat Shah.

Fifty in the first innings. Fifty in the second. Looks like he's sealed the MoM debate here, Rahmat Shah.

From that to a stage where a boundary is being hit every over, things have moved, and quickly. Afghanistan doing this in a canter, not a nerve of inexperience. Not one. Learn something, bigger neighbours!

From that to a stage where a boundary is being hit every over, things have moved, and quickly. Afghanistan doing this in a canter, not a nerve of inexperience. Not one. Learn something, bigger neighbours!

0,0,0,0,0,0 | 0,0,0,0,0,0 | 0,0,0,0,0,0 | 0,0,0,0,0,0 -- Yup, four of them in a row

0,0,0,0,0,0 | 0,0,0,0,0,0 | 0,0,0,0,0,0 | 0,0,0,0,0,0 -- Yup, four of them in a row

For all you late risers, here's yesterday and here's the live comm.

For all you late risers, here's yesterday and here's the live comm.

Here's 15 minutes into the morning - Rahmat Shah's not going to hang around blocking, smashing consecutive boundaries off Murtagh's first over. And to make matters worse, Thompson puts down a fairly simple chance, giving Ihsanullah a life. Now that's the first to-do in the book of how to lose a Test match, surely when you are defending something so modest.

Here's 15 minutes into the morning - Rahmat Shah's not going to hang around blocking, smashing consecutive boundaries off Murtagh's first over. And to make matters worse, Thompson puts down a fairly simple chance, giving Ihsanullah a life. Now that's the first to-do in the book of how to lose a Test match, surely when you are defending something so modest.

** Take 4 ** It looks really simple either way -- A quickly wearing out track, 118 runs, nine wickets, and no shortage of time. But given this match's trend - stand, collapse, surprise stand, brace up for some serious entertainment in the two hours that come.

** Take 4 ** It looks really simple either way -- A quickly wearing out track, 118 runs, nine wickets, and no shortage of time. But given this match's trend - stand, collapse, surprise stand, brace up for some serious entertainment in the two hours that come.

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