‘It suggests we’re ready for Test cricket’ – Nabi on historic Afghanistan win

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Afghanistan’s star all-rounder Mohammad Nabi has hailed the efforts of his team associates as “amazing” as his side secured their first-ever Test win over Ireland. The end result made the Afghans the second one fastest facet to report a Test win, doing so in only their 2d game within the longest format. “It’s a totally ancient day for whole of Afghanistan,” said Nabi. “Every layout is unique. Test cricket has a one of a kind flavour to it. The way our guys accomplished in batting and bowling, the form of comebacks that we did, the manner Rahmat Shah and Ihsanullah batted become splendid. Rashid’s spell the day gone by, the primary time taking 5 wickets, it changed into a count of incredible pride. It suggests we’re ready for Test cricket.”

The end result changed into especially momentous considering how Afghanistan struggled in their first Test, when India took all 20 wickets in periods to report an innings victory. However, Nabi felt his aspect might continually come excellent at a few level, pointing to their magnificent record within the first-rate Intercontinental Cup competition. Afghanistan participated inside the opposition 3 instances, in 2009-10, 2011-13, and 2015-17, and misplaced just a single game throughout all 3 campaigns. “They are the number-one ranked Test side and they’re the fine in domestic conditions as nicely,” he said of India. “That’s why we misplaced the game in two days. When you spot the Intercontinental Cup games of Afghanistan we never lost any video games except in the final in opposition to Ireland [in 2013]. All other video games we won or have been draws. It means we’re a good crew in Tests as nicely.”
Nabi additionally thinks that Afghanistan showing they could compete way more possibilities to play Tests in opposition to different teams need to be forthcoming. “When you win then the groups will inform you to come and play with them,” he stated. “Nobody performs a vulnerable group. They would possibly assume that Afghanistan is vulnerable but now not so much that we can’t combat them. We have the world’s satisfactory spinners and we are looking to focus on our batting line-up. If we can placed up a very good score on the board then we are assured of thrashing any crew within the world.”