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Rashid Khan's five takes Afghanistan close to maiden Test win

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

Spinner Rashid Khan's five-wicket haul helped bowl out for 288 and put the team in sight of a maiden Test win on the third day of the one-off Test on Sunday.

Chasing 147 for victory, were 29 for one with batting on 16 and unbeaten on 11 at the close of play.

lost one wicket in the form of Mohammad Shahzad, but and Shah, who made 98 in Afghanistan's first innings total of 314, ensured there was no more damage when the stumps were drawn.

Earlier in the day, (82) and (56) scored half-centuries each but Khan came up with career-best figures of five for 82 to bundle out in the final session of play.

Khan accounted for the wickets of James McCollum, O'Brien, Stuart Thompson, and to put Afghanistan in a commanding position.

Brief scores:

Ireland: 172 & 288 all out in 93 overs (82, 56; 5/82).

Afghanistan: 314 & 29/1 in 16 overs (batting 16, batting 11 ).

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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 18:45 IST