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Rashid leads Afghanistan to historic win against Bangladesh

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Chattogram, Sep 9 (IANS) Rashid Khan followed up his first innings fifer with a six-wicket haul as Afghanistan made short work of the Bangladesh tail to record a historic win here on Monday. This is the first time Afghanistan won a Test away from home in what was their first away Test. They beat Bangladesh by 224 runs.

The first two sessions of Day 5 were washed out which meant that Afghanistan were left with just one session to try and take the last four Bangladesh wickets. They didn’t take long to get started though with Zahir Khan dismissing Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan off the very first ball of the day.

Rashid then alternated himself with Zahir, Qais Ahmed and Mohammad Nabi — who was playing his final Test match — and soon dismissed Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Taijul Islam. However, with the clouds hovering menacingly over the stadium, Soumya Sarkar blocked the bowlers for nearly four overs. Rashid at one point managed to get a leading edge off Sarkar which fell tantalisingly short of mid-off.

Finally, with just four overs left in the day, Rashid managed to get an inside edge off Sarkar and it fell into the hands of short leg, sparking wild celebrations from the Afghanistan players. That was Rashid’s 11th wicket of the match. Bangladesh were set a target of 398 and they were all out for 173.

Brief scores: Afghanistan 342 (Rahmat Shah 102, Asghar Afghan 92; Taijul Islam 4/116) &260 (Ibrahim Zadran 87, Asghar Afghan 50; Shakib Al Hasan 3/58) vs Bangladesh 205 (Mominul Haque 52, Mosaddek Hossain 48; Rashid Khan 5/55) & 173 (Shakib Al Hasan 44, Shadman Islam 41; Rashid Khan 6/59)

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Warne banned from driving for 12 months

The former Australian spinner already had 15 penalty points to his license for five speeding offences from April 2016.

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New Delhi, Sep 23 : Australia legend Shane Warne has been banned from driving for 12 months after picking up his sixth speeding offence in two years. Warne pleaded guilty at the Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court for driving at over 75 kmph in a zone where the speed limit was 65 kmph.

According to BBC News, the former Australian spinner already had 15 penalty points to his license for five speeding offences from April 2016.

The 50-year-old, who was not present at the hearing, is also required to pay 900 pounds as fine.

Warne, regarded as one of the best spinners in cricket history, scalped 708 wickets in 145 Tests between 1992 and 2007.

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Sprinter Dutee Chand wants to join politics

Earlier this year, Dutee openly announced that she was in a same-sex relationship.

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Bhubaneswar, Sep 23 : Ace sprinter Dutee Chand has expressed her interest to enter the political fray after finishing her athletic career.

“I have always wanted to join politics since childhood. My family has also been involved in grassroots politics, with my mother being the SARPANCH of our village,” Dutee tweeted on Monday.

Dutee, however, said there is no plan to join politics as of now and she will wait till the completion of her career as an athlete.

“Now, I am focusing on my sprinting career. There is no plan to join politics now,” said India’s fastest woman.

Earlier this year, Dutee openly announced that she was in a same-sex relationship.

The 23-year-old athlete, who holds the national record in the women’s 100 metres event, is preparing for the World Championships scheduled to begin on September 27 in Doha.

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India vs South Africa 3rd T20I: Unchanged India bat first in Bengaluru

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Bengaluru, Sep 22 India have elected to bat first at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium here on Sunday in the third and final T20I against South Africa.

India lead the three-match series 1-0 following their victory in Mohali on Wednesday while the first match in Dharamsala was washed out without a ball being bowled on September 15.

India skipper Virat Kohli said the hosts have gone in with an unchanged XI from the second T20I in Mohali. South Africa have made one change to their side with Beuran Hendricks replacing Anrich Nortje.

“Looks like a nice wicket. I know this is a ground where teams have chased well. But going into the T20 World Cup, we want to improve on a few things as a team. Batting first is an area we want to improve upon. Batting first is something we’re also looking to strengthen.

“Results are always a priority, but we need to get out of our comfort zone also. Come the World Cup, toss is not in your control, you should be able to perform whether batting or bowling first. Have a few plans in mind, will be looking to executing those,” Kohli said at the toss.

South Africa skipper Quinton de Kock said that the Proteas will be looking to make improvements upon their performance in the second T20I that ended in a seven-wicket loss for them.

“It will be a good wicket anyway, whether we batted or bowled. We will have to try and compete, be the best players we can be. Last match was up and down for the team. We will try to learn from our mistakes,” de Kock said.

Playing XI
South Africa: Quinton de Kock(c/wk), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Bjorn Fortuin, Kagiso Rabada, Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini

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