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The Rise of Afghanistan's Cricket Team

We find out how Afghanistan have gone from turmoil to the bright lights of Test Cricket.

It's a nation that has been torn apart by decades of war but after a long long wait, finally Afghanistan are playing their first ever Test match against India - Our reporter Sam Sheringham is in India to find out about Afghanistan's remarkable journey.

The Afghan Cricket chairman Atif Mashal has been telling us what it means to be part of cricket's most exclusive club.

Bangladesh's women's team pulled off a dramatic three-wicket victory in the final against six-time champions India to clinch their maiden Asia Cup. Bangladesh's middle order batsman Nigar Sultana joined us on the show - she top scored with 27 in the final and she told Alison, Clint and Sunil what the title means to her and how she is hoping this will now raise the profile of women's cricket in Bangladesh.

And with Australia arriving in England with a new captain, a new coach and a new-look side, it's the first time they are playing international cricket since the infamous ball-tampering tour of South Africa. Alison, Clint and Sunil discuss whether Australia kept their promise of banter not sledging and a respect for the game and the opposition.

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42 minutes

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Sat 16 Jun 2018 04:32GMT

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