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Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe, 2nd Test Match Summary

AFG vs ZIM, 2021 - Test Summary

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Match Ended   
545/4d&108/4 (26.1)
287&365
Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 6 wickets
AFG 545/4
Bat Top Batsmen
200 (443)
  • 21x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 45.14SR
164 (257)
  • 14x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 63.81SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 3.45
20
OVERS
69/1
R/W
Bowler
ECON 2.54
31
OVERS
79/1
R/W
ZIM 287/10
Bat Top Batsmen
85 (129)
  • 7x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 65.89SR
Prince Masvaure
Prince Masvaure
65 (143)
  • 5x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 45.45SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 3.78
36.3
OVERS
138/4
R/W
Bowler
ECON 2.28
32
OVERS
73/3
R/W
ZIM 365/10
Bat Top Batsmen
151 (309)
  • 13x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 48.86SR
95 (258)
  • 16x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 36.82SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 2.18
62.5
OVERS
137/7
R/W
Bowler
ECON 2.50
16
OVERS
40/1
R/W
AFG 108/4
Bat Top Batsmen
58 (76)
  • 9x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 76.31SR
29 (65)
  • 3x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 44.61SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 4
4
OVERS
16/2
R/W
9.1
OVERS
25/2
R/W
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Asghar Afghan, the captain of Afghanistan, says they learnt a lot from the first game and they managed to come back strongly. Praises Hashmatullah Shahidi for his outstanding knock and regarding his own batting, Asghar replies that he tried to play his natural game and it went well. Shares that they were disappointed after the first Test but adds that they are still new in this format and learning. He credits Rashid Khan for the way he bowled despite being not fully fit.
PLAYER OF THE SERIES IS SEAN WILLIAMS! The Zimbabwean skipper says it was a fantastic series and winning the first Test in two days was a remarkable thing. Mentions that they were on the back foot on the first two days of the second Test but gives credit to his boys for fighting hard. Shares that the chat in the dressing room was to just bat and not think about anything else. He adds that to play the time out of the game was their plan. Feels that they missed out on winning the series by just 60 minutes. Informs that they have a few new players coming in for T20Is and they are excited to have them. Hopes to get a different pitch for the shorter formats.
PLAYER OF THE MATCH IS HASHMATULLAH SHAHIDI! Says that it was tough for him in the first Test but thanks the coaching staff for believing in him. Adds that he spent time in the middle and that's why he managed to get a big score. Calls it a big achievement for himself to get a double century. Wants to take more responsibility as a senior player and tells that he will try to repeat a similar performance in future as well.
It was a tough wicket to bowl on, especially on the first two days. The African bowlers struggled for any assistance on a batting paradise as the Afghan batsmen feasted on them. As the day progressed, there was some turn on offer and the spinners from Afghanistan joined the party. It was more of a team effort in the first innings by them as Rashid Khan got partners to support him. In the second innings though, the Afghan maestro did the bulk of the damage and finished with 11 wickets in the match. Stay tuned for the presentation...
Zimbabwe responded with a good start in their first innings with the bat but the middle order failed to stand up, barring Sikandar Raza. They were asked to follow-on by Afghanistan and the picture didn't change much for them as this time around the top order also failed to add runs, although they managed to spend some time in the middle. It could have been game over for them on Day 4 itself but Sean Williams once again led from the front with a refreshing century and his valuable partnership with Donald Tiripano pushed the Test match into the final day. The pair continued their marathon alliance this morning as well and got the record for the best 8th wicket stand in Tests for Zimbabwe (187 runs). He eventually was left stranded on 151 as his team got bundled out, setting a target of 108 runs.
End of a fantastic Test match! Unlike the first one, it was a batting bonanza. Afghanistan left the disappointment of an embarrassing batting show behind and put up a gigantic total in the first innings. It was a total effort from the top half of their batting unit. Ibrahim Zadran was exceptional as he continued his good form and then there were a couple of historic moments - A triple-century stand between Asghar Afghan and Hashmatullah Shahidi, and then the maiden Test double hundred for an Afghanistan batsman as the latter etched his name in history.
A comfortable win in the end for Afghanistan! There were a few hiccups after the Tea break but their victory was never in question. Rahmat Shah upped his scoring rate in the evening session and scored briskly to hit a half-century. All in all, a target of 108 is achieved without much discomfort.
Over 26.1 : 108/4
1 Runs
  • 126.1
N. Jamal
4 (6)
H. Shahidi
6 (3)
B. Muzarabani
9.1-1-25-2
26.1
1
Blessing Muzarabani To Nasir Jamal
THERE IT IS! Jamal hits the winning run! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one. AFGHANISTAN WIN BY 6 WICKETS!
Over 26 : 107/4
13 Runs
  • 125.1
  • 625.2
  • W25.3
  • 225.4
  • 025.5
  • 425.6
H. Shahidi
6 (3)
N. Jamal
3 (5)
R. Burl
4-1-16-2
25.6
4
Ryan Burl To Hashmatullah Shahidi
FOUR! SCORES LEVEL! Shahidi brings out the slog sweep, it is with the turn. He drags it from outside off and over the mid-wicket fielder for a boundary.
25.5
0
Ryan Burl To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Tosses it up on off, Shahidi defends it.
25.4
2
Ryan Burl To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Off the mark straightaway! On the pads, this is worked fine on the leg side for two.
Hashmatullah Shahidi, the double ton scorer walks out to bat!
25.3
W
Ryan Burl To Rahmat Shah OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Six and out for Shah! Burl gets another wicket! Shorter and on middle, this one stays low as it skids on off the surface. Shah looks to whip it on the leg side by going on the back foot but misses and the stumps are shattered. You cannot do that on a Day 5 pitch.
25.2
6
Ryan Burl To Rahmat Shah
SIX! Finally some sign on intent! Shah comes down the track, he does not get to the pitch of it but still hits it over the long off fence for a biggie. Just 7 runs away now.
25.1
1
Ryan Burl To Nasir Jamal
Tossed up on off, pushed off the front foot to point for a single.
Over 25 : 94/3
1 Runs
  • 024.1
  • 124.2
  • 024.3
  • 024.4
  • 024.5
  • 024.6
R. Shah
52 (74)
N. Jamal
2 (4)
B. Muzarabani
9-1-24-2
24.6
0
Blessing Muzarabani To Rahmat Shah
Swing and a miss! Short again and down the leg side again. Shah swings but misses again.
24.5
0
Blessing Muzarabani To Rahmat Shah
One more short one, Shah mistimes his pull towards square leg.
24.4
0
Blessing Muzarabani To Rahmat Shah
One more short one, Shah hops and nudges it to short leg.
24.3
0
Blessing Muzarabani To Rahmat Shah
Another short one and down the leg side, left alone.
24.2
1
Blessing Muzarabani To Nasir Jamal
Shorter and on the body, this is pulled down to fine leg for one.
24.1
0
Blessing Muzarabani To Nasir Jamal
A huge, huge shout but the umpire signals that it is off the elbow! A nasty short one, Jamal is taken by surprise. He looks to move out of the way but is late. It hits the arm and lobs towards leg gully. Sikandar Raza comes running in from backward square leg, catches it, they appeal but the umpire stays unmoved. Off the elbow, the replays back Aleem Dar.
Over 24 : 93/3
0 Runs
  • 023.1
  • 023.2
  • 023.3
  • 023.4
  • 023.5
  • 023.6
R. Shah
52 (70)
N. Jamal
1 (2)
R. Burl
3-1-3-1
23.6
0
Ryan Burl To Rahmat Shah
Quicker and on middle, Shah keeps it out. A maiden.
23.5
0
Ryan Burl To Rahmat Shah
Flatter and on middle, Rahmat pushes it to mid on.
23.4
0
Ryan Burl To Rahmat Shah
Shah steps out and strokes it back to the bowler.
23.3
0
Ryan Burl To Rahmat Shah
One more dot! Loopy ball on off, it is hit to covers.
23.2
0
Ryan Burl To Rahmat Shah
Quicker and on middle, Shah pushes it to covers.
23.1
0
Ryan Burl To Rahmat Shah
On middle, this is pushed to mid on.
Over 23 : 93/3
3 Runs
  • 122.1
  • 022.2
  • W22.3
  • 022.4
  • 122.5
  • 122.6
R. Shah
52 (64)
N. Jamal
1 (2)
B. Muzarabani
8-1-23-2
22.6
1
Blessing Muzarabani To Rahmat Shah
Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one.
22.5
1
Blessing Muzarabani To Nasir Jamal
Shorter and around off, Jamal pushes it through covers for one more.
26 OV
13 Runs
R. Burl to N. Jamal R. Shah H. Shahidi
  • 125.1
  • 625.2
  • W25.3
  • 225.4
  • 025.5
  • 425.6
25 OV
1 Runs
B. Muzarabani to N. Jamal R. Shah
  • 024.1
  • 124.2
  • 024.3
  • 024.4
  • 024.5
  • 024.6
24 OV
0 Runs
R. Burl to R. Shah
  • 023.1
  • 023.2
  • 023.3
  • 023.4
  • 023.5
  • 023.6
23 OV
3 Runs
B. Muzarabani to R. Shah S. Kamal N. Jamal
  • 122.1
  • 022.2
  • W22.3
  • 022.4
  • 122.5
  • 122.6
22 OV
1 Runs
R. Burl to I. Zadran R. Shah S. Kamal
  • 021.1
  • 021.2
  • W21.3
  • 021.4
  • 121.5
  • 021.6
21 OV
4 Runs
D. Tiripano to R. Shah I. Zadran
  • 120.1
  • 020.2
  • 220.3
  • 020.4
  • 020.5
  • 120.6
20 OV
2 Runs
R. Burl to I. Zadran R. Shah
  • 019.1
  • 119.2
  • 019.3
  • 019.4
  • 019.5
  • 119.6
19 OV
4 Runs
D. Tiripano to I. Zadran R. Shah
  • 018.1
  • 018.2
  • 1 NB18.3
  • 218.3
  • 018.4
  • 118.5
  • 018.6
18 OV
12 Runs
S. Williams to R. Shah
  • 017.1
  • 017.2
  • 417.3
  • 017.4
  • 417.5
  • 417.6
17 OV
6 Runs
D. Tiripano to R. Shah I. Zadran
  • 016.1
  • 016.2
  • 116.3
  • 016.4
  • 016.5
  • 1 WD16.6
  • 416.6
16 OV
4 Runs
S. Williams to I. Zadran
  • 015.1
  • 015.2
  • 415.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • 015.6
15 OV
3 Runs
D. Tiripano to I. Zadran R. Shah
  • 114.1
  • 014.2
  • 014.3
  • 214.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
14 OV
2 Runs
S. Williams to R. Shah I. Zadran
  • 013.1
  • 113.2
  • 013.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 113.6
13 OV
4 Runs
B. Muzarabani to I. Zadran R. Shah
  • 112.1
  • 112.2
  • 012.3
  • 112.4
  • 012.5
  • 112.6
12 OV
12 Runs
V. Nyauchi to R. Shah
  • 011.1
  • 011.2
  • 011.3
  • 411.4
  • 411.5
  • 411.6
11 OV
1 Runs
B. Muzarabani to R. Shah I. Zadran
  • 010.1
  • 110.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 010.5
  • 010.6
10 OV
6 Runs
V. Nyauchi to R. Shah
  • 09.1
  • 49.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 1 NB9.6
  • 19.6
9 OV
0 Runs
B. Muzarabani to I. Zadran
  • 08.1
  • 08.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
8 OV
4 Runs
V. Nyauchi to R. Shah
  • 07.1
  • 07.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 47.5
  • 07.6
7 OV
9 Runs
B. Muzarabani to R. Shah I. Zadran
  • 06.1
  • 46.2
  • 06.3
  • 16.4
  • 06.5
  • 46.6
6 OV
0 Runs
V. Nyauchi to I. Zadran
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
5 OV
1 Runs
B. Muzarabani to I. Zadran R. Shah
  • 14.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 04.6
4 OV
1 Runs
V. Nyauchi to I. Zadran R. Shah
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 03.4
  • 13.5
  • 03.6
3 OV
1 Runs
B. Muzarabani to I. Zadran R. Shah
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 12.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
2 OV
5 Runs
V. Nyauchi to I. Zadran R. Shah
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 31.4
  • 21.5
  • 01.6
1 OV
8 Runs
B. Muzarabani to J. Ahmadi
  • 40.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 4 B0.4
  • 00.5
  • W0.6
Match Info
  • Venue Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
  • Weather Bright and Sunny
  • Toss Afghanistanwon the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 6 wickets
  • Player of the Match Hashmatullah Shahidi
  • Player of the Series Sean Williams
  • Umpire Ahmed Shahpakteen (AFG), Aleem Dar (PAK) and Ahmed Shah Durrani (AFG)
  • Referee Ranjan Madugalle (SL)
Match Notes
  • Stumps: Afghanistan 307/3 in 90.0 overs
  • Afghanistan 300/3 in 85.5 overs
  • A Afghan maiden Test hundred: 101 runs in 121 balls (12x4) (2x6)
  • New ball taken: Afghanistan 276/3 in 80.1 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 150 off 219 balls between H Shahidi (53) and A Afghan (83)
  • Drinks: Afghanistan 263/3 in 75.0 overs
  • Afghanistan 253/3 in 72.3 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 100 off 168 balls between H Shahidi (35) and A Afghan (54)
  • A Afghan fifty: 50 runs in 64 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • Afghanistan 200/3 in 61.4 overs
  • Tea: Afghanistan 187/3 in 59.0 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 70 balls between H Shahidi (12) and A Afghan (34)
  • Afghanistan 152/3 in 50.4 overs
  • Drinks: Afghanistan 127/3 in 44.0 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 133 balls between I Zadran (31) and H Shahidi (18)
  • Afghanistan 100/2 in 34.0 overs
  • I Zadran 3rd Test fifty: 50 runs in 93 balls (6x4) (0x6)
  • Lunch: Afghanistan 83/2 in 27.0 overs
  • I Zadran dropped on 31 by S Raza in 17.2 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 77 balls between I Zadran (27) and R Shah (23)
  • Drinks: Afghanistan 54/1 in 14.0 overs
  • Afghanistan 52/1 in 12.4 overs
  • S Shirzad and S Kamal makes their Test debut for Afghanistan
  • Stumps: Zimbabwe 50/0 in 17.0 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 101 balls between P Masvaure (29) and K Kasuza (14)
  • Zimbabwe 50/0 in 16.5 overs
  • Innings Break: Afghanistan 545/4 dec in 160.4
  • H Shahidi Test: 200 runs in 443 balls (21x4) (1x6)
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 100 off 150 balls between H Shahidi (47) and N Jamal (52)
  • N Jamal maiden Test fifty: 51 runs in 86 balls (4x4) (0x6)
  • Afghanistan 500/4 in 151.1 overs
  • Tea: Afghanistan 496/4 in 151.0 overs
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 50 off 87 balls between H Shahidi (20) and N Jamal (29)
  • H Shahidi Test: 150 runs in 382 balls (17x4) (1x6)
  • Afghanistan 450/4 in 138.2 overs
  • Drinks: Afghanistan 432/4 in 135.0 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 300 off 524 balls between H Shahidi (117) and A Afghan (159)
  • A Afghan Test: 150 runs in 227 balls (14x4) (2x6)
  • Afghanistan 400/3 in 121.3 overs
  • Lunch: Afghanistan 388/3 in 118.0 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 250 off 424 balls between H Shahidi (98) and A Afghan (131)
  • A Afghan dropped on 124 by K Kasuza in 107.5 overs
  • H Shahidi dropped on 112 by S Williams in 105.3 overs
  • Afghanistan 350/3 in 105.2 overs
  • H Shahidi maiden Test hundred: 100 runs in 276 balls (12x4) (0x6)
  • Drinks: Afghanistan 333/3 in 102.3 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 201 off 346 balls between H Shahidi (73) and A Afghan (113)
  • H Shahidi Test fifty: 51 runs in 154 balls (6x4) (0x6)
  • Stumps: Zimbabwe 24/0 in 13.0 overs
  • Innings Break: Zimbabwe 287/10 in 91.3 overs
  • S Raza 8th Test fifty: 50 runs in 81 balls (4x4) (0x6)
  • Zimbabwe 250/7 in 79.5 overs
  • R Chakabva dropped on 15 by H Shahidi in 68.4 overs
  • Zimbabwe 202/6 in 67.2 overs
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe 180/4 in 60.0 overs
  • Zimbabwe 150/4 in 52.3 overs
  • Lunch: Zimbabwe 145/2 in 48.0 overs
  • P Masvaure maiden Test fifty: 50 runs in 117 balls (3x4) (0x6)
  • Zimbabwe 100/1 in 34.1 overs
  • S Williams 4th Test hundred: 103 runs in 173 balls (9x4) (1x6)
  • 8th wkt Partnership: 100 off 188 balls between S Williams (42) and D Tiripano (51)
  • D Tiripano maiden Test fifty: 50 runs in 114 balls (9x4) (0x6)
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe 220/7 in 88.0 overs
  • Zimbabwe 203/7 in 82.5 overs
  • 8th wkt Partnership: 51 off 102 balls between S Williams (18) and D Tiripano (33)
  • New ball taken: Zimbabwe 193/7 in 80.1 overs
  • Tea: Zimbabwe 170/7 in 72.0 overs
  • Zimbabwe 151/7 in 64.4 overs
  • S Williams Test fifty: 50 runs in 77 balls (4x4) (1x6)
  • Zimbabwe 101/2 in 49.2 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 112 balls between T Musakanda (10) and S Williams (36)
  • S Williams dropped on 35 by N Jamal in 46.2 overs
  • Lunch: Zimbabwe 90/2 in 44.0 overs
  • Zimbabwe 53/2 in 32.1 overs
  • New ball taken: Zimbabwe 286/8 in 90.1 overs
  • R Shah 3rd Test fifty: 50 runs in 62 balls (9x4) (0x6)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 53 off 88 balls between I Zadran (18) and R Shah (34)
  • Afghanistan 50/1 in 12.2 overs
  • Innings Break: Zimbabwe 365/10 in 148.5 overs
  • S Williams: 150 runs in 308 balls (13x4) (1x6)
  • Zimbabwe 452/8 in 145.5 overs
  • Lunch: Zimbabwe 330/8 in 136.0 overs
  • Zimbabwe 301/7 in 120.3 overs
  • 8th wkt Partnership: 152 off 334 balls between S Williams (71) and D Tiripano (77)
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