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Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe, 1st Test: Zimbabwe on top on Day 1

Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe, 1st Test: Zimbabwe on top on Day 1
Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe, 1st Test: Zimbabwe on top on Day 1
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In what turned out to be a fascinating day’s play, Zimbabwe were 2 runs ahead with 5 wickets in hand at the close, in their 1st innings; having earlier bowled out Afghanistan for 131, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

 

Match Summary

Afghanistan 131/10 (47 ov)

Zimbabwe *133/5 (39 ov)

Day 1 Close of Play: Zimbabwe lead by 2 runs

Scorecard

 

Match Day Highlights

Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bat scoring just 131 in their 1st innings - Afsar Zazai (37) top scored and Blessing Muzarabani 4-48 and Victor Nyauchi 3-34 did the damage with the ball for Zimbabwe.

Afghanistan Fall of Wickets: 1-0 (Abdul Malik - 0.1 ov), 2-8 (Rahmat Shah - 2.2 ov), 3-37 (Munir Ahmad - 9.6 ov), 4-52 (Ibrahim Zadran - 13.1 ov), 5-69 (Hashmatullah Shahidi - 15.3 ov), 6-91 (Asghar Afghan - 26.5 ov), 7-109 (Afsar Zazai - 33.4 ov), 8-122 (Abdul Wasi - 43.2 ov), 9-123 (Yamin Ahmadzai - 44.5 ov), 10-131 (Zahir Khan - 46.6 ov)

 

In reply, Zimbabwe were 133/5 with Sean Williams 54* and  Sikandar Raza 43 top scorers and Amir Hamza 4-61, the main wicket taker for Afghanistan.

Zimbabwe Fall of Wickets: 1-5 (Kevin Kasuza - 0.4 ov), 2-22 (Tarisai Musakanda - 9.2 ov), 3-38 (Prince Masvaure - 14.4 ov), 4-38 (Wesley Madhevere - 14.5 ov), 5-109 (Sikandar Raza - 31.6 ov)

 

Playing XIs

Afghanistan - Ibrahim Zadran, Abdul Malik, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan(c), Hashmatullah Shahidi, Munir Ahmad, Afsar Zazai(wk), Abdul Wasi, Yamin Ahmadzai, Hamza Hotak, Zahir Khan

Zimbabwe - Prince Masvaure, Kevin Kasuza, Sean Williams(c), Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Wesley Madhevere, Regis Chakabva(wk), Tarisai Musakanda, Donald Tiripano, Victor Nyauchi, Blessing Muzarabani

 

Match Details

Start Time: 05:30

Toss: Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bat

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Officials: Ahmed Pakteen, Aleem Dar, Ahmed Durrani, Shiju Sam, Ranjan Madugalle


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