Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe, 2nd Test: Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 6 wickets on final day
Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 6 wickets on the final day of the 2nd Test to level the series 1-1, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, today.
Afghanistan 545/4d (160.4 ov) & 108/4 (26.1 ov)
Zimbabwe 287/10 (91.3 ov) & 365/10 (148.5 ov)
Result - Afghanistan won by 6 wickets
VICTORY!— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) March 14, 2021
Afghanistan end a great Test match with a winning note to level the #AbuDhabiSunShine Series 1-1. Brilliant performances from @rashidkhan_19,@Hashmat_50, Skipper Asghar Afghan and @RahmatShah_08 in the match that had some historic moments.#AFGvZIM pic.twitter.com/4MmD5kBiSa
Afhgahistan needed just 3 wickets when play resumed this morning and after bowling Zimbabwe out for 365 in their 2nd innings, with Sean Williams 151* and Donald Tiripano 95 the heroes with the bat, Rashid Khan 7-135 the star with the ball for Afghanistan.
Fall of wickets: 1-44 (Prince Masvaure - 26.6 ov), 2-46 (Kevin Kasuza - 27.4 ov), 3-101 (Tarisai Musakanda - 49.4 ov), 4-102 (Wesley Madhevere - 50.3 ov), 5-140 (Sikandar Raza - 61.1 ov), 6-140 (Ryan Burl - 61.5 ov), 7-142 (Regis Chakabva - 63.2 ov), 8-329 (Donald Tiripano - 134.1 ov), 9-362 (Blessing Muzarabani - 147.6 ov), 10-365 (Victor Nyauchi - 148.5 ov)
Afghanistan then faced a run chase of 108 runs to win and completed it with 6 wickets to spare.
Rahmat Shah 58 and Rahmat Shah 29 were the main run getters for Afghanistan and Ryan Burl 2-16 and Blessing Muzarabani 2-25 were the wicket takers for Zimbabwe.
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Javed Ahmadi - 0.6 ov), 2-89 (Ibrahim Zadran - 21.3 ov), 3-91 (Shahidullah - 22.3 ov), 4-101 (Rahmat Shah - 25.3 ov)
Afghanistan - Rahmat Shah, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Nasir Jamal, Afsar Zazai(wk), Asghar Afghan(c), Shahidullah Kamal, Rashid Khan, Hamza Hotak, Sayed Shirzad
Zimbabwe - Prince Masvaure, Kevin Kasuza, Tarisai Musakanda, Sean Williams(c), Wesley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva(wk), Donald Tiripano, Blessing Muzarabani, Victor Nyauchi
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, Bismillah Shinwari, Ranjan Madugalle
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