Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe, 2nd Test: Afghanistan on top on Day1
Top batting from the top order put Afghanistan in the driving seat in the 2nd Test against Zimbabwe today, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Match Summary - 2nd Test, Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan
Afghanistan*307/3 (90 ov)
Day 1 Close of Play: Afghanistan are 307/3
What a brilliant maiden test hundred by the Afghan skipper Asghar Afghan in 121 balls. pic.twitter.com/urqkhkVVcC— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) March 10, 2021
Match Day Highlights
Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bat.
Afghanistan batted superbly today, in stark contrast to their batting in the 1st Test, with Ibrahim Zadran 72, Hashmatullah Shahidi 86* and Asghar Afghan 106* all in the runs.
It was tough going for the Zimbabwe bowlers in the field, with Victor Nyauchi 1-73 and Ryan Burl 1-34 the wicket takers and Rahmat Shah run out by RW Chakabva / TK Musakanda.
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Javed Ahmadi - 1.3 ov), 2-56 (Rahmat Shah - 14.2 ov), 3-121 (Ibrahim Zadran - 41.5 ov)
Afghanistan - Ibrahim Zadran, 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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