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2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, March 10 - 14, 2021, Afghanistan v Zimbabwe
(T:108) 545/4d & 108/4
(f/o) 287 & 365

Afghanistan won by 6 wickets

Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
264 runs • 2 wkts
Afghanistan 1st Innings
Zimbabwe 1st Innings
Zimbabwe 2nd Innings (Following on)
Afghanistan 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Afghanistan 1st Innings 
c Sikandar Raza b Burl721301738055.38
c Williams b Nyauchi43710133.33
run out (Musakanda/†Chakabva)2345622051.11
not out 20044359021145.14
lbw b Sikandar Raza16425737014263.81
not out 55911154060.43
Extras(b 16, lb 1, nb 5, w 5)27
TOTAL160.4 Ov (RR: 3.39)545/4d
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Javed Ahmadi, 1.3 ov), 2-56 (Rahmat Shah, 14.2 ov), 3-121 (Ibrahim Zadran, 41.5 ov), 4-428 (Asghar Afghan, 132.4 ov)
1.3 to Javed Ahmadi, caught third slip! Ahmadi searching for the drive, late on it and gets a thick edge to be caught in the cordon. Three deliveries, three streaky strokes. Got a boundary, then beaten and now caught. Zimbabwe celebrate and they couldn't have asked for a better beginning. Very loose from Ahmadi. Must say it was a good catch from Williams in front of his face. 6/1
132.4 to Asghar Afghan, got him and the big stand has ended! Raza fires this in full on the stumps, gets this to break back in from middle and off to beat his forward prod and hit him on the pad. That's not a bad call at all from umpire Pakteen. On a placid deck, bowlers need a slice of luck, a portion of the ball would've hit leg stump. And even if DRS was there, the umpire's call would've stood. End of a mammoth stand, superb knock from Afghan.. 428/4
41.5 to Ibrahim Zadran, Zadran lunges forward to defend, but the ball turns enough to take the outside edge. Raza, at first slip, juggles briefly, before completing a low catch to remove the batsman for 72. 121/3
Zimbabwe 1st Innings 
b Amir Hamza651431755045.45
c †Afsar Zazai b Rashid Khan41901186045.55
lbw b Rashid Khan41901394145.55
c Amir Hamza b Sayed Shirzad817181047.05
c †Afsar Zazai b Sayed Shirzad012000.00
c Rahmat Shah b Rashid Khan851291857165.89
b Amir Hamza055000.00
c Ibrahim Zadran b Rashid Khan3334465097.05
c Nasir Jamal b Amir Hamza325170012.00
run out (Rahmat Shah/Rashid Khan)01650000.00
not out 00300-
Extras(b 2, lb 6, nb 1, w 2)11
TOTAL91.3 Ov (RR: 3.13)287
Fall of wickets: 1-91 (Kevin Kasuza, 30.1 ov), 2-133 (Prince Masvaure, 45.2 ov), 3-145 (Sean Williams, 49.3 ov), 4-145 (Wessly Madhevere, 49.4 ov), 5-186 (Tarisai Musakanda, 61.5 ov), 6-189 (Ryan Burl, 62.5 ov), 7-242 (Regis Chakabva, 75.4 ov), 8-251 (Donald Tiripano, 80.5 ov), 9-287 (Blessing Muzarabani, 91.2 ov), 10-287 (Sikandar Raza, 91.3 ov)
49.3 to SC Williams, the short-ball has done the trick! The bustling pace of Shirzad has led to a big, big moment. He bangs one in short, Williams is looking to pull but is hurried into the stroke, he's cramped for room as well as he goes through with the shot and the top-edge is taken safely by Hamza running in from midwicket. Big moment in the game. 145/3
49.4 to W Madhevere, gone first ball! Shirzad goes around the wicket, gets it to angle in and straighten to take the edge. Madhevere is yet to score in Tests. What a lion-hearted effort. Aleen Dar took his time before raising the finger.. 145/4
45.2 to PS Masvaure, oh dear! Masvaure is sooo disappointed. Full, on off. He comes down the ground to nudge it leg side, but there's a big gap between the bat and his pads. Through him, and hits off stump, but that was an excellent innings seeing off a tricky evening yesterday and nearly the full first session today. 133/2
62.5 to RP Burl, wickets are tumbling! Out for a duck. This has been a moving session. Full outside off, from over the wickets. Turns in after hitting the rough. Through his attempted drive...clipping off stump. 189/6
80.5 to DT Tiripano, taken at silly point! Has that taken there bat? Umpire thinks he has. It's an in-drifter from Hamza, he prods forward to defend, the ball lobs off the pad to the fielder. Didn't look like there was bat there, but will need another replay to confirm. Tiripano is not happy with the call. He thinks he didn't hit it. No bat, came off the pad. Rough call.. 251/8
30.1 to KT Kasuza, chases a wide one and perishes! Quicker length ball that spins away from outside off, Kasuza has a waft at that and gets a thin nick through to the keeper. Excellent catch standing up. Rashid strikes in his second over of the morning.. 91/1
61.5 to TK Musakanda, googly! Full, on off, and turning in. Presses forward to defend, and this has hit him in front of middle and off. Umpire raises his finger. Probably hitting leg stump. 186/5
75.4 to RW Chakabva, what a catch at short leg! Reflex-action grab out of the top drawer. Chakabva looks to work it against the turn, hits it off the middle but Ibrahim puts his left hand out and takes it low to his right. Zimbabwe in real danger of being made to follow-on. 242/7
91.3 to Sikandar Raza, and they're all out! Full outside off, and Raza looks to go for a big shot. Hits it well, but not well enough, and taken at long off. Afghanistan lead by 258. 287/10
Zimbabwe 2nd Innings (Following on) 
c & b Javed Ahmadi15741042020.27
c Rahmat Shah b Rashid Khan30921092032.60
lbw b Rashid Khan1567880022.38
not out 15130946513148.86
c †Afsar Zazai b Sayed Shirzad036000.00
c Nasir Jamal b Rashid Khan2239510356.41
lbw b Rashid Khan043000.00
lbw b Rashid Khan038000.00
lbw b Rashid Khan9525826116036.82
c †Afsar Zazai b Amir Hamza1743484039.53
lbw b Rashid Khan016000.00
Extras(b 12, lb 7, w 1)20
TOTAL148.5 Ov (RR: 2.45)365
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 (Wessly 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)
50.3 to W Madhevere, third duck in a row! Nicely bowled by Shirzad, but a feeble response. Length ball in the corridor, and it straightened slightly off the seam. Madhevere hangs his bat out uncertainly, and the ball kisses his edge just as he begins withdrawing it in a late attempt to leave. 102/4
27.4 to KT Kasuza, rewarded! Rashid was continuously challenging the outside edge in the first three deliveries, and this time he gets it. Full outside off, on this occasion it's the googly. He looks to defend inside the ball's line, but it takes an edge and flies to first slip. Fielder takes it towards his left, a low-ish catch. Both openers gone inside six balls. 46/2
49.4 to TK Musakanda, got him, Rashid has broken through! Beautifully flighted just outside off, and I think this was more a case of the batsman being beaten in the air than of not picking the variation. Gets forward to drive, and the ball dips and turns in to beat his inside edge and thud into his back pad, right in front. The trajectory really confounded Musakanda there. 101/3
61.1 to Sikandar Raza, he's thrown it away as Rashid Khan gets Sikandar Raza. Full and wide outside off. Raza comes down the wicket looking to clobber a shot to midwicket. Takes the edge, flies to slip and taken by Jamal at second slip. Zimbabwe have lost half their side. 140/5
61.5 to RP Burl, massive appeal, the umpire is unmoved for a long time but finally raises his finger. Did that pitch outside leg stump? That's what the umpire had to decide. Full, on leg stump, hits him in front of middle as he tries to defend. Done in by the googly. 140/6
63.2 to RW Chakabva, that's his five-wicket haul! Full on off, and angling towards middle. He tries to sweep, misses, and that's a very easy decision for the umpire. 142/7
134.1 to DT Tiripano, tragic for Donald! Good length, on off. Turning in. He's been trapped in front of middle stump! Umpire Dar says out, and Tiripano is out on 95! It's also Rashid's ten-wicket haul for the match. The ball staying low did not help Tiripano's cause one bit.. 329/8
148.5 to VM Nyauchi, goes back to the Rashid wrong'un, and he doesn't pick it at all. Identical dismissal to that of Tiripano, and Rashid ends up with an 11-for in the Test match. Superb bowling. Flat wrong'un pitching just outside off, and he plays the trajectory rather than the length. Goes back, shaping to cut, and he's in no position to bring his bat down and keep the googly out. Struck on the back pad, in front of middle and leg,and the ball didn't have too much distance left to travel before reaching the stumps. 365/10
147.6 to B Muzarabani, huge appeal, and it's given! Did Muzarabani edge that? He's shaking his head as he walks off. Draws him forward with his loop, and gets it to turn away sharply from middle stump. Beats the outside edge of his defensive bat quite clearly. The bat may have hit the ground, and that may have led umpire Pakteen to give it out. Unfortunate for Muzarabani, and now Zimbabwe are effectively 104 for 9. 362/9
26.6 to PS Masvaure, gone, he gets his man with a full-toss! It was coming, because Masvaure was playing some aggressive shots straight to the fielders, and now he gets a juicy full-toss that he looks to drive hard down the ground, but he fails to keep it down, and hits it straight back to Ahmadi at about waist height. 44/1
Afghanistan 2nd Innings (T: 108 runs)
b Muzarabani4651066.66
c Musakanda b Burl2965953044.61
b Burl58761099176.31
c Kasuza b Muzarabani036000.00
not out 46170066.66
not out 63410200.00
Extras(b 4, nb 2, w 1)7
TOTAL26.1 Ov (RR: 4.12)108/4
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)
0.6 to Javed Ahmadi, well, well. This was short too, outside off stump, not ideal for this pitch, but it keeps a bit low, and Ahmadi goes after it with an angled bat and inside-edges into his stumps. Really not the pitch for that sort of shot either. It wasn't wide enough to be cutting. 8/1
22.3 to Shahidullah, soft dismissal! Short ball, slower delivery. Tries to pull gently to the leg side. But it's been toe-ended straight into the hands of short leg, cupped between his legs! The fielder wasn't even looking at the ball. The ball simply got stuck in his palms. The Zimbabweans have a giggle but the debutant is out for a duck.. 91/3
21.3 to Ibrahim Zadran, sharp catch! Full outside off. Goes for the big shot. Mistimed, and mid off has to track back to long off for a tough catch. Dives backwards and takes a tumble, but holds on to the catch. Musakanda with the top work. 89/2
25.3 to Rahmat Shah, bowled 'im! Burl celebrates. Length ball, on off. Skidding into leg. Misses the dragged flick. Rattles the stumps. 101/4
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Wed, 10 Mar - day 1 - Afghanistan 1st innings 307/3 (Hashmatullah Shahidi 86*, Asghar Afghan 106*, 90 ov)
Thu, 11 Mar - day 2 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 50/0 (Prince Masvaure 29*, Kevin Kasuza 14*, 17 ov)
Fri, 12 Mar - day 3 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 24/0 (Prince Masvaure 3*, Kevin Kasuza 20*, 13 ov)
Sat, 13 Mar - day 4 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 266/7 (Sean Williams 106*, Donald Tiripano 63*, 106 ov)
Sun, 14 Mar - day 5 - Afghanistan 2nd innings 108/4 (26.1 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • 8th Wicket: 150 runs in 334 balls (SC Williams 71, DT Tiripano 72, Ex 9)
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 296/7 in 120.0 overs (SC Williams 124, DT Tiripano 74)
  • Zimbabwe: 300 runs in 120.3 overs (723 balls), Extras 16
  • Lunch: Zimbabwe - 330/8 in 136.0 overs (SC Williams 137, B Muzarabani 0)
  • Zimbabwe: 350 runs in 145.5 overs (875 balls), Extras 20
  • SC Williams: 150 off 308 balls (13 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Innings Break: Zimbabwe - 365/10 in 148.5 overs (SC Williams 151)
  • Afghanistan 2nd innings
  • Afghanistan: 50 runs in 12.2 overs (75 balls), Extras 5
  • Tea: Afghanistan - 54/1 in 14.0 overs (Ibrahim Zadran 13, Rahmat Shah 32)
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 88 balls (Ibrahim Zadran 18, Rahmat Shah 34, Ex 1)
  • Rahmat Shah: 50 off 62 balls (9 x 4)
  • Afghanistan: 100 runs in 25.2 overs (154 balls), Extras 7
Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossAfghanistan, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series result2-match series drawn 1-1
Match numberTest no. 2415
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days10,11,12,13,14 March 2021 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee