AFG vs ZIM 1st Test Check Result: Zimbabwe-17/0
Afghanistan 135/10- Afghanistan is on the brink of losing the first Test against Zimbabwe. They have lost seven wickets and only lead by 16 runs. Zimbabwe needs 17 runs to win the match.
Nyauchi and Muzarbani are on a roll with the ball in their hands. The duo have picked two wickets each as Afghanistan battles to avoid defeat on Day 2 of the opening Test.
Meanwhile, Ibrahim Zadran is battling for an unbeaten 58.
Zimbabwe took an early advantage after their 119 runs lead against Afghanistan in their first innings.
Check scorecard: Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe LIVE score
Zimbabwe 250 allout
Earlier, Sean Williams has scored a century in the first innings against Afghanistan to help Zimbabwe take control on Day 2. Chakabha departed after his well-made 44. Meanwhile, Afghanistan have bowled out Zimbabwe in the second session. They need to pick the remaining wickets as soon as possible.
Zimbabwe managed a lead of 119 runs after a splendid performance with the ball on Day 1 of the opening Test. They had gone past Afghanistan’s score of 131 runs on Tuesday.
Earlier on Day 1 – a total of fifteen wickets fell on the opening day but Zimbabwe were able to pull in front by the end of it, thanks to a crucial 71-run stand for the fourth wicket that helped them end the day with a narrow 2-run lead over Afghanistan, with five wickets in hand.
After bowling out Afghanistan for 131 by Tea, Zimbabwe also lost early wickets, reeling at 38 for 4 at one point in time. Yamin Ahmadzai bowled opener Kevin Kasuza with the fourth ball of the innings before Amir Hamza struck from the other end and got rid of Tarisai Musakanda, also bowled.
Zimbabwe have lost four wickets in the opening Test against Afghanistan after the latter were bundled out for 131. Sean Williams and Sikander Raza are currently batting on the crease.
Earlier, Sensational bowling performances Blessing Muzarbani and Victor Nyauchi helped Zimbabwe bowl out Afghanistan for just 131 runs in their first inning.
Abdul Malik (duck), Rahmat Shah (2) and Munir Ahmed (12), Hasmatullah Shahidi (5) departed in the first few overs. Ibrahim Zadran departed for 31 runs while skipper Asghar Afghan (13), Abdul Wasi (1) and other tail-enders got out post-lunch. The decision of Afghanistan skipper Afghan to bat first has so far backfired.
|Abdul Malik||b Muzarabani||0||1||1||0||0||0.00|
|Ibrahim Zadran||c Musakanda b Nyauchi||31||41||71||5||0||75.61|
|Rahmat Shah||c †Chakabva b Muzarabani||6||8||13||1||0||75.00|
|Munir Ahmad||c Sikandar Raza b Nyauchi||12||23||39||2||0||52.17|
|Hashmatullah Shahidi||b Nyauchi||5||14||27||1||0||35.71|
|Afsar Zazai †||c †Chakabva b Tiripano||37||70||89||6||0||52.86|
|Asghar Afghan (c)||c †Chakabva b Muzarabani||13||36||48||2||0||36.11|
|Abdul Wasi||c Kasuza b Sikandar Raza||3||42||68||0||0||7.14|
|Amir Hamza||not out||16||35||52||3||0||45.71|
|Yamin Ahmadzai||c Tiripano b Williams||1||7||5||0||0||14.29|
|Zahir Khan||c Williams b Muzarabani||0||7||12||0||0||0.00|
|Extras||(b 4, nb 2, w 1)||7|
|TOTAL||(47 Ov, RR: 2.78)||131|
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)
Afghanistan have won the toss and have opted to bat
Great Opportunity for Afghanistan & Zimbabwe to play Test Match Series
– First Test Match for both teams since last 13 months
– Zimbabwe have only played five Tests since 2018,
– Afghanistan, who made their Test debut in 2018, have only featured in four five-day matches.
Where will AFG vs ZIM Test Series will be Live Streamed and Broadcasted?
India: FanCode (Live Streaming)
Pakistan: Geo Super/ PTV
UK/Europe: Free Sports
Rest of the World: Rabbithole YouTube Channel
Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe Live Broadcast: The 19-member Afghanistan Test squad includes as many as eight uncapped players: Bahir Shah Mohboob, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Sayed Ahmed Shirzad, Abdul Malik, Munir Ahmad Kakar, Shahidullah Kamal, Saleem Safi, and Zia Ur Rahman Akbar.
While the Sean Williams-led Zimbabwe has included four uncapped players in Wesley Madhevere, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani, Brandon Mavuta, in their 15-member squad,
AFG vs ZIM Series Schedule:
The first Test will start from March 2 while the second Test will be played from March 10, followed by the three T20Is on March 17, 19, and 20, respectively. All five matches will be held at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe Full Squads
Test Squad: Asghar Afghan (C), Ibrahim Zadran, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afsar Zazai, Nasir Jamal, Abdul Malik, Munir Ahmad Kakar, Shahidullah Kamal, Bahir Shah Mohboob, Rashid Khan, Amir Hamza, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Sayed Ahmad Shirzad, Saleem Safi, Wafadar Momand, Zia Ur Rahman Akbar, Yamin Ahmadzai.
Squad: Sean Williams (C), Ryan Burl, Sikandar Raza Butt, Regis Chakabva, Kevin Kasuza, Wesley Madhevere, Wellington Masakadza, Prince Masvaure, Brandon Mavuta, Tarisai Musakanda, Richmond Mutumbami, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi, Donald Tiripano