Afghanistan and Zimbabwe in UAE, 2 Test Series, 2021

Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe - 1st Test

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Date: 02 March-03 March, 2021

Zimbabwe 17/0

RR: 5.1 | Zimbabwe beat Afghanistan by 10 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Prince Masvaure not out not out 5810
Kevin Kasuza not out not out 111220
Tarisai Musakanda
Sean Williams
Wesley Madhevere
Sikandar Raza
Ryan Burl
Regis Chakabva
Donald Tiripano
Blessing Muzarabani
Victor Nyauchi
Extras 1 (b 0, lb 1, w 0, nb 0)
Total 17 (0 Wkts, 3.2 Ov)
BowlingO M R WEcon
Amir Hamza2 0 11 0 5.50
Yamin Ahmadzai1.2 0 5 0 4.17
Abdul Malik0 0 0 0 0
Ibrahim Zadran0 0 0 0 0
Rahmat Shah0 0 0 0 0
Hashmatullah Shahidi0 0 0 0 0
Asghar Afghan 0 0 0 0 0
Afsar Zazai 0 0 0 0 0
Munir Ahmad0 0 0 0 0
Zahir Khan0 0 0 0 0
Abdul Wasi0 0 0 0 0

That is it from this game! The second Test between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe will begin on March 10, 2021. Do join us for that at 0930 local (0530 GMT). Till then, take care and cheers!

Sean Williams, Zimbabwe skipper, is named the Man of the Match. He says it was a brilliant team performance and the seam bowlers were brilliant. Mentions the senior players came to the party and the young guys will learn. States Raza took the role of being aggressive when they were in trouble and they are looking for big partnerships.

Asghar Afghan, Afghanistan skipper, says he congratulates Zimbabwe. He feels they won a good toss but Zimbabwe bowled well and they did not bat that well. States their bowlers like Hamza bowled well but the total was low and Williams played really well. Adds they did not prepare well for the first Test and now they have 6 days so they will try and do well.

A lot was expected from the Afghanistan batters in their second innings but they surrendered. Once again they were 6 down in no time. At one stage, it seemed like an innings defeat was on the cards but Zadran's 70-plus score got them into a lead. A slender one before they were bowled out. Just the 16 and in the end, it was chased without the loss of any wicket.

Afghanistan did fightback as they got early wickets and Zimbabwe were in trouble at 38 for 4. But their skipper, Sean Williams, rose to the occasion and smashed a brilliant ton to give his side a 100-plus lead.

A thumping win in the end for Zimbabwe! They have beaten Afghanistan in two days! Wow! Just wow! Right from Day 1, they were up for it. They lost the toss but their pacers made brilliant use of the wicket, they bundled out Afghanistan for just 131 runs. Muzarabani and Victor were the stars.

3.2
1
Yamin Ahmadzai to Kevin Kasuza, Full on middle, Kasuza flicks it through square leg for a single. ZIMBABWE WIN BY 10 WICKETS!
3.1
0
Yamin Ahmadzai to Kevin Kasuza, Length ball down the leg side, Kasuza looks to flick but misses it.
2.6
0
Amir Hamza to Kevin Kasuza, Flighted delivery on leg, Kasuza looks to flick but gets it off the pads. It goes towards fine leg. The batsmen take a leg bye. Just 1 needed for Zimbabwe to win this Test match!
2.5
0
Amir Hamza to Kevin Kasuza, On off, Kasuza blocks it off the front foot.
2.4
2
Amir Hamza to Kevin Kasuza, Tossed up delivery on middle, Kasuza sweeps it through square leg. The batsmen get two runs.
2.3
0
Amir Hamza to Kevin Kasuza, Floated ball on off, Kasuza defends it out.
2.2
4
Amir Hamza to Kevin Kasuza, FOUR! Just 4 needed for Zimbabwe! Loopy delivery on middle, Kasuza sweeps it through square leg for a boundary.
2.1
0
Amir Hamza to Kevin Kasuza, Flighted delivery on off, Kasuza blocks it off the front foot.
1.6
0
Yamin Ahmadzai to Prince Masvaure, Full on off, Masvaure drives it to mid off.
1.5
0
Yamin Ahmadzai to Prince Masvaure, Good length delivery on off, Masvaure looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
1.4
0
Yamin Ahmadzai to Prince Masvaure, Length ball outside off, Masvaure offers no shot to this one.
1.3
0
Yamin Ahmadzai to Prince Masvaure, Full on middle, Masvaure flicks it to square leg.
1.2
0
Yamin Ahmadzai to Prince Masvaure, Back of a length on off, Masvaure keeps it out.
1.1
4
Yamin Ahmadzai to Prince Masvaure, FOUR! Length delivery on middle, Masvaure looks to defend but gets an inside edge. It goes past the stumps towards the keeper where it goes past his dive towards fine leg for a single.

Yamin Ahmadzai to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
Amir Hamza to Kevin Kasuza, On off, Kasuza defends it off the front foot.
0.5
0
Amir Hamza to Kevin Kasuza, Loopy delivery on off, Kasuza blocks it off the front foot.
0.4
4
Amir Hamza to Kevin Kasuza, FOUR! Nicely swept! On middle, Kasuza sweeps it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
0.3
0
Amir Hamza to Kevin Kasuza, BEATEN! Googly on off, Kasuza looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire denies it.
0.2
1
Amir Hamza to Prince Masvaure, Full on off, Masvaure drives it through mid off for a single.
0.1
0
Amir Hamza to Prince Masvaure, Tossed up delivery on off, Masvaure defends it off the front foot.