Shahidi hits Afghanistan’s first Test double century

12 Mar, 2021 - 00:03 0 Views
Shahidi hits Afghanistan’s first Test double century Hashmatullah Shahidi


Second Test, Abu Dhabi, (day two):
Afghanistan 545-4 dec: Shahidi 200*, Afghan 164; Raza 1-79
Zimbabwe: 50-0: Masvaure 29*, Kasuza 14*

Zimbabwe trail by 495 runs with 10 wickets remaining

Hashmatullah Shahidi became the first Afghanistan player to score a Test double century on day two of the second Test against Zimbabwe in Abu Dhabi.

Shahidi was not out on 200 as Afghanistan declared on 545-4, their highest total in Test cricket.

The 26-year-old’s historic knock took 443 balls and included 21 boundaries and one six, while Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan also scored 164.

In reply, Zimbabwe posted 50-0 in their first innings.

In a record-breaking day for Afghanistan, Shahidi and Afghan shared a 307-run fourth-wicket stand — Afghanistan’s highest partnership in Test cricket.

The duo join Rahmat Shah as the three players to score a Test century for Afghanistan.

Afghan’s innings — which came off 257 balls, including 14 fours and two sixes — came to an end when he was out lbw to spinner Sikandar Raza. – BBC Sport

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