A occupation best wicket haul by leg-spinner Rashid Khan helped Afghanistan level their two-match sequence towards Zimbabwe with a laborious fought victory in the second Check in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
The 22-twelve months-primitive persevered his fairytale rise at global level with 7-137 in a marathon 62.5 overs effort to total Zimbabwe’s resistance-packed second innings on 365, soon after lunch on the fifth and final day.
That gave Afghanistan 108 runs to win in 45 overs which they performed for the inability of 4 wickets, two every to pacer Blessing Muzarabani and spinner Ryan Burl.
However Rahmat Shah with 58 and Ibrahim Zadran 29 ensured Afghanistan performed the target to win by six wickets and level the sequence at 1-1.
Zimbabwe won the first Check — moreover in Abu Dhabi — by ten wickets. The two teams now play a three-match Twenty20 global sequence on the an identical venue from March 17.
Rashid, whose outdated best of 6-49 came towards Bangladesh at Chattogram in 2019, carried out the match with figures of 11-275, his second ten wicket haul in 5 Tests.
However the wily spinner had to overcome a fancy eighth wicket stand of 187 — a brand new file stand for Zimbabwe in all Tests — between skipper Sean Williams and Donald Tiripano.
Williams changed into left stranded on 151 which came in 465 minutes of defiant batting, his best seemingly get in the layout.
William’s outdated best of 119 changed into towards Original Zealand at Bulawayo 5 years up to now.
Tiripano changed into unlucky to overlook on a neatly deserved hundred by 5 runs when he changed into trapped leg-sooner than by Rashid on the stroke of lunch.
Tiripano, whose outdated best seemingly of 49 no longer out came in the an identical Check as Williams’s, hit 16 boundaries in a 261-minute defiance.
The Williams-Tiripano stand broke the outdated best seemingly eighth wicket stand for Zimbabwe of 168 between Heath Trail and Andy Blignaut made towards the West Indies at Harare in 2003.
They moreover took the sport to the fifth day after Zimbabwe were 142-6 on day four, having been forced to apply on after being pushed aside for 287 in their first innings.
Williams added one other 33 for the ninth wicket with Muzarabani (17) nonetheless Zimbabwe misplaced the final two wickets in the instruct of three runs.
Afghanistan had made a colossal 545-4 declared with Hashmatullah Shahidi compiling an unbeaten 200 and skipper Asghar Afghan 164.
This changed into Afghanistan’s third win in six Tests, whereas a Check sequence win stays elusive for Zimbabwe since beating Bangladesh at home in 2004.
Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe
Ratings on the fifth and final day of the second Check between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday:
Afghanistan 1st innings 545-4 dec (Hashmatullah Shahidi 200 no longer out, Asghar Afghan 164)
Zimbabwe 1st innings 287 (Sikandar Raza 85; Prince Masvaure 65; Rashid Khan 4-138, Amir Hamza 3-73)
Zimbabwe 2nd innings (overnight 266-7)
P. Masvaure c and b Ahmadi 15
K. Kasuza c Rahmat b Rashid 30
T. Musakanda lbw b Rashid 15
S. Williams no longer out 151
W. Madhevere c Zazai b Shirzad 0
Sikandar Raza c Jamal b Rashid 22
R. Burl lbw b Rashid 0
R. Chakabva lbw b Rashid 0
D. Tiripano lbw b Rashid 95
B. Muzarabani c Zazai b Hamza 17
V. Nyauchi lbw b Rashid 0
Extras: (b12, lb7, w1) 20
Entire: (Overs 148.5; all out) 365
Plunge of wickets: 1-44 (Masvaure), 2-46 (Kasuza), 3-101 (Musakanda), 4-102 (Madhevere), 5-140 (Raza), 6-140 (Burl), 7-142 (Chakabva), 8-329 (Tiripano), 9-362 (Muzarabani)
Bowling: Shirzad 27-7-49-1 (1w), Rashid 62.5-17-137-7, Hamza 34-7-104-1, Ahmadi 16-5-40-1, Shahidullah 5-1-6-0, Asghar 1-0-1-0, Rahmat 3-0-9-0
Afghanistan 2nd innings
Javed Ahmadi b Muzarabani 4
Ibrahim Zadran c Musakanda b Burl 29
Rahmat Shah b Burl 58
Shahidullah Kamal c Kasuza b Muzarabani 0
Nasir Jamal no longer out 4
Hashmatullah Shahidi no longer out 6
Extras (b4, nb2, w1) 7
TOTAL (Overs 26.1, for four wkts) 108
Didn’t bat: Asghar Afghan, Afsar Zazai, Rashid Khan, Amir Hamza, Sayed Shirzad
Plunge of wickets: 1-8 (Ahmadi), 2-89 (Zadran), 3-91 (Kamal), 4-101 (Rahmat)
Bowling: Muzarabani 9.1-1-25-2, Nyauchi 6-1-28-0, Williams 3-0-18-0, Tiripano 4-0-17-0 (1nb, 1w), Burl 4-1-16-2
End result: Afghanistan win by six wickets
Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK) and Ahmed Shah Pakteen (AFG)
TV umpire: Ahmed Shah Durrani (AFG)
Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)