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Chakavwa & Williams (65*) not out batsman lead by 31
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Zimbabwe 250 all out
Chakbava 43,S. Williams 105
Hamza 6 wkts

Zim gained lead of 119

Afghanistan 2nd Innings
21/5

Mazurbani 1 wicket & Nyauchi 4/0/14/3
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2nd Successive day at Abu Dhabi 15 wickets also fall: Zimbabwe beat Afghanistan

Afghanistan
131 & 135 ( Ibrahim 76.Tripano & NGuchi 3 wickets each)

Zimbabwe 38/4 > went on 250
S. Williams 105, Chakabva 44,S. Raza 43
Hamza 25/0/75/6 wickets

& 20/0
Zimbabwe won by 10 wickets with 3 days spare

Sean Williams m. O. m

Cong Zim for 1/0 in 2 match series
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Afghanistan need batting transformation to avoid Test series defeat

March 09 2021

Much to ponder for Asghar Afghan before the second Test.

Life as a coach can come at you fast. A little over a month since taking up the task of being Afghanistan's batting coach, HD Ackerman watched his side surrender meekly with the bat on two occasions inside two days to allow a highly-inexperienced Zimbabwe side take an unexpected 1-0 lead.

You could cut him and the Afghanistan batsmen some slack, considering they were playing red ball format for the first time in over a year. But that Zimbabwe also came with the similar lack of preparedness paints a grim picture for the 'home' side.

Afghanistan's biggest pet peeve on Abu Dhabi's tricky surface in the series opener was the lack of application from the batsmen. In the lead up to the series, head coach Lance Klusener reiterated to cricbuzz about the need to bat big, particularly in the first innings, and last for as long as 100 overs to put themselves in a position of strength.

Afghanistan did well to win the toss and opt to bat but the batting solidity that was supposed to follow never showed up. They fell short of lasting 100 overs in both their innings put together, twice punctuated by worrying collapses. As many as eight batsmen returned single-digit scores in the second innings, with the only performance of note coming from 19-year-old opener Ibrahim Zadran, who made a valiant-but-futile 76. Amir Hamza's left-arm spin was the one respite for Afghanistan during what were two immensely forgettable days of cricket for the team.

Zimbabwe found themselves at the other end of the performance spectrum. There was a bit of nervous energy about their inexperienced top-order, but captain Sean Williams swooped in with a century to lay down the platform for Zimbabwe's big win. There's still room for argument about Zimbabwe's batting wastefulness, but with the ball in hand, they have been a step above their opposition.

Blessing Muzarabani made a successful return from his Northamptonshire sojourn as a Kolpak player and 28-year-old debutant Victor Nyauchi had an encouraging start to his life in Test cricket, earning a lot of praise from Williams as the new-ball pair accounted for seven wickets between them in the first innings and five more in the second.

Despite missing some big names through illness and injuries, Zimbabwe drew first blood and are now primed to sweep the series. For Afghanistan to halt that, the batsmen need to shed some of their limited-overs habits and prove to both Ackerman and Klusener that the project the two South Africans have taken up is worth their time and effort. Digging in, being patient and avoiding risks by chasing balls away from the body, like they would in coloured kits, in the second Test would be a good starting point.

When: Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe, 2nd Test, March 10-14, 09:30 AM local time

Where:Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

What to expect: The surface at Abu Dhabi, was a bit of an enigma in the opening fixture. Williams called it a "carpet on one side and a dustbowl on the other" and indicated that he would have also batted first if he had won the toss. Barring Hamza's six-fer, there was very little for the spinners in the two days of play, while the fast bowlers enjoyed their time bowling on this pitch. Whether that changes in the second Test is anybody's guess at the moment.

Team News:

Afghanistan

A lot of focus in the build-up to this second fixture will be on the batting make-up of Afghanistan's XI, but the big question that needs answering is whether Rashid Khan has recovered from his finger injury that kept him out of the first Test.

It will also be interesting to see if Afghanistan stick to their one frontline pacer and three spinners combination after how the first game panned out.

Squad: Abdul Malik, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Munir Ahmad, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afsar Zazai (wk), Asghar Afghan (c), Abdul Wasi, Amir Hamza, Yamin Ahmadzai, Zahir Khan, Javed Ahmadi, Nasir Jamal, Rashid Khan, Zia-ur-Rehman, Wafadar Momand, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Bahir Shah, Mohammad Saleem, Shahidullah Kamal, Sayed Shirzad

Zimbabwe

Sean Williams's side should carry forward the XI that earned them the series lead.

Squad: Kevin Kasuza, Prince Masvaure, Sean Williams (c), Wesley Madhevere, Tarisai Musakanda, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva (wk), Donald Tiripano, Blessing Muzarabani, Victor Nyauchi, Richard Ngarava, Brandon Mavuta, Richmond Mutumbami, Wellington Masakadza

What they said:

"Afghanistan are a very strong white-ball team, and we saw a lot of nick offs (nine out of 20). There are certain disciplines in Test cricket that you can get away with nohaving in ODI cricket because the slip cordon is not there. So It's a mental battle. It's almost like a war going in your mind when you're out there. Once you can learn to go and control that, you will be ready for Test cricket." - Sean Williams.

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Afghanistan have won toss & Have bat
Rashid khan back. Certain changes in Afg team.
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Jamal
Javed
Shirzad (Debut)
Kamal (debut)

Rashid

5 changes

Javed Ahmadi debutant out for 4

Afghanistan 6 for 1
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Ebrahim zardan & Rehmat shah put on 50 when Rehmat run out 21 odd

I. Zardan on 42*
Shahidi on 12*

Afghanistan 83 for 2 at Lunch on day 1 of
2nd test vs Zimbabwe who lead series 1/0
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Ebrahim Zadran 19 year old Afghan opener now have 3rd 50* in 4 test since debut

Age 19 years 88 days

One of the youngest to notch up a Test match fifty in his debut game, Ibrahim Zadran’s performance in the second innings was pivotal for Afghanistan who nailed their second-ever Test match win by demolishing Bangladesh at the latter’s den. A compact opening batsman with plenty of grit, gumption and spunk, Ibrahim has been a consistent performer in his brief domestic career thus far back in Afghanistan. With averages in the 40s both in First-class and List A, and with Afghanistan facing opening concerns (especially after Shahzad’s controversial exit), Ibrahim’s chance had to come and the way he has started gives promise for a team that’s still in its early days in Test cricket. Of course, he isn’t a finished product by any means and is quite raw but his temperament is a quality that should hold him in good stead for the future. Ibrahim turns 18 in December 2019 and based on potential, seems here to stay, at least in the longest format of the game.
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Ebrahim on 61* Shahidi on 60 ball 18*
Afghanistan 107 for 2
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30's not out by Shahidi* & Asghar Afghan* but Ryan Burl gets Ebrahim Zadran for 72
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