Afghanistan collapses once again against West Indies:
Afghanistan: 187 and 109/7 (36 overs)
West Indies: 277
Day 2: Afghanistan lead by 19 runs with 3 wickets still remaining.
Afghanistan vs West Indies: Day 2 of Test match also ended in favor of West Indies after they managed to take seven wickets of Afghanistan in the second innings.
Stumps in Lucknow and what a day for West Indies ?
Afghanistan go from 53/0 to 109/7 and lead West Indies by just 19 runs with four wickets in hand.
Earlier in the day Shamarh Brooks hit his maiden Test century ? pic.twitter.com/RP9Dx68sGC
— ICC (@ICC) November 28, 2019
On Day 1 of the Test match, West Indies won the toss and bowled out Afghanistan for 187 runs, while also scoring 68/2 runs in their first innings.
On Day 2, Afghanistan brought down West Indies for 277 runs, which were 90 runs ahead of them. Afghanistan then scored 109 runs for 7 wickets in 36 overs, leading West Indies by 19 runs with 3 wickets still in hand.
Afghanistan vs West Indies, Brooks’ century, Cornwalls’ 10 wickets lead West Indies towards victory:
West Indies started from 68/2 on Day 2. John Campbell and Shamarh Brooks kept up their partnership from Day 1 and scored 82 runs together. John Campbell scored his maiden Test fifty before losing his wicket to Amir Hamza. He finished on 55 runs from 75 deliveries with 7 fours and a six.
Shamarh Brooks, on the other end, scored his maiden Test hundred. He contributed 111 runs from 214 balls before getting bowled by Amir Hamza.
Shimron Hetmyer added 12 runs to the board. Captain Jason Holder scored 11 runs from 14 deliveries. Wicketkeeper-batsman Shane Dowrich made 42 runs from 91 balls as West Indies finished on a total of 277 with a lead of 90 runs, after losing all their wickets.
Afghanistan’s debutant Amir Hamza claimed 5 wickets and conceded 74 runs in his 28.3 overs. Skipper Rashid Khan took 3 for 114 runs, while Zahir Khan secured 2 wickets in his 13 overs.
Afghanistan sent Ibrahim Zadran and Javed Ahmadi to bat first in their second innings. Their second innings appeared to be a mirror image of their first one. After the opening pair shared a 53 runs partnership, the entire batting line up of Afghanistan started to collapse. Ibrahim Zadran scored 23 runs from 63 balls before getting lbw my Rahkeem Cornwall. Ihsanullah got run out after adding 1 run to the board, while Rahmat Shah and Asghar Afghan scored none.
Afghanistan went from 53/0 to 59/4 in the blink of an eye. Debutant Nasir Jamal added 15 runs from 35 balls before getting bowled by Roston Chase. Amir Hamza scored 1 run, while wicketkeeper-batsman Afsar Zazai remained not out with 2 runs.
Opener Javed Ahmadi lost his wicket to Roston Chase after scoring 62 runs from 93 deliveries on the last ball of Day 2. Javed Ahmadi came as an opener and stood his ground till the end of the day as the other Afghanistan’s batsmen fell one after the other.
Afghanistan finished on 109/7 with a lead of 19 runs with 3 wickets remaining at the end of Day 2. Captain Rashid Khan is expected to join wicketkeeper Afsar Zazai to face the West Indies bowlers on Day 3 of the Test match.
Rahkeem Cornwall, who claimed 3 wickets for 31 runs from 12 overs in the second innings, finished day 2 with a match haul of 10 wickets for 116 runs in his second Test match ever. Rahkeem Cornwall had claimed 7 wickets for 75 runs after bowling 25.3 overs in the first innings of the match against Afghanistan. Roston Chase also took 3 wickets after bowling just 3 overs for 10 runs.
West Indies now require only 3 wickets to bring an end to Afghanistan’s second innings. Solitary Afghanistan vs West Indies Test match will most likely end on Day 3.