West Indies vs Afghanistan, day 1 of Test match

West Indies at an advantage towards the end of Day 1:

Afghanistan: 187 all out
West Indies: 68/2 (22 overs)
Day 1: West Indies trail by 119 runs with 8 wickets still remaining in the innings.

West Indies vs Afghanistan, West Indies continues to dominate Afghanistan towards the end of day 1 of Test Match. Afghanistan had scored 187 runs after losing all their wickets on in 68.3 overs. West Indies will resume their batting from the score of 68/2 (22 overs) at the start of day 2.

Earlier, West Indies whitewashed Afghanistan in the 3-match ODI series by 3-0, while Afghanistan defeated West Indies by 2-1 in the 3-match T20I series.
25-years-old middle-order batsman Nasir Jamal, and 28-years-old bowler Amir Hamza Hotak made their Test debuts for Afghanistan in this solitary Test between the two teams.

 

West Indies vs Afghanistan, Rahkeem Cornwall dominates day 1 of Test Match:

West Indies vs Afghanistan, day 1 of Test match

West Indies won the toss and opted to field first. Afghanistan sent Ibrahim Zadran and Javed Ahmadi to bat first. Ibrahim Zadran was the first person to return to the pavilion as he lost his wicket to Rahkeem Cornwall after scoring 17 runs from 48 deliveries.

Javed Ahmadi and Ihsanullah shared a 56 runs partnership for the second-wicket. Javed Ahmadi scored 39 runs from 81 balls before getting caught by Shamarh Brooks on Jomel Warrican’s delivery. After Javed Ahmadi’s dismissal, Rahkeem Cornwall went on fire with the ball as he claimed 4 wickets in the span of 8 runs.

Rahkeem Cornwall brought down Afghanistan from 90/3 to 98/6. Ihsanullah scored 24 runs from 46 balls as he got caught by Shai Hope at the first slip. Rahmat Shah and Asghar Afghan both scored 4 runs each, while debutant Nasir Jamal could only score 2 runs from 15 balls. Captain Rashid Khan also managed to score just 1 run from 15 balls. Afghanistan was 7 down for 111 runs. Wicketkeeper-batsman Afsar Zazai and debutant Amir Hamza Hotak took a stand of 54 runs in their team’s defense against the collapse.

Afsar Zazai finished on 32 runs from 70 balls before getting lbw by Rahkeem Cornwall, while Amir Hamza Hotak got caught behind on Jason Holder’s delivery after contributed 34 runs from 84 balls. Yamin Ahmadzai added 18 runs from 22 balls as Afghanistan finished on 187 runs after losing all their wickets in 68.3 overs.

Rahkeem Cornwall starred with his 7-wicket haul as he conceded 75 runs from his 25.3 overs in his second Test overall since his Test debut against India this year. Jason Holder claimed 2 wickets for 22 runs from his 17 overs, while Jomel Warrican took 1 wicket for 35 runs from his 13 overs.

West Indies sent Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell to bat first. Debutant Amir Hamza Hotak took the first wicket of West Indies as he lbw Kraigg Brathwaite for 11 runs from 32 balls. Captain Rashid Khan dismissed Shai Hope for 7 runs from 12 deliveries. West Indies had lost 2 wickets for 34 runs at this point in the game.

John Campbell and Shamarh Brooks are not out on the crease with an unbeaten partnership of 34 runs. John Campbell has scored 30 runs from 49 deliveries with 3 fours and a six, while Shamarh Brooks his standing tall at 19 runs from 40 balls with 4 fours in his innings so far. The pair will resume their batting on day 2 of the Test. West Indies is 68/2 after 22 overs, trailing by 119 runs with 8 wickets still in their hand. Amir Hamza Hotak and Rashid Khan both have claimed 1 wicket each so far into the game.

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