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Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe, 2nd Test Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe, 2nd Test 21 Wednesday April 2021 022034000000 Afghanistan won by 6 wkts Cricinfo Commentary updated on 21 Wednesday April 2021 022034000000 ZIM - 287 & 365 (f/o) AFG - 545/4 d & 108/4 (26.1) Cricinfo Commentary updated on 21 Wednesday April 2021 022034000000 CRR:  4.13 Player of the Match Hashmatullah Shahidi Player of the Series Sean Williams Scorecard Refresh Commentary That brings an end to our coverage of this Test match which lasted for five days, unlike the first Test - which got over within two days. But it was fun bringing you the live coverageover the last five days. Zimbabwe won the first Test in an emphatic way, while Afghanistan returned the favour in this match. Afghan, Shahidi and Rashid were the heroes for Afghanistan in this victory. So, we're done with the Test series as the captains pose with the trophy and the action now moves over to the T20Is - that will be starting on March 17th (Wednesday). Do join us for the action of those three T20Is. For now, this is Nikhil Jadhav signing off on behalf of Sriram AS and Harish. Goodbye folks! Asghar Afghan, Afghanistan captain: We won this match, it was very important for us. We wanted to come back and our guys did that. I played my natural game, hence the result was good. The bowlers were attacking, and so was I. We have learned a lot in this game. Rashid Khan wasn't totally fit, so I'll give him a lot of credit for this victory. He bowled almost 100 overs.. Sean Williams, Player of the Series and Zimbabwe captain : I thought it was a fantastic series, winning a Test match in 2 days was a┬áremarkable feat. Coming to this Test, our first innings let us down, we lost the series in 60 minutes. I commend the guys for the fight. I told Donny to keep going. Being the leader, things have changed for me personally. We've got three changes coming in for the T20I series, some new faces and it's going to be exciting. Hashmatullah Shahidi, Man of the Match: We didn't play well in the first game, it was a disappointing game. But I worked hard and played well here. I wanted to take responsibility as a senior player and I'm pleased that I managed to do that. It's (double century) a big achievement, I'll try to do the same in the upcoming games as well. 15:24 Local Time, 11:24 GMT, 16:54 IST: Opting to bat first, Afghanistan posted a massive total as their captain - Asghar Afghan and Hashmatullah Shahidi took the game away from the visitors in the first two days of the Test itself. Afghan scored a daddy century, while Shahidi went on to score 200 - and became the first player from Afghanistan to notch up a double ton. In reply, Zimbabwe were bowled out for a paltry total in their first innings and as a result of that thefollow-on was enforced. Afghanistan might have anticipated an innings victory when the visitors were 142/7 in the second innings, but the partnership between opposition skipper - Sean Williams and Donald Tiripano almost gave them a scare. However, Rashid Khan who bowled his heart out in this Test, was the one who broke that stand to bring the smiles back in Afghanistan's camp. Zimbabwe set a target of 108 as a result of that partnership, which was later chased down without much fuss. Rahmat Shah played a crucial knock to help Afghanistan get over the line. A special shoutout to Rashid Khan again - he bowled nearly 100 overs in this match and claimed 11 wickets. That wrist of his needs some rest, he surely deserves it. Hang in for the presentations.. 26.1 Muzarabani to Nasir Jamal, 1 run, Nasir Jamal hits the winning run as he pulls this short ball through square leg and ambles across to the other end to complete the formalities. Afghanistan win by 6 wickets and level the series 1-1. Sweet vengeance for the hosts as the Test series gets shared AFG: 107-4 after 26 overs 25.6 Ryan Burl to Shahidi, FOUR , Afghanistan are only one run away from leveling the series. Shahidi goes down on his knee and slogswseeps this through mid-wicket for a boundary 25.5 Ryan Burl to Shahidi, no run, flighted delivery around off, Shahidi defends it 25.4 Ryan Burl to Shahidi, 2 runs, short ball on leg, Shahidi clips it through short fine leg for a couple of runs Hashmatullah Shahidi, left handed bat, comes to the crease 25.3 Ryan Burl to Rahmat, out Bowled!! That keeps really low and Rahmat was committed on his back foot to play this. Fails to get his bat down in time, gets beaten due to the lack of bounce and the stumps have been rattled. Impressive knock by Rahmat though - has at least ensured Afghanistan get closer to the target. Rahmat b Ryan Burl 58(76) [4s-9 6s-1] Ryan Burl to Rahmat, THATS OUT!! Bowled!! 25.2 Ryan Burl to Rahmat, SIX , he can hit them big too! Gets to the pitch of this ball and thumps it right over long-off for half-a-dozen - Afghanistan need only 7 runs more to get done with this 25.1 Ryan Burl to Nasir Jamal, 1 run, tossed up delivery around off, Nasir Jamal defends this in front of point for one AFG: 94-3 after 25 overs 24.6 Muzarabani to Rahmat, no run, yet another short ball and Rahmat gets beaten on his hook 24.5 Muzarabani to Rahmat, no run, pulled towards short fine leg as Muzarabani goes short 24.4 Muzarabani to Rahmat, no run, short ball around middle and leg, Rahmat tucks it into the leg side 24.3 Muzarabani to Rahmat, no run, another short ball down the leg side, Rahmat leaves it alone 24.2 Muzarabani to Nasir Jamal, 1 run, gets into position and pulls this short ball through square leg for one 24.1 Muzarabani to Nasir Jamal, no run, short and quick around middle and leg, Nasir Jamal looks to take evasive action on watching the ball bounce more than usual, and it comes off the elbow guard and balloons towards the keeper. 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Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe, 2nd Test

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Afghanistan won by 6 wkts

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ZIM - 287 & 365 (f/o)
AFG - 545/4 d & 108/4 (26.1)

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CRR:  4.13

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That brings an end to our coverage of this Test match which lasted for five days, unlike the first Test - which got over within two days. But it was fun bringing you the live coverageover the last five days. Zimbabwe won the first Test in an emphatic way, while Afghanistan returned the favour in this match. Afghan, Shahidi and Rashid were the heroes for Afghanistan in this victory. So, we're done with the Test series as the captains pose with the trophy and the action now moves over to the T20Is - that will be starting on March 17th (Wednesday). Do join us for the action of those three T20Is. For now, this is Nikhil Jadhav signing off on behalf of Sriram AS and Harish. Goodbye folks!

Asghar Afghan, Afghanistan captain: We won this match, it was very important for us. We wanted to come back and our guys did that. I played my natural game, hence the result was good. The bowlers were attacking, and so was I. We have learned a lot in this game. Rashid Khan wasn't totally fit, so I'll give him a lot of credit for this victory. He bowled almost 100 overs..

Sean Williams, Player of the Series and Zimbabwe captain: I thought it was a fantastic series, winning a Test match in 2 days was a remarkable feat. Coming to this Test, our first innings let us down, we lost the series in 60 minutes. I commend the guys for the fight. I told Donny to keep going. Being the leader, things have changed for me personally. We've got three changes coming in for the T20I series, some new faces and it's going to be exciting.

Hashmatullah Shahidi, Man of the Match: We didn't play well in the first game, it was a disappointing game. But I worked hard and played well here. I wanted to take responsibility as a senior player and I'm pleased that I managed to do that. It's (double century) a big achievement, I'll try to do the same in the upcoming games as well.

15:24 Local Time, 11:24 GMT, 16:54 IST: Opting to bat first, Afghanistan posted a massive total as their captain - Asghar Afghan and Hashmatullah Shahidi took the game away from the visitors in the first two days of the Test itself. Afghan scored a daddy century, while Shahidi went on to score 200 - and became the first player from Afghanistan to notch up a double ton. In reply, Zimbabwe were bowled out for a paltry total in their first innings and as a result of that thefollow-on was enforced. Afghanistan might have anticipated an innings victory when the visitors were 142/7 in the second innings, but the partnership between opposition skipper - Sean Williams and Donald Tiripano almost gave them a scare. However, Rashid Khan who bowled his heart out in this Test, was the one who broke that stand to bring the smiles back in Afghanistan's camp. Zimbabwe set a target of 108 as a result of that partnership, which was later chased down without much fuss. Rahmat Shah played a crucial knock to help Afghanistan get over the line. A special shoutout to Rashid Khan again - he bowled nearly 100 overs in this match and claimed 11 wickets. That wrist of his needs some rest, he surely deserves it. Hang in for the presentations..

26.1 Muzarabani to Nasir Jamal, 1 run, Nasir Jamal hits the winning run as he pulls this short ball through square leg and ambles across to the other end to complete the formalities. Afghanistan win by 6 wickets and level the series 1-1. Sweet vengeance for the hosts as the Test series gets shared

AFG: 107-4 after 26 overs

25.6 Ryan Burl to Shahidi, FOUR, Afghanistan are only one run away from leveling the series. Shahidi goes down on his knee and slogswseeps this through mid-wicket for a boundary

25.5 Ryan Burl to Shahidi, no run, flighted delivery around off, Shahidi defends it

25.4 Ryan Burl to Shahidi, 2 runs, short ball on leg, Shahidi clips it through short fine leg for a couple of runs

Hashmatullah Shahidi, left handed bat, comes to the crease

25.3 Ryan Burl to Rahmat, out Bowled!! That keeps really low and Rahmat was committed on his back foot to play this. Fails to get his bat down in time, gets beaten due to the lack of bounce and the stumps have been rattled. Impressive knock by Rahmat though - has at least ensured Afghanistan get closer to the target. Rahmat b Ryan Burl 58(76) [4s-9 6s-1]

Ryan Burl to Rahmat, THATS OUT!! Bowled!!

25.2 Ryan Burl to Rahmat, SIX, he can hit them big too! Gets to the pitch of this ball and thumps it right over long-off for half-a-dozen - Afghanistan need only 7 runs more to get done with this

25.1 Ryan Burl to Nasir Jamal, 1 run, tossed up delivery around off, Nasir Jamal defends this in front of point for one

AFG: 94-3 after 25 overs

24.6 Muzarabani to Rahmat, no run, yet another short ball and Rahmat gets beaten on his hook

24.5 Muzarabani to Rahmat, no run, pulled towards short fine leg as Muzarabani goes short

24.4 Muzarabani to Rahmat, no run, short ball around middle and leg, Rahmat tucks it into the leg side

24.3 Muzarabani to Rahmat, no run, another short ball down the leg side, Rahmat leaves it alone

24.2 Muzarabani to Nasir Jamal, 1 run, gets into position and pulls this short ball through square leg for one

24.1 Muzarabani to Nasir Jamal, no run, short and quick around middle and leg, Nasir Jamal looks to take evasive action on watching the ball bounce more than usual, and it comes off the elbow guard and balloons towards the keeper. The umpire was quite convinced there was no bat involved, hence he turned down the caught appeal