Apart from leading Afghanistan to a stunning victory in the second Test against Zimbabwe, Rashid Khan had a lot to cheer as he went past Australia's legend Shane Warne to bowl a staggering 99.2 overs in the entire match. Read more - Here's to a start of an amazing journey: Kedar Jadhav opens a new academy in Pune
In 2002, Warne had bowled 98 overs, when he had taken 8/231. However, Rashid is still behind Sri Lanka's legend Muttiah Muralitharan, who had delivered 113.5 overs against England in 1998.
— Mohammad Nabi (@MohammadNabi007) March 14, 2021
The leg-spinner scalped 11 wickets, his only second 10-wicket haul in Tests and was impactful as Afghanistan defeated Zimbabwe by six wickets to end the series 1-1 in Abu Dhabi. Afghanistan chased down a mediocre target of 108 in the final session, with Rahmat Shah scoring almost half of the runs.
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Earlier, Afghanistan batted first and put up a mammoth 545 runs on the board as Hashmatullah Shahidi notched up a double-ton, while skipper Asghar Afghan scored 164. In reply, Zimbabwe, despite getting off to a solid start, collapsed afterwards as they were bundled for 287, conceding a lead of 258 runs. Rashid emerged as a star as he picked up four crucial wickets.
Afghan enforced the follow on and this time Zimbabwe started poorly, losing their first two wickets before crossing 50-run mark, unlike the first innings. Sean Williams was the leading run-scorer in the innings, with an unbeaten 151 as Zimbabwe collapsed on 365.
Chasing 108, it was a mere formality for Afghanistan as they completed the chase in the 27th over.