Afghanistan vs West Indies, 2019: Only Test, Day 2 – Domination of West Indies’ spinners, Cornwall’s rare feat and more stats

All the statistical highlights from West Indies’ domination during 2nd day’s play in Lucknow.

Shamarh Brooks
Shamarh Brooks. (Photo Source: Twitter)

West Indies stood on the edge of a Test win as they reduced Afghanistan to 109/7 in the 2nd innings after taking a 90-run lead. Shamarh Brookes top-scored for the visitors as he finished with a 111-run knock to help his team to post 277 in their first innings. Amir Hamza took a 5-wicket haul on Test debut which was not enough to restrict the Caribbean team to a lower score. Roston Chase joined hands with Rahkeem Cornwall in the last hour of day’s play. Afghanistan, who had an opening stand of 58, lost 7 wickets for 109 runs by close of play.

All the statistical highlights from West Indies’ domination during 2nd day’s play in Lucknow:

Cornwall’s rare bowling feat:

2Rahkeem Cornwall became only the 2nd West Indies spinner to claim 10 wickets in a Test in Asia. Devendra Bishoo had figures of 10/174 in the 2016 D/N Test against Pakistan played in Dubai. Cornwall and Bishoo are the only West Indies spinners in the last 50 years with 10 wickets in an away Test match.


Maiden hundred for Brooks:

7Shamarh Brookes became only the 7th West Indies player to score a century in maiden Test innings on Indian soil. The last of the previous six players was Marlon Samuels during their tour of India in 2002/03 season.

The spin domination:

14 – Number of wickets picked by West Indies spinner till the end of 2nd day in this match; the joint-most wickets for West Indies spinner during a Test match in Asia. The West Indies spinners claimed a total of 14 wickets during the last year’s Chattogram Test against Bangladesh.

A 5-fer on debut for Hamza:

1Amir Hamza became the first Afghanistan player to take a 5-wicket haul on Test debut. Overall, this is the 4th 5-wicket haul in the longer format for Afghanistan which includes three by Rashid Khan.

A tough match for Rahmat and Asghar:

8 – Runs collected by Rahmat Shah and Asghar Afghan in this Test while batting at No.4 and No.5 respectively. Both scored four runs apiece in the first innings and bagged ducks in the 2nd essay. These are the joint fewest runs aggregated by No.4 and No.5 for a team in a Test match hosted by India. England’s No.4 and No.5 also aggregated eight runs against India during the 2016 Vizag Test match.

Afghanistan’s biggest opening stand:

53 – The 53-run stand between Ibrahim Zadran and Javed Ahmadi is the maiden 50-run opening partnership for Afghanistan in Test cricket. Interestingly, the 28-run stand between the duo in the first innings was their previous highest opening Test partnership for the Afghans.