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Afghanistan vs West Indies, 2019: Only Test, Day 3 – West Indies’ 25-year wait, Another short Test in India, Cornwall’s match winning effort and more stats

All the statistical highlights from West Indies’ grand victory over Afghanistan in the one-off Test.

Kemar Roach and Rahkeem Cornwall
Kemar Roach and Rahkeem Cornwall. (Photo Source: Twitter)

West Indies needed about an hour time on the 3rd morning to wrap up the one-off Test match against Afghanistan in Lucknow. The Afghanistan team added only 11 runs to their overnight total of 106/7 as skipper Jason Holder picked up all three remaining wickets. The visiting team need only 31 runs to win which was enough for the debutant Amir Hamza to claim his 6th wicket of the match. John Campbell scored the winning runs and remained unbeaten on 19 as the Caribbean team won the Test by 9 wickets.

All the statistical highlights from West Indies’ grand victory over Afghanistan in the one-off Test:

A Test win in India for the Caribbean boys:

1994 – West Indies brought an end to their 25-year wait to win a Test match on Indian soil. Their last Test win in India came against India during the 1994 Mohali Test by 243 runs. Between these two wins, West Indies played ten Test matches in India and lost eight of those while another two matches ended in a draw.

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2 – West Indies lost ten of the last 12 Test matches they played in Asia starting from 2013 which includes five innings defeats. In this period, West Indies won two Tests in Asia with the other one being against Pakistan by 5 wickets at Sharjah in 2016.


Another shortest Test in India:

201.3 – This match between Afghanistan and West Indies lasted 201.3 overs; the 3rd shortest Test match with a result that India has hosted in terms of balls bowled.

The last week’s India-Bangladesh Test in Kolkata turned out to be the shortest result producing Test in India as it was completed in only 161.2 overs. Afghanistan’s inaugural Test against India in 2018 which was played in Bangalore got wrapped up in only 171.2 overs of play.


Cornwall’s record figures:

10/121 – Rahkeem Cornwall’s bowling figures of 10/121 in this Test are now the 2nd best bowling figures for a West Indies spinner in a Test match in Asia. Devendra Bishoo had match figures of 10/174 in the 2016 D/N Test against Pakistan played in Dubai.

10/121 – Cornwall’s match figures of 10/121 are the 3rd best for West Indies in Asia. Sir Andy Roberts took 12/121 in the 1975 Chennai Test against India while Sir Wes Hall had figures of 11/126 during the 1958 Kanpur Test against the home team.


Best Test in Asia for West Indies’ spinners:

14 – The West Indies spinners claimed as many as 14 wickets in this Test match which are the joint-most wickets taken by the West Indies spinners during a Test match in Asia. They picked up a total of 14 wickets during the last year’s Chattogram Test against Bangladesh.


A rare all-round feat by Ahmadi:

2 – Javed Ahmadi is only the 2nd player in more than 20 years to open the batting twice in a Test match on Indian soil and also open the bowling once in the same game. Virender Sehwag recorded this rare double in the 2008 Delhi Test match against Australia.

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