Zimbabwe Captain Sean Williams scored a brilliant century, and fast bowlers Blessing Muzarabani and Victor Nyauchi took 6 wickets apiece, leading Zimbabwe to a 10-wicket victory over Afghanistan within two days of the opening Test in Abu Dhabi.
A total of 23 such instances happened in cricket and this is the 2nd Test match in recent weeks to end within 2 days of cricket play after India beat England by 10 wickets in their day-night match in Ahmedabad.
Two-day Test matches (23)
9 – Test matches from 1882 to 1896
6 – Test matches from 1912 to 1946
8 – Test matches from 2000 to 2021#AfgvZim
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Zimbabwe now have more Test wins in the UAE than England in four fewer Tests. #AFGvZIM
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After Afghanistan was dismissed for 131 in the first innings, Sean Williams played a brilliant inning in fast bowlers friendly conditions and helped Zimbabwe to post a solid total of 250.
In reply, Afghanistan trailing by 119, struggled to spend time at the crease when their 8 batsmen were dismissed for a single-digit score in the 2nd innings, including 5 for ducks.
Afghanistan bowled out for 135 runs and set a target of 17 runs for Zimbabwe, which they achieved in just 20 deliveries without losing any wickets.
#1stTest | Day 2️⃣ | RESULT: 🇿🇼 250 & 17-0 after 3.2 overs
(Kevin Kasuza 11*, Prince Masvaure 5*) 🇿🇼 win by 10 wickets 🥂
— Zimbabwe Cricket (@ZimCricketv) March 3, 2021