AFG Vs ZIM: Afghanistan’s young cricketer Hashmatullah Shahidi has made history. Hashmatullah Shahidi has become the first player from Afghanistan to score a double century in Test cricket. Shahidi achieved this feat on the second day of the Test match being played against Zimbabwe.
Playing his fifth Test match, Shahidi played an unbeaten 200 off 443 balls with the help of 21 fours and a six. He remained at the crease for 590 minutes. Soon after Shahidi completed his double century, Afghanistan declared their first innings by scoring 545 runs for four wickets. This is Afghanistan’s highest ever score in Test cricket.
Afghanistan had earlier scored their highest in the Test, scoring a score of 342 against Bangladesh in Chittagong in September 2019. Apart from this, he scored his third highest score in March 2019 against Ireland in Dehradun with a score of 314 runs.
Asghar Afghan’s name was on record
Prior to Shahidi, the record for Afghanistan scoring the highest score in Tests was in the name of Asghar Afghan, who scored in the first innings of the second Test match of the ongoing Test series against Zimbabwe. Afghan had scored 164 runs.
So far in Afghanistan, only three batsmen have scored centuries in Test cricket. Apart from Shahidi and Afghan, among them are Rahmat Shah, who scored a century of 102 runs against Bangladesh in Chittagong in September 2019. He became the first batsman in Afghanistan to score a century in Test cricket.