Rashid Khan Creates the Record of Bowling The Most Overs in a Test Match in 21st Century
Afghanistan’s star spinner Rashid Khan had bagged a unique record. He bowled 99.2 overs in the second Test match against Zimbabwe at Abu Dhabi and as a result, he has now bowled the most overs in a Test match as far as the 21st century is concerned.
In 1998, Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan bowled 113.5 overs against England at the Oval. Rashid bowled 36.3 overs and returned with figures of 138-4 in the first innings, while in the second innings he bowled 62.5 overs.
Earlier Captain Sean Williams was unbeaten on 151 as Rashid Khan’s seven-wicket haul helped Afghanistan dismiss Zimbabwe for 365 on Day 5 of the second Test on Sunday at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.Afghanistan need 108 runs to win the Test and level the two-match series.
Zimbabwe started the second session on 330/8 and Afghanistan took 12 overs to take the last two wickets. Rashid took the last wicket, having bowled as many as 62.5 overs in the innings. Earlier, a partnership of 187 runs between Williams and Donald Tiripano helped Zimbabwe escape an innings defeat and even gave them a chance at drawing the match. Zimbabwe are chasing a first Test series win since 2011.