Afghanistan National Cricket Team made 321 runs by losing three wickets in the first day of their four-day match against UAE.
Afghanistan Appears Strong Against UAE In Cricket Match
In the second day of the four-day match, team Afghanistan’s captain Asghar Stanikzai, continued to make an unbeaten half-century as the table-topper ends the first day on 321 for 3 against UAE.
On Thursday and in the second of the four-day match, Afghanistan again started bat.
On Wednesday, the centuries from Ihsanullah and Rahmat Shah put Afghanistan in a dominant position against the UAE on the first day.
At stumps, Afghanistan was 321 for 3 in 96 overs in the first innings, with Asghar Stanikzai, the captain, unbeaten on 67 and Nasir Jamal batting on 8.
It wasn't the best of starts for Afghanistan with the dismissal of Jawed Ahmadi by Mohammad Naweed. Ahmadi lasted 18 balls and struck one boundary in his overall score of 6.
But the visiting team did not have to worry, with a double-century partnership shared between Ihsanullah and Rahmat helping it recover.
Rahmat was finally dismissed by Naweed in a caught-and-bowled effort for 103. His knock came in 191 balls and included 12 boundaries.
Stanikzai was emboldened by his opener's performance and put on a half-century partnership with Ihsanullah. The opener was finally dismissed by Ahmad Reza for 124 in 242 balls, including 13 boundaries and a single six.
The UAE bowlers toiled as Naweed finished the day with figures of 2 for 52 while Ahmad Raza had figures of 1 for 77.
Afghanistan is currently top of the Intercontinental Cup table, with five wins from six completed matches. UAE came into this round in fourth place.