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28 November 2019 04:33

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If they can manage to restrict the West Indies lead to under 50, there is still a possibility of a one-inning shootout. LUCKNOW: Afghanistan batsman Rahmat Shah sets off for a run after playing a shot during the first Test against West Indies at the Ekana Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.—AFP LUCKNOW: Rahkeem Cornwall, the heaviest man in Test cricket, took seven wickets as West Indies skittled out Afghanistan for 187 on the opening day of their one-off match here on Wednesday. West Indies reached 68-2 at the end of the day, further boosting captain Jason Holder's decision to send Afghanistan in to bat at their 'home' ground in the Indian city of Lucknow which was engulfed in dangerous levels of air pollution. Just try to stay as balanced as possible," Cornwall said at the end of the day in which his figueres seven for 75 haul were the best for a West Indies spinner in nearly five decades. Opener Ibrahim Zadran was the first to fall with the score on 28, caught by Holder for 17 at leg slip attempting a sweep off Cornwall.

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Afghanistan's spinners struck early when spinners Amir Hamza and skipper Rashid Khan picked up Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope, before John Campbell and Shamarh Brooks steadied the ship. Out-of-form opener Brath­waite (11) fell lbw to Amir and Hope (7) got a thick edge to slip off leg-spinner Rashid's sharp delivery as spinners took 10 of the 12 wickets on the first day. Afghanistan are chasing a rare record by becoming the first nation to have won three of their first four Test matches. Afsar Zazai lbw b Cornwall 32 BOWLING (to-date): Yamin Ahmadzai 4-1-9-0; Amir Hamza Rahkeem Cornwall puts West Indies in command of first Test LUCKNOW, India: Rahkeem Cornwall, the heaviest man in Test cricket, took seven wickets as West Indies skittled out Afghanistan for 187 on the first day of their one-off Test on Wednesday. West Indies reached 68-2 at the end of the day, further boosting captain Jason Holder's decision to send Afghanistan in to bat at their "home" ground in the Indian city of Lucknow which was engulfed in dangerous levels of air pollution.

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Just try to stay as balanced as possible," Cornwall said at the end of the day in which his seven for 75 haul was the best for a West Indies spinner in nearly five decades. Ibrahim Zadran was the first to fall with the score on 28, caught by Holder for 17 at leg slip attempting a sweep off Cornwall. Javed Ahmadi made 39, including a six and five fours, before he was caught by Shamarh Brooks at deep long-off from a Jomel Warrican delivery with the score on 84. Afghanistan struggled to generate momentum after the break, with Cornwall claiming three more victims as Rahmat Shah and Asghar Afghan managed just four runs and Nasir Jamal two. Afsar Zazai fared better, reaching 32 before Cornwall grabbed his sixth wicket in the last ball before tea and his seventh when Yamin Ahmadzai fell for 18.

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Afghanistan's spinners struck early when Amir Hamza and Rashid Khan picked up Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope, before John Campbell and Shamarh Brooks steadied the ship. Afghanistan, who were awarded Test status in 2017, picked two debutants in their starting eleven — middle-order batsman Nasir Jamal and left-arm spinner Amir Hamza. West Indies won toss Ibrahim Zadran c Holder b Cornwall 17 Ihsanullah c Hope b Cornwall 24 Rahmat Shah c Holder b Cornwall 4 Asghar Afghan c Dowrich b Cornwall 4 Nasir Jamal c Hope b Cornwall 2 *Rashid Khan c Cornwall b Holder 1 Amir Hamza c Dowrich b Holder 34 Yamin Ahmadzai c Warrican b Cornwall 18 Bowling: Roach 8-1-33-0; Holder 17-10-22-2; Cornwall 25.3-5-75-7; Warrican 13-1-35-1; Chase 5-0-10-0 West Indies 1st Innings Total (2 wickets; 22 overs) 68 Yet to bat: R L Chase, S O Hetmyer, *J O Holder, †S O Dowrich, R R S Cornwall, K A J Roach, J A Warrican Bowling: Yamin 4-1-9-0; Amir 8-1-25-1 (nb 1); Rashid 8-2-24-1; Zahir 2-0-10-0

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