Defying all the odds, breaking all the stereotypes, Caribbean off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall bags his maiden five-wicket haul in Afghanistan vs West Indies one-off Test. The offie was introduced in the first session of the match and didn’t take long in making a mark. He dismissed opener Ibrahim Zadran (17) to open his account and never looked back after that. Cornwall, then, took wickets in a cluster and bagged a five-fer. The likes of Rahmat Shah and Asghar Afghan were deceived by the bowler and fell cheaply. Six of the first eight wickets were fallen to Cornwall and it will be interesting to see, how many more scalps get will add in his tally. Afghanistan Vs West Indies, Cricket Score One-Off Test Match.
Cornwall grabbed a lot of headlines on his Test debut against India at Sabina Park earlier this year. Weighing a whopping 143 Kilograms, the Antigua-born player is the heaviest cricketer to play international cricket to date. With players like Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis being in their headlines for their chiseled abs, the success of Cornwall will certainly change the perceptions of many cricket followers.
Talking about the Afghanistan vs West Indies Test, Jason Holder won the toss and invited the Afghans to bat first. The decision proved to be spot-on as the batting –side tumbled and lost wickets at regular intervals. At present, West Indies seemed to have the upper-hand but Test cricket is made for turn arounds. The ODI series was clinched by the Calypso Kings while Afghanistan won the T20I leg. So, a lot is in stakes in the ongoing clash and let’s see which side comes on top.
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