DUBAI: Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan on Sunday created the record for bowling the most number of overs in a single Test in the 21st century.
The spinner bowled a total of 99.2 overs in the second Test between Zimbabwe and Afghanistan at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. This is the most number of overs bowled by a bowler in a Test since 1998 when Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan had bowled 113.5 overs against England at The Oval.
In the first innings against Zimbabwe, Rashid registered figures of 4-138 from 36.3 overs while in the second innings, the spinner bowled 62.5 overs.
In the second innings, Rashid returned with seven wickets and conceded 137 runs.
The spinner bowled a total of 17 maidens in the second innings and due to his effort, Zimbabwe could only set Afghanistan a target of 108 runs to win the second Test.
Zimbabwe were following-on in the second innings and were reduced to 142/7, but Sean Williams and Donald Tiripano built a 187-run stand for the eighth wicket.
Tiripano missed out on a century as he was dismissed for 95 while Sean Williams remained unbeaten on 151.