Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe: Guests’ coach Lalchand Rajput hails his group’s win in first Check, calls it ‘satisfying’
Mumbai: Zimbabwe coach Lalchand Rajput has hailed his group’s 10-wicket win over Afghanistan within the first Check in Abu Dhabi, saying it was a “satisfying” effort as they’d performed a five-day sport after a very long time.
Zimbabwe, led by skipper Sean Williams, thrashed Afghanistan by 10 wickets inside two days on the Shaikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi to go 1-0 up within the two-Check collection.
“It’s a incredible win and in addition to be 1-0 up within the collection. It’s nice that our bowlers, particularly quick bowlers, confirmed their abilities to get Afghanistan out twice in two days and the match completed inside two days,” an elated Rajput informed PTI from Abu Dhabi.
“Zimbabwe don’t usually play Check cricket and have been taking part in a Check match after a protracted hole, so to have a win is satisfying. Our preparation was good and the gamers performed first-class matches to get sufficient publicity,” added 59-year-old Rajput, who has had a number of profitable stints as a coach and group supervisor previously, together with that of India.
Rajput, a home veteran, additionally noticed that whereas pacers of his group acquired success, it was Afghanistan spinners, who did the majority of the injury.
“It’s a distinction that Zimbabwe medium pacers bowled their coronary heart out to get 20 wickets, whereas Afghanistan spinners did many of the injury to the Zimbabwe batsmen,” he stated.
Within the first Check, Afghanistan was bundled out for 131, whereas Zimbabwe rode on skipper Williams 105 to publish 250 of their first essay.
Zimbabwe then once more bowled out the opposition for 135 within the second innings and chased the 17-run goal with 10 wickets in hand.
Rajput was effusive in his reward for Williams and dubbed his century as a match-winning effort.
“It was a captain’s knock from Seam Williams, who led from the entrance and scored the third century of his profession, which was a match-winning effort,” the coach stated.
The second Check between the 2 sides will probably be performed on the similar venue in Abu Dhabi from March 10 onwards.
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