Two West Indies cricketers saved the team from crumbling against Afghanistan in the ongoing Test match.
Rahkeem Cornwall and Shamarh Brooks to the rescue!
West Indies off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall became the first spinner in two years to pick a ten wicket haul in India. The bowler took seven wickets in the first innings and added three more to his kitty, against Afghanistan in the long format match that’s being played at Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.
Spinner in action!
This is his career best, ten wickets by giving only 86 runs. Now, Cornwall is also the first West Indian spinner to pick up ten wickets in a Test match in the subcontinent.
7 in the first innings now 3 in the second so far! Rahkeem Cornwall has 10-86 in the match so far!
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) November 28, 2019
Coming to Shamarh Brooks, he smashed his maiden century in the Test to put his team on the brink of winning against Afghanistan.
Maiden Test hundred for Brooks 💯
What a knock it has been! He has held together this West Indies innings with his top-notch effort 🙌
— ICC (@ICC) November 28, 2019
The batsman scored 111 off 214 balls which included 15 fours and a sixer. Ultimately, Brooks had to depart after getting bowled by Hamza, putting an end to a batting sight that was worth watching!