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Nabi to retire from Tests after Chittagong five-dayer

  • Published at 09:01 pm September 6th, 2019
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Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi bowls during day two of their lone Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong Friday Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik from Chittagong

The news of 34-year old Mohammad Nabi retiring from Test cricket was confirmed to the media by Afghanistan team manager Nazim Jar Abdurrahimzai following day two’s play in the port city

Veteran Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi is set to retire from longer-version cricket following their lone Test match against host Bangladesh at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.

The news of 34-year old Nabi retiring from Test cricket was confirmed to the media by Afghanistan team manager Nazim Jar Abdurrahimzai following day two’s play in the port city.

“Yes, he will retire after the ongoing Test and wants to make way for the young players in the team. Nabi will however, continue playing ODI and T20I for Afghanistan,” Abdurrahimzai informed.

It is being widely reported that Nabi thought of the decision with the vision of prolonging his career with the white-ball.

He also wants to reserve time to play the franchise T20 leagues as he is a regular in the Indian Premier League, Big Bash and Pakistan Super League.

Afghanistan are not part of the ICC World Test Championship. 

They will next face the West Indies in the one-off Test, scheduled to begin from November 27 in Dehradun, India.

Nabi has played three Tests for Afghanistan, including the ongoing one in Chittagong, since the country was handed Test status in 2017. 

With the white-ball, Nabi has played 121 ODIs and 67 T20Is for Afghanistan.

ONLY TEST, DAY 2

AFGHANISTAN 1ST INNINGS        R    B

Ibrahim c Mahmudullah b Taijul     21    69

Ihsanullah b Taijul             9    36

Rahmat c Soumya b Nayeem         102    187

Shahidi c Soumya b Mahmudullah    14    32

Asghar c Mushfiq b Taijul                 92    174

Nabi b Nayeem             0    3

Zazai b Taijul                         41    115

Rashid c & b Miraz                    51    61

Qais c Mominul b Shakib                 9    15

Yamin c Soumya b Shakib                 0    7

Zahir not out                        0    5

Extras (lb 1, nb 2)                    3 

Total (117 Overs)                    342 all out

Fall Of Wickets

1-19 (Ihsanullah), 2-48 (Ibrahim), 3-77 (Shahidi), 4-197 (Rahmat), 5-197 (Nabi), 6-278 (Asghar), 7-299 (Zazai), 8-322 (Qais), 9-327 (Yamin), 10-342 (Rashid) 

Bowling

Taijul 41-5-116-4, Shakib 22-1-64-2, Miraz 28-5-73-1, Nayeem 13-0-43-2, Mahmudullah 4-0-9-1, Soumya 4-0-26-0, Mominul 4-0-9-0, Mosaddek 1-0-1-0

BANGLADESH 1ST INNINGS    R    B

Shadman c Zazai b Yamin     0    4

Soumya lbw b Nabi        17    66

Liton b Rashid             33    66

Mominul c Asghar b Nabi    52    71

Shakib lbw b Rashid         11    20

Mushfiq c Ibrahim b Rashid     0    2

Mahmudullah b Rashid     7    13

Mosaddek not out        44    74

Miraz b Qais             11    31

Taijul not out            14    55

Extras (b 4, lb 1)        5 

Total (67 Overs)        194/8 

Fall Of Wickets

1-0 (Shadman), 2-38 (Soumya), 3-54 (Liton), 4-88 (Shakib), 5-88 (Mushfiq), 6-104 (Mahmudullah), 7-130 (Mominul Haque), 8-146 (Miraz)

Bowling

Yamin 10-2-21-1, Nabi 22-6-53-2, Zahir 9-1-46-0, Rashid 18-3-47-4, Qais 8-2-22-1

Bangladesh trail by 148 runs