Though Afghanistan struck back with a string of wickets to keep the lead of West Indies in check, they couldn’t stop Shamarh Brooks from powering his maiden Test ton at Lucknow’s Ekana stadium. Meanwhile, it was Zahir Khan, who succeeded in breaking the fifty-run stand, beating Dowrich for 42 on the inside bottom. Jason Holder was stumped, and Rahkeem Cornwall was trapped leg-before.
Among all this, Brooks stood tall and hit the century in his maiden Test- a knock of perseverance and determination. Then Amir Hamza delivered the final blows, angling to Brooks in an arm ball, who went attempting a slog-sweep. Kemar Roach was caught leg-before to give Hamza his five-wicket haul.
Brief scores: Afghanistan 187 (Javed Ahmadi 39, Afsar Zazai 32; Rahkeem Cornwall 7-75) trail West Indies 277 (John Campbell 55, Shamarh Brooks 111; Amir Hamza 5-74, Rashid Khan 3-114) by 90 runs.