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Rashid Khan registers an explosive record. Image: TOI

Afghanistan’s leg-spin bowler, Rashid Khan creates a record of delivering most overs in Test cricket in a single game in the 21st century.

The leg-break bowler bowled 99.2 overs in the second test match against Zimbabwe at Abu Dhabi Cricket ground. Consequently, he became the bowler to deliver the most number of overs since 1998.

Earlier, Muralitharan of Sri Lanka bowled 113.5 overs against England at the Lord’s Cricket Stadium. Also, Shane Warne’s 98 vs South Africa in 2002 also is worthy to mention in the list.

As the first inning continued, Rashid yielded 4 wickets conceding 138 runs from 36.3 overs whilst in the second innings, he bowled 62.5 overs. This is when he conceded 137 runs on targeting seven more Zimbabwe’s batsmen.

The consequences register his 11 wickets in a single game with his stats including 20 maiden overs. Although he had only three maiden overs in the first innings of Zimbabwe – he made sure to win the test for the country by spitting out seventeen useless overs for the men in Red.

Rashid Khan registers an explosive record

Zimbabwe could only set a target of 108 runs for Afghanistan to win the second test. Rashid’s stats also include a seven-wicket-haul despite his comeback after a finger injury.

If we see at the list of most over bowled at a neutral venue, Rashid Khan now tops the list with the most number of overs bowled. Have a look at the top four:

99.2 overs, Rashid Khan, Afghanistan

84 overs, Yasir Shah, Pakistan

84 overs, Yasir Shah, Pakistan

83 overs, Abdur Rehman, Pakistan

Notably, he broke Zimbabwe’s crucial partnership of 187 going in a flow on the eight-wicket-stand. Dismissing Donald Tiripano on 95 runs, the leggie made sure that he did not complete his Test hundred.

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Image: ESPN

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