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Ibrahim Zadran Handed Test Debut Cap To Uncle Noor Ali, Both Opening The Innings Against SL

image-ls66ruliNoor Ali Zadran scored a brisk 31 on Test debut (x.com)

Afghanistan’s white-ball veteran Noor Ali Zadran made his Test debut through his side’s ongoing one-off match against Sri Lanka at Colombo. Remarkably, the 35-year-old was handed his debut cap by none other than his nephew, 22-year-old and Afghanistan’s batting stalwart Ibrahim Zadran.

Both cricketers even opened the Afghanistan innings together on Day 1 after Sri Lankan captain Dhananjaya de Silva had opted to field first.

Ibrahim Zadran handed Test cap to uncle Noor Ali

In a rare cricketing instance, nephew Ibrahim Zadran and his uncle Noor Ali Zadran both took field against Sri Lanka at Colombo’s Singhalese Sports Club Cricket Ground for the Afghanistan cricket team. The one-off Test match between the two sides commenced on February 2 with both batters opening the innings together at the top of the order.

Prior to the match, Ibrahim Zadran even handed the debut Test cap to his 35-year-old uncle Noor Ali.

As it turned out, their opening partnership was halted in just the second ball of the match after opening batsman Ibrahim Zadran was trapped in front of stumps for a duck by Sri Lankan paceman Asitha Fernando.

Noor Ali Zadran, on the other hand, celebrated his Test debut by charting a brisk 31 from 46 balls. His innings, coupled with Rahmat Shah’s 91 extended Afghanistan’s first innings total to 198 with no other batter managing to tally above 22 runs.

By stumps on Day 2, Sri Lanka overhauled Afghanistan’s total with ease and mounted a 212-run first innings lead off the back of splendid centuries from Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal.