Ton-up Williams, Tiripano frustrate Afghanistan victory bid
Skipper Sean Williams scored a pugnacious hundred and allrounder Donald Tiripano hit a maiden half century to delay Afghanistan's victory on the fourth day of the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
Williams was 106 not out for his fourth Test hundred -- third as captain and third in successive Tests -- and Tiripano was on an unbeaten 63 as Zimbabwe closed the day on 266-7 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
Zimbabwe won the first Test by ten wickets, also in Abu Dhabi.
The duo nullified Rashid and other bowlers after Zimbabwe were staring at defeat on 170-7 at tea, needing 118 to avoid an innings defeat.
Williams cut Rashid for his ninth boundary to reach his century and also helped overcome the innings defeat. He has so far batted for 190 balls and hit nine boundaries and a six.
Tiripano, who survived some anxious moments against Rashid, improved on his previous best of 49 not out against New Zealand at Harare in 2016. He has so far hit 11 boundaries off 164 balls.
Resuming on 24 without loss Zimbabwe lost both openers Prince Masvaure (15) and Kevin Kasuza (30) before lunch and five more wickets in the second session.
After paceman Sayed Shirzad removed talented batsman Wesley Madhevere for his third duck in two Tests -- a pair in this Test -- Rashid came into his own.
Rashid removed Sikandar Raza (22), Ryan Burl (nought) and Regis Chakabva (nought) in the space of just two runs and off his eight balls to leave Zimbabwe tottering at 142-7.