Afghanistan Cricketers Dedicate Zimbabwe Win to Earthquake Victims

Updated: 29 October 2015 12:40 IST

Afghanistan became the first associate team to defeat a Test-playing nation in both ODI and Twenty20 series. However, they have dedicated the series win to the victims of the earthquake.

Afghanistan Cricketers Dedicate Zimbabwe Win to Earthquake Victims
Afghanistan registered their first-ever series win over a Test-playing nation, bringing joy to a country that was hit by a massive earthquake. © AFP

Bulawayo:

Afghanistan clinched a 2-0 victory over Zimbabwe in their two-match Twenty20 series Wednesday and dedicated their win to victims of this week's earthquake which rocked their country and neighbouring Pakistan. (Afghanistan Beat Zimbabwe to Achieve Historic Sweep)

Four days after becoming the first non-Test side to beat a Test-playing nation in a one-day 50-over series, Afghanistan hammered home their superiority with a five-wicket win.

They had won the first Twenty20 clash at the same Queen's Sports Club venue by six wickets on Monday.

Mohammad Nabi, the team's leading all-rounder tweeted in reference to Monday's 7.5 magnitude quake which left almost 400 people dead and thousands homeless.

Opener Usman Ghani smashed a 45-ball 65 with man-of-the-match Guldabin Naib hitting an undefeated 56 off just 31 balls with seven boundaries.

Afghanistan chased down their imposing 191-run target with one ball to spare.

Sean Williams had top-scored for Zimbabwe with a 26-ball 54.

Topics : Afghanistan Zimbabwe Mohammad Nabi Cricket
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