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Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan, 1st ODI Commentary, Live Updates

ZIM vs AFG, 2022 - ODI Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
216 (50.0/50)
276/5 (50.0/50)
Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 60 runs
Right then, that is all we have from the game. The visitors have taken a crucial 1-0 lead in the three-match series which makes the next match even more important for the hosts. The 2nd ODI will take place at the same venue on Monday, the 6th of June. That match will begin at 12.45 pm IST (7.15 am GMT) but our build-up will begin much sooner. Do join us then, take care and goodbye!
Rahmat Shah (94 off 120 balls) is the Player of the Match for his incredible hitting with the blade. On being asked about how the wicket played its part in this game, he responds by saying the wicket was not good to bat on in the initial overs but they knew the ball would come on easily post 30 overs. He adds that he stuck to his plan and that worked for him.
Afghanistan's captain, Hashmatullah Shahidi says it was a fantastic performance from the boys and in the morning it was difficult for them as the ball was swinging. Adds that the conditions suited the opposition bowlers and they bowled well but the chat between him and Rahmat Shah was to just stay on for as long as possible. Mentions that he will try to keep a check on the over rate and the 10 points make a big difference for them.
Craig Ervine, the skipper of Zimbabwe is in for a chat. He starts by saying he thought they started really well but the Afghans took the game away by the end of it. Further adds that they were excellent in patches but in some patches, they lagged behind and hopefully, they work on it in the next game. Mentions they kept losing wickets regularly which certainly remains to be the difference.
The presentation ceremony...
Earlier in the game, Afghanistan were put in to bat and after a difficult start, captain and vice-captain, Hashmatullah Shahidi and Rahmat Shah put on a stellar partnership of 181 runs to lay down the platform and it was Rashid Khan who made full use of it at the death to propel his side to a big score of 276! It was Blessing Muzarabani who took a four-fer and just pulled back things a bit for the hosts. On a pitch that had quite a lot for the bowlers, this was always going to be a difficult chase and Zimbabwe didn't help their cause by losing wickets at regular intervals. They needed a substantial partnership that never came and for all the valiant effort put in by Sikandar Raza, the hosts were outclassed.
The visitors had a big total on the board and they just needed to have control with the ball up front and that is exactly what their pacers gave them. Both Fazalhaq Farooqi and Fareed Ahmad pitched the ball a lot further up and troubled the opposition with some swing. Afghanistan didn't get more than one wicket for a long time but the introduction of Mohammad Nabi completely changed the match and after he got a wicket off his first delivery, Nabi just didn't look back. Nabi ended up with four wickets and Rashid Khan as usual chipped in with a couple of wickets including that of Sikandar Raza at a crucial stage in the game. Apart from Mujeeb, all the other bowlers had a good outing. In the end, it was a brilliant all-round performance from the visitors to seal the game.
Just like Afghanistan, Zimbabwe too lost an early wicket and had a sedate start. The skipper, Craig Ervine did take on the mantle and after a tricky few overs started to look good. Just when a partnership was brewing between him and debutant Innocent Kaia, Ervine fell. The middle order then couldn't push on and it was a valiant effort from Sikandar Raza that gave the hosts a chance at victory. Raza though was dismissed after scoring a half-century and after that the tailenders just had too much to do.
A comprehensive win then for Afghanistan and this has been a really professional performance from them. The visitors take a 1-0 lead in this three-match series and lay down the foundation for the rest of the tour.
End Of The Over 50 : 216/10
0 Runs
  • 049.1
  • 049.2
  • 049.3
  • 049.4
  • 049.5
  • W49.6
T. Chatara
8 (17)
T. Chivanga
0 (5)
F. Farooqi
9-1-41-2
49.6
W
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Tendai Chatara OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! This is banged in short and outside off. Tendai Chatara tries to uppercut it over the third man fence but doesn't get a good connection. Mohammad Nabi over there takes a simple catch and Zimbabwe get bundled out on the final delivery of the innings as Farooqi ends with 2 wickets. Afghanistan win by 60 runs!
49.5
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Tendai Chatara
Follows it up with a yorker on leg stump. Chatara keeps it out.
49.4
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Tendai Chatara
Fazalhaq Farooqi bends his back and digs in a short one over middle. Tendai Chatara manages to get his head out of the way.
49.3
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Tendai Chatara
Full and on off, Tendai Chatara manages to dig it out.
49.2
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Tendai Chatara
Length this time, around off and this is punched towards the cover region.
49.1
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Tendai Chatara
Full and outside off, all the pace is taken off the ball. Chatara fails to get any bat on it.
End Of The Over 49 : 216/9
0 Runs
  • W48.1
  • 048.2
  • 048.3
  • 048.4
  • 048.5
  • 048.6
T. Chivanga
0 (5)
T. Chatara
8 (11)
F. Ahmad
9-2-27-1
48.6
0
Fareed Ahmad To Tanaka Chivanga
Slower delivery around off, Tanaka Chivanga nudges it down to short third man. Wicket-maiden then from Fareed Ahmad.
48.5
0
Fareed Ahmad To Tanaka Chivanga
Full again, around off. Tanaka Chivanga pushes it out towards covers.
48.4
0
Fareed Ahmad To Tanaka Chivanga
Fullish ball around off, Chivanga looks to drive but misses.
48.3
0
Fareed Ahmad To Tanaka Chivanga
Length ball around off, this is punched towards covers.
48.2
0
Fareed Ahmad To Tanaka Chivanga
Tough chance, dropped! Full and straight, Tanaka Chivanga drills it straight back at the bowler who manages to stick out his hands but fails to pouch it on his followthrough.
Tanaka Chivanga is the last man in for Zimbabwe.
48.1
W
Fareed Ahmad To Blessing Muzarabani OUT!
OUT! BOWLED! You miss, I hit stuff from Fareed Ahmad and he is elated! Fareed bowls this one from around the wicket and bowls it slower. It is full and angled into middle. Blessing Muzarabani stays deep in his crease and looks to smoke it over long on but gets undone by the lack of pace. The ball crashes into the middle stump that goes flying.
End Of The Over 48 : 216/8
4 Runs
  • 047.1
  • 147.2
  • 047.3
  • 147.4
  • 147.5
  • 147.6
B. Muzarabani
10 (10)
T. Chatara
8 (11)
F. Farooqi
8-0-41-1
47.6
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Blessing Muzarabani
Fuller in length and around middle, Muzarabani drives it through wide mid on and collects a single.
47.5
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Tendai Chatara
Around middle and leg, clipped away behind square on the leg side for one more.
47.4
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Blessing Muzarabani
Farooqi switches to 'round the wicket and angles in a full ball on leg stump. Muzarabani squeezes it through backward square leg for a single.
47.3
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Blessing Muzarabani
Beaten! Pacy delivery, very full and close to the off pole. Muzarabani looks to swing across the line but gets beaten for pace.
47.2
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Tendai Chatara
Good-length, around off. Chatara stays back and hits it through covers for a single.
47.1
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Tendai Chatara
Nails the yorker outside off does Fazalhaq Farooqi. Tendai Chatara can't get any bat on it.
End Of The Over 47 : 212/8
6 Runs
  • 146.1
  • 046.2
  • 146.3
  • 046.4
  • 046.5
  • 446.6
B. Muzarabani
8 (7)
T. Chatara
6 (8)
F. Ahmad
8-1-27-0
46.6
4
Fareed Ahmad To Blessing Muzarabani
FOUR! This is angled down the leg side, Muzarabani tickles it fine and beats the fielder at short fine leg to find the boundary.
46.5
0
Fareed Ahmad To Blessing Muzarabani
Nicely bowled! Another slower delivery, full and outside off. Muzarabani can't get any bat on it.
46.4
0
Fareed Ahmad To Blessing Muzarabani
Swing and a miss! Full and angling into leg stump, Muzarabani backs away looking to club it over long on but misses. The ball misses the leg stump by a couple of inches.
46.3
1
Fareed Ahmad To Tendai Chatara
Slower again and pushed wider, Chatara taps it to the right of the point fielder for a quick single.
46.2
0
Fareed Ahmad To Tendai Chatara
Slower length ball, outside off. Tendai Chatara has a dab at it but misses.
46.1
1
Fareed Ahmad To Blessing Muzarabani
This is dug in short and on the body. Blessing Muzarabani gets completely tucked up as he looks to pull. The ball goes off the top edge towards fine leg. Single taken.
End Of The Over 46 : 206/8
4 Runs
  • 1 LB45.1
  • W45.2
  • 045.3
  • 245.4
  • 145.5
  • 045.6
T. Chatara
5 (6)
B. Muzarabani
3 (3)
R. Khan
10-0-39-2
45.6
0
Rashid Khan To Tendai Chatara
On a shorter length and outside off. It is the stock delivery again and Chatara gets beaten past the outside edge. Rashid Khan ends with figures of, 10-0-39-2!
45.5
1
Rashid Khan To Blessing Muzarabani
Fuller and at the stumps, this is pushed down to long on for a single.
45.4
2
Rashid Khan To Blessing Muzarabani
On middle, Blessing Muzarabani nudges it behind square on the leg side for a couple of runs.
45.3
0
Rashid Khan To Blessing Muzarabani
Beaten! On off and turning away sharply past the outside edge.
Blessing Muzarabani is in next.
45.2
W
Rashid Khan To Donald Tiripano OUT!
OUT! Cleaned up! The last recognized batter for Zimbabwe, Donald Tiripano departs and that be game, set and match for Afghanistan. This is pushed through quicker from Rashid and on middle. Tiripano goes on the back foot to keep it out but Rashid surprises him with the regulation leg break. The ball turns away and crashes into the off pole.
45.1
lb
Rashid Khan To Tendai Chatara
Leg bye! Drifted onto the pads, Chatara looks to flick it away but misses. The ball goes off the pads towards short fine leg and they get a leg bye.
End Of The Over 45 : 202/7
6 Runs
  • 044.1
  • 144.2
  • 444.3
  • 144.4
  • 044.5
  • 044.6
D. Tiripano
15 (14)
T. Chatara
5 (4)
F. Farooqi
7-0-37-1
44.6
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Donald Tiripano
Another slower ball from Fazalhaq Farooqi. This time he keeps it on the stumps. Donald Tiripano blocks it out watchfully.
44.5
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Donald Tiripano
A slower length ball, on top of off. Donald Tiripano moves down to the leg side to whack it away but is undone by the pace here. Smart bowling by Fazalhaq Farooqi.
44.4
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Tendai Chatara
A length ball, wide outside off. Tendai Chatara slaps it through covers for a single.
44.3
4
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Tendai Chatara
FOUR! Tendai Chatara gets off the mark with a glorious cover drive. It is full and outside off. Tendai Chatara drives it through the gap at covers for a boundary. The crowd is enjoying every moment here.
44.2
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Donald Tiripano
Back of a length, on off. Donald Tiripano hangs on his back foot and pulls it to long on for a single.
44.1
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Donald Tiripano
Full length, outside off. Donald Tiripano punches it to point off the back foot.
End Of The Over 44 : 196/7
3 Runs
  • 143.1
  • 143.2
  • 1 WD43.3
  • 043.3
  • W43.4
  • 043.5
  • 043.6
T. Chatara
0 (2)
D. Tiripano
14 (10)
R. Khan
9-0-36-1
43.6
0
Rashid Khan To Tendai Chatara
Floated and full, on off. Chatara plays a lofted shot towards point but it lands safely.
43.5
0
Rashid Khan To Tendai Chatara
On off, blocked out.
Tendai Chatara is in next.
43.4
W
Rashid Khan To Sikandar Raza OUT!
OUT! LBW! Rashid Khan gets his man on the very next delivery. It is a googly, fuller and on off. Raza tries to defend it out but misses. He gets pinged on his pads. Khan appeals yet again and this time the umpire raises his dreaded finger. The dangerman Sikandar Raza departs and this could well be the final nail in the Zimbabwe coffin.
43.3
0
Rashid Khan To Sikandar Raza
It is tossed up, full and on off. Raza tries to defend it on his front foot but misses. He might've gotten an edge on it. Khan appeals but the umpire is unmoved. Afghanistan take the review and lose it as the UltraEdge shows there is clear spike as the ball passes the blade.
43.3
wd
Rashid Khan To Sikandar Raza
WIDE! Looped up and angled down leg. Raza tries to flick it away but misses. Wide called.
43.2
1
Rashid Khan To Donald Tiripano
Fuller, on the pads, Donald Tiripano tucks it to the leg side for one.
43.1
1
Rashid Khan To Sikandar Raza
DROPPED! Full and outside off. Sikandar Raza throws his blade at it. The ball goes towards long off. The fielder there does all the hard work but is unable to pouch the ball safely. They take one.
Rashid Khan (8-0-33-0) is back on.
End Of The Over 43 : 193/6
9 Runs
  • 142.1
  • 442.2
  • 142.3
  • 142.4
  • 142.5
  • 142.6
S. Raza
66 (75)
D. Tiripano
13 (9)
F. Farooqi
6-0-31-1
42.6
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Sikandar Raza
A slower ball this time. On a length, on middle and leg. Raza tries to flick it away but it lobs over the bowler's head off the leading edge. They take one as it lands safely.
42.5
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Donald Tiripano
NOT OUT! Sikandar Raza makes his ground comfortably in the end. Farooqi fires in a yorker, right on the money. Donald Tiripano gets his blade down in time to dig it out. It goes past the leg stump and in front of the keeper. The batters call for a single. Rahmanullah Gurbaz sprints to the ball and scores a direct hit at the striker's end. He looks excited but it was cut short as the replay suggested Raza was safe.
Is that a Run-Out? Brilliant work from Rahmanullah Gurbaz behind the stumps and Sikandar Raza could be in trouble as the umpires go upstairs. The third umpire checks the replay and Raza is comfortably in. NOT OUT!
42.4
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Sikandar Raza
A length ball, outside off. Raza dabs it to point for a single.
42.3
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Donald Tiripano
Back of a length, on off. Donald Tiripano dabs it down to third man for a single.
42.2
4
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Donald Tiripano
FOUR! Donald Tiripano is on a roll! Full length, on off. Donald Tiripano stands tall and crunches it through the gap at covers for a boundary.
42.1
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Sikandar Raza
Full length, outside off. Raza looks to drive it away but outside edges it down to short third man for a single.
End Of The Over 42 : 184/6
7 Runs
  • 041.1
  • 141.2
  • 141.3
  • 041.4
  • 141.5
  • 441.6
D. Tiripano
7 (6)
S. Raza
63 (72)
Ur Rahman
6-0-43-0
41.6
4
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Donald Tiripano
FOUR! Donald Tiripano gets going here. It is overpitched outside off. Donald Tiripano gets under it and slams it over the bowler's head for a boundary.
41.5
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Sikandar Raza
Tossed up, around off. Raza pushes it to long on for a single.
41.4
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Sikandar Raza
Full, on off, defended out.
41.3
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Donald Tiripano
Tossed up, on off. Donald Tiripano eases it past the bowler's hand for a single.
41.2
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Sikandar Raza
Floated and full, on off. Raza pushes it to the off side for a single.
41.1
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Sikandar Raza
Full, on the fourth stump line. Raza pushes it to mid off.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman comes in to replace Mohammad Nabi.
End Of The Over 41 : 177/6
11 Runs
  • 440.1
  • 040.2
  • 040.3
  • 040.4
  • 640.5
  • 140.6
S. Raza
61 (68)
D. Tiripano
2 (4)
R. Khan
8-0-33-0
40.6
1
Rashid Khan To Sikandar Raza
On the pads, Raza flicks it to the leg side for a single.
40.5
6
Rashid Khan To Sikandar Raza
SIX! It goes all the way! This one is flighted, full and on off. Sikandar Raza gets low and slogs it over the long on fence for a biggie. A fielder puts in a great effort in the deep but it is not enough to get rid of Raza.
40.4
0
Rashid Khan To Sikandar Raza
Full and on off, pushed to mid off.
40.3
0
Rashid Khan To Sikandar Raza
Flatter, on the stumps. Raza defends it out.
40.2
0
Rashid Khan To Sikandar Raza
On leg, Raza blocks it out watchfully.
40.1
4
Rashid Khan To Sikandar Raza
FOUR! Short and punished! Back of a length, on middle and leg. Raza goes on his back foot and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
End Of The Over 40 : 166/6
2 Runs
  • 039.1
  • W39.2
  • 239.3
  • 039.4
  • 039.5
  • 039.6
D. Tiripano
2 (4)
S. Raza
50 (62)
M. Nabi
10-0-34-4
39.6
0
Mohammad Nabi To Donald Tiripano
Loopy ball, full and on off. Donald Tiripano pushes it to cover.
39.5
0
Mohammad Nabi To Donald Tiripano
Flatter and on off. Donald Tiripano stays back and blocks it out solidly.
39.4
0
Mohammad Nabi To Donald Tiripano
On off, blocked out.
39.3
2
Mohammad Nabi To Donald Tiripano
Short ball, outside off. Donald Tiripano cuts it through covers for a brace.
Donald Tiripano walks out to bat now.
39.2
W
Mohammad Nabi To Ryan Burl OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Mohammad Nabi gets his fourth wicket of the innings. It is quicker and angles it into off. Ryan Burl gets on the front foot and ends up playing the wrong line. The ball zips past his blade to shatter the stumps. Elation for Afghanistan while Zimbabwe seem to be in a spot of bother.
39.1
0
Mohammad Nabi To Ryan Burl
Quicker, full and on off. Burl blocks it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 39 : 164/5
6 Runs
  • 038.1
  • 138.2
  • 038.3
  • 138.4
  • 438.5
  • 038.6
S. Raza
50 (62)
R. Burl
13 (16)
R. Khan
7-0-22-0
38.6
0
Rashid Khan To Sikandar Raza
Full and on off. Raza blocks it out watchfully.
38.5
4
Rashid Khan To Sikandar Raza
FOUR! Sikandar Raza racks up his fourth fifty against Afghanistan in ODIs. It is short and outside off. Raza goes back and cuts it through backward point for a boundary.
38.4
1
Rashid Khan To Ryan Burl
Tossed up, full and on off. Burl pushes it out to cover for a single.
38.3
0
Rashid Khan To Ryan Burl
Fuller, on the pads, Burl clips it to the leg side.
38.2
1
Rashid Khan To Sikandar Raza
A loud appeal for lbw but turned down! It is a googly, full and on off. Raza tries to block it out but misses and gets pinged on his pads. The umpire is not interested.
38.1
0
Rashid Khan To Sikandar Raza
On off, defended out.
End Of The Over 38 : 158/5
4 Runs
  • 137.1
  • 137.2
  • 037.3
  • 137.4
  • 137.5
  • 037.6
R. Burl
12 (14)
S. Raza
45 (58)
M. Nabi
9-0-32-3
37.6
0
Mohammad Nabi To Ryan Burl
Quicker and full, on middle and leg. Burl eases it to mid on.
37.5
1
Mohammad Nabi To Sikandar Raza
Angled into the pads, Raza tucks it in front of square for a single.
37.4
1
Mohammad Nabi To Ryan Burl
Full and on off. Burl defends it to covers with soft hands and gets across for a quick single.
37.3
0
Mohammad Nabi To Ryan Burl
Floated and full, on off. Burl plays it to the left of the bowler.
37.2
1
Mohammad Nabi To Sikandar Raza
Length ball, on off. Raza works it to mid on for one.
37.1
1
Mohammad Nabi To Ryan Burl
Fuller, on off. Burl drives it down the ground for a single.
End Of The Over 37 : 154/5
5 Runs
  • 036.1
  • 036.2
  • 236.3
  • 136.4
  • 036.5
  • 236.6
S. Raza
43 (56)
R. Burl
10 (10)
R. Khan
6-0-16-0
36.6
2
Rashid Khan To Sikandar Raza
Short ball, outside off. Raza cuts it to deep point for a brace.
36.5
0
Rashid Khan To Sikandar Raza
Tossed up, on off, blocked back to the bowler.
36.4
1
Rashid Khan To Ryan Burl
On off, pushed to cover for one.
36.3
2
Rashid Khan To Ryan Burl
NOT OUT! It is flatter and on the pads, Burl flicks it aerially to deep square leg. The batters look for two and Burl has to put in a dive in the end to get him to safety. The replays suggest the same. They get two in the end.
The umpires have gone upstairs for a Run-out appeal. The replay shows that Rahmanullah Gurbaz whipped off the bails but Ryan Burl put in the dive and that saved him. NOT OUT!
36.2
0
Rashid Khan To Ryan Burl
Fuller, on off. Burl leans in and blocks it to covers. He looks for a single but was sent back by Raza.
36.1
0
Rashid Khan To Ryan Burl
Full, on the fourth stump line. Burl defends it to backward point.
End Of The Over 36 : 149/5
8 Runs
  • 035.1
  • 235.2
  • 135.3
  • 135.4
  • 035.5
  • 435.6
S. Raza
41 (54)
R. Burl
7 (6)
M. Nabi
8-0-28-3
35.6
4
Mohammad Nabi To Sikandar Raza
FOUR! A much-needed boundary for Zimbabwe. It is full and wide outside off. Raza gets on the front foot and lofts it over extra cover for a boundary.
35.5
0
Mohammad Nabi To Sikandar Raza
On off, defended out.
35.4
1
Mohammad Nabi To Ryan Burl
Darted on the pads, Burl hangs back and clips it to square leg for one.
35.3
1
Mohammad Nabi To Sikandar Raza
Flatter, on middle and leg. Raza hits it down to long on for a single.
35.2
2
Mohammad Nabi To Sikandar Raza
Darted on the pads, Raza flicks it through square leg for a brace.
35.1
0
Mohammad Nabi To Sikandar Raza
Fuller and on leg, Raza fends it out on the leg side.
End Of The Over 35 : 141/5
7 Runs
  • 234.1
  • 034.2
  • 034.3
  • 434.4
  • 134.5
  • 034.6
R. Burl
6 (5)
S. Raza
34 (49)
F. Ahmad
7-1-21-0
34.6
0
Fareed Ahmad To Ryan Burl
A dot to end the over. Right around the top of off and Burl solidly blocks it out. 136 needed now off 90 balls.
34.5
1
Fareed Ahmad To Sikandar Raza
Short of a length, over middle. Raza pulls it down to deep square leg for one.
34.4
4
Fareed Ahmad To Sikandar Raza
FOUR! Edgy boundary but Sikandar Raza won't mind. Length again and outside off, Raza throws his hands at it and gets a thick outside edge down to the vacant third man region for a boundary.
34.3
0
Fareed Ahmad To Sikandar Raza
Length and around off, Raza keeps it out on the off side.
34.2
0
Fareed Ahmad To Sikandar Raza
NOT OUT! Very good review from Sikandar Raza and he survives! Fareed Ahmad bangs it in short and around off, angling it in. The ball just doesn't rise up at ll as Raza looks to pull. Raza is beaten all ends up and gets pinged on the pads. Huge appeal from the bowler and the finger is raised. Raza reviews it straightaway. Nothing on UltraEdge but Ball Tracking shows that the impact is just outside the line of the off stump.
34.1
2
Fareed Ahmad To Sikandar Raza
Good running! Short of a length, outside off. Sikandar Raza hammers it away off the back foot towards sweeper cover and the batters set off for the second run. Raza has to hurry but makes it in with time to spare.
End Of The Over 34 : 134/5
7 Runs
  • 133.1
  • 433.2
  • 033.3
  • 133.4
  • 033.5
  • 133.6
S. Raza
27 (44)
R. Burl
6 (4)
M. Nabi
7-0-20-3
33.6
1
Mohammad Nabi To Sikandar Raza
Quicker one, turning in from around off. Raza manages to push it out on the off side for a quick single.
33.5
0
Mohammad Nabi To Sikandar Raza
On off, driven straight to the man at mid off.
33.4
1
Mohammad Nabi To Ryan Burl
Around off, Burl steps out and pushes it through mid off for a single.
33.3
0
Mohammad Nabi To Ryan Burl
Floated up, full and around off. Burl pushes it towards covers.
33.2
4
Mohammad Nabi To Ryan Burl
FOUR! Through everyone! Mohammad Nabi sees Ryan Burl charging down the track and shortens his length. Nabi bowls the quick slider that goes between bat and pad but just takes a faint inside edge. The keeper is also beaten and the ball races away into the fine leg fence.
33.1
1
Mohammad Nabi To Sikandar Raza
Tossed up, full and on off. Raza pushes it down to long on for a single.
End Of The Over 33 : 127/5
3 Runs
  • 032.1
  • 132.2
  • 132.3
  • 032.4
  • 032.5
  • 132.6
S. Raza
25 (41)
R. Burl
1 (1)
F. Ahmad
6-1-14-0
32.6
1
Fareed Ahmad To Sikandar Raza
Back of a length, on the body. Raza hops and nudges it down towards mid-wicket for one. 150 needed now off 102 deliveries.
32.5
0
Fareed Ahmad To Sikandar Raza
A bit fuller this time, angling into off stump. Raza defends it off the front foot.
32.4
0
Fareed Ahmad To Sikandar Raza
Bowled on a hard length and angled in from well outside off. Sikandar Raza hangs back and punches it out towards covers.
32.3
1
Fareed Ahmad To Ryan Burl
Shorter in length and outside off, Burl hangs back and dabs it down past backward point for a run.
32.2
1
Fareed Ahmad To Sikandar Raza
Length this time, angling into middle and leg. Raza flicks it towards deep square leg for a run.
32.1
0
Fareed Ahmad To Sikandar Raza
Back of a length, angling in from outside off. Raza defends it back onto the deck.
Ryan Burl is the new batter in.
End Of The Over 32 : 124/5
1 Runs
  • 031.1
  • 131.2
  • 031.3
  • 031.4
  • 031.5
  • W31.6
M. Shumba
5 (12)
S. Raza
23 (36)
M. Nabi
6-0-13-3
31.6
W
Mohammad Nabi To Milton Shumba OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Brilliant review from Rahmanullah Gurbaz from behind the stumps and Mohammad Nabi gets his third wicket of the game. This is nicely flighted on off stump, slower through the air, allowing the ball to grip. The ball does so beautifully and turns away. Milton Shumba gets drawn forward and ends up getting a faint outside edge which is pouched by the keeper. The on-field decision is Not Out but Gurbaz wastes no time going for the review. UltraaEdge shows a spike as the ball goes past the bat and the decision is reversed.
31.5
0
Mohammad Nabi To Milton Shumba
It's the slider this time from Nabi and angled into the pads. Shumba misses the block and gets hit on the pads. Stifled appeal from Nabi but probably drifting past the leg stump.
31.4
0
Mohammad Nabi To Milton Shumba
Fuller and on the pads, nudged down to the man at short fine leg.
31.3
0
Mohammad Nabi To Milton Shumba
Floated up, full and around middle. Milton Shumba backs away and drives it towards point.
31.2
1
Mohammad Nabi To Sikandar Raza
On a length and on middle, turning in. Raza waits for it and turns it through square leg for a single.
31.1
0
Mohammad Nabi To Sikandar Raza
Quicker one, at 92.5 kph and around off. Raza strides forward to defend.
DRINKS! Zimbabwe need 154 runs in 19 overs with 6 wickets in hand. The target is still achievable and the chances of the hosts getting over the line are better with Raza on the crease. He will surely need some support from the other end. Afghanistan though have been able to dominate in the middle overs thanks to their spinning trio. A couple more wickets and they would sure be in the contest.
End Of The Over 31 : 123/4
7 Runs
  • 030.1
  • 430.2
  • 030.3
  • 030.4
  • 230.5
  • 130.6
S. Raza
22 (34)
M. Shumba
5 (8)
Ur Rahman
5-0-36-0
30.6
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Sikandar Raza
On the pads, tucked away through backward square leg for one.
30.5
2
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Sikandar Raza
Flatter once again from Mujeeb and there's some width on offer as well. Raza cuts it off the back foot behind point and picks up a couple of runs.
30.4
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Sikandar Raza
This is full and straight, pushed back towards the bowler.
30.3
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Sikandar Raza
On middle, Raza blocks it out.
30.2
4
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Sikandar Raza
FOUR! Quicker and flatter around off, Sikandar Raza just uses the pace of the ball and nudges it past short third man to pick up a boundary.
30.1
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Sikandar Raza
Quicker one, on a length and darted into middle and leg. Raza defends it out.
End Of The Over 30 : 116/4
6 Runs
  • 129.1
  • 029.2
  • 429.3
  • 029.4
  • 029.5
  • 129.6
S. Raza
15 (28)
M. Shumba
5 (8)
M. Nabi
5-0-12-2
29.6
1
Mohammad Nabi To Sikandar Raza
Full, on the pads, Raza clips it to square leg and gets a single to retain the strike.
29.5
0
Mohammad Nabi To Sikandar Raza
Fuller, on middle and leg. Raza clips it to the leg side.
29.4
0
Mohammad Nabi To Sikandar Raza
On off, pushed to covers.
29.3
4
Mohammad Nabi To Sikandar Raza
FOUR! Incredible shot! It is slower, full and on off. Raza gets under it and lofts it over mid off for a boundary.
29.2
0
Mohammad Nabi To Sikandar Raza
Flighted and full, on off. Raza clips it to mid-wicket.
29.1
1
Mohammad Nabi To Milton Shumba
Flatter and short, on off. Shumba punches it through covers for a single.
End Of The Over 29 : 110/4
6 Runs
  • 128.1
  • 228.2
  • 128.3
  • 028.4
  • 128.5
  • 128.6
M. Shumba
4 (7)
S. Raza
10 (23)
Ur Rahman
4-0-29-0
28.6
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Milton Shumba
An arm ball, outside off. Shumba cuts it through point for a single.
28.5
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Sikandar Raza
Another single as this is worked down the ground to long off.
28.4
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Sikandar Raza
Tossed up, full and outside off. Raza tries to chase it but misses.
28.3
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Milton Shumba
This is full and on the stumps. Shubma eases it down the ground for a single.
28.2
2
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Milton Shumba
Shumba is off the mark. Flatter and on off. Shumba punches it through point for a brace.
28.1
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Sikandar Raza
Full, on middle and leg. Raza eases it to long on for a single.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman is back into the attack.
End Of The Over 28 : 104/4
1 Runs
  • 127.1
  • W27.2
  • 027.3
  • 027.4
  • 027.5
  • 027.6
M. Shumba
0 (4)
S. Raza
8 (20)
M. Nabi
4-0-6-2
27.6
0
Mohammad Nabi To Milton Shumba
On off, blocked out.
27.5
0
Mohammad Nabi To Milton Shumba
Fuller, on off. Shumba defends it to the leg side.
27.4
0
Mohammad Nabi To Milton Shumba
Angled in at the stumps. Shumba makes room and pushes it to cover.
27.3
0
Mohammad Nabi To Milton Shumba
Full and on off. Shumba gets it to mid on off the inner half.
Milton Shumba comes in at number 6.
27.2
W
Mohammad Nabi To Innocent Kaia OUT!
OUT! LBW! Mohammad Nabi appeals and the umpire agrees. Although Kaia is quick to take the review. It is a loopy ball, around off which turns in off the deck. Kaia tries to defend it out on his front foot but misses and gets pinged on his pads. The finger goes up and Kaia challenges. UltraEdge shows no bat is involved. The Ball Tracking confirms three reds and Kaia is a goner. Zimbabwe are now four wickets down.
27.1
1
Mohammad Nabi To Sikandar Raza
A single now as this full delivery is dabbed down to point.
End Of The Over 27 : 103/3
3 Runs
  • 126.1
  • 026.2
  • 026.3
  • 126.4
  • 126.5
  • 026.6
I. Kaia
39 (77)
S. Raza
7 (19)
R. Khan
5-0-11-0
26.6
0
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
On off, defended out solidly. Only 3 runs off the over. The spinners are doing well to restrict the run flow here.
26.5
1
Rashid Khan To Sikandar Raza
It is full and on off. Raza comes down the track and lofts it towards long on. It meets the fielder on a bounce. They take one.
26.4
1
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
Tossed up, outside off. Kaia dabs it to point for one.
26.3
0
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
Loopy ball, on off, blocked to the right of the bowler.
26.2
0
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
On off, blocked out.
26.1
1
Rashid Khan To Sikandar Raza
Full and outside off. Raza pushes it to cover for one.
End Of The Over 26 : 100/3
1 Runs
  • 025.1
  • 025.2
  • 025.3
  • 125.4
  • 025.5
  • 025.6
I. Kaia
38 (73)
S. Raza
5 (17)
M. Nabi
3-0-5-1
25.6
0
Mohammad Nabi To Innocent Kaia
On off, defended out. Just a single off the over.
25.5
0
Mohammad Nabi To Innocent Kaia
Arm ball again but a tad quicker. Kaia fails to dig it out.
25.4
1
Mohammad Nabi To Sikandar Raza
An arm ball, around off. Raza pushes it to cover for one.
25.3
0
Mohammad Nabi To Sikandar Raza
A bit quicker and on a length around off. The ball turns in sharply as Raza goes on the back foot to keep it down on the deck.
25.2
0
Mohammad Nabi To Sikandar Raza
This is floated up on off stump, Sikandar Raza defends it off the front foot.
25.1
0
Mohammad Nabi To Sikandar Raza
Around middle and leg, nudged away towards mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 25 : 99/3
2 Runs
  • 124.1
  • 024.2
  • 024.3
  • 024.4
  • 024.5
  • 124.6
S. Raza
4 (13)
I. Kaia
38 (71)
R. Khan
4-0-8-0
24.6
1
Rashid Khan To Sikandar Raza
Fuller and on middle, driven through mid on for an easy single.
24.5
0
Rashid Khan To Sikandar Raza
Beaten! On a nagging length and around off, Raza looks to cut but misses.
24.4
0
Rashid Khan To Sikandar Raza
On off, blocked out by Raza.
24.3
0
Rashid Khan To Sikandar Raza
Quicker from Rashid Khan and outside off, this one skids through beating the outside edge. Half an appeal from the bowler and nothing more.
24.2
0
Rashid Khan To Sikandar Raza
Flatter this time and around off. Raza fends it off the back foot.
24.1
1
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
On middle, turned through mid-wicket for one.
End Of The Over 24 : 97/3
2 Runs
  • 123.1
  • 023.2
  • 023.3
  • 023.4
  • 123.5
  • 023.6
S. Raza
3 (8)
I. Kaia
37 (70)
M. Nabi
2-0-4-1
23.6
0
Mohammad Nabi To Sikandar Raza
Nicely tossed up, outside off. Raza drives it straight to the man at mid off.
23.5
1
Mohammad Nabi To Innocent Kaia
Full and straight, eased down to long on for one.
23.4
0
Mohammad Nabi To Innocent Kaia
Slower through the air and around off, Kaia leans forward to keep it out.
23.3
0
Mohammad Nabi To Innocent Kaia
This pushed through fuller and around off, Kaia defends it onto the off side.
23.2
0
Mohammad Nabi To Innocent Kaia
Length, on off, sweetly punched but straight to cover.
23.1
1
Mohammad Nabi To Sikandar Raza
This is pushed through quicker and outside off. Raza goes on the back foot and opens the face of the bat to guide it towards third man for one. They look for two and Kaia is halfway down the track as well but Raza drops his bat and Kaia scampers back.
End Of The Over 23 : 95/3
2 Runs
  • 122.1
  • 022.2
  • 022.3
  • 122.4
  • 022.5
  • 022.6
I. Kaia
36 (66)
S. Raza
2 (6)
R. Khan
3-0-6-0
22.6
0
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
Flatter this time, around off. This is dabbed down towards point.
22.5
0
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
Quicker and shorter, close to the off pole. Innocent Kaia looks to cut but gets an inside edge past the off stump.
22.4
1
Rashid Khan To Sikandar Raza
On middle, flicked in front of square on the leg side for a run.
22.3
0
Rashid Khan To Sikandar Raza
Quicker one, full again and on off. Raza keeps it out.
22.2
0
Rashid Khan To Sikandar Raza
Tossed up, full and around off. Raza drives but can't beat the man at covers.
22.1
1
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
Googly, a bit shorter and down the leg side. Kaia tucks it away to deep backward square leg for one.
End Of The Over 22 : 93/3
2 Runs
  • W21.1
  • 021.2
  • 121.3
  • 021.4
  • 121.5
  • 021.6
S. Raza
1 (3)
I. Kaia
35 (63)
M. Nabi
1-0-2-1
21.6
0
Mohammad Nabi To Sikandar Raza
On the shorter side and on off, Raza plays it off the back foot towards mid off.
21.5
1
Mohammad Nabi To Innocent Kaia
Flighted delivery, Kaia turns it through mid on and collects a single.
21.4
0
Mohammad Nabi To Innocent Kaia
Tossed up, on off. Kaia defends it out.
21.3
1
Mohammad Nabi To Sikandar Raza
Just a tad bit short and outside off. Sikandar Raza rocks back and cuts it to deep point for a single.
21.2
0
Mohammad Nabi To Sikandar Raza
On off, Raza pushes it out towards covers.
Sikandar Raza is the next man in for Zimbabwe.
21.1
W
Mohammad Nabi To Wesley Madhevere OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Mohammad Nabi strikes first ball but it is a very soft dismissal for Wesley Madhevere and he will be gutted. Just a regulation floater to start off with from Nabi, on middle and leg. Madhevere leans forward and looks to work it leg side but closes the face of the bat way too early. The ball goes off the leading edge and Nabi takes a couple of steps to his right to take a simple catch.
Mohammad Nabi to roll his arm now.
End Of The Over 21 : 91/2
7 Runs
  • 020.1
  • 120.2
  • 1 WD20.3
  • 020.3
  • 120.4
  • 420.5
  • 020.6
I. Kaia
34 (61)
W. Madhevere
11 (20)
A. Omarzai
6-0-24-1
20.6
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Innocent Kaia
Fuller in length and at the stumps, pushed away towards mid on.
20.5
4
Azmatullah Omarzai To Innocent Kaia
FOUR! Short and just a bit of width on offer. Innocent Kaia hops and just times it exquisitely through cover-point for a welcome boundary.
20.4
1
Azmatullah Omarzai To Wesley Madhevere
Good-length, around off. Madhevere guides it down to third man for a run.
20.3
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Wesley Madhevere
Nicely bowled! Perfect length, around off. Madhevere stays on the back foot looking to drive but gets beaten past the outside edge.
20.3
wd
Azmatullah Omarzai To Wesley Madhevere
WIDE! Pacy delivery, on the shorter side and pushed a bit too wide of the off stump. Wided!
20.2
1
Azmatullah Omarzai To Innocent Kaia
Full and straight, driven down to long on for a single.
20.1
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Innocent Kaia
Pacy short ball, dug in outside off. Innocent Kaia steps down the track and looks to pull it away but is well beaten.
End Of The Over 20 : 84/2
2 Runs
  • 119.1
  • 019.2
  • 119.3
  • 019.4
  • 019.5
  • 019.6
W. Madhevere
10 (18)
I. Kaia
29 (57)
R. Khan
2-0-4-0
19.6
0
Rashid Khan To Wesley Madhevere
Rashid Khan pulls back the length a bit and bowls a googly around middle. Madhevere doesn't pick it up and gets hit high on the pads.
19.5
0
Rashid Khan To Wesley Madhevere
On off, Madhevere defends it out.
19.4
0
Rashid Khan To Wesley Madhevere
Quicker and flatter, close to the off pole. Madhevere edges it down with soft hands towards backward point.
19.3
1
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
Full and straight, driven through wide mid on for one.
19.2
0
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
On off and skidding through, Kaia defends it off the front foot.
19.1
1
Rashid Khan To Wesley Madhevere
This is pushed through around off and it is the wrong 'un. Madhevere looks to drive but gets it off the inner half of the bat towards square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 19 : 82/2
4 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 018.2
  • 118.3
  • 018.4
  • 118.5
  • 1 WD18.6
  • 118.6
W. Madhevere
9 (14)
I. Kaia
28 (55)
A. Omarzai
5-0-17-1
18.6
1
Azmatullah Omarzai To Wesley Madhevere
On off, Madhevere stays inside the crease and works it through mid-wicket for a run.
18.6
wd
Azmatullah Omarzai To Wesley Madhevere
WIDE! Full and wide, pushed beyond the tramline outside off. Left alone by Madhevere.
18.5
1
Azmatullah Omarzai To Innocent Kaia
Shorter in length and on leg stump. Kaia works it off his hips through square leg and rotates the strike.
18.4
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Innocent Kaia
Back of a length, around off. Kaia keeps it out on the off side.
18.3
1
Azmatullah Omarzai To Wesley Madhevere
Banged in short and over middle, Wesley Madhevere picks up the length early and pulls it down to deep square leg for just a single.
18.2
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Wesley Madhevere
This is bowled into the deck and outside off. Madhevere lets it through to the keeper.
18.1
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Wesley Madhevere
On a good length, around the top of off. Wesley Madhevere stands tall and dabs it down towards covers.
End Of The Over 18 : 78/2
2 Runs
  • 117.1
  • 017.2
  • 017.3
  • 017.4
  • 117.5
  • 017.6
I. Kaia
27 (53)
W. Madhevere
7 (10)
R. Khan
1-0-2-0
17.6
0
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
Googly now, on middle and leg. Kaia tries to flick it away but misses. He gets pinged high on his pads.
17.5
1
Rashid Khan To Wesley Madhevere
A single now as this is eased down to long on.
17.4
0
Rashid Khan To Wesley Madhevere
Tossed up, full and wide outside off. Wesley Madhevere tries to drive it away but misses.
17.3
0
Rashid Khan To Wesley Madhevere
Angled into the pads, Wesley Madhevere tries to heave it away but misses.
17.2
0
Rashid Khan To Wesley Madhevere
Looped up, full and on middle. Wesley Madhevere blocks it back to the bowler on the front foot.
Innocent Kaia is struggling a bit out there with the running and once again he attempts the quick single. Kaia has to really push in the end and ends up down on the ground, hurting his right knee. The physio is out to have a look and hopefully, Kaia is fine. Everything seems fine and Kaia is good to continue.
17.1
1
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
Fuller, on off. Kaia pushes it to cover and gets off for a quick single. The fielders has a shy at the non-striker's end but hits Kaia on his knees. He is down in pain. The physio make their way out on the field.
End Of The Over 17 : 76/2
3 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 216.2
  • 016.3
  • 116.4
  • 016.5
  • 016.6
W. Madhevere
6 (6)
I. Kaia
26 (51)
A. Omarzai
4-0-13-1
16.6
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Wesley Madhevere
Full length, on middle and leg. Wesley Madhevere clips it to the leg side.
16.5
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Wesley Madhevere
Full length, on off. Wesley Madhevere blocks it out solidly.
16.4
1
Azmatullah Omarzai To Innocent Kaia
Overpitched, on off. Kaia pushes it to the right of mid off aerially. He takes off for a single instantly.
16.3
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Innocent Kaia
Length, outside off, blocked out.
16.2
2
Azmatullah Omarzai To Innocent Kaia
A direct-hit could've been curtains for Kaia. A length ball, on the pads, Kaia tucks it to square leg and calls for two. He is late for his second run but luckily the fielder misses the shy at the striker's end.
16.1
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Innocent Kaia
Full length, outside off, shaping away a hint. Kaia dabs it to cover.
End Of The Over 16 : 73/2
7 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 015.2
  • 115.3
  • 215.4
  • 415.5
  • 015.6
W. Madhevere
6 (4)
I. Kaia
23 (47)
Ur Rahman
3-0-23-0
15.6
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Wesley Madhevere
Full, on off, blocked out.
15.5
4
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Wesley Madhevere
FOUR! Wesley Madhevere racks his first boundary. It is short, outside off. Wesley Madhevere goes back and cuts it through point. The fielder there fumbles and it races away.
15.4
2
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Wesley Madhevere
Full and wide outside off. Wesley Madhevere drives it to sweeper cover for a brace and gets off the mark.
15.3
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Innocent Kaia
Floated and full, outside off. Kaia taps it to cover for a single.
15.2
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Innocent Kaia
Fuller, on the pads, Kaia clips it to the leg side.
15.1
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Innocent Kaia
Length, on off, blocked out.
End Of The Over 15 : 66/2
4 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 414.2
  • 014.3
  • 014.4
  • W14.5
  • 014.6
W. Madhevere
0 (1)
I. Kaia
22 (44)
A. Omarzai
3-0-10-1
14.6
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Wesley Madhevere
BEATEN! A length ball, outside off. Wesley Madhevere gets squared up, as he tries to get a bat on it. The ball zips past his outside edge. Four runs and a wicket off it.
Wesley Madhevere is the next man in.
14.5
W
Azmatullah Omarzai To Craig Ervine OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Azmatullah Omarzai has the last laugh here. It is a full-length ball, on off. Ervine goes for the drive yet again but ends up doing so aerially back to the bowler. Azmatullah Omarzai shows great awareness and grabs the ball with both hands and wastes no time to get into his celebration. The stadium goes silent as Ervine walks out of the field.
14.4
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Craig Ervine
Back of a length, on off. Ervine pulls it to mid-wicket but does not hit it cleanly.
14.3
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Craig Ervine
Fuller, outside off. Ervine drives it to mid off but is unable to beat the fielder this time.
14.2
4
Azmatullah Omarzai To Craig Ervine
FOUR! This is vintage Craig Ervine. It is full and outside off. Craig Ervine comes out with a text-book drive and finds a boundary down to long off.
14.1
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Craig Ervine
A length ball, on off. Craig Ervine hits it to mid on.
DRINKS! The Afghanistan pacers started off in fine fashion and troubled Zimbabwe with the swing as well as the lengths they were bowling. The visitors did get an early breakthrough and beat the outside edge on more than a few occasions. The pair of Innocent Kaia and Craig Ervine have managed to weather the storm and now they will look to up the scoring rate. 215 runs are now required off 37 overs.
End Of The Over 14 : 62/1
6 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 013.2
  • 413.3
  • 013.4
  • 113.5
  • 113.6
C. Ervine
26 (35)
I. Kaia
22 (44)
Ur Rahman
2-0-16-0
13.6
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Craig Ervine
Full length, outside off. Ervine drives it to long off for a single.
13.5
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Innocent Kaia
Looped up, full, on middle and leg. Kaia eases it to long on for a single.
13.4
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Innocent Kaia
On off, blocked back to the bowler.
13.3
4
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Innocent Kaia
FOUR! Nicely played. It is flatter and outside off. Kaia waits for it and guides it through the gap past backward point for a boundary.
13.2
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Innocent Kaia
Fuller, outside off. Kaia pushes it to cover.
13.1
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Innocent Kaia
Looped up, on off. Kaia blocks it out solidly.
End Of The Over 13 : 56/1
4 Runs
  • 112.1
  • 2 LB12.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 112.6
I. Kaia
17 (39)
C. Ervine
25 (34)
A. Omarzai
2-0-6-0
12.6
1
Azmatullah Omarzai To Innocent Kaia
A length ball, on the pads, Kaia flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
12.5
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Innocent Kaia
On a length, just outside off, Kaia gets behind the line to block it out.
12.4
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Innocent Kaia
Length ball, outside off. Kaia dabs it to point.
12.3
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Innocent Kaia
On off, pushed to covers.
12.2
lb
Azmatullah Omarzai To Innocent Kaia
TWO LEG BYES! Full length, angled down leg. Kaia tries to flick it away but misses. It goes to the leg side off his pads. The batters hesitate for the second run but in the end, Rahmanullah Gurbaz misses the ball behind the sticks which allows Kaia to rech safely.
12.1
1
Azmatullah Omarzai To Craig Ervine
Length ball,on the pads, Ervine clips it to square leg for one.
End Of The Over 12 : 52/1
10 Runs
  • 111.1
  • 1 WD11.2
  • 111.2
  • 111.3
  • 411.4
  • 1 WD11.5
  • 011.5
  • 111.6
C. Ervine
24 (33)
I. Kaia
16 (34)
Ur Rahman
1-0-10-0
11.6
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Craig Ervine
A single now as this is pushed down to long on.
11.5
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Craig Ervine
On off, defended out.
11.5
wd
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Craig Ervine
WIDE! Angled down leg, Ervine misses his clip. Wided.
11.4
4
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Craig Ervine
FOUR! 50 up for Zimbabwe. A delicate shot by Ervine this time. It is full and outside off. Craig Ervine plays it late and steers it past the man at short third man for a boundary.
11.3
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Innocent Kaia
A googly now, wide outside off. Kaia waits for it and punches it to deep point for a single.
11.2
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Craig Ervine
On the pads, Ervine flicks it through square leg for a single.
11.2
wd
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Craig Ervine
WIDE! Length, down leg. Ervine misses his flick. Wide called.
11.1
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Innocent Kaia
Floated and full, wide outside off. Kaia gets low and slashes it to sweeper cover for a single.
A bit of spin now as Mujeeb Ur Rahman comes on to bowl.
End Of The Over 11 : 42/1
4 Runs
  • 410.1
  • 010.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 010.5
  • 010.6
C. Ervine
18 (29)
I. Kaia
14 (32)
A. Omarzai
1-0-4-0
10.6
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Craig Ervine
Back of a length, around off. Ervine dabs it to point.
10.5
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Craig Ervine
A short ball, on off. Craig Ervine pushes it to mid off.
10.4
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Craig Ervine
Full length, on the stumps. Craig Ervine presses forward and blocks it out to mid off.
10.3
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Craig Ervine
Touch fuller, on off. This one though flies off the deck. Craig Ervine blocks it back to the bowler.
10.2
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Craig Ervine
Length ball, on off, blocked out.
10.1
4
Azmatullah Omarzai To Craig Ervine
FOUR! Cracking shot! A good-length ball, outside off. Ervine punches it through covers for a boundary.
End of the first Powerplay! The fielding side can now have a maximum of four fielders outside the inner circle. Also, Azmatullah Omarzai comes into the attack now.
End Of The Over 10 : 38/1
5 Runs
  • 19.1
  • 19.2
  • 2 LB9.3
  • 09.4
  • 19.5
  • 09.6
I. Kaia
14 (32)
C. Ervine
14 (23)
F. Ahmad
5-1-11-0
9.6
0
Fareed Ahmad To Innocent Kaia
A short ball, on off. Kaia defends it out watchfully.
9.5
1
Fareed Ahmad To Craig Ervine
Length ball, on the pads, Ervine clips it to mid-wicket for a single.
9.4
0
Fareed Ahmad To Craig Ervine
Full length, on off. Ervine tries to flick it away but it goes to cover off the leading edge.
9.3
lb
Fareed Ahmad To Craig Ervine
A huge mix up and they get two leg byes in the end. It is a length ball, on the pads. Craig Ervine tries to flick it away but misses. The ball goes to mid-wicket off the pads. Kaia meanwhile is halfway down the track looking for a single but is sent back immediately. The fielder misses his attempt at the non-striker's end and it could have been curtains for Kaia. There is an overthrow and the batters sneak two in the end.
9.2
1
Fareed Ahmad To Innocent Kaia
Short ball, on off. Kaia eases to cover for a quick single.
9.1
1
Fareed Ahmad To Craig Ervine
Short ball, just outside off. Craig Ervine defends it to point for one.
End Of The Over 9 : 33/1
9 Runs
  • 1 WD8.1
  • 08.1
  • 08.2
  • 18.3
  • 48.4
  • 08.5
  • 38.6
C. Ervine
12 (19)
I. Kaia
13 (30)
F. Farooqi
5-0-22-1
8.6
3
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Craig Ervine
Full length, on the pads, Craig Ervine flicks it through square leg. The batters take three before the fielder cuts it out.
8.5
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Craig Ervine
A length ball, angling away outside off. Ervine tries to flick it away but ends up playing all around it. It lobs off his thigh pads towards backward point.
8.4
4
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Craig Ervine
FOUR! Nicely played! Full length, on off. Craig Ervine walks across and flicks it through the gap at mid-wicket. The fielder gives it a chase, puts in a dive but is unable to keep it in play.
8.3
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
Fuller, on the pads, Kaia clips it to mid on for a quick single.
8.2
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
Length and at the stumps. Kaia defends it out watchfully.
8.1
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
Good length, on top of off. Kaia stays back and blocks it out solidly.
8.1
wd
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
Good length, outside off, shapes away. Kaia leaves it alone. Wided!
End Of The Over 8 : 24/1
0 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 07.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 07.6
C. Ervine
5 (16)
I. Kaia
12 (27)
F. Ahmad
4-1-8-0
7.6
0
Fareed Ahmad To Craig Ervine
Maiden! Around the top of off, Ervine solidly keeps it out.
7.5
0
Fareed Ahmad To Craig Ervine
Fareed Ahmad just pulls back the length a bit and bowls it outside off. Ervine has a poke at it but is beaten on the outside edge yet again.
7.4
0
Fareed Ahmad To Craig Ervine
Back of a length and around off, Ervine punches it sweetly off the back foot but can't find the gap through cover-point.
7.3
0
Fareed Ahmad To Craig Ervine
A length ball around off, Ervine leans forward to push it out on the off side.
7.2
0
Fareed Ahmad To Craig Ervine
NOT OUT! Close but not close enough and Afghanistan continue to search for that second wicket. This is pitched up on off and nipping back in off the surface. Craig Ervine looks to cover drive but misses and gets pinged on the pads. Fareed Ahmad is certain that it is out and appeals but is turned down. Hashmatullah Shahidi does take the review. Ultra Edge shows no bat is involved and Ball Tracking shows that wickets are umpires' call.
7.1
0
Fareed Ahmad To Craig Ervine
Good-length around off and shaping away from the left-hander. Ervine plays inside the line of the ball.
End Of The Over 7 : 24/1
9 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 46.2
  • 06.3
  • 1 B6.4
  • 46.5
  • 06.6
I. Kaia
12 (27)
C. Ervine
5 (10)
F. Farooqi
4-0-13-1
6.6
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
On a good length around off and shaping in. Kaia doesn't move his feet and looks to drive off the back foot but gets beaten on the inside edge.
6.5
4
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
FOUR! This is on middle and leg, Innocent Kaia flicks it nicely and past square leg for a welcome boundary.
6.4
b
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Craig Ervine
Bye! Fuller and length and around off, Ervine has a swipe across the line but gets beaten on the inside edge this time. The keeper attempts to run out Ervine but misses the stumps and they do get an extra run off the overthrow.
6.3
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Craig Ervine
NOT OUT! Would you believe it? Another huge sound and Afghanistan think they have their man but the umpire remains unmoved. This is a peach of a delivery, fuller and on off, just shaping away a touch. Craig Ervine looks to drive but gets beaten and the keeper gloves it safely. Farooqi appeals but the ball seems to have clipped the top of off. It is reviewed and the replay confirms the same. Unlucky for the bowler as the bails didn't dislodge.
6.2
4
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Craig Ervine
FOUR! Top shot! This is a length ball around off, Ervine creams it through extra cover and picks up a boundary.
6.1
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Craig Ervine
NOT OUT! Nowhere near the bat in the end. Fazalhaq Farooqi angles this one down the leg side and Craig Ervine looks to flick. Ervine seems to have missed as the keeper dives full stretch to his right to pouch it but there is a sound and after a huge appeal from the bowler, the finger is raised. Ervine reviews it in an instant and Ultra Edge confirms that no bat is involved.
End Of The Over 6 : 15/1
6 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 25.2
  • 05.3
  • 25.4
  • 1 LB5.5
  • 15.6
C. Ervine
1 (6)
I. Kaia
8 (25)
F. Ahmad
3-0-8-0
5.6
1
Fareed Ahmad To Craig Ervine
A length ball, on the pads and this is flicked away to fine leg. A huge roar from the crowd as Craig Ervine is off the mark with a single.
5.5
lb
Fareed Ahmad To Innocent Kaia
Leg bye! Angled into the pads, Kaia misses the flick. The ball comes off the pads and rolls onto the leg side. The batters scamper through for a leg bye.
5.4
2
Fareed Ahmad To Innocent Kaia
Pitched up around off, Kaia gets onto the front foot and drives it through covers for a brace.
5.3
0
Fareed Ahmad To Innocent Kaia
Fuller and wider, Kaia lets it through to the keeper.
5.2
2
Fareed Ahmad To Innocent Kaia
Angled into the body, Innocent Kaia tucks it away neatly towards deep backward square leg for a couple of runs.
5.1
0
Fareed Ahmad To Innocent Kaia
Fuller in length and angling into off, Kaia punches it towards covers.
End Of The Over 5 : 9/1
1 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 14.5
  • 04.6
C. Ervine
0 (5)
I. Kaia
4 (20)
F. Farooqi
3-0-5-1
4.6
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Craig Ervine
Simply brilliant! Full and around off, just shaping away a touch. Craig Ervine goes on the back foot to keep it out but is well beaten.
4.5
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
Back of a length around off, Kaia gets a thick outside edge down to third man and picks up a single.
4.4
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
Around the top of off, Kaia looks to defend but misses and gets hit high on the pads.
4.3
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
The ball just keeps beating the outside edge and Innocent Kaia seems to be hanging by a thread here. Length, around off and slanting across, Kaia misses the drive once again.
4.2
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
Fuller and around off, Kaia keeps it out on the off side.
4.1
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
Perfect length once again from Farooqi. This is angled across the off stump and Kaia is forced into the drive yet again and gets beaten past the outside edge.
End Of The Over 4 : 8/1
1 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 13.6
I. Kaia
3 (15)
C. Ervine
0 (4)
F. Ahmad
2-0-3-0
3.6
1
Fareed Ahmad To Innocent Kaia
Full and on the pads, worked past square leg for a single.
3.5
0
Fareed Ahmad To Innocent Kaia
Fareed Ahmad switches to 'round the wicket as the umpire just had a word with him for running into the danger area. This is on middle and leg, Kaia tucks it straight towards square leg.
3.4
0
Fareed Ahmad To Innocent Kaia
Peach! Fareed Ahmad pitches it up on a nagging length, around off and the ball just angles across. Innocent Kaia is drawn onto the front foot but the ball just zips past the outside edge.
3.3
0
Fareed Ahmad To Innocent Kaia
Full and wide, inviting the batter to drive but Kaia just lets it through to the keeper.
3.2
0
Fareed Ahmad To Innocent Kaia
Fuller and a bit wider, easy leave this time around for Kaia.
3.1
0
Fareed Ahmad To Innocent Kaia
Length ball, close to the off pole and angling across the right-hander. Innocent Kaia has a poke at it but misses.
End Of The Over 3 : 7/1
2 Runs
  • W2.1
  • 1 WD2.2
  • 12.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
C. Ervine
0 (4)
I. Kaia
2 (9)
F. Farooqi
2-0-4-1
2.6
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Craig Ervine
Almost the perfect setup there. Farooqi goes full and angles it into middle. Craig Ervine does well to keep it out.
2.5
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Craig Ervine
Beaten once again. Brilliant from Farooqi as he bowls this one in the channel around off. Ervine looks to drive but the ball zips past the outside edge.
2.4
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Craig Ervine
A touch fuller and wider, Ervine leaves it alone.
2.3
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Craig Ervine
Beaten! Lovely delivery from Farooqi, tight line around off and just leaving the batter after pitching. Craig Ervine gets beaten past the outside edge.
2.2
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
Back of a length, around off. Kaia punches it off the back foot towards covers for one.
2.2
wd
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
WIDE! Short of a length, slanted well across the right-hander. Wided.
Craig Ervine is the new batter in.
2.1
W
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Regis Chakabva OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Poor shot selection from Regis Chakabva and he departs really early. Fazalhaq Farooqi angles this one across the right-hander on a shortish length. Chakabva looks to fetch and pull it away but it's just not short enough to pull. The ball goes off the top edge and towards wide mid on. Najibullah Zadran takes a simple catch over there and Farooqi gets an early breakthrough for Afghanistan.
End Of The Over 2 : 5/0
2 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 11.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 11.5
  • 01.6
I. Kaia
1 (8)
R. Chakabva
1 (4)
F. Ahmad
1-0-2-0
1.6
0
Fareed Ahmad To Innocent Kaia
This is pitched up around off, Kaia drives it on the up but straight towards mid off.
1.5
1
Fareed Ahmad To Regis Chakabva
Around the hips, this is tucked away to fine leg for a run and Chakabva is off the mark.
1.4
0
Fareed Ahmad To Regis Chakabva
Goes fuller this time on off, Chakabva pushes it out towards covers.
1.3
0
Fareed Ahmad To Regis Chakabva
Length again, slanted across the batter. Regis Chakabva shoulders arms to it.
1.2
1
Fareed Ahmad To Innocent Kaia
Just short! Good length again, sliding across the right-hander. Innocent Kaia gets an outside edge but luckily for him the ball lands in front of the fielder at first slip. The batters get one and with that Kaia is up and running in international cricket.
1.1
0
Fareed Ahmad To Innocent Kaia
Fareed Ahmad starts off with a good-length ball around off and there's bit of a shape back into the batter. Kaia defends it out.
Fareed Ahmad to bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 1 : 3/0
3 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 1 WD0.2
  • 1 WD0.2
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 1 LB0.5
  • 00.6
R. Chakabva
0 (1)
I. Kaia
0 (5)
F. Farooqi
1-0-2-0
0.6
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Regis Chakabva
Pitched up on off, Regis Chakabva defends it off the front foot towards extra cover.
0.5
lb
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
Leg bye! On leg stump and swinging in, Innocent Kaia looks to flick but misses. The ball goes off the pads towards square leg. They scamper through for a leg bye.
0.4
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
Full and straight, pushed right back towards the bowler.
0.3
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
Farooqi pulls back the length a bit and bowls it around off. Kaia plays it off the back foot towards covers.
0.2
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
Nicely bowled! Length, on off and shaping back into the right-hander. Kaia keeps it out on the leg side.
0.2
wd
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
WIDE! Fuller length, on leg stump and swinging down leg. Kaia misses the flick and a wide is called.
0.2
wd
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
WIDE! A bit too full and straight, sprayed way down the leg side. Rahmanullah Gurbaz with a good stop diving to his left.
0.1
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
Farooqi starts off with a fullish delivery angling well across the right-hander. Innocent Kaia lets it through to the keeper.
Match Info
  • Venue Harare Sports Club, Harare
  • Weather Overcast
  • Toss Zimbabwewon the toss and elected to field
  • Result Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 60 runs
  • Player of the Match Rahmat Shah
  • Umpire Langton Rusere (ZIM), Marais Erasmus (SA) and Iknow Chabi (ZIM)
  • Referee Andy Pycroft (ZIM)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Afghanistan: 276/5 in 50.0 overs
  • Afghanistan: 255/5 in 48.4 overs
  • Referral 1 (43.1 ovs): ZIM against H Shahidi (LBW) Unsuccessful (ZIM: 1, AFG: 2)
  • Afghanistan: 201/2 in 42.3 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 151 off 186 balls between R Shah (66) and H Shahidi (73)
  • Power play 2 (11-40): Afghanistan 175/2 (138 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Afghanistan: 150/2 in 38.0 overs
  • H Shahidi 13th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 75 balls (6x4) (0x6)
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 100 off 151 balls between R Shah (41) and H Shahidi (49)
  • R Shah 19th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 95 balls (3x4) (1x6)
  • Drinks: Afghanistan 100/2 in 35.0 overs
  • Afghanistan: 100/2 in 24.2 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 66 balls between R Shah (19) and H Shahidi (26)
  • Drinks: Afghanistan 58/2 in 15.0 overs
  • Afghanistan: 52/2 in 13.5 overs
  • Power play 1 (1-10): Afghanistan 37/1
  • Innocent Kaia and Tanaka Chivanga makes ODI debut for Zimbabwe
  • Zimbabwe: 201/7 in 44.3 overs
  • Power play 2 (11-40): Zimbabwe 166/6 (128 runs, 5 wickets)
  • S Raza 20th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 61 balls (5x4) (0x6)
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe 123/4 in 31.0 overs
  • Referral 4 (27.2 ovs): I Kaia against AFG (LBW) Unsuccessful (ZIM: 1, AFG: 1)
  • Zimbabwe: 100/3 in 25.4 overs
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe: 62/1 in 14.0 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 61 balls between I Kaia (15) and C Ervine (25)
  • Zimbabwe: 50/1 in 11.4 overs
  • Power play 1 (1-10): Zimbabwe 38/1
  • Referral 3 (7.2 ovs): AFG against C Ervine (LBW) Unsuccessful (ZIM: 2, AFG: 1) (Retained)
  • Referral 2 (6.3 ovs): AFG against C Ervine (Caught) Unsuccessful (ZIM: 2, AFG: 1)
  • Referral 1 (6.1 ovs): C Ervine against AFG (Caught) Successful (ZIM: 2, AFG: 2)
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PlayerRunsAvg.
Rahmat Shah AFG19866.00
Sikandar Raza ZIM14548.33
Ibrahim Zadran AFG13467.00
Hashmatullah Shahidi AFG12763.50
Innocent Kaia ZIM11839.33
PlayerWicketsEco.
Mohammad Nabi AFG83.18
Blessing Muzarabani ZIM74.14
Rashid Khan AFG74.52
Fazalhaq Farooqi AFG64.00
Fareed Ahmad AFG53.68

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