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Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan, 2nd T20I Commentary, Live Updates

ZIM vs AFG, 2022 - T20 Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
149/7 (20.0/20)
170/5 (20.0/20)
Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 21 runs
Right then, that is all we have from this game. There's just one more match left in this tour and it is the final T20I. Afghanistan have already sealed the series but would like to complete a whitewash. Zimbabwe on the other hand will be looking to win at any costs and get their first win of the tour. That game will start at 4.30 IST (11 am GMT) on Tuesday, the 14th of June but the build-up will begin much sooner. Do join us then, take care and goodbye!
Fazalhaq Farooqi (4-0-19-1) is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his brilliant display of death bowling. Farooqi says that he would like to congratulate the people of Afghanistan on the win. Adds that he practiced the yorkers and the slower balls in the nets and was able to execute them well today. Mentions that he is very happy to be playing for the national side and it is a big honor for any young player to be playing for their country and will just try to keep doing the same.
Afghanistan skipper, Mohammad Nabi says that they had a good total on the board and the pitch supported the bowlers as well. Mentions that Zimbabwe did bat well and all credit goes to Fazalhaq Farooqi who brought them back into the game. On being asked about Innocent Kaia, he says that he is a great batter but it was Farooqi who bowled well and they did drop a few catches today which is something to improve upon.
The captain of Zimbabwe, Craig Ervine says that they did well to restrict the opposition to 170 and had a decent Powerplay with the bat but lost their way a bit. He then gives credit to the way Sikandar Raza batted but it was a bit too much to do for the lower order. Adds that the Afghan bowlers showed great control towards the backend of the chase and didn't allow their batters to score freely. Ends by saying that of course the last game is important and they would like to finish the tour with a victory.
Presentation ceremony...
After electing to bat first, Afghanistan lost Gurbaz really soon but Hazratullah Zazai did give them a fast start. The middle-order then fell but it was an important stand between skipper Mohammad Nabi and the man in-form, Najibullah Zadran that provided impetus to their innings. Zadran went on to score a half-century and the skipper ended up with a quickfire 40-odd. The bowling from Zimbabwe was erratic but Ryan Burl continued his fine form and was economical. Chasing a stiff target, the hosts never really were able to get ahead of the scoring rate and when they did, they lost important wickets and were outclassed by Fazalhaq Farooqi and Rashid Khan in the end.
The hosts will be frustrated and the pattern continues for them. They tend to have a poor start but Sikandar Raza brings them back into the game with some fine hitting, gets out at the wrong moment and after that no one else is just able to inject some momentum. The top order was shaky again and even though Tadiwanashe Marumani looked good, Innocent Kaia got a half-century but was just too slow. Raza was really the only one who showed some intent but it wasn't enough and they have now lost the T20I series with a game to spare.
With 170 runs on the board, Afghanistan needed half a decent start with the ball to gain control of the game and they did get an early wicket but weren't quite able to put the pressure on the batters. They lacked a bit of control in the middle overs and were very sloppy in the field throughout the course of the innings. But a couple of timely breakthroughs and economical overs saw them get ahead of the game in the final few overs. Fazalhaq Farooqi was the pick of the bowlers as he brought his side back into the game against the run of play and showed brilliant control of the yorker.
Another clinical display from Afghanistan and they have sealed the T20I series to go along with a clean sweep of the ODI series from a few days earlier. The visitors get their fifth victory on the trot in the tour and have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. As for the hosts, they have once again crumbled under pressure.
End Of The Over 20 : 149/7
6 Runs
  • 219.1
  • W19.2
  • 119.3
  • 119.4
  • W19.5
  • 119.6
D. Tiripano
1 (1)
L. Jongwe
1 (1)
N. Masood
4-0-29-1
19.6
1
Nijat Masood To Donald Tiripano
That's it, the visitors have done it! Pitched up, around off. Donald Tiripano drills it towards long off for a single. Afghanistan win by 21 runs!
19.5
W
Nijat Masood To Innocent Kaia OUT!
OUT! RUN OUT! Innocent Kaia looks to get back on strike for the final delivery but there was never a second run there. back of a length, on off. Kaia mistimes it towards wide long on and looks for two. Mohammad Nabi comes in and in one swift motion throws the ball towards the keeper Rahmanullah Gurbaz who whips off the bails. Also, Donald Tiripano is the new man in for Zimbabwe.
19.4
1
Nijat Masood To Luke Jongwe
Slower one, around off. Jongwe backs away and hits it down to long off for one.
19.3
1
Nijat Masood To Innocent Kaia
On middle, this is drilled down to long on for a single.
Luke Jongwe is the new man in.
19.2
W
Nijat Masood To Regis Chakabva OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Najibullah Zadran redeems himself with a stunner and that should be the game for Afghanistan. On a length, around off. Regis Chakabva looks to launch it over long on but gets a top edge. The ball goes high and towards extra cover. Zadran runs to his right from the cover region and takes a brilliant running catch.
19.1
2
Nijat Masood To Regis Chakabva
Full and around off, this is heaved through mid-wicket and the batters look for two. Rashid Khan comes in and fumbles allowing the second run.
End Of The Over 19 : 143/5
7 Runs
  • 118.1
  • 018.2
  • 118.3
  • 018.4
  • 418.5
  • 118.6
R. Chakabva
6 (4)
I. Kaia
52 (55)
F. Farooqi
4-0-19-1
18.6
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Regis Chakabva
DROPPED! Another chance goes abegging and it has been a poor day in the field for the visitors. length ball, around off. Regis Chakabva stays deep and launches it towards cow croner. Najibullah Zadran runs around to his right from long on and spills the catch. Single taken. 28 needed now off 6 balls.
18.5
4
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Regis Chakabva
FOUR! Streaky but Zimbabwe will take it! Fazalhaq Farooqi with another yorker outside off, Regis Chakabva gets an inside edge past the stumps and the ball runs away into the fine leg fence.
18.4
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Regis Chakabva
slower one, around off. Regis Chakabva shuffles across to play the lap sweep but is beaten by the lack of pace on the delivery.
18.3
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
Nails the yorker again, Kaia can only jam it out towards mid off for one.
18.2
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
Brilliant from Farooqi! Change of pace, on a nagging length and outside off. Innocent Kaia swings hard at it but is undone by the lack of pace.
18.1
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Regis Chakabva
gets in the wide yorker, Regis Chakabva squeezes it past backward point for just a single.
Regis Chakabva walks out to bat now.
End Of The Over 18 : 136/5
7 Runs
  • 417.1
  • 217.2
  • 117.3
  • W17.4
  • 017.5
  • W17.6
R. Burl
0 (2)
I. Kaia
51 (53)
R. Khan
4-0-32-2
17.6
W
Rashid Khan To Ryan Burl OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Rashid Khan ends up with another wicket and has provided the momentum his side needed. On the pads, Ryan Burl goes for the slog-sweep but ends up skying it off the top edge towards deep mid-wicket. Azmatullah Omarzai settles under it and takes the catch. 35 needed now off 12 balls.
17.5
0
Rashid Khan To Ryan Burl
Flatter delivery, around off. This is punched towards extra cover.
Ryan Burl is the new man in.
17.4
W
Rashid Khan To Sikandar Raza OUT!
OUT! Cleaned him up! Huge, huge moment in the game as Rashid Khan delivers when his team requires it the most. Rashid gives it a bit more air and floats it around off stump. Sikandar Raza dances down the track but doesn't quite get to the pitch of the ball as he swings hard. The ball goes on to crash into off stump and Raza has to depart after a fine innings.
17.3
1
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
On off, swung away towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
17.2
2
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
Good stop in the end! A bit short and on off, Kaia rocks back and pulls it towards deep mid-wicket. Najibullah Zadran over there gets a bad bounce and is quick enough to recover and gets a hand on it. Two taken and that will be FIFTY for Kaia, a good innings so far but he will no the job is not done yet.
17.1
4
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
FOUR! Swung away! Tossed up, around off. Innocent Kaia gets low and slogs it in between mid-wicket and long on for a boundary.
End Of The Over 17 : 129/3
5 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 116.2
  • 116.3
  • 116.4
  • 116.5
  • 116.6
I. Kaia
44 (50)
S. Raza
41 (20)
F. Farooqi
3-0-12-1
16.6
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
Full and around off, drilled stright to the man at mid off for a single. Just 5 runs off it and 42 needed now off 18 balls.
16.5
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Sikandar Raza
Very full and wide, squeezed away towards backward point for a quick single. What an over this is turning out to be for Fazalhaq Farooqi and Afghanistan!
16.4
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
On off, Kaia loses his shape a bit as he drills it down to long on. Just a single then.
16.3
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Sikandar Raza
Slower short ball, outside off. Raza can only punch it off the back foot towards deep backward point for a run.
16.2
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
And again! gets the yorker in around off stump and Kaia just about manages to jam it out. The batters scamper through for one.
16.1
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
Comes from around the wicket and nails the wide yorker. Nothing much Innocent Kaia can do about that one.
Fazalhaq Farooqi (2-0-7-1) is back into the attack.
End Of The Over 16 : 124/3
15 Runs
  • 115.1
  • 615.2
  • 015.3
  • 015.4
  • 215.5
  • 615.6
S. Raza
39 (18)
I. Kaia
41 (46)
A. Omarzai
4-0-35-0
15.6
6
Azmatullah Omarzai To Sikandar Raza
SIX! Just over! Sikandar Raza is playing a gem of a knock here. Length ball, on off, Raza hangs back and clubs it towards the mid-wicket fence. The ball flies over the man over there. 47 needed now off 24 balls.
15.5
2
Azmatullah Omarzai To Sikandar Raza
Slower short ball outside off, Raza pulls it down towards mid-wicket and yet another fumble allows him to race back for the second.
15.4
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Sikandar Raza
Slower again, bowled into the pitch and well outside off. Raza tries to go a bit too hard at it but ends up getting a bottom edge onto the deck.
15.3
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Sikandar Raza
Slower one, full and wide, Raza creams it but straight to the man at extra cover.
15.2
6
Azmatullah Omarzai To Sikandar Raza
SIX! Zimbabwe on the ascendancy here! Full and wide, Sikandar Raza stays deep and goes inside-out over covers for a maximum.
15.1
1
Azmatullah Omarzai To Innocent Kaia
Tries to be cheeky this time Innocent Kaia. Slower one, fuller and around off. Kaia shuffles across to play the scoop shot but gets an inside edge towards short fine leg. Single taken.
End Of The Over 15 : 109/3
17 Runs
  • 214.1
  • 114.2
  • 614.3
  • 114.4
  • 614.5
  • 1 LB14.6
I. Kaia
40 (45)
S. Raza
25 (13)
R. Khan
3-0-25-0
14.6
lb
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
Leg bye! Quicker and down leg, the ball goes off the pads towards short fine leg. They get a leg bye. 62 needed now of 30 balls.
14.5
6
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
SIX! Dropped again! This is dragged down on middle, Innocent Kaia goes on the back foot and lifts it towards deep mid-wicket. Azmatullah Omarzai over there spills the catch as the ball lands over the ropes as well. Huge over this for Zimbabwe.
14.4
1
Rashid Khan To Sikandar Raza
On middle, pushed through mid on for one.
14.3
6
Rashid Khan To Sikandar Raza
SIX! Shorter this time, on off. Sikandar Raza rocks back and muscles it over the wide long on fence for a biggie.
14.2
1
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
On the pads, pulled away behind square for a single.
14.1
2
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
Dropped! Difficult chance but Innocent Kaia survives. This is Pushed through on middle, Kaia goes for the slog sweep but hits it hard and flat. The man at the mid-wicket fence races in and dives forward but fails to hold on to the ball. Two taken!
Rashid Khan is back on.
End Of The Over 14 : 92/3
8 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 113.2
  • 113.3
  • 413.4
  • 113.5
  • 113.6
I. Kaia
31 (41)
S. Raza
18 (11)
N. Masood
3-0-23-0
13.6
1
Nijat Masood To Innocent Kaia
On middle, Kaia comes down the track and drills it towards long on for just another single. 79 needed now off 36 balls.
13.5
1
Nijat Masood To Sikandar Raza
Full and wide, driven hard but straight to the man at extra cover. Quick single taken.
13.4
4
Nijat Masood To Sikandar Raza
FOUR! Cheeky but effective! Slower delivery, around off. Sikandar Raza shuffles across to get inside the line of the ball and is able to lap it in between the keeper and short fine leg for a boundary.
13.3
1
Nijat Masood To Innocent Kaia
Full and on off, Kaia looks to swing it away but mistimes it towards long on for one.
13.2
1
Nijat Masood To Sikandar Raza
Slower again, bowled into the pitch and outside off. Raza fetches it and pulls it past square leg for a single.
13.1
0
Nijat Masood To Sikandar Raza
Slower delivery, on a length and well outside off. Raza looks to cut but is beaten by the lack of pace.
Nijat Masood (2-0-15-0) is back on.
End Of The Over 13 : 84/3
11 Runs
  • 612.1
  • 212.2
  • 112.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 212.6
I. Kaia
29 (39)
S. Raza
12 (7)
K. Janat
2-0-14-1
12.6
2
Karim Janat To Innocent Kaia
On middle, swung away to the right of the fielder at deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 87 needed now off 42 balls.
12.5
0
Karim Janat To Innocent Kaia
Full and straight, Innocent Kaia jams it back onto the toes off the inside edge and the ball goes nowhere. Something has got to give here for Kaia.
12.4
0
Karim Janat To Innocent Kaia
Top delivery! Karim Janat nails the yorker at the toes and Kaia is beaten all ends up.
12.3
1
Karim Janat To Sikandar Raza
Around the top of off, pulled away but with not much timing towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
12.2
2
Karim Janat To Sikandar Raza
Pitched up, outside off and this is driven on the up through the cover region. The fielder in the deep fumbles a bit and the batters come back for two.
12.1
6
Karim Janat To Sikandar Raza
SIX! Right off the screws! Length ball from Janat over middle, Sikandar Raza leans back and launches it high and handsome over the wide long on fence for a biggie.
End Of The Over 12 : 73/3
5 Runs
  • 111.1
  • 1 WD11.2
  • 011.2
  • 111.3
  • 011.4
  • 111.5
  • 111.6
S. Raza
3 (4)
I. Kaia
27 (36)
A. Omarzai
3-0-20-0
11.6
1
Azmatullah Omarzai To Sikandar Raza
Full and wide, Sikandar Raza throws his hands at it but ends up slicing it towards deep point for just a single.
11.5
1
Azmatullah Omarzai To Innocent Kaia
Length, over middle, pulled towards long on for one.
11.4
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Innocent Kaia
Innocent Kaia looks to charge down the track but Azmatullah Omarzai follows him with a yorker at the toes and Kaia is beaten.
11.3
1
Azmatullah Omarzai To Sikandar Raza
Aerial but safe! Banged in short and around off, Sikandar Raza looks to take it on but gets hurried on. The ball goes off the top edge but lands safely around wide mid on. Single taken.
11.2
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Sikandar Raza
Back of a length, around off. Raza taps it towards cover-point.
11.2
wd
Azmatullah Omarzai To Sikandar Raza
WIDE! This is angled down leg, Raza tries to flick but misses. Half an appeal from the keeper but it will be a wide.
11.1
1
Azmatullah Omarzai To Innocent Kaia
Slower one, bowled into the pitch and around off. Kaia pulls it on the bounce towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 11 : 68/3
3 Runs
  • 110.1
  • W10.2
  • 110.3
  • 010.4
  • 010.5
  • 110.6
I. Kaia
25 (33)
S. Raza
1 (1)
K. Janat
1-0-3-1
10.6
1
Karim Janat To Innocent Kaia
Just the single to end the over, 3 runs and a wicket off it. Full and straight, thumped down to long on for one. 103 needed now off 54 balls.
10.5
0
Karim Janat To Innocent Kaia
A good short ball, over off. Kaia looks to take it on but is comprehensively beaten.
10.4
0
Karim Janat To Innocent Kaia
Innocent Kaia really finding it difficult to get going at the moment. Length again, over the top of middle. Kaia makes room and looks to swing it away but misses.
10.3
1
Karim Janat To Sikandar Raza
Length, angled into middle. Sikandar Raza shows the full face of the bat and punches it down to long on for one.
Sikandar Raza is in at number 5.
10.2
W
Karim Janat To Craig Ervine OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Brilliant take from Rahmanullah Gurbaz and the skipper departs early! Just a tad fuller and angled across the left-hander. Craig Ervine tries to be too cute as he looks to run it down towards third man but ends up edging it. Gurbaz dives full stretch to his left and pouches it safely. Karim Janat strikes in his first over and Zimbabwe lose their third wicket.
10.1
1
Karim Janat To Innocent Kaia
Janat starts off with a length ball outside off. Innocent Kaia mistimes it badly towards mid off and sets off for the quick single. Mohammad Nabi over ther gets the direct hit in and it is taken upstairs. The replay shows that Kaia is well in.
End Of The Over 10 : 65/2
9 Runs
  • 49.1
  • 19.2
  • 09.3
  • 19.4
  • 1 WD9.5
  • W9.5
  • 29.6
C. Ervine
2 (1)
I. Kaia
23 (29)
M. Nabi
2-0-18-1
9.6
2
Mohammad Nabi To Craig Ervine
Full and around off, driven through extra cover and for a couple of runs. At the halfway mark, Zimbabwe are 65/2!
9.5
W
Mohammad Nabi To Tadiwanashe Marumani OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Smart from Mohammad Nabi and just that subtle change of pace has done the trick. This is angled into the leg stump and Tadiwanashe Marumani looks to slog it away yet again. The ball is a bit slow this time and Marumani is early in his swing. The ball goes off the top edge and loops up to the right of the bowler who takes a simple catch. 108 needed now off 61 balls.
Craig Ervine is the new man in.
9.5
wd
Mohammad Nabi To Tadiwanashe Marumani
WIDE! Sliding down the leg side and a wide is called.
9.4
1
Mohammad Nabi To Innocent Kaia
Very full again and around off, Kaia loses his shape a bit as he hammers it towards long on for a run.
9.3
0
Mohammad Nabi To Innocent Kaia
Nabi spears this one into middle and Kaia just blocks it out.
9.2
1
Mohammad Nabi To Tadiwanashe Marumani
On middle, driven through mid on for a single.
9.1
4
Mohammad Nabi To Tadiwanashe Marumani
FOUR! Well struck! Angled into middle and leg, Tendai Chatara gets low and gets the front leg out of the way before slogging it one-bounce into the cow corner fence.
End Of The Over 9 : 56/1
6 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 18.2
  • 18.3
  • 08.4
  • 18.5
  • 38.6
T. Marumani
25 (19)
I. Kaia
22 (27)
R. Khan
2-0-9-0
8.6
3
Rashid Khan To Tadiwanashe Marumani
Misfield and that will cost an extra couple of runs. Flatter and outside off, this is cut away towards sweeper cover where the fielder fumbles and this allows the batters to pick up three runs in total.
8.5
1
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
This is speared into the pads, Kaia works it well in front of square on the leg side and picks up a single.
8.4
0
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
Was that off the bat? On a length, a bit quicker and around off. Innocent Kaia looks to sweep but gets an inside edge onto the pads and the ball hits the helmet as well. The ball then loops up over the bowler's head. The physio is out to have a mandatory concussion check but all seems fine.
8.3
1
Rashid Khan To Tadiwanashe Marumani
Quicker and fuller, on off. This is reverse swept towards deep mid-wicket for one more.
8.2
1
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
This is pushed through quicker and on middle, Kaia gets a leading edge towards mid off and picks up a single.
8.1
0
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
Floated up, outside off. Kaia prods and keeps it out.
End Of The Over 8 : 50/1
9 Runs
  • 27.1
  • 07.2
  • 17.3
  • 47.4
  • 17.5
  • 17.6
I. Kaia
20 (23)
T. Marumani
21 (17)
M. Nabi
1-0-9-0
7.6
1
Mohammad Nabi To Innocent Kaia
On the shorter side and outside off, Innocent Kaia cuts it to deep point for one and the 50 is up for Zimbabwe.
7.5
1
Mohammad Nabi To Tadiwanashe Marumani
Angling into the pads, worked past square leg for a single.
7.4
4
Mohammad Nabi To Tadiwanashe Marumani
FOUR! Dragged down around leg stump, Tadiwanashe Marumani gets down on one knee and sweeps it very fine and picks up a boundary.
7.3
1
Mohammad Nabi To Innocent Kaia
'Catch,' is the call but it lands way short. On middle, Kaia steps down the track and mistimes it towards  long on for a single.
7.2
0
Mohammad Nabi To Innocent Kaia
On off and turning in, this is worked off the back foot towards mid-wicket.
7.1
2
Mohammad Nabi To Innocent Kaia
Slower through the air and outside off. Kaia caresses it towards extra cover where the fielder misfields a bit and the batters come back for two.
Mohammad Nabi to roll his arm now.
End Of The Over 7 : 41/1
3 Runs
  • 16.1
  • 16.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 16.5
  • 06.6
T. Marumani
16 (15)
I. Kaia
16 (19)
R. Khan
1-0-3-0
6.6
0
Rashid Khan To Tadiwanashe Marumani
Beaten! On a length, around off. Marumani looks to defend off the back foot but gets beaten past the outside edge by the googly.
6.5
1
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
On the pads, flicked through square leg for a run by Kaia.
6.4
0
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
On a length and on middle, Kaia gets squared up a nit as he looks to keep it out.
6.3
0
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
Quicker this time and down leg, nudged away towards short fine leg.
6.2
1
Rashid Khan To Tadiwanashe Marumani
A touch shorter and around off, it is the googly. Marumani pulls it through wide mid on and picks up a single.
6.1
1
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
Flatter delivery to start with, around middle and this is just worked through mid-wicket for a single.
Rashid Khan is into the attack now.
End Of The Over 6 : 38/1
8 Runs
  • 15.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 15.4
  • 05.5
  • 65.6
T. Marumani
15 (13)
I. Kaia
14 (15)
A. Omarzai
2-0-15-0
5.6
6
Azmatullah Omarzai To Tadiwanashe Marumani
SIX! Maximum to end the Powerplay and Zimbabwe are 38/1! Around the hips, Tadiwanashe Marumani swivel-pulls it all the way over the fine leg fence for a biggie.
5.5
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Tadiwanashe Marumani
short of a length, on leg stump. Marumani hops and dabs it down towards square leg.
5.4
1
Azmatullah Omarzai To Innocent Kaia
This is banged in short and at a good height, Kaia pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for one.
5.3
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Innocent Kaia
Just a bit on the edge here Innocent Kaia. Around off, pushed towards mid off. Kaia looks for one but is sent back by his partner and rightly so.
5.2
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Innocent Kaia
Nice change of pace! This is on a hard length but it is the slower delivery. Kaia again waits on the back foot looking to pull but misses and gets hit in the mid riff.
5.1
1
Azmatullah Omarzai To Tadiwanashe Marumani
Around the hips, tapped away onto the leg side for a run.
End Of The Over 5 : 30/1
8 Runs
  • 14.1
  • 14.2
  • 14.3
  • 04.4
  • 44.5
  • 14.6
T. Marumani
8 (10)
I. Kaia
13 (12)
N. Masood
2-0-15-0
4.6
1
Nijat Masood To Tadiwanashe Marumani
back of a length, on leg stump. This is worked off the back foot past mid-wicket for one.
4.5
4
Nijat Masood To Tadiwanashe Marumani
DROPPED AND FOUR! Length ball, on leg stump. Tadiwanashe Marumani charges down the track and tries to force it over the wide long on fence. Rashid Khan is stationed around cow corner and runs back a bit to his right but ends up spilling it. The ball then rolls into the fence and it's not everyday that you see Rashid drop those.
4.4
0
Nijat Masood To Tadiwanashe Marumani
This is banged in short and over middle. Tadiwanashe Marumani attempts the cracking pull shot but is well beaten.
4.3
1
Nijat Masood To Innocent Kaia
Kaia is just looking to stay on the back foot at the moment. Short of a length but not short enough, Kaia looks to pull but gets an inside edge towards square leg and picks up a single.
4.2
1
Nijat Masood To Tadiwanashe Marumani
Shorter in length and around leg stump, this is pulled away in front of square on the leg side for one.
4.1
1
Nijat Masood To Innocent Kaia
Around the top of off, nudged away towards mid-wicket for a single.
Nijat Masood to bowl from the opposite end now.
End Of The Over 4 : 22/1
7 Runs
  • 43.1
  • 13.2
  • 03.3
  • 13.4
  • 13.5
  • 03.6
T. Marumani
2 (6)
I. Kaia
11 (10)
A. Omarzai
1-0-7-0
3.6
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Tadiwanashe Marumani
On a good length and on leg stump. Marumani looks to pull it behind square but misses and gets hit on the thigh pad.
3.5
1
Azmatullah Omarzai To Innocent Kaia
Back of a length, over off. This is eased off the back foot towards mid-wicket for a single.
3.4
1
Azmatullah Omarzai To Tadiwanashe Marumani
A bit of aggression from Marumani. On middle, Marumani steps out and forces it to the right of mid on but Mohammad Nabi puts in the dive to make a half-stop. Just the single then.
3.3
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Tadiwanashe Marumani
Slower one, on a length and around off. Marumani eases it towards point.
3.2
1
Azmatullah Omarzai To Innocent Kaia
Short of a length, around the hips. Kaia looks to repeat the trick but mistimes it towards square leg for a run.
3.1
4
Azmatullah Omarzai To Innocent Kaia
FOUR! Starts off with a loosener around leg stump. Innocent Kaia just helps it around the corner and picks up a boundary.
Azmatullah Omarzai is introduced into the attack now.
End Of The Over 3 : 15/1
4 Runs
  • W2.1
  • 02.2
  • 1 LB2.3
  • 12.4
  • 12.5
  • 12.6
I. Kaia
5 (7)
T. Marumani
1 (3)
F. Farooqi
2-0-7-1
2.6
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
And again! Length, around off, Kaia gets an inside edge back onto the pads and Marumani calls him for the single. They make it with ease in the end.
2.5
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Tadiwanashe Marumani
Early call and that's good running. Pitched up, around off. Marumani pushes it towards mid off and gets off the mark with a quick run.
2.4
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
Right around the top of off, Kaia looks to play it off the back foot but gets an outside edge down to third man. Single taken.
2.3
lb
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Tadiwanashe Marumani
Leg bye! Very full and angled onto the pads. Marumani misses the flick and the ball rolls off the pads towards square leg. The batters scamper through for a leg bye.
2.2
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Tadiwanashe Marumani
Rushed for pace! Fullish delivery, outside off. Tadiwanashe Marumani looks to drive off the back foot but gets beaten past the outside edge.
Tadiwanashe Marumani is in at number 3.
2.1
W
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Wesley Madhevere OUT!
OUT! LBW! Wesley Madhevere is caught plumb in front and that is an easy decision for the umpire. Fazalhaq Farooqi goes fuller but takes the pace off the ball. The ball pitches on off and just shapes back into the right-hander. Madhevere ends up playing all around a straight ball and gets pinged on the pads. Farooqi draws first blood for the visitors.
End Of The Over 2 : 11/0
7 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 11.2
  • 01.3
  • 11.4
  • 41.5
  • 11.6
W. Madhevere
8 (7)
I. Kaia
3 (5)
N. Masood
1-0-7-0
1.6
1
Nijat Masood To Wesley Madhevere
Length this time, outside off. Madhevere steers it down to third man for a single.
1.5
4
Nijat Masood To Wesley Madhevere
FOUR! First boundary of the innings and its a well-controlled shot from Madhevere. Back of a length, outside off. Madhevere jumps and slashes it behind square for a boundary.
1.4
1
Nijat Masood To Innocent Kaia
In the air...safe! Masood just keeps hitting the short length and the bit of grass over there is making the ball to rise a bit more. Innocent Kaia hops to defend but gets it off the shoulder of the bat. The ball loops up around the vacant gully region and the fielder from point can't get to it.
1.3
0
Nijat Masood To Innocent Kaia
Another short ball from Masood, around off and again the ball just bounces a bit extra. Kaia looks to hook but gets hit on the arm.
1.2
1
Nijat Masood To Wesley Madhevere
Good-length, angling in from around off. Madhevere waits for it and chops it down to third man for one.
Wesley Madhevere gets pinged on the helmet by a spicy bumper and the physio is out for a concussion check. Madhevere does look a bit stunned but gladly everything is fine and we are good to continue.
1.1
0
Nijat Masood To Wesley Madhevere
A ripper of a delivery to start with! Nijat Masood serves a short ball, around off and this one just shoots up off the surface. Wesley Madhevere gets hurried on and gets hit flush on the helmet. That must have hurt, hope he is fine.
Nijat Masood to bowl from the opposite end.
End Of The Over 1 : 4/0
4 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 10.2
  • 00.3
  • 10.4
  • 10.5
  • 10.6
W. Madhevere
2 (3)
I. Kaia
2 (3)
F. Farooqi
1-0-4-0
0.6
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Wesley Madhevere
back of a length, angling across off. Madhevere looks to fend it away but gets an outside edge that goes through the vacant gully region. The batters get one as well.
0.5
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
Fuller and around off, Kaia guides it down to third man with soft hands for a single.
0.4
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Wesley Madhevere
Length again, over middle. Wesley Madhevere plays it off the back foot towards mid-wicket and looks for two but has to settle for the single. He is off the mark as well.
0.3
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Wesley Madhevere
On a good length, angling across the right-hander. Wesley Madhevere tries to come forward but the angle of the delivery makes it zip past the outside edge.
0.2
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
Quick single and Innocent Kaia is off the mark! This is full and on the stumps, jammed away towards square leg for a risky single but Kaia survives.
0.1
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
Right on the money to start with! Fazalhaq Farooqi starts off with a pitched-up delivery, in that channel around off as Innocent Kaia gets beaten for pace.
Match Info
  • Venue Harare Sports Club, Harare
  • Weather Bright and Sunny
  • Toss Afghanistanwon the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 21 runs
  • Player of the Match Fazalhaq Farooqi
  • Umpire Forster Mutizwa (ZIM), Iknow Chabi (ZIM) and Langton Rusere (ZIM)
  • Referee Andy Pycroft (ZIM)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Afghanistan 170/5 in 20.0 overs
  • Afghanistan 150/4 in 18.3 overs
  • 5th wicket partnership: 50 off 34 balls between N Zadran (24) and M Nabi (25)
  • Najibullah Zadran 7th T20I fifty: 50 runs in 39 balls (6x4) (1x6)
  • Afghanistan 100/4 in 14.1 overs
  • Mandatory Power play 1 (1-6): Afghanistan 51/3
  • Afghanistan 51/3 in 5.4 overs
  • 2nd wicket partnership: 50 off 43 balls between I Kaia (19) and T Marumani (30)
  • Zimbabwe 50/ in 8.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play 1 (1-6): Zimbabwe 38/1
  • T Marumani dropped on 3 by Rashid Khan in 4.5 overs
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PlayerRunsAvg.
Najibullah Zadran AFG10351.50
Mohammad Nabi AFG8989.00
Sikandar Raza ZIM8628.66
Hazratullah Zazai AFG8528.33
Innocent Kaia ZIM7224.00
PlayerWicketsEco.
Ryan Burl ZIM64.63
Noor Ahmad AFG42.50
Nijat Masood AFG48.63
Rashid Khan AFG45.08
Luke Jongwe ZIM39.12