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Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan, 3rd T20I Commentary, Live Updates

ZIM vs AFG, 2022 - T20 Live Commentary

Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan Scorecard
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Match Ended   
90/9 (20.0/20)
125/8 (20.0/20)
Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 35 runs
Mohammad Nabi has been handed over the trophy, and he along with his teammates celebrate the victory. Right then! This ends another series but there is plenty of cricket action still going on. We have England and New Zealand fighting hard on Day 5, Australia and Sri Lanka are playing their first ODI and India are playing their third T20I against South Africa. So, switch tabs and join us there! It's goodbye from here!
Najibullah Zadran is the Player of the Series! He says that he is very happy with his performance and his team's performance. Mentions performing as a senior player he just wanted to play his natural game. Adds that they have the Asia Cup coming up, then they will think about the World Cup. Concludes by saying that they have a good team with good youngsters and they would like to give everyone else an opportunity as well.
Noor Ahmad is the Player of the Match. He says he is very happy to receive this award on his debut, it was a dream to play for his country. Mentions that he spoke with Rashid Khan, who told him to bowl in the right areas and not think too much about what the batters would do. Says that it's tough to get chances considering the bowling attack of their team, but he would like to perform whenever he gets his opportunities.
Mohammad Nabi the skipper of Afghanistan says that the plan was to win all matches and they are happy to execute it. Mentions that it was not going to be easy to bat on this pitch, and hence they backed their spinners today. Says that they wanted to give all their players a chance to play and they did try to do that, and they will plan to give more chance to players in the future.
Craig Ervine the skipper of Zimbabwe, says that Noor Ahmad came and pretty much blew them away. Mentions that they had a reasonable start and were good at the end of the Powerplay but then they were completely undone by their spin attack. Adds that they have to sit down after this and go over all the little things that did not go well and have to work on them. Further adds that they have to pick themselves up and keep their chin up.
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Earlier in the match, Afghanistan chose to bat first after winning the toss. They failed to get going with the bat as they set a below-par target of just 126, with Mohammad Nabi scoring the most runs for them. Zimbabwe were the happier side at the end of the first innings and had a golden opportunity to avoid a whitewash. But coming into bat, they threw their wickets away after getting off to a perfect start. No batter found their rhythm in the middle for the hosts and in the end, they failed to get over the line. Zimbabwe were perfect with the ball but failed with the bat this time. A tough loss for Zimbabwe as Afghanistan have won all the 6 games on this tour. Agony for the hosts while ecstasy for the visitors.
Zimbabwe got off to a blistering start. Wesley Madhevere and Innocent Kaia were scoring runs freely and quickly. Wesley Madhevere did depart early in the innings but he had provided Zimbabwe with a perfect start. Zimbabwe scored 38 runs at the loss of one wicket at the end of the Powerplay. They were well on track to chase this one down. Their run rate was perfect and had a lot of wickets in hand as well. But post that, they lost their way completely. Afghanistan introduced their spinners and they caused a lot of damage. The visitors made sure they grabbed wickets at regular intervals. Zimbabwe slipped from 40 for 1 at the end of the 6 over to 69 for 9 in the 17th over. It was a massive batting collapse from Zimbabwe. Noor Ahmad the debutant, was the leader of the pack. He grabbed 4 wickets in his spell and demolished Zimbabwe's batting lineup. Sharafuddin Ashraf picked up two wickets while Rashid Khan took a wicket as well. So, it was spin to win for Afghanistan!
AFGHANISTAN WIN! Yes, that's correct! The visitors have managed to defend a below-par total here and whitewashed Zimbabwe in the T20I series as well! It's been a clinical bowling performance from Afghanistan, but an evening to forget for the hosts.
End Of The Over 20 : 90/9
7 Runs
  • 119.1
  • 119.2
  • 119.3
  • 219.4
  • 1 LB19.5
  • 119.6
T. Chatara
6 (7)
A. Ndlovu
13 (19)
N. Masood
3-0-27-0
19.6
1
Nijat Masood To Tendai Chatara
A shorter ball, around off. Tendai Chatara slaps it wide of mid off and takes a single. Afghanistan win by 35 runs!
19.5
lb
Nijat Masood To Ainsley Ndlovu
Leg bye! A length ball, angling in down leg. Ainsley Ndlovu looks to pull this away but he misses and gets hit on his thigh pad. The ball rolls onto the deck and the batters sneak in a leg bye!
19.4
2
Nijat Masood To Ainsley Ndlovu
Pitches it up again, around middle and off. Ainsley Ndlovu drags it with the inner half of his bat towards deep mid-wicket for a brace.
19.3
1
Nijat Masood To Tendai Chatara
Outside off, fuller ball. Tendai Chatara slices it past point for a single.
19.2
1
Nijat Masood To Ainsley Ndlovu
A length ball, around off. Ainsley Ndlovu shuffles across and tries to scoop this but he manages to get only a glove on it. The ball goes towards the keeper and the batters sneak in a run.
19.1
1
Nijat Masood To Tendai Chatara
Shorter ball, wide of off. Tendai Chatara cuts it past point. Single taken!
End Of The Over 19 : 83/9
6 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 218.2
  • 018.3
  • 018.4
  • 418.5
  • 018.6
A. Ndlovu
10 (16)
T. Chatara
3 (4)
F. Farooqi
4-0-16-1
18.6
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Ainsley Ndlovu
Swing and a miss! A length ball, outside off. Ainsley Ndlovu swings his bat at it but he fails to get any connection on it. 43 needed off the final 6 balls.
18.5
4
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Ainsley Ndlovu
FOUR! A rare boundary for Zimbabwe! Back of a length, around middle and leg. Ainsley Ndlovu swivels and pulls it gently towards deep square leg for a boundary.
18.4
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Ainsley Ndlovu
Very full, around off. Ainsley Ndlovu drives and finds the fielder at cover.
18.3
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Ainsley Ndlovu
Shorter ball, wide of off. Ainsley Ndlovu shuffles across and leaves it alone.
18.2
2
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Ainsley Ndlovu
Tad shorter, around the hips. Ainsley Ndlovu flicks it towards square leg for a brace.
18.1
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Ainsley Ndlovu
A yorker-length delivery, outside off. Ainsley Ndlovu fails to squeeze this one out.
End Of The Over 18 : 77/9
5 Runs
  • 117.1
  • 117.2
  • 1 LB17.3
  • 017.4
  • 117.5
  • 117.6
A. Ndlovu
4 (10)
T. Chatara
3 (4)
N. Masood
2-0-21-0
17.6
1
Nijat Masood To Ainsley Ndlovu
Fuller ball, outside off. Ainsley Ndlovu drives it towards mid off for a quick single. 49 off 12 needed!
17.5
1
Nijat Masood To Tendai Chatara
Back of a length, around middle. Tendai Chatara miscues his pull shot in the vacant square leg region for a single.
17.4
0
Nijat Masood To Tendai Chatara
Swing and a miss! A shorter ball, outside off. Tendai Chatara hangs back and tries to cut this away towards third man but he misses.
17.3
lb
Nijat Masood To Ainsley Ndlovu
Leg bye! A yorker-length delivery, angling down leg. Ainsley Ndlovu looks to flick this but he misses. A stifled appeal for LBW, but that was sliding down leg.
17.2
1
Nijat Masood To Tendai Chatara
Outside off, shorter ball. Tendai Chatara stays in his crease and guides it towards third man for another single.
17.1
1
Nijat Masood To Ainsley Ndlovu
In the air...and safe! A shorter ball, around off. Ainsley Ndlovu looks to pull this but he gets a top edge towards third man. The fielder there collects the ball on a bounce. One run taken!
Nijat Masood is back on!
End Of The Over 17 : 72/9
3 Runs
  • W16.1
  • 016.2
  • 016.3
  • 116.4
  • 116.5
  • 116.6
A. Ndlovu
2 (7)
T. Chatara
1 (1)
F. Farooqi
3-0-10-1
16.6
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Ainsley Ndlovu
Yorker-length delivery, around middle. Ainsley Ndlovu digs it out towards long on for a single. 54 needed off 18 balls now!
16.5
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Tendai Chatara
On a length, outside off. Tendai Chatara dabs it towards third man for a single.
16.4
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Ainsley Ndlovu
Full, angling down leg. Ainsley Ndlovu flicks it towards square leg for a single.
16.3
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Ainsley Ndlovu
Another swing and a miss! Full, outside off. Afsar Zazai tries to go over cover but he misses.
16.2
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Ainsley Ndlovu
A yorker-length delivery, outside off. Ainsley Ndlovu tries to squeeze it away but he misses.
Tendai Chatara is the last man in.
16.1
W
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Ryan Burl OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Another batter walks back to the hut! Fazalhaq Farooqi comes back into the attack and strikes straightaway! A shorter ball, around middle and leg. Ryan Burl pulls this but the ball goes off the top edge and towards mid-wicket. Fazalhaq Farooqi runs to his left and takes a good catch. Afghanistan are one wicket away now!
End Of The Over 16 : 69/8
1 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 115.2
  • W15.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • 015.6
A. Ndlovu
0 (3)
R. Burl
15 (23)
R. Khan
4-0-8-1
15.6
0
Rashid Khan To Ainsley Ndlovu
An appeal for LBW, but turned down! Another googly, full, around middle and leg. Ainsley Ndlovu leans to block this but he misses and gets hit on his front pad. That was sliding down leg.
15.5
0
Rashid Khan To Ainsley Ndlovu
Another wrong'un, around middle, fuller ball. Ainsley Ndlovu leans forward and misses and he gets hit on the pads.
15.4
0
Rashid Khan To Ainsley Ndlovu
Outside off, fuller ball. Ainsley Ndlovu blocks it out.
15.3
W
Rashid Khan To Luke Jongwe OUT!
OUT! CLEANED HIM UP! The magician, Rashid Khan has done the trick here! He grabs his first wicket and Zimbabwe have lost their eighth now. A googly from Rashid Khan! Pitches it up, this one lands around middle and spins in. Luke Jongwe tries to flick without any foot movement and he misses. The ball goes on to hit the leg pole.
15.2
1
Rashid Khan To Ryan Burl
Tosses it up, full, around off. Ryan Burl pushes it down to long off for a single.
15.1
0
Rashid Khan To Ryan Burl
A wrong'un, shorter, outside off. Ryan Burl cuts it towards point.
End Of The Over 15 : 68/7
3 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 014.2
  • 014.3
  • 114.4
  • 014.5
  • 114.6
R. Burl
14 (21)
L. Jongwe
4 (9)
S. Ashraf
4-0-13-2
14.6
1
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Ryan Burl
Shorter ball, spinning in around middle and leg. Ryan Burl clips it towards square leg for a single.
14.5
0
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Ryan Burl
Fuller ball, around middle. Ryan Burl presses forward and defends it out.
14.4
1
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Luke Jongwe
Much straighter, quicker, shorter. Luke Jongwe works it away to mid-wicket for a single.
14.3
0
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Luke Jongwe
Full, around off, slower through the air. Luke Jongwe presses forward and drives it towards cover.
14.2
0
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Luke Jongwe
Tosses it up, shorter ball, around off. Luke Jongwe blocks it out off the back foot.
14.1
1
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Ryan Burl
Shorter ball, spinning in, around middle. Ryan Burl flicks it to square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 14 : 65/7
2 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 113.2
  • 013.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 113.6
R. Burl
12 (18)
L. Jongwe
3 (6)
R. Khan
3-0-7-0
13.6
1
Rashid Khan To Ryan Burl
Very full, loopy one, around middle. Ryan Burl drives it towards long on for a single.
13.5
0
Rashid Khan To Ryan Burl
Loopy ball, full, around middle. Ryan Burl pushes it back to the bowler.
13.4
0
Rashid Khan To Ryan Burl
A googly now, shorter ball, outside off. Ryan Burl looks to cut this away but he misses.
13.3
0
Rashid Khan To Ryan Burl
Fuller, aroound middle. Ryan Burl defends it out.
13.2
1
Rashid Khan To Luke Jongwe
Tosses it up, full, around off. Luke Jongwe presses forward and pushes it to mid-wicket for a single.
13.1
0
Rashid Khan To Luke Jongwe
Beaten! Lovely delivery! This one turns in, around off, fuller ball. Luke Jongwe leans forward to drive this but he gets beaten on the inside edge.
End Of The Over 13 : 63/7
4 Runs
  • 212.1
  • 012.2
  • 112.3
  • 112.4
  • 012.5
  • 012.6
R. Burl
11 (14)
L. Jongwe
2 (4)
N. Ahmad
4-0-10-4
12.6
0
Noor Ahmad To Ryan Burl
Fuller, around off. Ryan Burl blocks it out.
12.5
0
Noor Ahmad To Ryan Burl
A tossed up ball, outside off, spinning in. Ryan Burl presses forward and tries to drive this but the ball goes off the inside edge it bounced near his boots and lobs up after hitting his pads. Afsar Zazai grabs the ball and appeals for a catch. The replay shows that there was clear bounce there!
12.4
1
Noor Ahmad To Luke Jongwe
A low full toss, on the pads. Luke Jongwe clips it towards square leg for a single.
12.3
1
Noor Ahmad To Ryan Burl
Very full, around middle. Ryan Burl presses forward and flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
12.2
0
Noor Ahmad To Ryan Burl
Tosses this one up, full, around off. Ryan Burl pushes it towards cover.
12.1
2
Noor Ahmad To Ryan Burl
Fuller, loopy ball, around off. Ryan Burl drives it firmly through cover for a brace.
End Of The Over 12 : 59/7
3 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 111.2
  • 111.3
  • 011.4
  • 111.5
  • 011.6
L. Jongwe
1 (3)
R. Burl
8 (9)
R. Khan
2-0-5-0
11.6
0
Rashid Khan To Luke Jongwe
Googly, shorter ball, around middle. Luke Jongwe blocks it out.
11.5
1
Rashid Khan To Ryan Burl
Tosses it up, full, around off. Ryan Burl lunges forward and pushes it towards mid-wicket.
11.4
0
Rashid Khan To Ryan Burl
Flighted ball, full, around middle. Ryan Burl pushes it back to Rashid Khan.
11.3
1
Rashid Khan To Luke Jongwe
Quicker, full, around middle. Luke Jongwe pushes it to left of the bowler and takes a single.
11.2
1
Rashid Khan To Ryan Burl
Tosses it up, full, outside off. Ryan Burl taps it towards point for a quick single.
11.1
0
Rashid Khan To Ryan Burl
Outside off, shorter ball, this one stays low as well. Ryan Burl tries to cut this away but he misses.
End Of The Over 11 : 56/7
1 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 1 WD10.2
  • 010.2
  • W10.3
  • 010.4
  • W10.5
  • 010.6
L. Jongwe
0 (1)
R. Burl
6 (5)
N. Ahmad
3-0-6-4
10.6
0
Noor Ahmad To Luke Jongwe
Fuller, loopy ball, around off. Luke Jongwe dabs it towards third man.
10.5
W
Noor Ahmad To Donald Tiripano OUT!
OUT! CLEANED HIM UP! Zimbabwe are 7 down now! Noor Ahmad has now grabbed 4 wickets on his T20I debut! What a start to his T20I career. A peach by him. A loopy ball, spinning in, around middle. Donald Tiripano presses forward and tries to block this one. But the ball turns in and sneaks in the gap between bat and pad to knock the stumps over. Zimbabwe fall in deep trouble now!
10.4
0
Noor Ahmad To Donald Tiripano
Wide of off, shorter ball, around off. Donald Tiripano looks to cut this away but he misses.
Donald Tiripano walks out to bat.
10.3
W
Noor Ahmad To Clive Madande OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Another one bites the dust! Noor Ahmad gets three wickets in three overs! What a spell from the young man! A loopy ball, full, around off. Clive Madande gets down on his knee and sweeps it towards deep mid-wicket. Rahmanullah Gurbaz (sub) there, jumps to hs right and takes a sharp catch.
10.2
0
Noor Ahmad To Clive Madande
Wide of off this time, fuller ball, Clive Madande presses forward and tries to drive this but he misses. Afsar Zazai collects the ball and whips the bails off. An appeal for a stumping. The replays show that Clive Madande's back foot was well in.
10.2
wd
Noor Ahmad To Clive Madande
Wide! Down the leg side. Clive Madande leaves it alone. Wide called!
10.1
0
Noor Ahmad To Clive Madande
Very full, tosses it up, around off. Clive Madande pushes it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 10 : 55/5
6 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 09.2
  • 19.3
  • 09.4
  • 19.5
  • 49.6
R. Burl
6 (5)
C. Madande
2 (8)
S. Ashraf
3-0-10-2
9.6
4
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Ryan Burl
FOUR! A valuable boundary for Zimbabwe! A shorter ball, coming into the pads. Ryan Burl flicks it fine towards fine leg for a boundary.
9.5
1
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Clive Madande
Another loopy ball, around middle. Clive Madande clips it to mid-wicket for a single.
9.4
0
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Clive Madande
Tosses it up, full, around off. Clive Madande blocks it out towards cover.
9.3
1
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Ryan Burl
Slower through the air, full, around middle. Ryan Burl leans and flicks it towards square leg for a single.
9.2
0
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Ryan Burl
A shorter ball, around off. Ryan Burl stays back and tries to block this but the ball goes off his inside edge towards short fine leg. He leaves his crease for a single, but he is sent back at the end. A throw at the keepers end but Ryan Burl dives and makes his ground.
9.1
0
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Ryan Burl
Full, outside off. Ryan Burl lunges forward and pushes it towards cover.
End Of The Over 9 : 49/5
5 Runs
  • 18.1
  • 08.2
  • 18.3
  • 2 LB8.4
  • W8.5
  • 18.6
R. Burl
1 (1)
C. Madande
1 (6)
N. Ahmad
2-0-5-2
8.6
1
Noor Ahmad To Ryan Burl
Loopy ball, around middle and off. Ryan Burl presses forward and flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
Ryan Burl is the new man in.
8.5
W
Noor Ahmad To Tadiwanashe Marumani OUT!
OUT! CHOPPED ON! Noor Ahmad gets another wicket and Zimbabwe have lost half their side now! A fuller ball, spinning, around off. Tadiwanashe Marumani gets down his knee and tries to sweep this but the ball goes off the inside edge back onto the stumps. Afghanistan on top here!
8.4
lb
Noor Ahmad To Tadiwanashe Marumani
TWO LEG BYES! Full again, around middle. Tadiwanashe Marumani looks to reverse-sweep this but he misses. The ball hits his pads and goes towards square leg. Two taken!
8.3
1
Noor Ahmad To Clive Madande
A googly, around middle and leg, fuller ball. Clive Madande gets an inside edge towards square leg for a single.
8.2
0
Noor Ahmad To Clive Madande
Tosses it up, full, around middle. Clive Madande leans and blocks it out.
8.1
1
Noor Ahmad To Tadiwanashe Marumani
A fuller ball, around middle. Tadiwanashe Marumani presses forward and flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 8 : 44/4
2 Runs
  • 17.1
  • 07.2
  • 1 WDW7.3
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 07.6
C. Madande
0 (4)
T. Marumani
10 (14)
S. Ashraf
2-0-4-2
7.6
0
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Clive Madande
Shorter ball, angling down leg. Clive Madande hangs back and tries to flick this but he misses and gets hit on his pads.
7.5
0
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Clive Madande
Yorker-length delivery now, around middle. Clive Madande does well to dig it out.
7.4
0
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Clive Madande
Drifting in around middle and leg. Clive Madande misses his flick.
7.3
0
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Clive Madande
Tosses it up, full, around off. Clive Madande blocks it towards the off side.
7.3
W+wd
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Sikandar Raza OUT!
OUT! STUMPED! It's the spinners for Afghanistan as well! Zimbabwe are throwing it away here. They are in trouble now! Sikandar Raza walks back without scoring. A big wicket for Afghanistan! Sharafuddin Ashraf sees Sikandar Raza stepping down and he serves it down the leg side. Sikandar Raza daces down the track and tries to flick but he misses. Afsar Zazai collect the ball and whips the bails off in a flash. Sikandar Raza was well out of his crease. Clive Madande is the new man in.
7.2
0
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Sikandar Raza
On middle, blocked out.
7.1
1
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Tadiwanashe Marumani
Tosses it up, full, around middle. Tadiwanashe Marumani pushes it to long on for a single.
Sikandar Raza walks out to bat.
End Of The Over 7 : 42/3
2 Runs
  • W6.1
  • 16.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 16.5
  • W6.6
C. Ervine
1 (2)
T. Marumani
9 (13)
N. Ahmad
1-0-2-1
6.6
W
Noor Ahmad To Craig Ervine OUT!
OUT! LBW! Noor Ahmad strikes in his first over and Zimbabwe have wickets in quick succession! A peach of a delivery! A googly! Fuller ball, spinning in, around middle. Craig Ervine leans to block this but he misses as the ball turns in. He gets hit on his front pad and the umpire raises his finger immediately after the appeal.
6.5
1
Noor Ahmad To Tadiwanashe Marumani
Tosses it up, full, around middle. Tadiwanashe Marumani knocks it to long on for a single.
6.4
0
Noor Ahmad To Tadiwanashe Marumani
Shorter ball, around middle. Tadiwanashe Marumani pushes it back to the bowler.
6.3
0
Noor Ahmad To Tadiwanashe Marumani
Beaten now! Spinning away, fuller ball, outside off. Tadiwanashe Marumani looks to block this but he gets beaten on the outside edge.
6.2
1
Noor Ahmad To Craig Ervine
Fuller ball now, around middle. Craig Ervine pushes it towards mid on and takes a single.
6.1
W
Noor Ahmad To Tadiwanashe Marumani OUT!
OUT! RUN OUT! Bull's eye and Afghanistan have got their second wicket at a good time. Another set batter walks back! A shorter ball, around off. Tadiwanashe Marumani pushes it off the back foot towards point and leaves his crease. Nijat Masood collects the ball and throws it with his right hand directly at the striker's end. Innocent Kaia was short of his crease. Craig Ervine walks out to bat now.
Run out chance!  A direct hit at the striker's end! The replay shows that Innocent Kaia is short of his ground. Out it is!
End Of The Over 6 : 40/1
2 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 15.2
  • 1 WD5.3
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
I. Kaia
12 (14)
T. Marumani
8 (9)
R. Khan
1-0-2-0
5.6
0
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
Shorter ball, around off. Innocent Kaia pushes it back to the bowler. Zimbabwe are 40 for 1 at the end of the Powerplay!
5.5
0
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
Drifting in on the pads, fuller ball. Innocent Kaia flicks it towards square leg.
5.4
0
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
Shorter ball, around off. Innocent Kaia pushes it off the back foot towards cover.
5.3
0
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
Full, around middle. Innocent Kaia blocks it out.
5.3
wd
Rashid Khan To Innocent Kaia
Wide! Down the leg side. Innocent Kaia looks to flick but he misses. Wide called!
5.2
1
Rashid Khan To Tadiwanashe Marumani
Loopy ball, full, around off. Tadiwanashe Marumani leans and drives it towards mid off. Single taken!
5.1
0
Rashid Khan To Tadiwanashe Marumani
A quicker one to begin with, around middle and leg. Tadiwanashe Marumani makes room and looks to cut this away but he misses.
Rashid Khan comes on to bowl now.
End Of The Over 5 : 38/1
11 Runs
  • 1 WD4.1
  • 04.1
  • 44.2
  • 04.3
  • 1 LB4.4
  • 44.5
  • 14.6
T. Marumani
7 (7)
I. Kaia
12 (10)
A. Omarzai
1-0-10-0
4.6
1
Azmatullah Omarzai To Tadiwanashe Marumani
A fuller ball, around middle. Tadiwanashe Marumani pushes it wide of mid on for a single.
4.5
4
Azmatullah Omarzai To Tadiwanashe Marumani
FOUR! Another boundary in the over! On a length, outside off. Tadiwanashe Marumani opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for a boundary.
4.4
lb
Azmatullah Omarzai To Innocent Kaia
Leg bye! An appeal for LBW, but turned down! A length ball, angling in, down the leg side. Innocent Kaia looks to flick this but he misses and gets hit on his pads. The ball rolls towards square leg and the batters sneak in a leg bye!
4.3
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Innocent Kaia
A yorker now, on middle. Innocent Kaia digs it out.
4.2
4
Azmatullah Omarzai To Innocent Kaia
FOUR! Crunched! Width on offer now, fuller ball. Innocent Kaia leans and drives this one through extra-cover for a boundary.
4.1
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Innocent Kaia
A length ball, angling in around middle and leg. Innocent Kaia flicks it towards square leg.
4.1
wd
Azmatullah Omarzai To Innocent Kaia
Wide! Down the leg side, full in length. Innocent Kaia looks to flick but he misses. Wide called!
End Of The Over 4 : 27/1
2 Runs
  • W3.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 03.4
  • 23.5
  • 03.6
T. Marumani
2 (5)
I. Kaia
8 (6)
S. Ashraf
1-0-2-1
3.6
0
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Tadiwanashe Marumani
Full, loopy ball, outside off. Tadiwanashe Marumani drives and finds the fielder at cover.
3.5
2
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Tadiwanashe Marumani
PUT DOWN! Oh, dear! Afghanistan had another opportunity here! Another fuller ball, around middle. Tadiwanashe Marumani slog-sweeps it towards deep mid-wicket. Nijat Masood there gets under the ball, gets his hands to it but he spills it out. Two taken!
3.4
0
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Tadiwanashe Marumani
Shorter ball, around middle. Tadiwanashe Marumani pushes it back to the bowler.
3.3
0
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Tadiwanashe Marumani
Full again, outside off. Tadiwanashe Marumani looks to reverse-sweep this but he misses.
3.2
0
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Tadiwanashe Marumani
Tosses it up, full, around off. Tadiwanashe Marumani pushes it towards cover.
Tadiwanashe Marumani walks out to bat.
3.1
W
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Wesley Madhevere OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Sharafuddin Ashraf strikes on his very first ball! Much-needed wicket for Afghanistan as Wesley Madhevere was looking dangerous! He begins with a fuller ball, slower through the air, around middle. Wesley Madhevere gets down on his knee and slog-sweeps it straight to deep square leg. Noor Ahmad there takes a good catch.
Sharafuddin Ashraf comes into the attack.
End Of The Over 3 : 25/0
5 Runs
  • 12.1
  • 12.2
  • 12.3
  • 02.4
  • 12.5
  • 1 WD2.6
  • 02.6
I. Kaia
8 (6)
W. Madhevere
14 (13)
F. Farooqi
2-0-7-0
2.6
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
On a length, around off. Innocent Kaia gets behind the line of the ball and blocks it towards the off side.
2.6
wd
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
Wide! Too full, and wide of off. Innocent Kaia leaves it alone. Wide called!
2.5
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Wesley Madhevere
Pitches it up, outside off. Wesley Madhevere drives it towards mid off and takes a single.
2.4
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Wesley Madhevere
A fuller ball from over the wicket, outside off. Wesley Madhevere dabs it towards point.
2.3
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
Change of angle now! Fazalhaq Farooqi goes 'round the wicket, length ball,  outside off. Innocent Kaia pushes it off the front foot towards mid off for a single.
2.2
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Wesley Madhevere
Angling in on a length, around middle and leg. Wesley Madhevere tucks it towards square leg for a single.
2.1
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Innocent Kaia
Quick single! A shorter ball, outside off. Innocent Kaia taps it towards point and scampers across to the other end.
End Of The Over 2 : 20/0
18 Runs
  • 1 NB1.1
  • 61.1
  • 1 B1.2
  • 41.3
  • 41.4
  • 01.5
  • 21.6
W. Madhevere
12 (10)
I. Kaia
6 (3)
N. Masood
1-0-17-0
1.6
2
Nijat Masood To Wesley Madhevere
Drops it short again, around middle. Wesley Madhevere pulls it towards deep square leg. This time Noor Ahmad slides and stops the ball. Two taken! 18 runs off the over!
1.5
0
Nijat Masood To Wesley Madhevere
Length ball, around middle. Wesley Madhevere defends it out.
1.4
4
Nijat Masood To Wesley Madhevere
FOUR! Oh, shot! That has class written all over it! An overpitched delivery, around off. Wesley Madhevere presents the full face of the bat and drives it straight down the ground for a boundary. Back-to-back boundaries!
1.3
4
Nijat Masood To Wesley Madhevere
MISFIELD AND FOUR! Luck going Zimbabwe's way for now! A shorter ball, around middle. Wesley Madhevere gets on top of the bounce and pulls it wide of square leg. Noor Ahmad runs to his left, and slides to stop the ball but he fails to do so. Boundary!
1.2
b
Nijat Masood To Innocent Kaia
Bye! Shorter, wide of off, shaping away. Innocent Kaia hangs back and tries to cut this away but he misses. The keeper fails to grab the ball as well. The batters sneak in a bye!
1.1
6
Nijat Masood To Innocent Kaia
SIX! BANG! Innocent Kaia takes full advantage of the Free Hit! Very short on this occasion, outside off. Innocent Kaia pulls this and pulls this brilliantly over deep mid-wicket for a bigggie.
1.1
nb
Nijat Masood To Innocent Kaia
No ball! A length ball, angling in, on a length. Innocent Kaia tries to flick this but he misses and gets hit high on his pads. Nijat Masood has overstepped on his very first delivery! A Free Hit to follow!
Who will bowl from the other end? Nijat Masood it is!
End Of The Over 1 : 2/0
2 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 20.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
W. Madhevere
2 (6)
I. Kaia
0 (0)
F. Farooqi
1-0-2-0
0.6
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Wesley Madhevere
Swinging away, outside off, tad fuller. Wesley Madhevere looks to drive this but he misses. Good over from Fazalhaq Farooqi!
0.5
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Wesley Madhevere
Another yorker, around middle. Wesley Madhevere gets an inside edge onto his boot while trying to squeeze it out.
0.4
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Wesley Madhevere
Lovely delivery! Right in the blockhole! A yorker, on middle. Wesley Madhevere does well to dig it out.
0.3
2
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Wesley Madhevere
Angling in now, on a length, around middle and leg. Wesley Madhevere tucks it through square leg for a brace. Zimbabwe and Wesley Madhevere are underway!
0.2
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Wesley Madhevere
Another beauty! A similar delivery! Outside off, swinging away on a length. Wesley Madhevere once again tries to play this on the off side but he misses.
0.1
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Wesley Madhevere
Good ball to begin with! A length ball, shaping away, outside off. Wesley Madhevere looks to push this on the off side but he gets beaten on the outside edge.
Match Info
  • Venue Harare Sports Club, Harare
  • Weather Sunny
  • Toss Afghanistanwon the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 35 runs
  • Player of the Match Noor Ahmad
  • Player of the Series Najibullah Zadran
  • Umpire Christopher Phiri (ZIM), Langton Rusere (ZIM) and Forster Mutizwa (ZIM)
  • Referee Andy Pycroft (ZIM)
Match Notes
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Afghanistan 51/2
  • Afghanistan 50/2 in 5.4 overs
  • Ihsanullah & N Ahmed makes thier T20I debut for Afghanistan
  • C Madande makes his T20I debut for Zimbabwe.
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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
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    Ryan Burl ZIM64.63
    Noor Ahmad AFG42.50
    Nijat Masood AFG48.63
    Rashid Khan AFG45.08
    Luke Jongwe ZIM39.12