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Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan, 2nd T20I Match Summary

ZIM vs AFG, 2022 - T20 Summary

Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan Scorecard
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Match Ended   
149/7 (20.0/20)
170/5 (20.0/20)
Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 21 runs
AFG 170/5
Bat Top Batsmen
57 (46)
  • 6x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 123.91SR
43 (22)
  • 1x4s
  • 4x6s
  • 195.45SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
4
OVERS
33/2
R/W
Bowler
ECON 5.00
3
OVERS
15/1
R/W
ZIM 149/7
Bat Top Batsmen
Innocent Kaia
Innocent Kaia
54 (57)
  • 2x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 94.73SR
41 (21)
  • 1x4s
  • 4x6s
  • 195.23SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 8.00
4
OVERS
32/2
R/W
Bowler
ECON 7.00
2
OVERS
14/1
R/W
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
20 OV
6 Runs
N. Masood to R. Chakabva I. Kaia L. Jongwe D. Tiripano
  • 219.1
  • W19.2
  • 119.3
  • 119.4
  • W19.5
  • 119.6
19 OV
7 Runs
F. Farooqi to R. Chakabva I. Kaia
  • 118.1
  • 018.2
  • 118.3
  • 018.4
  • 418.5
  • 118.6
18 OV
7 Runs
R. Khan to I. Kaia S. Raza R. Burl
  • 417.1
  • 217.2
  • 117.3
  • W17.4
  • 017.5
  • W17.6
17 OV
5 Runs
F. Farooqi to I. Kaia S. Raza
  • 016.1
  • 116.2
  • 116.3
  • 116.4
  • 116.5
  • 116.6
16 OV
15 Runs
A. Omarzai to I. Kaia S. Raza
  • 115.1
  • 615.2
  • 015.3
  • 015.4
  • 215.5
  • 615.6
15 OV
17 Runs
R. Khan to I. Kaia S. Raza
  • 214.1
  • 114.2
  • 614.3
  • 114.4
  • 614.5
  • 1 LB14.6
14 OV
8 Runs
N. Masood to S. Raza I. Kaia
  • 013.1
  • 113.2
  • 113.3
  • 413.4
  • 113.5
  • 113.6
13 OV
11 Runs
K. Janat to S. Raza I. Kaia
  • 612.1
  • 212.2
  • 112.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 212.6
12 OV
5 Runs
A. Omarzai to I. Kaia S. Raza
  • 111.1
  • 1 WD11.2
  • 011.2
  • 111.3
  • 011.4
  • 111.5
  • 111.6
11 OV
3 Runs
K. Janat to I. Kaia C. Ervine S. Raza
  • 110.1
  • W10.2
  • 110.3
  • 010.4
  • 010.5
  • 110.6
10 OV
9 Runs
M. Nabi to T. Marumani I. Kaia C. Ervine
  • 49.1
  • 19.2
  • 09.3
  • 19.4
  • 1 WD9.5
  • W9.5
  • 29.6
9 OV
6 Runs
R. Khan to I. Kaia T. Marumani
  • 08.1
  • 18.2
  • 18.3
  • 08.4
  • 18.5
  • 38.6
8 OV
9 Runs
M. Nabi to I. Kaia T. Marumani
  • 27.1
  • 07.2
  • 17.3
  • 47.4
  • 17.5
  • 17.6
7 OV
3 Runs
R. Khan to I. Kaia T. Marumani
  • 16.1
  • 16.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 16.5
  • 06.6
6 OV
8 Runs
A. Omarzai to T. Marumani I. Kaia
  • 15.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 15.4
  • 05.5
  • 65.6
5 OV
8 Runs
N. Masood to I. Kaia T. Marumani
  • 14.1
  • 14.2
  • 14.3
  • 04.4
  • 44.5
  • 14.6
4 OV
7 Runs
A. Omarzai to I. Kaia T. Marumani
  • 43.1
  • 13.2
  • 03.3
  • 13.4
  • 13.5
  • 03.6
3 OV
4 Runs
F. Farooqi to W. Madhevere T. Marumani I. Kaia
  • W2.1
  • 02.2
  • 1 LB2.3
  • 12.4
  • 12.5
  • 12.6
2 OV
7 Runs
N. Masood to W. Madhevere I. Kaia
  • 01.1
  • 11.2
  • 01.3
  • 11.4
  • 41.5
  • 11.6
1 OV
4 Runs
F. Farooqi to I. Kaia W. Madhevere
  • 00.1
  • 10.2
  • 00.3
  • 10.4
  • 10.5
  • 10.6
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