So that's it from us! It was an interesting ODI series and Afghanistan proved their mettle once again. They will now head to Greater Noida, India where they are scheduled to take on Ireland for a 3-match T20I series as well as a 5-match ODI series in March. On the other hand, the Zimbabwean side will look to practice hard at home and improve their skills. We hope you enjoyed our coverage. Till then, goodbye and cheers!
Rahmat Shah bags the Man of the Match award. He scored a sensible half century and set up the game for Afghanistan.
Each Afghani bowler was disciplined and bowled probing lines and lengths. Amir Hamza and Mohammad Nabi were the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets apiece. The Zimbabwe side withered under pressure and surrendered to the tourists. Nothing to speak about their batting as there weren't any noteworthy performances. So, Afghanistan maintain their clean record of winning every bilateral ODI series against Zimbabwe and are thoroughly the deserved winners.
AFGHANISTAN WIN BY 106 runs to seal the 5-match ODI series 3-2. It was complete domination by the Afghani side to rattle down the hosts after the target for Zimbabwe was revised to 161 from 22 overs due to rain (According to DLS method). They got bowled out for 54 which happens to be their fourth lowest total in ODI cricket. Only 2 of their batsmen managed to get into double figures. That speaks volumes about the way the visitors bowled but it also exposes the fact that the home side lacks big hitters.
Mohammad Nabi to Richard Ngarava
OUT c Rashid Khan b Mohammad Nabi. Zimbabwe have been bowled out.
Mohammad Nabi to Graeme Cremer
Rashid Khan to Richard Ngarava
Rashid Khan to Chris Mpofu
OUT b Rashid Khan. Zimbabwe have lost their ninth wicket.
Rashid Khan to Graeme Cremer
Mohammad Nabi to Chris Mpofu