18 gone! Noor Ali responds with an aggressive swipe outside off, but he's cut the ball in the air and straight to Chigumbura in the covers. Chisoro bellows his celebration in the batsman's direction as Noor Ali trudges off. Finally, Zimbabwe break through, though Afghanistan are already in a great position. 72/1
    25.3 great catch. The fielder had to run back from midwicket, dive and catch it over his shoulder. Guess who? It's Sikandar Raza, and he shows no tiredness in his legs as he leaps in the air and flings the ball up in celebration. The shot was on for Shahzad, as there was no one on the boundary, but his stroke was top edged. Is this an opening for Zimbabwe? 119/3
    24.3 there's a collision between the fielders, but Nabi is caught! He wanted to send this over the infield, with both mid on and mid off up, but top edged the stroke. Both Panyangara, at mid on, and Masakadza, at midwicket, wanted it. Masakadza set himself under the ball, and held the catch even as Panyangara bumped into him, knocking him over. But he shows good commitment to hold on, and Zimbabwe break through again. Is it too late? 119/2
    31.1 great awareness from Ervine! He was at slip, but as Nawroz telegraphed his intentions to paddle-sweep he started to move behind the keeper. The ball popped up off the bat-handle/glove and Ervine found himself in the perfect position to hold an easy catch. Another wicket! 133/4
    44.1 bowled him! Afghanistan are stumbling on the brink. Stanikzai played inside the line to one delivered from round the wicket, and it spun across him to hit the off stump. 178/7
    41.3 off the splice, and it lobs easily to Ervine at slip! Shenwari was well forward, and the ball bounced more than he expected. Simple catch for the slip fielder, and Afghanistan lose another, on the brink of victory. 170/5
    42.5 smart catch! Shafiqullah flicks, but in the air, and Ervine dives forward to hold it inches above the turf. He also did well to hold on as both elbows hit the ground. 175/6
    not out
    not out
    9 (lb 2, nb 1, w 6)
    185/7 (46.4 Overs, RR: 3.96)
    Fall of wickets: 1-72 (Noor Ali Zadran, 17.6 ov), 2-119 (Mohammad Nabi, 24.3 ov), 3-119 (Mohammad Shahzad, 25.3 ov), 4-133 (Nawroz Mangal, 31.1 ov), 5-170 (Samiullah Shenwari, 41.3 ov), 6-175 (Shafiqullah, 42.5 ov), 7-178 (Asghar Stanikzai, 44.1 ov)
    T Panyangara8.002903.6231
    LM Jongwe5.021713.4020
    WP Masakadza10.014214.2000
    SC Williams8.413123.5710
    CT Mutombodzi5.002605.2000
    TS Chisoro10.013833.8000

Match Notes

  • Shahzad 80 sets up series-levelling win

    Afghanistan leveled the series against Zimbabwe with a three-wicket win in the fourth one-day international at Queens Sports Club, with Mohammad Shahzad's 80 setting up their pursuit of Zimbabwe's 184