Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    15 got him! This has been a lovely over from the young leggie. Again he hung this one in the breeze, and it drifted in deceptively. He expected it to pitch and turn, but it rushed straight on, and he'd played outside it. Umpire Nigel Llong upholds the appeal, and Zimbabwe are in serious trouble at 45 for 4. 45/4
    4.5 trapped in front! Mutumbami stayed at the crease, his feet didn't really go anywhere, and flicked across his front pad. There were two sounds, but I believe that was the ball hitting the front pad and and the back pad. A fairly straightforward decision for the umpire, and Afghanistan strike early! 11/1
    6.5 got him! After beating the bat twice, Dawlat has found the edge. Ervine wanted to drive again. The ball was up there for the shot, but the seam movement took it further away from him. The ball kissed the edge and nestled snuggly in Shahzad's gloves. Dawlat is embraced by his team mates as he pumps his fists in celebration. 13/2
    13.1 chipped to mid off! Williams probably wanted to go straighter than this, but punched too early at the ball to present a simple catch to the mid off fielder. 43/3
    26.1 a needless run out! Raza tapped the ball just wide of mid on, but called immediately for the single. He was running to the danger end, so it was his call. Chigumbura must have heard the call, but he turned around and watched the ball instead of running. By the time he eventually set off, with Raza shouting for the single again, the ball was already being thrown to Shahzad. Ball-watching results in a run out. 77/5
    49.5 sliced up high towards mid off, the fielder runs back, settles underneath it, and holds the catch. A brave knock comes to an end. 183/8
    27.5 stumped! Tino came down the track, but the ball was really short and he couldn't get close to the pitch of it. There was sharp spin, away from the bat, and by the time he turned himself around Shahzad had smashed the stumps down. Another one goes, and Zimbabwe sink even further 82/6
    44.1 slog swept out to deep midwicket! Well, he went for the shot straight away. The connection was alright, but it went too high and not far enough. The fielder settles under the high chance, and holds it cleanly. 147/7
    not out
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    27
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    61.53
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    Extras
    6 (b 3, lb 1, w 2)
    TOTAL
    184/8 (50 Overs, RR: 3.68)
    Did not bat: WP Masakadza
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (R Mutumbami, 4.5 ov), 2-13 (CR Ervine, 6.5 ov), 3-43 (SC Williams, 13.1 ov), 4-45 (CJ Chibhabha, 14.6 ov), 5-77 (E Chigumbura, 26.1 ov), 6-82 (CT Mutombodzi, 27.5 ov), 7-147 (LM Jongwe, 44.1 ov), 8-183 (Sikandar Raza, 49.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Dawlat Zadran923734.1110
    Mirwais Ashraf702303.2810
    Mohammad Nabi903413.7700
    Amir Hamza1032212.2000
    Rashid Khan1003723.7000
    Samiullah Shinwari502705.4000
  • BATSMEN
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    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
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    81.81
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    Extras
    9 (lb 2, nb 1, w 6)
    TOTAL
    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 Shinwari, 41.3 ov), 6-175 (Shafiqullah, 42.5 ov), 7-178 (Asghar Afghan, 44.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    T Panyangara802903.6231
    LM Jongwe521713.4020
    WP Masakadza1014214.2000
    SC Williams8.413123.5710
    CT Mutombodzi502605.2000
    TS Chisoro1013833.8000

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

Afghanistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st72Noor Ali ZadranMohammad Shahzad
2nd47Mohammad NabiMohammad Shahzad
3rd0Nawroz MangalMohammad Shahzad
4th14Nawroz MangalAsghar Afghan
5th37Samiullah ShinwariAsghar Afghan
6th5Asghar AfghanShafiqullah
7th3Asghar AfghanRashid Khan
8th7Mirwais AshrafRashid Khan