• BATSMEN
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    27.4 too full for that shot! Again Noor Ali went back in his crease and wanted to pull, but the ball was quick and full, and it zipped under his bat to disturb the stumps. He just misread the length completely. Finally, the breakthrough comes for Zimbabwe! 132/2
    5.5 Zimbabwe break through! This wasn't the greatest delivery, a touch too short, but it's pulled straight to midwicket. The bowler is a little sheepish in his celebration, knowing it wasn't a good ball, but the fielder flings the ball in the air and roars his celebration. 35/1
    33.5 caught at backward point! Raza fired this down much quicker, and the batsman came forward to meet it. But the ball bounced more than he was expecting and lobbed off the splice to point, where the fielder tumbled forward to hold the catch. That's the wicket Zimbabwe needed! 160/3
    47.4 great catch by Raza! Stanikzai jumped down the track and aimed to hit this for six over long on. He got a good connection, but not much height on the shot. Raza ran in a few yards and then tumbled forward, holding it cleanly. 229/8
    35.3 great work from the keeper! The batsman aimed a flick-sweep just wide of the fielder at short fine, but the fielder was around in a flash to stop it. It still looked like the single was on, but he rifled a through to the keeper, who caught it cleanly and then turned in a flash to break the stumps right between his own legs - he was in front of them when he caught the ball. 172/4
    37.5 stumped! Najibullah ran down the track, looking to smite the ball all the way onto 1st Avenue, which runs along the southern side of the ground ... But he ran right past the ball, which spun sharply past him, and Mutumbami had plenty of time to softly displace a single bail from the stumps. Afghanistan lose another, and Zimbabwe are clawing their way back into the game. 178/5
    43.2 bowled him! Shafiqullah's feet went nowhere, he just stood in the crease and thrust the bat out at the ball, which drifted in and beat the bat to hit the off stump. 197/6
    44.5 good catch, on the run! Rashid was aiming straight with this lofted stroke, but couldn't get it quite as straight as he wanted to and Masakadza sprinted around to pouch the catch in front of the sight screen. Afghanistan are squandering what had been a superb first half to their innings. 202/7
    49.3 caught at deep square! The ball was a high full toss, but the umpire confirms it's a legal delivery. Panyangara barely celebrates though. I think he's still vexed after being spanked around in his last over. 240/9
    not out
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    144.44
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    Extras
    24 (b 3, lb 2, nb 1, w 18)
    TOTAL
    245/9 (50 Overs, RR: 4.9)
    Fall of wickets: 1-35 (Mohammad Shahzad, 5.5 ov), 2-132 (Noor Ali Zadran, 27.4 ov), 3-160 (Mohammad Nabi, 33.5 ov), 4-172 (Samiullah Shinwari, 35.3 ov), 5-178 (Najibullah Zadran, 37.5 ov), 6-197 (Shafiqullah, 43.2 ov), 7-202 (Rashid Khan, 44.5 ov), 8-229 (Asghar Afghan, 47.4 ov), 9-240 (Mirwais Ashraf, 49.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    LM Jongwe704416.2830
    CJ Chibhabha602704.5000
    T Panyangara804515.6200
    WP Masakadza913133.4400
    TS Chisoro512004.0030
    SC Williams401904.7500
    Sikandar Raza1004034.0030
    CT Mutombodzi1014014.0021
  • BATSMEN
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    1.1 got him with his first ball! Dawlat floated a full ball up outside off, and Chamu was much too early into the stroke, popping his drive straight to cover point. It may well have been a slower ball. First strike for Afghanistan! 9/1
    3.5 another one falls! Zimbabwe are in all sorts of trouble. Mutumbami advanced down the track and aimed a lofted stroke down the ground. But the ball seamed in sharply, beating his bat and rattling the stumps. Dawlat is ecstatic! 15/3
    2.4 got him! Angled across the left hander, the ball takes a thin edge and Shahzad holds the catch. Zimbabwe are in early trouble now 12/2
    44.1 game over, Afghanistan win! Williams comes down the track, swings past the ball, and Shahzad breaks the stumps. Shahzad immediately starts pulling stumps out of the ground, tossing one each to the fielders on either side of him and keeping one as a memento for himself. Williams looks shell shocked as he walks off. The crowd stand to applaud him, and he gives them a wave, but there's no smile on his face. 172/10
    10.3 caught at slip! The ball was pitched up outside off and Tino had a big drive at it. A thick edge flew quickly at Nabi and he held it cleanly 34/4
    14.2 stumped! Raza jumped down the track and wanted to blast him straight down the ground, but he just swung past it. Shahzad whips the bails off, and Zimbabwe stumble even further. 51/5
    25.5 no doubt about this one! A classic legspinner's dismissal. Drift brings the ball in through the air, drawing the bat with it, but the ball then pitches and spins the other way to clip off stump. Superb delivery. Afghanistan strike back! 103/6
    37 Chisoro perishes! He jumps down the track again, and lofts it straight down long on's throat. Afghanistan inch closer! Somewhat unnecessarily, Shahzad gives Chisoro an extended, loud send off, telling him which way to leave the field. 140/7
    41.4 not this time! Jongwe gets across to the off side and this time he wants to ramp it over the leg side, but the ball beats him and knocks back off stump. Afghanistan close in! 165/8
    43.4 stumps destroyed! Dawlat targets the stumps with a full ball, reversing from leg to off, and the middle and off stumps are disturbed. Afghanistan are just a wicket away. 172/9
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    Extras
    9 (nb 1, w 8)
    TOTAL
    172 all out (44.1 Overs, RR: 3.89)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (CJ Chibhabha, 1.1 ov), 2-12 (CR Ervine, 2.4 ov), 3-15 (R Mutumbami, 3.5 ov), 4-34 (CT Mutombodzi, 10.3 ov), 5-51 (Sikandar Raza, 14.2 ov), 6-103 (E Chigumbura, 25.5 ov), 7-140 (TS Chisoro, 36.6 ov), 8-165 (LM Jongwe, 41.4 ov), 9-172 (WP Masakadza, 43.4 ov), 10-172 (SC Williams, 44.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Mirwais Ashraf812613.2520
    Dawlat Zadran802242.7520
    Mohammad Nabi803304.1210
    Amir Hamza1014134.1021
    Rashid Khan7.102423.3400
    Najibullah Zadran2021010.5000
    Samiullah Shinwari10505.0000

Match Details

Toss

Zimbabwe , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Afghanistan won the 5-match series 3-2

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.00

Match days

24 October 2015 (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st9CJ ChibhabhaR Mutumbami
2nd3CR ErvineR Mutumbami
3rd3SC WilliamsR Mutumbami
4th19SC WilliamsCT Mutombodzi
5th17SC WilliamsSikandar Raza
6th52E ChigumburaSC Williams
7th37SC WilliamsTS Chisoro
8th25SC WilliamsLM Jongwe
9th7SC WilliamsWP Masakadza
10th0SC WilliamsT Panyangara