Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    22.4 frustration has got the better of him. It was a length ball on off, not much pace on it, Moor looked to go over mid-off but it turned out to be a flat hit as Noor Ali completed a good low catch. Once again, Moor wastes a good start 102/2
    2.3 there's the breakthrough. It slides back in from wide of the crease from round the stumps, Chibhabha looks to play across the line off the back foot, but the ball rushes back in to hit him on the pad. Umpire Shamsuddin had no doubts whatsoever on that one. That ball would have crashed in to middle and leg. Easy decision that 1/1
    47.3 looks to go over cover, ends up slicing it to point, easily taken. This one dipped on him a little, was beaten in the air, he didn't lean into the stroke, head was nowhere in position as he looked to hit this one over the top. End of a terrific innings 232/7
    35.1 a wicket at the right time for Afghanistan. Mutumbami perishes to the slog sweep. Looks to fetch it from outside off, ends up dragging it straight to the fielder at deep midwicket. As easy as they come 167/3
    39.3 pushed through quicker on off, the ball drifts in a touch, pitches and skids on, he pushes outside the line of the ball and is trapped plumb in front of middle. 176/4
    45.4 steps out to slog that out of the park, but can only hit the high full toss as far as the long off fielder. He was far outside the crease when he made contact, so that can't be a no-ball. The umpires are checking anyway. It's fine. The ball was dipping. But he's played an important hand 220/5
    46.3 that is a superb yorker, the batsman was moving around too much, in the end, looked silly as he was cramped for room as that swing of the bat came down after the ball had cannoned into the stumps 222/6
    48.5 pacy bouncer, Jongwe tied to pull but was done in by pace, went through with the stroke, got enough wood on it to fly over fine leg, but the problem is he happened to step onto the stumps. So the six doesn't count, he's out hit-wicket instead. Quite unfortunate, but credit to the bowler for steaming in and hurling them in at a good pace 244/8
    49.5 short outside off, he walks across and swings it towards the longer boundary at deep midwicket, didn't get hold of it, Shafiqullah runs in, somehow misjudged it as the ball was swirling away, he then had to dive to his left, which he did, to pull it off inches from the ground. Excellent catch that brings an end to the innings 248/10
    49.3 gives him the charge but nowhere near the pitch as the ball was fired in, swung across the line, missed it but Shahzad collected it cleanly and whipped the bails off quickly. Madziva didn't even try to get back 247/9
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    Extras
    6 (lb 3, w 3)
    TOTAL
    248 all out (49.5 Overs, RR: 4.97)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (CJ Chibhabha, 2.3 ov), 2-102 (PJ Moor, 22.4 ov), 3-167 (R Mutumbami, 35.1 ov), 4-176 (E Chigumbura, 39.3 ov), 5-220 (Sikandar Raza, 45.4 ov), 6-222 (MN Waller, 46.3 ov), 7-232 (H Masakadza, 47.3 ov), 8-244 (LM Jongwe, 48.5 ov), 9-247 (N Madziva, 49.3 ov), 10-248 (AG Cremer, 49.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Amir Hamza9.524134.16384110
    Dawlat Zadran1007127.10277300
    Gulbadin Naib302307.66111200
    Mirwais Ashraf712814.00222010
    Rashid Khan1005925.90295200
    Mohammad Nabi1012322.30380010
  • BATSMEN
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    8.5 that is a cracking delivery. Delivers it at length on off from wide of the crease, Shahzad misjudges the line completely as he prods outside the delivery, nips in a wee bit to sneak through bat and pad as the stumps are disturbed. Shahzad's series is over. The celebration in the Zimbabwe camp says simply why that wicket is so important to them 49/1
    12.6 gone! Massive wicket this. Noor Ali goes. A well-directed bouncer on middle, Noor Ali goes for a pull but cannot keep it down. The pull skies up towards the fine leg boundary, and the fielder takes a good catch over his head. Unnecessary shot at this time. Afghanistan suddenly in a bit of trouble. 66/3
    10.6 the frustration of having been denied boundaries has resulted in a rash stroke. Short outside off, he shaped for the cut, threw the kitchen sink at it but only managed a thick edge through to the wicketkeeper, who gleefully accepted that. Mangal was specially brought back in to lend experience to the top order, but the move hasn't worked. 59/2
    26.3 this one's the legspinner, it pitches on off and skids on, Hasmat played for the turn but it was a straight one that came back in to beat the inside edge and hit off stump. Two in two overs, Hasmatullah is gone now and you really have to wonder if that's the game. A dagger through the Afghan hearts 121/5
    25.6 that is a cracking delivery. Drifts in, slides on after pitching on middle and off, Nabi played all around it and was trapped plumb in front. Cremer doesn't disappoint again. Nabi was looking dangerous, and perhaps for the first time in the series looked in complete control while he was there. 121/4
    34.3 shapes to cut but the ball hurries through, Stanikzai was late on the shot, but managed a thin edge as it was too close to his body. Excellent catch by Mutumbami. Stanikzai stood there as if nothing happened, but umpire Anil Chaudhary would have none of it. Raised his finger to send him back on his way. Dagger through the Afghan hearts. The batting thins considerably now 146/6
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    47.4 length ball, looked to go over long-off but didn't get enough power behind that one to go over the ropes, ended up chipping it as Graeme Cremer took a straightforward catch. Is there another twist? 231/7
    47.6 looks for the glory hit, swung across the line in his quest to go over midwicket, only connected with the humid air as the ball cannoned into the stumps. Poor application, but that's what pressure can do to you. Afghanistan camp looks stunned. 232/8
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    Extras
    17 (b 8, lb 1, w 8)
    TOTAL
    254/8 (49.4 Overs, RR: 5.11)
    Did not bat: Amir Hamza
    Fall of wickets: 1-49 (Mohammad Shahzad, 8.5 ov), 2-59 (Nawroz Mangal, 10.6 ov), 3-66 (Noor Ali Zadran, 12.6 ov), 4-121 (Mohammad Nabi, 25.6 ov), 5-121 (Hashmatullah Shahidi, 26.3 ov), 6-146 (Asghar Afghan, 34.3 ov), 7-231 (Rashid Khan, 47.4 ov), 8-232 (Mirwais Ashraf, 47.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    N Madziva8.416127.03297230
    TS Chisoro1005105.10295020
    LM Jongwe805036.25274310
    CJ Chibhabha20904.5030000
    H Masakadza10606.0041000
    Sikandar Raza1003723.70330110
    AG Cremer1023113.10422110

Match Details

Toss

Zimbabwe , elected to bat 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)

15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30, Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45

Match days

6 January 2016 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Zimbabwe tour of United Arab Emirates 2015-16 News

Afghanistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st49Noor Ali ZadranMohammad Shahzad
2nd10Nawroz MangalNoor Ali Zadran
3rd7Noor Ali ZadranHashmatullah Shahidi
4th55Mohammad NabiHashmatullah Shahidi
5th0Asghar AfghanHashmatullah Shahidi
6th25Asghar AfghanGulbadin Naib
7th85Gulbadin NaibRashid Khan
8th1Gulbadin NaibMirwais Ashraf
9th22Gulbadin NaibDawlat Zadran