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Best performances - Batsmen

Mohammad Nabi
52(32) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %74%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 16 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
1 4 3 6 5 6 14 13
Samiullah Shinwari
43(37) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
5 6 6 2 8 4 4 8

Best performances - Bowlers

Rashid Khan
O4
M0
R11
W3
Eco2.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
T Panyangara
O4
M0
R32
W3
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Afghanistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

15:00 start First Session 15.00-16.25, Interval 16.25-16.45, Second Session 16.45-18.10

Match days

12 March 2016 - day/night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Afghanistan 2, Zimbabwe 0

Scorer: Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Alagappan Muthu

6.30 pm Well, that was comprehensive. Afghanistan's bowlers began with menacing discipline, and that meant the biggest threat - Hamilton Masakadza was out in the fourth over - then they squeezed the middle order with an array of spin. Rashid Khan was especially good with his length, his chance of pace and his variations. Four overs, three wickets, only 11 runs. Admittedly a lot of this victory was set up by the batsmen, Nabi and Sami pulled them up from 63 for 4 to 186. But the variety and the options they have in their bowling attack should threaten a few more Full Members. Inzi comes out shaking his hand, throwing his head back and laughing. Sami and Shahzad jump up and bump hips. It's all hunky dory for them.

"I am very happy with my performance, specially in this main match and it was a tough game in the qualifying round," says Man of the Match Mohammad Nabi. "The start was very good, the way Shahzad played in the first five overs. It was quite good. Then the three wickets put us under pressure, the coach [Inzamam-ul-Haq] told me to take singles until the 14th over and then the last six can be used for the big hits. On that kind of pitch, 150 could be a winning target. But if you have wickets in hand, you can go for more. On these kinds of pitches, I'm a bowler first [smiles]"

"This match was very important for Afghanistan, the people wanted use to play in the World Cup. They love cricket back home," says captain Asghar Stanikzai, "Shahzad started very well, we played a few poor shots, but Sami and Nabi played very well. After a long time, our middle order has performed. Thanks to the people for praying for us."

"They played a lot better than us, they outplayed us in every facet of the game," says Hami M, "From the moment they hit is out in the powerplay, we were struggling. Nothing went to plan"

So that's a wrap here, do jump over to the other scorecard, to see how Scotland and Hong Kong fare in their final match here at the World T20

Hitesh: "Well done Afghanistan!! Mighty impressive and again they proved they're Zimbabwe's nemesis..will be interesting to see if they can spring an upset or two later"

19.4
W
Asghar Afghan to Chatara, OUT, and he does get a wicket in the end. Captain has his little bit of fun and seals the match off. Afghanistan storm into the Super 10s. Big old slog from Chatara and the long-on fielder settles beneath it, and just inside of the ropes. Holds on to a simple catch and makes sure he doesn't topple over either

TL Chatara c Shafiqullah b Asghar Afghan 8 (5m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

19.3
2
Asghar Afghan to Chatara, 2 runs, he has a big smile on his face even as the ball slipped out of his hands. I actually think he was surprised by the fact that he got to the ball, did Dawlat running a long way to his right from short third man.
19.2
1
Asghar Afghan to Panyangara, 1 run, there's a slow short one, pulled to deep square leg
19.1
1
Asghar Afghan to Chatara, 1 run, lobs up a loopy full toss on middle, pushed to long-on

Asghar Stanikzai to bowl the final over. This is a bit of insult to injury, really

END OF OVER:
19 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | ZIM: 123/9 (64 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.47, RRR: 64.00)

  • Tendai Chatara5 (4b)
  • Tinashe Panyangara16 (6b)
  • Dawlat Zadran4-0-30-1
  • Gulbadin Naib1-0-15-0
18.6
1
Dawlat Zadran to Chatara, 1 run, a little upper cut too when Dawlat goes short and offers a little width
18.5
4
Dawlat Zadran to Chatara, FOUR runs, length on off stump, Chatara chips it over the mid-on fielder. Good shot. One of the best Zimbabwe have played all night

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Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st26H MasakadzaV Sibanda
2nd17V SibandaR Mutumbami
3rd4SC WilliamsR Mutumbami
4th12SC WilliamsMN Waller
5th6SC WilliamsSikandar Raza
6th25E ChigumburaSikandar Raza
7th5Sikandar RazaWP Masakadza
8th3DT TiripanoWP Masakadza
9th20T PanyangaraWP Masakadza
10th9T PanyangaraTL Chatara