Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Well folks, Afghanistan have claimed the first match by 12 runs (D/L). Zimbabwe were ahead by a one run before Burl was timely trapped in front by Rashid Khan to give the fielding team advantage then the heavens opened up and with that all the chances of Zimbabwe recovering went up in smoke. The groundstaff did their best but it wasn't enough to save the home side.

17:05 Match called off , Afghanistan won by 12 runs

Umpires are having a chat with both the captains

All four umpires, the match referee, are on field now

A small roller is being pulled over the outfield, and some sawdust is being sprinkled on the area

The scores is likely to be revised again after this delay Umpires are walking off the field.

there seems to be a bit of a problem. The Afghanistan players aren't happy about something , probably the outfield the two batsmen are walking back to the pavilion after having a chat with the umpires now the Afghanistan fielders are marching out of the field

groundsmen are back back on field. There seems to be a problem area just outside the square.

and we are back.. the two umpires walks out into the field. being followed by the Afghan team and the two batsmen takes to the field

Afghanistan are ahead by 13 runs on DL

and its raining now .. the Players are running off the field....... the smaller covers are being pulled on to the wicket

and now the bigger cover is now being pulled over the table

Some good news.... it has stopped raining..... covers are being pulled off

Though its still heavily overcast

46 overs to be played, target revised to 207 and starts at 16:30 local

27.2
0
Rashid Khan to Musakanda, no run, turns into him, misses it by a mile, gets struck on the pad, an appeal turned down

Musakanda walks out into the showers

27.1
W
Rashid Khan to Burl, OUT, GONE!, tossed on off, turns sharply into the batsman, who plays all around it, gets struck on the front pad, a huge appeal, and the dreaded finger goes up.

RP Burl lbw b Rashid Khan 28 (55m 46b 3x4 0x6) SR: 60.86

END OF OVER:
27 | 5 Runs | ZIM: 99/3 (13 runs required from 2 balls, RR: 3.66, RRR: 39.00)

  • Ryan Burl28 (45b)
  • Craig Ervine38 (56b)
  • Mohammad Nabi7-0-26-1
  • Hashmatullah Shahidi1-0-8-0

Zimbabwe are ahead by a one run

26.6
1
Mohammad Nabi to Burl, 1 run, drives it down to long off for a single

scores are now par on DL

26.5
1
Mohammad Nabi to Ervine, 1 run, gets forward, works it wide of the bowler , gets one more
26.4
1
Mohammad Nabi to Burl, 1 run, full, on off, driven to the off side

started to rain now

26.3
1
Mohammad Nabi to Ervine, 1 run, flicks to the leg side
26.2
1
Mohammad Nabi to Burl, 1 run, presses forward, defends to the off side for a single
26.1
0
Mohammad Nabi to Burl, no run, length, slapped back powerfully to Nabi

END OF OVER:
26 | 8 Runs | ZIM: 94/3 (18 runs required from 8 balls, RR: 3.61, RRR: 13.50)

  • Craig Ervine36 (54b)
  • Ryan Burl25 (41b)
  • Hashmatullah Shahidi1-0-8-0
  • Mohammad Nabi6-0-21-1
25.6
0
Hashmatullah Shahidi to Ervine, no run, comes forward, defends to the off side
25.5
1
Hashmatullah Shahidi to Burl, 1 run, full, on middle and leg, drives towards mid off
25.4
4
Hashmatullah Shahidi to Burl, FOUR runs, leans back, slaps it wide of mid off, who dives but to no reward, rolls down to the boundary. Well struck
25.3
0
Hashmatullah Shahidi to Burl, no run, gets back into his crease, defends to the leg side
25.2
2
Hashmatullah Shahidi to Burl, 2 runs, short, on leg, Burl slaps it to mid wicket, who fields, throws it and allows two runs
25.1
1
Hashmatullah Shahidi to Ervine, 1 run, flicks to the leg side

Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st15SF MirePJ Moor
2nd6CR ErvinePJ Moor
3rd23CR ErvineSikandar Raza
4th55CR ErvineRP Burl
5th0CR ErvineTK Musakanda