9.2 short of a good length delivery. He goes for the pull and can't get the timing that he would've wanted. Caught by Noor Ali at square-leg 26/2
    c Rashid Khan b Fareed Ahmad
    29.5 gone!, short, outside off, Musakanda jumps out of his crease, pulls with the splice, ball balloons to the leg side, R Khan lurking at mid wicket takes a simple catch 121/6
    9.3 short and wide outside the off stump. Ervine'e eyes light up as soon as he sees the delivery pitched so wide. He goes for a flowing drive and he manages to chop it on. Poor choice of stroke, really. He could've left it, but given the form he was in, the shot was on for him 26/3
    13.1 short and wide outside the off stump. He moves across to the line of the delivery and goes for the cut. He cuts it to backward point and is caught. Poor shot selection. Williams throws away the chance he got at the expense of Hamilton Masakadza. Three wickets off thirteen balls for Gulbadin Naib 34/4
    15.2 that's a wicket! Fourth off Naib's bowling. That was short outside the off stump. Burl goes for the upper cut and gets a top edge to third-man where the catch is taken. Zimbabwe in a mess now and they go to drinks 40/5
    not out
    30.4 and there goes the skipper! flat, fast, on off, turns in, Cremer charges down the wicket , runs past it, Shahzad collects and whips the bails off 122/7
    30.5 flat, on off, Chatara comes forward to defend, punches it straight into Nabi's hands 122/8
    31.4 and there goes Ngarava!, tosses, on middle, Ngarava decides to have a go at it, tonks it high but lacks distance, Hamza runs in from long on and collects the catch 123/9
    32.4 and that is it!, fired on middle , Mpofu tries a sweep shot, gets a top edge which flies over Nabi at leg slip who back paddles , turns and takes the catch as he tumbles 129/10
    10 (b 4, lb 3, nb 1, w 2)
    129 all out (32.4 Overs, RR: 3.94)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Solomon Mire, 3.5 ov), 2-26 (Peter Moor, 9.2 ov), 3-26 (Craig Ervine, 9.3 ov), 4-34 (Sean Williams, 13.1 ov), 5-40 (Ryan Burl, 15.2 ov), 6-121 (Tarisai Musakanda, 29.5 ov), 7-122 (Graeme Cremer, 30.4 ov), 8-122 (Tendai Chatara, 30.5 ov), 9-123 (Richard Ngarava, 31.4 ov), 10-129 (Chris Mpofu, 32.4 ov)
    Amir Hamza822102.6200
    Fareed Ahmad601923.1611
    Gulbadin Naib602744.5010
    Mohammad Nabi702613.7100
    Rashid Khan5.402935.1100
    5 back of a length, on middle angling down the leg side, Shahzad clears his front leg, whacks it high to the leg side, Musakanda runs from deep square takes the catch at deep mid wicket region 27/2
    1.1 Ngarava strikes. Am early breakthrough Zimbabwe needed, full, on middle, N Ali comes forward, drives it in the air towards Cremer at mid on who takes the catch 6/1
    8.1 back of a length, jags back, Shah comes forward to defend, gets a leading edge, flies straight to Mire at point 39/3
    16.1 Taken!, back of a length, outside off, a bit of an away swing, Asghar leans back for the cut, gets a faint edge through to Moor who has no problems pouching that 74/4
    26.3 short and wide, outside the off stump, Shinwari gets back and across to cut, gets a thick bottom edge which was dying in front of Moor , stretches forward, and collects 121/6
    24 there is the fifth one!, tossed, straightens, Naib plays for turn, ends up pushing a catch back to Williams who takes it inches off the ground 107/5
    27.2 tossed, on middle, straightens, Nabi gave himself some room, misses the slap through the covers , gets cleaned up. 124/8
    26.4 short ball, outside off, N Zadran goes for the pull, gets a top edge , Moor runs towards square leg area, takes the catch 121/7
    28.1 bangs it short, angling down the leg side, Rashid goes after it, gets a tiny edge to Moor who pouches. 124/9
    29.3 that's it! Zimbabwe have won by 3 runs. tossed on off, Hamza goes after it, gets a thick outside which flew to Ngarava at point, runs forward and grabs it 126/10
    not out
    5 (b 1, lb 1, w 3)
    126 all out (29.3 Overs, RR: 4.27)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Noor Ali Zadran, 1.1 ov), 2-27 (Mohammad Shahzad, 4.6 ov), 3-39 (Rahmat Shah, 8.1 ov), 4-74 (Asghar Afghan, 16.1 ov), 5-107 (Gulbadin Naib, 23.6 ov), 6-121 (Samiullah Shinwari, 26.3 ov), 7-121 (Najibullah Zadran, 26.4 ov), 8-124 (Mohammad Nabi, 27.2 ov), 9-124 (Rashid Khan, 28.1 ov), 10-126 (Amir Hamza, 29.3 ov)
    TL Chatara1003033.0000
    R Ngarava503717.4030
    SC Williams5.311532.7200
    AG Cremer401804.5000
    CB Mpofu512434.8000

Match Details


Zimbabwe , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Afghanistan led the 5-match series 2-1

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, First Session 9.30-13.00, Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15

Match days

21 February 2017 (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Afghanistan 2nd innings Partnerships

1st6Noor Ali ZadranMohammad Shahzad
2nd21Mohammad ShahzadRahmat Shah
3rd12Asghar StanikzaiRahmat Shah
4th35Samiullah ShinwariAsghar Stanikzai
5th33Samiullah ShinwariGulbadin Naib
6th14Mohammad NabiSamiullah Shinwari
7th0Mohammad NabiNajibullah Zadran
8th3Mohammad NabiRashid Khan
9th0Amir HamzaRashid Khan
10th2Amir HamzaFareed Ahmad