Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    8.4 back of length, moves back and lofts it using his wrist but plays it straight into the throat of long-on 52/2
    7.5 Yorker! what a delivery, some swing in the air does him and it knocks the leg-stump out, unplayable 50/1
    13.4 flighted up, gets him to drive and gets it from inside of the bat back to the bowler, nabi takes a sharp catch showing good reflex there 78/3
    22.1 tossed up, goes for a reverse sweep but gets a bottom edge onto the leg-stump 114/4
    28 short ball, goes for a pull but gets a top edge to fine leg and taken with reverse cup technique 135/7
    26.1 looped up on middle, gets the frontleg infront and fails to get the bat anywhere close it, hits him on the pads, loud appeal and given 128/5
    26.5 wrong'un, onto the frontfoot for a leg-spinner and it hits the inside pads and runs onto the middle-stump 129/6
    28.4 wrong'un and traps him infront of the stumps, no hesitation from nigel llong to raise his finger 136/8
    32 flighted outside off, comes down and pushes at it and lofts it high and straight to sweeper cover, who takes a good running catch 165/9
    not out
    34.4 quicker ball on middle, onto the backfoot to defend but gets beaten and it hits the middle of middle stump, that secures the win for Afghanistan in the first of the five ODI's by a handsome margin of 154 runs 179/10
    22 (b 6, lb 1, w 15)
    179 all out (34.4 Overs, RR: 5.16)
    Fall of wickets: 1-50 (Solomon Mire, 7.5 ov), 2-52 (Hamilton Masakadza, 8.4 ov), 3-78 (Brendan Taylor, 13.4 ov), 4-114 (Craig Ervine, 22.1 ov), 5-128 (Ryan Burl, 26.1 ov), 6-129 (Malcolm Waller, 26.5 ov), 7-135 (Sikandar Raza, 27.6 ov), 8-136 (Graeme Cremer, 28.4 ov), 9-165 (Kyle Jarvis, 31.6 ov), 10-179 (Brian Vitori, 34.4 ov)
    Mujeeb Ur Rahman824125.1200
    Dawlat Zadran502915.8010
    Mohammad Nabi722513.5700
    Gulbadin Naib704015.7120
    Rashid Khan5.402644.5830
    Rahmat Shah201115.5010

Match Details


Afghanistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Afghanistan led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30 Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-22.15

Match days

09 February 2018 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

1st50H MasakadzaSF Mire
2nd2H MasakadzaBRM Taylor
3rd26BRM TaylorCR Ervine
4th36CR ErvineSikandar Raza
5th14Sikandar RazaRP Burl
6th1MN WallerSikandar Raza
7th6AG CremerSikandar Raza
8th1AG CremerKM Jarvis
9th29KM JarvisTL Chatara
10th14BV VitoriTL Chatara