Result
2nd Match (N), Dhaka, Sep 14 2019, Bangladesh Twenty20 Tri-Series
197/5
(20 ov, target 198)
169/7
Afghanistan won by 28 runs
Player Of The Match
1y
• The Report by Mohammad Isam

Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi fireworks cap Afghanistan victory

The two middle-order batsmen went on a six-hitting spree in the final overs, one that Zimbabwe were powerless to stop

Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Hemant Brar (@Cricquest)
Scorecard summary
Afghanistan197/5(20 overs)
Zimbabwe169/7(20 overs)
end of over 2014 runs
ZIM: 169/7CRR: 8.45 
Regis Chakabva42 (22)
Kyle Jarvis15 (9)
Gulbadin Naib4-0-32-1
Fareed Ahmad4-0-35-2

That's all from our side for tonight. See you soon.

Rashid Khan: Being a captain for the first time in T20Is and winning, thanks to Allah. Everyone contributed, in batting, bowling and fielding. I think that's the beauty of Afghanistan cricketers that they can adjust very quickly as per the format. It's actually more of a mind thing than physical. I always bowl my overs between overs 9 and 17. I am always working hard on my bowling because batsmen are always studying you. So I am always focusing in changing grips in the nets.

Najibullah Zadran: I play a lot of cricket here and love playing in Bangladesh. I love the shorter formats. The wicket was a bit slow, so we tried to go deeper and targeted the last three-four overs.

Najibullah Zadran is the Player of the Match.

Hamilton Masakadza: A bit of a disappointing day. Our spinners bowled really well in the middle, extracted turn from the wicket but Najib and Nabi just took the game away from us. The last two games we didn't really execute at the back end but the guys are working really hard.

Time for presentation ceremony.

Isaac Marshall: "If Zimbabwe had kept their concentration and cool they would be two wins from two right now. They will be bitterly disappointed considering where they were."

9.52pm A comfortable 28-run win for Afghanistan as they maintain their perfect record against Zimbabwe. They have now won eight of eight T20Is against them. The stars of the match were Najibullah Zadran and Mohammad Nabi who added 107 in just 6.4 overs. A seven-ball sequence during their stand read 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6. It was there the game changed and the final target proved a bit too much for Zimbabwe.

19.6
1
Gulbadin Naib to Chakabva, 1 run
fuller outside off, almost in the blockhole, digs it out towards long-off and that's it
19.5
Gulbadin Naib to Chakabva, no run
short of length outside off, Chakabva attempts another reverse pull, fails to connect
19.4
1
Gulbadin Naib to Jarvis, 1 run
length ball outside off, backs away and swats it towards sweeper cover

Sabyasachi Bali: "Zimbabwe need 43 of last 7 balls. So it's those seven sixes in a row , that is going to make the difference."

19.4
1w
Gulbadin Naib to Jarvis, 1 wide
another slower but way too outside off, Jarvis lets it go
19.3
6
Gulbadin Naib to Jarvis, SIX runs
a slower full toss around off, Jarvis opens up and smashes over the bowler's head
19.2
1
Gulbadin Naib to Chakabva, 1 run
fuller again, Chakabva clears his front leg but fails to middle it, only a single to long-on
19.1
4
Gulbadin Naib to Chakabva, FOUR runs
slower one full outside off, Chakabva goes down and slogs it towards deep midwicket, one bounce and over the boundary line
end of over 1910 runs
ZIM: 155/7CRR: 8.15 • RRR: 43.00 • Need 43 from 6b
Kyle Jarvis8 (7)
Regis Chakabva36 (18)
Fareed Ahmad4-0-35-2
Gulbadin Naib3-0-18-1
18.6
Fareed Ahmad to Jarvis, no run
another play and a miss, short of length and goes across the batsman who swings but makes no connection
18.5
6
Fareed Ahmad to Jarvis, SIX runs
fuller outside off and Jarvis goes big, towards long-on, Asghar positions himself right at the boundary and takes the catch but also takes a small step back and ends up stepping on to the boundary line. He throws the ball in but that was too late. The third umpire just confirms the same. 150 comes up for Zimbabwe
18.4
1
Fareed Ahmad to Chakabva, 1 run
fuller and wider, steered towards deep extra cover, Jarvis was looking to come back for the second but Chakabva realises he won't be able to make it and sends Jarvis back
18.3
2
Fareed Ahmad to Chakabva, 2 runs
fuller around off, goes for the slog sweep but ends up top-edging it behind the keeper, Gurbaz runs backward but it lands between him and incoming fine leg
18.2
1
Fareed Ahmad to Jarvis, 1 run
fuller outside off, was looking to hit on the leg side, toe-ends it towards mid-off
18.1
Fareed Ahmad to Jarvis, no run
slower one, fuller around off and angling away, looks to slog it on the leg side, misses

Fareed Ahmad

end of over 184 runs • 1 wicket
ZIM: 145/7CRR: 8.05 • RRR: 26.50 • Need 53 from 12b
Kyle Jarvis1 (3)
Regis Chakabva33 (16)
Gulbadin Naib3-0-18-1
Karim Janat3-0-29-1
17.6
1
Gulbadin Naib to Jarvis, 1 run
slower one on a length this time, swipes it towards midwicket
17.5
Gulbadin Naib to Jarvis, no run
length ball outside off, looks to heave it away, misses
17.4
Gulbadin Naib to Jarvis, no run
fuller outside off, looks to hit through the off side, an outside edge but falls short of the keeper
17.3
1
Gulbadin Naib to Chakabva, 1 run
fuller around off, goes down on one knee and hits it towards long-off
17.2
2
Gulbadin Naib to Chakabva, 2 runs
dropped. Another slower one outside off, Chakabva goes for the scoop but ends up hitting towards the right of the keeper who dives, gets a hand but fails to latch on to. Batsman sneak in an overthrow as Gurbaz has a shy at the non-striker
Best performances - batsmen
Najibullah Zadran
69 runs (30)
5 fours
6 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
pull
23 runs
1 fours
3 sixes
6859196214
Rahmanullah Gurbaz
43 runs (24)
5 fours
2 sixes
Control66%
Productive shot
pull
13 runs
1 fours
1 sixes
816515026
Best performances - bowlers
SC Williams
O
4
M
0
R
16
W
2
Eco
4.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Rashid Khan
O
4
M
0
R
29
W
2
Eco
7.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossZimbabwe , elected to field first
SeriesBangladesh Twenty20 Tri-Series 2019
Player Of The Match
Najibullah Zadran
Match numberT20I no. 882
Season2019
Match days14 September 2019 - night match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Ainsley Ndlovu
Umpires
Sharfuddoula
Gazi Sohel
TV Umpire
Masudur Rahman
Reserve Umpire
Tanvir Ahmed
Match Referee
Chris Broad
PointsAfghanistan 2, Zimbabwe 0