Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Najibullah Zadran
Najibullah Zadran
69(30) 5x4 - 6x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 23 runs
  • 1x4 - 3x6
6 8 5 9 19 6 2 14
Rahmanullah Gurbaz
43(24) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
8 16 5 1 5 0 2 6

Best performances - Bowlers

SC Williams
SC Williams
O4
M0
R16
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan
O4
M0
R29
W2
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Hemant Brar (@Cricquest)

END OF OVER:
20 | 14 Runs | ZIM: 169/7 (29 runs required, RR: 8.45)

  • Regis Chakabva42 (22b)
  • Kyle Jarvis15 (9b)
  • 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
0
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

Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st25H MasakadzaBRM Taylor
2nd5BRM TaylorCR Ervine
3rd0CR ErvineSC Williams
4th14CR ErvineCT Mutombodzi
5th37CT MutombodziRP Burl
6th15RW ChakabvaRP Burl
7th45RW ChakabvaN Madziva
8th28RW ChakabvaKM Jarvis