Result
4th ODI (D/N), Sharjah, Jan 4 2016, Zimbabwe tour of United Arab Emirates
226
(45/50 ov, target 227)
161
Zimbabwe won by 65 runs
Player Of The Match
1y
• The Report by Shashank Kishore

Chibhabha special derails Afghanistan

Chamu Chibhabha scored a half-century and picked up four wickets, including that of the in-form Mohammad Shahzad, as Zimbabwe defended 226 and levelled the five-match series at 2-2

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Commentator: Vishal Dikshit
Scorecard summary
Zimbabwe226(49.1 overs)
Afghanistan161(45 overs)
end of over 452 runs • 1 wicket
AFG: 161/10CRR: 3.57 • RRR: 13.20 • Need 66 from 30b
Dawlat Zadran16 (23)
Luke Jongwe6-1-22-2
Neville Madziva6-1-22-2

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Man of the Match Chibhabha: I was under a bit of pressure leading up to this game and happy to spend some time in the middle. It was important for me to stay there and not lose wickets, and build some momentum. It's always very important to work through the beginning and build a solid start, I was happy with my performance. This wicket was pretty flat so it was important to hit the deck hard.

Asghar Stanikzai: Bowlers did a good job but we batted poorly again and the total was achievable because wicket was good for batting. Our batsmen played poor shots and didn't take responsibility. Our spinners bowled very well especially towards the end.

Elton Chigumbura: Guys worked hard to come back from 0-2 and credit goes to openers today to not lose a wicket in 15 overs. And credit to Chamu as well for bowling well. The way we finished our innings was not that good and we were looking to score around 260. We've started the new year on a positive note and hope to win the series now.

That's it from us then, the series is 2-2 and join us on January 6 (Wednesday) now for the decider. If you missed any of the action, here's Shashank Kishore's match report here. Until the next match, goodbye and good luck from Vishal Dikshit.

10.28pm So the series is alive even though Zimbabwe were 2-0 down and 49 for 7 in the third ODI, but they have come back and how! Today also they won the toss and put up a score that could be thought of defending even though they crumbled towards the end of their innings. But their top order got some runs. And once Madziva got the early wickets again, Jongwe kept the pressure up and Chibhabha followed his fifty with his maiden four-for to finish things off

44.6
w
Jongwe to Amir Hamza, OUT
that's the last one, caught at mid-off! Hamza chipped the length ball in the air and straight to Waller for a simple catch. Zimbabwe win by 65 runs
Amir Hamza c Waller b Jongwe 3 (10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00
44.5
Jongwe to Amir Hamza, no run
extra bounce surprises Hamza as he looked to defend off the back foot and took it on the glove eventually
44.4
1
Jongwe to Dawlat Zadran, 1 run
back of length now outside off, punched into the covers
44.4
1w
Jongwe to Dawlat Zadran, 1 wide
tries a yorker and it goes down leg for a wide
44.3
Jongwe to Dawlat Zadran, no run
drives it away from the body without moving his feet and misses!
44.2
Jongwe to Dawlat Zadran, no run
angled in towards the off stump, blocked back to the bowler again
44.1
Jongwe to Dawlat Zadran, no run
in the block hole around off, Dawlat blocks it back

Time for Luke Jongwe now...

end of over 443 runs
AFG: 159/9CRR: 3.61 • RRR: 11.33 • Need 68 from 36b
Amir Hamza3 (8)
Dawlat Zadran15 (19)
Neville Madziva6-1-22-2
Graeme Cremer10-1-38-2
43.6
Madziva to Amir Hamza, no run
pokes and misses outside off, it was back of length and he went after it but missed
43.5
Madziva to Amir Hamza, no run
pretty wide outside off and it's steered towards point now
43.4
Madziva to Amir Hamza, no run
in the block hole around off, he blocks it to the leg side
43.3
2
Madziva to Amir Hamza, 2 runs
flicked in the air off the pads and that's gone in the gap wide of long-on for two
43.2
Madziva to Amir Hamza, no run
pretty wide outside off and shaping away further, he steers it away to cover point
43.1
1
Madziva to Dawlat Zadran, 1 run
back of length on off and it's pushed into the covers

Madziva comes back after a long break

end of over 437 runs
AFG: 156/9CRR: 3.62 • RRR: 10.14 • Need 71 from 42b
Amir Hamza1 (3)
Dawlat Zadran14 (18)
Graeme Cremer10-1-38-2
Chamu Chibhabha10-1-25-4
42.6
Cremer to Amir Hamza, no run
42.5
1
Cremer to Dawlat Zadran, 1 run
dances down, Cremer sends it down slower and Dawlat pushes it down gently to long on
42.4
Cremer to Dawlat Zadran, no run
comes down again and slogs, gets some bat on that to the leg side
42.3
Cremer to Dawlat Zadran, no run
googly turns into the batsman, and he's cramped for room to put it away
42.2
2
Cremer to Dawlat Zadran, 2 runs
charges down, gets some bat and lofts it down the ground, but it falls well short of long on
Best performances - batsmen
CJ Chibhabha
53 runs (92)
1 fours
1 sixes
Control79%
Productive shot
flick
14 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
0170751518
PJ Moor
52 runs (72)
0 fours
4 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
slog shot
12 runs
0 fours
2 sixes
243255823
Best performances - bowlers
CJ Chibhabha
O
10
M
1
R
25
W
4
Eco
2.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Rashid Khan
O
10
M
0
R
43
W
3
Eco
4.30
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W2W
Match details
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossZimbabwe , elected to bat first
SeriesZimbabwe tour of United Arab Emirates
Player Of The Match
Chamu Chibhabha
Series result5-match series level 2-2
Match numberODI no. 3720
Season2015/16
Hours of play (local time)15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30, Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45
Match days4 January 2016 - day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Chettithody Shamshuddin
Vineet Kulkarni
TV Umpire
Anil Chaudhary
Reserve Umpire
Iftikhar Ali
Match Referee
David Jukes