Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.3 lovely delivery, and this one is plumb. Moor is stuck in the crease, and this one slides in with the arm again. This time, the line was straighter, and it struck him in line with middle stump and would probably have gone on to hit middle and leg 0/1
    1.2 gone! Zimbabwe are two down! Back of a length, and this one leaves Chibhabha off the pitch. Goes for the punch away from the body, and only succeeds in nicking to the keeper 0/2
    48.3 another short ball, this one is shoulder high, angling into the batsman, and he goes for the pull and picks out the fielder at deep square leg 175/10
    10.4 slow flight outside off, big shout for caught behind after Mutumbami sweeps over the ball. Was there a bottom edge on it? The umpire thought long and hard, and finally raised his finger. There certainly seemed to be a sound as it passed his bat 33/3
    11.6 bowled him! Chigumbura steps out of his crease, and he is nowhere near the pitch to play such an aggressive shot, looking to smash that through extra cover. It's just the perfect length, and it swings back in, beats the inside-edge, and knocks back off stump 36/4
    13.6 bowled him! Stuck on the crease, and Ashraf bowls a spectacular inducker, jags in from outside off and knocks back off stump as Raza tries to bring his bat down to defend. The length defeated him even more than the movement, I think 38/5
    17.5 back of a length close to off stump, and that's a run out. What a way to lose a wicket in this situation. Punched towards point, and he sets off for a single. He's halfway down the pitch before Masakadza sends him back, rightly so. Hamza moves left from cover point, fields the ball on his natural side, throws to the keeper, who picks up the throw on the half-volley and has the bails off in a flash 48/6
    18.6 gone, and that's a super catch by Nabi. Flighted ball outside off, turns away, and he can only outside edge as he drives away from his body. Goes quickly to the left of slip, and Nabi does brilliantly to dive and grab it in both hands 49/7
    41.4 oh my. What a way to lose a wicket. It's a floaty full-toss outside off, and he goes after it and picks out the man at long-on 153/8
    42.6 that's plumb, beautifully bowled. Saw one a little shorter and shuffled across to work it into the leg side. Slid on, hurried through, and smacked his front pad right in front of the stumps 155/9
    not out
    4 (lb 2, w 2)
    175 all out (48.3 Overs, RR: 3.6)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Peter Moor, 0.3 ov), 2-0 (Chamu Chibhabha, 1.2 ov), 3-33 (Richmond Mutumbami, 10.4 ov), 4-36 (Elton Chigumbura, 11.6 ov), 5-38 (Sikandar Raza, 13.6 ov), 6-48 (Malcolm Waller, 17.5 ov), 7-49 (Luke Jongwe, 18.6 ov), 8-153 (Graeme Cremer, 41.4 ov), 9-155 (Neville Madziva, 42.6 ov), 10-175 (Hamilton Masakadza, 48.3 ov)
    Amir Hamza1013523.50393100
    Dawlat Zadran9.312522.63462110
    Mohammad Nabi904715.22282300
    Mirwais Ashraf822032.50342000
    Rashid Khan1013613.60394010
    Samiullah Shinwari201005.0070100
    0.4 bowled him! off-stump yorker, and it's straightened past his outside edge and taken out off stump. That's a sensational delivery 0/1
    5.6 flighted ball on off stump, and Shahzad has thrown his wicket away. Looks like he wanted to hit it over mid-off and got too close to the pitch of the ball. Didn't get the elevation he wanted and Chigumbura dives forward to take a good low catch 39/4
    0.5 gone, he's on a hat-trick! Wide outswinger, Nabi went for the drive away from his body, and Mutumbami moves smartly to his right to take a good catch at shoulder height, with arms at full stretch 0/2
    3.2 down the leg side, and fine leg was in the circle. That would count as a bad ball on most occasions, but Stanikzai sweeps uppishly and straight to the fielder. A few feet either side of him and that would have been four 16/3
    8.2 got him! He's been angling them across right through these two overs, and this pitched in the perfect spot. Not too wide outside off, not full enough to drive, and Hashmatullah went at it with an angled bat and edged to Masakadza at wide slip 45/5
    8.6 got him, another catch for that wide slip fielder. This time it's the right-handed batsman, Ashraf. Back of a length outside off, straightens just a touch. Ashraf punches at it, away from his body, and the thick edge falls right into Masakadza's lap 46/6
    10.2 full outside off, not full enough to drive, and Jongwe has another wicket! Seams away with some extra bounce, and Shenwari walks into a drive and edges to the keeper. Once again, his front-foot movement is a touch too late 49/8
    9.5 and another! This is beautifully bowled, another one straightens outside off. Shafiqullah pokes with hard hands, away from his body, and Mutumbami dives at full stretch to his right to take a super low catch in one glove 47/7
    12.1 short, wide, and he's cut that straight to cover point. It was there to be hit, he hit it well, but didn't keep it down, and Waller barely had to move to complete the catch 50/9
    not out
    16.1 back of a length down the leg side, and it's all over. Jongwe finishes with a five-for as Hamza, looking to glance it off his hips, gets a little tickle through to Mutumbami, who takes another excellent catch, diving to his left this time 58/10
    4 (lb 1, w 3)
    58 all out (16.1 Overs, RR: 3.58)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Noor Ali Zadran, 0.4 ov), 2-0 (Mohammad Nabi, 0.5 ov), 3-16 (Asghar Afghan, 3.2 ov), 4-39 (Mohammad Shahzad, 5.6 ov), 5-45 (Hashmatullah Shahidi, 8.2 ov), 6-46 (Mirwais Ashraf, 8.6 ov), 7-47 (Shafiqullah, 9.5 ov), 8-49 (Samiullah Shinwari, 10.2 ov), 9-50 (Rashid Khan, 12.1 ov), 10-58 (Amir Hamza, 16.1 ov)
    N Madziva602734.50242110
    TS Chisoro401824.50153000
    LM Jongwe5.11651.16270020
    AG Cremer10606.0031000

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)

15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30, Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45

Match days

2 January 2016 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Afghanistan 2nd innings Partnerships

1st0Noor Ali ZadranMohammad Shahzad
2nd0Mohammad NabiMohammad Shahzad
3rd16Asghar AfghanMohammad Shahzad
4th23Mohammad ShahzadHashmatullah Shahidi
5th6Mirwais AshrafHashmatullah Shahidi
6th1Samiullah ShinwariMirwais Ashraf
7th1Samiullah ShinwariShafiqullah
8th2Samiullah ShinwariRashid Khan
9th1Dawlat ZadranRashid Khan
10th8Amir HamzaDawlat Zadran