Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    22.5 that's gone high again, but he holes out this time to long-on! It was pitched up slightly, and Moor lofted it high and straight down the ground off the front foot, went high but Dawlat hardly had to move for the catch 92/1
    32.5 great catch from the captain and look at that beaming smile! Chibhabha went for a slog-sweep when the ball wasn't that full, he tried to go over midwicket but Stanikzai jumped and plucked it out with one hand! 142/3
    29.2 catch taken at second attempt in Cape Town and it's the same in Sharjah too - he's cut it straight to point. It was short outside off, he cut it fiercely off the back foot and Hashmatullah Shahidi tried to take it over his head with both hands, the ball popped out and took it comfortably the second time 130/2
    39.2 another one down, this time it's Masakadza caught! It was short and wide, Masakadza slammed it with hard hands through the off side and Nabi jumped at cover to catch it with both hands 170/4
    41.4 fifth one down, all caught! Mutumbami went down on a knee to sweep that fullish delivery to the leg side, he didn't muscle that very well and Shafiqullah had to dive to his right to get his fingers under it as the ball was dipping. Well done after that misfield in the last over 183/5
    43.6 what a way to end the over, Chigumbura is plumb! It was tossed up on the middle stump, nicely flighted, and Chigumbura went for what looked like a premeditated sweep, missed it completely and was trapped right in front of middle 196/6
    44.3 inside edge onto the stumps, Raza is gone too! There wasn't much room and the ball nipped in too from outside off, Raza stayed back and tried to steer it to third man with a horizontal bat but got a bottom edge onto the off stump 198/7
    48.4 that's gone down third man's throat, third wicket for Dawlat! 140kpmh and it was a short ball, Jongwe pulled and was beaten by pace, the ball took the top edge and flew to Mirwais, who hardly had to move 226/9
    46.6 another good catch taken over the head! Cremer got a full delivery and wanted to clear mid-off, he lofted it alright but Nabi backpedalled a few steps and took it very well over his head with both hands 216/8
    not out
    49.1 Chisoro bowled first ball, they are all out for 226! It was on the leg stump and he went for a heave but missed completely, the ball gets the top of leg stump 226/10
    15 (lb 9, nb 1, w 5)
    226 all out (49.1 Overs, RR: 4.59)
    Fall of wickets: 1-92 (Peter Moor, 22.5 ov), 2-130 (Malcolm Waller, 29.2 ov), 3-142 (Chamu Chibhabha, 32.5 ov), 4-170 (Hamilton Masakadza, 39.2 ov), 5-183 (Richmond Mutumbami, 41.4 ov), 6-196 (Elton Chigumbura, 43.6 ov), 7-198 (Sikandar Raza, 44.3 ov), 8-216 (Graeme Cremer, 46.6 ov), 9-226 (Luke Jongwe, 48.4 ov), 10-226 (Tendai Chisoro, 49.1 ov)
    Amir Hamza1003123.10330000
    Dawlat Zadran1015435.40338000
    Mirwais Ashraf9.103623.92292000
    Karim Sadiq502705.40190210
    Rashid Khan1004334.30361201
    Mohammad Nabi502605.20161100
    0.6 another first wicket for Madziva in the first over! Width again, it was nipping away and Noor Ali chased it without moving his feet and got an inside edge straight to the keeper 4/1
    25.4 loud appeal and Shahzad is plumb, big wicket for Zimbabwe! Chibhabha brought ball in from well outside off and Shahzad dangerously went back, right in front of the stumps, to work it to leg, but missed and the ball hit him in front of middle 88/5
    4.6 wicket off a full toss, straight to midwicket, oh my! It was angling in towards the pads and was much below waist-height, and he clipped it straight to Chibhabha, who had given a catch to Asghar! 13/2
    10.5 what a catch from the big man, Hamilton Masakadza! That beauty from Jongwe squared up Rashid Khan as it just about held its line, after coming in with the angle. Rashid offered a straight bat and a thick outside edge flew towards point, where Masakadza put in a forward dive rightwards to get both hands under it 34/3
    15.6 the googly gets Nabi, another big wicket gone! Nabi went on the back foot to make some room and target the off side, but the ball came in just a bit from outside off, got an inside edge and disturbed the stumps 52/4
    38.3 Cremer has done it, traps Shahidi lbw! It turned in from outside off as Shahidi went across and covered his stumps. He missed and the ball hit him almost in front of off stump. Could have been marginally outside too 133/8
    31.1 Chibhabha does it again, and another batsman is caught! Sadiq drove the length ball in the air off the front foot and could not clear mid-off, where Chisoro went back a few steps to take it easily 106/6
    31.4 the third one for Chibhabha, outside edge well-taken by the keeper! He angled it in from outside off, Shafiqullah poked at it and played inside the line as the ball kissed the outside edge and Mutumbami celebrated as soon as he caught it 108/7
    41.1 number four for Chibhabha, Mirwais slogs and Chibhabha hits! It was angling in towards the off stump, Mirwais played the wrong line completely with his slog and that rammed into the off stump 147/9
    not out
    44.6 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 161/10
    14 (b 5, w 9)
    161 all out (45 Overs, RR: 3.57)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Noor Ali Zadran, 0.6 ov), 2-13 (Asghar Afghan, 4.6 ov), 3-34 (Rashid Khan, 10.5 ov), 4-52 (Mohammad Nabi, 15.6 ov), 5-88 (Mohammad Shahzad, 25.4 ov), 6-106 (Karim Sadiq, 31.1 ov), 7-108 (Shafiqullah, 31.4 ov), 8-133 (Hashmatullah Shahidi, 38.3 ov), 9-147 (Mirwais Ashraf, 41.1 ov), 10-161 (Amir Hamza, 44.6 ov)
    N Madziva612223.66274000
    TS Chisoro702303.28323030
    LM Jongwe612223.66232020
    AG Cremer1013823.80343000
    Sikandar Raza612604.33222020
    CJ Chibhabha1012542.50411010

Match Details


Zimbabwe , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

5-match series level 2-2

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

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

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Afghanistan 2nd innings Partnerships

1st4Noor Ali ZadranMohammad Shahzad
2nd9Asghar AfghanMohammad Shahzad
3rd21Mohammad ShahzadRashid Khan
4th18Mohammad NabiMohammad Shahzad
5th36Mohammad ShahzadHashmatullah Shahidi
6th18Karim SadiqHashmatullah Shahidi
7th2ShafiqullahHashmatullah Shahidi
8th25Mirwais AshrafHashmatullah Shahidi
9th14Mirwais AshrafDawlat Zadran
10th14Amir HamzaDawlat Zadran