Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    not out
    6.1 first-ball wicket for Cremer! Pushed through, skids off the surface, beats Ghani's cut and thuds into the top of off. It is a legal ball and Ghani is gone for 5 off 13 balls. Ghani did not think Cremer had him. He perhaps thought that the keeper had knocked the bails off 43/1
    11.4 Jongwe breaks the racy stand! Back of a length and angled in on middle, Stanikzai swings wildly and does not connect. The middle stump is knocked back. Oh wait, Stanikzai may have got an inside edge onto that 116/2
    13.3 flighted and full outside off, Sadiq swings and carves it to sweeper cover 145/3
    14.4 Shafiqullah holes out now. Short ball on the stumps, he pulls. Hit high on the bat; deep square leg swallows it 154/4
    18.5 Tiripani unfurls the slower ball from the back of the hand. Nabi swings across the line and misses. The middle stump is pegged back. Afghanistan have raced past 200, though 201/5
    19.6 short ball, pulled to the deep square-leg fielder. He collects the ball and fires an accurate throw, catches Naib short on the second 215/6
    19 (b 8, lb 4, nb 1, w 6)
    215/6 (20 Overs, RR: 10.75)
    Fall of wickets: 1-43 (Usman Ghani, 6.1 ov), 2-116 (Asghar Afghan, 11.4 ov), 3-145 (Karim Sadiq, 13.3 ov), 4-154 (Shafiqullah, 14.4 ov), 5-201 (Mohammad Nabi, 18.5 ov), 6-215 (Gulbadin Naib, 19.6 ov)
    DT Tiripano403619.00102230
    TS Chisoro402516.25122110
    LM Jongwe403418.5093110
    CJ Chibhabha4056114.0055400
    AG Cremer3035111.6683310
    Sikandar Raza1017017.0000201
    2.1 Dropped and out next ball! Banged in short and hurries onto the batsman. He does not control the hook. Gets a top edge that settles into the hands of Nabi. He runs to his right from midwicket and catches it near square leg. Dawlat celebrates by blowing kisses 8/1
    15.4 slog-sweep and a miss again! Rashid nails the off stump now! Fired straight on off. Hamilton goes across the line and does not connect. He has added some respectability to the chase, though 114/7
    3.2 MS fumbles, but stumps 'em on the rebound! It's MS's night in Sharjah. The batsman steps out, Hamza is wary of it as he shortens his length. This one arrows in with the angle, beats the batsman 18/2
    3.3 two in two for Hamza! The finger goes up. Arm-ball, snakes in sharply and raps the pad in front of off. It was too quick for Waller to chop it away square. Quite a threat to chop from the stumps as well 18/3
    5.1 lovely offbreak, grips in the surface, MS effects another stumping. This is a simpler one. Raza shows his ace early as he dances out, Nabi held this back. MS does the rest 34/4
    5.3 tossed up, spins in to take the pad and squirts towards backward point. Chigumbura sets off but is sent back. There was no single there. He is short of the crease, despite a desperate dive. Ghani swoops low and throws it to MS. He is everywhere! Zimbabwe are rattled 34/5
    14.5 Moor jumps outside leg, Dawlat bowls it further wide outside off. Leg-breakish slower ball. Moor reaches out and slices to deep point. Ghani runs in and snaps it up. Dawlat and Nelson strike 111/6
    16.2 And Jonge falls! Full and pushed across off, he looks to go over cover. He does not get the required timing, and plops a catch to the captain at cover! Dolly catch 120/8
    16.6 full and angling away outside off, Cremer targets the leg side with a swipe. He makes a mess of it and skewers it to cover. Ghani calls for it and takes it 124/9
    18.1 Afghanistan thump Zimbabwe and take the series 2-0! They add the T20 trophy to the ODI trophy. Slid on middle, Tiripano edges an attempted reverse-sweep to short third man. They go for the second via an overthrow, the fielder (Naib) throws the stumps down at the bowler's end. Chisoro is too lazy, he does not bother to ground his bat. He did not get his foot down either 134/10
    not out
    11 (b 4, lb 4, w 3)
    134 all out (18.1 Overs, RR: 7.37)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Chamu Chibhabha, 2.1 ov), 2-18 (Richmond Mutumbami, 3.2 ov), 3-18 (Malcolm Waller, 3.3 ov), 4-34 (Sikandar Raza, 5.1 ov), 5-34 (Elton Chigumbura, 5.3 ov), 6-111 (Peter Moor, 14.5 ov), 7-114 (Hamilton Masakadza, 15.4 ov), 8-120 (Luke Jongwe, 16.2 ov), 9-124 (Graeme Cremer, 16.6 ov), 10-134 (Tendai Chisoro, 18.1 ov)
    Dawlat Zadran302127.0090200
    Amir Hamza3.111524.73100100
    Sayed Shirzad403127.7582130
    Mohammad Nabi211015.0070100
    Rashid Khan402215.50102000
    Gulbadin Naib2027013.5012200

Match Details


Zimbabwe , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Afghanistan won the 2-match series 2-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00

Match days

10 January 2016 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

1st8H MasakadzaCJ Chibhabha
2nd10H MasakadzaR Mutumbami
3rd0H MasakadzaMN Waller
4th16H MasakadzaSikandar Raza
5th0H MasakadzaE Chigumbura
6th77H MasakadzaPJ Moor
7th3H MasakadzaLM Jongwe
8th6AG CremerLM Jongwe
9th4AG CremerTS Chisoro
10th10TS ChisoroDT Tiripano