1st ODI (D/N), Sharjah, February 09, 2018, Afghanistan tour of United Arab Emirates
(34.4/50 ov, T:334) 179

Afghanistan won by 154 runs

Player Of The Match
114 (110) & 1/11
Afghanistan Innings
Zimbabwe Innings
Afghanistan  (50 ovs maximum)
c Vitori b Cremer3640-4190.00
c Mire b Cremer5453-90101.88
c Ervine b Jarvis114110-84103.63
c Chatara b Cremer310-0030.00
b Sikandar Raza3141-2075.60
not out 8151-55158.82
Extras(b 2, lb 1, nb 5, w 6)14
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 6.66)333/5
Fall of wickets: 1-90 (Ihsanullah, 15.2 ov), 2-91 (Mohammad Shahzad, 15.6 ov), 3-109 (Asghar Afghan, 21.4 ov), 4-175 (Nasir Jamal, 34.5 ov), 5-333 (Rahmat Shah, 49.6 ov)
49.6 to Rahmat Shah, slower outside off, stands tall and slaps it straight back but finds the fielder at long-off just inside the rope, superb effort by Rahmat shah and najibullah to get the team to this total, zimbabwe have to chase 334 in 50 overs.. 333/5
34.5 to Nasir Jamal, quicke on middle, tries to pushes it away to on-side but it keeps a tad low and goes through to hit the middle-stump. 175/4
15.2 to Ihsanullah, looped outside off, clears the frontleg to slog it on the rise but straight to long-off. 90/1
15.6 to Mohammad Shahzad, drags it short, onto the backfoot to pull it towards mid-wicket but plays it straight into the throat of long-on for a simple catch. 91/2
21.4 to Asghar Stanikzai, flighted on leg, goes for a sweep but gets a top edge and straight to short fine leg. 109/3
Zimbabwe  (T: 334 runs from 50 ovs)
c Rahmat Shah b Mujeeb Ur Rahman1626-1161.53
b Dawlat Zadran3425-23136.00
c & b Mohammad Nabi1617-1094.11
b Mujeeb Ur Rahman3342-2178.57
c sub (Samiullah Shinwari) b Gulbadin Naib2536-2169.44
lbw b Rashid Khan214-0014.28
b Rashid Khan04-000.00
lbw b Rashid Khan15-0020.00
c Gulbadin Naib b Rahmat Shah2014-40142.85
not out 217-0011.76
b Rashid Khan88-01100.00
Extras(b 6, lb 1, w 15)22
TOTAL34.4 Ov (RR: 5.16)179
Fall of wickets: 1-50 (Solomon Mire, 7.5 ov), 2-52 (Hamilton Masakadza, 8.4 ov), 3-78 (Brendan Taylor, 13.4 ov), 4-114 (Craig Ervine, 22.1 ov), 5-128 (Ryan Burl, 26.1 ov), 6-129 (Malcolm Waller, 26.5 ov), 7-135 (Sikandar Raza, 27.6 ov), 8-136 (Graeme Cremer, 28.4 ov), 9-165 (Kyle Jarvis, 31.6 ov), 10-179 (Brian Vitori, 34.4 ov)
8.4 to H Masakadza, back of length, moves back and lofts it using his wrist but plays it straight into the throat of long-on. 52/2
22.1 to CR Ervine, tossed up, goes for a reverse sweep but gets a bottom edge onto the leg-stump. 114/4
7.5 to SF Mire, Yorker! what a delivery, some swing in the air does him and it knocks the leg-stump out, unplayable. 50/1
13.4 to BRM Taylor, flighted up, gets him to drive and gets it from inside of the bat back to the bowler, nabi takes a sharp catch showing good reflex there. 78/3
27.6 to Sikandar Raza, short ball, goes for a pull but gets a top edge to fine leg and taken with reverse cup technique. 135/7
26.1 to RP Burl, looped up on middle, gets the frontleg infront and fails to get the bat anywhere close it, hits him on the pads, loud appeal and given. 128/5
26.5 to MN Waller, wrong'un, onto the frontfoot for a leg-spinner and it hits the inside pads and runs onto the middle-stump. 129/6
28.4 to AG Cremer, wrong'un and traps him infront of the stumps, no hesitation from nigel llong to raise his finger. 136/8
34.4 to BV Vitori, quicker ball on middle, onto the backfoot to defend but gets beaten and it hits the middle of middle stump, that secures the win for Afghanistan in the first of the five ODI's by a handsome margin of 154 runs. 179/10
31.6 to KM Jarvis, flighted outside off, comes down and pushes at it and lofts it high and straight to sweeper cover, who takes a good running catch. 165/9
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Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossAfghanistan, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultAfghanistan led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3972
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30 Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-22.15
Match days09 February 2018 - daynight (50-over match)
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