result
1st T20I (N), Sharjah, Feb 5 2018, Afghanistan tour of United Arab Emirates
(14.4/20 ov)121/5
Afghanistan won by 5 wickets (with 32 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
40 (27) & 1/2
mohammad-nabi
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• The Report by Sreshth Shah

Rashid trips up Zimbabwe, Nabi seals the deal

An all-round effort from the bowlers restricted Zimbabwe to a below-par score in Sharjah, following which Nabi's 27-ball blitz ensured Afghanistan chased the target down with more than five overs to spare

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Scorecard summary
Zimbabwe120/9(20 overs)
Afghanistan121/5(14.4 overs)
14.5
1w
Jarvis to M Nabi, 1 wide

good length on leg, tris to slog it over square leg but misses it and wide given, well that's the winning run of an extra, afghanistan win the game easily despite a few hiccups

14.4
4
Jarvis to M Nabi, FOUR runs

full on off, drives it firmly straight to the right of mid-off, who dives full stretch but couldn't stop it

14.3
1
Jarvis to Shafiq, 1 run

short ball again, pulls it down to fine leg for a run

14.2
6
Jarvis to Shafiq, SIX runs

short ball, gone over square leg this time, that was a tennis shot all the way for a six

14.2
1w
Jarvis to Shafiq, 1 wide

bouncer and long way over the head of the batsman, wide signalled

14.1
Jarvis to Shafiq, no run

fuller outside off, gives it a swing but no where near it

end of over 1413 runs
AFG: 108/5CRR: 7.71 RRR: 2.16
Mohammad Nabi36 (26)
Shafiqullah7 (6)
Blessing Muzarabani 4-0-36-2
Ryan Burl 2-0-11-1
13.6
6
Muzarabani to M Nabi, SIX runs

short ball down the leg and gets the correct treatment to it, flicks it with superb timing all the way to fine leg for asix

13.5
Muzarabani to M Nabi, no run

short ball, goes for a pull but misses it and gets it of his shoulder to the keeper

13.4
1
Muzarabani to Shafiq, 1 run

short ball, pulls it away and almost knocked the leg umpire out for a run

13.3
4
Muzarabani to Shafiq, FOUR runs

back of length, drags it away to mid-wicket for a boundary

13.2
1
Muzarabani to M Nabi, 1 run

short ball into him, onto the backfoot and nudges it nicely away to on-side for a run

13.1
1
Muzarabani to Shafiq, 1 run

good length outside off, cuts it past point wide of thirdman for a run

end of over 138 runs
AFG: 95/5CRR: 7.30 RRR: 3.71
Mohammad Nabi29 (23)
Shafiqullah1 (3)
Ryan Burl 2-0-11-1
Blessing Muzarabani 3-0-23-2
12.6
Burl to M Nabi, no run

loops it up and gets some sharp turn aswell, nabi blocks it very carefully

12.5
6
Burl to M Nabi, SIX runs

flighted up, gets it in the arc and slogs it over long-on for a massive six on the roof

12.4
Burl to M Nabi, no run

flighted up, onto the frontfoot and pushes it back to the bowler

12.3
1
Burl to Shafiq, 1 run

onto the backfoot and cuts it but gets it away to on-side for a run

12.2
Burl to Shafiq, no run

flighted up, looks defend it but gets struck on the pads, loud appeal but not-out

12.1
1
Burl to M Nabi, 1 run

flighted ball, driven down to long-on for a run

end of over 127 runs • 1 wicket
AFG: 87/5CRR: 7.25 RRR: 4.25
Shafiqullah0 (1)
Mohammad Nabi22 (19)
Blessing Muzarabani 3-0-23-2
Ryan Burl 1-0-3-1
11.6
2lb
Muzarabani to Shafiq, 2 leg byes

onto the pads, looks to flick it but gets it of his pads down to fine leg for a quick couple

11.5
W
Muzarabani to Zadran, OUT

good length on off, looks to defend it on the backfoot but edges it to the keeper for a soft dismissal

Najibullah Zadran c †Taylor b Muzarabani 0 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Match details
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossAfghanistan, elected to field first
SeriesAfghanistan tour of United Arab EmiratesZimbabwe v Afghanistan
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Mohammad Nabi
Mohammad Nabi
Series resultAfghanistan led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 643
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.25 Interval 20.25-20.45, Second Session 20.45-22.10
Match days05 February 2018 - night (20-over match)
T20I debut
Blessing Muzarabani
Blessing Muzarabani
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Ryan Burl
Ryan Burl
Solomon Mire
Solomon Mire
T20 debut
Blessing Muzarabani
Blessing Muzarabani
Umpires
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Ahmed Shah Durrani
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Bismillah Jan Shinwari
TV Umpire
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Ahmed Shah Pakteen
Reserve Umpire
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Izatullah Safi
Match Referee
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Richie Richardson