result
5th ODI, Bulawayo, Oct 24 2015, Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe
(44.1/50 ov, target 246)172
Afghanistan won by 73 runs
player of the match

4.50pm Afghanistan, meanwhile, are joyous in their celebration, and well they might be. This is another significant step on their journey as a cricketing nation, and one that will never be forgotten. Hugs and smiles all round. Sean Williams and Dawlat Zadran have shared the Man of the Match Award. Afghanistan are gathered, arm in arm, on the outfield. A scene of great unity, and one can easily sense just how much this means to them. Mohammad Nabi is the Man of the Series for his consistent runs. Afghanistan are presented with the series trophy, crowding around it as its held high against the setting sun.

That's all from us for now, what a historic day this has been for Afghanistan and Zimbabwe will be thoroughly disappointed because of their batting performance. Stay tuned for more updates from Liam Brickhill, he's at the ground and will send in a lot of details soon. Until then, ta ta!

Mojib Rehman: "All people are crying in kabul from happiness of this big victory"

sohail ahmad: "No one mentioned Inzi's hard work!"

Shukoor Hadi: "The guys who said that Afganistan is gonna be whiped out 0-5 here is the result, let the action speak. Congratulations Afghanistan and congratulations and well done Williams for maiden ODI 100"

Nadir Shah : "finally histroy made by Afghanistan !!! Well done guys!!!"

ObaidZarifi: "And here's the celebration fires back home"

mushtaq hashmi: "Well done guys u all had a very gud momentum"

HAMDARD Hamdull: "Congratulations to Afghanistan and all other Associate Nations for this historical series win of Afghanistan against a full ICC member nation. "

44.1
W
Rashid Khan to Williams, OUT

game over, Afghanistan win! Williams comes down the track, swings past the ball, and Shahzad breaks the stumps. Shahzad immediately starts pulling stumps out of the ground, tossing one each to the fielders on either side of him and keeping one as a memento for himself. Williams looks shell shocked as he walks off. The crowd stand to applaud him, and he gives them a wave, but there's no smile on his face.

Sean Williams st †Mohammad Shahzad b Rashid Khan 102 (179m 124b 3x4 4x6) SR: 82.25
end of over 442 runs • 1 wicket
ZIM: 172/9CRR: 3.90 RRR: 12.33
Tinashe Panyangara0 (2)
Sean Williams102 (123)
Dawlat Zadran 8-0-22-4
Mohammad Nabi 8-0-33-0
43.6
Zadran to Panyangara, no run

another pinpoint yorker, and Panyangara manages to lay bat on it to dig it out.

43.5
Zadran to Panyangara, no run

just past the stumps! Dawlat aims for the inswinging yorker, it beats the bat but also - somehow - misses the stumps.

Dawlat has two deliveries at Tinashe Panyangara. You'd fancy his chances, with the ball snaking around menacingly.

43.4
W
Zadran to Masakadza, OUT

stumps destroyed! Dawlat targets the stumps with a full ball, reversing from leg to off, and the middle and off stumps are disturbed. Afghanistan are just a wicket away.

Wellington Masakadza b Dawlat Zadran 3 (10m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.5
43.3
1
Zadran to Williams, 1 run

a low full toss dips on off stump, and it's dug out to long off.

43.2
Zadran to Williams, no run

sliced to the left of point. Masakadza charges out, looking for the single, but he's sent back. The throw goes to Dawlat, who drops the ball before he breaks the stumps.

43.1
1
Zadran to Masakadza, 1 run

dug out just wide of mid off, and they chance a single.

end of over 434 runs
ZIM: 170/8CRR: 3.95 RRR: 10.85
Wellington Masakadza2 (6)
Sean Williams101 (121)
Mohammad Nabi 8-0-33-0
Dawlat Zadran 7-0-20-3
42.6
1
M Nabi to Masakadza, 1 run

defended back to the bowler.

42.5
M Nabi to Masakadza, no run

Masakadza heaves across the line, and a top edge loops up and over the wicketkeeper, falling safely.

Naseer Mehraban: "Very well deserved 100 for Williams."

42.4
1
M Nabi to Williams, 1 run

Williams charges down and punts a full ball to long on, just the one.

42.3
1
M Nabi to Masakadza, 1 run

that's a good looking sweep from a no. 10, Masakadza powering the ball along the ground to deep midwicket.

42.2
M Nabi to Masakadza, no run

Masakadza comes forward to defend.

42.1
1
M Nabi to Williams, 1 run

there's the hundred, his first in ODIs! Pushed back down the ground, the bowler can't stop it cleanly and they sprint through for one.