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3rd T20I, Abu Dhabi, Mar 20 2021, Afghanistan v Zimbabwe
(20 ov, target 184)136/5
Afghanistan won by 47 runs
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Scorecard summary
Afghanistan183/7(20 overs)
Zimbabwe136/5(20 overs)
end of over 2015 runs
ZIM: 136/5CRR: 6.8 
Ryan Burl39 (31)
Sikandar Raza41 (29)
Karim Janat 4-0-34-2
Fazalhaq Farooqi 4-0-27-1

That's all from this game, thanks for joining us. Bye!

Afghanistan won by 47 runs. Another comprehensive victory for Afghanistan, wins the series 3-0... Asghar Afghan now has the most wins in T20Is as a captain.

Najibullah Zadran is Player of the match

Karim Janat is Player of the series

Yushey: "Zimbabwe batted pretty well in the first two matches but this match with loss of just 5 wickets, they are miles away from the target. "

19.6
6
Karim Janat to Burl, SIX runs

fuller and outside off, Burl hammers it away to wide of deep midwicket fence

19.5
Karim Janat to Burl, no run

slower and short outside off, tries to pull but is beaten by the lack of pace

19.4
4
Karim Janat to Burl, FOUR runs

on a length, slogs it across the line and gets it behind square leg for a boundary

19.3
1
Karim Janat to Raza, 1 run

dropped..length ball wide of off, driven towards the extra cover. The fielder there able to timed the jump and get hands onto it, but fails to held it. A very tough chance.

19.2
1
Karim Janat to Burl, 1 run

low full toss on off, clipped away to deep midwicket

19.1
3
Karim Janat to Raza, 3 runs

full toss on middle, driven to wide of sweeper cover by backing away

end of over 1910 runs
ZIM: 121/5CRR: 6.36 RRR: 63
Sikandar Raza37 (27)
Ryan Burl28 (27)
Fazalhaq Farooqi 4-0-27-1
Karim Janat 3-0-19-2
18.6
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi to Raza, 1 run

short and outside off, backs away and cuts it through cover point

18.5
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi to Burl, 1 run

slower and short, top edge to the pull, lands safely infront of square leg

18.4
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi to Raza, 1 run

around the wicket, slower and short. He stays in the crease and runs it to short third man

18.3
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi to Burl, 1 run

this time a slower short ball, onto the body, pulls it through leg side

18.2
Fazalhaq Farooqi to Burl, no run

bouncer, quicker, pull and a miss

18.1
6
Fazalhaq Farooqi to Burl, SIX runs

fuller in length and outside off, launched that over the long-on region with great authority

end of over 1810 runs
ZIM: 111/5CRR: 6.16 RRR: 36.5
Ryan Burl20 (23)
Sikandar Raza35 (25)
Karim Janat 3-0-19-2
Naveen-ul-Haq 3-0-17-1
17.6
1
Karim Janat to Burl, 1 run

full toss, clipped down to long-on for a run

17.5
Karim Janat to Burl, no run

another slower delivery, back of a length, outside off, pull and a miss

17.4
Karim Janat to Burl, no run

slower length ball outside off, beaten as he tries to scoop it

17.3
2
Karim Janat to Burl, 2 runs

fuller length on off, clipped to the left of long-on for couple of runs

17.2
1
Karim Janat to Raza, 1 run

low full toss on middle, backs away and pushed to long-off

17.1
6
Karim Janat to Raza, SIX runs

shortish delivery, pulls it off the back foot and over the deep midwicket fence

end of over 1711 runs
ZIM: 101/5CRR: 5.94 RRR: 27.66
Sikandar Raza28 (23)
Ryan Burl17 (19)
Naveen-ul-Haq 3-0-17-1
Sharafuddin Ashraf 2-0-10-0
16.6
1
Naveen-ul-Haq to Raza, 1 run

yorker outside off, guides to short third man

16.5
2
Naveen-ul-Haq to Raza, 2 runs

full and wider, slower too. Sikandar throws his bat at it, gets it over point region

Best performances - batters
Najibullah Zadran portrait
Najibullah Zadran AFG
72 runs (35)
5 fours
5 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
slog shot
17 runs
1 four
1 six
8466426135
Sikandar Raza
Sikandar Raza ZIM
41 runs (29)
2 fours
1 six
Control76%
Productive shot
pull
10 runs
1 four
1 six
342473108
Best performances - bowlers
Karim Janat player portrait
Karim Janat AFG
O
4
M
0
R
34
W
2
ECO
8.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
R Ngarava ZIM
O
4
M
0
R
35
W
2
ECO
8.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossAfghanistan, elected to bat first
SeriesAfghanistan v Zimbabwe
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Najibullah Zadran
Najibullah Zadran
Player Of The Series
Karim Janat
Karim Janat
Series resultAfghanistan won the 3-match series 3-0
Match numberT20I no. 1137
Match days20 March 2021 - day (20-over match)
T20I debut
Fazalhaq Farooqi
Fazalhaq Farooqi
Umpires
Pakistan Image
Aleem Dar
Afghanistan Image
Izatullah Safi
TV Umpire
Afghanistan Image
Ahmed Shah Pakteen
Reserve Umpire
Afghanistan Image
Ahmed Shah Durrani
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Ranjan Madugalle