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7th Match, Group B, Bulawayo, Mar 6 2018, ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier
(49.3/50 ov, target 197)194
Zimbabwe won by 2 runs
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Zimbabwe hang on to clinch two-run thriller

Afghanistan were cruising in their chase of 197 but then they collapsed, before their last wicket took them within touching distance of victory. But it wasn't to be.

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Scorecard summary
Zimbabwe196/10(43 overs)
Afghanistan194/10(49.3 overs)
49.3
W
Vitori to Shapoor, OUT
Shapoor Zadran c †Taylor b Vitori 7 (50m 26b 1x4 0x6) SR: 26.92
49.2
1
Vitori to Zadran, 1 run
49.1
Vitori to Zadran, no run
end of over 493 runs
AFG: 193/9CRR: 3.93 RRR: 4.00 • Need 4 from 6b
Shapoor Zadran7 (24)
Dawlat Zadran7 (31)
Tendai Chatara9.5-1-35-1
Brian Vitori8.3-0-28-1
48.6
Chatara to Shapoor, no run
48.5
1
Chatara to Zadran, 1 run
48.4
Chatara to Zadran, no run
48.3
1
Chatara to Shapoor, 1 run
48.2
Chatara to Shapoor, no run
48.1
1
Chatara to Zadran, 1 run
end of over 482 runs
AFG: 190/9CRR: 3.95 RRR: 3.50 • Need 7 from 12b
Shapoor Zadran6 (21)
Dawlat Zadran5 (28)
Brian Vitori8.3-0-28-1
Tendai Chatara8.5-1-32-1
47.6
Vitori to Shapoor, no run
47.5
1
Vitori to Zadran, 1 run
47.4
Vitori to Zadran, no run
47.3
1
Vitori to Shapoor, 1 run
47.2
Vitori to Shapoor, no run
47.1
Vitori to Shapoor, no run
end of over 473 runs
AFG: 188/9CRR: 4.00 RRR: 3.00 • Need 9 from 18b
Dawlat Zadran4 (26)
Shapoor Zadran5 (17)
Tendai Chatara8.5-1-32-1
Brian Vitori7.3-0-26-1
46.6
Chatara to Zadran, no run
46.5
Chatara to Zadran, no run
46.4
Chatara to Zadran, no run
46.3
1
Chatara to Shapoor, 1 run
46.3
1w
Chatara to Shapoor, 1 wide
Match details
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
TossZimbabwe, elected to bat first
SeriesICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Sikandar Raza
Sikandar Raza
Match numberODI no. 3988
Match days06 March 2018 - day(50-over match)
Umpires
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Chettithody Shamshuddin
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Chris Brown
Reserve Umpire
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Paul Wilson
Match Referee
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David Jukes
PointsZimbabwe 2, Afghanistan 0