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1st ODI (D/N), Sharjah, December 25, 2015, Zimbabwe tour of United Arab Emirates
(30.5/50 ov, T:132) 82

Afghanistan won by 49 runs

Player Of The Match
Afghanistan Innings
Zimbabwe Innings
Match Flow
Afghanistan  (50 ovs maximum)
c †Mutumbami b Chibhabha6382-8076.82
c Jongwe b Masakadza57-1071.42
c Jongwe b Muzarabani1718-2194.44
c Chigumbura b Cremer49-0044.44
run out (Sikandar Raza)932-0028.12
c Chigumbura b Sikandar Raza37-0042.85
c Ervine b Cremer1632-0150.00
st †Mutumbami b Cremer312-0025.00
c Ervine b Cremer112-008.33
not out 210-0020.00
c Jongwe b Cremer012-000.00
Extras(lb 5, w 3)8
TOTAL38.5 Ov (RR: 3.37)131
Fall of wickets: 1-30 (Mohammad Shahzad, 4.2 ov), 2-54 (Mohammad Nabi, 9.2 ov), 3-68 (Nawroz Mangal, 12.5 ov), 4-103 (Asghar Afghan, 24.3 ov), 5-103 (Noor Ali Zadran, 24.4 ov), 6-114 (Samiullah Shinwari, 29.3 ov), 7-127 (Najibullah Zadran, 32.4 ov), 8-128 (Mirwais Ashraf, 34.2 ov), 9-129 (Dawlat Zadran, 36.2 ov), 10-131 (Yamin Ahmadzai, 38.5 ov)
9.2 to Mohammad Nabi, short and wide, and taken! Against the run of play. Stunning catch from the third man fielder. Not a delivery you want to be getting out to, but Nabi played under the ball a touch and the ball bounced and took a thick outside edge which flew all the way to third man who dived and hung on to a sharp chance. Well done from Jongwe.. 54/2
4.2 to Mohammad Shahzad, Shahzad goes! Exuberant stroke and he pays for it with his dismissal. Nothing delivery, full on middle with a bit of air, Shahzad was not happy with just one boundary, he skipped down the track and heaved it away but straight down the throat of the deep midwicket fielder, picked him out to perfection.. 30/1
12.5 to Nawroz Mangal, gone! Another wild hoick and another wicket. Nice flight on middle, Mangal goes for a swipe over midwicket and against the turn, the ball turns a touch and takes the top edge which lobs up and straight to cover who takes an easy catch.. 68/3
32.4 to Najibullah Zadran, gone! The googly this time and Najibullah goes now, very poor delivery, pulls it short down leg but the googly generates some extra bounce and Najibullah goes back to pull but the bounce does for him, climbs sharply and takes the upper half of the bat. The ball spoons up for Ervine at short fine leg. Afghanistan sink deeper.. 127/7
34.2 to Mirwais Ashraf, is that out? The keeper seems confident. Tossed up outside off, Cremer gets a lot of spin and drift, the ball deviates past the outside edge. Mirwais' foot is left outside, he doesn't bother dragging that foot back in and the keeper whips off the bails as he sees the foot outside the crease on the second attempt. Great bit of bowling but not very clever batting.. 128/8
36.2 to Dawlat Zadran, big swipe against the turn and another wicket. Slowed up on off, with lots of flight. Zadran's eyes lit up, saw an opportunity for some runs and went for an ugly hoick. A thick outside edge is easily snaffled up by Ervine at slip. Afghanistan are left reeling.. 129/9
38.5 to Yamin Ahmadzai, gone this time! taken at long-on, Jongwe. Cremer does get his five for. Nicely slowed up outside off, the batsmen goes for a swipe over long-on and connects nicely too, but does not quite get the desired elevation and was not helped by the fact that he was hitting against the turn. A good catch at the boundary. 131/10
29.3 to Samiullah Shinwari, nicely tossed up outside off, Shenwari's eyes light up, he looks to slap that over cover but doesn't get the elevation, and Chigumbura accepts the catch gleefully. The slide continues. 114/6
24.4 to Noor Ali Zadran, gone! Big wicket, the set man has to go. Just a full delivery outside off, Zadran looks to steer to third man but the ball skids on and takes a feather through to the keeper. Zadran looked really good in his innings but has to go now.. 103/5
Zimbabwe  (T: 132 runs from 50 ovs)
b Amir Hamza2150-0042.00
b Amir Hamza01-000.00
c Dawlat Zadran b Mirwais Ashraf618-1033.33
b Mirwais Ashraf02-000.00
b Mohammad Nabi2841-3068.29
run out (Asghar Afghan/†Mohammad Shahzad)625-0024.00
c Noor Ali Zadran b Mohammad Nabi05-000.00
b Amir Hamza48-0050.00
not out 1222-1054.54
c Yamin Ahmadzai b Mohammad Nabi06-000.00
lbw b Amir Hamza28-0025.00
Extras(nb 1, w 2)3
TOTAL30.5 Ov (RR: 2.65)82
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Chamu Chibhabha, 0.2 ov), 2-11 (Craig Ervine, 6.2 ov), 3-12 (Richmond Mutumbami, 6.5 ov), 4-47 (Peter Moor, 16.2 ov), 5-64 (Elton Chigumbura, 21.6 ov), 6-64 (Sikandar Raza, 22.4 ov), 7-64 (Malcolm Waller, 23.5 ov), 8-78 (Luke Jongwe, 28.1 ov), 9-79 (Wellington Masakadza, 29.2 ov), 10-82 (Taurai Muzarabani, 30.5 ov)
0.2 to CJ Chibhabha, bowled im. Poor shot selection. Flatter delivery from Hamza, drifts on with the arm and skids on but Chibhabha goes back and tries to cut a quick delivery, the ball hurries in and takes the pad and then clatters into off stump. Not a great shot at all, and Afghanistan sniff an opportunity.. 1/1
16.2 to PJ Moor, beauty! Tossed up on middle and leg, the ball rips past the outside edge of Moor and clatters into off stump. Not much Moor could have done about that, a beautiful delivery, the right pace and flight.. 47/4
28.1 to LM Jongwe, wow, beauty. Hamza does it again, goes wider of the crease and pitches on middle, that angle created made Jongwe defend down the line, but the ball spun and gripped in the wicket to take the off stump. Stunning delivery, and what a timely one at that. Zim now eight down, with lots of work to do.. 78/8
30.5 to T Muzarabani, gone! He has been given. Afghanistan win. What a performance from the bowlers. A slider on middle and leg, the ball skids on and hits TM on the pad in front of leg, the umpire had no hesitation and delirious scenes as Afghanistan go 1-0 up. Stumps are uprooted and fists are pumped, Zimbabwe are distraught.. 82/10
6.2 to CR Ervine, Ervine goes! The pressure of dot balls has yielded another wicket. Ervine skips down and looks to swipe over midwicket but the ball takes a top edge and flies down to third man who takes an easy catch. Iffy strategy from the batsmen so far.. 11/2
6.5 to R Mutumbami, bowled im, another one goes. Another wicket for Afghanistan and they are roaring back into the game here. Mutumbami plays from the crease and the ball ducks back in late and sneaks through a big gap between bat and pad before clattering into the stumps. Zimbabwe have lost three now. 12/3
21.6 to E Chigumbura, Big, big wicket this. Tosses it up on middle, Chigumbura goes to whip to the leg side but misses completely. The ball sneaks through and hits the stumps. Nabi is ecstatic. The big wicket for Afghanistan there, the bowling change has worked.. 64/5
23.5 to MN Waller, ripper at short leg! Afghanistan are taking this home in style! Noor Ali, take a bow! Waller has been pressing forward to block, so Nabi held the ball back just enough that it would hit the pitch, kick off it and take the inside edge. The ball went low, but straight at the short leg fielder and Noor Ali dived forward to complete a lovely catch. 64/7
29.2 to WP Masakadza, gone! Zim nine down. Wellington goes for the sweep but the ball bounces a touch and takes the top edge. Spoons up for short fine leg to take. Zimbabwe have capitulated here.. 79/9
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  • Afghanistan innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 59 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Afghanistan: 50 runs in 9.1 overs (55 balls), Extras 1
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 72 runs, 8 wickets)
  • Drinks: Afghanistan - 78/3 in 18.0 overs (Noor Ali Zadran 48, Asghar Stanikzai 3)
  • Noor Ali Zadran: 50 off 64 balls (7 x 4)
  • Afghanistan: 100 runs in 23.3 overs (141 balls), Extras 5
  • Drinks: Afghanistan - 129/9 in 36.2 overs (Amir Hamza 0)
  • Innings Break: Afghanistan - 131/10 in 38.5 overs (Amir Hamza 2)
  • Zimbabwe innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 24 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 58 runs, 7 wickets)
  • Dinner: Zimbabwe - 28/3 in 11.0 overs (PJ Moor 11, E Chigumbura 10)
  • Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 17.1 overs (104 balls), Extras 3
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossAfghanistan, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultAfghanistan led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3713
Hours of play (local time)15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30, Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45
Match days25 December 2015 - daynight (50-over match)
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