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4th ODI (D/N), Sharjah, Jan 4 2016, Zimbabwe tour of United Arab Emirates
(45/50 ov, target 227)161
Zimbabwe won by 65 runs
Player Of The Match
53 (92) & 4/25
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• The Report by Shashank Kishore

Chibhabha special derails Afghanistan

Chamu Chibhabha scored a half-century and picked up four wickets, including that of the in-form Mohammad Shahzad, as Zimbabwe defended 226 and levelled the five-match series at 2-2

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Comms: Vishal Dikshit
Scorecard summary
Zimbabwe226/10(49.1 overs)
Afghanistan161/10(45 overs)
end of over 452 runs • 1 wicket
AFG: 161/10CRR: 3.57 RRR: 13.20
Dawlat Zadran16 (23)
Luke Jongwe 6-1-22-2
Neville Madziva 6-1-22-2

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Man of the Match Chibhabha: I was under a bit of pressure leading up to this game and happy to spend some time in the middle. It was important for me to stay there and not lose wickets, and build some momentum. It's always very important to work through the beginning and build a solid start, I was happy with my performance. This wicket was pretty flat so it was important to hit the deck hard.

Asghar Stanikzai: Bowlers did a good job but we batted poorly again and the total was achievable because wicket was good for batting. Our batsmen played poor shots and didn't take responsibility. Our spinners bowled very well especially towards the end.

Elton Chigumbura: Guys worked hard to come back from 0-2 and credit goes to openers today to not lose a wicket in 15 overs. And credit to Chamu as well for bowling well. The way we finished our innings was not that good and we were looking to score around 260. We've started the new year on a positive note and hope to win the series now.

That's it from us then, the series is 2-2 and join us on January 6 (Wednesday) now for the decider. If you missed any of the action, here's Shashank Kishore's match report here. Until the next match, goodbye and good luck from Vishal Dikshit.

10.28pm So the series is alive even though Zimbabwe were 2-0 down and 49 for 7 in the third ODI, but they have come back and how! Today also they won the toss and put up a score that could be thought of defending even though they crumbled towards the end of their innings. But their top order got some runs. And once Madziva got the early wickets again, Jongwe kept the pressure up and Chibhabha followed his fifty with his maiden four-for to finish things off

44.6
W
Jongwe to Amir Hamza, OUT

that's the last one, caught at mid-off! Hamza chipped the length ball in the air and straight to Waller for a simple catch. Zimbabwe win by 65 runs

Amir Hamza c Waller b Jongwe 3 (10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30
44.5
Jongwe to Amir Hamza, no run

extra bounce surprises Hamza as he looked to defend off the back foot and took it on the glove eventually

44.4
1
Jongwe to Zadran, 1 run

back of length now outside off, punched into the covers

44.4
1w
Jongwe to Zadran, 1 wide

tries a yorker and it goes down leg for a wide

44.3
Jongwe to Zadran, no run

drives it away from the body without moving his feet and misses!

44.2
Jongwe to Zadran, no run

angled in towards the off stump, blocked back to the bowler again

44.1
Jongwe to Zadran, no run

in the block hole around off, Dawlat blocks it back

Time for Luke Jongwe now...

end of over 443 runs
AFG: 159/9CRR: 3.61 RRR: 11.33
Amir Hamza3 (8)
Dawlat Zadran15 (19)
Neville Madziva 6-1-22-2
Graeme Cremer 10-1-38-2
43.6
Madziva to Amir Hamza, no run

pokes and misses outside off, it was back of length and he went after it but missed

43.5
Madziva to Amir Hamza, no run

pretty wide outside off and it's steered towards point now

43.4
Madziva to Amir Hamza, no run

in the block hole around off, he blocks it to the leg side

43.3
2
Madziva to Amir Hamza, 2 runs

flicked in the air off the pads and that's gone in the gap wide of long-on for two

43.2
Madziva to Amir Hamza, no run

pretty wide outside off and shaping away further, he steers it away to cover point

43.1
1
Madziva to Zadran, 1 run

back of length on off and it's pushed into the covers

Madziva comes back after a long break

end of over 437 runs
AFG: 156/9CRR: 3.62 RRR: 10.14
Amir Hamza1 (3)
Dawlat Zadran14 (18)
Graeme Cremer 10-1-38-2
Chamu Chibhabha 10-1-25-4
42.6
Cremer to Amir Hamza, no run
42.5
1
Cremer to Zadran, 1 run

dances down, Cremer sends it down slower and Dawlat pushes it down gently to long on

42.4
Cremer to Zadran, no run

comes down again and slogs, gets some bat on that to the leg side

42.3
Cremer to Zadran, no run

googly turns into the batsman, and he's cramped for room to put it away

42.2
2
Cremer to Zadran, 2 runs

charges down, gets some bat and lofts it down the ground, but it falls well short of long on

42.1
4b
Cremer to Zadran, 4 byes

the straighter one goes through everything! Pitched on length around off and that went through the gap between bat and pad, and then through the keeper for four byes. A fielder chases, puts in a dive but that only rams the ball into the ad cones at the boundary

end of over 422 runs • 1 wicket
AFG: 149/9CRR: 3.54 RRR: 9.75
Dawlat Zadran11 (13)
Amir Hamza1 (2)
Chamu Chibhabha 10-1-25-4
Graeme Cremer 9-1-35-2
41.6
1
Chibhabha to Zadran, 1 run

full on the pads, it's flicked away nicely in the air and behind square on the leg side

Best performances - batters
Chamu Chibhabha profile photo
CJ Chibhabha ZIM
53 runs (92)
1 four
1 six
Control79%
Productive shot
flick
14 runs
0 four
0 six
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Peter Moor profile photo
PJ Moor ZIM
52 runs (72)
0 four
4 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
slog shot
12 runs
0 four
2 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Chamu Chibhabha profile photo
CJ Chibhabha ZIM
O
10
M
1
R
25
W
4
ECO
2.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
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Rashid Khan AFG
O
10
M
0
R
43
W
3
ECO
4.3
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W2W
Match details
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossZimbabwe, elected to bat first
SeriesZimbabwe tour of United Arab Emirates
Season2015/16
Player Of The Match
Chamu Chibhabha
Chamu Chibhabha
Series result5-match series level 2-2
Match numberODI no. 3720
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 days4 January 2016 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
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Chettithody Shamshuddin
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Vineet Kulkarni
TV Umpire
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Anil Chaudhary
Reserve Umpire
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Iftikhar Ali
Match Referee
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David Jukes