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Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe - 1st ODI

Series: Afghanistan v Zimbabwe in UAE, 2018
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Date & Time: 09 February 2018

Zimbabwe 179/10 (34.4 Ovs) CRR: 5.16 | Afghanistan won by 154 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Hamilton Masakadza c Rahmat & b Mujeebc Rahmat & b Mujeeb162611
Solomon Mire bowled Dawlat Zadranbowled Dawlat Zadran342523
Brendan Taylor c Nabi & b Nabic Nabi & b Nabi161710
Craig Ervine bowled Mujeebbowled Mujeeb334221
Sikandar Raza c (sub)Shenwari & b Naibc (sub)Shenwari & b Naib253621
Ryan Burl lbw Rashid Khanlbw Rashid Khan21400
Malcolm Waller bowled Rashid Khanbowled Rashid Khan0400
Graeme Cremer lbw Rashid Khanlbw Rashid Khan1500
Kyle Jarvis c Naib & b Rahmatc Naib & b Rahmat201440
Tendai Chatara Not OutNot Out21700
Brian Vitori bowled Rashid Khanbowled Rashid Khan8801
Extras 22 (b 6, lb 1, w 15, nb 0)
Total 179 (10 Wkts, 34.4 Ov)
BowlingO M R WEcon
Mujeeb Zadran8 2 41 2 5.13
Dawlat Zadran5 0 29 1 5.8
Mohammad Nabi7 2 25 1 3.57
Gulbadin Naib7 0 40 1 5.71
Rashid Khan5.4 0 26 4 5.2
Rahmat Shah2 0 11 1 5.5
Mohammad Shahzad0 0 0 0 0
Asghar Stanikzai0 0 0 0 0
Ihsanullah Janat0 0 0 0 0
Nasir Jamal0 0 0 0 0
Najibullah Zadran0 0 0 0 0

commentary

That's all we have from this game. Zimbabwe have a lot to worry. Their bowling overall and of course, they will have to find a method to tackle the spinners. Afghanistan, on the other hand, will try to keep the winning habit going. We'll be back for the second ODI on Sunday. Until then, it's goodbye.

Rahmat Shah, Man of the Match: I just wanted to stay in the wicket, take some time and then attack. First 5-7 overs I just wanted to stay there and rotate strike. That was my job as I knew there were big-hitters to come.

Asghar Stanikzai: It was a great win. Shahzad and Ihsanullah Janat gave us a good start. In the end, Rahmat Shah and Najibullah Zadran batted really well. If we make 270, we knew we could defend with Rashid. Happy with the win.

Graeme Cremer: We knew it was a tough score to chase. 260-270 was probably a par score. Afghanistan batted well. We needed a couple of partnerships in the middle. Our back end bowling - the last 10-15 overs, we lost our way. That's a bit of concern. Batting in the middle overs - from over 10 to 30 - we need to improve.

21:03 Local Time, 17:03 GMT, 22:33 IST: Zimbabwe have been annihilated here at Sharjah. Enough damage was done in the first half of the innings where Afghanistan scored a massive 333 on the back of Rahmat Shah's century. The Zimbabwe openers were involved in a 50-run stand, but Mire's dismissal opened the floodgates. The Afghan spinners once again came to the party. Even before Rashid Khan was introduced the African side had lost four wickets. The 19-year-old leg-spinner picked three wickets in three overs to derail Zimbabwe's chase completely. He wrapped up the match by removing Vitori.

34.4
0
Rashid Khan to Vitori, out Bowled!! Too quick! Rashid Khan gets a four-fer. This was fired in very quickly and Vitori didn't see that coming. He is too late to bring his bat down and the ball hits the stumps, beating the inside edge. Afghanistan win by 154 runs to go 1-0 up. Vitori b Rashid Khan 8(8) [6s-1]

Rashid Khan to Vitori, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

34.4
5
Rashid Khan to Vitori, 5 wides, shuffles across a long way and this was darted down the leg-side. Five wides
34.3
0
Rashid Khan to Vitori, no run, tries to sweep and misses
34.2
6
Rashid Khan to Vitori, SIX, wow! Where did this come from? Vitori comes down the track and wants to send this ball into the deep mid-wicket fence. The ball flies over the bowler's head and goes all the way towards the sightscreen
34.1
0
Rashid Khan to Vitori, no run, skids through just outside off, Vitori is beaten on the outside edge. He was too late to bring his bat down
33.6
0
Rahmat to Chatara, no run, wrong 'un and Chatara doesn't offer any stroke. Brushes the batsman's pad and trickles towards fine leg. Dead-ball!
33.5
0
Rahmat to Chatara, no run, lots of flight on this ball, but overpitches, Chatara drills it back to the bowler
33.4
0
Rahmat to Chatara, no run, pitches around off and turns past the blocking bat of Chatara
33.3
1
Rahmat to Vitori, 1 run, hacked wide of mid-wicket for a single
33.2
0
Rahmat to Vitori, no run, looks to slog over mid-wicket and misses as the ball spins away
33.1
0
Rahmat to Vitori, no run, another away-turner and another leave from Vitori
33.1
1
Rahmat to Vitori, wide, googly outside off, Vitori decides to let it go at the last moment
32.6
0
Rashid Khan to Chatara, no run, another googly and Chatara gets an inside edge on his block. Brushes the pad and balloons up over a non-existent short leg fielder
32.5
0
Rashid Khan to Chatara, no run, Chatara is rapped on the front pad and Rashid Khan goes up for an lbw appeal. The impact was on leg and the ball would have gone down leg. It was a googly
32.4
0
Rashid Khan to Chatara, no run, fuller in length, pushed towards mid-off
32.3
0
Rashid Khan to Chatara, no run, another googly, Chatara picks it late, but manages to smother it into the pitch
32.2
0
Rashid Khan to Chatara, no run, wrong 'un, blocked
32.1
1
Rashid Khan to Vitori, 1 run, shortish ball, a mistimed pull to deep mid-wicket

Brian Vitori, left handed bat, comes to the crease

31.6
0
Rahmat to Jarvis, out Caught by Naib!! Nine down! One shot too many from Jarvis. He decides to loft over long-off. Doesn't time it well as the ball spun away. Balloons up off the outside edge and settles into the hands of Naib at deep extra cover. Jarvis c Naib b Rahmat 20(14) [4s-4]

Rahmat to Jarvis, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

31.5
4
Rahmat to Jarvis, FOUR, shot! Too full, bludgeoned over the bowler's head
31.4
1
Rahmat to Chatara, byes, 1 run, swings the bat hard, spins past the outside edge. A single nabbed via byes
31.3
1
Rahmat to Jarvis, 1 run, Jarvis has been caught at long-off. Or is he? The long-off fielder isn't certain if he has taken it cleanly. The soft signal is OUT, NOT OUT and NOT OUT. That's exactly what the onfield umpire did. Fair delivery. Looks clean to my eye. But the third umpire doesn't have enough evidence to overturn the original decision. NOT OUT! It was a tossed up delivery and Jarvis miscued the lofted off-drive. The fielder ran in to take a low catch. Officialy, it is grassed
31.2
4
Rahmat to Jarvis, FOUR, thumped down the ground. Clears the front leg, crouches low and slaps it past the bowler, who doesn't even try to go for it
31.1
0
Rahmat to Jarvis, no run, starts with a good ball! Nicely flighted outside off, the ball spins past the outside edge of Jarvis

Rahmat Shah, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

30.6
0
Rashid Khan to Chatara, no run, turns in a tad, but the line was too wide outside off. Left alone
30.6
5
Rashid Khan to Chatara, 5 wides, Rashid Khan errs in his line and fires a googly down the leg-side. Misses everyone and runs away into the fence
30.5
0
Rashid Khan to Chatara, no run, forward defence
30.4
1
Rashid Khan to Jarvis, 1 run, too full, drilled down the ground off the cue end
30.3
4
Rashid Khan to Jarvis, FOUR, second boundary for Jarvis! It was a shortish ball, Jarvis backed away a tad and lofted it over mid-off. Didn't quite time it well, but had enough wood on it
30.2
1
Rashid Khan to Chatara, 1 run, nuedged behind square leg off the front foot for a single
30.1
0
Rashid Khan to Chatara, no run
29.6
1
Naib to Chatara, 1 run, off-paced fuller length ball, Chatara swings his bat hard and miscues it to deep square leg
29.5
0
Naib to Chatara, no run, shimmies down to hack across the line. Miscues it to mid-wicket off the inside part of the bat
29.4
1
Naib to Jarvis, 1 run, back of a length delivery, Jarvis walks forward and slaps it to sweeper cover
29.4
1
Naib to Jarvis, wide, wayward delivery! Too short and down the leg-side as well
29.3
4
Naib to Jarvis, FOUR, firmly hit! A very full at the stumps, Jarvis walks forward and thumps it over the umpire's head. Clean strike
29.2
0
Naib to Jarvis, no run, pushes a full ball to mid-on
29.2
1
Naib to Jarvis, wide, short again and this time Jarvis shoulders arms. Called as a wide for height
29.1
0
Naib to Jarvis, no run, short ball outside off, Jarvis goes for the upper-cut and misses
28.6
0
Rashid Khan to Chatara, no run, the worng 'un to end the over, Chatara sees the ball turning in and manages to nudge it on the off-side
28.5
0
Rashid Khan to Chatara, no run, forward defence

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