1st Match,
India and Bangladesh in Sri Lanka T20I Tri-Series, 2018, Colombo

Sri Lanka vs India

06 March 2018 19:00 (IST)

1st ODI, Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah, 09 February 2018

Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe 2nd Inn:179/10 (34.4)

Tendai Chatara 2 (17);
Rashid Khan* 5.4-0-26-4; Rahmat Shah 2-0-11-1;

Last bat: Brian Vitori

Result: Afghanistan won by 154 runs.

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Zimbabwe Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Hamilton Masakadza c Rahmat & b Mujeeb 16 26 1 1 61.54
Solomon Mire b Dawlat Zadran 34 25 2 3 136
Brendan Taylor(wk) c & b Nabi 16 17 1 0 94.12
Craig Ervine b Mujeeb 33 42 2 1 78.57
Sikandar Raza c (sub)Shenwari & b Naib 25 36 2 1 69.44
Ryan Burl lbw Rashid Khan 2 14 0 0 14.29
Malcolm Waller b Rashid Khan 0 4 0 0 0
Graeme Cremer(c) lbw Rashid Khan 1 5 0 0 20
Kyle Jarvis c Naib & b Rahmat 20 14 4 0 142.86
Tendai Chatara not out 2 17 0 0 11.76
Brian Vitori b Rashid Khan 8 8 0 1 100
             
Extras(b - 6, lb - 1, w - 15, nb - 0)22
Total(179 all out in 34.4 overs)179 (5.16 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/50 (Solomon Mire, 7.5 ov.) 2/52 (Hamilton Masakadza, 8.4 ov.) 3/78 (Brendan Taylor, 13.4 ov.)
4/114 (Craig Ervine, 22.1 ov.) 5/128 (Ryan Burl, 26.1 ov.) 6/129 (Malcolm Waller, 26.5 ov.)
7/135 (Sikandar Raza, 27.6 ov.) 8/136 (Graeme Cremer, 28.4 ov.) 9/165 (Kyle Jarvis, 31.6 ov.)
10/179 (Brian Vitori, 34.4 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Mujeeb Zadran 8 2 41 2 5.13  
Dawlat Zadran 5 0 29 1 5.8 (1w)
Mohammad Nabi 7 2 25 1 3.57  
Gulbadin Naib 7 0 40 1 5.71 (2w)
Rashid Khan 5.4 0 26 4 4.59 (11w)
Rahmat Shah 2 0 11 1 5.5 (1w)
               

Afghanistan Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Mohammad Shahzad(wk) c Vitori & b Cremer 36 40 4 1 90
Ihsanullah Janat c Mire & b Cremer 54 53 9 0 101.89
Rahmat Shah c Craig Ervine & b K Jarvis 114 110 8 4 103.64
Asghar Stanikzai(c) c Chatara & b Cremer 3 10 0 0 30
Nasir Jamal b Raza 31 41 2 0 75.61
Najibullah Zadran not out 81 51 5 5 158.82
Mohammad Nabi dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Gulbadin Naib dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Rashid Khan dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Dawlat Zadran dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Mujeeb Zadran dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 2, lb - 1, w - 6, nb - 5)14
Total(333 for 5 in 50 overs)333 (6.66 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/90 (Ihsanullah Janat, 15.2 ov.) 2/91 (Mohammad Shahzad, 15.6 ov.) 3/109 (Asghar Stanikzai, 21.4 ov.)
4/175 (Nasir Jamal, 34.5 ov.) 5/333 (Rahmat Shah, 49.6 ov.)  
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Kyle Jarvis 9 0 77 1 8.56  
Brian Vitori 10 0 67 0 6.7 (6w)
Sikandar Raza 10 0 58 1 5.8  
Graeme Cremer (c) 10 0 47 3 4.7  
Tendai Chatara 8 2 63 0 7.88  
Ryan Burl 3 0 18 0 6  
               
All|Overs 1-50
4

to Masakadza, FOUR, aerial! Floated delivery around off, Masakadza comes down the wicket and swings this past Nabi at short mid-wicket. To his right and into the fence

6

to Masakadza, SIX, right from the screw! Tossed up delivery around off, Masakadza gets down on his knee and dispatches it over the mid-wicket fence for half a dozen

4

Zadran to Mire, FOUR, slammed! Short and wide outside off, Mire stays put and hammers it over covers to get his first boundary

4

Zadran to Mire, FOUR, cuts that away! Shortish delivery outside off, plays the square cut and manages to beat the diving fielder at point. Both batsmen are looking positive in this chase.

6

to Mire, SIX, another biggie! Drags the short delivery off the back foot and sends it sailing over the mid-wicket fence. Fielders become spectators, spectators become fielders

6

to Mire, SIX, class shot! Changes grips and brings the switch hit into play. The sweet connection takes it over the point fence on the full. Talent!

6

Zadran to Mire, SIX, just clears the fence! Picks the length on this short delivery and pummels it over the mid-wicket fence. Moves on to 32* off only 23 deliveries. This is some batting exhibition by Solomon

W

Zadran to Mire, out Bowled!! Uproots the sticks. Bowls it right into the blockhole on leg, Mire tries to squeeze that out but the pacy delivery takes down the leg-stump. Right on the money and Mire walks back after playing an entertaining cameo. Zimbabwe needed him to stay if they were to put up a fight in this massive run chase. Mire b Zadran 34(25) [4s-2 6s-3]

W

to Masakadza, out Caught by Rahmat!! So both openers are back in the hut. Something similar happened with Afghanistan in the first innings. Goes back in his crease and chips the shortish delivery in his quest to clear long-on. Fails to do that and ends up handing a regulation take to Rahmat Shah in the deep. So the talented youngster gets a wicket finally. Just what his skipper expected out of him. Masakadza c Rahmat b 16(26) [4s-1 6s-1]

4

Zadran to Brendan Taylor, FOUR, well played! Short delivery on the hips, Brendan Taylor glances it down to fine leg and finds the the fence. Easy pickings for a calibre of Taylor

W

to Brendan Taylor, out Caught&Bowled!! That's a soft dismissal. Man with the golden arm strikes, gets his first scalp. Tossed up delivery on off and Brendan Taylor simply chips it back. shows good reflexes and takes a sharp return catch. This innings is panning out to be similar to the first innings. Afghanistan lost three quick wickets after getting a good start and so have Zimbabwe. Brendan Taylor c and b 16(17) [4s-1]

4

to Craig Ervine, FOUR, fine placement! That was a stylish shot by a stylish batsman. Fullish in length and outside off, Ervine has no trouble to cream this past the man at mid-off. Precision

6

to Craig Ervine, SIX, dispatched with disdain! This match is not over yet, as long as Ervine is out in the middle. Transfers his weight on to the back foot and pummels it over long-on. Sails over the fielder in the deep

4

to Craig Ervine, FOUR, boundary to end the over! Just as we were saying, this match is not over yet. Picks the length of the short delivery and clubs it over mid-wicket

4

to Craig Ervine, byes, FOUR, Ervine is backing away and follows him. He is cramped for room and fails to put bat on this delivery trying to tap it towards the off-side. Misses everything and runs away into the fence

W

to Craig Ervine, out Bowled!! Gone! Second wicket for Zadran. The premeditated shot has led to Ervine's downfall. It was slided in from round the wicket - flatter in trajectory. Ervine gets down to play the reverse sweep and gets a bottom edge. Crashes into the stumps on the bounce. Craig Ervine b 33(42) [4s-2 6s-1]

4

to Raza, FOUR, flighted delivery, Raza sweeps it away behind square on the leg-side

6

to Raza, SIX, short ball outside off, Raza goes for the pull shot and gets a fat top-edge. The ball hits the boundary rope on the full. The TV umpire has been called and he confirms that it's a six

W

Khan to Ryan Burl, out Lbw!! Khan gets his man and that's his first wicket of the match. Burl wasn't picking him and now he gets out against the normal leg-break. It was bowled at a quick pace - which is the case most of the times when is bowling. Burl plays down the wrong line and is rapped flush in front of middle. The umpire raised his finger in a flash. Ryan Burl lbw b Khan 2(14)

W

Khan to Waller, out Bowled!! Knocked him over! Two wickets in the same over for Khan. Too good for Waller. The googly does the trick. Was fast as well and Waller is very late to bring his bat down. Don't think he picked it. Gets beaten on the inside edge and the ball hits the base of the sticks. Waller b Khan 0(4)

4

to Raza, FOUR, edged and four. Short of a length ball outside off, Raza slashes his bat at it and the ball runs away to the third man fence off the outside edge

W

to Raza, out Caught by (sub)Shenwari!! has his man. Should have had him earlier in the over. A well-directed short ball that gets big on the batsman. Raza went for the pull shot and got it of the top portion of the bat. Finds the man at fine leg, who makes no mistake. Raza c (sub)Shenwari b 25(36) [4s-2 6s-1]

W

Khan to Cremer, out Lbw!! Third wicket for Khan. Another googly and Cremer was pressing forward to block. Spins past the inside edge to rap him on the front leg in front of middle and leg. That'd have gone onto hit leg. Cremer lbw b Khan 1(5)

4

to Jarvis, FOUR, firmly hit! A very full at the stumps, Jarvis walks forward and thumps it over the umpire's head. Clean strike

4

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

4

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

4

to Jarvis, FOUR, shot! Too full, bludgeoned over the bowler's head

W

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 20(14) [4s-4]

6

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

W

Khan to Vitori, out Bowled!! Too quick! 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 Khan 8(8) [6s-1]

4

to Ihsanullah, FOUR, first boundary of the match! Straying on the pads, Ihsanullah waits for it and flicks it away. Beats the man at short fine leg and finds the fence

4

to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, sweet timing on that! Full length delivery outside off, Mohammad Shahzad reaches for it and times it to perfection bisecting the field at covers. No need to run for those

4

to Ihsanullah, FOUR, in the air and over the infield. Full length delivery outside off, throws his bat at it and slices it over point

4

to Ihsanullah, FOUR, lofted! Bowled on a length and outside off, lofts it over covers to add four runs to his account

4

to Ihsanullah, FOUR, half-pull! Aimed at the hips, gets inside the line and plays the half-pull. Yet again, beats the fielder at short fine leg

4

to Ihsanullah, FOUR, shot! Timing and placement on that, impeccable. Full around the off-stump channel, leans into the drive and drills it through cover-point

4

to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, that's an aggressive shot! Tossed up delivery around off, Shahzad doesn't miss out and clubs it over covers

4

to Ihsanullah, FOUR, chipped! On a length outside off, stays put and chips it over the cover region. Was a delightful looking shot by the opener. Love his technique

4

to Ihsanullah, FOUR, up and over! Fullish in length and tossed up outside off, Ihsanullah goes for it and clobbers it over the diving fielder at cover

4

to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, puts down a difficult chance! Such catches need to stick, this one doesn't. Shahzad goes aerial against the loopy delivery as the diving fielder at mid-off gets his hands to it and parries it away to the fence. Full marks for commitment though

4

to Ihsanullah, FOUR, soft hands! Pushed through outside off, Ihsanullah plays it delicately and runs it down to third man. FIelder there puts in a valiant effort to stop the ball, but in vain

4

to Ihsanullah, FOUR, fifty for Ihsanullah! Has been an impressive knock by the opener. Carves the flighted delivery through the gap at cover-point. Has been an impressive knock so far

4

to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, dropped! Insult to injury. Not only spills it out but also parries it away to the fence. It was slogged by Shahzad off his knee and it was Waller at deep mid-wicket who made a mess of it. Should have taken it

6

to Mohammad Shahzad, SIX, he'll make you pay, if you drop his catch. Zimbabwe, get ready for it. Flatter delivery on off, gets down on his knee again and times his slog over mid-wicket. Flat and over the fence. That was hit with brutal power by the pocket sized dynamite. Tried to do it earlier in the over, failed to middle it then, gets it right off the meat this time around

W

to Ihsanullah, out Caught by Mire!! gets the breakthrough! The partnership has been broken. Ihsanullah perishes trying to clear the fence. It was a nicely tossed up delivery just outside off, Janat clears his front leg to thump it over long-off. Doesn't time it as he lost his shape trying to go too hard. Holes out to long-off, where Mire completes an easy catch. Ihsanullah c Mire b 54(53) [4s-9]

W

to Mohammad Shahzad, out Caught by Vitori!! Double blow. Both openers are back in quick succession. Got a chance early on, but the fielder takes it this time. Fails to read the googly and goes ahead with his wild heave. Miscues it completely and the man at long-on has no trouble to pouch it safely. Zimbabwean skipper has done it for his team. Two wickets in an over and the visitors are right back in the game. Pin-drop silence at the stadium as the crowd favorite walks back. Mohammad Shahzad c Vitori b 36(40) [4s-4 6s-1]

4

to Rahmat, FOUR, bangs one short, but doesn't get the required lift from the surface. Rahmat swivels and pulls it nicely well in front of square on the leg-side. No chance for the deep fielder running across

4

to Rahmat, FOUR, the line is too straight and the length was on the fuller side, Rahmat takes full toll of it. Leans forward and uses his wrists to flick it between mid-on and mid-wicket. Excellent timing

W

to Stanikzai, out Caught by Chatara!! gets his counterpart and that's his third wicket. A flighted delivery drifting in on middle, Stanikzai gets down on one knee to play his premeditated stroke - the sweep shot. The ball lobs up off the top-edge and goes towards short fine leg. Chatara bends forward to take a low catch. From 90/0, Afghanistan have slipped to 109/3. Stanikzai c Chatara b 3(10)

4

to Rahmat, FOUR, glorious shot! overpitches and Rahmat takes heavy toll of it. Stands tall and presents the full face of the bat to caress it down the gorund. Placed it between the non-striker and the stumps at the bowler's end

4

Burl to Rahmat, FOUR, flighted ball down leg, Rahmat gets a top-edge on his sweep and the ball goes over the man at short fine leg

4

Burl to Nasir Jamal, FOUR, good shot! Gets down on one knee and brooms it over the man at backward square leg

4

Burl to Nasir Jamal, FOUR, fabulous shot! Jamal makes room even before Burl delivered the ball, the flighted ball was in the slot for him to loft over extra cover, couple of bounces and into the fence

6

to Rahmat, SIX, the batsmen slowly shifting gears now. Shah dances down the wicket while giving himself some room, freed his arms and tonked the flighted delivery over 's head. All the way!

OT

to Rahmat, 1 run, fifty for Shah. Started slowly but has started to gain momentum. Now has to convert it into a big one. Raises his bat to acknowledge the applause. Steps out and wrists it down to long-on

W

to Nasir Jamal, out Bowled!! The partnership is broken. Timely wicket for Zimbabwe as the stand had started to blossom. The quicker delivery from and Jamal played all round it, he wanted to maneuver it into the on-side, beaten for pace and the ball crashes into middle. Nasir Jamal b 31(41) [4s-2]

4

to Najibullah, FOUR, edged and four! Might have been the wrong 'un and Najibullah certainly did not pick it, prodded forward to defend and the outside edge runs away past the vacant slip position. A fielder there would have gobbled it up

4

to Rahmat, FOUR, bad delivery from and he's made to pay. Slower delivery that is short of length, Shah waits for the ball to arrive and pulls it over mid-wicket, couple of bounces and into the fence

4

to Najibullah, FOUR, poor end to the over. Short and down leg, all Najibullah had to do was get some wood on that, got plenty to beat short fine leg to his right, second four of the over

6

to Najibullah, SIX, hammered! Najibullah dances down and almost gets a bit too far from the flighted delivery, still goes through with the shot and smashes it flat over long-on

4

to Najibullah, FOUR, the angle working against , slips this down leg and gifts Najibullah a freebie, clipped nonchalanatly backward of square leg, short fine had no chance

4

to Najibullah, FOUR, fuller and outside off, Najibullah is waiting for anything near that region, clears his front leg and bludgeons wide (right) of mid-off, who is inside the ring

4

to Rahmat, FOUR, not a bad delivery. Back of a length and around off, Shah makes room and drives it on the rise past the non-striker, long-off put in a desperate dive but after the ball had reached the fence

6

to Rahmat, SIX, plenty of height and the short square boundaries at Sharjah rescue Shah. Takes on the short of length delivery and miscues the pull, the deep square leg fielder sees the ball sail over him

6

to Rahmat, SIX, that's outta here. The perfect length from - back of a length and it sat up nicely for Shah to swing across the line, the pivot helps him murder it over deep square leg

6

to Najibullah, SIX, fifty for Najibullah. He came at the right position, gave himself some time to get going and once set he's started to hammer them. Full and in the slot, Najibullah smacks it straight back into the sightscreen

6

to Najibullah, SIX, Najibullah has made the most of the free-hit. Banged in and with 's pace it sat up for Najibullah, who goes full-throttle with the pull shot and muscles it over deep mid-wicket

4

to Najibullah, FOUR, full toss angled outside off, Najibullah clears his front leg and slices it over backward point. He never wanted to keep it down the ground. What does the last delivery have in store?

6

to Rahmat, SIX, hundred for Shah. Removes the helmet and raises his bat to all corners. A fine innings from the right-hander. The whole of Afghansitan team are on their feet. delivers a freebie to allow Shah reach the landmark - full toss on leg-stump, Shah swings it over deep mid-wicket

4

to Rahmat, FOUR, shoddy bowling. Low full toss down leg, Shah is almost on one knee to help it along the way, gets the faintest of tickles and the ball races away to the fine leg fence

4

to Rahmat, FOUR, charges down and converts it into a full toss, slices the drive square on the off-side, the ball had enough to beat the man sweeping on the off-side

6

to Najibullah, SIX, that's what happens when you miss the yorker length, nice juicy full toss on the stumps, Najibullah clears his front leg to get a free swing of the arms, deposits it out of the ground near deep mid-wicket

6

to Najibullah, SIX, Najibullah is dealing in sixes. The small man packs a punch. He was almost cramped for space but a whip of the wrists uncorked a mighty hit over cow corner. The ball cleared the fence comfortably

W

to Rahmat, out Caught by Craig Ervine!! Wicket off the final ball. Afghanistan won't mind. The damage has been done. Shah walks off to a standing ovation. A superb innings from him. Charges down and converts it into a length delivery, tonks it straight down the throat of long-off, Ervine didn't have to move much to collect that. Rahmat c Craig Ervine b 114(110) [4s-8 6s-4]

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