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

Sri Lanka vs India

06 March 2018 19:00 (IST)

2nd ODI, Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah, 11 February 2018

Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe

Afghanistan 2nd Inn:179/10 (30.1)

Dawlat Zadran 47 (29);
Graeme Cremer* 5.1-0-41-4; Tendai Chatara 8-1-24-3;

Last bat: Mujeeb Zadran

Result: Zimbabwe won by 154 runs.

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Afghanistan Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Mohammad Shahzad(wk) c Muzarabani & b Vitori 15 20 1 1 75
Ihsanullah Janat c Vitori & b Chatara 2 6 0 0 33.33
Rahmat Shah c (sub)Moor & b Muzarabani 43 61 7 0 70.49
Asghar Stanikzai(c) c Brendan Taylor & b Chatara 1 6 0 0 16.67
Nasir Jamal c Ryan Burl & b Chatara 0 3 0 0 0
Najibullah Zadran c Craig Ervine & b Muzarabani 3 11 0 0 27.27
Mohammad Nabi b Cremer 31 28 3 2 110.71
Gulbadin Naib lbw Cremer 0 1 0 0 0
Rashid Khan c Ryan Burl & b Cremer 8 8 1 0 100
Dawlat Zadran not out 47 29 2 6 162.07
Mujeeb Zadran b Cremer 15 8 2 1 187.5
             
Extras(b - 4, lb - 3, w - 7, nb - 0)14
Total(179 all out in 30.1 overs)179 (5.93 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/17 (Ihsanullah Janat, 3.2 ov.) 2/18 (Mohammad Shahzad, 4.2 ov.) 3/29 (Asghar Stanikzai, 7.1 ov.)
4/29 (Nasir Jamal, 7.4 ov.) 5/36 (Najibullah Zadran, 10.3 ov.) 6/89 (Mohammad Nabi, 20.2 ov.)
7/89 (Gulbadin Naib, 20.3 ov.) 8/105 (Rashid Khan, 22.5 ov.) 9/115 (Rahmat Shah, 25.2 ov.)
10/179 (Mujeeb Zadran, 30.1 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Brian Vitori 7 0 39 1 5.57 (5w)
Tendai Chatara 8 1 24 3 3  
Blessing Muzarabani 8 0 51 2 6.38 (2w)
Sikandar Raza 2 0 17 0 8.5  
Graeme Cremer (c) 5.1 0 41 4 7.93  
               

Zimbabwe Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Solomon Mire lbw Mujeeb 9 10 2 0 90
Hamilton Masakadza runout (Mohammad Shahzad) 48 54 5 2 88.89
Brendan Taylor(wk) b Rashid Khan 125 121 5 8 103.31
Craig Ervine c Mohammad Shahzad & b Rashid Khan 14 30 1 0 46.67
Sikandar Raza c Ihsanullah & b Naib 92 74 9 4 124.32
Malcolm Waller not out 17 12 2 0 141.67
Ryan Burl not out 11 5 2 0 220
Graeme Cremer(c) dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Brian Vitori dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Tendai Chatara dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Blessing Muzarabani dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 2, w - 9, nb - 6)17
Total(333 for 5 in 50 overs)333 (6.66 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/10 (Solomon Mire, 2.4 ov.) 2/95 (Hamilton Masakadza, 17 ov.) 3/144 (Craig Ervine, 26.6 ov.)
4/279 (Brendan Taylor, 45.2 ov.) 5/320 (Sikandar Raza, 48.5 ov.)  
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Mujeeb Zadran 10 0 47 1 4.7 (1w)
Dawlat Zadran 9 0 96 0 10.67 (1w)
Gulbadin Naib 8 0 85 1 10.63 (5w)
Rashid Khan 10 1 36 2 3.6 (1w)
Mohammad Nabi 10 0 33 0 3.3 (1w)
Rahmat Shah 3 0 34 0 11.33  
               
All|Overs 1-50
4

to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, first one of this innings! Rises high in his crease and tucks that off his hips. Beats the fielder at short fine leg to find the fence

6

to Mohammad Shahzad, SIX, going, going, gone! Looks to be promising run chase. Good length delivery around the off-stump channel, Shahzad stays put and slaughters it over the cow corner. 12 runs off that over and Shahzad has come to the party in the chase

W

to Ihsanullah, out Caught by Vitori!! He scored an impressive knock the other day and the law of averages gets the better of him today. Full length delivery on middle and leg, goes for a flick agains that delivery and gets a leading edge that balloons to the right of the fielder at mid-on. Vitori is the man who takes it as the hosts lose their first. Ihsanullah c Vitori b 2(6)

W

to Mohammad Shahzad, out Caught by Muzarabani!! Short ball does the trick. That's a well directed bouncer by , aims it straight at the helmet. Mohammad Shahzad looks to take evasive action and ends up hooking it to the man at short fine leg. Not an inch to his left or right, does the fielder move. Both Afghan openers are back with the hosts in a spot of bother. Mohammad Shahzad c Muzarabani b 15(20) [4s-1 6s-1]

4

to Rahmat, FOUR, that's time to perfection! It's a half-volley presented outside off, Rahmat leans into the drive and creams it through the gap at covers. Right in the gap and away she goes

W

to Stanikzai, out Caught by Brendan Taylor!! That's the third wicket of the match and it's who gets it. Bowls a full length delivery outside and makes it swing away from the batsman. Gets an outside edge that flies to the keeper who completes the formalities. The hosts in big trouble with three of their mainstays back in the pavilion. Stanikzai c Brendan Taylor b 1(6)

W

to Nasir Jamal, out Caught by Ryan Burl!! Smiles all round the Zimbabwe camp and why not? They're on the verge of seeking vengeance here. Just like the way Afghanistan thrashed them in the first ODI. Coming back to the delivery it was a full length delivery outside off and Nasir Jamal drove it straight to short extra-cover. Burl is the man who takes a sharp reflex catch. There was hardly any reaction time there. Nasir Jamal c Ryan Burl b 0(3)

W

to Najibullah, out Caught by Craig Ervine!! Soft dismissal. With a lack of foot work chips that to short extra-cover. Got deceived by the slower delivery and played a check-drive. Half of the Afghan side is back in the hut as Zimbabwe inch closer to victory. Unless, we get to see a special knock by Mohammad Nabi. Najibullah c Craig Ervine b 3(11)

4

to Nabi, FOUR, slashed and slashed hard! Nabi won't spare you if you bowl such freebies. Width on offer and he throws hit bat at it. Gets it right off the meat and beats the diving fielder at point. Gets off the mark in style, does Afghanistan's best all-rounder

4

to Rahmat, FOUR, that's his first boundary after the dropped catch. Zimbabwe will hope, he won't smack more of those. Picks the length of the short delivery early and pulls it through mid-wicket to find the fence

6

to Nabi, SIX, that's Nabi's talent! Picks the bones out of this. Stands tall and hits the length delivery on the up. Connects it to perfection and towers it over long-off. This will be a run chase to watch out for, if he gets going

4

to Rahmat, FOUR, classic shot! Gets high on his toe and angles the short delivery through point. Pure timing on that as third man remains a mere spectator

4

to Nabi, FOUR, short, wide and the batsman jumps on it. Slashes the ball over point for a four. The batsman hopped up to ensure he met the ball on top of the bounce. Never wanted to keep the ball down

4

to Rahmat, FOUR, short ball, got on top of the bounce and pulled it away. Could not keep it down though but had enough wood on it to send it past the dive of the man at deep square leg. A clumsy effort was not fruitful

4

to Rahmat, FOUR, backs away and thumps the ball down! One bounce and into the long-off fence. The length was quickly picked up and then the mighty hit

4

to Nabi, FOUR, kneels down and swept away fine between short fine leg and backward square leg for a four

6

to Nabi, SIX, bang! He has swept that out of his sight and into the stands thanks to his big booming bat. Raises 2000 ODI runs! That was some statement

W

to Nabi, out Bowled!! A leggie's delight and a batsman's nightmare. The batsman prodded forward and missed the line of the ball for his off-pole to be knocked over. The partnership has come to an end. Afghanistan are looking down the barrel. Nabi b 31(28) [4s-3 6s-2]

W

to Naib, out Lbw!! The quicker arm ball does it. Afghanistan are imploding now. That was quick, shot in and the batsman was hit on the move. The dreaded finger went up quickly. He is on a hat-trick now. Naib lbw b 0(1)

4

to Rashid Khan, FOUR, uh oh! Almost a hat-trick. That was in the air as he played a cut shot and the ball evaded the man at short third man for a four

4

to Rahmat, FOUR, swept away fine, very fine and the ball runs away to the fence for a four

W

to Rashid Khan, out Caught by Ryan Burl!! Short ball, turning away, the batsman looked to slash the ball away, hits it uppishly and the man at point takes an easy catch to send him back. They are going down like ninepins. This has been an abysmal day at the office for the Afghanistan team. Rashid Khan c Ryan Burl b 8(8) [4s-1]

4

to Dawlat Zadran, byes, FOUR, the ball misses everything..the batsman, the sticks, the keeper as the googly bamboozled its way to the fence

4

to Rahmat, FOUR, uses his willow like a golf club to power the ball aerially down the ground for a one bounce four towards long-off

W

to Rahmat, out Caught by (sub)Moor!! Short ball and the batsman trying to pull the ball away, gets a fat top edge and the keeper does the rest. The writing is on the wall now. Rahmat had to play the shots and in trying do so, he departs. This might as well be Zimbabwe's biggest win by runs. Rahmat c (sub)Moor b 43(61) [4s-7]

4

to Mujeeb, FOUR, backs away, the bowler had the batsman's ribs at his mercy and the batsman somehow contrived a way out to slam the ball away towards deep square leg for a four

4

to Mujeeb, FOUR, the bowler goes full, the batsman goes aerial over mid-off. That was mistimed over mid-off's head for a four

6

to Dawlat Zadran, SIX, ballooned up delivery outside off. The bait was set up but powerful was the gait from the batsman. Threw the willow to the room provided and clatters it over sweeper cover for a maximum

6

to Dawlat Zadran, SIX, bang bang again! The ball was dragged short and the batsman hopped back to hammer the pull away over deep mid for a sixer

6

to Dawlat Zadran, SIX, make it a hat-trick of delightful sixes. He charged out and slammed it over long-off for a sixer. They wanna go down fighting here

6

to Mujeeb, SIX, my sixes are bleeding now..bleeding sixes I tell you. That was length and the batsman backed away to cream the ball over cow corner for yet another..you know what..six!

6

to Dawlat Zadran, SIX, exposes his sticks, shuffles across, sits down ala ABD and scoops the ball over fine leg for a sixer. The crowd is going berserk

4

to Dawlat Zadran, FOUR, chips down the track and the inside edge saves him. The ball evades the keeper and runs fine to the fence for a four

6

to Dawlat Zadran, SIX, slammed over long-on!! That has sailed into the stands again. The long-on region peppered this time. The ball turned a bit but the batsman stayed his crease to muscle the ball away

6

to Dawlat Zadran, SIX, another biggie! Dawlat is having fun out there and these are massive sixes. Slower ball and it's full as well, he picks it early and swings through the line to send it over long-off. Huge!

4

to Dawlat Zadran, FOUR, poor ball! Cannot bowl short on leg stump with fine leg in the ring, that's what does and Dawlat swivels to pull it easily over the man in the ring. What entertainment are these two providing! Incredible scenes

W

to Mujeeb, out Bowled!! Cleans him up! The party is over. Nevertheless, it was fun while it lasted. slows it down and bowls a googly, tempts Zadran into a slog but he misses it completely. Timber! Zimbabwe have won by 154 runs to draw level in the series. Mujeeb b 15(8) [4s-2 6s-1]

4

Zadran to Mire, FOUR, cemented feet, lovely hands and leant into the drive to send it scorching past the man at mid-off for a four

4

to Mire, FOUR, adventurous! Went for the reverse and connected well to send it fine and past the man at short third for a four

W

to Mire, out Lbw!! Gone! Fantastic riposte from . That was turning in quick and the forward push was not up to the mark. The ball skidded on and pinged him in line with the sticks. The umpire had no qualms in raising his finger. Mire lbw b 9(10) [4s-2]

4

Zadran to Masakadza, FOUR, edged and gone..gone to the fence.. The batsman went for a loose drive outside off and the edge flew between the keeper and the slip fielder for a four. The bowler clearly not happy with the effort. The keeper had his feet stuck and never ever could even give it a try

4

Zadran to Brendan Taylor, FOUR, allows the ball to come to him and at the last moment, rolls his wrists over the ball top send it speeding to the deep square leg fence

6

Zadran to Masakadza, SIX, upper cut for a sixer! That was short and sits up a bit outside off, the batsman slices the ball over the deep third man fielder for a maximum

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, goes inside out after a tango down the track. The bat face opened on impact and that was enough to send it over the in-field and into the fence

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, takes it from the sticks and then reverse sweeps the ball away fine past the man at short third man for a four

4

Zadran to Brendan Taylor, FOUR, archs his body backwards and late upper steers it over the keeper for a four. That was deft as he used the pace of the bowler

6

to Masakadza, SIX, kneels down and smacks the slog sweep! The ball sails into the stands to bring up the fifty for the innings. That ball ain't coming back. The intent from the Zimbabwean batsmen has been a thing of joy to watch

4

Khan to Masakadza, FOUR, lot of air on the ball, the batsman bends down and reverse sweeps the ball away past the man at short third man for a four

6

to Brendan Taylor, SIX, lofted on-drive! That has gone into oblivion. The length ball bent in and the batsman drop-kicked the ball away with elan. Such a visual treat when this man is on song

6

to Brendan Taylor, SIX, lofted again! Not as well timed as the previous one but another sixer over long-on. Brendan Taylor is on fire!!

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, Masakadza looks determined to score big today! Floated on off, gets down on his knee and reverse sweeps it past the fielder at short third man

W

to Masakadza, out Masakadza Run Out!! A huge mix-up and Masakadza is gone! We were just saying how good the opener is playing and he has to depart soon after! Knocks it to short mid-wicket and sets off for a run. Taylor sends him back and Masakadza has no chance to get back in. Masakadza run out (Najibullah/Mohammad Shahzad) 48(54) [4s-5 6s-2]

4

to Brendan Taylor, FOUR, chipped! Full length delivery outside off, goes aerial and chips it over mid-off, gets closer to his half-century, needs only 2 runs more

OT

to Brendan Taylor, 1 run, half-century for Brendan Taylor! Taps the length delivery in front of point and scampers across to the other end in order to complete the run. There's a direct hit at the bowler's end too, but the batsman is well in

4

to Craig Ervine, FOUR, pulled away! Shortish delivery around off, tranfers his weight onto the back foot and pulls it through mid-wicket

6

to Brendan Taylor, SIX, that's smoked! Tossed up delivery around off, Brendan Taylor stands tall and wallops that over long-off

6

to Brendan Taylor, SIX, downtown! Another massive hit by the set batsman. Gets hold of the loopy delivery and sends it sailing over the same region. Connects it to perfection and gets six more

W

Khan to Craig Ervine, out Caught by Mohammad Shahzad!! Ervine is not happy with the decision, it seems. He tries to poke at the googly again but the ball spins away sharply and beats him. Not sure whether he had nicked that, but the umpire thinks he has. That's what matters! Walks back to the dressing room dejected. Craig Ervine c Mohammad Shahzad b Khan 14(30) [4s-1]

6

to Brendan Taylor, SIX, pumped! Loopy delivery around off, Taylor stands tall and chips it over covers. Half a dozen in his account

4

Khan to Raza, FOUR, down the ground! Plays it off the front foot and drills the loopy delivery past the bowler. Can't stop that, bisects the field with precision

4

to Raza, FOUR, pierced! Floated delivery aroudn off, Raza comes forward and creams it past Nabi. Finds the fence in a jiffy

6

to Brendan Taylor, SIX, towered! Flighted delivery around off, Taylor stays put and pumps it over the bowler's head. Has conceded 34 runs in his 3 overs, very expensive

6

Zadran to Raza, SIX, what a shot! Absolute nonchalance from Raza. Goes on the front foot to this short ball and mauls the pull. Clean strike, sails well over long-on

4

Zadran to Raza, FOUR, more runs! Intent is clear from Raza, he wants to get on with it. Another short ball, plenty of width as well and Raza cuts uppishly over backward point. Easily over the infield, third man had no chance

4

Zadran to Raza, FOUR, top shot! This wasn't all that bad a ball, nearly got the wide yorker right but Raza probably expected the length. Got deep in the crease and squeezed it behind point. Opened the bat face late to find the gap. He is on a roll

6

Zadran to Raza, SIX, feasts on the Free Hit! Slower ball and Raza picked it early, swung merrily over mid-wicket. Just over the ropes

4

to Raza, FOUR, smart batting from Raza! Knew that mid-off was in the ring and charged down the track with the intention of playing it dead straight. Slams it back past the bowler and it raced away

OT

to Raza, 2 runs, slightly short and Raza rocks back to punch it towards sweeper cover. Easy two and brings up his fifty. It's been a fine knock but he needs to bat deep

OT

Khan to Brendan Taylor, 1 run, there it is! Gets to the milestone and it's been a terrific knock. Century for Taylor! A well-paced innings and he has held the innings together. Will be keen to carry on further. Works this down towards long-on for a single to get to the landmark

6

Khan to Brendan Taylor, SIX, dumped! Now that he has got to the century, Taylor will want to open up. This will help. Gets down on one knee to this flighted googly and slog sweeps easily over deep mid-wicket. Into the stands

OT

Zadran to Brendan Taylor, 1 run, terrific yorker aimed at Taylor's boot, he just about digs it out down to long-on. Century stand comes up

4

Zadran to Brendan Taylor, FOUR, cheeky shot! Taylor premeditates by walking across the stumps, employs the scoop and clears shrot fine leg easily. One bounce to the fence

6

Zadran to Brendan Taylor, SIX, that's hugeeeeee! Taylor is upping the ante big time now. Have to say this is a poor ball, length stuff from and Taylor massacres it straight over the bowler's head. All the way for a biggie

6

Zadran to Raza, SIX, another biggie! Just the momentum-shifting over that Zimbabwe were searching for in pursuit of the big final assault. Once again goes full and Raza carves it over the covers. Clean contact to clear the fence

4

to Raza, FOUR, excellent shot! Slower ball and Raza picked it early, charged down the track to make room and pummel it through extra cover. Placed it very wide of the long-off fielder

4

to Raza, FOUR, they are leaking runs! Another slower ball and Raza is now expecting this. Stays back and shovels the pull through mid-wicket. Splits deep mid-wicket and long-on with precision

4

to Brendan Taylor, FOUR, shot of the game? Could well be. Effortless from Taylor, stays in the crease to this fuller ball and just exercises the strong bottom hand. Powerful wrists as well on this short arm jab and it went like a rocket down the ground to the long-on fence

W

Khan to Brendan Taylor, out Bowled!! Bowled 'em! has his second wicket but the damage has been done by Taylor. He went for the premeditated paddle scoop but probably showed his cards too early. kept his calm and targeted the stumps. 'You miss, I hit' stuff. End of a splendid ton from Taylor, lovely knock. Brendan Taylor b Khan 125(121) [4s-5 6s-8]

6

to Raza, SIX, clears long-on! Too many Free Hits and one had to disappear. This one does. Slower short ball, Raza shuffles across on the back foot and pulls it easily down the ground

4

Zadran to Raza, FOUR, good shot! misses the yorker and it's a full toss, Raza bends the back knee after making room to cream the drive through extra cover. Well wide of sweeper cover

4

Zadran to Waller, FOUR, Waller gets into the act. The wide yorker goes wrong for who is having a shocking day. Makes room to slice this over point. Clean strike and it races away

4

to Waller, FOUR, the hammering continues! Short and wide outside off, Waller clears his front leg and slashes it over backward point. Clinical strike

4

to Raza, FOUR, another bouncer, this time the slower ball and Raza picks his spot. Swats this pull well over the man at square leg and once it beat the infield, it was always going to the fence

W

to Raza, out Caught by Ihsanullah!! Soft dismissal! Slower ball that was very wide outside off, would have surely been a wide if Raza left it but he chased it and ended up spooning it towards extra cover. Ihsanullah accepts the dolly. Tragedy for Raza as he misses out on a well-deserved ton. Been a devastating innings nevertheless. Raza c Ihsanullah b 92(74) [4s-9 6s-4]

4

to Ryan Burl, FOUR, Burl starts with a bang! Slower ball outside off, he drags it through backward square leg with the agricultural heave. Raced away to the fence

4

Zadran to Ryan Burl, FOUR, just over Mohammad Shahzad! Burl gets across the stumps for a paddle scoop and got quite close to the ball. Lobs it easily over the keeper to find the fence