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Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe - 3rd ODI

Series: Afghanistan v Zimbabwe in UAE, 2018
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Date & Time: 13 February 2018

Afghanistan 158/4 (27.3 Ovs) CRR: 5.75 | Afghanistan won by 6 wkts

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Mohammad Shahzad c (sub)Musakanda & b Chatarac (sub)Musakanda & b Chatara71410
Ihsanullah Janat c Waller & b Chatarac Waller & b Chatara121620
Rahmat Shah lbw Ryan Burllbw Ryan Burl565291
Nasir Jamal c (sub)Tendai Chisoro & b Cremerc (sub)Tendai Chisoro & b Cremer515760
Mohammad Nabi Not OutNot Out182411
Najibullah Zadran Not OutNot Out8320
Asghar Stanikzai dnbdnb0000
Gulbadin Naib dnbdnb0000
Rashid Khan dnbdnb0000
Dawlat Zadran dnbdnb0000
Mujeeb Zadran dnbdnb0000
Extras 6 (b 0, lb 1, w 5, nb 0)
Total 158 (4 Wkts, 27.3 Ov)
BowlingO M R WEcon
Brian Vitori2 0 14 0 7
Tendai Chatara5 0 18 2 3.6
Blessing Muzarabani6 0 50 0 8.33
Graeme Cremer9 1 49 1 5.44
Ryan Burl5.3 0 26 1 5.2
Solomon Mire0 0 0 0 0
Hamilton Masakadza0 0 0 0 0
Brendan Taylor0 0 0 0 0
Craig Ervine0 0 0 0 0
Sikandar Raza0 0 0 0 0
Malcolm Waller0 0 0 0 0

commentary

That's it from us today. See you for the fourth ODI.

Stanikzai, Afghanistan captain: Today we had a different plan, for me to come down the order. Last two games I hadn't performed well. In the first ten overs, Dawlat and Museeb bowled very well. After that Rashid bowled very well. Museeb is a young guy. Very good talent, has a lot of confidence. Rashid showed his ability today again. Credit to Rahmat and Nasir with the bat too.

Cremer, Zimbabwe captain: We were outplayed. Afghanistan bowled very well, obviously Rashid. Some soft wickets from us. We thought if those two (Ervine and Raza) could bat 20-30 overs, it would give us a nice platform. But it wasn't to be. Series definitely alive. Two days before the next game to go back and refresh. Can speak about a few different options we can use. Have to be tougher with the bat.

Rashid Khan, MoM: They were different, but I just wanted to bowl wicket to wicket. Just did the basics right. Doing nothing special in the nets. Bowling according to the wicket. Last game was a bad day for us. Plan was to do the basics right. Just wanted to improve our skills. Ervine was the favourite wicket.

19:40 Local Time, 15:40 GMT, 21:10 IST: Crushing win for Afghanistan, set up by their star spinner Rashid Khan, who derailed Zimbabwe with a five-for. Thereafter, they just had to ensure that the batsmen kept their minds. Fifties from Rahmat Shah and Nasir Jamal ensured that they did as they led Afghanistan's cruise to the target. Very abject performance from Zimbabwe as they descend back into misery after the highs of the previous win. Stay tuned for the presentations..

27.3
4
Ryan Burl to Najibullah, FOUR, drills it over mid-off to seal the win! Afghanistan take a 2-1 lead in the series
27.2
4
Ryan Burl to Najibullah, FOUR, drops it short outside off, allowing Najibullah to slap it through point for four. Just one away now
27.1
0
Ryan Burl to Najibullah, no run, defended back to the bowler
26.6
0
Cremer to Nabi, no run, tries to cut this time but the ball turns away and beats his bat
26.5
0
Cremer to Nabi, no run, punches it to short cover again
26.4
0
Cremer to Nabi, no run, punches this to short cover

Najibullah Zadran, left handed bat, comes to the crease

26.3
0
Cremer to Nasir Jamal, out Caught by (sub)Tendai Chisoro!! Wanted to finish it with a glory shot, but miscues it. The ball turned away from him and it caught the toe-end of the bat to lob straight to mid-on. Very good knock though. Nasir Jamal c (sub)Tendai Chisoro b Cremer 50(55) [4s-6]

Cremer to Nasir Jamal, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

26.2
0
Cremer to Nasir Jamal, no run, chopped to point
26.1
4
Cremer to Nasir Jamal, FOUR, drifting in on leg, there's no one in the deep behind square so Jamal deliberately sweeps this over short fine leg. Collects four. Fifty for Jamal
25.6
0
Ryan Burl to Nabi, no run, sliced to backward point
25.5
0
Ryan Burl to Nabi, no run, solid on the front foot to defend
25.4
0
Ryan Burl to Nabi, no run, tucked to short mid-wicket
25.3
4
Ryan Burl to Nabi, FOUR, looks to punch this flat delivery off the back-foot, the ball takes the edge and runs away through the vacant slip region
25.2
1
Ryan Burl to Nasir Jamal, 1 run, wanted to loft it downtown, but Burl gets it to turn and causes Jamal to slice it off the outside half. It lands safely wide of long-off
25.1
1
Ryan Burl to Nabi, 1 run, driven to long-off
24.6
0
Cremer to Nasir Jamal, no run, misses with the sweep again
24.5
0
Cremer to Nasir Jamal, no run, defends the googly back down the pitch
24.4
0
Cremer to Nasir Jamal, no run, cuts it to backward point
24.3
0
Cremer to Nasir Jamal, no run, beautiful leg-break, rips right past the edge of Jamal's bat
24.2
0
Cremer to Nasir Jamal, no run, flighted on leg-stump, Jamal misses with his sweep and is hit on the pad
24.1
0
Cremer to Nasir Jamal, no run, defended into the off-side
23.6
0
Ryan Burl to Nabi, no run, pushed to short cover
23.5
1
Ryan Burl to Nasir Jamal, 1 run, flat leg-break turning away from off, patted in front of backward point
23.4
0
Ryan Burl to Nasir Jamal, no run, the googly almost snuck through! Jamal just about gets an inside edge onto pad
23.3
1
Ryan Burl to Nabi, 1 run, smokes this drive to sweeper cover
23.2
0
Ryan Burl to Nabi, no run, flat on off, blocked back to the bowler
23.1
1
Ryan Burl to Nasir Jamal, 1 run, fired in on leg-stump, flicked to deep mid-wicket
22.6
0
Cremer to Nabi, no run, gives it a nice rip this time and turns it past Nabi's outside edge in his defence
22.5
6
Cremer to Nabi, SIX, clears the stadium! Galloped to the pitch of the ball and those long levers from Nabi muscle it over deep mid-wicket. It's a monster hit. Nabi becomes the first Afghanistan player to 2000 ODI runs
22.4
1
Cremer to Nasir Jamal, 1 run, now a top-edged sweep which falls well in front of the incoming long leg fielder
22.3
4
Cremer to Nasir Jamal, FOUR, connects with the slog-sweep. It's not the best connection, but there's enough of it to take it to the deep mid-wicket ropes
22.2
0
Cremer to Nasir Jamal, no run, flat at the stumps, blocked back
22.1
1
Cremer to Nabi, 1 run, pushed back to the bowler, Cremer misfields and allows the single
21.6
0
Ryan Burl to Nasir Jamal, no run, played back down the pitch
21.5
1
Ryan Burl to Nabi, 1 run, driven down to long-off
21.4
0
Ryan Burl to Nabi, no run, pushed through quicker, works it to short mid-wicket
21.3
0
Ryan Burl to Nabi, no run, comfortably defended back to the bowler
21.2
1
Ryan Burl to Nasir Jamal, 1 run, flighted leg-break at the stumps, 80kph, driven down to long-on
21.1
0
Ryan Burl to Nasir Jamal, no run, works it to backward square
20.6
0
Cremer to Nabi, no run, forward and defended
20.5
0
Cremer to Nabi, no run, defended with the turn towards point
20.4
1
Cremer to Nasir Jamal, 1 run, rocks back to pull it to deep square leg
20.3
2
Cremer to Nasir Jamal, 2 runs, Jamal is nice and low to sweep this backward of square. The fielder is placed square and there's an easy two available

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