• publish: 28 October 2015
  • time: 10:49 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 1933

Afghanistan cricket team cap-off Zimbabwe tour with T20 series victory  

The Afghanistan national cricket team defeated Zimbabwe in the second match of Twenty20 on Wednesday, securing another historic series win.

Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat first setting a target of 191 runs for Afghanistan from 20 overs, with SC Williams scoring 54 runs.

They lost seven wickets in total with Dawlat Zadran, Gulbadin Naib and Amir Hamza taking two wickets each while Rashid Khan taking one wicket.

Afghanistan chased the given target by losing 5 wickets and one ball remaining with opener Usman Ghani scoring 65 runs from 45 balls and by hitting 6 fours and 3 sixes.

Gulbadin Naib remained not out after scoring 56 runs from 31 balls by hitting 7 fours.

Mohammad Shahzad scored 24 runs from 20 balls, Mohammad Nabi scored 15 runs from 11 balls, Karim Sadiq scored 11 runs, Najibullah Zadran 2 runs and Shafiqullah remained not out after scoring 7 runs from 7 balls.

Today’s landmark first with a 2-0 Twenty20 series victory followed by the historic One Day International (ODI) series win over Zimbabwe.

Afghanistan won the series by defeating Zimbabwe in the 5th and final match of the ODI series on Saturday and sealed the historic series victory 3-2.

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