AFGHANISTAN VS ZIMBABWE IN UAE, 2018
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Cremer picked up four wickets in the chase. © Getty
Zimbabwe had to hold out for extensive for their to start with win on the tour but when it came, it had to be a significant a person as they pummelled Afghanistan by 154 runs, headlined to start with by Brendan Taylor and Sikandar Raza’s belligerent batting adopted by Tendai Chatara and Graeme Cremer’s incisive bowling. Inevitably, it culminated into a spirited demonstrate, one thing they had unsuccessful to showcase by the two T20Is and the earlier ODI played so far on this tour to UAE.
Afghanistan have been questioned to chase 334 on Sunday (February 11), substantially like they had questioned Zimbabwe to in the opening ODI. In just about 10 overs of their chase, Afghanistan missing 50 percent their side for 36 on the board with Chatara accounting for three of the to start with five wickets. There was little chance for them to emerge out of such rut but the centurion from the to start with sport – Rahmat Shah, combining with Mohammad Nabi failed to shy absent from providing it a shot. As a result, they posted a 53-operate stand for the sixth wicket right before skipper Cremer prepared his individual demonstrate. By eradicating Nabi and Gulbadin Naib off back to back balls, the Zimbabwe skipper still left the opponents reeling more on 89 for 7. The procession ongoing with Rahmat Shah ultimately becoming dismissed on 43 by Blessing Muzarabani. Cremer picked up two extra wickets to conclusion with four as Afghanistan have been bowled for accurately the similar total as Zimbabwe in the to start with sport – 179.
Before in the sport, Zimbabwe posted a complicated total using on Brendan Taylor’s superlative knock of 125 that came off just 121 balls. He established the stage on hearth with 8 sixes even though combining in helpful stands, to start with with Hamilton Masakadza in an 85-operate stand for the 2nd wicket right before becoming section of a extra defining partnership with Raza as they stitched a 136-operate stand for the fifth wicket. Whilst Masakadza missed out on a fifty by two runs, Raza missing out on his hundred by just 8 runs. Nevertheless, none of that halt Zimbabwe from setting a 334-operate goal.
The five-match ODI collection now stands levelled at 1-1 with the 3rd ODI to be played on Tuesday.
Short Scores: Zimbabwe 333/5 in 50 overs (Brendan Taylor 125, Sikandar Raza 92 Rashid Khan 2-36) missing to Afghanistan 179 all out in 30.1 overs (Rahmat Shah 43 Graeme Cremer 4-41, Tendai Chatara 3-24) by 154 runs.