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Afghanistan Rise To Third In World Cup Tremendous League With Win Vs Zimbabwe In 1st ODI | Cricket Information

Rahmat Shah hit 94 within the 1st ODI between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe.© AFP

Batters Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi and all-rounder Mohammad Nabi starred as Afghanistan climbed to 3rd within the Cricket World Cup Tremendous League after a 60-run one-day worldwide victory over Zimbabwe in Harare on Saturday. Securing 10 factors from the win at Harare Sports activities Membership lifted the vacationers above India and Australia within the standings and left them trailing solely leaders Bangladesh and second-placed England. The highest eight finishers within the Tremendous League acquire direct qualification to the 2023 World Cup in India.

Put in to bat after dropping the toss, Afghanistan posted 276-5 in 50 overs with Shah (94) and captain Shahidi (88) organising the triumph after a shaky begin that left the guests 38-2.

Blessing Muzarabani was the decide of the Zimbabwe bowlers, taking 4-52, together with the wickets of Shah and Shahidi, who had added 181 runs for the third wicket.

Zimbabwe have been all the time behind the required run fee and have been all out for 216 off the ultimate ball of the innings with Sikandar Raza (67), debutant Harmless Kaia (39) and captain Craig Ervine (30) the most effective batsmen.

Nabi was probably the most spectacular Afghan bowler, ending with 4-34 and Rashid Khan (2-39) and Fazal Haq Farooqi (2-41) have been the most effective of the remaining.

The convincing victory gave Afghanistan a 16-10 lead in ODIs between the international locations. Each groups wish to get well from latest ODI sequence losses — Zimbabwe to Sri Lanka and Afghanistan to Bangladesh.


The six-match tour, initially scheduled for 2 years in the past, lastly started after two postponements, first due to the coronavirus pandemic after which due a scarcity of broadcasting gear.

There can be two extra ODI matches on June 6 and 9 adopted by three Twenty 20 internationals on June 11, 12 and 14 with Harare Sports activities Membership internet hosting all six video games.

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