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Najibullah Zadran and Mohammad Nabi steered Afghanistan to a 21-run win over Zimbabwe on Sunday to say a successful 2-0 lead of their Twenty20 worldwide sequence in Harare. The vacationers received the toss and made 170-5 off 20 overs on a batting-friendly monitor whereas Zimbabwe scored 149-7 in reply. A 3rd and closing T20 match is ready for Tuesday with Afghanistan chasing a white-ball tour sweep after successful the one-day worldwide sequence 3-0.

“The Zimbabweans batted very effectively, particularly (Sikandar) Raza and (Harmless) Kaia. When Rashid Khan took Raza’s wicket, that was a very powerful one for us because it modified the sport,” captain Nabi advised AFP.

“(Bowler Najit Masood) has been good for the previous few years — he’s additionally taking part in very effectively within the home league and T20 league. He deserves to be within the nationwide staff.” 
Zimbabwe high scorer Kaia, who scored his maiden half century, was inspired regardless of the loss.

“We bowled effectively at this time and used our powerplay effectively. We misplaced wickets right here and there, however I believe we have been within the sport. We simply must effective tune our middle-order batting — we have to rotate the strike extra and search for boundary choices. “I am pleased to attain my first half century as a result of I confronted a number of the greatest spinners on the earth, like Rashid and Nabi.

“These guys are Indian Premier League gamers, so for me I take it as a constructive. I scored freely from their bowling so I believe it’s a constructive.”

Zadran placed on 70 runs for the fourth wicket with captain Nabi earlier than he was run out off the primary ball of the ultimate over. He carried on the place he left off on Saturday, when his unbeaten 44 earned Afghanistan a six-wicket victory in an exhilarating run chase.

His 57 on Sunday got here off 46 balls and included six fours and one six. It was the seventh half century for the 30-year-old left-hander.

Captain and all-rounder Nabi was faster and extra aggressive than Zadran, averaging two runs a ball in an unbeaten knock of 43 that included a 4 and 4 sixes.

Opener Hazratullah Zazai scored 28, laced with three fours and two sixes, earlier than he turned the primary of three victims of wicketkeeper Regis Chakabva.

Proper-arm quick medium pacer Tendai Chatara was probably the most profitable Zimbabwe bowler, capturing the wickets of Zazai and fellow opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz (1). In reply, opener Kaia excelled, batting from the beginning of the innings to the second final ball earlier than being run out on 54. His digital run-a-ball innings included two fours and a six.

He was concerned in worthwhile partnerships with Tadiwanashe Marumani (30) and Raza (41) that provided a glimmer of hope that Zimbabwe may win and stage the sequence.

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However they have been all the time trailing on run fee and when Raza was clear bowled by Khan with 14 balls remaining and Zimbabwe on 136-4, a collapse ensued.

Rashid was probably the most profitable bowler, taking 2-32 in 4 overs.

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