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Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan: Najibullah Zadran Stars As Afghanistan Win 1st T20I | Cricket Information

Najibullah Zadran slammed a six off the second ball of the ultimate over to provide Afghanistan a six-wicket win in opposition to Zimbabwe on Saturday after an exciting run chase within the first of three Twenty20 internationals. The dramatic climax appeared unlikely with 10 overs gone because the vacationers scored 83 with out loss after Zimbabwe posted 159-8 in 20 overs at Harare Sports activities Membership.

Ryan Burl then wreaked havoc with the ball, capturing the wickets of openers Hazratullah Zazai (45) and Rahmanullah Gurbaz (33) and Usman Ghani (1) inside six balls.

A forefront from Gurbaz led to a catch for wicketkeeper Regis Chakabva. Zazai adopted one ball caught by Sikandar Raza at lengthy on.

Burl claimed his third wicket off the ultimate ball of the over as one other Chakabva catch ended the Ghani’s two-ball innings.

Batting at quantity 5, Zadran stopped the rot however took time to regain the initiative and the vacationers wanted 60 runs from the ultimate 5 overs to triumph.

The run charge regularly elevated and when Blessing Muzurabani stepped as much as bowl the ultimate over, the Afghans required eight runs, and Zadran wasted no time getting them.

He hit two off the primary supply, then walloped his third six of a 25-ball stand to carry the Afghans to 160-4 and proceed a profitable tour after a 3-0 victory in a one-day worldwide sequence.

Zadran, a 30-year-old left-hand batsman, struck two fours and three sixes in his unbeaten 41-minute keep on the crease.

Earlier, middle-order batsman Raza prime scored with 45 for Zimbabwe on a tough, brown-grass, batting-friendly observe.

Opener Wessley Madhevere (32) and Regis Chakabva (29) had been the opposite Zimbabweans to make vital contributions whereas six of their teammates failed to succeed in 10.

Debutant Najit Masood, a right-arm medium pacer, was essentially the most spectacular Afghan bowler taking three wickets, together with these of Raza and Chakabva.

Pakistan-born Raza, whose T20 batting common is a modest 13.4, was out to an excellent catch at third man by Hazratullah Zazai having confronted 31 deliveries and struck three fours and two sixes.

A googly from Rashid Khan spelt the tip of Madhevere whereas a forefront from Chakabva was caught at mid-off by captain Mohammad Nabi.


The remaining two T20 internationals can even be in Harare, on Sunday and Tuesday.

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