Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan 1st T20I 2018 Highlights

Cricket Highlights - Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan 1st T20I 2018

Watch the highlights of Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan 1st T20I 2018 - Zimbabwe - Afghanistan tour of United Arab Emirates (UAE) 2-match Twenty20 international series of the 1st T20I match played between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah in 05th February 2018.

Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan 1st T20I 2018 Highlights
Mohammad Nabi hits over the top © AFP

Rashid Khan and Sharafuddin Ashraf's combined 5-wickets before Mohammad Nabi's assault led to Afghanistan convincing five-wicket victory over Zimbabwe and take a 1-0 lead in a low-scoring game of the first T20I.

Match Stats :
  • Afghanistan chased 121 was their third lowest successful run-chase in T20 international and It is their lowest chase against Zimbabwe in T20Is, previous lowest chase was 154 at Bulawayo in 2015.
  • Zimbabwe's 120 was their lowest score against Afghanistan in T20 internationals, previous lowest was 127 at Nagpur in 2016.

Zimbabwe scored 120-9 in 20 overs with top scorer by debutant Soloman Mire who blasted a 34 off 21-balls on his debut T20I match including 5-fours & 2-sixes with strike rate of 161.90.

Malcolm Waller hammered a unbeaten 27 off 16-balls including 3-fours & a six with strike-rate of 168.75 and Hamilton Masakadza 18.

Afghanistan best bowler by Rashid Khan picked up 3-wickets for 19-runs in 4-overs, Sharafuddin Ashraf takes 2-wickets, Mohammad Nabi takes 1-wicket for 2-runs in 1-over, Gulbadin Naib and Aftab Alam both took one-wickets.

Afghanistan chased 121-5 in 14.4 overs with top scorer by Mohammad Nabi 40 not out, Mohammad Shehzad 20 and Sharafuddin Ashraf 18.

Zimbabwe best bowler by Blessing Muzarabani - who took two-wickets on his debut T20I match, Tendai Chatara, Kyle Jarvis both takes 1-wickets and debutant Ryan Burl - who took one-wicket on his debut T20I match.

Mohammad Nabi named Player of the match for his match-winning unbeaten rapid 40-runs knocked off facing 27-balls including 4-fours and 3-sixes with strike rate of 148.14.

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