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Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan 1st T20I 2021 Highlights

Cricket Highlights - Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan 1st T20I 2021


Watch the highlights of Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan 1st T20I 2021 - Zimbabwe - Afghanistan tour of United Arab Emirates (UAE) 3-match Twenty20 international series of the 1st T20I match played between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi in 17th March 2021.

Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan 1st T20I 2021 Highlights
Rahmanullah Gurbaz plays a sweep © Abu Dhabi Cricket

Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Asghar Afghan's rapid half-centuries sets up to Afghanistan comprehensive 48-run victory over Zimbabwe and take a 1-0 lead in the first T20I.

* Afghanistan's 48-run win was their seventh largest victory by terms of runs in T20 international and It is their third biggest victory against Zimbabwe in T20Is.

* Afghanistan's 198 was their sixth highest score in T20 international and It is their second highest total against Zimbabwe in T20Is.

* 7 : Rahmanullah Gurbaz equalled a joint fourth most sixes hit for Afghanistan in an innings in T20 international, jointly with Mohammad Shahzad, Hazratullah Zazai and Mohammad Nabi hit two times and the second most sixes hit by an Afghanistan batsman against Zimbabwe in an innings in T20Is.

* Rahmanullah Gurbaz equalled a 26-ball joint seventh fastest fifty for Afghanistan in T20 international and the second fastest fifty by an Afghanistan batsman against Zimbabwe in T20Is after Najibullah Zadran's 22-ball half-century.

Afghanistan scored 198-5 in 20 overs with top scorer by Rahmanullah Gurbaz 87, Asghar Afghan hammered a 55 off 38-balls including 6-fours & 2-sixes with strike rate of 144.74 and Karim Janat 26.

Zimbabwe best bowler by Blessing Muzarabani and Richard Ngarava both took 2-wickets.

Zimbabwe scored 150-7 in 20 overs with top scorer by Tinashe Kamunhukamwe struck 44 off 37-balls including 4-fours, Sikandar Raza 22, Sean Williams 22, Tarisai Musakanda 18 and Richmond Mutumbami 15.

Afghanistan best bowler by Rashid Khan picked up 3-wickets for 28-runs in 4-overs, Karim Janat and Fareed Ahmed both took 2-wickets.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz named Player of the match for his power-hitting batting performance to smashed a career-best 87-runs knocked off facing 45-balls including 7-sixes and 6-fours with strike rate of 193.33.

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