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Afghanistan defeats Zimbabwe by 54 runs in second match of ODI series

By Khaama Press - Sun Feb 19 2017, 7:36 pm

The Afghanistan national cricket team defeated Zimbabwe by 54 runs in their second appearance in a bilateral One Day International (ODI) series.

The Afghan team won the toss and elected to bat first in the second game, electing a target of 239 runs for the host team.

Afghanistan set the given target by losing 9 wickets from 50 overs with Mohammad Shahzad scoring 64 runs, Rahmat Shah 53 runs, Mohammad Nabi 33 runs, Najibullah Zadran 45 runs, Noor Ali Zadran 14 runs, Asghar Stanikzai 6 runs, Gulbain Naib 5 runs, Rashid Khan 3 runs, Dawlat Zadran 1 runs, and Hashmatullah Shahidi 2 runs.

The Zimbabwe team could not chase the given target and lost all their wickets after scoring184 runs from42.1 overs.

On the bowling side, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan took 3 wickets, and Amir Hamza and Gulbadin Naib 2 wickets each to restrict Zimbabwe to 184 runs.

This comes as the Afghan team secured their first victory in the opening of the series by defeating the host nation in their opening match on Thursday.

Afghanistan defeated Zimbabwe by 12 runs in a rain-hit match which concluded in the Afghan team’s favor.

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