Afghanistan kept winning streak in 2nd ODI against the Chevrons

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Sunday, February 26th, 2017 | 0

Afghanistan kept their winning streak continue against Zimbabwe and they gain defeated the Chevrons in the second ODI which was staged in 19th February, 2017 at Harare. This is the second official ODI victory for the Afghan in this tour where they also defeated Zimbabwe in last ODI match as well. So, through the second victory, they are now leading the series by 2 – 0. The whole series consists of five ODI matches and to secure the series, Afghan team needs one more victory. Earlier the match, Afghanistan scored 238 runs by batted first but the Chevrons got all out by scoring 184 runs. So, Afghan won by 54 runs so far.

Earlier in 19th February, the match between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe started in the morning at Harare Sports Club where Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bat. They started the innings with their top openers Shahzad and Zadran which added 34 runs. In the meantime, Zadran was out by Ngarava with just 14 runs. Later, Rahmat and Shahzad added almost 90 runs in their partnership and both players crossed fifty runs milestone. THeir partnership was broken by Cremer when Shahzad was bowled by him with highest 64 runs so far. Total five players of the Afghan team scored two figure runs in their innings where Mohammad Nabi and Najibullah Zadran were the rest two players. They scored 33 and 45 runs respectively. Based on the five players runs, team Afghan finally finished complete fifty overs scoring 238 runs by losing nine wickets. Chatara took highest three wickets where Ngarava and Cremer took two wickets each.

Came to chase, the Chevrons started pretty well and when their first wicket Mire was out, by this time, they added 69 runs to the scorecard. Moor stayed at the crease for quite long but could not able to play freequently. He just scored 17 runs in this long innings. Mire finished his innings by scoring highest 54 runs for the team but rest players did not do their job successfully but it should say that Afghan bowlers successfully tied the Chevrons innings. Masakanda added to the squad but even he could not change the result but scored only five runs so far. Finally, Zimbabwe finished their innings by playing 42.1 overs and scored 184 runs. Rashid Khan and Nabi took three wickets each.

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