ZIM vs AFG Live: Najibullah Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai star as Afghanistan clinch clinical last over win, beat Zimbabwe by 6 wickets to go 1-0 up – Check Highlights

ZIM vs AFG Live Score: Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan Live: Najibullah Zadran and Hazratullah Zazai starred on Saturday as Afghanistan took a 1-0…

ZIM vs AFG Live Score: Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan Live: Najibullah Zadran and Hazratullah Zazai starred on Saturday as Afghanistan took a 1-0 lead over Zimbabwe in their three-match series. Chasing 160 to win, Zadran turned the tie in the final five overs to seal the deal with four balls to spare. Follow ZIM vs AFG LIVE Score & LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN

ZIM vs AFG Live: Najibullah Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai star as Afghanistan clinch clinical last over win, beat Zimbabwe by 6 wickets to go 1-0 up – Check Highlights

Najibullah Zadran slammed a six off the second ball of the final over to give Afghanistan a six-wicket win against Zimbabwe on Saturday after a thrilling run chase in the first of three Twenty20 internationals.

The dramatic climax seemed unlikely with 10 overs gone as the tourists scored 83 without loss after Zimbabwe posted 159-8 in 20 overs at Harare Sports Club. Ryan Burl then wreaked havoc with the ball, capturing the wickets of openers Hazratullah Zazai (45) and Rahmanullah Gurbaz (33) and Usman Ghani (1) within six balls.

A leading edge from Gurbaz led to a catch for wicketkeeper Regis Chakabva. Zazai followed one ball caught by Sikandar Raza at long on. Burl claimed his third wicket off the final ball of the over as another Chakabva catch ended the Ghani’s two-ball innings.

Batting at number five, Zadran stopped the rot but took time to regain the initiative and the tourists needed 60 runs from the final five overs to triumph. The run rate gradually increased and when Blessing Muzurabani stepped up to bowl the final over, the Afghans required eight runs, and Zadran wasted no time getting them.

ZIM vs AFG Live: Najibullah Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai star as Afghanistan clinch clinical last over win, beat Zimbabwe by 6 wickets to go 1-0 up – Check Highlights

He hit two off the first delivery, then walloped his third six of a 25-ball stand to lift the Afghans to 160-4 and continue a successful tour after a 3-0 victory in a one-day international series. Zadran, a 30-year-old left-hand batsman, struck two fours and three sixes in his unbeaten 41-minute stay at the crease.

Earlier, middle-order batsman Raza top scored with 45 for Zimbabwe on a hard, brown-grass, batting-friendly track. Opener Wessley Madhevere (32) and Regis Chakabva (29) were the other Zimbabweans to make significant contributions while six of their teammates failed to reach 10. Debutant Najit Masood, a right-arm medium pacer, was the most impressive Afghan bowler taking three wickets, including those of Raza and Chakabva.

Pakistan-born Raza, whose T20 batting average is a modest 13.4, was out to a brilliant catch at third man by Hazratullah Zazai having faced 31 deliveries and struck three fours and two sixes. A googly from Rashid Khan spelt the end of Madhevere while a leading edge from Chakabva was caught at mid-off by captain Mohammad Nabi.

ZIM vs AFG Live: Najibullah Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai star as Afghanistan clinch clinical last over win, beat Zimbabwe by 6 wickets to go 1-0 up – Check Highlights

Afghanistan innings – 160/4 (19.2 ov)

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Hazratullah Zazai c Sikandar Raza b RP Burl 45 26 8 0 173.08
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK) c RW Chakabva b RP Burl 33 36 3 0 91.67
Usman Ghani c RW Chakabva b RP Burl 1 2 0 0 50.00
Darwish Rasooli b LM Jongwe 11 20 0 0 55.00
Najibullah Zadran Not out 44 25 2 3 176.00
Mohammad Nabi (C) Not out 15 8 3 0 187.50
Extra 11 (b 1, w 6, nb 1, lb 3)
Total 160/4 (19.2)
Yet To Bat Karim JanatAzmatullah OmarzaiRashid KhanFazalhaq FarooqiNijat Masood
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Tendai Chatara 4 0 24 0 6.00
Blessing Muzarabani 3.2 0 55 0 16.50
Luke Jongwe 3 0 34 1 11.33
Ainsley Ndlovu 1 0 13 0 13.00
Sikandar Raza 4 0 16 0 4.00
Ryan Burl 4 0 14 3 3.50
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Rahmanullah Gurbaz 1-83 10.1
Hazratullah Zazai 2-83 10.2
Usman Ghani 3-86 10.6
Darwish Rasooli 4-134 17.2

 

Zimbabwe innings – 159/8

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Wesley Madhevere b Rashid Khan 32 24 5 0 133.33
Innocent Kaia c Azmatullah Omarzai b Fazalhaq Farooqi 6 10 1 0 60.00
Craig Ervine (C) c & b Nijat Masood 9 7 2 0 128.57
Regis Chakabva (WK) c Mohammad Nabi b Nijat Masood 29 24 3 0 120.83
Milton Shumba st Rahmanullah Gurbaz b Mohammad Nabi 1 5 0 0 20.00
Sikandar Raza c Hazratullah Zazai b Nijat Masood 45 31 3 2 145.16
Ryan Burl runout (Karim Janat) 2 3 0 0 66.67
Luke Jongwe runout (Rashid Khan) 5 4 1 0 125.00
Ainsley Ndlovu Not out 10 9 2 0 111.11
Tendai Chatara Not out 5 4 0 0 125.00
Extra 15 (b 0, w 7, nb 1, lb 7)
Total 159/8 (20)
Yet To Bat B Muzarabani
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Fazalhaq Farooqi 4 0 27 1 6.75
Nijat Masood 4 0 39 3 9.75
Mohammad Nabi 3 0 30 1 10.00
Azmatullah Omarzai 3 0 25 0 8.33
Rashid Khan 4 0 21 1 5.25
Karim Janat 2 0 10 0 5.00
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
I Kaia 1-12 2.1
CR Ervine 2-42 4.6
W Madhevere 3-64 8.1
M Shumba 4-65 9.1
RW Chakabva 5-97 13.2
RP Burl 6-106 14.6
LM Jongwe 7-123 16.4
Sikandar Raza 8-148 18.3

 

Afghanistan (Playing XI): Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Ghani, Darwish Rasooli, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi(c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Nijat Masood

Zimbabwe (Playing XI): Wesley Madhevere, Innocent Kaia, Craig Ervine(c), Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Regis Chakabva(w), Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Ainsley Ndlovu, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani

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