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Afghanistan defeated Zimbabwe in the second T20I by 17 runs to go past Sri Lanka in ICC T20I Team Rankings. Afghanistan scored 158 after they were put to bat by Zimbabwe. Mohammad Nabi was the top run scorer for them scoring 45. Zimbabwe gave a tough fight but ended uo in the losing side. Prior to the start of second T20I Afghanistan had 86 points, two short of Sri Lanka tally of 88.

Afghanistan played their first T20I on February 1, 2010 and have won 40 out of 63 T20Is. They were uneaten in 11 T20Is between March 27, 2016 to June 1, 2017; defeating teams like West Indies, U.A.E, Ireland and Oman.

Afghanistan achieved their highest-ever ranking in their 63rd match against Zimbabwe in Sharjah Cricket Stadium. They have a good record at the stadium; eight wins out of 12 matches.

Their next international assignment will be ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018, starting from March 2018 in Zimbabwe. They will lock horns against the likes of West Indies, Zimbabwe and Ireland.