Brendan Taylor © Getty Images (File Photo)
Brendan Taylor © Getty Images (File Photo)

Jul 20, 2014

 

Afghanistan will take on Zimbabwe in the second One-Day International (ODI)  at Bulawayo. The first ODI was won by Zimbabwe by six wickets against Afghanistan. Afghanistan, known for playing with panache and flair made only 223 runs on the board in their quota of 50 overs. For Zimbabwe, Sean Williams made a fine knock of 70. Sikandar Raza got 42 and Brendan Taylor, the skipper made 43.

 

Afghanistan now will look to win the second ODI to level the series. Bulawayo has been historically a slow wicket that should suit batsmen well. Afghanistan spinners may get slow turn out of the track. Now, that should encourage Afghanistan’s spinners. Mohammad Nabi, the off-spinner can bowl with fine control and turn the ball. For Zimbabwe, Tendai Chatara, the quick bowler can take wickets. He can bowl with good pace and generate bounce from a length to trouble the batsmen.

 

Catch live scores and ball-by-ball commentary of the 1st ODI between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe here