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Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan 2nd ODI at Bulawayo: Usman Ghani ton in vain as Zimbabwe clinch another victory

Sikandar Raza scored an emphatic century © Getty Images
Sikandar Raza scored an emphatic century © Getty Images

Jul 20, 2014

Zimbabwe cruise to yet another victory against Afghanistan in the second One-Day International (ODI) at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo. The hosts reached the target of 257 runs in 43.3 overs, losing just two wickets. Sikandar Raza, who was retired hurt in the first ODI, scored a wonderful 141. He was well supported Hamilton Masakadza, who just missed a century when he was dismissed on 93 by Sharafuddin Ashraf.

The opening-stand is now the highest partnership by a Zimbabwean pair in ODI history, surpassing the previous stand of 167 between Masakadza and Vusi Sibanda. For Afghanistan, Usman Ghani played a gem of an innings, scoring an incredible 118. At just 17 years 242 days, he was the second youngest player after Shahid Afridi to have scored a century.

Both teams will play two more matches, and it remains to be seen whether Afghanistan can bounce back from this.

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