[caption id="attachment_683951" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Rashid-Khan.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-683951" alt="Rashid Khan AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Rashid-Khan.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Rashid Khan AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/zimbabwe/">Zimbabwe</a> got off to a flyer start as they scored 52 in the Powerplay, however they could only manage a total of 120. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/solomon-mire/">Solomon Mire</a> was playing a blinder before <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/aftab-alam/">Aftab Alam </a>got rid of him in the last over of Powerplay. He scored 34 off 21 balls with 5 fours and 2 sixes. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rashid-khan/">Rashid Khan</a> was the star bowler of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/afghanistan/">Afghanistan </a>who finished 3 for 19 in his four overs. Afghanistan chased down the score under 15 overs to take a lead of 1-0 in two match T20I series. <p></p> <p></p>Mohammad Shahzad was back in the side after serving his one year suspension period. He was suspended for doping violation as he played his last ODI in March last year. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Tumbling batting line up</strong> <p></p> <p></p>The wicket of Mire opened the floodgates as Zimbabwe who were 52 for 1 at the end of Powerplay and were reduced to 85 for 8 under 17 overs. Rashid was the highest wicket taker with three wickets. Sharafuddin Ashraf made a good comeback after being smashed for 23 runs in one over in the Powerplay. He took 2 for 31 in his four overs taking the important wickets of Sikandar Raza and Graeme Cremer. <p></p> <p></p>Aftab Alam, Gulbadin Naib and Mohammad Nabi took the remaining three wickets. Malcolm Waller played a good cameo in the end smashing 27 of 16 helping the score to reach 120. <p></p> <p></p>The Zimbabwe bowlers did a good job taking wickets at regular intervals and ensuring that Afghanistan don't build up a partnership. This made it tough for the Afghans as they lost 5 wickets in the process. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mohammad-nabi/">Mohammad Nabi</a> played a responsible knock of 40 with a strike rate of 148 to win it for Afghanistan. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Brief Scores</strong> <p></p> <p></p><strong>Zimbabwe</strong> 120 for 9 (Solomom Mire 34, Malcolm Waller 27; Rashid Khan 3 for 19) lost to <strong>Afghanistan </strong>121 for 5 (Mohammad Nabi 40, Mohammad Shahzad 20; Blessing Muzarabani 2 for 36) by 5 wickets.