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  • 6:55 PM IST

    It was a very clinical show by the Afghans. Despite missing some key players, their batting turned the heat with Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Asghar Afghan doing the maximum damage. And when their turn came with the ball, their pacers and spinners joined hands to not let the Zimbabwe batsmen settle down. Eventually, it was a one-sided affair with Afghanistan proving to be too hot to handle for Zimbabwe.

  • 6:55 PM IST

    A thumping win for Afghanistan! Their batters did an amazing job in the afternoon to post a total close to 200 and then their bowlers joined the party and didn’t allow Zimbabwe off the hook. The openers of the touring team did provide them with a good start but it was on the slower side. They would have hoped to capitalize on the start but the wickets started to tumble after that and no batsman stood there to steer the African team home.

  • 6:55 PM IST

    19.6 Farid Malik to Brandon Mavuta, No run.

  • 6:53 PM IST

    19.5 Farid Malik to Donald Tiripano, 1 run, Short ball on his body, Looks to cut it away but does not middle it, the ball goes to mid-off for a single.

  • 6:53 PM IST

    19.4 Farid Malik to Donald Tiripano, 2 runs, Short ball outside off and cut away over covers for a couple.

  • 6:52 PM IST

    19.3 Farid Malik to Donald Tiripano, no run, Slower bouncer, this. Farid saw Tiripano backing away to the leg side and bowls a slower bouncer outside off. Tiripano looks to cut it away but then decides not to reach for it.

  • 6:52 PM IST

    19.2 Farid Malik to Brandon Mavuta, 1 run, Short ball on off and Mavuta pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

  • 6:51 PM IST

    19.1 Farid Malik to Brandon Mavuta, SIX, SIX! This is wonderfully done by Mavuta! Walks across to a full delivery outside off and scoops it towards fine leg boundary for a maximum.

  • 6:50 PM IST

    18.6 Karim Janat to Brandon Mavuta, 1 run, On a good length around off, heaved away to deep square leg for a single now. With 59 needed in the last over, the game is truly done, in the favor of Afghanistan. 

  • 6:49 PM IST

    18.5 Karim Janat to Donald Tiripano, 1 run, Around off, fuller, worked to deep cover for a single. 

  • 6:49 PM IST

    18.4 Karim Janat to Brandon Mavuta, leg byes, 1 run, Leg bye. On the middle and leg pole, BM’s attempt to flick is missed and the ball takes the pads and rolls to the leg side. A leg bye is sneaked in. 

  • 6:46 PM IST

    18.3 Karim Janat to Brandon Mavuta, no run, Yorker on middle, Brandon Mavuta gets his bat down quick and keeps this one out. Wanted a single but is sent back by his partner. 

  • 6:46 PM IST

    18.2 Karim Janat to Donald Tiripano, 1 run, Good length on off, pushed through mid on for a single now.

  • 6:46 PM IST

    18.1 Karim Janat to Donald Tiripano, no run, On a good length outside off, punched to the off side.

  • 6:45 PM IST

    17.6 Rashid Khan to Brandon Mavuta, 2 runs, Fuller ball outside off, Mavuta pushes it past point for a couple.

  • 6:45 PM IST

    17.5 Rashid Khan to Brandon Mavuta, no run, Short of a length outside off, Mavuta cuts it to covers.

  • 6:44 PM IST

    17.4 Rashid Khan to Wesley Madhevere, out, OUT! LBW! That is plumb! Rashid fires a quicker delivery on the stumps and Wesley, who is looking to sweep it away gets beaten and is rapped on the pads. Easy decision for the umpire. Brandon Mavuta walks in next.

  • 6:43 PM IST

    17.3 Rashid Khan to Donald Tiripano, 1 run, Flatter ball on the pads, worked to long on for a single.

  • 6:41 PM IST

    17.2 Rashid Khan to Richmond Mutumbami, out, OUT! TIMBER! Googly does the trick again, a length delivery around off and Richmond has a wild slog at it. The bat is nowhere near the ball and the furniture is disturbed behind. Closing things well is Rashid. Donald Tiripano is in next to face the music.

  • 6:40 PM IST

    17.2 Rashid Khan to Richmond Mutumbami, wide, 1 run, Wide! Length ball going down the leg side.

  • 6:40 PM IST

    17.1 Rashid Khan to Wesley Madhevere, 1 run, RUN OUT APPEAL! Flighted delivery on the pads, Wesley works it towards square leg. Mutumbami wants a second and was almost halfway down the pitch, he is sent back by Wesley. A better throw would have brought curtains on his innings.

  • 6:40 PM IST

    16.6 Farid Malik to Richmond Mutumbami, FOUR, FOUR! Delicately done. On a good length and around off, this is worked cheekily over the short third man fielder, into the third man ropes. 68 needed in the last 3 overs, does not look achievable, honestly. 

  • 6:38 PM IST

    16.5 Farid Malik to Richmond Mutumbami, 2 runs, Length and outside off, punched through point and the batters collect a couple, as the man in the deep, runs to his left and stops the ball. 

  • 6:38 PM IST

    16.4 Farid Malik to Wesley Madhevere, 1 run, Around off, on a good length, nudged to square leg for a single. 

  • 6:36 PM IST

    16.3 Farid Malik to Wesley Madhevere, no run, Fuller and around off, pushed to the fielder at covers.

  • 6:36 PM IST

    Wesley Madhevere is the new batsman.

  • 6:36 PM IST

    16.2 Farid Malik to Sikandar Raza, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Another wicket and Malik strikes and the curtains are being called, on this game. Farid bowls a slower bouncer outside off, Raza looks to pull this one over the man at deep mid-wicket. But his timing on this shot is questionable. The ball goes to the substitute fielder, Ibrahim Zadran there and he again ends up taking a good catch. 75 more needed in 22 balls. 

  • 6:32 PM IST

    16.1 Farid Malik to Richmond Mutumbami, 1 run, Short, around off, pulled to deep mid-wicket for a single. 

  • 6:31 PM IST

    15.6 Rashid Khan to Richmond Mutumbami, 1 run, Length ball outside off, Richmond punches it down the ground to keep the strike.

  • 6:31 PM IST

    15.5 Rashid Khan to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, Flatter ball outside off, a touch short and cut away towards backward point for a single.

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