Afghanistan survive scare to win the 3rd ODI, complete cleansweep

Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi were the star for Afghanistan again in the 3rd ODI. Image : AFP

Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi were the star for Afghanistan again in the 3rd ODI. Image : AFP

Afghanistan endure a colossal panic in quest for a little objective in the last ODI against Zimbabwe before in the end overturning the hosts to finish a clean sweep on Thursday (June 9). The 3-0 outcome gave them 30 World Cup Super League focuses and subsequently, they are presently right now in the second spot in the table. .

Afghanistan’s choice to bowl previously paid off as they continued to strike at normal stretches. Fazalhaq Farooqi broke the halt in the seventh over when he knocked off Wesley Madhevere for a 18-ball 5 and that opened the conduits. Captain Craig Ervine withdrew in the exceptionally next over for a duck and any semblance of Innocent Kaia and Dion Myers stuck to this same pattern.

Sikandar Raza and Ryan Burl, to a degree, halted the parade for a concise period however Afghanistan’s twist couple assumed responsibility. Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi went through the setup and divided five wickets among them as Zimbabwe were bowled out for 135.

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An objective of 136 seemed to be a simple convention at the midway imprint however Afghanistan nearly ruined it. Rahmanullah Gurbaz fell early and Ibrahim Zadran got through a blistering stay out in the center, neglecting to get moving. Favoring Muzarabani struck two times to decrease the guests to 39/3 and Najibullah Zadran’s wicket in the 21st over gave the hosts more expectation.

In any case, captain Hashmatullah Shahidi and Nabi then, at that point, figured out how to consistent the boat with a crucial 45-run stand. With a lot of time available to them, Shahidi was content in taking the innings profound and when the 100-run mark was penetrated, Afghanistan became top picks once more. Zimbabwe struck multiple times late into the pursuit however a colossal six from Nabi took care of business with in excess of 12 overs in excess.

Brief score : Zimbabwe 135/10 in 44.5 overs (Sikandar Raza 38; Rashid Khan 3/31, Mohammad Nabi 2/21) lost to Afghanistan 137/6 in 37.4 overs (Hashmatullah Shahidi 38, Mohammad Nabi 34*; Blessing Muzarabani 2/18) by 4 wickets.

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