Ibrahim Zadran’s maiden ODI century sets up Afghanistan’s series win over Zimbabwe

Ibrahim Zadran scored his maiden ODI century. Image : Getty

Ibrahim Zadran scored his maiden ODI century. Image : Getty

Ibrahim Zadran’s maiden ODI century gave Afghanistan an unassailable 2-0 lead with an ordering eight-wicket triumph in Game 2 of the three-match series, in Harare on Monday (June 6).

The series-securing triumph was set up by the two remaining arm pacers Fareed Ahmad and Fazalhaq Farooqi, who divided five wickets among them, and the veteran twist team of Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan, who picked a couple each, striking at normal stretches to limit the hosts to only 228 in their 50 overs. Zimbabwe tracked down a forward leap in the third over itself yet Ibrahim and Rahmat restored the pursuit through a game dominating 194-run stand that assisted Afghanistan with taking care of business with in excess of five overs in excess.

Having selected to bowl, Afghanistan made a leap forward on the second bundle of the challenge when Fazalhaq caught Regis Chakabva lbw. Blameless Kaia (63) and Craig Ervine (32) put on a 47-run stand in the following 12 overs before Fareed broke the organization at a pivotal crossroads, while Wesley Madhevere was sent back by Rashid in the twentieth over. Holding hands at 84/3, Kaia and Sikandar Raza added 67 runs for the fourth-wicket organization that forestalled a fast drop, on the way which Kaia raised his fifty.

It was Faheed who crushed the undermining stand with spirit to move strikes in the 32nd and the 34th over, while Nabi denied Raza 50 years by 10 runs two overs later. This breakdown of 5 for 26 expense Zimbabwe the shot at getting to basically a standard score regardless of Ryan Burl’s earnest attempts. Burl’s 61-ball unbeaten 51 however was essential in getting the hosts past the 200-run mark.

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Pursuing 229, the actual guests lost an early wicket while Blessing Muzarabani caught Rahmanullah Gurbaz lbw on 4 in the third finished. In any case, Ibrahim and Rahmat guaranteed there was no thinking back. Ibrahim drove the way as Afghanistan picked 56/1 from the compulsory 10-over powerplay, and raised his 59-ball 50 years toward the beginning of the twentieth over. He found a hobby in the following over whenever Chakabva couldn’t lock on to an extreme opportunity behind the stumps as Afghanistan went past the 100.

Despite the fact that the Zimbabwean spinners figured out how to limit the free progression of runs in the center overs, their failure to break the association – that penetrated the 150 achievement in the 33rd over – cost them any shot at recovery. Ibrahim arrived at his most memorable ODI hundred five overs some other time when he penetrated an overpitched Burl conveyance through the covers for a fresh limit.

Rahmat wasn’t as fortunate however, passing up the triple-digit achievement by only 12 when he edged Donald Tiipanno behind in the 42nd over, soon after Afghanistan had gone past the 200-run mark. A very much set Ibrahim be that as it may, finished the leftover 18 runs practically without anyone else to get done with an unbeaten 120 in the eight-wicket series-fixing win.

Brief score : Zimbabwe 228/10 in 50 overs (Innocent Kaia 63, Ryan Burl 51*; Fareed Ahmad 3-56) lost to Afghanistan 229/2 in 44.3 overs (Ibrahim Zadran 120*, Rahmat Shah 88; Blessing Muzarabani 1-42) by 8 wickets.

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