Cricket

Zimbabwe beat Afghanistan to force ODI decider

2016-01-04 20:53
Cricket bat (Gallo Images)

Sharjah - Zimbabwe bowled out Afghanistan for 161 as they swept to a commanding 65-run victory on Monday to level the five-match one-day international series at 2-2.

Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat first in Sharjah, with half-centuries from openers Peter Moor (52) and Chamu Chibhabha (53) setting a solid platform after a first-wicket stand of 92.

The tourists failed to properly kick on though as Afghanistan's spinners applied the brakes later in the innings, with 17-year-old legspinner Rashid Khan claiming three wickets as Zimbabwe collapsed from 142-2 to 226 all out.

However, Afghanistan made a poor start in reply as they lost opener Noor Ali Zadran in the first over and never recovered, losing wickets at regular intervals.

Zimbabwe allrounder Chibhabha also starred with the ball as he picked up four wickets, including that of key batsman Mohammad Shahzad who top-scored for Afghanistan with 45, to help the tourists secure a second straight win.

The two countries will meet again in Sharjah on Wednesday in the fifth and final match.

Read more on:    afghanistan  |  zimbabwe  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
SuperBru Super Rugby challenge

Enter and challenge Sport24's staff!

Featured

As the Absa Premiership nears the Christmas break, a little over half the season remains. Who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Which teams will be relegated? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Should Proteas coach Russell Domingo stay - or go - as national coach?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.