Afghanistan have completed yet another easy win over Zimbabwe in the second ODI played on Monday. With this win, Afghanistan has moved up to the 3rd spot in the ICC ODI World Cup Super League Table.
Opening batter Ibrahim Zadran scored his maiden ODI century and shared a 195-run stand with Rahmat Shah, the highest second-wicket partnership vs Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe. This partnership ensured a successful chase of 229 and a series win for Afghanistan, with a game in hand.
Currently, Afghanistan has 90 points after 11 games. A 3-0 series win by winning the last ODI will put them in second place on the points table and into pole position to qualify for the World Cup.
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Afghanistan Completes Series Win Against Zimbabwe With A Game In Hand
Half-centuries from Innocent Kaia and Ryan Burl took Zimbabwe to a decent score, yet they just had one partnership north of 50 runs and two others that undermined, however, were frustrated before they could bring huge hardship to Afghanistan.
Kaia and Craig Ervine put on 47 for the subsequent wicket after Regis Chakabva was excused for a second-ball duck before Kaia and Sikandar Raza posted 67 for the fourth wicket. A middle-order breakdown of 5 for 26 left Zimbabwe confronting a total under 200 preceding Burl and Blessing Muzarabani shared 46 for the 10th wicket to drive their score into a competitive one.
Kaia, playing in his second ODI, scored a career-best 63 and showed a strong display of strokes all around the ground. Burl just hit three boundaries in his innings. Two times in progressive balls off Fareed for four and afterwards a trudge over cow corner for six. His 50 came off 58 balls.
Eventually, it was sufficiently not to inconvenience the Afghan line-up, who smacked away a little target with few hindrances.
With practically no tension from the Zimbabwean assault, Ibrahim and Rahmat had the option to turn strike uninhibitedly and had the necessary run-rate well taken care of. Ibrahim raised his hundred with a cover drive, off the 120th ball he faced.
Rahmat might have followed, however with 18 runs to get, pursued a wide ball and edged off to fall for 88. Ibrahim hit the triumphant runs for Afghanistan, with 33 balls in excess.