Moon Of Liberty Cricket – 1st ODI Zimbabwe v Afghanistan


Cricket One Day International

1st ODI in Harare – Zimbabwe v Afghanistan


Economical bowling helps Afghanistan to victory

Tight bowling helped Afghanistan win the opening match of their series with Zimbabwe in a rain delayed encounter. The Afghan batting was not inspiring as they struggled to 215 with captain Asghar Stanikzai top scoring with 50 and the Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer the best of the bowlers with three wickets.. The Afghan bowling was excellent however with Golbadin Naib only losing 12 runs from his six overs and Amir Hazma only conceding 15 runs off his five overs. This discipline aided the visitors to the win as the rain came 28 overs into the Zimbabwe innings and they had only reached 99/4, behind the Dcukworth Lewis requirement. No further play was possible and as a result Afghanistan claimed the win by 12 runs on the Duckworth Lewis calculation to take the first of this five match series.

Full Report (Cricbuzz)




Cricket Results

ODI Game 1At The Harare Sports Ground, Harare, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe v Afghanistan

Afghanistan215 – (49.2 Overs) – (Stanikzai 50, Cremer 3-46)

Zimbabwe 99/4 – (27.2 Overs) – (Ervine 38*, Naib 1-12)

Afghanistan win by 12 runs (Duckworth-Lewis)

Afghanistan Lead the series 1-0

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANGulbadin Naib (Afghanistan)



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