Moon Of Liberty Cricket Weekly ODI round-up – Zimbabwe v Afghanistan, New Zealand v South Africa


One Day Internationals

Afghanistan In Zimbabwe

4th ODI in Harare


Batting collapse helps Zimbabwe level the series

Batting first Afghanistan collapsed to 111 all out with nobody scoring more than 20 as the pressure of trying to tie up the series showed. Chris Mpofu took 3 wickets for just 25 runs in an excellent show of bowling. In reply Solomon Mire and Peter Moor put on a first wicket partnership of 79 to help Zimbabwe ease to victory meeting their revises target due to rain of 107 for the loss of just three wickets. This ties the series at 2-2 and takes it into a decider.

Report (Cricbuzz)

5th ODI in Harare


Afghanistan comprehensively take the series with big win

Afghanistan earned an historic away series win by thrashing Zimbabwe in the final contest. With the series at 2-2 most were hoping for an exciting contest but it was not to be. Afghanistan put 253 on the board with a 50 from Rahmat Shah backed up by Mohammad Nabi (48) and Noor Ali Zadran (46). Chris Mpofu continued his good bowling form taking three wickets but had no support this time. In reply Zimbabwe totally fell apart being bowled all out within just 14 overs for 53 and got nowhere near the revised target of 159 due to rain delays. Nabi after his stint with the bat took 3 wickets for just 14 proving himself a big game player and Afghanistan showing they are the top side of the second tier teams right now.

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South Africa in New Zealand


ODI Game 3 in Wellington

New Zealand collapase as South Africa take control

South Africa have a 2-1 lead in their series in New Zealand after an comfortable victory in game 3. South Africa batted first with captain AB de Villiers leading the way with 85 and opener Quinton de Kock got 68 in a total of 271 in their 50 overs. New Zealand then fell apart despite the best efforts of Colin de Grandhomme to take on a lost cause with 36 not out. Dwain Pretorious in an incredible spell took three wickets for just 5 runs as New Zealand were all out for just 112. New Zealand have not lost a home series since South Africa beat them four years ago, that record is under threat against the same opponents.

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Cricket Results

Afghanistan In Zimbabwe

ODI Game 4At The Harare Sports Club, Harare, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe v Afghanistan

Afghanistan – 111 – (38.5 Overs) – (Mpofu 3-25)

Zimbabwe – 107/3 – (22.2 Overs) – (Mire 46, Moor 36*)

Zimbabwe win by 7 wickets (Duckworth Lewis)

Series Tied 2-2

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN Chris Mpofu (Zimbabwe)

ODI Game 5At The Harare Sports Club, Harare, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe v Afghanistan

Afghanistan – 253/9 – (50 Overs) – (Shah 50. Mpofu 3-46)

Zimbabwe – 54 – (13.5 Overs) – (Nabi 3-14 Hamza 3-20)

Afghanistan win by 106 runs (Duckworth Lewis)

Afghanistan win the series 3-2

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANMohammad Nabi (Afghanistan)

South Africa In New Zealand

ODI Game 3 At The Westpac Stadium, Welington, New Zealand

New Zealand v South Africa

South Africa – 271/8 – (50 Overs) – (de Villiers 85, de Kock 68,)

New Zealand – 112 – (32.2 Overs) – (de Grandhomme 34*, Pretorious 3-5)

South Africa win by 159 runs 

South Africa lead the series 2-1

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANAB de Villiers (South Africa)



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