Highlights, Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe, 5th ODI at Sharjah: Hosts notch up impressive ten-wicket win

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FirstCricket Staff, February 16, 2018

Preview: Afghanistan will look to clinch the 5-match One-Day International series against Zimbabwe with a win in the fifth and final match at Sharjah.

Afghanistan Cricket Team Lord's Reuters 380

Honours were shared in the first two matches, with each side registering a 154-run win over the other, Afghanistan defeated Zimbabwe by six wickets in the third Zimbabwe, game to take a 2-1 lead in the series. Rashid Khan's five-wicket haul helped bowl Zimbabwe out for 154, a target that Afghanistan chased with 135 balls to spare.

According to ICC's official website, the surface is expected to assist the batsmen throughout. Short boundaries mean there is value for shots, and the first Powerplay has been crucial for both teams. The total of 300 has been breached twice so far, and barring the last innings by Zimbabwe, in which they collapsed abruptly, the batsmen have made merry once they have got their eye in.


Afghanistan: M Shahzad, Ihsanullah, R Shah, A Stanikzai, N Jamal, N Zadran, M Nabi, R Khan, S Ashraf, D Zadran, M Zadran.
Zimbabwe: H Masakadza, S Mire, B Taylor, C Ervine, S Raza, R Burl, T Musakanda, G Cremer, K Jarvis, T Chatara, B Muzarabani.

Updated Date: Feb 16, 2018

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5751 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Pakistan 3279 102
6 Australia 3548 101
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3270 131
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114