Afghan cricket team in Zimbabwe in 2016–17

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Afghan cricket team in Zimbabwe in 2016–17
  Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Flag of Afghanistan.svg
  Zimbabwe Afghanistan
Dates 27 January – 26 February 2017
Captains Graeme Cremer Asghar Stanikzai
One Day International series
Results Afghanistan won the 5-match series 3–2
Most runs Solomon Mire (108) Rahmat Shah Zurmatai (145)
Most wickets Christopher Mpofu (12) Rashid Khan (10)
Mohammad Nabi (10)
LA series
Result Afghanistan won the 5-match series 4–1
Most runs Ryan Burl (266) Shafiqullah (156)
Most wickets Tendai Chatara (6)
Nathan Waller (6)
Nawaz Khan (11)

The Afghan cricket team toured Zimbabwe between January and February 2017.[1] The tour consisted of five One Day International (ODI) matches.[2] Ahead of the ODI series, the Afghanistan A cricket team played five "unofficial" ODI matches against the Zimbabwe A cricket team.[3] All of those matches had List A status. Afghanistan won the List A series 4–1[4] and the ODI series 3–2.[5]

Prior to the start of the ODI matches, Zimbabwe Cricket brought forward the fixtures in their domestic List A completion, the 2016–17 Pro50 Championship, in preparation for the tour.[6][7]

Squads[edit]

ODIs
 Zimbabwe[8][9]  Afghanistan[10]

Hamilton Masakadza was added to Zimbabwe's squad ahead of the 2nd ODI.[11]

List A series[edit]

1st List A match[edit]

27 January 2017
09:30
Scorecard
Zimbabwe A Zimbabwe
120 (26.5 overs)
v
Afghanistan Afghanistan A
121/5 (23.3 overs)
Tarisai Musakanda 37* (41)
Abdullah Adil 4/22 (4.5 overs)
Imran Janat 28 (43)
Nathan Waller 3/36 (6 overs)
Afghanistan A won by 5 wickets
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Owen Chirombe (Zim) and Langton Rusere (Zim)

2nd List A match[edit]

29 January 2017
09:30
Scorecard
Afghanistan A Afghanistan
208 (47.3 overs)
v
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe A
126 (27.5 overs)
Shafiqullah 50 (53)
Carl Mumba 4/44 (9 overs)
Ryan Burl 55 (46)
Fazal Niazai 3/20 (6 overs)
Afghanistan A won by 55 runs (DLS method)
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Jeremiah Matibiri (Zim) and Langton Rusere (Zim)
  • Zimbabwe A won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rain during Zimbabwe A's innings set them a revised total of 182 from 31 overs.
  • Nasir Khan, Zamir Khan (Afghanistan A) and Ryan Murray (Zimbabwe A) all made their List A debuts.

3rd List A match[edit]

31 January 2017
09:30
Scorecard
Afghanistan A Afghanistan
279/4 (50 overs)
v
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe A
259/9 (50 overs)
Younas Ahmadzai 104 (109)
Tendai Chatara 2/52 (10 overs)
Innocent Kaia 100 (154)
Nawaz Khan 5/51 (10 overs)
Afghanistan A won by 20 runs
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Jeremiah Matibiri (Zim) and Langton Rusere (Zim)

4th List A match[edit]

3 February 2017
09:30
Scorecard
Zimbabwe A Zimbabwe
212/8 (50 overs)
v
Afghanistan Afghanistan A
162/4 (36.3 overs)
Tinotenda Mutombodzi 62 (63)
Nawaz Khan 5/51 (10 overs)
Afghanistan A won by 6 wickets (DLS method)
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Owen Chirombe (Zim) and Russell Tiffin (Zim)
  • Afghanistan A won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rain during Afghanistan A's innings set them a revised total of 162 from 40 overs.
  • Richard Ngarava (Zim) made his List A debut.

5th List A match[edit]

5 February 2017
09:30
Scorecard
Zimbabwe A Zimbabwe
288/8 (50 overs)
v
Afghanistan Afghanistan A
73 (25.4 overs)
Ryan Burl 105 (104)
Abdullah Adil 3/67 (10 overs)
Noor-ul-Haq 12 (30)
Tendai Chatara 3/13 (6 overs)
Zimbabwe A won by 215 runs
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Owen Chirombe (Zim) and Russell Tiffin (Zim)
  • Zimbabwe A won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Brandon Mavuta (Zim) made his List A debut.

ODI series[edit]

1st ODI[edit]

16 February 2017
09:30
Scorecard
Afghanistan 
215 (49.2 overs)
v
 Zimbabwe
99/4 (27.2 overs)
Asghar Stanikzai 50 (57)
Graeme Cremer 3/46 (10 overs)
Craig Ervine 38* (56)
Gulbadin Naib 1/12 (6 overs)
Afghanistan won by 12 runs (DLS method)
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Shaun George (SA) and Russell Tiffin (Zim)
Player of the match: Asghar Stanikzai (Afg)
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Rain stopped play during Zimbabwe's innings, setting them a revised total of 207 from 46 overs.
  • Play was attempted to be restarted after the rain delay, however, no further play was possible due to an issue with the outfield.[12]
  • Ryan Burl and Richard Ngarava (Zim) both made their ODI debuts.

2nd ODI[edit]

19 February 2017
09:30
Scorecard
Afghanistan 
238/9 (50 overs)
v
 Zimbabwe
184 (42.4 overs)
Mohammad Shahzad 64 (87)
Tendai Chatara 3/36 (10 overs)
Solomon Mire 54 (55)
Rashid Khan 3/25 (7.1 overs)
Afghanistan won by 54 runs
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Shaun George (SA) and Russell Tiffin (Zim)
Player of the match: Rashid Khan (Afg)
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat.

3rd ODI[edit]

21 February 2017
09:30
Scorecard
Zimbabwe 
129 (32.4 overs)
v
 Afghanistan
126 (29.3 overs)
Tarisai Musakanda 60 (74)
Gulbadin Naib 4/27 (6 overs)
Asghar Stanikzai 31 (33)
Sean Williams 3/15 (5.3 overs)
Zimbabwe won by 3 runs
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Shaun George (SA) and Langton Rusere (Zim)
Player of the match: Tendai Chatara and Sean Williams (Zim)
  • Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat.
  • This was the lowest total that Zimbabwe had successfully defended in an ODI.[13]

4th ODI[edit]

24 February 2017
09:30
Scorecard
Afghanistan 
111 (38.5 overs)
v
 Zimbabwe
107/3 (22.2 overs)
Asghar Stanikzai 19 (17)
Christopher Mpofu 3/25 (7.5 overs)
Solomon Mire 46 (50)
Mohammad Nabi 2/11 (5.2 overs)
Zimbabwe won by 7 wickets (DLS method)
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Shaun George (SA) and Jeremiah Matibiri (Zim)
Player of the match: Christopher Mpofu (Zim)
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Rain stopped play during Afghanistan's innings, reducing the game to 42 overs per side, with Zimbabwe set a target of 105 runs.
  • Ihsanullah and Karim Janat (Afg) both made their ODI debuts.

5th ODI[edit]

26 February 2017
09:30
Scorecard
Afghanistan 
253/9 (50 overs)
v
 Zimbabwe
54 (13.5 overs)
Rahmat Shah Zurmatai 50 (79)
Chris Mpofu 3/46 (9 overs)
Graeme Cremer 14* (14)
Mohammad Nabi 3/14 (3.5 overs)
Afghanistan won by 106 runs (DLS method)
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Shaun George (SA) and Jeremiah Matibiri (Zim)
Player of the match: Rahmat Shah Zurmatai (Afg)
  • A rain delay during the innings break set Zimbabwe a revised total of 161 from 22 overs.
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • This was Zimbabwe's third-lowest total in ODIs and their lowest total against Afghanistan.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zimbabwe Cricket seeks to fill gap in fixtures". ESPN Cricinfo. 7 January 2017. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Afghanistan to tour Zimbabwe in February". ESPN Cricinfo. 23 January 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Zimbabwe A prepares to host Afghanistan A". Wisden India. 23 January 2017. Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Solomon Mire returns for Zimbabwe". Cricbuzz. 9 February 2017. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Afghanistan raze Zimbabwe for 54 to seal series". ESPN Cricinfo. 26 February 2017. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  6. ^ "ZC's provincial One-Day competition preponed". Cricket County. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Zimbabwe: Mire Returns to Chevrons". All Africa. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Solomon Mire back in Zimbabwe squad". ESPN Cricinfo. 9 February 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Ngarava, Mumba added to Zimbabwe squad for Afghanistan ODIs". ESPN Cricinfo. 15 February 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Zimbabwe v Afghanistan, 1st ODI, Bulawayo - Preview". International Cricket Council. 15 February 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  11. ^ "Hamilton Masakadza added to Zim squad". Cricket365. 19 February 2017. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  12. ^ "Afghanistan win on D/L after Burl falls just before rain". ESPN Cricinfo. 16 February 2017. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  13. ^ "Afghanistan lose 5 for 5 to mess up 130 chase". ESPN Cricinfo. 21 February 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  14. ^ "Nabi, Hamza deliver big win for Afghanistan in decider". International Cricket Council. 26 February 2017. Retrieved 26 February 2017.

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