Afghanistan Rise To Third In World Cup Super League With Win Vs Zimbabwe In 1st ODI

Afghanistan Rise To Third In World Cup Super League With Win Vs Zimbabwe In 1st ODI

Rehmat Shah scored 94 in the first ODI between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe.AFP

batsmen Rahmat Shah And Hashmatullah Shahidi And all-rounder Muhammad Nabi Afghanistan finished third in the Cricket World Cup Super League after a 60-run victory over Zimbabwe in Harare on Saturday. A 10-point win over Harare Sports Club put the tourists ahead of India and Australia in the standings, leaving them behind only Bangladesh and second-ranked England. The top eight finishers in the Super League qualify directly for the 2023 World Cup in India.

After losing the toss and opting to bat, Afghanistan scored 276-5 in 50 overs with Shah (94) and captain Shahidi (88) to start the victory after a shaky start that gave the visitors a 38-. Left behind 2.

Blessed Shrine Zimbabwe bowlers scored 4-52, including the wickets of Shah and Shahidi, who added 181 runs for the third wicket.

Zimbabwe were always behind the required run rate and were all out for 216 off the last ball of the innings. سکندر رضا (67), debutant Masoom Kaya (39) and captain Craig Irwin (30) The best batsman.

Nabi was the most impressive Afghan bowler, winning 4-34 and Rashid Khan (2-39). Fazal Haq Farooqi (2-41) was the best of the rest.

A clear victory gave Afghanistan a 16-10 lead in the ODIs between the two countries. Both teams are trying to overcome the losses of the recent ODI series – from Zimbabwe to Sri Lanka and from Afghanistan to Bangladesh.


The six-match tour, originally scheduled for two years ago, finally began after two delays, first due to corona virus epidemics and then due to a lack of broadcast equipment.

There will be two more ODIs on June 6 and 9, followed by three Twenty20 Internationals on June 11, 12 and 14 where Harare Sports Club will host all six matches.

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