Afghanistan gained the second T20I and took a 2-0 lead within the three-match sequence.© ICC/Twitter
Aggressive batting from Karim Janat and Mohammad Nabi and three wickets from Rashid Khan helped Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 45 runs within the second Twenty20 worldwide in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Janat smacked 53 off 38 balls for his maiden worldwide fifty whereas Nabi’s fiery 15-ball 40 lifted Afghanistan to a formidable 193-5 after they gained the toss and batted. Ace spinner Rashid chipped in with 3-30, taking all three wickets within the seventeenth over, as Zimbabwe have been dismissed for 148 to present Afghanistan an unassailable 2-0 lead within the three-match sequence.
Afghanistan gained the primary match by 48 runs. The third and ultimate match is on Saturday, once more in Abu Dhabi.
Zimbabwe misplaced Tinashe Kamunhukamwe off the primary ball of their run chase and skipper Sean Williams for 9 within the second over to stoop to 11-2.
Ryan Burl (40) and Richmond Mutumbami (21) shared 62 runs for the sixth wicket to present Zimbabwe recent perception.
Nabi, who additionally took 2-20, broke the stand whereas Rashid, held out the assault till the tenth over, dismissed Burl to extinguish Zimbabwe’s hopes.
Earlier, Janat introduced up his fifty with some good hitting after dropping his companion Rahmanullah Gurbaz for 9, cracking 4 sixes and three fours.
But it was Nabi who gave impetus to the innings, smashing 4 sixes in a whirlwind knock. Three of his sixes got here off spinner Brandon Mavuta’s over which yielded 23 runs.
Usman Ghani additionally chipped in with a brisk 34-ball 49 with and shared 102 runs for the second wicket with Janat.
Paceman Blessing Muzarabani was the choose of Zimbabwe bowlers with 2-44.
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