AFG vs ZIM 3rd T20: Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 47 runs, Asghar Afghan breaks MS Dhoni’s record to become most successful T20I captain

Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 47 runs, Asghar breaks MS Dhoni's record
Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 47 runs, Asghar breaks MS Dhoni's record

AFG vs ZIM 3rd T20 – Asghar Afghan breaks MS Dhoni’s Record: Afghanistan cruised to a 47-run victory over Zimbabwe in the 3rd T20 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi to take the series 3-0. As for Afghanistan skipper Asghar Afghan, he became the most successful T20I captain, eclipsing former India captain MS Dhoni’s record with 42 wins in T20 internationals.

Afghanistan’s Asghar Afghan on Saturday went past former India captain MS Dhoni to become the most successful skipper in T20 internationals.

He achieved the feat following Afghanistan’s 47-run win over Zimbabwe in the third T20I here at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Afghan has now recorded 42 wins in T20I format and has surpassed Dhoni’s tally of 41 victories. He had equalled Dhoni’s record of most wins as captain in men’s T20Is after Afghanistan had defeated Zimbabwe in the second T20I.

England skipper Eoin Morgan is third on the list with 33 wins while Pakistan’s Sarfaraz Ahmed is at the fourth spot with 29 wins. Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy has 27 wins to his name and is at the fifth position.

Meanwhile, Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan became the third-highest wicket-taker in men’s T20Is. He picked three wickets on Friday to leapfrog New Zealand pacer Tim Southee. However, he went wicketless in the final T20I against Zimbabwe.
Rashid has so far scalped 95 wickets and is behind Lasith Malinga (107) and Shahid Afridi (98).

ZIMBABWE lost by 47 runs

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Tinashe Kamunhukamwe b Fazal Haque 1 4 0 0 25.00
Tarisai Musakanda c Mohammad Nabi b Naveen-ul-Haq 30 28 3 1 107.14
Sean Williams (C) b Mohammad Nabi 14 11 2 0 127.27
Milton Shumba c Rahmanullah Gurbaz b Karim Janat 8 16 0 0 50.00
Sikandar Raza Not out 41 29 2 1 141.38
Richmond Mutumbami (WK) c Rahmanullah Gurbaz b Karim Janat 0 1 0 0 0.00
Ryan Burl Not out 39 31 1 3 125.81
Extra 3 (b 0, w 2, nb 0, lb 1)
Total 136/5 (20)
Yet To Bat B MuzarabaniM Faraz AkramR NgaravaWP Masakadza
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Fazal Haque 4 0 27 1 6.75
Mohammad Nabi 4 0 29 1 7.25
Naveen-ul-Haq 3 0 17 1 5.67
Rashid Khan 3 0 18 0 6.00
Karim Janat 4 0 34 2 8.50
Sharafuddin Ashraf 2 0 10 0 5.00
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
TS Kamunhukamwe 1-2 0.5
SC Williams 2-39 5.5
TK Musakanda 3-52 8.3
M Shumba 4-56 10.2
R Mutumbami 5-56 10.3
AFG vs ZIM: Afghanistan Innings 183/7 (20 ovs)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK) c R Mutumbami b R Ngarava 18 21 2 1 85.71
Usman Ghani c RP Burl b M Faraz Akram 39 31 4 1 125.81
Karim Janat b WP Masakadza 21 14 2 1 150.00
Najibullah Zadran Not out 72 35 5 5 205.71
Mohammad Nabi c TK Musakanda b R Ngarava 2 5 0 0 40.00
Asghar Afghan (C) c TK Musakanda b M Faraz Akram 24 12 1 2 200.00
Rashid Khan c R Mutumbami b B Muzarabani 0 1 0 0 0.00
Sharafuddin Ashraf c WP Masakadza b B Muzarabani 0 1 0 0 0.00
Hashmatullah Shahidi Not out 0 0 0 0 0.00
Extra 7 (b 0, w 4, nb 0, lb 3)
Total 183/7 (20)
Yet To Bat Naveen-ul-HaqFazal Haque
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Wellington Masakadza 2 0 4 1 2.00
Richard Ngarava 4 0 35 2 8.75
Faraz Akram 5 0 55 2 11.00
Blessing Muzarabani 4 0 41 2 10.25
Sikandar Raza 1 0 5 0 5.00
Ryan Burl 2 0 12 0 6.00
Tarisai Musakanda 2 0 28 0 14.00
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Rahmanullah Gurbaz 1-42 5.3
Karim Janat 2-75 10.3
Usman Ghani 3-83 11.2
Mohammad Nabi 4-96 13.4
Asghar Afghan 5-155 18.2
Rashid Khan 6-167 19.1
Sharafuddin Ashraf 7-167 19.2

 

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