2nd ODI: Zimbabwe thrash Afghanistan to level series | Cricket News
SHARJAH: Brendan Taylor scored an impressive 125 as Zimbabwe thrashed Afghanistan by 154 runs within the second one-day worldwide at Sharjah on Sunday to degree the five-match collection.
Wicketkeeper Taylor led the Africans to 333/5 from their 50 overs together with his ninth ODI hundred, earlier than Graeme Cremer took Four-41 together with his leg-spin as Afghanistan slumped to 89/7 on their approach to 179 all out.
Each groups are warming up for the 2019 World Cup qualifying event in Zimbabwe subsequent month.
Wicketkeeper Taylor placed on 135 for the fourth wicket with Sikandar Raza earlier than being bowled by Afghan star Rashid Khan.
The 19-year-old leg-spinner returned figures of 2-36 from his 10 overs, however the Afghanistan seamers took the brunt of Taylor and Raza’s hitting, with Dawlat Zadran and Gulbadin Naib conceding 181 runs from 17 overs between them.
All-rounder Raza’s 92 got here from 74 balls with 13 boundaries together with 4 sixes.
The Afghanistan chase by no means acquired going, with the harmful Mohammad Shahzad dismissed for simply 15 as they slipped to 39/5.
The in-form Mohammad Nabi added 53 with first-match centurion Rahmat Shah, however Zimbabwe captain Cremer took two wickets in two balls in his first over.
Dawlat Zadran placed on 64 for the ultimate wicket with 16-year-old Mujeeb Ur Rahman, hitting six towering maximums, however Zimbabwe wrapped up victory by the identical margin as Afghanistan had gained the opening sport on Friday.
The 2 sides play three extra ODIs within the UAE earlier than assembly once more in Group B of World Cup qualifying on March 6.
Scores in short:
Zimbabwe 333/5 in 50 overs (Brendan Taylor 125, Sikandar Raza 92) v Afghanistan 179 all out in 30.1 overs (Graeme Cremer Four-41, Tendai Chatara Three-24)
Zimbabwe gained by 154 runs
Collection degree at 1-1