Afghanistan celebrate historic series triumph in Zimbabwe

Victory gave Afghanistan a 3-2 series win after the two sides had shared the first four games at Queen's Sports Club


Afp October 24, 2015
Afghanistan's players pose with the series trophy after they won the fifth and final One Day International (ODI) cricket match against Zimbabwe at the Queens Sports Club, in Bulawyo on October 24, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

BULAWAYO, ZIMBABWE: Afghanistan made history on Saturday when they became the first Associate nation to defeat a Test-playing country in a one-day series with a comprehensive 73-run win over Zimbabwe.

The victory gave Afghanistan a 3-2 series win after the two sides had shared the first four games at the Queen's Sports Club.

Chasing a 246-run winning target, Zimbabwe were skittled out for 172 in the 45th over despite Sean Williams making a fine 102 off 124 balls with three boundaries and four sixes.

Afghan batsman Noor Ali Zadran (R) watches the ball as as Zimbabwe wicketkeeper Richmond Mutumbami (R) moves in for the catch during the fifth and final One Day International (ODI) cricket match between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe at the Queens Sports Club, in Bulawyo on October 24, 2015.

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Fast bowler Dawlat Zadran finished with a career best 4-22 in his 10 overs.

Earlier, opener Noor Ali Zadran made 54 and Mohammad Nabi, who hit a maiden century in the second match of the series, chipped in with 53 as Afghanistan reached 245-9 in their 50 overs.

COMMENTS (4)

Pops | 5 years ago | Reply Congratulations Afghanistan, you have arrived on the cricket scene. Looking forward to you playing in many more matches.
Mrs HighBall | 5 years ago | Reply I see great things for the Afghan team since each member is a potential Imran Khan without the 'Lion of Lahore' quasi-Pathan attitude.
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