AFG 333/5 (50.0 Ovs)
ZIM 179-all out (34.4 Ovs)
Afghanistan won by 154 runs
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Rahmat Shah, Man of the Match: I just wanted to stay in the wicket, take some time and then attack. First 5-7 overs I just wanted to stay there and rotate strike. That was my job as I knew there were big-hitters to come.
Asghar Stanikzai: It was a great win. Shahzad and Ihsanullah Janat gave us a good start. In the end, Rahmat Shah and Najibullah Zadran batted really well. If we make 270, we knew we could defend with Rashid. Happy with the win.
Graeme Cremer: We knew it was a tough score to chase. 260-270 was probably a par score. Afghanistan batted well. We needed a couple of partnerships in the middle. Our back end bowling – the last 10-15 overs, we lost our way. That’s a bit of concern. Batting in the middle overs – from over 10 to 30 – we need to improve.
Match Score – here.