Harare. Rashid Khan continues to perform brilliantly with the bat. He played for Gujarat Titans in IPL 2022. He scored runs at a strike rate of more than 200 and also made the team champion. Now in the ODI series against Zimbabwe (ZIM vs AFG), he did an amazing job with the bat. Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 4 wickets in 3rd ODI. With this, the team made a clean sweep of 3-0 in the series. Rashid Khan remained unbeaten on 6 runs. In the match, Zimbabwe’s team was dismissed after scoring just 135 runs while playing first. In reply, Afghanistan’s batsmen also had to struggle. Rashid had scored an unbeaten 39 runs in the first match.
Chasing the target, Afghanistan’s start was not good. Opener batsman Rahmatullah Gurbaz 7 and Ibrahit Zadran, who scored a century in the previous match, could only score 8 runs. Rahmat Shah, who played an innings of more than 50 runs in the first two matches, also could not play a big innings. He got out after scoring 17 runs. The team lost 4 wickets for 60 runs. After this, Captain Hasmatullah Shahidi took over the team by scoring 38 runs in 70 balls.
Important innings of all-rounder Nabi
Mohammad Nabi and Shahidi added 45 runs for the 5th wicket. Former captain and all-rounder Nabi remained unbeaten on 34 off 47 balls. Hits 2 fours and a six. Rashid Khan remained unbeaten on 6 off 3 balls. Mujarbani and Tendei Chatara took 2 wickets each for Zimbabwe. Earlier, the host Zimbabwe team was reduced to 135 runs in 44.5 overs. 6 batsmen could not touch the double figures.
Zimbabwe lost 4 wickets for 42 runs. Sikandar Raza tried to handle the team by scoring 38 runs. Ryan Burle also scored 21 runs. Rashid Khan took 3 wickets for 31 runs in 7.5 overs for Afghanistan. Off-spinner Mohammad Nabi took 2 wickets for 31 runs. Fazlhaq Farooqui also got 2 wickets. Rahmat Shah, who scored 198 runs in the series, got the Player of the Series award.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 09, 2022, 20:00 IST