The Herald – Zimbabwe – THE Zimbabwe cricket team hit another low when they succumbed to one of their worst defeats after going down to Afghanistan by 10 wickets and losing the five-match series in Sharjah yesterday.

Summary

  • THE Zimbabwe cricket team hit another low when they succumbed to one of their worst defeats after going down to Afghanistan by 10 wickets and losing the five-match series in Sharjah yesterday.
  • Zimbabwe lost their opening batsmen for just 15 runs: Solomon Mire (9) and Hamilton Masakadza (4), who made little attempt to rotate the strike with singles, both being clean bowled by Mujeeb Zadran.
  • Tarisai Musakanda, replacing Malcolm Waller in the team, struggled at the crease for nine runs, but Brendan Taylor appeared to be in fine form, hitting Mujeeb Zadran for two sixes over square leg in an over.
  • While Blessing Muzarabani kept his end up with more success than most of the earlier batsmen, Ervine began to open up and played some fine strokes as the last wicket added 31 runs in nine overs.
  • The Afghan openers, Mohammad Shahzad and Ihsanullah Janat, completed Zimbabwe’s humiliation by thrashing off the 135 runs needed to win in 21 overs without loss, scoring at more than a run a ball.


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