Cricket | Afghanistan add to Zim's misery

Bulawayo – Afghanistan swept to a second historic triumph on Wednesday when they defeated Zimbabwe 2-0 in their two-match Twenty20 series.

Four days after becoming the first non-Test side to beat a Test-playing nation in a one-day 50-over series, Afghanistan hammered home their superiority with a five-wicket win.

They had won the first Twenty20 clash at the same Queen’s Sports Club venue by six wickets on Monday.

Opener Usman Ghani smashed a 45-ball 65 with man-of-the-match Guldabin Naib hitting an undefeated 56 off just 31 balls with seven boundaries.

Afghanistan chased down their imposing 191-run target with one ball to spare.

Sean Williams had top-scored for Zimbabwe with a 26-ball 54.


Zimbabwe 190-7 in 20 overs (Sean Williams 54) 

Afghanistan 191-5 in 19.5 overs (Usman Ghani 65, Gulbadin Naib 56)

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