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Zadran scripts history as Afghanistan clinch ODI series

Zadran scripts history as Afghanistan clinch ODI series

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17 Feb 2018 - 10:02
Zadran scripts history as Afghanistan clinch ODI series
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17 Feb 2018 - 10:02

KABUL (Pajhwok): Leg-spinner Mujeeb Zadran rewrote history books as Afghanistan routed Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) in Sharjah on Friday.

Zadran took his maiden five-wicket haul in the match and emerged as the youngest-ever bowler to earn the distinction — a record previously held by Pakistani fast bowler Waqar Younis.

Afghanistan Cricket Board spokesman Farid Hotak told Pajhwok Afghan News Zadran’s mesmerising bowling spell saw Zimbabwe slipping to 134 in the 34th over.

Openers Mohammad Shahzad and Ihsanullah remained unbeaten on 75 and 51 runs respectively, as Afghanistan cruised to an emphatic 10-wicket victory. Shahzad smashed 10 boundaries and three sixes

For Zimbabwe, Craig Ervine was the only batsman who put up some resistance. Running out of partners, Ervine stayed not out on 54, but could not save his side.

The 16-year-old Zadran, who claimed four wickets on debut against Ireland in 2017, was adjudged the Player of the Match, as Afghanistan clinched the ODI series 3-1.

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