KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan sealed the T20I series against Zimbabwe, with a match to play, in another authoritative display with both bat and ball.
Their 48-run win is their 15th consecutive T20 victory in the UAE and captain Asghar Afghan has equaled MS Dhoni’s record for the most wins in this format.
Usman Ghani and Karim Janat’s 102-run second-wicket stand laid the foundation for Afghanistan to post a total close to 200.
They fell seven short, but it was still more than enough against a Zimbabwe side that has not come to grips with how to pace a chase.
Zimbabwe’s biggest partnership of 62-run between Ryan Burl and Richmond Mutumbami kept them in the game but collapses at the beginning and end of their innings meant they were always behind the game.
Zimbabwe slumped to 56 for 5 inside seven overs and then lost four wickets for seven runs in seven balls at the end. They have not won a T20I since October 2019.