Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI Match Prediction

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Afghanistan
158/4 in 27.3
5.75
Zimbabwe Cricket Logo
Zimbabwe
154/10 in 34.3
4.46
Feb 13, 201810:30
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium - Sharjah, UAE
Finished
Afghanistan won by 6 wkts

Our Prediction

Zimbabwe To Win the Match, 3.20
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  • Brendan Taylor and Hamilton Mazdakadza could be dangerous to deal with now that they are back in form
  • Zimbabweans dealt with Afghani spinners beautifully in the last ODI which solves one piece of puzzle for them
  • The first win of the series would have lifted the morale of the team and will motivate them to do better
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AFG
100.0%
ZIM
0.0%
  • Tournament: Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe 2018
  • Date: Feb 13, 2018
  • Format: ODI
  • Venue: Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
  • Time: 10:30

Key Stats

  • Toss: Zimbabwe (Batting)

Afghanistan

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
N Zadran 8 3 2 0 266.67
Mohammad Nabi 19 26 1 1 73.08
Ihsanullah 12 16 2 0 75.00
Rahmat Shah 56 52 9 1 107.69
Nasir Jamal 50 54 6 0 92.59
M Shahzad 7 14 1 0 50.00
BowlerOMRWECO
Graeme Cremer 9.0 1 50 1 5.56
BV Vitori 2.0 0 14 0 7.00
Tendai Chatara 5.0 0 18 2 3.60
Ryan Burl 5.3 0 25 1 4.55
Blessing Muzarabani 6.0 0 50 0 8.33

Zimbabwe

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Malcolm Waller 1 11 0 0 9.09
Solomon Mire 22 19 1 2 115.79
Sikandar Raza 38 50 1 3 76.00
Graeme Cremer 2 18 0 0 11.11
BRM Taylor 9 10 0 1 90.00
BV Vitori 15 9 0 2 166.67
Tendai Chatara 11 15 1 0 73.33
Hamilton Masakadza 9 17 2 0 52.94
Craig Ervine 39 55 4 0 70.91
Ryan Burl 0 1 0 0 0.00
Blessing Muzarabani 0 2 0 0 0.00
BowlerOMRWECO
Mujeeb Zadran 10.0 1 45 3 4.50
Mohammad Nabi 4.0 0 28 0 7.00
Rashid Khan 8.3 1 24 5 2.82
Gulbadin Naib 6.0 0 23 1 3.83
Dawlat Zadran 6.0 1 28 1 4.67

About the Match

Zimbabwe won the 2nd ODI by 154 runs to draw level 1-1 in the series against Afghanistan; the two teams will now fight it out in the 3rd ODI at Sharjah on 13th February. Having lost the T20 series and the opening match of the ODIs, Zimbabwe did well to make a much-needed comeback, and they will now try to continue with their winning momentum. Afghanistan got a taste of its own medicine in the 2nd ODI, as they failed to chase down a target of 334 runs against Zimbabwe, which was ironically what they had inflicted upon their opponents in the first match.

Match Preview

Afghanistan

Chasing 334 runs in the 2nd ODI, the top-order collapsed and except for Rahmat Shah, who posted a heroic 43 off 61, the others failed to make an impression. Mohammad Nabi and Dawlat Zadran tried to put up a fight by scoring 31 and 47 runs respectively, but they were all-out for 179 runs. Earlier, spinners Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman took 3 wickets between them while pacer Gulbadin Naib dismissed one opponent, but they couldn’t stop the Zimbabwe batsmen from smashing runs across the park.

In the first match, Rahmat Shah helped secure a strong total of 333 by posting a well-made 114. He got good support from Ihsanullah and Najibullah Zadran, who scored 54 and 81 runs respectively. Mohammad Shahzad and Nasir Jamal pitched in with 30+ runs each, and the bowlers then successfully defended the total by stifling Zimbabwe at 179 all-out. In-form spinner Rashid Khan took 4-26 while Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Rahmat Shah and Nabi contributed with 4 wickets between them. Pacers Gulbadin Naib and Dawlat Zadran provided a breakthrough each and they won hands down by 154 runs.

Afghanistan has good resources to make a comeback and they will be eager to avenge their humiliating defeat here on Tuesday.

Afghanistan Starting Lineup

M Shahzad, Ihsanullah, R Shah, MA Stanikzai, Nasir Jamal, N Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Zadran.

Zimbabwe

They put up a sensational contest and a direct reversal of the outcome in the first match, taking a fitting revenge against Afghanistan by winning the 2nd ODI by 154 runs. The bowlers wiped out Afghanistan for 179 runs after posting a humungous 333 runs, handing them their 2nd biggest ODI defeat, and this victory has surely boosted the morale of the players.

Fast-bowler Tendai Chatara’s superb 3-24 and spinner Graeme Cremer’s determined 4-41 stifled the Afghani batsmen, steering their team to a comfortable win. Blessing Muzurabani and Brian Vitori took 3 wickets between them, and they bring depth to the attack.

Batting first in the last match, experienced batsman and wicket-keeper Brendan Taylor showcased his prowess by posting a well-made 125 while all-rounder Sikandar Raza scored 92 off 74 deliveries. Hamilton Masakadza showed improvement with the bat as he contributed with 48 runs to get the scoreboard moving while Malcolm Waller played a useful knock. They combined well to post 333 and help secure a fine win on Sunday to draw level.

Zimbabwe Starting Lineup

Solomon Mire, Hamilton Masakadza, BRM Taylor, Craig Ervine, Sikandar Raza, Malcolm Waller, Ryan Burl, Graeme Cremer, BV Vitori, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani.

Our Prediction

The series is now equally poised between the two associate nations, and whichever team can keep a cool head above its shoulders will be better placed to win. While Afghanistan has done consistently well till now, we feel that Zimbabwe’s experienced batsmen could give them the edge to emerge victorious.

Our Prediction

Zimbabwe To Win the Match, 3.20
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