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Live Updates, ICC WC Qualifier, Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe in Bulawayo

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: March 6, 2018, 8:31 PM IST

Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan (ODI)


ZIM vs AFG Cricket Scorecard (ODI)

Match 7 ODI, Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, 06 March, 2018



(43.0) RR 4.55

Zimbabwe beat Afghanistan by 2 runs


(49.3) RR 3.91

Live Updates, ICC WC Qualifier, Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe in Bulawayo

PREVIEW: The followers of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 didn’t have to wait long for the tournament’s first upset – Scotland’s seven-wicket hammering of favourites Afghanistan, powered by Calum Macleod’s unbeaten 146-ball 157, threw Group B wide open on the opening day.

The home side Zimbabwe, on Tuesday, 6 March, will be hoping to capitalise on their biggest threat’s early troubles.

That said, Afghanistan will want to ensure the opening-day stumble remains just that – a stumble. They still possess one of the most feared sides in the tournament, and given their form heading in – apart from beating fellow heavyweights Windies by four wickets in the warm-ups, they also saw off Zimbabwe 4-1 in an ODI series in Sharjah last month – they remain one of the favourites to claim the two ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 spots up for grabs.

But the loss against Scotland posed some tough questions – did the stage, the sense of occasion, get the better of Afghanistan? Is captaincy a step too far for the 19-year-old Rashid Khan at the moment? Can this team handle heightened expectations?

Zimbabwe Playing XI: Cephas Zhuwao, Solomon Mire, Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor, Craig Ervine, Sikandar Raza, Malcolm Waller, Graeme Cremer, Brian Vitori, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani

Afghanistan Playing XI: Rahmat Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad, Dawlat Zadran, Ihsanullah, Rashid Khan, Nasir Jamal, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Shapoor Zadran

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5046 120
2 New Zealand 3241 112
3 South Africa 3177 102
4 England 4593 102
5 Australia 3672 102
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7364 121
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8366 270
2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 5568 265
4 South Africa 4720 262
5 India 10071 258
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