Outgoing skipper Hamilton Masakadza played a brilliant innings of 12 runs. Zimbabwe easily touches Afghanistan's small goal. Zimbabwe lost the Afghans by 5 wickets in their last match of the ongoing Tri-Twenty20 series.
Afghanistan today scored 5 runs in the first over of the rule. In reply, Zimbabwe took the win with three wickets in hand.
Zimbabwe's outgoing captain, Masakadza, got off to a great start to bat on a small target. Brendon Taylor scored 5 runs in the opening pair. Masakadza went on to play well, even though Taylor returned with 1 for 5. He picked up the 5th half-century of the Twenty20 career. He was then dismissed for 42 off 42 balls. Zimbabwe did not have to make much trouble for the win. Zimbabwe took the win with three balls to hand over the last batsmen.
Afghanistan invited Zimbabwe to bowl in the match at Chittagong Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. Rahmatullah and Jazai made two great openers from the beginning to bat first. Rahmatullah played the first ball of the innings. Jazai joins him with his head cold. However, Jazai could not survive for long. He returned in the tenth over. Before returning, his batsman came up with 5 off 20 balls.
Rahmat Ullah did not stop losing his partner. He finally stopped at 5 for a personal half-century. His innings was bowled by four boundaries and four sixes. After the return of the two openers, no one else could take responsibility. Afghanistan stopped by eight for eight in a small collection of late batsmen.
Zimbabwe have lost three of their first three matches in the ongoing series. Three defeats have already confirmed their departure from the tournament. However, the team was desperate to return with at least one win in the rules match. In addition, Hamilton Masakadza, the captain of the country, said goodbye to cricket in this match. Zimbabwe were able to leave the field with a win in the captain's departure.