Afghanistan produced a clinical performance in the second T20 International match against Zimbabwe at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Friday. The 45-run win helped the Asghar Afghan-led side take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series with the third and final match scheduled for Saturday at the same venue. Afghanistan won the toss and opted to bat first. Karim Janat, who eventually won the man-of-the-match award, hit a 38-ball 53. He was supported by Usman Ghani (49) and Mohammad Nabi (40) as the Afghans set a 194-run target. Zimbabwe, in reply, could manage only 148 in 17.1 overs. Ryan Burl top-scored for ZImbabwe with 40 off 29. The preceding two-match Test series ended 1-1. Catch highlights and cricket scores here:
Teams: Zimbabwe: Tarisai Musakanda, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Sean Williams(c), Sikandar Raza, Richmond Mutumbami(wk), Wesley Madhevere, Ryan Burl, Donald Tiripano, Brandon Mavuta, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava.
Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(wk), Karim Janat, Usman Ghani, Asghar Afghan(c), Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Amir Hamza, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fareed Malik
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