STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Afghanistan edge Zimbabwe in rain-hit first ODI

Afghanistan edged Zimbabwe by 12 runs in the first ODI but only after heavy rain had washed away home hopes.

Published: 17th February 2017 07:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th February 2017 07:56 AM   |  A+A-

Afghanistan skipper Asghar Stanikzai scored his seventh ODI half-century. (File | AP)

By AFP

HARARE: Afghanistan edged Zimbabwe by 12 runs in the first one-day international on Thursday but only after heavy rain had washed away home hopes.

After making 215 batting first, Afghanistan claimed victory on the Duckworth-Lewis method when Ryan Burl's dismissal left Zimbabwe on 99 for 4.

Had Burl not fallen just two balls before the rain intervened, the African side would have been ahead of the required rate under the rain rules.

Earlier Afghanistan skipper Asghar Stanikzai made an even 50, his seventh ODI half-century, to help his team post a competitive score.

In reply, a 55-run fourth-wicket partnership between Burl and Craig Ervine, who made an undefeated 38, looked to have steadied the Zimbabwe innings before the early finish.

The second match in the five-game series will take place in Harare on Sunday.

Stay up to date on all the latest Cricket news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp