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Afghanistan Beat Zimbabwe By 5 Wickets in First T20 Match

Afghanistan has taken the lead in the two T20I matches against Zimbabwe in Sharjah. 

Mohammad Nabi's 40 off 27 balls made quick work of the 121-target set by Zimbabwe, helping Afghanistan’s National Cricket Team to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match T20I series in Sharjah on Monday night.

Zimbabwe scored 120/9 in 20 overs at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Afghanistan scored 121/5 in 14.4 overs, chasing 120 for victory.

Earlier, Rashid Khan claimed three wickets while Sharafuddin Ashraf took two as Afghanistan restricted Zimbabwe to 120/9 after the “hosts” won the toss and opted to field.

Wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad, who returned after serving a ban for a doping code violation, gave Afghanistan's chase a flying start after his partner Karim Sadiq went out for five.

Shahzad top edged a four and smacked two big sixes in his 11-ball stay of 20 before bottom edging one to the keeper.

The two teams will play one more T20 on Tuesday before taking on each other in five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) from February 9 to 19.

All the matches will be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. 

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Afghanistan Beat Zimbabwe By 5 Wickets in First T20 Match

Afghanistan has taken the lead in the two T20I matches against Zimbabwe in Sharjah. 

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Mohammad Nabi's 40 off 27 balls made quick work of the 121-target set by Zimbabwe, helping Afghanistan’s National Cricket Team to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match T20I series in Sharjah on Monday night.

Zimbabwe scored 120/9 in 20 overs at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Afghanistan scored 121/5 in 14.4 overs, chasing 120 for victory.

Earlier, Rashid Khan claimed three wickets while Sharafuddin Ashraf took two as Afghanistan restricted Zimbabwe to 120/9 after the “hosts” won the toss and opted to field.

Wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad, who returned after serving a ban for a doping code violation, gave Afghanistan's chase a flying start after his partner Karim Sadiq went out for five.

Shahzad top edged a four and smacked two big sixes in his 11-ball stay of 20 before bottom edging one to the keeper.

The two teams will play one more T20 on Tuesday before taking on each other in five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) from February 9 to 19.

All the matches will be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. 

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