Afghanistan Vs Zimbabwe: A series of five ODI matches between Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe has seen tremendous struggles so far between the two teams. In the first match of the series, where the new Afghanistan team defeated Zimbabwe by a margin of 154 runs, in the second match Zimbabwe team defeated Afghanistan by a margin of 154 runs. To say that the first match Afghanistan won by 154 runs and second match Zimbabwe won by a 154 runs. This combination of run number does not end here. In the first match, Afghanistan team scored 333 runs for five wickets, while Zimbabwe’s team scored 333 runs for five wickets in the second match. Zimbabwe’s team made 179 runs in the first match, while Afghanistan’s team returned to the pavilion on 179 runs in the second match. This kind of coincidence is rare in any series and due to this, the first two matches of the series became memorable for the cricket fans.
In the opening match of the series played in Sharjah, the Afghanistan team Rahmat Shah scored 114 runs, 54 from Ehsanullah and Najibullah with not out 81 runs, and scored 333 runs for five wickets in 50 overs. In reply, Zimbabwe’s team all out at 179 runs in 34.4 overs. In the match, the Afghan team won by 154 runs. Similar story was repeated in the second match of the series on 11 February. This time Zimbabwe’s team, batting first, scored 333 runs in five wickets in 50 overs. For Zimbabwe team Brendan Taylor topped 125 runs and Sikandar Raza contributed 92 runs. Afghanistan’s team, hoping to reach the target of 334 runs, was out for 179 runs in the first match of the Zimbabwe team. Not only this, both teams have scored one century each on both sides.
Of course, the teams considered to be two weak games of the World Cricket were between Zimbabwe and Afghanistan, but due to this strange coincidence of runs, these two matches will be remembered for long time.