Nabi helps Afghanistan seal series

Afp, Abu Dhabi

20 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Aggressive batting from Karim Janat and Mohammad Nabi and three wickets from Rashid Khan helped Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 45 runs in the second Twenty20 international in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

Janat smacked 53 off 38 balls for his maiden international fifty while Nabi's fiery 15-ball 40 lifted Afghanistan to an impressive 193-5 after they won the toss and batted.

Ace spinner Rashid chipped in with 3-30, taking all three wickets in the 17th over, as Zimbabwe were dismissed for 148 to give Afghanistan an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Afghanistan won the first match by 48 runs. The third and final match will be held today (Saturday), again in Abu Dhabi.