Najibullah Zadran has smashed a six off the second ball of the final over as Afghanistan beat hosts Zimbabwe by six wickets within the first of three Twenty20 internationals.
Afghanistan, who’d already swept the hosts 3-0 within the one-day worldwide sequence, wanted eight runs off the ultimate over on Saturday, after Zimbabwe had reached 8-159.
There was anticipation within the vocal small crowd at Harare Sports activities Membership when the host’s star quick bowler Blessing Muzarabani was handed the ball for the final over to defend his crew’s whole.
However Zadran collected two runs off the primary ball earlier than hitting Muzarabani over sq. leg for the utmost on the second supply as Afghanistan reached 4-160 to win with 4 balls to spare.
Earlier, Sikandar Raza had top-scored for Zimbabwe with 45 in a measured innings.
Afghanistan seamer Nijat Masood took 3-39 on his worldwide debut.
“It’s the dream of each participant to symbolize his nation and to win a debut match,” Masood mentioned.
“I bowled within the good areas. That’s how I used to be rewarded and took wickets.”
Openers Hazratullah Zazai (45) and Rahmanullah Gurbaz (33) gave Afghanistan a powerful begin within the chase.
Three of the Afghanistan wickets fell to the leg spin of Zimbabwe’s Ryan Burl.