Although a minnow, Afghanistan has proved that it has potential to become a force to reckon with in the world of cricket. The way it thrashed Zimbabwe today in the T-20 World Cup demonstrated this. Mohammad Nabi’s brisk fifty and a clinical bowling show helped Afghanistan knock Zimbabwe out of the World T20 with an emphatic 59-run win to storm into the Super 10s in Nagpur.
Batting first, Afghanistan rode on a 98-run stand between Nabi (52) and Samiullah Shenwari (43) to post 186 for six, a score which proved to be a winning total after Zimbabawe were shot out for 127 in 19.4 overs.
Opener Mohammad Shahzad- who was equated with Dhoni, provided a blazing start to the innings with a 23-ball 40.