As we said earlier nothing is impossible in cricket and today we have witnesses a game in T20 World Cup 2016 where a young Asian team Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 59 runs and qualified for the tournament. This will be the third time when they have qualified for the World T20 tournament. Now they will be the part Group1 of Super 10 round. Tomorrow we will have another qualifier team from Group A and then all stats will be clear. Lets see what qualifier points table tell about the statics.
Earlier Today Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat first. Mohammad Shahzad gave the start what they needed scored 40 runs on just 23 balls. But they lost early wickets and on a score of 63 top 4 batsman went back to the pavilion. Then the Mohammad Navi and Samiullah Shenwari batted wonderfully and take their team to a big total of 186 runs. Nabi scored 52 runs in just 32 deliveries where Samiullah score handy 43 runs in 37 balls.
Now Zimbabwe have to chase 187 runs in 20 overs which was to an easy task. From the starting wickets started fallen , one by one batsman are coming and spending few minutes and going back to the pavilion. No batsman achieve a score of 20 runs. Rashid khan took 3 wickets and destroyed the batting order of Zimbabwe and they got all out on a score of 127 runs in 19.4 overs.
So the deciding match decided that Afghanistan qualified for the t20 world cup 2016 and will play their first match of the tournament against Sri-Lanka on 17th March at Kolkata. Congratulations to them…
Check Zim vs AFG Scorecard here.