In do-or-die duel, Nabi, Shinwari haul Afghanistan to 186
The national side, electing to bat first in the important encounter, once again exhibited tremendous resilience despite some early shocks.
At the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Mohammad Nabi swashbuckled a quick-fire 52, laced with three boundaries and two sixes at a crucial time in the match.
He was lent valuable support by Samiullah Shinwari (43). Earlier, in-form opener Mohammad Shahzad hit a superb 40 off 23 deliveries, including seven fours and a towering six.
T. Panyangara was the pick of Zimbabwean bowlers, bagging the wickets of Anwar Ali Zadran (10), Asghar Stanikzai (0) and Gulbadin Naib (7).
The winners of the shootout will qualify for the main draw the Super 10 stage.
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