Afghan, 33, had set the Indian captain’s record, who won the T20 World Cup, of 41 T20I wins as a skipper in the previous game and topped the record of the legendary Indian cricketer in the following game.
Dhoni, who won the World T20 in 2007, led Team India in 72 T20Is before stepping down as limited-overs format skipper in 2017, winning 41 of them. The Afghan has led his national team in 52 games and won 42.
England captain Eoin Morgan is third on the list with 33 wins in 58 games. Former Pakistani captain Sarfaraz Ahmed claimed 29 wins in 37 T20Is. Two-time T20 World Cup captain Darren Sammy led the West Indies to 27 wins in 47 games he led.
After deciding to strike, Afghanistan hit 183/7 courtesy of Najibullah Zadran’s brilliant 35-ball 72 *. Zimbabwe was limited in its answer to 136/5, which gave the hosts a nice series win.
They got off to a decent start after winning the litter thanks to Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Usman Ghani. Gurbaz, 18, tried to muscle the ball but found the outfield players several times and it wasn’t long before he died. The quick Richard Ngarava with his left arm pushed one behind him.
Nonetheless, Afghanistan collected 43 runs in the power play. Ghani was accompanied in the middle by Karim Janat. Janat made a quick 14 ball 21 but his efforts were stopped by Wellington Masakadza who cleaned him up. After that, Ghani (39) gave away his wicket and tried to get big just to find the outfield player in the deep.
The veteran Mohammad Nabi was then cheaply released for two runs, with Musakanda making a dive catch. However, Zimbabwe could not make the gates count in incredible form with Najibullah. His awesome 72 of 35 balls of five fours and five sixes and Asghar Afghan’s 24 runs brought them to a daunting total, with Zimbabwe conceding 78 goals in the last five overs.
Zimbabwe got off to a bad start when they lost Kamunhukamwe (1) in their very first game. The wickets continued to drop regularly, with Sean Williams, 14, Musakanda (30), Milton Shumba (8) and Richmond Mutumbami (0) all falling tame as Zimbabwe was reduced to 56/5 in 10.3 overs.
With half the page back in the locker room, Sikander Raza and Ryan Burl’s 80-run partnership helped control the damage. But it was not too late for the visitors to avoid the momentum.
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