PESHAWAR, 25 October: Afghanistan made history on Saturday when they became the first Associate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) to beat Zimbabwe, a full Test playing member, 3-2 in a one-day series in Zimbabwe.

In the last match of the five-match series, Afghanistan batted first and scored 245 runs in the allotted 50 overs for the loss of nine wickets. In reply, Zimbabwe were all out on 172 runs in the 45th over. Afghan pacer Dawlat Zadran got four wickets for 22 runs in his 10 overs.

Afghanistan batsman Samiullah Shenwari said in a post on the social media that the Afghan cricket team have made a historic achievement. He congratulated all the team members for this spectacular victory.

Afghanistan’s first one-day win over a full member country came against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup in March 2014. Afghanistan team were unable to play at their own country due to security concerns, but then too they got the ODI status in 2011 after impressive performances.

Compiled from media reports


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