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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Castle Lite Series 2022 - 2nd ODI - Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe- 6 June 2022

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The 2nd ODI of the Castle Lite Series 2022 will take place on the 6th of June 2022 between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club, Harare, Zimbabwe.

LIVE SCORES - 2nd ODI - Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe

Current Form Afghanistan and Zimbabwe:

Afghanistan have beaten Zimbabwe in the 1st ODI of the 3 match series by 60 runs.

Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to field first.

Afghanistan couldn't get off to an ideal start and lost the openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran early on in the innings. Post this phase, Rahmat Shah and Hasmatullah Shahidi were engaged in brilliant recovery. They collected 181 runs for the 3rd wicket partnership. Shah made 94 while Shahidi scored 88 runs.

The real damage however was done by Rashid Khan in the death overs. He smashed 39 off just 17 balls to take Afghanistan's total to 276 for 5 in 50 overs.

During the chase, Regis Chalabva lost his wicket early on. Innocent Kaia and Craig Ervine played some beautiful shots but took too long time to settle down. It impacted the run rate and shifted the momentum in Afghanistan's favor. Sikandar Raza played an outstanding knock of 67 in 78 balls. However, wickets kept falling at the other end and Zimbabwe never looked like chasing the total. Once Raza was dismissed, it was a cake walk for Afghanistan.

Zimbabwe were bowled out for 216 as they lost the match by 60 runs.

For Afghanistan, Mohammad Nabi picked up 4 wickets for 34 runs.

  Let’s have a look at the squads:

Zimbabwe (ODI Squad)

Craig Ervine (captain), Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva, Tendai Chatara, Tanaka Chivanga, Luke Jongwe, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Clive Madande, Wessly Madhevere, Blessing Muzarabani, Dion Myers, Ainsley Ndlovu, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Donald Tiripano

Afghanistan (ODI Squad)

Hashmatullah Shahidi (C), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Azmatullah Omarzai, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rashid Khan, Shahidullah Kamal, Yamin Ahmadzai, Zia-ur-Rehman.

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? – Afghanistan

Who will win?-  Afghanistan

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan), Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Blessing Muzarabani (Zimbabwe)

Most Sixes – Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan), Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe)

Player of the Match- Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan)

Team Scores Batting first – Afghanistan 280+, Zimbabwe 210+

Match Handicap: Afghanistan

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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