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Saturday, 24 October 2015 20:34
Last Updated on Sunday, 25 October 2015 09:53
Afghanistan clinched a historic one-day international series over Zimbabwe after a 73-run victory in Bulawayo saw them win 3-2 on Saturday in the five-match ODI series.
The Afghan team is the first non-Test-playing country to win a multi-game bilateral ODI series against a Test side.
Noor Ali Zadran and Mohammad Nabi gave Afghanistan a strong start before a mid-innings collapse meant they posted 245-9 from their 50 overs.
After Zimbabwe collapsed to 15-3, Williams – the only home batsman to pass 16 – kept his side in the game, reaching a maiden ODI century from 120 balls.
But Williams lacked support and was last out as paceman Dawlat Zadran and left-arm spinner Amir Hamza bowled Afghanistan to victory.
The Afghan national team was only formed in 2001 and while they are yet to shock one of the eight leading international sides, a series win over an International Cricket Council full member represents a major landmark, reported BBC.