Zimbabwe players pose after their victory over Afghanistan in the first Test on Wednesday. Courtesy: Twitter
Skipper Sean Williams smashed an unbeaten 106 shared a century partnership for the eighth wicket with Donald Tiripano (63 ) helped Zimbabwe avert an innings defeat against Afghanistan and take the second Test into the fifth day at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Saturday.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz smashed a stunning 87, and Rashid Khan took a three-wicket haul to help Afghanistan register a 48-run win in the opening T20I against Zimbabwe in Abu Dhabi.
A historic double hundred from Hashmatullah Shahidi (200 not out) and captain Asghar Afghan's (164) put Afghanistan comfortably in the driver's seat on Day 2 of their second Test against Zimbabwe at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Thursday.
Another Paul Stirling century went in vain as Afghanistan spinners Rashid Khan starred in the final ODI to hand their side a 36-run victory. With the 3-0 series sweep over Ireland, Afghanistan have claimed 30 points as they climb up the ICC Cricket
Namibia reached the Twenty20 World Cup second round for the first time on Friday when they defeated Ireland by eight wickets.World number 19 Namibia, the lowest-ranked team in the tournament, chased down their modest target of 126 with skipper Gerhard Erasmus making an unbeaten 53.
Fans from both the nations have shown immense interest in watching Sunday's game in Dubai as tickets for the key contest were sold out hours after they went on sale early this month.
Ireland and Namibia face off in a knockout clash of the T20 World Cup with a Super 12 berth at stake in Sharjah on Friday. The match will mark the exit for the loser while winners will punch a ticket for the Super 12, which gets under way on Oct.23.