Afghanistan, Zimbabwe Post Identical Scores To Register Similar Wins Over Each Other

Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor (R) shakes hands with Afghan captain Mohammad Nabi Eisakhil (L) after winning the toss and electing to bowl during the first match of a four match ODI series between Afghanistan and hosts Zimbabwe at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on July 18, 2014. AFP PHOTO JEKESAI NJIKIZANA (Photo credit should read JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Revenge is sweeter and it makes battle lot interesting when the opposition team gets the taste of their own medicine and that's what exactly transpired in the second ODI between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe.

In the first ODI on February 9, Afghanistan had inflicted a 154-run loss on Zimbabwe. Afghanistan had posted 333/5 in 50 overs and in reply Zimbabwe were bundled out for 179 runs. In a striking coincidence, the second match on Sunday saw Zimbabwe beat Afghanistan by the same 154-run margin with Zimbabwe scoring 333/5 in their 50 overs.

The result on Sunday, which brought the five-match series level one-all, was a direct reversal of the first ODI, which was decided by the same margin, with the same totals.

Abhishek Patil

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