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  1. Afghanistan qualify for Super 10 stage
  2. Watch in-play highlights
  3. Nabi makes 52 off 32 balls
  4. Shenwari 43 (37), Shahzad 40 (23)
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So Afghanistan make history by qualifying for the second phase for the first time in their history. As winners of Group B, they join England's group in the Super 10 phase, which starts on 15 March.

Read the match report.

Captain's view

Afghanistan captain Ashgar Stanikzai: "This match is very important for Afghanistan. Afghanistan is about go very crazy because they love cricket."

Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza: "They outplayed us in every facet of the game - we were never in the game. From the moment they started going in the powerplay we were struggling."

Afghanistan win by 59 runs to reach Super 10s


Chatara c Shafiqullah b Stanikzai 8

Zimbabwe 127 all out

That's it, captain Asghar Stanikzai takes the final Zimbabwe wicket and Afghanistan win by 59 runs to qualify for the World T20 second phase for the first time.

Masakadza b Dawlat 6

Zimbabwe 118-9

Panyangara goes large

Panyangara hits two sixes in quick succession, the first travelling 83m and the second 91.

Tiripano run out for two

Zimbabwe 98-8

Sikandar Raza b Hamid Hassan 15

Zimbabwe 95-7

Chigumbura c Shafiqullah b Khan 10

Zimbabwe 90-6

Chigumbura hits a six

Chigumbura smashes it over the midwicket boundary for six.

SC Williams st Mohammad Shahzad b Rashid Khan 13

Zimbabwe 65-5

MN Waller b Samiullah Shenwari 7

R Mutumbami c Najibullah b Nabi 10

An easy catch for Najibullah Zadran and the third wicket is down. Mutumbami falls for 10 off 12 balls.

Sibanda c Hassan b Rashid 13

Zimbabwe 43-2

Sibanda out for 13 off 21 balls. The fans enjoyed that one.

Mutumbami hits two fours

Mutumbami hits a couple of impressive fours.

Sibanda dropped on 10

Zimbabwe 27-1

Sibanda is put down by Dawlat Zadran at short midwicket.

H Masakadza b Hassan 11

Zimbabwe 26-1

Hamid Hassan makes the breakthrough for Afghanistan.

H Masakadza hits Zimbabwe's first six

View from the ground

Syed Anwar

BBC Afghan Service

"187 is a big, big target to have set Zimbabwe. Indeed, it's one that has never been reached before in Nagpur. Afghanistan looked absolutely delighted as they gathered at the side of the pitch following the end of their innings. Zimbabwe will need to score at 9.35 an over to win."

Zimbabwe need 187 to win

So Zimbabwe are chasing 187 to beat Afghanistan and secure their place in the Super 10s.

Can they do it...?

Player's view


Afghanistan's Samiullah Shenwari, who made 43 off 37 balls: "We start really well with Mohammad Shahzad. We did really well in the fifth-wicket partnership between me and Mohammad Nabi. We were still under pressure so we planned to stay together.

"The wicket is still turning. It will be very hard in the second innings."

Nabi run out 52

Afghanistan 184-6

Shenwari c Sibanda b Tiripano 43

Afghanistan 161-5

Shenwari is comfortably caught at deep mid-wicket by Vusi Sibanda.

Shenwari hits a four

Nabi hits a six

Nabi pulls a short delivery from Wellington Masakadza over deep mid-wicket for six.

not-outShenwari not out

Samiullah Shenwari sweeps to deep mid-wicket, where Waller makes what he thinks he is a good catch diving forward. The third umpire is called to double check it - and, as so often is the case with TV replays, the balls appears to hit the ground first.

Nabi hits another four

Nabi finds the narrow gap through backward point and short third man. Afghanistan move on to 96-4.

View from the ground

Syed Anwar

BBC Afghan Service

"Despite the loss of wickets, Afghanistan fans remain very upbeat. They are really sensing that their team could be on the brink of making the final 10."

Mohammad Nabi hits a four

Poor ball from Williams. He's not happy with himself.

Noor Ali c Raza b Panyangara 10

Afghanistan 63-4

Great catch by Sikandar Raza  in the deep. The opener has made 10 in eight overs - but he faced only 14 balls in that time.

Naib b Panyangara 7

Afghanistan 60-3

Stanikzai c Raza b Panyangara 0

Afghanistan 50-2

Another one goes. Ashgar Stanikzai falls for a second-ball duck.

Shahzad c H Masakadza b Williams 40

Afghanistan 49-1

And the danger man is gone. Shahzad finds the fielder with a reverse sweep. He looks frustrated as he walks off, having made 40 off 23 balls.

Shahzad hits a six

Mohammad Shahzad hits his first six. Great eye, as he stands nice and still. Hit cleanly. 

Shahzad leads Afghanistan charge

Shahzad is at it again - he's more than simply muscle and power.

Shahzad hits four fours in four balls

Mohammad Shahzad is on a roll as he hits four fours in four balls off Tendai Chatara.

Afghanistan win toss & bat

Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat against Zimbabwe in their final Group B game at the World Twenty20.

Both sides have won their first two games, which means the winners of this match will decide who qualifies for the Super 10s, where they will join England's group.