The Zimbabwe cricket team tomorrow face a stern test in a do or die encounter against Afghanistan set for Harare Sports Club.
Zimbabwe will have to shrug off the sloppiness that characterised their first two ODI’s against Afghanistan in order to revive what has been a faltering series.
Zimbabwe were unlucky to lose on the Duckworth Lewis method in the first ODI on Thursday when the dismissal of Ryan Burl came just two balls before rain fell, subsequently turning the tide of a game which was well within Zimbabwe’s reach.
With the Chevrons hoping to put behind the 1st ODI disappointment a disastrous batting display saw the hosts crumbling to 184 runs when chasing a 234 run target, to hand the tourists a 2 nil lead.
Heading into the third ODI, Heath Streak will be hoping for an improved display as Zimbabwe look to avoid a series defeat.
A defeat will hand Afghanistan an unassailable 3 nil lead while victory will give the hosts a glimmer of hope in the 5 match series.
Solomon Mire top scored for Zimbabwe on Sunday with 54 runs but Heath Streak will be demanding more from his charges in Tuesday’s one day international.
On the bowling front Tendai Chatara will be hoping to emulate a decent performance which saw him ending with figures of 3 for 34 on Sunday with captain Graeme Cremer also a key player.