Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe in low-scoring ODI

Afghanistan had been dismissed for just 131 with more than 10 overs to spare in the first game of the five-match series with opener Noor Ali Zadran top scoring with 63. Leg-spinner Graeme Creamer claimed five for 20.

Afghanistan's win followed their 3-2 win in the ODI series in Zimbabwe in October.   -  AP

Afghanistan bowled out Zimbabwe for a paltry 82 to win the first one-day international by 49 runs on Friday.

Afghanistan had been dismissed for just 131 with more than 10 overs to spare in the first game of the five-match series with opener Noor Ali Zadran top scoring with 63.

Leg-spinner Graeme Creamer claimed five for 20. But Zimbabwe then lost their last seven wickets for just 35 runs to be bowled out in the 31st over.

Afghanistan off-spinner Amir Hamza was the pick of the bowlers with four for 17 having been handed the new ball.

Only three Zimbabwe batsmen reached double figures with captain Elton Chigumbura top-scoring on 28.

Friday's win followed Afghanistan's 3-2 win in the ODI series in Zimbabwe in October.

It was the first time that a non-Test playing team had beaten a Test nation in an ODI series.