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Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe, stay in top 10
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Celebrations in Kabul as Afghans clinch thrilling series 3-2 in Sharjah. Afghanistan's cricket team secured a last-gasp victory over Zimbabwe on Wednesday to win an ODI series in Sharjah.

Cricket has become increasingly popular in Afghanistan. The match was closely followed across the country, where sports fans were disappointed by Sunday's loss in the final of soccer's SAFF Championship to India.

Afghanistan qualified for the 50-over Cricket World Cup for the first time in last year's tournament in Australia and New Zealand.

They beat Scotland but lost their other group matches to exit in the first round. The series victory keeps Afghanistan in 10th place on the ODI rankings, their 47 points narrowly ahead of Ireland (46) and Zimbabwe (45).

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