Afghanistan won just their second ODI against a Test-playing nation, beating Zimbabwe by two wickets in the third ODI in Bulawayo on Tuesday, pulling the series back to two-one.
Batsman Sikandar Raza upstaged fellow centurion Usman Ghani, as Zimbabwe welcomed a comfortable eight-wicket win - and vital two-nil series lead - over Afghanistan in Sunday's second ODI at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo.
Zimbabwe emerged six-wicket victors over Afghanistan in the first ODI in Bulawayo on Friday, reaching the 224 required with 28 balls to spare thanks to an all-round top-order effort.
Zimbabwe and Afghanistan have never met in international cricket - and this month's maiden ODI series will bring plenty of opportunity to increase the distance from Ireland and gain ground on Bangladesh.
Afghanistan will tour Zimbabwe for four ODIs later in July. The 28-day visit will also include twin first-class fixtures.