Pakistan vs Afghanistan: In T20 WC, Pakistan defeated Afghanistan by 5 wickets, putting a hat-trick of victory. With this win, Pakistan has almost qualified for the semi-finals. Playing first after winning the toss, AFG made 147/6. At one point the team’s score was 6 wickets for 76 runs, but Mohammad Nabi and Gulbadin Naib played good innings and took the team to a respectable score.
Pakistan achieved the target of 148 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in the game of 19 overs. In the victory, team captain Babar Azam scored (51) runs while batting brilliantly. At the same time, Asif Ali scored an unbeaten 25 off just 7 balls.
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Mujeeb ur Rahman gave the first blow to Pakistan in the third over chasing the target. Caught Rizwan at the hands of Naveen-ul-Haq for 8 runs. Fakhar Zaman scored 30 runs off 25 balls and was dismissed leg before by Nabi. Rashid Khan gave the third blow to Pakistan and Mohd. He dismissed Hafeez for 10 runs.
In the first innings against Pakistan, Afghanistan’s first wicket fell in the form of Hazratullah Zazai and he was dismissed by Imad Wasim without opening an account. There Mo. Shahzad contributed just 8 runs for his team and was caught by Shaheen Afridi. The third success for Pakistan was given by Harris Rauf by dismissing Asghar Afghan and he was out after scoring 10 runs.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz was dismissed by Hasan Ali for 10 runs, while Karim Janat was caught by Fakhar Zaman on the delivery of Imad Wasim after scoring 15 runs. Jardan was dismissed for 22 off Shadab Khan’s delivery.
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24 Runs Needed off 12 Balls
In the last two overs, PAK needed 24 runs to win. The match stood at an exciting turn. In the 19th over, Karim Janat came for the bowling and in the same over, Asif Ali gave an easy victory to PAK while raining sixes. Asif hit sixes in the first, third, fifth and sixth balls and put the match in Pakistan’s lap. Pakistan vs Afghanistan.
Rashid Special Century
Star leg-spinner Rashid Khan has completed his 100 wickets in T20Is. Rashid became the first AFG bowler and the fourth in the world to achieve this feat. Rashid made this record only in the 53rd T20I match.
Both Team Playing XI
AFG: Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Asghar Afghan, Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Mujeeb-ur-Rehman, Karim Janat, Naveen-ul-Haq.
PAK: Babar Azam (Captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi.