Pakistan held its nerves to beat Afghanistan by one wicket in the Super 4 phase of the Asia Cup. Afghanistan was at 43/2 after five overs against Pakistan. During the 15th of the innings, Naseem sent back Mohammad Nabi for a first-ball duck to ruin the Afghanistan captain’s 100th T20I. Haris Rauf bowled an excellent spell as Pakistan restricted Afghanistan to 129 for six. Apart from Rauf, Naseem Shah, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Hasnain, and Mohammad Nawaz also bagged a wicket each.
Meanwhile, Babar Azam’s streak of low scores continued, as Farooqi trapped him lbw for a first-ball duck. While chasing a target of 130, Pakistan qualified for the final of the Asia Cup. After Asif Ali got out, a fight broke out between Asif and Fareed. With 11 runs needed off the final over, tail-ender Naseem Shah aggressively hit two consecutive sixes to help Pakistan win. With four points each, Pakistan and Sri Lanka qualified for the title clash. Pakistan will take on Sri Lanka in the final on Sunday.
Match Notes of Pakistan vs India– Asia Cup 2022 – Super 4 Stage
Match Number: Match 10
Match Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, United Arab Emirates.
Match’s Toss Result: Pakistan won the toss and opted to field.
Pakistan Playing XI:
Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain
Afghanistan Playing XI:
Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (capt), Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Fareed Ahmad, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Brief Scorecard of Pakistan vs Afghanistan – Asia Cup 2022 – Super 4 Stage
Pakistan: 131/9 in 19.2 overs
Afghanistan: 129/6 in 20 overs
Player Of The Match: Shadab Khan –36*(26)- 1/27 – (PAK)
RESULT: Pakistan won by 1 wicket (with 4 balls remaining)
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