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T20 World Cup: Asif Ali Seals The Deal For Pakistan Against Afghanistan

The match started with Afghanistan winning the toss and choosing to bat first. In the first innings, Afghanistan scored 49 in the first 6 overs. Pakistan bagged 4 crucial wickets of Afghanistan. Shaheen Shah Afridi, Imad Wasim, Hasan Rauf, and Hasan Ali took a wicket each. Afghanistan reached 125/6 after 18 overs. Gulbadin and Mohammad Nabi, and their unbeaten 71-run stand, helped give a total of 147 runs. In the second innings, Pakistan scored 38 runs for the loss of Rizwan’s wicket in the first six overs. They reached 72/1 after 10 overs. In the next 5 overs, they lost 2 wickets for 29 runs as Fakhar Zaman and Hafeez were dismissed. Rashid Khan clean bowled Babar Azam after he reached his 50. Pakistan needed 24 over 12 balls. Asif Ali quashed all hopes of an Afghanistan win and hit 4 sixes in a row. Pakistan bagged their third win by beating Afghanistan by 5 wickets.


Match: Match 24

STADIUM: Dubai International Cricket Stadium

Umpires: Chris Brown, Joel Wilson, Langton Rusere

Match Referee: David Boon

TOSS: Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat.


PAKISTAN: Babar Azam (c), Mohammed Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammed Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Hasan Ali, Harris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali.

AFGHANISTAN: Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Asghar Afghan, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Naveen ul-Haq, Mujeeb ur-Rahman.


PAKISTAN: 148/5 (19 overs)

AFGHANISTAN: 147/6 (20 overs)

Player Of The Match:


25 runs (7 balls)


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