After being assigned to bat first by Babar Azam, Afghanistan had scored 130 runs in their allotted 20 overs, which put the target score for Pakistan at 130.
Pakistan had won the toss and elected to bowl first, to continue their unbeaten run against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup Super 4s match that took place at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
When Afghanistan’s openers began hitting the ball out of the park, the team was off to a strong start and seemed to be well on their way to putting up a big score.
Two fresh batters were brought to the crease after the explosive Rahmanullah Gurbaz was removed by Haris Rauf in the fourth over and Hazratullah Zazai was taken out by Mohammad Hasnain.
After Babar had succeeded in removing the openers, he replaced the two bowlers with Mohammad Nawaz and Shadab Khan, both of whom bowled accurately and applied pressure on the Afghanistan batsmen.
In the end, the strain was too much for Karim Janat and Ibrahim Zadran, who were having trouble playing their shots. Nawaz took out Janat in the 12th over, and Afghanistan was in a precarious situation.
Pakistan win the game against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup 2022 courtesy of Naseem Shah
After that point, Afghanistan was held in check by frequent dismissals at the hands of the bowlers as well as tight bowling by the Men in Green.
Only two boundaries hit by Rashid Khan in the last over were enough to bring Afghanistan’s score to 129-6 and enable them to set Pakistan a target of 130 runs.
Haris finished with two wickets for the Men in Green, while Nawaz, Shadab, Hasnain, and Naseem all grabbed one wicket each. Naseem also took two wickets.
Ibrahim Zadran was the top run scorer for Afghanistan, finishing with 35 runs off of 37 balls.
In pakistanio se 130 chase nhi hote Aur ye team India pe lectures dete hain😏wo bhi batting me. Socha nhi tha Afg ese fight karega till last. Well played Afg👏👏Advertisement
— Gitika90 (@Gitika9041) September 7, 2022
Hamaare top order se nahi padte aur pak ka number 10 maar gaya..😂🥲😅 Joke is on Indian batsmen.
— Mudit Jain, IRS (@MuditJainIRS) September 7, 2022Advertisement
what a shame even naseem better than so called ipl finishers.Advertisement
— NOPE🚜🌾 (@gurmaNN_96) September 7, 2022
if this guy is 19yrs old, i am not even born 💀🤣
— Mohit (@mohitrai06) September 7, 2022Advertisement
And in our batting line up, after 7th player, tailender Bowlers can't even hold the Bat properly.Advertisement
— Shivanand (@ShivasRegal007) September 7, 2022
And in our batting line up, after 7th player, tailender Bowlers can't even hold the Bat properly.
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Why was Naseem Shah on strike for 18.6? The rule was changed for batters crossing while catch being taken rightAdvertisement
— Monilal Giri (@MLGiri1) September 7, 2022
Bhai kya game tha ye. Unbelievable. Jaan nikal di thi ye Naseem ne aake🔥🔥🔥
— Abhay Sharma (@Abhaysaying) September 7, 2022Advertisement