Pakistan beat Afghanistan by one wicket and enter into Asia Cup Final.
Pakistan beat Afghanistan by one wicket in last over thriller and reach into Asia Cup final. After electing to bowl first Pakistan resticted Afghanistan to 129/6 in 20 overs and chased it down in 19.2 overs with one wicket in hand.
Needed 11 to win in last over Naseem Shah the No.10 batter hit consecutive sixes of F Farooqi and helps Pakistan to reach final.
Pakistan’s win crash India and Afghanistan out of Asia Cup. They will face Srilanka in the final on Sep 11th.
After put into bat Afghanistan openers H Zazai 21(17) and R Gurbaz 17(11) gives a good start by scoring 36 runs in 3.5 runs. Pakistan bowlers came back strongly by picking wickets at regular intervals to restrict Afghanistan to 129/6.
Ibrahim Zadran 35(37) , H Zazai 21 (17) and R Khan 18*(15) are the top scorers for Afghanistan.
Haris Rauf (2/26) , Naseem Shah (1/19) , Mohammed Nawaz (1/23) , Shadab Khan (1/27) and Mohammed Hasnain are the wicket takers for Pakistan.
Pakistan lost their captain B Azam 0(1) in the first over of the chase to F FarooPakistan lost their captain B Azam 0(1) in the first over of the chase to F Farooqi.
Afghanistan bowlers bowled in very tight line and length and didn’t allowed Pakistan to score freely. Afghanistan bowlers bowled in very tight line and length didn’t allowed Pakistan to score freely.
Iftikhar Ahmed and Shadab Khan 42(41) runs for the third wicket brought Pakistan back into the game. Afghanistan came back strongly by picking wickets and push Pakistan to 118/9.
Naseem Shah heroics in last over by hitting two consecutive sixes put Pakistan into final.
(Posted on 08/09/2022)