Pak vs Afg after beating Pakistan in the second T20I match of the series, Afghanistan now holds a dominating 2-0 lead in the series.
Afghanistan beat Pakistan in their second Twenty20 International. This marked Afghanistan’s first victory over Pakistan in a series of international matches.
In the second Twenty 20 International, Afghanistan beat Pakistan by seven wickets in Sharjah. Afghanistan beat Pakistan for the first time in a series. Afghanistan defeated a low score of 131 by seven wickets with one ball to spare. Pakistan scored 130 for 6 in 20 overs. Having in major part to the efforts of Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan. After Pakistan had opted to bat, Fazalhaq Farooqi got rid of Saim Ayub with the second ball of his first over. The very next delivery he caught Abdullah Shafique leg before wicket, giving Afghanistan a tremendous early lead. Pakistan lost wickets at a frightening rate, but their total was still acceptable with to Imad Wasim’s unbeaten 64 off 57 deliveries and Shadab’s 32 off 25.
Afghanistan’s skilled squad prevailed once again, despite Pakistan’s best attempts with the ball. Shadab khan led eleven lost three wickets in the Power play, but they still managed to post a decent first-half total of 130 runs. They were able to stay in the game due to some tight bowling despite not picking up any wickets throughout this period. But then Naseem Shah conceeded 17 runs in the second last over. Afghanistan only needed five runs in the last over.
Pakistan: 130/6 (20).
Afghanistan: 133/3 (19.5).
Playing Elevens of Both Teams:
Afghanistan Playing Eleven: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (w), Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Janat, Azmatullah Omarzai, Naveen-ul-Haq, Rashid Khan (c), Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Fazalhaq Farooqi.
Pakistans Playing Eleven Consists of: Abdullah Shafique, Muhammad Haris, Saim Ayub, Tayyab Tahir, Shadab Khan (c), Azam Khan (w), Naseem Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Ihsanullah, Zaman Khan, and Imad Wasim.
Afghanistan has a commanding 2-0 series lead and will be unable to be overtaken at this point. Can Afghanistan assist in Pakistan’s cleanup efforts? You should expect a reply by Monday, March 27th. This one kicks off at 21:30 IST. (4 pm GMT).
POST MATCH VIEWS OF PLAYERS:
Rashid Khan, Captain of Afghanistan Team:
Afghanistan’s skipper, Rashid Khan, is ecstatic after his team’s victory over Pakistan. Claims to have had a productive Power play and solid bowling performance. He thought that the number of 130 was about right, and that they did a great job. The conventional wisdom holds that the guys intended to keep things close until the very end.
Shadab Khan, Pakistani Skipper:
Pakistan captain Shadab Khan attributed his team’s big score to their early success with the bat. If wickets fell at such rate during the Power play, the team would have a chance of losing. Even though the young players may be nervous due to the new playing conditions, they should be encouraged. The young men are amazing, and it shows that even the best of us have down days. I believe these individuals have star potential and will play the next game honestly.
Man of the Match, Fazalhaq Farooqi:
The most important player is Fazalhaq Farooqi. He used the local tongue to communicate. He said that the victory against Pakistan will be one that history would remember. As far as he was concerned, striking the wickets was all that mattered. The author draws the conclusion that Pakistan is a strong opponent and that winning the series is a major triumph for them.
Again, Afghanistan did a fantastic job in terms of possession. Pakistan scored a disappointing 130 this time around. Afghanistan’s best spinner, Fazalhaq Farooqi, stunned Pakistan by taking two wickets in the opening over. While Afghanistan lost Ghani in the fourth over of their innings, they were able to come back thanks to the efforts of Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran. But they were both gone quickly, and the strain was back on when Ibrahim Zadran was out with 16 balls to go and 29 runs still needed. Najibullah Zadran and Nabi teamed up once more to end the pursuit.
Afghanistan has made history in Sharjah. As their side defeated Pakistan in a series, Afghan supporters can’t contain their joy. Afghanistan’s cricket squad will get a huge morale boost from the breathtaking surroundings.