Wednesday September 07, 2022

Afghanistan Give130 Runs Meagre Target To Pakistan In Super 4 Round Of AC

Sharjah: Afghanistan have given 130-run target to Pakistan for chase in super four round of Asia Cup here in Sharjah.

Earlier, Pakistan have won the toss and elected to bowl first against Afghanistan in super four round of Asia Cup 2022.

A clinical display with the bowl helped Pakistan restrict Afghanistan to 129-6 in their 20 overs.

Afghanistan had a flying start to their inning as openers Hazratullah Zazai and Rahmanullah Guzrbaz attacked Pakistan bowlers with blistering hitting.

The appeared solid appeared before Pakistan speedster Haris Rauf castled Gurbaz for 17.

Zazai also fell soon after in the next over as Mohammad Hasnain outdid him with a slower delivery. The left-handed batter scored 21 off 17 deliveries.

Karim Janat and Ibrahim Zadran then anchored the inning briefly with their 35-run partnership for the third wicket.
Janat perished in the 12th over after scoring a snail-paced 15. Afghanistan began to lose wickets at an alarming rate and soon slipped to 91/5 in the 15th over with their captain Mohammad Nabi being the latest casualty after bagging a golden duck off Naseem Shah.

Afghanistan top-scorer Ibrahim also fell victim to the strong Pakistan bowling attack in the 17th over. He scored 35 off 37 deliveries, laced with two boundaries and a six.

All-rounder Rashid Khan stood up for his team and scored an important 18 off just 10 deliveries and bolstered his side to finish at 129/6 in the allotted 20 overs.

Haris led the bowling attack for Pakistan with two wickets, while Naseem, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, and Mohammad Hasnain struck out a batter each.

For the both teams, this is second match in the super four round of the Asia Cup 2022. The two sides have met twice in this format, with Pakistan winning both times.

The two sides have met twice in this format, with Pakistan winning both times.

The Green Shirts defeated India in a thriller Sunday to start their Super-four campaign on a high note.

Afghanistan after a perfect group-stage campaign, enter the contest following a loss to Sri Lanka.

Playing IX
Pakistan:

Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain

Afghanistan:

Mohammad Nabi (capt), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi

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