Asia Cup 2022: PAK vs AFG Match Preview, Tremendous 4, Match 4 (A2 vs B2)

Afghanistan, Pakistan.

Asia Cup 2022: PAK vs AFG Match Preview, Tremendous 4, Match 4 (A2 vs B2). Pakistan will meet Afghanistan of their second Tremendous 4 sport on seventh September 2022, Wednesday at 7:30 pm in Dubai Worldwide Cricket Stadium. India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka are the groups participating within the Tremendous 4 stage.

Sri Lanka defeated Afghanistan in an exhilarating contest that went down until the final over within the second innings and opened their account with two factors of their kitty, and two video games to play. In one other last-over thriller, Pakistan bought the higher of rivals India to gather their first two factors of the Tremendous 4 stage. Therefore, Pakistan and Afghanistan have combined fortunes to date within the Tremendous 4 phases.

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Asia Cup 2022 Picture Credit score: (Twitter)

Within the group stage, Afghanistan had crushed Sri Lanka by eight wickets and Bangladesh by seven wickets whereas Pakistan misplaced to India by 5 wickets earlier than defeating Hong Kong by 155 runs.

Sri Lanka pulled off a significant upset, beating Afghanistan by 4 wickets within the Tremendous 4 opener. With that, Dasun Shanaka-led Sri Lanka additionally avenged their humiliating loss within the Asia Cup 2022 opener. Rahmanullah Gurbaz (84) helped Afghanistan submit 175/5 however impactful innings from Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa helped them chase the goal with 5 balls to spare.

Kusal Mendis (Photo- Getty)
Kusal Mendis (Picture- Getty)

Kusal Mendis smashed 19-ball 36 to set the tone of the match. After the 62-run opening stand, Sri Lanka by no means had an excellent partnership however there have been small impactful performances all through. Pathum Nissanka (35 off 28), Dannushka Gunathilaka (33 off 20) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa (31 off 14) moreover Wanindu Hasaranga (16 off 9) all contributed properly.

With a highest particular person rating of simply 36, Sri Lanka nonetheless bought over the road comfortably due to cameos proper via. The ultimate nail within the coffin was Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s 14-ball 31. With 49 wanted off the final 5 overs, Rajapaksa went 4, 4, 6 in opposition to Naveen ul Haq and introduced the equation down. He stayed put until simply two have been wanted and all however ensured that Sri Lanka bought over the road.

Asia Cup 2022: Transient Scores: Afghanistan: 175 for six in 20 overs (Rahmanullah Gurbaz 84, Ibrahim Zadran 40; Dilshan Madushanka 2/37). misplaced to Sri Lanka: 179 for six in 19.1 overs (Kusal Mendis 36, Pathum Nissanka 35, Danushka Gunathilaka 33; Mujeeb Ur Rahman 2/30, Naveen-ul-Haq 2/40).

Mohammad Nawaz shocked India with the bat after serving to prohibit them with the ball after a rampant begin to give Pakistan an exhilarating win of their Tremendous 4 match in opposition to India. Per week after India chased efficiently in an exhilarating group-stage end, Pakistan returned the favour, asking India to bat and getting house with only one ball to spare.

Mohammad Nawaz
Mohammad Nawaz. Picture Credit: Twitter

Mohammad Rizwan anchored the chase with 71 off 51, nevertheless it was Mohammad Nawaz who offered the desperately wanted impetus. Promoted to No. 4, he smashed 42 off 20 balls to place Pakistan again on monitor as India’s Virat Kohli’s 44 balls 60 went in useless.

Asia Cup 2022: Pakistan 182 for five (Rizwan 71, Nawaz 42) beat India 181 for 7 (Kohli 60, Rahul 28, Rohit 28, Shadab 2-31) by 5 wickets

Asia Cup 2022: PAK vs AFG Match Preview, Tremendous 4, Match 4 (A2 vs B2)

The proper-arm pacer Shahnawaz Dahani was dominated out in opposition to India within the first Tremendous 4 sport resulting from a suspected aspect pressure harm whereas bowling in opposition to Hong Kong within the closing group stage match. Damage points hold piling up for Pakistan’s pacers as they misplaced Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mohammad Wasim even earlier than the beginning of the Asia Cup 2022 match.

Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Wasim and now Shahnawaz Dahani facing injuries. (ICC_Twitter)
Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Wasim, and now Shahnawaz Dahani dealing with accidents. (ICC_Twitter)

Mohammad Hasnain performed in opposition to India and conceded 38 runs in 4 overs moreover selecting the prized wicket of Hardik Pandya which performed a decisive position in Pakistan’s win.

Afghanistan would rely loads on opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz who’s the third highest run-getter in Asia Cup 2022 with 135 runs in 3 video games averaging 45. He top-scored with 84 in opposition to Sri Lanka in Afghanistan’s 1st Tremendous 4 sport nevertheless it went in useless.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Picture: Twitter)

Najibullah Zadran, then again, has the very best strike charge of 213.79 in Asia Cup 2022 however want to rating extra runs. He could also be promoted atop the batting order. Skipper all-rounder Mohammad Nabi is out of shape with the bat which is a priority for Afghanistan.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Picture Credit score: Twitter)

Then again, off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman is the joint highest wicket-taker with 7 scalps averaging a mere 10. Rashid Khan, the world’s top-ranked leg spinner hasn’t picked many wickets-4 in keeping with his liking and want to add extra to his tally in opposition to Pakistan.

Afghanistan is more likely to go unchanged in opposition to Pakistan whereas Pakistan could relaxation a couple of of their gamers. The likes of Hasan Ali, Haider Ali, and Usman Qadir are on the bench ready for alternatives.

Asia Cup 2022: Afghanistan (Possible Enjoying XI): Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Mohammad Nabi(c), Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Samiullah Shinwari, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Asia Cup 2022: Pakistan (Possible Enjoying XI): Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Fakhar Zaman, Khushdil Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah

 

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