Pakistan pulled off an exciting victory to e-book their berth within the finals of the Asia Cup 2022, securing a 1-wicket victory in opposition to Afghanistan tonight. Pakistan will face Sri Lanka within the summit conflict on Sunday.
Chasing a goal of 130 runs, Pakistan reached 131 for 9 in 19.2 overs with Naseem Shah (14*) hitting back-to-back sixes to win the match. Shadab Khan top-scored with a knock of 36 runs off 26 balls, and picked up a wicket in his 4-overs spell.
Shadab Khan’s late flourish propel Pakistan in opposition to Afghanistan to seal finals berth
Talking after his match-winning efficiency, the 23-year-old stated, “Now we have performed a couple of house sequence in UAE and it has helped us. The pitch helped the spinners and the spell with Mohammad Nawaz was medical to construct stress on Afghanistan. We tried to maintain issues tight and never leak straightforward runs.”
He additional added, “I requested Babar to let me bat up the order, which he allowed and it labored out effectively to publish a defendable whole.”
Fazalhaq Farooqi and Fareed Ahmad took three wickets every for Afghanistan and Rashid Khan bagged two dismissals to take the sport deep however sadly didn’t get the outcomes go their approach. Beforehand, a knock of 35 runs off 27 balls by Ibrahim Zadran helped Afghanistan publish 129 for six in 20 overs, with Haris Rauf taking two wickets for Pakistan.
India crashes out of Asia Cup 2022
Afghanistan’s defeat to Pakistan, nonetheless additionally implies the tip of marketing campaign for the Males In Blue in Asia Cup 2022. Rohit Sharma and Co have misplaced each their Tremendous 4s fixture in opposition to Pakistan and Sri Lanka respectively and has didn’t register any factors. India play their closing match of the continental event tomorrow (Thursday, September 8) in a dead-rubber fixture.
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