Afghanistan vs Pakistan: In the Super 12 of the 2021 T20 World Cup, Pakistan scored a hat-trick of victory. In this match played at Dubai International Stadium, Afghanistan scored 147 for six in 20 overs after playing first. In response, Pakistan chased down the target in 19 overs for the loss of five wickets. Captain Babar Azam scored the highest 51 runs for Pakistan. In the end, Asif Ali scored an unbeaten 25 runs in seven balls.
Asif hit four sixes in the 19th over
Pakistan needed 24 runs from the last 12 balls to win. His five wickets had fallen and Asif Ali and Shadab Khan were present at the crease. Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi handed over the ball to all-rounder Karim Janat. Then what was left. Asif Ali, who led Pakistan to victory against New Zealand, hit a six off the first ball. After this no run was scored on the next ball. Asif again hit a six off the third ball. After this no run was scored on the next ball. After this, Asif gave his team a memorable victory by hitting two consecutive sixes.
This is Pakistan’s third consecutive win in the 2021 T20 World Cup. Earlier, he had defeated New Zealand and India. With this, Pakistan has almost confirmed its place in the semi-finals. Now he has to play his next two matches against Namibia and Scotland.
For Pakistan, captain Babar Azam scored 51 runs in 47 balls with the help of four fours. At the same time, Fakhar Zaman played an innings of 30 runs in 25 balls. In the end, Asif Ali played a match-winning innings of 25 not out in just seven balls with the help of four sixes. Also Mohammad Hafeez scored 10 and Shoaib Malik scored 19 runs.
Afghanistan had scored 147 runs
Electing to bat after winning the toss, Afghanistan had a very poor start. In the second over, Hazratullah Jazai was dismissed without opening the account. After this, Mohammad Shahzad was also dismissed after scoring eight runs in the third over. At the same time, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Asghar Afghan were dismissed after scoring 10-10 runs. Along with this, Karim Janat scored 15 runs in 17 balls and Najibullah Zadran scored 22 runs in 21 balls.
Afghanistan had lost their six wickets for just 76 runs. However, after this Nabi and Gulbadin Naib shared an unbeaten 71-run partnership for the seventh wicket. Gulbadin Naib scored an unbeaten 35 off 25 balls with four fours and a six. At the same time, captain Nabi played an innings of 35 not out in 32 balls with the help of five fours.
For Pakistan, Imad Wasim took two wickets for just 25 runs in his four overs. Apart from this, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan got one wicket each.