Pakistan won the match by 3 wickets in the Super Four Match 2
Abu Dhabi, UAE: In the Asia Cup 2018, Pakistan defeated Afghanistan by three wickets in the Super Four Match 2 played on Friday. Afghanistan presented a tough challenge to Pakistan in this match. But in the last over, Knowledgeable batsman Shoaib Malik, batting with responsibility, gave his team victory. In the match, Afghanistan won the toss and batted first, scored 257 runs at the loss of 6-wickets in 50 overs. Chasing Pakistan, scored 258 runs in 49.3 overs at the loss of 7-wickets. PAK vs AFG live score
Pakistan started poorly:
Pakistan, chasing the target of 258 runs, started a poor begin. Star opener Fakhar Zaman has dismissed off 0 runs. After this, Babar Azam and Imam-ul Haq shared the best partnership and both batsmen shared 154 runs for the 2-wicket. Imam ul Haq scored 80 runs and run out in incredible form. While Babar Azam was dismissed by Rashid Khan on 66 runs. Mujeeb Ur Rahman took Pakistan’s 4th wicket as Haris Sohail. Sohail scored 13 runs with 21 balls. After this, captain Sarfraz Ahmed (8), Asif Ali (7) and Mohammad Nawaz (10) were dismissed. But on the other side, Shoaib Malik was frozen on Creased
Pakistan won the match with the help of Malik:
In this match experienced batsman, Shoaib Malik played an outstanding inning from Pakistan. Malik played an unbeaten 51 off 43 balls in the match. Pakistan needed 10 runs to win in the last over. Malik won the match with the help of a 1-six and 1-fours. Earlier, Afghanistan had scored a respectable score of 258 runs on Shahidi’s finest innings.
Shahidi’s excellent batting:
Earlier, batting for Afghanistan, Hashmatullah Shahidi scored an unbeaten 97, with the goal of 258 runs against Pakistan. Afghanistan, batting brilliantly, scored 257 runs losing 6 wickets in 50 overs. Shahidi batted with magnificent batting and scored an unbeaten 97 in 118 balls with 7-fours. Apart from Shahidi, Captain Asghar Afghan scored a superb half-century. Asghar Afghan made 67 runs in 56 balls with 5-sixes and 2- fours. In addition, Rahmat Shah scored 36 and Shahzad scored 20. Mohammad Nawaz took 3 wickets for Pakistan, Shaheen Afridi took two wickets and Hasan Ali took 1 wicket.
Shoaib Malik was given the Man of the Match for his excellent batting and was also given the amount of $ 5000.
Super Four Match 2, today played two early matches, in which India defeated Bangladesh by 7 wickets. After that Pakistan beat Afghanistan by 3 wickets The Pakistan team got a place in the points table with a net run-rate of +0.072, while India made its position at the top with a net run-rate of +1.329. The third match of Pakistan Super-4 will be played against India on Sunday, while Bangladesh will face Afghanistan.
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed CPT WKT, Asif Ali, HarisSohail, Mohammad Nawaz, Hassan Ali, Usman Shinwari, Shaheen Afridi
Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad WKT, Ihsanullah, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan CPT, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Aftab Alam