Afghanistan vs Pakistan Match Details
- Afghanistan stunned Pakistan in the first game by scoring a victory by six wickets.
- Pakistan were let down by their batting side in the last T20 International as they collapsed at 92 runs in their allotted 20 overs.
- The two teams have faced each other only once so far in the history of the T20 Internationals.
The Pakistan cricket team will be aiming for revenge on Sunday as it will go one-on-one against Aghjanistan in the second T20 International of the three-match series. The Sharjah Cricket Stadium will play host to the high-profile game of cricket on March 26, Sunday. The first T20 International between the two sides saw the Rashid Khan-led side creating history by scoring their first win in the shortest format of the game against the Men in Green.
The much-hyped battle kick-started with Pakistan skipper Shadab Khan winning the toss and electing to bat first. It was a disastrous performance by the team as they ended up with only 92 runs in their allotted 20 overs. No player could score even 20 runs at the batting-friendly surface of Sharjah. The main credit for Pakistan’s dismal ride to Afghanistan’s spinners. Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman led from the front as they picked two wickets each. The spin duo found an ally in the seamer Fazalhaq Farooqi who also picked two wickets while maintaining an economy rate of 3.2.
It was an easy target for the Afghanistan team and the batters did not look in any kind of hurry to finish the game. They took their time to get settled in the middle. Nabi was the top run-scorer for the team with the bat as well as he added 38 runs to the scoreboard in as many balls with the help of three fours and one six.
Meanwhile, Pakistan bowlers also deserve some credit for giving it their all in the match despite not having a sufficient score on the board. Ihsanullah was the pick of the bowler for the visitors with two wickets and 17 runs in 3.5 overs.
Afghanistan now needs just one more victory to get done with the series while the Men in Green will be playing a do-or-die match on Sunday.
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