Pakistan vs Afghanistan Super 4 Round Asia Cup: Match Review
In the crucial match of the Super-4 stage of the Asia Cup 2022, Pakistan defeated Afghanistan by one wicket to make it to the final. Batting first in the match, Afghanistan scored 129 runs in 20 overs. Afghanistani player Ibrahim Zadran played the highest innings of 35 runs. In the chase, Pakistan’s team scored 131 runs in the second ball of the last over for the loss of 9 wickets.
Pakistani player Shadab Khan scored 36, Iftikhar Ahmed scored 30 and Mohammad Rizwan scored 20. Naseem Shah played the most crucial inning and remained unbeaten on 14 runs off four balls. Fazlhaq Farooqui and Farid Ahmed took three wickets each for the Afghanistani team in the bowling. Apart from this, the leading spinner of the team Rashid Khan also got two wickets.
The Last Over Thriller
Pakistani fast bowler Naseem Shah turned the whole match over by hitting two consecutive sixes in the last over. The team Pakistan needed 11 runs off six balls to win. Naseem hit a six off Fazlhaq Farooqui’s first two balls and ended the match.
With this win, the Indian team’s dream of reaching the final of the Asia Cup has ended. Now Team India will play only in a formal match against Afghanistan today. With this, now the final match of the Asia Cup 2022 will be held between Sri Lanka and Pakistan on September 11.
Pakistani Top Order Flopped
Pakistani captain Babar Azam got out without opening the account in the match. At the same time, Fakhar Zaman, who came to bat at No. 3, was run out. The opener Mohammad Rizwan, who was in excellent form, also did not play against Afghanistan. Moh. Rizwan got out after scoring 20 runs in 26 balls. Rizwan was dismissed LBW by Rashid Khan.
However, After three wickets fell early, Iftikhar Ahmed scored 30 runs in 33 balls for the team Pakistan. Iftikhar was completely set up and it looked like he would win the match for Pakistan, but he was caught by Farid Ahmed at the hands of Ibrahim Zadran.