1st T20I (N), Sharjah, March 24, 2023, Afghanistan v Pakistan
(17.5/20 ov, T:93) 98/4

Afghanistan won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)

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Pakistan Innings
Afghanistan Innings
Match Flow
Pakistan  (20 ovs maximum)
Saim Ayub  b Naveen-ul-Haq17153521113.33
Mohammad Haris c Azmatullah Omarzai b Fazalhaq Farooqi611171054.54
Abdullah Shafique lbw b Azmatullah Omarzai025000.00
Tayyab Tahir c & b Rashid Khan1691430177.77
Azam Khan c Gulbadin Naib b Mujeeb Ur Rahman029000.00
Imad Wasim  b Fazalhaq Farooqi1832500056.25
Shadab Khan (c)c Azmatullah Omarzai b Mujeeb Ur Rahman1218210066.66
Faheem Ashraf c Rashid Khan b Mohammad Nabi28100025.00
Naseem Shah hit wicket b Mohammad Nabi2780028.57
Zaman Khan not out 882101100.00
Ihsanullah not out 68131075.00
Extras(b 3, lb 1, w 1)5
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 4.60)92/9
Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Mohammad Haris, 2.6 ov), 2-22 (Abdullah Shafique, 3.4 ov), 3-39 (Saim Ayub, 5.6 ov), 4-39 (Tayyab Tahir, 6.1 ov), 5-41 (Azam Khan, 7.2 ov), 6-60 (Shadab Khan, 12.1 ov), 7-65 (Faheem Ashraf, 13.5 ov), 8-71 (Naseem Shah, 15.4 ov), 9-80 (Imad Wasim, 17.5 ov) • DRS
Fazalhaq Farooqi401323.25182010
2.6 to Mohammad Haris, Haris' struggles comes to an end. He looks for the boundary again but it pitched on a length and moved away. Haris went for an ugly hoick only to slice it in the air towards point. Omarzai there ran back and pouched it over his shoulder. 17/1
17.5 to Imad Wasim, Top of middle hit, Farooqi is chuffed as he kicks up in front in celebrations . Imad made room and looked to heave it across the line, the slightly back-of-length ball came in with the angle, beat the bat and sent the bails flying.. 80/9
Azmatullah Omarzai302016.6681100
3.4 to Abdullah Shafique, a huge appeal for lbw and given. Shafique has gone fore the review. It was bowled from wide of the crease, pitching around off and nipping back sharply to beat the inside edge and hit high on the back pad. The question is if it was going over the stumps. Just clipping the bails, the ball-tracking shows. So the original decision stays as it is, and Pakistan lose their second wicket. 22/2
Mujeeb Ur Rahman40922.25150000
7.2 to Azam Khan, a soft, soft dismissal. Pakistan in disarray. A length ball on the pads, was a carrom ball. Azam looked to flick it away but think the ball came a touch slow. He ends up chipping it straight to short midwicket. 41/5
12.1 to Shadab Khan, Loud call of 'catch it,' and Omarzai runs in from deep point and slides to take an excellent catch. Length ball pitched outside off and spun away, Shadab slapped it as mightily as possible but got it off the bottom-quarter of the bat. Omarzai had to run in a few metres, to the diagonal right as the replay shows, and did well to cling to it.. 60/6
5.6 to Saim Ayub, a wicket on the last ball of the powerplay. A length ball, just outside off. Ayub moves across and goes down, looking to go outside the line of the ball. He goes for the scoop but ends up deflecting the ball on to the stumps.. 39/3
Rashid Khan401513.75110000
6.1 to Tayyab Tahir, and he has wicket with his first ball. A length ball on the stumps, Tahir plants his front foot and looks to defend but it pitched well in front of him and lobs in the air. Rashid sprints towards it and puts in a slide to complete the catch. Pakistan 39 for 4 and in a spot of bother. 39/4
Mohammad Nabi301224.00110100
13.5 to Faheem Ashraf, Sticks in the pitch and another soft dismissal as Faheem chips a dolly to cover. Pace is slowed down to 83kph. Landed on a length around off and spun away. The batter was on the back foot, tried to punch it. The ball didn't arrive, so he checked his shot. By then, it was too late. It ballooned straight to Rashid, who's delighted.. 65/7
15.4 to Naseem Shah, Naseem's swung his bat so hard that it's gone back to hit the stumps. Naseem tried to slog it across and missed the ball, he lost his balance. The ball came back and hit him on the body.. 71/8
Afghanistan  (T: 93 runs from 20 ovs)
Rahmanullah Gurbaz c Abdullah Shafique b Naseem Shah1617291194.11
Ibrahim Zadran c †Azam Khan b Ihsanullah911201081.81
Gulbadin Naib c Mohammad Haris b Ihsanullah023000.00
Mohammad Nabi not out 38385731100.00
Karim Janat  b Imad Wasim716180043.75
Najibullah Zadran not out 1723322073.91
Extras(b 4, lb 5, w 2)11
TOTAL17.5 Ov (RR: 5.49)98/4
Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Ibrahim Zadran, 4.1 ov), 2-23 (Gulbadin Naib, 4.3 ov), 3-27 (Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 5.3 ov), 4-45 (Karim Janat, 9.4 ov) • DRS
Naseem Shah402716.75102100
5.3 to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, The move to give Naseem his third over pays off. Afghanistan three down. Was short of length around off and Gurbaz looked to pull it away. He couldn't find the middle of the bat, though, and Shafique flung himself to his right at short midwicket to pull off a screamer. 27/3
Zaman Khan301906.33113000
4.1 to Ibrahim Zadran, a wicket on his first ball in T20I cricket. Short of length and hurries the batter with his pace. Zadran went for the pull but ended up top-edging it behind the wicket. Azam ran back and to his right to settle under it. And Ihsanullah brings out his arrow celebration. 23/1
4.3 to Gulbadin Naib, Naib perishes. Another short-of-length delivery from Ihsanullah, just around off. Naib goes for the pull only to miscue it towards point. Haris runs and grabs it comfortably. Two in his first over in international cricket for Ihsanullah. 23/2
Imad Wasim411112.75171000
9.4 to Karim Janat, Another wicket for Pakistan. Janat goes for the slog sweep but it's too full and in the line of off and middle. He misses and the ball clatters into the stumps. Looked like a premeditated shot. 45/4
Shadab Khan301505.0071000
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  • Pakistan innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 39 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Over 0.3: Review by Afghanistan (Bowling), Umpire - Ahmed Shah Pakteen, Batter - Saim Ayub (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • Over 3.4: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - Bismillah Shinwari, Batter - Abdullah Shafique (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 8.6 overs (54 balls), Extras 0
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 51/5 in 10.0 overs (Imad Wasim 6, Shadab Khan 6)
  • Over 12.5: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - Ahmed Shah Pakteen, Batter - Faheem Ashraf (Upheld)
  • Innings Break: Pakistan - 92/9 in 20.0 overs (Zaman Khan 8, Ihsanullah 6)
  • Afghanistan innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 29 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Drinks: Afghanistan - 45/4 in 9.4 overs (Mohammad Nabi 10)
  • Afghanistan: 50 runs in 9.6 overs (60 balls), Extras 3
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 49 balls (Mohammad Nabi 28, Najibullah Zadran 17, Ex 8)
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Mohammad Nabi
Series resultAfghanistan led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 2030
Match days24 March 2023 - night (20-over match)
T20I debut
Saim Ayub
Saim Ayub
Tayyab Tahir
Tayyab Tahir
Zaman Khan
Zaman Khan
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Afghanistan won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
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