10th Match, Super Four (N), Sharjah, September 07, 2022, Asia Cup
(19.2/20 ov, T:130) 131/9

Pakistan won by 1 wicket (with 4 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
36 (26) & 1/27
Afghanistan Innings
Pakistan Innings
Match Details
Afghanistan  (20 ovs maximum)
Hazratullah Zazai  b Mohammad Hasnain21172640123.52
Rahmanullah Gurbaz  b Haris Rauf17112102154.54
Ibrahim Zadran c †Mohammad Rizwan b Haris Rauf3537542194.59
Karim Janat c Fakhar Zaman b Mohammad Nawaz1519241078.94
Najibullah Zadran c Fakhar Zaman b Shadab Khan1011110190.90
Mohammad Nabi (c) b Naseem Shah011000.00
Azmatullah Omarzai not out 10102810100.00
Rashid Khan not out 18151821120.00
Extras(nb 1, w 2)3
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 6.45)129/6
Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 3.5 ov), 2-43 (Hazratullah Zazai, 4.5 ov), 3-78 (Karim Janat, 11.2 ov), 4-91 (Najibullah Zadran, 13.6 ov), 5-91 (Mohammad Nabi, 14.1 ov), 6-104 (Ibrahim Zadran, 16.3 ov)
Naseem Shah401914.75132000
14.1 to Mohammad Nabi, And strikes immediately! This is chopped on, as Nabi just hangs his bat out to this back of a length delivery in the channel. The ball crashes into the base of the stumps off the inside edge.. 91/5
Mohammad Hasnain403418.50102221
4.5 to Hazratullah Zazai, and he castles him with a slower one. A length ball around off and middle, bowled at 119kph. Zazai failed to spot it early, and ended up pushing at it to work it towards short midwicket. But the ball sneaked through the gap between bat and pad to uproot the leg stump. 43/2
Haris Rauf402626.50154100
3.5 to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rauf provides the breakthrough. A length ball at 144kph, pitching around off and slightly coming in with the angle. Gurbaz moves across and looks to smash through midwicket. No contact and the ball crashes into the off stump. 36/1
16.3 to Ibrahim Zadran, Edged and yet another bowling change does the trick! This is back of a length, quick and rushes Ibrahim who is looking to punch this down the ground off the back foot. The extra bounce surprises him though, and he can only manage a thick edge through to Rizwan.. 104/6
Mohammad Nawaz402315.7572000
11.2 to Karim Janat, This is high and straight down the throat of Fakar at long-on! The pressure has paid off, as Janat looks for the big slog sweep against the spin, but only ends up top-edging this high into the Sharjah sky. 78/3
Shadab Khan402716.7590200
13.6 to Najibullah Zadran, And now Shadab gets his man! The pressure being imparted by Pakistan has meant Afghanistan were forced to target Shadab, and the spinner responds to that early six with all his variations. This is the pick of the punch as it's quicker, seam up, and Zadran is unable to get the distance on this loft over long-on. It goes high, but straight down the gullet of the man in the deep!. 91/4
Pakistan  (T: 130 runs from 20 ovs)
Mohammad Rizwan lbw b Rashid Khan2026411176.92
Babar Azam (c)lbw b Fazalhaq Farooqi014000.00
Fakhar Zaman run out (Najibullah Zadran)59151055.55
Iftikhar Ahmed c Ibrahim Zadran b Fareed Ahmad3033542090.90
Shadab Khan c Azmatullah Omarzai b Rashid Khan36264013138.46
Mohammad Nawaz lbw b Fazalhaq Farooqi45161080.00
Asif Ali c Karim Janat b Fareed Ahmad1681802200.00
Khushdil Shah  b Fazalhaq Farooqi1360033.33
Haris Rauf  b Fareed Ahmad012000.00
Naseem Shah not out 144902350.00
Mohammad Hasnain not out 00400-
Extras(lb 4, w 1)5
TOTAL19.2 Ov (RR: 6.77)131/9
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Babar Azam, 0.2 ov), 2-18 (Fakhar Zaman, 3.1 ov), 3-45 (Mohammad Rizwan, 8.4 ov), 4-87 (Iftikhar Ahmed, 15.3 ov), 5-97 (Shadab Khan, 16.2 ov), 6-105 (Mohammad Nawaz, 17.1 ov), 7-109 (Khushdil Shah, 17.6 ov), 8-110 (Haris Rauf, 18.2 ov), 9-118 (Asif Ali, 18.5 ov)
Fazalhaq Farooqi3.203139.30102300
0.2 to Babar Azam, A first-ball duck for Babar. A length ball, pitching around middle and just straightening to beat the inside edge and hit on the front pad. There's no doubt in the umpire's mind. Celebrations in the Afghanistan camp. 1/1
17.1 to Mohammad Nawaz, Traps him lbw! It's a gorgeous slower ball, it's the off cutter. Pitches on off, and nips in. The batter looks to work this onside and looks to have been struck in front of off on the back foot. Pakistan review, but this looks dead on. Yes, that is a wasted review, as this is shown to be crashing into middle.. 105/6
17.6 to Khushdil Shah, Chopped on! Game on! Another fuller length ball outside off, not quite a yorker and Khushdil goes for the drive. But a little deviation off the pitch catches the inside edge on the way to the base of the stumps! What an over from Farooqi. 109/7
Mujeeb Ur Rahman401203.00170100
Fareed Ahmad403137.75103110
15.3 to Iftikhar Ahmed, Short and pulled straight into gleeful hands of deep midwicket! This was the slower ball, and it sounded clean off Iftikhar's bat, but he just couldn't get the distance. 87/4
18.2 to Haris Rauf, And it's another one! Chopped on again! This is wide outside off, almost sixth stump line, back of a length. Rauf just looks to swing at this and only ends up getting a thick inside edge on to the stumps.. 110/8
18.5 to Asif Ali, And Ali is gone! Is this the game!? This was the slower bouncer, and Asif goes for a hook he was never really set for. He can only manage a top edge to short fine leg, who runs backwards and takes the catch. 118/9
Rashid Khan402526.25100200
8.4 to Mohammad Rizwan, given lbw but Rizwan wants to review this. Another googly from Rashid, pitching outside off and hurrying the batter. Rizwan was on the back foot, looking to flick it but missed and was struck in front of middle. The ball-tracking shows it would have gone on to hit the leg stump. That's a huge wicket. 45/3
16.2 to Shadab Khan, But Rashid has the last laugh! This is again tossed up outside off - brave from Rashid considering the result last ball - but this time it's the leg spinner. Shadab looks to smash this down towards long-off, but only manages a thick looping outside edge to short third man. 97/5
Mohammad Nabi302207.3361100
Azmatullah Omarzai10606.0010000
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TossPakistan, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Shadab Khan
Match numberT20I no. 1760
Match days07 September 2022 - night (20-over match)
Anil Chaudhary
Jayaraman Madanagopal
TV Umpire
Gazi Sohel
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Raveendra Wimalasiri
Match Referee
Andy Pycroft
PointsPakistan 2, Afghanistan 0
  • Afghanistan innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 48 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Afghanistan: 50 runs in 6.2 overs (39 balls), Extras 3
  • Drinks: Afghanistan - 72/2 in 10.0 overs (Ibrahim Zadran 16, Karim Janat 15)
  • Afghanistan: 100 runs in 15.3 overs (94 balls), Extras 3
  • Innings Break: Afghanistan - 129/6 in 20.0 overs (Azmatullah Omarzai 10, Rashid Khan 18)
  • Pakistan innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 35 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Over 6.3: Review by Afghanistan (Bowling), Umpire - J Madanagopal, Batter - Mohammad Rizwan (Struck down)
  • Over 8.4: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - J Madanagopal, Batter - Mohammad Rizwan (Struck down)
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 9.5 overs (59 balls), Extras 2
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 52/3 in 10.0 overs (Iftikhar Ahmed 19, Shadab Khan 6)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 16.3 overs (99 balls), Extras 2
  • Over 17.1: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - AK Chaudhary, Batter - Mohammad Nawaz (3) (Struck down)
  • Over 18.2: Review by Afghanistan (Bowling), Umpire - J Madanagopal, Batter - Naseem Shah (Struck down)
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