10th Match, Super Four (N), Sharjah, September 07, 2022, Men's T20 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 Flow
Afghanistan  (20 ovs maximum)
b Mohammad Hasnain21172640123.52
b Haris Rauf17112102154.54
c †Mohammad Rizwan b Haris Rauf3537542194.59
c Fakhar Zaman b Mohammad Nawaz1519241078.94
c Fakhar Zaman b Shadab Khan1011110190.90
b Naseem Shah011000.00
not out 10102810100.00
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)
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
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
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
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
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)
lbw b Rashid Khan2026411176.92
lbw b Fazalhaq Farooqi014000.00
run out (Najibullah Zadran)59151055.55
c Ibrahim Zadran b Fareed Ahmad3033542090.90
c Azmatullah Omarzai b Rashid Khan36264013138.46
lbw b Fazalhaq Farooqi45161080.00
c Karim Janat b Fareed Ahmad1681802200.00
b Fazalhaq Farooqi1360033.33
b Fareed Ahmad012000.00
not out 144902350.00
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)
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
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
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
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  • 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)
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossPakistan, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Match numberT20I no. 1760
Match days07 September 2022 - night (20-over match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsPakistan 2, Afghanistan 0
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