On the basis of another captaincy innings of captain Babar Azam, Pakistan won the third consecutive victory by defeating Afghanistan in the T20 World Cup being played in UAE and Oman on Friday. The team has come very close to reaching the semi-finals with this win and six points. Pakistan’s team is on top in Group II with six points from three wins. Chasing Afghanistan’s score of 147 for six, the Pakistani team was looking in trouble at one point of time, but ‘Player of the Match’ Asif Ali hit four sixes in the 19th over to give his team victory with an over. Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi has also cited Asif as the reason for his team’s loss.
“We didn’t start well, but still got a respectable score. But it was not enough.” On the decision to bowl Rashid Khan after 10 overs, he said, “I think Rashid bowled at the right time, because even after this, Pakistan had to score eight runs per over. Were. But Asif Ali took away the match from us.
Against Afghanistan, Pakistan needed 26 runs in the last three overs to win. Naveen-ul-Haq, who came here to bowl the 18th over, bowled brilliantly and took the wicket of experienced Shoaib Malik giving only two runs. After this 24 runs were needed in two overs. Here Asif Ali hit four sixes in the same over of Karim Janat, giving his team victory in the 19th over itself. He was also adjudged the player of the match for his stellar performance.