Pakistan continues their winning streak in the T20 World Cup being played in UAE and Oman by successfully chasing the target. The Pakistan team defeated their neighboring country Afghanistan by five wickets on Friday to progress towards reaching the semi-finals. In this victory of the team, Asif Ali, who came to bat at No. 6, was instrumental, who hit 4 long sixes in just 7 balls and gave his team victory an over before. The special thing is that he got all these four sixes in a single over of Karim Janat. He was also adjudged man of the match for this special performance.
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. Pakistan are on top in Group 2 with six points from three wins. 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.
If Pakistan had lost any other wicket at that time, it would have been difficult for the team to win, but here Asif Ali removed all the worries of the team and ended the match in the over of Karim Janat who came to bowl the 19th over. Asif did a similar performance against New Zealand in the previous match. At that time the team was lagging behind while chasing runs, but together with the experienced Shoaib Malik, they executed an impossible victory. There was an unbeaten 48-run partnership in 3.5 overs for the sixth wicket between these two players. In this, Asif contributed 27 runs in just 12 balls with the help of 3 sixes.