Pakistan retaliates after nose-cutting, registers a thumping victory over Afghanistan
The Pakistan team, which came out to bat first at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, did not have a good start. He got the first blow in the form of Mohammad Haris on the team score of 3 runs. Haris became the victim of Mujeeb for 1 run, while Taib Tahir was dismissed by Nabi after scoring 10 runs. After this, Shafiq (23), Iftikhar Ahmed (31) along with Sam Ayub (49) together took the team past 100 runs.
After this, Imad Wasim (13) and captain Shadabad Khan (28) batted well to help the team reach 182 runs in 20 overs. Mujeeb took 2 for Afghanistan, while Farooqui, Nabi, Fareed Ahmed, Karim Jannat and Rashid Khan took one wicket each.
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Afghanistan slipped after a good start
Chasing a big target, the Afghanistan team started well, but wickets kept falling at regular intervals and the team was bundled out for 116 runs. Azmatullah top-scored with 21 runs, while Gurbaz scored 18, Shafiq 11, Usman Ghani 15, Mohammad Nabi 17 and captain Rashid Khan 16. Captain Shadab Khan and Ihsanullah took 3-3 wickets for Pakistan. In this way, for the first time, Afghanistan not only managed to defeat Pakistan in T20, but also won the series 2-1.