T20 World Cup 2021 Afghanistan vs Pakistan Highlights: Pakistan after winning their first two matches of the super12 group matches of ICC T20 WC 2021 faces Afghanistan to play their third match of the season.
The winner of the match will get the advanced position in the T20 World Cup 2021 points table.
|Tournament||ICC T20 World Cup 2021|
|IPL Match No||24|
|Match||AFG vs PAK|
|Teams||Afghanistan vs Pakistan|
|Date||October 28, 2021|
|Time||7:30 PM IST; 02:00 PM GMT; 06:00 PM Local|
Afghanistan won the toss and opt to bat
|Venue||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai|
|Playing 11||List Give Below|
T20 WC 2021 Afghanistan vs Pakistan Scoreboard
147-6 (20 Ov)
148-5 (19 Ov)
|Hazratullah Zazai||c Haris Rauf b Imad Wasim||0||5||0||0||0|
|Mohammad Shahzad (wk)||c Babar Azam b Shaheen Afridi||8||9||1||0||88.89|
|Gurbaz||c Babar Azam b Hasan Ali||10||7||0||1||142.86|
|Asghar Afghan||c and b Haris Rauf||10||7||1||1||142.86|
|Karim Janat||c Fakhar Zaman b Imad Wasim||15||17||1||1||88.24|
|Najibullah||c Rizwan b Shadab Khan||22||21||3||1||104.76|
|Nabi (c)||not out||35||32||5||0||109.38|
|Mohammad Rizwan (wk)||c Naveen-ul-Haq b Mujeeb||8||10||1||0||80|
|Babar Azam (c)||b Rashid Khan||51||47||4||0||108.51|
|Fakhar Zaman||lbw b Nabi||30||25||2||1||120|
|Mohammad Hafeez||c Gulbadin b Rashid Khan||10||10||1||0||100|
|Shoaib Malik||c Mohammad Shahzad b Naveen-ul-Haq||19||15||1||1||126.67|
|Asif Ali||not out||25||7||0||4||357.14|
|Shadab Khan||not out||0||1||0||0||0|
We will bat first. It looks dry on the top, could be good for batting first, look to put a decent total on the board and then defend it. We are playing the same team.
The mood in the camp is good, we’re in great spirits. It’s a team game and I’m lucky to have a good set-up, can’t write off any team, they have good spinners. We’re also playing an unchanged team.
Afghanistan vs Pakistan Playing 11
|Mohammad Shahzad(w)||Babar Azam(c)|
|Rahmanullah Gurbaz||Fakhar Zaman|
|Mohammad Nabi(c)||Shoaib Malik|
|Asghar Afghan||Asif Ali|
|Gulbadin Naib||Imad Wasim|
|Rashid Khan||Shadab Khan|
|Karim Janat||Hasan Ali|
|Mujeeb Ur Rahman||Shaheen Afridi|
T20 World Cup 2021 Afghanistan vs Pakistan Highlights
Hazratullah Zazai and Mohammad Shahzad walk to the crease to open the batting attack while Shaheen Afridi opens the bowling attack.
Afghanistan openers struggle to face Pakistan’s aggressive bowling attack. Where the opening batsmen loses their wicket in back-to-back overs without scoring even 10 runs.
While Gurbaz and Asghar Afghan join hands and leads the Afghan batting unit. This duo too struggles and loses their wicket within the powerplay. At this stage, Afghanistan scored 49 runs for 4 wickets loss.
Karim Janat and Najibullah Zadran get under pressure to build the partnership to move Afghan towards a descent run target. But the duo failed and soon walks to the pavillion.
Nabi and Gulbadin join hands and added a 71 runs partnership and leads Afghanistan to score 147 runs for 6 wickets loss.
The destructive duo Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam walks to the crease while Mujeeb opens the bowling attack.
Mujeeb in his second over dismissed Rizwan and draws the first blood for Pakistan. Fakhar Zaman on joining hands with Babar adds a much-needed 63 runs partnership and moves Pakistan to a comfortable zone before Nabi dismissing Fakhar Zaman.
Rashid Khan proves his worth by dismissing Mohammad Hafeez and Babar Azam in much crucial positions. Shoaib Malik too fails to help the team in much-needed time and walks to the pavilion after scoring 19 runs.
While Pakistan were in need of 24 runs from 12 balls, Asif Ali hits 4 sixes of the 19th over and leads Pakistan to beat Afghanistan by 5 wickets with an over remains to bowl.
Watch ICC T20 WC 2021 Afghanistan vs Pakistan Highlights
Player of the Match
I would like to congratulate the Pakistan team and all our fans. I was confident of finishing it off from this end and that’s what I told Shoaib Malik before he got out. I look at the situation of the match, and I target the bowlers accordingly.
I was talking to Shoaib when I walked in to bat and I told him that I was confident enough of getting 20-25 in one over against Karim Janat, which I did.