Pakistan prevented a whitewash immediately after getting rid of two consecutive matches in Sharjah, beating Afghanistan by 66 operates in the third and closing 2020 match on Monday.
One particular of the highlights of the match played nowadays was Pakistan captain Shadab Khan’s hundred wickets in the T20 format and his 1st earn as a captain.
Today, Afghanistan received the toss and decided to field to start with, which looked like a superior selection when Pakistan dropped two wickets for just 28 runs in the fifth above.
After the early wickets fell, there have been fears that Pakistan would complete terribly currently like the batting failure in the very first two matches.
Even so, Saeem Ayub, Iftikhar Ahmed, Abdullah Shafiq and captain Shadab Khan played nicely and took the score to 182 for the decline of seven wickets in 20 overs.
Saim leading-scored with 49, his 40-ball innings studded with 4 fours and two sixes.
Abdullah Shafiq scored 23 operates off 13 balls although Iftikhar Ahmed scored 31 runs off 25 balls. Shadab scored 28 runs off 17 balls by hitting 5 fours.
Amongst the Afghan bowlers, Mujeebur Rahman stood out with two wickets even though Fazalul Haq Farooqui, Mohammad Nabi, Fareed Ahmed and Rashid Khan took 1 wicket each.
In Pakistan’s chase of 182 operates, the Afghan openers adopted an aggressive tactic but their wickets stored falling at regular intervals.
Ehsanullah manufactured the 1st crack in the Afghan wall by bowling Rahmanullah Garbaz (18 runs) in the fifth about.
In the sixth around, Mohammad Wasim Jr received the other opener Siddiqullah Atul (11 runs) lbw.
In the seventh in excess of, Ibrahim Zardan also returned to the pavilion without the need of introducing something to his team’s score. They were being qualified by Shadab.
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Immediately after falling for a few wickets at 39, the Afghan batting line could not put up a great deal resistance against the Pakistani bowlers.
Afghanistan’s wickets continued to tumble at frequent intervals and the total crew collapsed for 116 operates in the 19th above.
The highlight of Pakistani bowling was captain Shadab’s a few wickets. He also accomplished 100 wickets in T20 structure today.
Aside from them, Ehsanullah also got three wickets while Wasim, Zaman Khan and Imad Wasim obtained one particular wicket each individual.
Shadab is presently Pakistan’s optimum wicket-taker in the shortest structure of cricket.
Right after him, the second number in the list is Shahid Afridi, who has taken 97 wickets in 98 matches.
Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal is 3rd with 85 wickets, Umar Gul is fourth with the same range of wickets and Haris Rauf is fifth with 72 wickets.