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Afghanistan won by 7 wickets

Match Details 

Afghanistan vs Pakistan

Venue - Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Toss Winner - Pakistan won the toss and opt to bat

Series - Afghanistan v Pakistan in UAE, 2023

Date of the Match - Sunday, 26 March, 2023

Time - 09:30 PM (IST)

Season - 2023

Umpires - Ahmed Shah Pakteen (AFG), Bismillah Jan Shinwari (AFG)

Third Umpire - Akbar Ali (UAE)

Match Referee - Hamim Khan (AFG)

Player of the Match - Fazalhaq Farooqi 

Match Review

     On Sunday, March 26, at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, Afghanistan and Pakistan played in the 2nd T20I match of the Afghanistan v Pakistan in UAE, 2023.

     Afghanistan defeated Pakistan for the first time in a series by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 international, powered by a spirited bowling performance. Afghanistan completed the finish line with seven wickets and one ball remaining after chasing a disappointing score of 131. Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan had earlier played outstanding innings that helped Pakistan reach 130 for 6 in 20 overs.  

     Pakistan's decision to bat was dealt a setback when Saim Ayub was out for a duck on the second delivery of the innings by Fazalhaq Farooqi. On the very next delivery, he then caught Abdullah Shafique LBW to give Afghanistan a fairytale start. As Pakistan continued to lose wickets often, Imad Wasim's 64 not out off 57 and Shadab's 32 off 25 helped them reach a decent score. 

Brief Score

     Afghanistan have scored 133 for 3 in 19.5 overs (Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk) 44, Ibrahim Zadran 38, Usman Ghani 7, Najibullah Zadran 23, Mohammad Nabi 14, Extras 7) 

     Pakistan have scored 130 for 6 in 20 overs (Saim Ayub 0, Mohammad Haris 15, Abdullah Shafique 0, Tayyab Tahir 13, Azam Khan (wk) 1, Shadab Khan 32, Imad Wasim 64, Extras 5)

Who is the Winner? 

     Afghanistan won by 7 wickets with a score of 133 runs.


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