T20 World Cup: Pakistan scored a hat-trick of victory, Afghanistan’s plan failed


New Delhi: Pakistan has won the Super 12 match against Afghanistan in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. This is the third consecutive victory of Babar Army in this tournament. Earlier this Pak team had defeated India and New Zealand.

PAK made a hattrick of victory

Batting first after winning the toss, Afghanistan scored 147 runs in the allotted 20 overs for the loss of 6 wickets. In response, Pakistan completed the target by scoring 148 runs in 19 overs and won a spectacular victory by 5 wickets.

Asif became the hero of the match

Chasing the target of 148 runs, the Pakistani team was looking in trouble at one time but ‘Player of the Match’ Asif Ali hit four sixes in the 19th over to give his team victory with one over. Afghanistan took the wicket of Pakistan opener Mohammad Rizwan (08) in the third over.

Babar-Fakhar showed their strength

Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman put together a 63-run partnership for the second wicket. Thanks to these two, Pakistan had 72 runs in one wicket in 10 overs and they had to score 76 runs in the next 60 balls.

Afghanistan’s plan failed

Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi put Rashid Khan to bowl in the 11th over, on his appeal on the last ball, the umpire raised a finger to dismiss Babar Azam but the Pakistani captain survived the review.

Babar-Fakhar partnership broken

In the next over, the umpire raised a finger to dismiss Fakhar Zaman off Mohammad Nabi and again the review was taken, but Zaman was out lbw. In this way, the 52-ball half-century partnership between Babar Azam and Zaman for the second wicket ended.

Rashid Khan did amazing

Rashid Khan completed the fastest 100 wickets in T20 International cricket by taking the wicket of Mohammad Hafeez (10) in his third over. Babar Azam then completed his fifty in 45 balls which included four fours. Rashid (2 for 26) got his second wicket by bowling Babar Azam on the last ball of his spell.

26 runs needed in last 3 overs

Now in three overs, Pakistan needed 26 runs to win. Senior player Shoaib Malik (19 runs, 15 balls, one four and one six) caught the wicketkeeper by touching the bat on the ball outside off-stump by Naveen-ul-Haq.

Match ended in 19 overs

In the last 2 overs of the match, Pakistan needed 24 runs in 12 balls to win. With four fours by Asif Ali, the Pakistan team won 148 for five in 19 overs.

Pak team did great bowling

Earlier, despite losing four wickets in the powerplay against Pakistan’s brilliant bowling attack, Afghanistan’s team finally scored 147 for six with an unbeaten 45-ball 71 for the seventh wicket between captain Mohammad Nabi and Gulbadin Naib. managed to stand up.

Gulbadin-Nabi Partnership

Afghanistan added the highest 21 runs of the innings in the 18th over in which Gulbadin Naib hit a six and two fours. Naib (four fours and a six in 25 balls) and Nabi (five fours in 32 balls) both scored 35-35 not out. Thanks to these two, Afghanistan added 43 runs in the last three overs.

Imad Wasim wreaked havoc

Imad Wasim took two wickets for 25 runs for Pakistan. Shaheen Shah Afridi, Harris Rauf, Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan got one wicket each. In front of the brilliant bowling of Pakistan, Afghanistan lost the wickets of four of their players for 49 runs in the powerplay.

Hazrat Jazai Flop in Batting

Pakistan took one wicket each in the second and third overs. First Imad Wasim got the wicket of Hazrat Jazai who could not even open the account. In the next over, Mohammad Shahzad hit fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi for the first four of the innings at extra cover, but after a ball he was caught by Babar Azam at mid-on and the score was 13 for two.

Harris Rauf got the wicket

Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Asghar Afghan (10) added 17 runs to the team’s score by hitting a skyscraper six each in the fourth over. Harris Rauf, who took four wickets in the last match against New Zealand, finished the 7-ball innings of Asghar Afghan by taking a catch on his own ball.

Hassan Ali did wonders

Coming to the crease, Karim Janat (15 runs, 17 balls, one four and a six) hit Rauf for a six behind third man after playing two balls, but Rahmanullah Gurbaz (10 runs, seven balls) on the first ball of the last over of the powerplay. , a six) fell victim to the delivery of Hasan Ali.

Janat-Zadran Partnership

Karim Janat and Najibullah Zadran (22 runs) added only 25 runs for the fifth wicket that Imad Wasim gave Afghanistan the fifth blow. Janat was caught out in an attempt to sweep his slow delivery. With this, after 10 overs, Afghanistan’s score was 65 for five.

Jadran showed his strength

After hitting a brilliant six on Shadab Khan, Jadran’s innings (21 balls, three fours, one six) on his googly ended. Afghanistan’s score was 104 for six in the 17th over but Nabi and Naib helped the team to reach a respectable score.


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