Afghanistan emerged victorious within the second T20 worldwide towards Pakistan, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead within the three-game collection at Sharjah.
Within the closing overs, Afghanistan confronted some nerve-wracking moments as they wanted 30 runs from the final three overs and 22 runs from the final two. Nevertheless, Najibullah Zadran and Mohammad Nabi performed a big function in hitting a six every off tempo bowler Naseem Shah within the penultimate over to scale back the goal to 5 runs. Ultimately, Zadran scored the successful boundary off Zaman Khan’s final over, with Afghanistan chasing down the 131-run goal with one ball to spare.
Pakistan had set a goal of 130-6 in 20 overs, constructed round a gradual 57-ball 64 not out by all-rounder Imad Wasim – his maiden T20I half-century. Imad led Pakistan’s restoration and added 67 runs for the sixth wicket with skipper Shadab Khan, who scored 32 off 25 balls. Nevertheless, Pakistan had a disastrous begin with left-arm pacer Fazalhaq Farooqi claiming Saim Ayub and Abdullah Shafique, each for nought, within the first over of the innings. Farooqi completed with 2-19 in his 4 overs. Shafique, who made his debut in November 2020, has been dismissed for nought on 4 successive events in 5 T20Is.
Afghanistan’s victory was their first bilateral T20I collection towards any of the highest six groups, which embody India, England, Pakistan, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Beforehand, that they had received a T20I collection towards the West Indies, Bangladesh and 5 in 5 towards Zimbabwe.
Right here’s how Twitter reacted:
— Habib Khan (@HabibKhanT) March 26, 2023
— Shoaib A. Rahim (@ShoaibbinRahim) March 26, 2023
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) March 24, 2023
— Tanay (@tanay_chawda1) March 26, 2023
What a second for Afghanistan cricket. 🇦🇫
Afghanistan win the collection towards Pakistan for the primary time and that is additionally their first-ever collection victory towards a group who’re ranked above sixth in ICC rankings. #AFGvPAK pic.twitter.com/Ikp4sWU991
— Saif Ahmed 🇧🇩 (@saifahmed75) March 26, 2023
4 losses in 5 T20I matches as Pakistan captain
Termed ‘clueless’ captain by former cricketers
But to qualify for PSL closing after main IU in 4 seasons
— Cricket Pakistan (@cricketpakcompk) March 26, 2023
— Go to Afghanistan 🇦🇫 (@VisitAFG) March 26, 2023
Properly performed @ACBofficials congrats on the win, and @rashidkhan_19 you have been wonderful as all the time. Good transfer my @TheRealPCB to consider within the upcoming expertise however they need to have been accompanied by senior gamers to switch on subject expertise and never sit on the bench #PakvsAfg
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) March 26, 2023
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) March 27, 2023
Unbelievable – Completely Unbelievable 👏🙌#AfghanAtalan have efficiently chased down @TheRealPCB‘s goal of 131 runs by 7 wickets with to make historical past as they took an unassailable 2-0 lead within the collection. 🤩
— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) March 26, 2023
Congratulations to the #Afghan cricket group for a convincing win over #Pakistan within the second T20 match. Historical past created by the blue tigers as we speak by successful the primary ever T20 collection. It is a confidence booster for @ACBofficials to tackle mighty cricket groups. #AFGvPAK pic.twitter.com/g2Edg8RM34
— Farid Mamundzay फरीद मामुन्दजई فرید ماموندزی (@FMamundzay) March 26, 2023
Congratulations to Afghanistan who comply with up their 1st ever T20 win towards Pakistan with their 1st collection win towards Pakistan. They have been the higher group in these 2 video games. Pakistan must mirror on a number of the baffling tactical errors that finally value them #AFGvPAK pic.twitter.com/NiBtFcESEt
— Aatif Nawaz (@AatifNawaz) March 26, 2023
— Farzana Elham Kochai (@Farzanakochai) March 26, 2023
No one ought to name this ‘unbelievable’. I completely believed at the present time was coming. Now we have lastly floored a cricketing large. The floodgates have opened. Afghanistan are right here and we’re to be taken severely any more. Completely pleased with my #AfghanAtalan #AFGvPAK #PAKvAFG pic.twitter.com/J3EblS0Koo
— Hameed Shuja (@hameedshuja) March 26, 2023