Pakistan beat Afghanistan in the Super Twelve of the T20 World Cup on Friday (October 29th) to clinch their third consecutive victory. Babar Azam won the match by 5 wickets. Pakistan reached the target of 148 runs given by Mohammad Nabi and reached the port of victory with 6 balls in hand.
Pakistan is having a great World Cup this time. They are still unbeaten in the tournament, showing great prowess in all three categories, bat-ball or fielding. Babur and Afridi also lost to India in the first match and New Zealand in the second.
Babar Azam’s 51 and Fakhar Zaman’s 30 at the Dubai International Stadium kept Pakistan steady. In the end, Pakistan took a breathtaking victory thanks to Shoaib Malik’s 19 and Asif Ali’s 25 off 6 balls. Rashid took 2 wickets for 26 runs for Afghanistan. Mujib Ur Rahman, Mohammad Nabi and Naveen Ul Haq took one wicket each.
Mohammad Nabi Bahini scored 146 runs for the loss of 6 wickets at the end of 20 overs. Pakistan will have to score 146 runs to win. Afghanistan lost two wickets for 13 runs and went to the backfoot. After Hazratullah Zazai scored zero runs, another opener Mohammad Shehzad also returned with six runs.
Mohammad Nabi Bahini lost two more wickets without adding 27 runs to the scoreboard. Rahmanullah Gurbaj and Asghar Afghan both scored 10 runs. From there Karim Janat and Najibullah Zadran handled the pressure of the team. After Karim returned with 15 runs, Zadran was dismissed for 22 runs.
Then Mohammad Nabi and Gulbadin Naib formed a big pair. In the end, Nabi and Gulbadin continued to beat the Pakistani bowlers. 71 runs came from their pair. Nabi scored 35 off 32 balls and Gulbadin scored 35 off 25 balls. Nabi had 5 fours in the innings. Gulbadin hit four fours as well as a six in his innings.
Imad Wasim took two wickets for 25 runs in 4 overs for Pakistan. Shahin Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan took one wicket each.
Mahmudullah’s regrets about Liton
Bangladesh lost their third match of the T20 World Cup Super Twelve by 3 runs against the West Indies on Friday (October 29). As a result of this rate, the hope of reaching the semi-finals is practically the last of the red-green representatives. Tiger leader Mahmudullah Riyadh has regretted Liton Das for sinking the boat on the shore.
When Mushfiqur was dismissed for 90 runs, Mahmudullah made a 40-run stand with Liton Das. The Tigers’ run reached 130. But then Liton Das, who had become permanent, returned with a catch to Jason Holder off Dwayne Bravo. He scored 44 off 43 balls. The victory of Bangladesh also fell into fear. In the end, Bangladesh needed 4 runs to win by 1 ball. But the innings of the red-green representatives ended with 5 wickets for 139 runs without any run.
“In my opinion, Liton’s wicket was very important,” Mahmoudullah Riyadh said at the awards ceremony after the loss. If it was a six, we would be close to victory. Near the border and (Liton) is caught in the hands of the holder. This is the advantage of having a long fielder like him (holder) in your team. ‘