Asif Ali’s blistering cameo powered Pakistan to a five-wicket win over Afghanistan within the ongoing T20 World Cup on the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday (October 29).
Pakistan wanted 24 runs in 12 balls however Asif did a Carlos Brathwaite and smashed 4 sixes in Karim Janat’s over to energy Pakistan house.
Ali remained unbeaten on 25 off simply seven balls with the assistance of 4 sixes.
Here’s the video of Ali’s 4 sixes:
Chasing 148, Afghanistan dented Pakistan’s hopes star batter Mohammad Rizwan within the third over. The Green Army stitched a partnership however Afghanistan skipper Nabi introduced himself into the assault gave the breakthrough.
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam saved preventing and accomplished his fifty in 45 balls regardless of shedding Mohammad Hafeez within the fifteenth over. Rashid Khan turned the sport in Afghanistan’s favour as he dismissed Babar within the seventeenth over.
But Asif Ali smashed 4 sixes within the penultimate over as Pakistan defeated Afghanistan with six balls to spare.
Earlier, opting to bat first Afghanistan bought off to the worst doable begin because the facet misplaced 4 wickets contained in the powerplay. Karim Janat and Najibullah stitched a 25-run stand to revive Afghanistan innings nevertheless Shadab Khan struck because the facet misplaced 5 wickets earlier than completion of 10 overs.
Skipper Mohammad Nabi and Gulbadin Naib scored 35 runs every as Afghanistan fought again after being diminished to 64/5. The facet had scored 147/6 within the 20 overs.
Brief Scores: Afghanistan 147/6 (Mohammad Nabi 35, Gulbadin 35; Imad Wasim 2-25) vs Pakistan 148/5 (Babar Azam 51, Fakhar Zaman30; Rashid Khan 2-26)