Immerse yourself with the PakvsAfg: Match 01 scorecard, highlights, and summary as Afghanistan makes history by wining the first T20I match against Pakistan.
PAKvsAFG: Afghanistan takes the win for the first match of the three-match T20I series against Pakistan in Sharjah, UAE. Pakistan only managed to score 92 runs on the scoreboard. Afghanistan chased it down in 17.5 overs but the Pakistani bowler gave them a tough time as well. Mohammad Nabi made it very easy for Afghanistan in the end, delivering a terrific performance with the bat. Both teams struggled in this match but Afghanistan kept it together and won the match.
Najeebullah Zadran also contributed really well to making history. Ihsanullah, Mohammad Hairs, Saim Ayub, and Azam Khan made their debut in T20 International cricket alongside Tayyab Tahir. However, the batting lineup of Pakistan crumbled in front of Afghanistan bowlers. Because the players were new and it was their first match outside of Pakistan. The pitch also added difficulty in their way and hence they did not perform in this match.
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In addition, the pitch was very dry, making it very hard for the batters to hit. But Afghanistan was convincing with the bowl and their batters did very well. This will be a memorable night for Afghanistan as they make history by beating Pakistan in their first T20I. The series leans more towards Afghanistan as they lead by one match out of three T20I series matches.
PAKvsAFG: T20I Match 01 Scorecard, Highlights, & Summary
Match 01 Summary
Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first. But they could not make a respectable target for Afghanistan to chase down. All the team suffered greatly with lack of time on the crease. Afghanistan bowlers made it very difficult for Pakistan to chase down this score. However, Afghanistan also faced difficulties in batting at the start but managed to take the win ultimately.
AFG Batting Scorecard
AFG Bowling Scorecard
PAK Batting Scorecard
PAK Bowling Scorecard
What was the result of the PAK vs AFG T20I match?
Afghanistan won the match by 4 wickets with 13 balls remaining.
What were the key moments in the match?
- Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam, was run out by Shahidullah in the 4th over, which was considered the catch of the tournament.
- Afghanistan’s powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 – 6.0 (Mandatory – 37 runs, 3 wickets) played a crucial role in their victory.
- Noor Ali Zadran’s 36 runs and Afsar Zazai’s 8 runs during the drinks break in the 10th over helped Afghanistan reach 63/3.
- Afghanistan reached 100 runs in 17.2 overs (105 balls) with 13 extras.
How did the teams perform in the powerplay overs?
- Pakistan scored 44 runs with 1 wicket in their powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 – 6.0 (Mandatory).
- Afghanistan scored 37 runs with 3 wickets in their powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 – 6.0 (Mandatory).
In the T20I match between Pakistan and Afghanistan, Afghanistan emerged victorious by 4 wickets with 13 balls remaining. The match had several key moments, including Babar Azam’s run-out, which was considered the catch of the tournament, and Afghanistan’s strong performance during the powerplay over. Despite Pakistan’s efforts, Afghanistan’s Noor Ali Zadran and Afsar Zazai’s partnership during the drinks break in the 10th over helped them secure the win.