Highlights from the Asia Cup 2022 match between Pakistan and Afghanistan: Pakistan defeated Afghanistan in the semifinal match of the Asia Cup by the slim margin of one wicket while pursuing a target score of 130 runs. This victory allowed Pakistan to go to the final match and compete for the title. Naseem Shah, who was playing the end of the innings for Afghanistan, hit two consecutive sixes in the final over of the match to break Afghanistan’s hearts and win the game for Pakistan. Pakistan and Sri Lanka are going to compete against each other on Sunday for the championship. Haris Rauf bowled a fantastic session earlier on in the Asia Cup Super 4 match that is now being played at the Sharjah Cricket Associations Stadium.
As a result of his bowling, Pakistan was able to restrict Afghanistan’s score to 129 for six, which was a victory for Pakistan. As a result of Afghanistan’s inability to capitalise on the excellent start provided by the openers Hazratullah Zazai and Rahmanullah Gurbaz, the bowler Haris returned numbers of two for 26 in his stat line. Naseem Shah, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Hasnain, and Mohammad Nawaz, in that order, each took a wicket in addition to Rauf. Afghanistan’s Zazai and Ibrahim Zadran both contributed to the team’s total, but Zazai’s cameo score of 35 was particularly significant.
India’s prospects of playing in the title match are dependent on other matchups. Rohit Sharma’s team has a small chance of reaching the Asia Cup final despite their recent win over Afghanistan. India and Pakistan’s last match has been cancelled.
Afghanistan and Pakistan played a fascinating game with fierce competition. Naseem Shah guided Pakistan to victory in the Asia Cup 2022 finals. Pakistan won despite all odds. India and Afghanistan have been eliminated from contention because of Pakistan’s win.
Babar Azam, Pakistan’s captain, won the toss and chose to bowl first. Afghanistan’s openers kept the run rate close to 10 until Haris Rauf took Rahmanullah Gurbaz’s wicket in the fourth over. Gurbaz stepped off the field after hitting two sixes and scoring 17 runs off 11 balls. Hazratullah Zazai followed him in the next over, thanks to Mohammad Hasnain.
Both Ibrahim Zadran and Karim Janat spent a great amount of time on the field, but neither of them was able to rack up a big number of points during their time there. The bowlers from Pakistan did a wonderful job of applying pressure to the batters from Afghanistan, who never seemed to be in good form after losing two wickets so fast. The bowlers from Pakistan also did an excellent job of putting the pressure on the bowlers from India. For the third wicket, Janat and Ibrahim built together a partnership that finished in 35 runs, but it took 39 deliveries for them to get to that total. Even Najibullah Zadran, who had been doing well as of late, was unable to obtain the results he was looking for with his bat.
Pakistan’s bowlers celebrated their success as the match progressed while Afghanistan’s skipper, Mohammad Nabi, continued to struggle with the bat. Afghanistan’s batting disintegrated in the middle of the game, and Pakistan’s bowlers took advantage of the situation. Then came Rashid Khan, who pounded several runs across the stadium near the end, bringing his team’s total to 129 runs for six wickets. Rashid Khan brought his side’s total to 129 runs for six wickets. On the other hand, every single one of Pakistan’s bowlers managed to take at least one wicket during the course of the encounter.
Pakistan’s lower-order batsmen rise to the task despite a frightening collapse.
Pakistan’s pursuit of the objective started poorly, like their other three games thus far. Babar Azam strolled off with a golden duck, and his terrible batting streak continued. Fazalhaq Farooqi bowled him with the first ball of the innings, leading to a breakthrough. His team progressed quickly afterward.
Fakhar Zaman was out to Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s delivery in the fourth over, despite Mohammad Rizwan’s best efforts. Mohammad Rizwan recovered his rhythm and hit some smashes. Mohammad Rizwan started making accurate shots.
Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed advanced the game, but they couldn’t score significant runs together. Despite Afghanistan’s low expectations, the bowlers made it difficult for Pakistan to score quickly and easily. Shadab Khan was brought in after Rizwan was run out by Rashid Khan’s delivery. Rizwan was fired. The right-handed batter had a tough start, but he hit Nabi for a six and a four.
Shadab continued going and struck another huge six off Rahman’s delivery in the next over, helping Pakistan end the pursuit quickly. Pakistan’s batting order collapsed in the final overs, causing them to lose wickets.
When the 18th over was complete, Farooqi Farooqi had eliminated Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, and Khushdil Shah. Fareed Ahmad got rid of Haris Rauf and Asif Ali in the 19th over. In the 16th over, Fareed Ahmad removed Iftikhar Ahmed from play. With Pakistan needing to win by 11 runs and Afghanistan needing to win by only one wicket. At exactly the same time. Naseem Shah came to Pakistan’s rescue by hitting two sixes in a row. Which ultimately resulted in the country’s success in the match. Pakistan was able to successfully complete an exciting chase and win the game by the narrow margin of one wicket. So securing their position in the championship match of the competition.
Afghanistan’s captain, Babar Azam. Got out on the first ball of the game, giving the fielding side hope that they may defend a low total adopting the “Defending a Low Total” strategy”. Babar’s current slump in form is shown in his most recent three matches, where he scored 10, 9, and 14.
Rashid won the match with 35 points to Shadab’s 35. During the contest, Shadab was most likely cramping. Javed Miandad smacked a six off the last ball in the 1986 Austral-Asian Cup final. But Naseem had the last laugh. Naseem’s six came off the identical ball that Javed Miandad used to win Pakistan’s match against India. The match between India and Afghanistan will take place in Dubai on Thursday. The outcome of this match will have no bearing on who wins the title. Pakistan will face Sri Lanka in a pre-championship encounter on Friday.
“I want you to make a solemn vow to me, Naseem Shah, that you will rise to the level of a huge celebrity!”
When Naseem Shah left Pakistan to compete in the Asia Cup, he made a promise to his tutor Sulieman Qadir, son of Abdul Qadir, that he would do everything in his power to become a mega star in the sport of cricket in Pakistan. If he performs well in the future half year, Sulieman told him that he has the ability to become a superstar like Shaheen Afridi.
This prediction was based on his current trajectory. However, on Wednesday night he smashed two sixes that he would never ever forget in his life; it was to be assumed that stardom would come with the ball, which he did by rattling India in their first game; however, it was to be assumed that stardom would come with the ball because he did it. This was incomparably better than anyone had anticipated, and it catapulted him to the forefront of the sporting world. Neither would individuals who favour Pakistan. Or Afghanistan fans. Or, for that matter, the Indians, who watched as their hopes and dreams were shattered right in front of their eyes.
Pakistan dominated until the end. When Afghanistan seemed to be in control, Naseem Shah hit two sixes that no one will forget. He did this when Afghanistan was finally in the driver’s seat. Fazalhaq Farooqui’s hand wasn’t completely under control when he threw them. Farooqui had bowled like a world-class pro, eliminating Babar Azam in the opening over and helping Afghanistan fight its way back into the game. Farooqui had no victims before then.
But when history needed him to act, he couldn’t due to circumstances beyond his control. Pressure. Perspiring fingers and complete coin flips. Not every hitter, especially lower-order batsmen, can hit consecutive sixes. Naseem Shah knocked both unconscious before fleeing in an unknown direction. When his adrenaline was still pumping, his teammates hadn’t caught up to him. It took a while and a lot of hugs to get him to stop throwing his helmet once he pulled it off his head.
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