Asia Cup 2018: Afghanistan chose to bat first against Pakistan

Asia Cup 2018: Afghanistan chose to bat first against Pakistan

Asia Cup 2018: Afghanistan chose to bat first against Pakistan

Asia Cup 2018 Super Four, Pakistan vs Afghanistan: Sarfaraz's Men in Green scraped through by 3 wickets in a nail-biting thriller against Afghanistan in the ongoing Asia Cup Super Four match. He got out to Rashid Khan.

Pakistan (playing XI): Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (captain and wicket keeper), Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Usman Khan, Shaheen Afridi.

Hashmatullah Shahidi is unbeaten on 25 runs.

Shahidi shifted gears easily after largely remaining patient in his unbeaten and career-best knock which came off 118 balls.

Five of his seven boundaries came during the last 14 balls of the Afghan innings.

The 63-run partnership between Shah and Shahidi steadied the ship for Afghanistan after the early setbacks.

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Rahmat Shah and Mohammad Shahzad contributed 67 and 20 runs respectively with the bat.

Asghar chose right deliveries to go for big shots, hitting five sixes and two fours.

They were sensible in defending and leaving the balls which moved after pitching outside off stump.

After scoring no run off the first ball of the 50th over, Shoaib Malik dispatched the second ball, which was a slower one, to the stands and hit the next one for a boundary to bring the match to an end.

Both the batsmen completed their half-centuries in the 40th over, bowled by young left-arm pacer Shaheen Afridi. Here's all you need to know about Pakistan vs Afghanistan "Super Four" match in Dubai.

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