Milestone series win for Afghanistan against Pakistan

Afghanistan displayed one more noteworthy run-pursue to beat new-look Pakistan by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 global with one ball remaining and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series on Sunday.

It is whenever that Afghanistan first has won a series against a main six positioned ICC group.

Pakistan decided to bat first however its unpracticed top-request again frustrated before reviewed Imad Wasim crushed 64 not out off 57 balls and skipper Shadab Khan made 32 to build the last all out to 130-6.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (44) and Ibrahim Zadran (38) drove Afghanistan’s pursuit before Najibullah Zadran scored a quick unbeaten 23 and Mohammad Nabi was 14 not out to direct their group to 133-3 with a ball in excess.

“It’s a significant privilege and delight to lead this superb group,” Afghanistan commander Rashid Khan said. “Extraordinary exertion with the ball, and afterward we took it profound and completed it … We have players to complete it like Nabi and Najib.”

Requiring 22 off the last two overs, Najibullah and Nabi struck a six each in Naseem Shah’s penultimate over which went for 17 and successfully finished Pakistan’s expectations.

Afghanistan recorded an important six-wicket win against Pakistan on Friday subsequent to nailing down Shadab’s group to 92-9.

Without any five rested cutting edge players, including Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, Pakistan kept on battling against the speed and twist of Afghanistan on the sluggish wickets at Sharjah Cricket Arena.

Saim Ayub, who made his T20 debut in the main game, edged behind the second bundle of the game from Fazalhaq Farooqi (2-19). Abdullah Shafique turned into the principal men’s hitter in T20 history to record a fourth consecutive duck when he was caught leg before wicket by Farooqi in his most memorable twofold wicket lady over, leaving Pakistan at 0-2.

Mohammad Haris (15) and Tayyab Tahir (13) likewise couldn’t measure the wicket well forthright. Azam Khan (1) was bewildered by Rashid’s sharp googly and was out lbw as Pakistan slipped to 63-5 out of 11 overs.

Imad and Shadab then, at that point, joined in a 67-run stand with Imad hitting two sixes and three fours preceding Shadab was run out off the last ball while going briefly run.

Quick bowler Ihsanullah (1-23) had Ibrahim gotten behind in the eighteenth over yet Najibullah and Nabi fixed the game with their bellicose hitting against Naseem in the penultimate over.

“Once more, we were battling,” Shadab said. “At the point when you lose three wickets in powerplay, you lose 70% of the games … The youthful players were anxious. They are playing interestingly for Pakistan, yet we need to back them.”

The third T20 is on Monday.

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