Afghanistan ,a new sensation in the cricket world is setting so many upsets in the Asia cup cricket tournament.First it beat the Srilankan tigers and then the Bengal tigers Bangladesh.It is the alarming situation for all the cricket monarch.Yesterday ,Pakistan had a match with Afghanistan and by observing the sizzling performance by the Afghans ,everyone was expecting a tough competition and so was it.
The match was full of excitement and every bit of the match pondered the hearts of the cricket lovers. Shoaib Malik flipped the match in Pakistan’s favor and hit a six and a boundary and grabbed the match in Pakistan’s favor. Aftab Alam was pulled by Malik in the second ball of the final over towards the deep square leg boundary.Undoubtedly,it was a nerve wracking match where Afghanistan showed its full spirit to win the match.Pakistan started with a disastrous opening when Fakhar Zaman became the victim of spinner Mujeeb- ur- Rehman for nought.Ima-ul- Haq was the top scorer faced 104-ball 80 with five boundaries and a six while Babar Azam smashed with adorable 94 ball 66 with four boundaries and a six during the innings.
Pakistan lost its earlier wickets immediately when Sarfaraz Ahmed ,Asif Ali and Muhammad Nawaz went to the pavillion at eighth,seventh and tenth respectively but the ever cool minded Malik prevented Afghanistan from another straight victory.
In the beginning, Shahidi aimed three consecutive boundaries in the last over of Usman Shinwari.Shahidi brilliantly finished the innings with 118 balls 97 not out and added 94 precious runs with Asghar Afghan and contributed in the victory of Pakistan.