The half of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 has been played and now we are in the middle of the tournament. As we know the Pakistan team won their first two matches out of five from the phase of super 12 and won both of them. In the last match against NZ from the openers to the power hitters, we have seen the performance of Pakistan’s batting line. The pitch was not batting friendly for both sides but Pakistan had done a great job. The Afghanistan team will also play their match today with a lot of confidence because of their victory against the Scottish cricket team with a huge margin of 130 runs. So both teams are very dangerous in the UAE conditions, although the Afghanistan team played a lot of cricket in this country.
Pak vs Afg Highlights Today, Friday 29-10-2021. 24th Match, Group 2 (N), ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Pakistan vs Afghanistan, from Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Afghanistan won the toss and batted first.
Pakistan team: 1 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 2 Babar Azam (capt), 3 Fakhar Zaman, 4 Mohammad Hafeez, 5 Shoaib Malik, 6 Asif Ali, 7 Shadab Khan, 8 Imad Wasim, 9 Hasan Ali, 10 Haris Rauf, 11 Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Afghanistan team: 1 Hazratullah Zazai, 2 Mohammad Shahzad, 3 Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), 4 Najibullah Zadran, 5 Mohammad Nabi (capt), 6 Asghar Afghan, 7 Gulbadin Naib, 8 Karim Janat, 9 Rashid Khan, 10 Naveen-ul-Haq, 11 Mujeeb-ur-Rahman.
(last five completed matches, most recent first)
Match Timings: 14:00 GMT | 18:00 Local | 19:00 PKT
Umpires – Chris Brown, Joel Wilson
TV Umpire – Langton Rusere
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Nitin Menon
Match number – T20I no. 1377 – ICC T20 World Cup 2021 24th Match
Post Match Presentation.
Asif Ali is the Player of the Match after that rousing finish: “The boundary was small from this end so I told my partner I’d go for it this over. Thank God we pulled it off. I look at the situation and what it demands and which bowler has overs remaining, and the field setting. I told Shoaib that Naveen was bowling well, and from this end, I could even score 25 in an over. So I planned for it.”
Muhammad: “We didn’t start really well – the total on the board was decent but maybe not enough. We discussed that 150 was a decent score on the pitch, and we did manage to take the game deep. I thought Rashid bowled at the right time because, at 10 overs, they still needed about 8 runs an over, but Asif Ali played that 19th over really well. There are many positives to take from this. We fought to the end and it’s given me more motivation to win games.”
Babar Azam: “We had to bowl according to the situation and see how to bowl to each batter. The bowlers deserve credit for executing those plans brilliantly. The spinners were getting a lot of help, and because Afghanistan have some of the best pinners, they were getting a lot of help and bowling really well. I wanted to stay till the end but got out, unfortunately. So credit to Asif Ali,” concludes a relieved Babar Azam.