PAK vs AFG Asia Cup 2022 Dubai Highlights: IND, AFG Knocked Out As PAK Clinch Thriller
PAK vs AFG Asia Cup Live Score

PAK vs AFG T20 Asia Cup Highlights: What a game this has been. Afghanistan have shown great courage and never give up attitude. They sent back Babar Azam, fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Rizwan early but the partnership between Shadab Khan and Ifthikhar Ahmed put PAK back on top. However, the wicket of Ahmed has given Afghanistan a glimmer of hope once again.

Afghanistan have made a great start in their quest to defend 129. Fazalhaq Farooqi started the inning with a bang and dismissed Babar Azam for a duck. fakhar was then run out soon to leave Pakistan in a spot of bother. Mohammad Rizwan holds the key for Pakistan while Rashid Khan and Mujeeb ur Rahman will be the main men with the ball.

A cameo by Rashid Khan has pushed Afghanistan to 130 but Rashid along with Muheeb ul Rahman and Fazalfaq farroqi will need to spell magic and defend this for Afghanistan to stay alive in the match. Getting Babar Azam Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman early will be key.

Pakistan will be delighted with the way they have bounced back in the match. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Hazratullah Zazai have Afghanistan a flying start in the powerplay but the introduction of spinners Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz put the breaks on run scoring. Haris Rauf,  Mohammad Hasnain made full use of the tangle and added a few wickets to their tally. AFG have lost 7 wickets and they are in a miserable state right now.

Ten overs have been completed and Afghanistan have scored 72 runs for the loss of two wickets. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Hazratullah gave the team a flying start before both batters were bowled by Haris rauf and Mohammad Hasnain respectively. Ibrahim Zadran and Hazratullah Zazai have since then stablised the inning and ensured there is no major collapse.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Hazratullah Zazai gave Afghanistan a blazing start before Haris Rauf dismissed clean-bowled Gurbaz. Mohammad Hasnain soon after clean bowled Hazratullah Zazai as well for 21. Babar Azam was a concerned man by the time Gurbaz and Zazai were at the wicket but he can breathe a sigh of relief now.

Babar Azam-led Pakistan will eye a final berth in Asia Cup 2022 when they take on Mohammad Nabi’s Afghanistan. Pakistan beat India in the first Super 4 game thus a win will take them through to the final along with Sri Lanka. A win for Afghanistan, on the other hand, will keep the hopes alive for Afghanistan and also India.

Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, and Naseem Shah are in great form in the tournament thus Pakistan will start the match as favourites but with Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan, Najibullah Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalfaq Farooqi in the team, Afghanistan are well capable to upset Pakistan, especially in the conditions of Dubai International Stadium.

Indian fans will be keeping a keen eye on this match as a win for Afghanistan will keep India’s campaign alive. If Afghanistan beat Pakistan, Sri Lanka beat Pakistan and India beat Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan will have one win each after which net run rate will decide which team progresses to the final along with Sri Lanka.

Pakistan vs Afghanistan, Asia Cup 2022 Squads:

Afghanistan Squad: Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Mohammad Nabi(c), Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Samiullah Shinwari, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afsar Zazai, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Usman Ghani, Azmatullah Omarzai, Noor Ahmad

Pakistan Squad: Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Fakhar Zaman, Khushdil Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah, Usman Qadir, Haider Ali, Hasan Ali, Shahnawaz Dahani

Live Updates

  • 11:13 PM IST

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  • 11:04 PM IST

    PAK v AFG Live Match Updates: What an anticlimax. Naseem Shah has hit two sixes of the first two balls to win the game for Pakistan. You got to feel for Afghanistan, they have their all but Pakistan held their nerves to clinch a thriller. With this, PAK and SL qualify for playoffs while IND and AFG are out of the tournament.

  • 10:56 PM IST

    PAK v AFG Live Match Updates: What a blow by Asif Ali. Smacks Farid Malik for a six. Oh wait he it caught on the next ball. Sorry to jinx but Afghanistan won’t mind. PAK 9 nine down as 12 runs still needed.

  • 10:53 PM IST

  • 10:51 PM IST

    PAK v AFG Live Match Updates: Eight wickets down as Haris Rauf is bowled by Fazalhaq Farooqi. I cannot believe what I am seeing in the match. Gloomy faces in the Pakistan camp. 20 off 10 needed.

  • 10:49 PM IST

    PAK v AFG Live Match Updates: Fazalhaq knocks over Khushdil Shah. Full and straight and Khushdil Shah has played on. 21 needed off the last 2. What a game this has been.

  • 10:46 PM IST

    PAK v AFG Live Match Updates: Phew this match is not for faint-hearted fans. Mohammad Nawaz is gone as Farooqi returns to trap him LBW. Afghanistan not giving up. 22 off 14 needed now.

  • 10:43 PM IST

    PAK v AFG Live Match Updates: Asif Ali came and hit a six off the first ball he faced. That has made a huge difference to the runs needed in the last 3 overs. PAK just need 25 off 18 balls.

  • 10:38 PM IST

    PAK v AFG Live Match Updates: Woah! Rashid Khan you champion gets the set Shadab Khan. What a moment in the game. PAK still need 33 off 22 balls.

  • 10:31 PM IST

    PAK v AFG Live Match Updates: Iftikhar Gone! Still 43 needed. Wow Afghanistan not giving up. 39 needed of 26 balls.

  • 10:22 PM IST

    PAK v AFG Live Match Updates: A partnership of 37 off 32 balls is worth gold at this time. Both Iftikhar and Shadab have batted with great intent and have bailed Pakistan out of trouble. With 48 needed off 36 balls, this should be Pakistan’s game now.

  • 10:15 PM IST

    PAK v AFG Live Match Updates: Six and a boundary by Shadab Khan off Mohammad Nabi. This will ease the nerves in the Pakistan camp. PAK 72/3 in 12 overs

  • 10:11 PM IST

  • 10:09 PM IST

    PAK v AFG Live Match Updates: Pakistan’s last boundary came in the 5th over. Afghan bowlers have been sensational so far. PAK 55/3

  • 10:02 PM IST

  • 10:00 PM IST

    PAK v AFG Live Match Updates: That’s a massive moment in the game as Rashid Khan removes Mohammad Rizwan. Googly by Rashid and Rizwan is beaten for pace. This match is back alive. PAK 45/3, need 85 of 68

  • 9:53 PM IST

  • 9:49 PM IST

    PAK v AFG Live Match Updates: 36/2 in the powerplay and Afghanistan will feel they have won this session. However, a lot of work still needs to be done. They need to remove Mohammad Rizwan.

  • 9:38 PM IST

    PAK vs AFG Live Match Updates: Disaster for Pakistan as Fakhar Zaman is run out. This is a big breakthrough for Afghanistan and Fakhar could have ended the chase in no time. Fakhar taps the ball to cover and sets off for a run, but Najib is alert and hits the bull’s eye at the non striker’s end. PAK 20/2 after 4.

  • 9:32 PM IST

  • 9:28 PM IST

    PAK vs AFG Live Match Updates: If Afghanistan can remove Mohammad Rizwan as well, the match will be wide open once again. Babar has not fired in the entire tournament so far yet Pakistan have done well with the bat. His wicket shouldn’t get the PAK camp Panicking. PAK 8/1

  • 9:22 PM IST

    PAK vs AFG Live Match Updates: What a start for Afghanistan as Fazal Haq Farooqi gets the big man Babar Azam for a golden duck. The nip backer and Babar is trapped plumb. AFG have an early wicket. PAK 1/1

  • 9:04 PM IST

  • 9:03 PM IST

    PAK vs AFG Live Match Updates: 10 off the last over and AFG finish on 129-6. A decent partnership of 25 between Rashid Khan and Azmatullah Omarzai has pushed Afghanistan beyond 120 but it will take a mammoth effort from them to defend this.

  • 8:45 PM IST

    PAK vs AFG Live Match Updates: Ibrahim Zadran and Azmatullah Omarzai are at the crease but Afghanistan will be well short of the target they would have wanted against Pakistan. They are looking like settling for a score of around 140-150 which will be very hard to defend. Oh as I type, Zadran is gone as Haris Rauf gets rid of him caught behind. Even 140 looks far away now. AFG 104/6

  • 8:40 PM IST

    PAK vs AFG Live Match Updates: And now Nabi goes for a golden duck. This is a disaster for Afghanistan. Credit to Pakistan for bowling brilliantly and getting themselves back in the game. Infact, they are bossing the game right now. AFG 94/5

  • 8:34 PM IST

    PAK vs AFG Live Match Updates: Another one bites the dust as Najib departs. Shadab Khan was hit for a six but he has taken sweet revenge. wanted to break the shackles but the connection was not right Second catch for Fakhar at long on. 170 looks far away now. AFG 91/4 in14.

  • 8:25 PM IST