Pak-Afghan T20 Series In UAE: Afghanistan Beat Pakistan By 6 Wickets

Afghanistan secured a historic win over Pakistan during the first twenty20 international of the three-match series in Sharjah.

Pakistan had set Afghanistan a paltry target of 93 runs after skipper Shadab Khan won the toss and decided to bat first.

Imad Wasim top-scored with 18 runs in 32 balls, whereas Saim Ayub and Tayyab Tahir scored 17 and 16 runs, respectively. Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Mohammad Nabi claimed two wickets each.

This was Pakistan’s lowest total after batting full 20 overs in t20is. Previous was 96-9 vs Australia in 2014.

Chasing a modest target of 93 runs, Afghanistan reached home safely in 17.5 overs for the loss of four wickets.

This was the first victory for Afghanistan over Pakistan in international cricket.

Afghanistan started well with openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zardan providing a good start to their side.

Ihsanullah provided the first breakthrough to Pakistan when he took the scalp of Ibrahim Zardan and then he sent packing Gulabdin Naib.

Naseem Shah got the wicket of Gurbaz while Imad Wasim bowled Karim Jannat but M Nabi and Najibullah played responsible knocks and comfortably chased the target in 17.5 overs.