A 129-6 score in 20 overs was the result of Pakistan's dominance over Afghanistan in the Asia Cup 2022. Fans lauded Fakhar Zaman after he took two difficult catches against Afghanistan. He had dropped a catch and misfiled, costing Pakistan eight runs against India. He won many hearts after taking the two challenging catches.
Pakistan vs Afghanistan, Asia Cup 2022 | Fakhar Zaman was sensational as he took to catches against Afghanistan here at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Wednesday after playing poorly on the field against India on Sunday.
In their second Super Four game of the T20 Asia Cup 2022, Pakistan’s bowling was outstanding as they held Afghanistan to a meagre 129 runs.
After grabbing Najibullah Zadran’s catch off Shadab Khan’s delivery, Fakhar then grabbed Karim Janat’s catch off Mohammad Nawaz’s delivery.
Fakhar had earlier misfielded and dropped a catch against India at the Dubai International Stadium, costing Pakistan eight runs.
Fakhar was praised by the crowd for making two challenging catches.
Highlights of Pakistan vs. Afghanistan | Super Four | Asia Cup 2022: PAK defeats AFG in a nail-biting final match; IND is removed from the final
Match Recap in Photos
In Wednesday’s Asia Cup Super 4 match, Pakistan defeated Afghanistan by one wicket.
India and Afghanistan have lost their last two games, and are not eligible for the Sunday final due to the outcome.
Pakistan and Sri Lanka each earned four points to advance to the championship match.
After being called to bat, Afghanistan scored 129/6, with Ibrahim Zadran leading the way with a 37-ball 35.
Pakistan reached 131 for 9 in 19.2 overs, completing the target with four balls remaining.
Pakistan’s top scorer was Iftikhar Ahmed with 30, followed by Shadab Khan with 36.
In the final over, the first two balls, Naseem Shah ripped two consecutive sixes, breaking the hearts of Afghanistan in Sharjah.
Pakistan won by one wicket special credits to Fakhar, the fast bowler’s impressive cameo, advancing them to Sunday’s Asia Cup final where they will face Sri Lanka.
Fans Reacted | Pakistan vs. Afghanistan | Super Four | Asia Cup 2022
Naseem Shah is the definition of an all-rounder. He scores sixers, he takes wickets, he is good at fielding, and he’s an absolutely adorable human being. It doesn’t get better than this.He is a Champion in future!#NaseemShah | #PakvsAfg pic.twitter.com/Ds4lUD51b0
— Shaun Tait (@shaun_tait32) September 7, 2022
Imagine you being 19, playing your 4th T20I only & hitting back-to-back sixes to recreate what your country’s best did 7 years ago to knock India out of the Asia Cup. Naseem Shah, you beauty little kid 🐐
Feel for Afghanistan.Hard luck 🤞#PakvsAfg | #NaseemShah pic.twitter.com/3xkouYnHsw
— Adil Rashid (@AdilRashid_95) September 7, 2022
Naseem Shah was angry
He was like
“Why did you touch Major Asif Ali” 😡
— Ali PTI (@Sahil_Ali0777) September 7, 2022
On a serious note, some of these afghan kids really need to learn how to behave. This is an international match not gully cricket. Never happens in any other matches. That’s the reason i really respect the other Cricket Teams
— MUHAMMAD ROBAS (@IAmRobas) September 7, 2022
— Sana Karim (@Isanakarim) September 7, 2022
— r/Ghar Ke Kalesh (@gharkekalesh) September 7, 2022
— Muhammad Asim (@Muhammad67671) September 8, 2022
— 𝐔𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐚ッ 🇵🇰🇺🇬 (@USAMA___Awan) September 7, 2022
— imran khan Zindabad (@IKMurshad1) September 7, 2022
— Qasim Khan Suri (@QasimKhanSuri) September 7, 2022
— PTV Sports (@PTVSp0rts) September 7, 2022
Naseem Shah you beauty!
Two sixes to win the game and take Pakistan to the final.
— Moazam Khan (@MoazamK7) September 7, 2022