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Afghanistan vs Pakistan, 2nd ODI Commentary, Live Updates

AFG vs PAK, 2023 - ODI Live Commentary

Afghanistan vs Pakistan Scorecard
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Match Ended   
300/5 (50.0/50)
302/9 (49.5/50)
Pakistan beat Afghanistan by 1 wicket
Right then, that is it from the exciting game of cricket and Afghanistan have shown that they can seriously challenge the big boys in the 50-over format as well. The caravan now moves to Colombo for the third and final game of the series and that will be played on Saturday, 26 August and will begin at 3 pm IST (9.30 am GMT). Do join us for the early build-up though. Cheers!
Babar Azam, the skipper of Afghanistan says that it was a similar scenario to the game they lost in the World Cup but they managed to get the win. Adds that it was about keeping patience and reckoned that even if they needed 80-90 runs in the last ten overs they could win. Goes on to applaud Iftikhar Ahmed and Shadab Khan and says that Naseem Shah has a habit of finishing games off. Says that they always look to improve and get the little things done and mentions that he needs to improve his own batting as well. Ends by saying that they will look to carry the momentum in the final game and look to win it.
Afghanistan's captain Hashmatullah Shahidi says that it hurts after losing and especially after being in control of the game. He adds that he felt the pressure in the 49th over when they were smashed for many runs. He credits the openers for building a strong opening partnership for Afghanistan. He mentions that they couldn't control the pressure and that the matches between Afghanistan and Pakistan have a great spirit of competition
Shadab Khan is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his crucial contribution with the bat. He starts by praising the almighty and says that practice is the key and that it was his day today. He adds that he batted according to the conditions and the dimensions made him go for two's. He mentions that he remembers the shot against Zimbabwe which made them lose the game and reminds himself never to repeat that action again.
The Presentation ceremony...
Earlier in the game, Hashmatullah Shahidi won the toss and Afghanistan batted first. Having been bundled out for just 59 runs in the first ODI, the Afghan batters turned on the heat on a track that looked good for batting and put on a big, big stand to set up the innings brilliantly. Ibrahim Zadran fell short of a hundred but Rahmanullah Gurbaz did get to the landmark and even got to 150. The latter batters though weren't quite able to kick on and they just about managed to cross the 300-run mark. The Pakistan pacers couldn't quite replicate the showing from the last game they did manage to pick up wickets at the death and Shaheen Afridi in particular impressed at the death. In reply, the game ebbed and flowed nicely but in the end, the hosts just couldn't hold their nerve and the more experienced side got over the line.
Afghanistan will be absolutely gutted here and the despair on Rahmanullah Gurbaz's face confirms the same. Afghanistan had the runs on the board but the wicket looked excellent for batting as well. They didn't get an early breakthrough but Fazalhaq Farooqi did manage to knock over Fakhar Zaman. After this, wickets were hard to come by till the 30th over but once again Farooqi was brought back into the attack and got the big wicket of Babar Azam. From there on, the hosts managed to pick up wickets at crucial stages in the game and once Imam-ul-Haq got out, they seemed to be on top. But they had to keep their patience and wait for their chances which did come and Farooqi was at the forefront of it all in the last over as he sent back Shadab at the start of the over but then crumbled under pressure and conceded a couple of boundaries which lost his side the game.
Naseem Shah takes off his gloves and runs away on the field as the dressing room erupts and this is not the first time he has done it as well. Pakistan began this mammoth chase on the right foot as the openers put on a steady stand. Imam-ul-Haq looked fluent but Fakhar Zaman was able to muster runs even though he struggled quite a bit. Then Imam and skipper Babar Azam added on 118 runs for the second wicket to put Pakistan in cruise control. They did lose three quick wickets as Imam fell before what would have been a classy ton but that lower order came in handy as Iftikhar Ahmed and Shadab Khan added on a vital 47-run stand. Shadab went berserk in the penultimate over to put his side in front only to be run out 'Mankad' style but a couple of good shots and a healthy edge on the penultimate ball gave Pakistan the victory.
OH, MY GOD! What an end to this riveting contest and you cannot script this, it is just a finish no one expected. Afghanistan are left heartbroken as Naseem Shah celebrates in ecstasy and Pakistan seal the three-match series 2-0.
End Of The Over 49.5 : 302/9
12 Runs
  • 449.1
  • 049.2
  • 149.3
  • 349.4
  • 449.5
N. Shah
10 (5)
H. Rauf
3 (1)
F. Farooqi
9.5-0-69-3
49.5
4
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Naseem Shah
FOUR! Naseem Shah has done the job for Pakistan! Fazalhaq Farooqi bowls this full and outside off. Unlucky for him the ball deflects off the outside edge of Naseem Shah's bat. The fielder is in the 30-yard circle so the ball races away to the third-man fence for four. Pakistan wins the match by 1 wicket and 1 ball to spare in unreal fashion.
49.4
3
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Haris Rauf
Slow and short again on off. Haris Rauf pulls it away in the gap at deep mid-wicket. One fielder fumbles as the other one runs and cuts off the ball from reaching the fence. The batters have run 3. This will go till the last ball it seems as 4 runs are needed off 2 balls.
49.3
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Naseem Shah
Slow again and outside off. Naseem Shah punches it down for a single.
49.2
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Naseem Shah
Fuller and on off. Naseem Shah swings and misses. 7 needed now off 4 balls.
49.1
4
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Naseem Shah
FOUR! Fazalhaq Farooqi bowls this fuller and on off. Naseem Shah smashes it over the infield and covers. The ball bounces before crossing the fence for four runs.
Oh, what's happened here? Fazalhaq Farooqi with a cheeky attempt at the 'Mankad' and the umpires have gone upstairs. Shadab Khan is well out of his crease but it is the action of the bowler that is in question. Farooqi, at no point, goes over the perpendicular and is well aware of what he wants to do here. It is signaled as OUT and rightly so in line with the rules but certainly, this moment will be discussed thoroughly after the game, especially given the stage of the game and how well Shadab was batting. Also, Haris Rauf walks out to bat now.
OUT! Here comes the controversy as Shadab Khan has been Mankaded. It's smart work by the bowler, observed that the non-striker batter was venturing out of the crease too much and the bowler wasted no time in taking the bails off at the bowler's end. As always, the debate will go on as many feel that Mankading is against the spirit of the game but ICC have kept it legal.
48.6
6
Abdul Rahman To Shadab Khan
SIX! SMASHED AWAY! Another full toss this time higher. Shadab Khan muscles this on the on side over the mid-wicket area all they way beyond the fence for a maximum. 11 are needed in the last over.
48.5
4
Abdul Rahman To Shadab Khan
FOUR! A low full toss on the pads by Abdul Rahman. Shadab Khan will not miss that and he waits for the ball. He pulls it away in the gap at deep mid-wicket. The ball is far from the fielder as it runs to the fence for four runs.
48.4
2
Abdul Rahman To Shadab Khan
Full again and on middle. Shadab Khan punches it to long on for yet another couple of runs. That is good running.
48.3
2
Abdul Rahman To Shadab Khan
Full and quick on leg. Shadab Khan shuffles away and drives it to mid off for another two runs.
48.2
2
Abdul Rahman To Shadab Khan
Shorter and on off. Shadab Khan pulls it away to deep mid-wicket and sets off for a quick couple of runs as he dives to complete the second.
48.1
0
Abdul Rahman To Shadab Khan
A low full toss very wide of leg stump. Shadab Khan reaches it with a sweep to short fine leg. He declines a single and stays on strike.
End Of The Over 48 : 274/8
6 Runs
  • 247.1
  • 147.2
  • 147.3
  • W 47.4
  • 147.5
  • 147.6
S. Khan
32 (29)
N. Shah
1 (1)
F. Farooqi
9-0-57-3
47.6
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Shadab Khan
Short on leg. Shadab Khan pulls it away to deep square leg for a single to end the over. Shadab Khan will keep the strike.
47.5
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Naseem Shah
Very full and straight on middle. Naseem Shah digs it out to deep cover for a single to get off the mark.
Naseem Shah is the next batter in.
47.4
W
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Shaheen Afridi OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Fazalhaq Farooqi has been amazing today! He bowls this on length and outside off. Shaheen Afridi pulls it away looking for the big hit. The ball goes straight in the air and Rashid Khan at deep mid-wicket completes a safe catch to dismiss Shaheen Afridi. Afghanistan inching closer to victory now.
47.3
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Shadab Khan
Pace off and full on off. Shadab Khan cuts it away to point for a single.
47.2
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Shaheen Afridi
Quick full and on the pads. Shaheen Afridi edges the ball to point for a quick single.
47.1
2
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Shaheen Afridi
Full and outside off. Shaheen Afridi pushes it away to long on for a quick two runs to start the over.
End Of The Over 47 : 268/7
13 Runs
  • 246.1
  • 1 WD 46.2
  • W 46.2
  • 046.3
  • 146.4
  • 246.5
  • 5 WD 46.6
  • 246.6
S. Khan
30 (27)
S. Afridi
1 (2)
A. Rahman
9-0-67-1
46.6
2
Abdul Rahman To Shadab Khan
Short but very slow on off. Shadab Khan has smacked it to mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
Fazalhaq Farooqi (8-0-51-2) is back on to bowl overs 48 and 50 it seems.
46.6
wd
Abdul Rahman To Shadab Khan
5 Wides! Abdul Rahman has bowled it short and angling way down leg. Shadab Khan leaves it alone but even the keeper fails to stop it with a dive. The ball runs away to the fine leg fence for five extra runs.
46.5
2
Abdul Rahman To Shadab Khan
Fullish and on leg. Shadab Khan nudges it off to deep mid-wicket for a quick couple of runs.
46.4
1
Abdul Rahman To Shaheen Afridi
Abdul Rahman hit the hard length again and on off. Shaheen Afridi cuts it to short third for a single to get off the mark.
46.3
0
Abdul Rahman To Shaheen Afridi
Slower and on length. Shaheen Afridi blocks it down.
46.2
W
Abdul Rahman To Iftikhar Ahmed OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Abdul Rahman with the wicket under pressure. He bowls this full and on the off pole. Iftikhar Ahmed tries to clear the infield with a lofted shot. He mistimes it and the ball sails high up. Mohammad Nabi comes running in from the deep and catches it safely. Iftikhar Ahmed has to depart as Pakistan are 7 wickets down.
Shaheen Afridi is the new batter in.
46.2
wd
Abdul Rahman To Iftikhar Ahmed
Full and down the leg side. Iftikhar Ahmed leaves it alone as the umpire signals a wide.
46.1
2
Abdul Rahman To Iftikhar Ahmed
On a length and on off. Iftikhar Ahmed sweeps it away through backward square leg. The fielder does well to stop it as the batters get two.
Abdul Rahman (8-0-54-0) is back on to bowl at the death.
End Of The Over 46 : 255/6
10 Runs
  • 245.1
  • 145.2
  • 145.3
  • 145.4
  • 145.5
  • 445.6
S. Khan
26 (25)
I. Ahmed
15 (22)
R. Khan
10-0-53-0
45.6
4
Rashid Khan To Shadab Khan
FOUR! A much-needed boundary. Rashid Khan bowls this fullish and on off. Shadab Khan lofts it over the infield. The fielder fails to stop it as the ball crosses the fence at long off for a much needed four runs.
45.5
1
Rashid Khan To Iftikhar Ahmed
Fuller again this time on off. Iftikhar Ahmed slog sweeps it to deep mid wicket for yet another single.
45.4
1
Rashid Khan To Shadab Khan
Straight on middle. Shadab Khan flicks it to mid-wicket for one.
45.3
1
Rashid Khan To Iftikhar Ahmed
Short and on middle. Iftikhar Ahmed pulls it away to long on for another single.
45.2
1
Rashid Khan To Shadab Khan
Fullish on leg. Shadab Khan nudges it away to mid-wicket for one.
45.1
2
Rashid Khan To Shadab Khan
Full and on off. Shadab Khan drives it to long off for a couple of runs.
End Of The Over 45 : 245/6
8 Runs
  • 144.1
  • 444.2
  • 144.3
  • 144.4
  • 144.5
  • 044.6
I. Ahmed
13 (20)
S. Khan
18 (21)
F. Farooqi
8-0-51-2
44.6
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Iftikhar Ahmed
Full and around off, Iftikhar Ahmed drives it straight to mid off. 56 needed now off the last five overs.
44.5
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Shadab Khan
Back of a length, slower too and angled onto the body, Shadab Khan nudges it leg side for one more.
44.4
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Iftikhar Ahmed
Slower delivery around the top of the stumps, Iftikhar Ahmed hits it hard through square leg and picks up a single.
44.3
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Shadab Khan
Full and on off stump, Shadab Khan shuffles across and loses his balance before flicking it leg side for a run.
44.2
4
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Shadab Khan
FOUR! Up and over! Takes pace off and bowls it short but there's width on offer. Shadab Khan waits for it and slaps it away over the point region for a boundary.
44.1
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Iftikhar Ahmed
Fuller delivery on off, Iftikhar Ahmed pushes it out on the off side for one.
End Of The Over 44 : 237/6
4 Runs
  • 143.1
  • 143.2
  • 143.3
  • 143.4
  • 043.5
  • 043.6
S. Khan
12 (18)
I. Ahmed
11 (17)
Ur Rahman
10-0-45-1
43.6
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Shadab Khan
Full and straight, defended back to the bowler.
43.5
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Shadab Khan
That could have been catastrophic once again! Full and following the batter down elg, Shadab Khan jams it out toward mid off and looks for a run. Mujeeb Ur Rahman though gets to the ball quickly and Shadab scampers back. Iftikhar Ahmed is left a bit stranded but Mujeeb misses the shy at his end and Ahmed survives.
43.4
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Iftikhar Ahmed
Full and outside off, eased away in front of point for a single by Iftikhar Ahmed.
43.3
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Shadab Khan
Shortish ball, swept away past square leg for a single.
43.2
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Iftikhar Ahmed
On middle and leg, nudged away in front of mid-wicket by Iftikhar Ahmed for a single.
43.1
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Shadab Khan
Flatter delivery around the top of off, Shadab Khan backs away and steers it to short third for a single.
End Of The Over 43 : 233/6
8 Runs
  • 442.1
  • 142.2
  • 042.3
  • 142.4
  • 142.5
  • 142.6
S. Khan
10 (14)
I. Ahmed
9 (15)
A. Rahman
8-0-54-0
42.6
1
Abdul Rahman To Shadab Khan
Unlucky! Full and straight, Shadab Khan drills it straight back but the ball crashes into the stumps at the other end and a certain boundary is stopped. The ball deflects onto the leg side and they get a single. 68 needed now off 42 balls.
42.5
1
Abdul Rahman To Iftikhar Ahmed
Very full on off, taking pace off. Iftikhar Ahmed hits it away down to long on for one more.
42.4
1
Abdul Rahman To Shadab Khan
Slower again over off, Shadab Khan pushes it down through wide mid on and looks for two but Mohammad Nabi sprints across from long on and keeps it down to a single.
42.3
0
Abdul Rahman To Shadab Khan
Slower one, bowled into the pitch and over the stumps, Shadab Khan stays back and blocks it out.
42.2
1
Abdul Rahman To Iftikhar Ahmed
Back of a length outside off, Iftikhar Ahmed tentatively chops it to backward point for a run.
42.1
4
Abdul Rahman To Iftikhar Ahmed
FOUR! Hammered away! Overpitched outside off, Iftikhar Ahmed stands tall and thumps the cover drive through the gap and picks up a boundary.
End Of The Over 42 : 225/6
4 Runs
  • 041.1
  • 241.2
  • 141.3
  • 041.4
  • 141.5
  • 041.6
S. Khan
8 (11)
I. Ahmed
3 (12)
R. Khan
9-0-43-0
41.6
0
Rashid Khan To Shadab Khan
Quicker and flatter around off, punched away off the back foot toward cover.
41.5
1
Rashid Khan To Iftikhar Ahmed
Flighted delivery, a touch fuller and on middle, Iftikhar Ahmed leans on and works it wide of mid on for a single.
41.4
0
Rashid Khan To Iftikhar Ahmed
Floated up, full and outside off, this is driven toward cover.
41.3
1
Rashid Khan To Shadab Khan
A low full toss on middle and leg, this is driven down to long on for just a single.
41.2
2
Rashid Khan To Shadab Khan
Good running! Slightly shorter on middle and leg, Shadab Khan rocks back and works it away well in front of mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
41.1
0
Rashid Khan To Shadab Khan
Nicely bowled! Drifted onto middle and leg, looking to turn it away, Shadab Khan leans on defend.
End Of The Over 41 : 221/6
1 Runs
  • 040.1
  • 040.2
  • 140.3
  • 040.4
  • 040.5
  • 040.6
I. Ahmed
2 (10)
S. Khan
5 (7)
Ur Rahman
9-0-41-1
40.6
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Iftikhar Ahmed
Three dots on the trot to end the over! Pulls the length back a touch and bowls it around middle, Iftikhar Ahmed stays back to defend.
40.5
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Iftikhar Ahmed
Pushed through quicker and fuller on middle, blocked out to mid on.
40.4
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Iftikhar Ahmed
On a length on middle and leg, Iftikhar Ahmed defends it toward mid-wicket.
40.3
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Shadab Khan
Flatter delivery around off, Shadab Khan stays back and eases it away through cover-point for a single.
40.2
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Shadab Khan
Full and wide outside off, driven firmly but straight to cover.
40.1
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Shadab Khan
Angles it in full and from a bit wider of the crease onto off, Shadab Khan pushes it out on the off side.
Powerplay 3! Time for the final phase of the innings and Afghanistan can now have up to 5 fielders outside the inner ring.
End Of The Over 40 : 220/6
8 Runs
  • 3 WD 39.1
  • 139.1
  • 039.2
  • 139.3
  • 139.4
  • 1 LB 39.5
  • 139.6
S. Khan
4 (4)
I. Ahmed
2 (7)
M. Nabi
10-0-46-2
39.6
1
Mohammad Nabi To Shadab Khan
Flat and quick on off. Shadab Khan pushes it  off to backward point for a single to end the over.
39.5
lb
Mohammad Nabi To Iftikhar Ahmed
Shorter and on middle. Iftikhar Ahmed looks to flick it but misses. Mohammad Nabi appeals but it is turned down and the batters cross.
39.4
1
Mohammad Nabi To Shadab Khan
1 run. Full again and on off. Shadab Khan nudges it lightly for another single.
39.3
1
Mohammad Nabi To Iftikhar Ahmed
Fullish and on off. Iftikhar Ahmed pushes it to deep square leg for one.
39.2
0
Mohammad Nabi To Iftikhar Ahmed
Fuller and on middle. Iftikhar Ahmed sends it straight to the fielder.
39.1
1
Mohammad Nabi To Shadab Khan
Fuller and on middle. Shadab Khan lofts it over the in field for a single from the long on area.
39.1
wd
Mohammad Nabi To Shadab Khan
THREE WIDES! Mohammad Nabi bowls this shortish and moving down leg. Shadab Khan missed his flick and so has the keeper. The umpire signals a wide as the batters run 2.
End Of The Over 39 : 212/6
4 Runs
  • 138.1
  • 038.2
  • 1 WD 38.3
  • 038.3
  • 138.4
  • W 38.5
  • 138.6
S. Khan
1 (1)
I. Ahmed
1 (4)
Ur Rahman
8-0-40-1
38.6
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Shadab Khan
Shorter and on off. Shadab Khan has punched it to deep point for a single to end the over.
Shadab Khan is the new batter in.
38.5
W
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Imam-ul-Haq OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Mujeeb Ur Rahman gets the wicket. He bowls it very full and outside off. Imam-ul-Haq tries to drive it through the off side but an edge sends the ball right to the fiedler at point. Riaz Hassan completes an easy catch to dismiss Imam-ul-Haq and Pakistan are in trouble.
38.4
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Iftikhar Ahmed
Drops it short now, Iftikhar Ahmed pulls it past square leg for a single.
38.3
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Iftikhar Ahmed
Lobbed up anling on the pads. Iftikhar Ahmed pushes it down.
38.3
wd
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Iftikhar Ahmed
Wide! Quicker one angled down the leg side, Iftikhar Ahmed misses the flick and a wide is called.
38.2
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Iftikhar Ahmed
Fuller one on off, blocked back to the bowler.
38.1
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Imam-ul-Haq
Full and on middle. Imam-ul-Haq has pushed it to thrid man for a single.
End Of The Over 38 : 208/5
2 Runs
  • 137.1
  • 137.2
  • W 37.3
  • 037.4
  • W 37.5
  • 037.6
I. Ahmed
0 (1)
Imam
90 (103)
M. Nabi
9-0-39-2
37.6
0
Mohammad Nabi To Iftikhar Ahmed
Uppish and on off. Iftikhar Ahmed punches it to mid-wicket but not in the gap.
Iftikhar Ahmed is the new man in.
37.5
W
Mohammad Nabi To Usama Mir OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Mohammad Nabi with another wicket. He bowls this a little short and on off. Usama Mir, the new man in comes down the track and tries to loft it over deep mid-wicket for the maximum. He doesn't get the distance needed and Shahidullah Kamal the fielder in deep takes a good catch.
37.4
0
Mohammad Nabi To Usama Mir
Fullish and on off. Usama Mir has driven it to covers.
Usama Mir walks out to bat now.
37.3
W
Mohammad Nabi To Agha Salman OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Mohammad Nabi gets his man. He bowls this full and on off. Agha Salman with an uncontrolled reverse sweep sends the ball sailing up off the upper edge. The keeper, Rahmanullah Gurbaz completes an easy catch to dismiss Agha Salman. Pakistan are 4 wickets down.
37.2
1
Mohammad Nabi To Imam-ul-Haq
Short this time and on off. Imam-ul-Haq stays back and nudges it wide of square leg for a single.
37.1
1
Mohammad Nabi To Agha Salman
Full on middle and leg. Agha Salman flicks it to deep mid-wicket for one.
End Of The Over 37 : 206/3
11 Runs
  • 036.1
  • 436.2
  • 436.3
  • 136.4
  • 136.5
  • 136.6
A. Salman
13 (13)
Imam
89 (102)
A. Rahman
7-0-46-0
36.6
1
Abdul Rahman To Agha Salman
Dropped! Abdul Rahman bowls this short and into the body. Agha Salman pulls it away but mistimes it. The elevation needed is not there and it appears to be going straight in the hands of the fielder in fine leg. He drops an easy catch as the batters take one. Agha Salman survives a close call.
36.5
1
Abdul Rahman To Imam-ul-Haq
Full and slow on off. Imam-ul-Haq nudges it to mid-wicket for one.
36.4
1
Abdul Rahman To Agha Salman
Short and into the body. Agha Salman pulls it to mid-wicket for a single.
36.3
4
Abdul Rahman To Agha Salman
FOUR AGAIN! Abdul Rahman bowls this full andon the off pole. Agha Salman drives it with perfect timing straight down the ground. The ball races away to the long off fence for the second consecutive boundary.
36.2
4
Abdul Rahman To Agha Salman
FOUR! Abdul Rahman bowls this short and on middle. Agha Salman pulls it away neatly through the gap at deep mid-wicket. The fielder fails to stop the ball from racing away to the fence. The batters get four more runs.
36.1
0
Abdul Rahman To Agha Salman
Quick and full on off. Agha Salman drives it to the fielder at covers.
End Of The Over 36 : 195/3
8 Runs
  • 235.1
  • 435.2
  • 135.3
  • 035.4
  • 035.5
  • 135.6
A. Salman
3 (8)
Imam
88 (101)
R. Khan
8-0-39-0
35.6
1
Rashid Khan To Agha Salman
On the pads, tickled down to short fine leg for a quick single.
35.5
0
Rashid Khan To Agha Salman
Fuller one on the stumps, Agha Salman looks to sweep it away but only manages to get a bit of glove on it.
35.4
0
Rashid Khan To Agha Salman
Flighted delivery, fuller and around off, Agha Salman leans on and pushes it toward mid on.
35.3
1
Rashid Khan To Imam-ul-Haq
Shorter and wide, slapped away off the back foot to extra cover for a single.
35.2
4
Rashid Khan To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! Slightly shorter around middle, Imam-ul-Haq rocks back and manages to pull it away in between long on and deep mid-wicket for a much-needed boundary.
35.1
2
Rashid Khan To Imam-ul-Haq
Comes from around the stumps and angles it into the legs, Imam-ul-Haq stays back and works it away in front of mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
End Of The Over 35 : 187/3
5 Runs
  • 134.1
  • 034.2
  • 134.3
  • 134.4
  • 1 LB 34.5
  • 134.6
Imam
81 (98)
A. Salman
2 (5)
A. Rahman
6-0-35-0
34.6
1
Abdul Rahman To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller in length and outside off, Imam-ul-Haq creams the cover drive but the fielder there manages to get a hand on it. Just the single then.
34.5
lb
Abdul Rahman To Agha Salman
Leg bye! Hard length on the pads, Agha Salman looks to flick it off the hips but the ball goes off the thigh pad toward fine leg. They pick up a leg bye.
34.4
1
Abdul Rahman To Imam-ul-Haq
On the bounce! Takes pace off and drops it short, Imam-ul-Haq pulls it away flat and toward deep mid-wicket for just another single.
34.3
1
Abdul Rahman To Agha Salman
Length ball on the pads, turned away to deep mid-wicket for a run.
34.2
0
Abdul Rahman To Agha Salman
Switches to over the wicket now and bowls it full on off stump, Agha Salman pushes it to mid off.
34.1
1
Abdul Rahman To Imam-ul-Haq
Comes from around the wicket and bowls it a touch shorter around off, Imam-ul-Haq works it off the back foot behind square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 34 : 182/3
6 Runs
  • W 33.1
  • 133.2
  • 233.3
  • 233.4
  • 133.5
  • 033.6
A. Salman
1 (2)
Imam
78 (95)
R. Khan
7-0-31-0
33.6
0
Rashid Khan To Agha Salman
Peach of a delivery! Pushed through fuller and around off, this one grips and turns away, going just past the outside edge of Agha Salman's bat.
33.5
1
Rashid Khan To Imam-ul-Haq
Flatter one, Imam-ul-Haq goes on the back foot and pushes it onto the leg side for one.
33.4
2
Rashid Khan To Imam-ul-Haq
Shorter one on leg stump, tucked away off the back foot past square leg for a couple of runs more.
33.3
2
Rashid Khan To Imam-ul-Haq
Risky again but they get through this time. Shorter and quicker around off, Imam-ul-Haq plays it late behind point and races back for the second after having put in the dive.
33.2
1
Rashid Khan To Agha Salman
On the shorter side, tucked away onto the leg side for one.
Agha Salman is the new man in.
33.1
W
Rashid Khan To Imam-ul-Haq OUT!
OUT! RUN OUT! Oh, that is catastrophic! This is pushed through on a length and around off. Imam-ul-Haq looks to step out but has to adjust and bunts it out in front of covers. A bit of a hesitation in the middle but Imam wants the single and Mohammad Rizwan tries to scamper through. Hashmatullah Shahidi from extra cover with a moment of brilliance as he gets to the ball and scores s direct hit at the batter's end. Rizwan puts in the dive but the replays show that he is well short.
End Of The Over 33 : 176/2
3 Runs
  • 032.1
  • 032.2
  • 032.3
  • 232.4
  • 132.5
  • 032.6
M. Rizwan
2 (7)
Imam
73 (91)
F. Farooqi
7-0-43-2
32.6
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Mohammad Rizwan
Poor review and Afghanistan are out of reviews! Comes from around the wicket and slides it through wide of the off stump. Mohammad Rizwan tries to reach out and cut but the ball sneaks past the under edge. Rahmanullah Gurbaz pouches it and is certain that there is an edge. the captain trusts him and opts for the review but there is nothing on UlgtraEdge.
32.5
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Imam-ul-Haq
Takes pace off a bit and bowls it shorter outside off, Imam-ul-Haq waits and taps it in front of cover-point for a single.
32.4
2
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller and on the pads, clipped away well in front of square leg and the batters come back for the second.
32.3
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Imam-ul-Haq
Length ball around off, Imam-ul-Haq looks to step out but mistimes it toward extra cover.
32.2
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Imam-ul-Haq
On a good length around off at 140.6 clicks and this one angles in sharply off the deck, bouncing a bit extra as well. Imam-ul-Haq is late on the cut and gets hit high on the pads.
32.1
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Imam-ul-Haq
Slower delivery, full and outside off, Imam-ul-Haq looks to drive but gets it off the inner half toward mid on.
Drinks break! Right then, Pakistan need 128 runs off 108 balls with eight wickets in hand and the game is nicely poised at the moment. Pakistan do have the edge because of the wickets in hand but Afghanistan will know that a couple of quick wickets here and the pressure will start to mount on the batters. Which side will come out on top in this humdinger? Let's find out.
End Of The Over 32 : 173/2
1 Runs
  • 031.1
  • 131.2
  • 031.3
  • 031.4
  • 031.5
  • 031.6
M. Rizwan
2 (6)
Imam
70 (86)
R. Khan
6-0-25-0
31.6
0
Rashid Khan To Mohammad Rizwan
Quick and pitched up on off. Mohammad Rizwan has digged it out safely.
31.5
0
Rashid Khan To Mohammad Rizwan
Fullish again on off. Mohammad Rizwan has blocked it solidly.
31.4
0
Rashid Khan To Mohammad Rizwan
Fuller and on the middle. Mohammad Rizwan defends it.
31.3
0
Rashid Khan To Mohammad Rizwan
A lot of events taking place. Rashid Khan has bowled this fuller and on off. Mohammad Rizwan misses the sweep and the ball goes to the keeper. There is a loud appeal and a review. The UltraEdge shows the ball hitting the pads but the impact is outside off. The review is turned down.
Is that out? Afghanistan think they have got their man and have decided to go upstairs for an LBW decision. Nothing on UltraEdge as the ball hit the pads and Ball Tracking shows impact as outside off. The original decision of Not Out stands and Afghanistan lose a review as well.
31.2
1
Rashid Khan To Imam-ul-Haq
Full and turning into leg. Imam-ul-Haq flicks it away through square leg for one.
31.1
0
Rashid Khan To Imam-ul-Haq
Quick and full on the off pole. Imam-ul-Haq cuts it to short third.
End Of The Over 31 : 172/2
3 Runs
  • 030.1
  • 130.2
  • 030.3
  • W 30.4
  • 230.5
  • 030.6
M. Rizwan
2 (2)
Imam
69 (84)
F. Farooqi
6-0-40-2
30.6
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Mohammad Rizwan
Back of a length on the stumps, Mohammad Rizwan hops back to defend.
30.5
2
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Mohammad Rizwan
Fullish length outside off, driven off the outer half of the bat by Mohammad Rizwan through point for a couple of runs.
Mohammad Rizwan is the new man in.
30.4
W
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Babar Azam OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Fazalhaq Farooqi comes back into the attack and gets the breakthrough for his side. Comes from around the stumps and angles it on a good length into middle, taking pace off as well. The ball holds up in the surface and Babar Azam is undone by it. Babar ends up just pushing at it and the ball is lifted around mid on where the Afghan skipper, Hashmatullah Shahidi takes a simple catch to dimiss his counterpart. Babar departs after a half-century.
30.3
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Babar Azam
Bowled back of a length and from around the stumps, Babar Azam chops it in front of cover.
30.2
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Imam-ul-Haq
Length ball on the pads, this is flicked away behind square leg for a single.
30.1
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Imam-ul-Haq
Starts the new spell with a very full delivery, right in the blockhole around off. Imam-ul-Haq digs it out toward point.
End Of The Over 30 : 169/1
6 Runs
  • 029.1
  • 129.2
  • 129.3
  • 029.4
  • 429.5
  • 029.6
B. Azam
53 (64)
Imam
68 (82)
R. Khan
5-0-24-0
29.6
0
Rashid Khan To Babar Azam
Sliding onto middle, this is pushed away to mid on.
29.5
4
Rashid Khan To Babar Azam
FOUR! A ripper of a delivery but it goes to the fence and Babar Azam brings up his 27th ODI FIFTY! This is pushed through on a nagging length and close to the off stump, Babar looks to block but gets a faint edge on it. The fielder at first slip is squarer and cannot react quickly as the ball runs away fine and into the third man fence. A crucial knock from the Pakistani skipper but he will know that there's still a lot to do.
29.4
0
Rashid Khan To Babar Azam
The wrong'un now, quicker and turning into middle, Babar Azam does well to keep it out.
29.3
1
Rashid Khan To Imam-ul-Haq
Very full, almost a low full toss, this is just knocked down to long off for one more.
29.2
1
Rashid Khan To Babar Azam
Floated full and wide, Babar Azam opens the bat face and drives it square through covers for a single.
29.1
0
Rashid Khan To Babar Azam
A tad fuller, sliding it into middle and leg, Babar Azam defends it off the front foot.
End Of The Over 29 : 163/1
11 Runs
  • 128.1
  • 128.2
  • 428.3
  • 028.4
  • 3 LB 28.5
  • 228.6
Imam
67 (81)
B. Azam
48 (59)
M. Nabi
8-0-37-0
28.6
2
Mohammad Nabi To Imam-ul-Haq
Slightly short on middle, Imam-ul-Haq goes on the back foot and pulls it aerially in front of deep square leg for a couple of runs.
28.5
lb
Mohammad Nabi To Babar Azam
Good hustle in the end. A tad shorter down leg, Babar Azam looks to pull it fine but the ball goes off the pads and fine toward fine leg. The fielder there runs around and they pick up three leg byes.
28.4
0
Mohammad Nabi To Babar Azam
Holds it back and flights it on off stump, Babar Azam watchfully defends it out.
28.3
4
Mohammad Nabi To Babar Azam
FOUR! Gets the boundary. Tossed up on middle, Babar Azam steps out and lifts it straight down the ground for a boundary.
28.2
1
Mohammad Nabi To Imam-ul-Haq
Drops it short, Imam-ul-Haq shimmies down the track and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for just another single. That should have been put away.
28.1
1
Mohammad Nabi To Babar Azam
On the shorter side, just holding in the surface a bit. Babar Azam goes on the back foot and punches it uppishly through mid on for a single.
End Of The Over 28 : 152/1
2 Runs
  • 027.1
  • 027.2
  • 027.3
  • 127.4
  • 027.5
  • 127.6
B. Azam
43 (55)
Imam
64 (79)
Ur Rahman
7-0-36-0
27.6
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Babar Azam
On middle, just eased down to long on for a single by Babar Azam and the 100-run stand comes up between these two. The first Pakistani pair to put on ten 100-plus stands in ODI cricket.
27.5
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Babar Azam
Very full and straight, pushed away to the left of mid-wicket where the fielder dives and makes the stop.
27.4
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Imam-ul-Haq
Floated up around off, Imam-ul-Haq steps out again and mistimes the lofted shot over mid off for a single.
27.3
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Imam-ul-Haq
Pulls the length back, Imam-ul-Haq pre-meditates and steps out to go over cover but gets an inside edge onto the back leg.
27.2
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Imam-ul-Haq
Quicker one on middle, punched away to mid on.
27.1
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Imam-ul-Haq
Pushed through on middle and leg, Imam-ul-Haq goes on the back foot to play it toward backward square leg.
End Of The Over 27 : 150/1
4 Runs
  • 126.1
  • 126.2
  • 026.3
  • 1 WD 26.4
  • 026.4
  • 126.5
  • 026.6
B. Azam
42 (53)
Imam
63 (75)
M. Nabi
7-0-29-0
26.6
0
Mohammad Nabi To Babar Azam
Holds it back a touch and flights it onto off stump, Babar Azam defends it out.
26.5
1
Mohammad Nabi To Imam-ul-Haq
A bit of hesitation in the middle but no harm is done. Shorter one, tucked away to square leg. Babar Azam gets across quickly but Imam-ul-Haq is a bit late. The fielder throws it at the wrong end as Imam puts in the dive.
26.4
0
Mohammad Nabi To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller one on off. Imam-ul-Haq looks to flick but hits it straight back at the bowler.
26.4
wd
Mohammad Nabi To Imam-ul-Haq
Wide! Round-arm delivery, floated down the leg side for a wide.
26.3
0
Mohammad Nabi To Imam-ul-Haq
Looks to use the feet by Nabi cleverly pulls the length back and Imam-ul-Haq has to adjust and block it out.
26.2
1
Mohammad Nabi To Babar Azam
Dragged down over off stump, pulled away to deep mid-wicket for yet another single.
26.1
1
Mohammad Nabi To Imam-ul-Haq
Nagging length on off, Imam-ul-Haq gets across and nudges it in front of square leg for a run.
End Of The Over 26 : 146/1
6 Runs
  • 1 WD 25.1
  • 125.1
  • 025.2
  • 025.3
  • 125.4
  • 125.5
  • 225.6
B. Azam
41 (51)
Imam
61 (71)
Ur Rahman
6-0-34-0
25.6
2
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Babar Azam
On the shorter side outside off, Babar Azam rocks back and pushes it out through the cover region for a couple of runs.
25.5
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Imam-ul-Haq
Short and outside off, Imam-ul-Haq rocks back and hits the cut shot with power to deep cover for only a single.
25.4
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Babar Azam
Misfield! Full and outside off, Babar Azam reaches out and drives it to cover where the fielder fumbles and allows the single.
25.3
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Babar Azam
Length ball around middle, sliding on, Babar Azam misses the drive and gets an inside edge toward backward square leg.
25.2
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Babar Azam
Quicker one on the stumps, Babar Azam flicks it onto the leg side.
25.1
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Imam-ul-Haq
Quicker one, angled into the legs, tucked away off the back foot past square leg for a single.
25.1
wd
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Imam-ul-Haq
Wide! This is drifted down the leg side, left alone for a wide.
End Of The Over 25 : 140/1
4 Runs
  • 124.1
  • 124.2
  • 124.3
  • 024.4
  • 124.5
  • 024.6
B. Azam
38 (47)
Imam
59 (69)
M. Nabi
6-0-25-0
24.6
0
Mohammad Nabi To Babar Azam
Slightly shorter, turning in from outside off, Babar Azam rocks back and cuts it straight to cover.
24.5
1
Mohammad Nabi To Imam-ul-Haq
Flighted delivery around off, played with the spin through cover for a single by Imam-ul-Haq.
24.4
0
Mohammad Nabi To Imam-ul-Haq
Floated up on a nagging length on off, tucked away to mid-wicket.
24.3
1
Mohammad Nabi To Babar Azam
Short and wide, there to be hit. Babar Azam cuts it hard but toward the man at deep point for just a single.
24.2
1
Mohammad Nabi To Imam-ul-Haq
On a length around the pads, worked away off the back foot past square leg for one more.
24.1
1
Mohammad Nabi To Babar Azam
Short on middle, forced off the back foot down to long on for a single.
End Of The Over 24 : 136/1
6 Runs
  • 023.1
  • 023.2
  • 023.3
  • 123.4
  • 423.5
  • 1 LB 23.6
B. Azam
36 (44)
Imam
57 (66)
R. Khan
4-0-18-0
23.6
lb
Rashid Khan To Babar Azam
Leg bye! A gently googly, sliding onto the pads, Babar Azam looks to flick but misses. The ball deflects off the pads toward square leg and they pick up a leg bye. Rashid Khan goes up in appeal for LBW but it is turned down and they don't review it either.
23.5
4
Rashid Khan To Babar Azam
FOUR! Flights it up a bit around off, turning away, Babar Azam looks to drive on the up but gets an outside edge wide of the man at first slip and the ball rolls into the third man fence.
23.4
1
Rashid Khan To Imam-ul-Haq
Slightly shorter again, Imam-ul-Haq uses the depth of the crease and taps it toward point for one.
23.3
0
Rashid Khan To Imam-ul-Haq
Quicker and flatter, angling across, Imam-ul-Haq backs away and cuts it to backward point.
23.2
0
Rashid Khan To Imam-ul-Haq
Very full again around off, Imam-ul-Haq jams it out toward extra cover.
23.1
0
Rashid Khan To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller one right on the money, Imam-ul-Haq defends it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 23 : 130/1
2 Runs
  • 122.1
  • 122.2
  • 022.3
  • 022.4
  • 022.5
  • 022.6
B. Azam
32 (42)
Imam
56 (62)
M. Nabi
5-0-21-0
22.6
0
Mohammad Nabi To Babar Azam
Slower and shorter, turning into the pads, Babar Azam nudges it away to backward square leg.
22.5
0
Mohammad Nabi To Babar Azam
Flights it up a bit and bowls it around off, Babar Azam leans on and pushes it toward extra cover.
22.4
0
Mohammad Nabi To Babar Azam
Pulls the length back a bit and around off, this is defended toward cover.
22.3
0
Mohammad Nabi To Babar Azam
On off stump, slightly fuller, Babar Azam blocks it out.
22.2
1
Mohammad Nabi To Imam-ul-Haq
Nagging length around middle and leg, Imam-ul-Haq goes on the back foot and nudges it to dep square leg for one more.
22.1
1
Mohammad Nabi To Babar Azam
On the shorter side around off, pushed away off the back foot wide of cover for a single.
End Of The Over 22 : 128/1
8 Runs
  • 1 WD 21.1
  • 121.1
  • 021.2
  • 121.3
  • 221.4
  • 021.5
  • 2 WD 21.6
  • 121.6
B. Azam
31 (37)
Imam
55 (61)
R. Khan
3-0-13-0
21.6
1
Rashid Khan To Babar Azam
Pushed through on middle, tucked away in front of square leg for a single.
21.6
wd
Rashid Khan To Imam-ul-Haq
TWO WIDES! Flatter one down the leg side, Imam-ul-Haq misses the tuck and the keeper fumbles as well. They pick up an extra run.
21.5
0
Rashid Khan To Imam-ul-Haq
Very full around off, driven firmly but can't get it past the man at extra cover.
21.4
2
Rashid Khan To Imam-ul-Haq
Quicker one angling across, Imam-ul-Haq stays back and uses the pace on the ball to dab it past first slip for a couple of runs.
21.3
1
Rashid Khan To Babar Azam
Fuller one, pushed through around off, Babar Azam leans on and pushes it through covers for a single.
21.2
0
Rashid Khan To Babar Azam
Quicker and shorter around off, cut away hard off the back foot but straight toward point.
21.1
1
Rashid Khan To Imam-ul-Haq
Quicker one turning into the pads, Imam-ul-Haq flicks it behind square leg and picks up a single.
21.1
wd
Rashid Khan To Imam-ul-Haq
Wide! Flatter one down the leg side, left alone for a wide.
End Of The Over 21 : 120/1
3 Runs
  • 120.1
  • 120.2
  • 020.3
  • 120.4
  • 020.5
  • 020.6
B. Azam
29 (34)
Imam
52 (58)
M. Nabi
4-0-19-0
20.6
0
Mohammad Nabi To Babar Azam
Pulls the length back and bowls it on off, Babar Azam goes on the back foot and works it to short mid-wicket.
20.5
0
Mohammad Nabi To Babar Azam
Flighted delivery on the stumps, Babar Azam flicks it to mid-wicket.
20.4
1
Mohammad Nabi To Imam-ul-Haq
Tossed up full and on middle, Imam-ul-Haq knocks it down to long on for a single.
20.3
0
Mohammad Nabi To Imam-ul-Haq
A bit more round arm on middle, Imam-ul-Haq watches it well and tucks it to mid-wicket.
20.2
1
Mohammad Nabi To Babar Azam
Slightly shorter around off, Babar Azam hops back and pushes it out through cover for a run.
20.1
1
Mohammad Nabi To Imam-ul-Haq
This is dragged down a bit around leg stump, Imam-ul-Haq pulls it off the back foot to deep square leg and picks up a single.
End Of The Over 20 : 117/1
2 Runs
  • 119.1
  • 019.2
  • 019.3
  • 019.4
  • 119.5
  • 019.6
B. Azam
28 (31)
Imam
50 (55)
R. Khan
2-0-5-0
19.6
0
Rashid Khan To Babar Azam
Quick and full on off. Babar Azam has blocked it back.
19.5
1
Rashid Khan To Imam-ul-Haq
Flat and full on middle. Imam-ul-Haq flicks it to backward square leg for a quick single. He completes a fine half century.
19.4
0
Rashid Khan To Imam-ul-Haq
Pulled back his length and bowled this on off. Imam-ul-Haq has punched it on the on side where Rashid Khan collects it.
19.3
0
Rashid Khan To Imam-ul-Haq
Fullish on leg. Imam-ul-Haq pushes it to the fielder at mid-wicketket.
19.2
0
Rashid Khan To Imam-ul-Haq
Shorter on off. Imam-ul-Haq drives it back to the bowler.
19.1
1
Rashid Khan To Babar Azam
Quick and full on the pads. Babar Azam nudges it away to square leg for one.
End Of The Over 19 : 115/1
11 Runs
  • 218.1
  • 218.2
  • 5 WD 18.3
  • 118.3
  • 018.4
  • 118.5
  • 018.6
Imam
49 (51)
B. Azam
27 (29)
A. Rahman
5-0-31-0
18.6
0
Abdul Rahman To Imam-ul-Haq
Slow and very full on the pads. Imam-ul-Haq drives it to the fielder at mid on.
18.5
1
Abdul Rahman To Babar Azam
Fullish and straight on the pads. Babar Azam nudges it off the deep mid-wicket for another single.
18.4
0
Abdul Rahman To Babar Azam
On length and on the off pole. Babar Azam has just pushed it to the fielder at point.
18.3
1
Abdul Rahman To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller and outside off. Imam-ul-Haq lofts it away to deep cover. The fielder collects it as the batters take one.
18.3
wd
Abdul Rahman To Imam-ul-Haq
5 Wides! Too short from Abdul Rahman. Imam-ul-Haq ducks under it but it even sails over the keeper's hand right to the fence behind. That is 5 extra runs to the batting team.
18.2
2
Abdul Rahman To Imam-ul-Haq
On length and on middle and leg. Imam-ul-Haq nudges it away to deep mid-wicket for another two.
18.1
2
Abdul Rahman To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller and on off. Imam-ul-Haq drives it to deep cover for a couple of runs.
End Of The Over 18 : 104/1
3 Runs
  • 017.1
  • 117.2
  • 017.3
  • 117.4
  • 017.5
  • 117.6
Imam
44 (47)
B. Azam
26 (27)
R. Khan
1-0-3-0
17.6
1
Rashid Khan To Imam-ul-Haq
Flat and outside off. Imam-ul-Haq slices it to point for a single to end the over.
17.5
0
Rashid Khan To Imam-ul-Haq
Dropped! A back-of-length delivery on middle. Imam-ul-Haq lobs it back to Rashid Khan but he has slipped and dropped the catch.
17.4
1
Rashid Khan To Babar Azam
Fullish and middle and leg. Babar Azam drives it to mid on for one.
17.3
0
Rashid Khan To Babar Azam
Shorter and angling on off. Babar Azam blocks it away on the off side.
17.2
1
Rashid Khan To Imam-ul-Haq
Floated up again. Imam-ul-Haq flicks it away to square leg for a quick single.
17.1
0
Rashid Khan To Imam-ul-Haq
Lobbed up on middle. Imam-ul-Haq sends it to the fielder at mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 17 : 101/1
5 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 116.2
  • 116.3
  • 116.4
  • 116.5
  • 016.6
B. Azam
25 (25)
Imam
42 (43)
A. Rahman
4-0-20-0
16.6
0
Abdul Rahman To Babar Azam
Quick and full outside off. Babar Azam drives it to mid-off. He wants a single but Imam-ul-Haq sends him back.
16.5
1
Abdul Rahman To Imam-ul-Haq
Short again on off. Imam-ul-Haq punches this to cover. The batters cross for one.
16.4
1
Abdul Rahman To Babar Azam
On a length and on the off pole. Babar Azam creams it with good timing to extra cover for one.
16.3
1
Abdul Rahman To Imam-ul-Haq
Short again this time on off. Imam-ul-Haq slaps it away to deep point for yet another single.
16.2
1
Abdul Rahman To Babar Azam
Short and straight on middle. Babar Azam cuts it to thrid man for another single.
16.1
1
Abdul Rahman To Imam-ul-Haq
On a length and on the pads. Imam-ul-Haq nudges it to square leg for an easy single.
Drinks break! Chasing 301, this has been a flying start by Pakistan as they are going on par with the required rate and Imam-ul-Haq looks very assured at the crease. Babar Azam is accompanying him currently and the pair seems to be fairly comfortable. Afghanistan need wickets in the middle phase to slow down the scoring rate or it could get away from them quickly. A very crucial middle phase is coming up next.
End Of The Over 16 : 96/1
11 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 415.2
  • 015.3
  • 115.4
  • 415.5
  • 215.6
B. Azam
23 (22)
Imam
39 (40)
M. Nabi
3-0-16-0
15.6
2
Mohammad Nabi To Babar Azam
Fullish this time on leg. Babar Azam nudges it lightly to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
15.5
4
Mohammad Nabi To Babar Azam
Shortish turning away from off. Babar Azam cuts it perfectly in the gap at point. The fielder fails to stop it as the ball runs away to the fence for another boundary in the over.
15.4
1
Mohammad Nabi To Imam-ul-Haq
Pitched up on the pads. Imam-ul-Haq uses his wrists to send the ball through mid-wicket for one.
15.3
0
Mohammad Nabi To Imam-ul-Haq
Short and on off. Imam-ul-Haq cuts it away to point.
15.2
4
Mohammad Nabi To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! What a shot! Mohammad Nabi bowls this a little short and on off. Imam-ul-Haq pulls it well over mid-wicket and in the gap. The ball runs away to the fence for four more runs. Imam-ul-Haq just balances himself on the crease.
15.1
0
Mohammad Nabi To Imam-ul-Haq
Floated up on off. Imam-ul-Haq sends it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 15 : 85/1
6 Runs
  • 214.1
  • 114.2
  • 014.3
  • 114.4
  • 014.5
  • 214.6
B. Azam
17 (20)
Imam
34 (36)
A. Rahman
3-0-15-0
14.6
2
Abdul Rahman To Babar Azam
Very short this time on off. Babar Azam pulls it away on the on side and in the gap at deep mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep dives to make a good stop as the batters take a couple of runs.
14.5
0
Abdul Rahman To Babar Azam
Very full straight on the pads. Babar Azam plays it to mid-wicket to the fielder.
14.4
1
Abdul Rahman To Imam-ul-Haq
Quick and full on off. Imam-ul-Haq drives it to mid off and takes off for quick single.
14.3
0
Abdul Rahman To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller this time from around the wicket. Imam-ul-Haq flicks it to mid-wicket where the fielder collects it.
14.2
1
Abdul Rahman To Babar Azam
Short again this time on off. Babar Azam cuts it to point for one.
14.1
2
Abdul Rahman To Babar Azam
Short and on off. Babar Azam plays it through covers for a couple of runs.
End Of The Over 14 : 79/1
2 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 013.2
  • 113.3
  • 013.4
  • 113.5
  • 013.6
Imam
33 (34)
B. Azam
12 (16)
M. Nabi
2-0-5-0
13.6
0
Mohammad Nabi To Imam-ul-Haq
Short again angling in towards leg. Imam-ul-Haq blocks it but the ball rolls away after catching an inside edge.
13.5
1
Mohammad Nabi To Babar Azam
Shorter and on middle. Babar Azam punches it down to long on for a single.
13.4
0
Mohammad Nabi To Babar Azam
Lobbed up on middle. Babar Azam has nudged it to mid-wicket.
13.3
1
Mohammad Nabi To Imam-ul-Haq
Pitched up and on off. Imam-ul-Haq drives it to mid on for one.
13.2
0
Mohammad Nabi To Imam-ul-Haq
Full again on off. Imam-ul-Haq defends it on the on side.
13.1
0
Mohammad Nabi To Imam-ul-Haq
Floated up on off. Imam-ul-Haq defends solidly.
End Of The Over 13 : 77/1
2 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 2 WD 12.2
  • 012.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 012.6
B. Azam
11 (14)
Imam
32 (30)
A. Rahman
2-0-9-0
12.6
0
Abdul Rahman To Babar Azam
A little fuller and on the off pole. Babar Azam has driven it with good timing but straight to the fielder.