Pakistan vs Afghanistan Highlights, World Cup 2019: Imad Wasim Stars As Pakistan Beat Afghanistan By 3 Wickets
Pakistan vs Afghanistan Highlights, 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup: Afghanistan spinners derailed Pakistan's chase with a fine performance but Imad Wasim resurrected his team.
Pakistan avoided a huge shock to keep their chances of reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup 2019 alive with a nervy three-wicket win over Afghanistan in Leeds on Saturday. Afghanistan looked on course for their first victory of the tournament as Pakistan fell to 156 for six chasing a total of 228, but 49 not out from Imad Wasim saw the 1992 champions over the line with two balls to spare. Earlier, Afghanistan off-spinner Mohammad Nabi took two quick wickets to slow Pakistan's progress in the World Cup match at Headingley on Saturday. A third straight victory for Pakistan would see them leapfrog England and move into fourth place in the 10-team table after a poor start to the tournament. Afghanistan managed 227 for nine in their 50 overs and Pakistan, who have never lost a one-day international to their neighbours, were cruising at 72-1 in reply. But Nabi struck with the last ball of the 16th over when he lured Imam-ul-Haq from the crease and had the left-hander stumped by Ikram Alikhil for 36. In his next over he bowled Pakistan's in-form Babar Azam, who departed after scoring an attractive 51-ball 45. Babar and Imam had steadied the ship after Pakistan lost opener Fakhar Zaman for a duck off the second ball of the innings, trapped leg-before by spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman. (SCORECARD)
World Cup 2019 Match Today, Highlights Between Pakistan vs Afghanistan, Straight from Headingley, Leeds.
- 22:36 (IST)Thanks for joining us!Arguably the best match of the tournament so far. Heartbreak for Afghanistan but joy for Pakistan. Could have been so different but for some very strange decisions from Afghan captain Gulbadin Naib. Thank you for joining our coverage today. Do join us for tomorrow's mouthwatering clash between India and England. Good night!
- 22:26 (IST)Imad wins it for Pakistan!Imad hits a brilliant cover drive to win it for Pakistan! What a shot and what a game! Pakistan win by 3 wickets to keep their semis hopes alive.
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- 21:18 (IST)Rashid strikes!Rashid has his first wicket as Haris Sohail is dismissed for 27 | PAK 142/5 in 35 overs;
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- 19:39 (IST)FOUR!Another edge that runs away to the boundary. No slips for Imam! After a good start, Afghanistan are starting to get things wrong.