Asia Cup 2018: Pakistan beat Afghanistan in thrilling contest

08:27 PM | 21 Sep, 2018
Asia Cup 2018: Pakistan beat Afghanistan in thrilling contest
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ABU DHABI - Pakistan chased a target of 258 runs in last over with 3 wickets remaining against Afghanistan in the Super 4 phase of the Asia Cup 2018 match, on Friday at Abu Dhabi.

Shoaib Malik's six and a four in last over helped Pakistan win the game.

Imam ul Haq was top runs scorer from Pakistan with 80 runs.

Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat first against Pakistan.

Shahidi was the top scorer from the Afghan side with 97 runs.

Pakistani skipper Sarfraz Ahmed detailed that there were some changes in the Pakistani team. Haris Sohail, Mohammad Nawaz and Shaheen Afridi were included in the team.

Meanwhile, Mohammad Amir, Faheem Ashraf were dropped from the team. All-rounder Shadab Khan was also not included in the squad on account of being unfit.

Afghanistan has won two matches in the contest against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh while Pakistan is taking part in its second match, after losing to India by eight wickets.

Pakistan squad for Asia Cup

Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Asif Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali Imam-ul-Haq, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Shoaib Malik, Usman Khan.

Afghanistan squad:

Asghar Afghan (c), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Ihsanullah Janat, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmat Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Najibullah Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Aftab Alam,