DUBAI – Afghanistan beat Pakistan by six wickets in the first game of the three-match T20I series at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday.
As Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first, they set an easy 93-run target for Afghanistan at the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs.
Chasing the target, Afghanistan scored the required runs in 17.5 overs at the loss of four wickets.
The match started at 9pm Pakistan Standard Time.
Opener Saim Ayub, middle-order batter Tayyab Tahir and right-arm quicks Zaman Khan and Ihsanullah made Pakistan debuts. Top-order batter Abdullah Shafique, all-rounders Faheem Ashraf and Imad Wasim, and Azam Khan marked their return to the Pakistan side.
These eight players were named in the 15-member squad for this T20I series after a string of impressive performances in the domestic circuit and the recently-concluded Pakistan Super League 8. The series comes with an opportunity for these players to carry their form in international cricket.
Karachi-born 20-year-old Saim opened with Mohammad Haris, who has played five T20Is for Pakistan and announced his arrival in the last ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia with his blazing strokeplay and bold intent, and has batted with him in Peshawar Zalmi during the PSL 8. Saim comes into the side after a highly impressive run for Sindh and Peshawar Zalmi.
The left-hander played an integral role in crowning Sindh the National T20 champions as he made 416 runs in 12 matches at a strike rate of 155.22. He smashed 341 runs – that included five half-centuries, the joint-most in the season with Babar Azam – at a strike rate of 165.53 for Peshawar Zalmi in this PSL at the top of the order.
Pakistan XI for first Afghanistan T20I: Saim Ayub, Mohammad Haris, Abdullah Shafique, Tayyab Tahir, Shadab Khan (c), Azam Khan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Zaman Khan and Ihsanullah
Probable Afghanistan Squad: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Sediqullah Atal, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Janat, Afsar Zazai, Azmatullah Omarzai, Gulbadin Naib, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Mujeeb ur Rehman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Fareed Malik, Naveen ul Haq and Rashid Khan (c)
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on May 27, 2023 (Saturday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||381||384.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.6||36.95|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||176.98||178.98|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 235,550 on Saturday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs201,950.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Karachi||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Islamabad||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Peshawar||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Quetta||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Sialkot||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Attock||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Gujranwala||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Jehlum||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Multan||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Gujrat||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Nawabshah||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Chakwal||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Hyderabad||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Nowshehra||lPKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Sargodha||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Faisalabad||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
|Mirpur||PKR 235,550||PKR 2,450|
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