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Saturday, June 22, 2024

AFG vs PAK 1st ODI Commentary

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Pakistan beat Afghanistan by 142 runs

Commentary

3:46 PM IST That is it from this game. We might have not seen runs but classic bowling performances from both teams. A good start to the series by Pakistan. The second match is on the 24th of this month at 3 pm IST (9.30 am GMT). Join us early for the coverage. Cheers!
3:45 PM IST Babar Azam says they were looking for a score around 250 but they were not up to the mark with the bat. Reckons it was still a good total with the quality bowling they have, they were looking for early wickets. Mentions Afridi and Shah started well and then Haris Rauf changed the game completely. States he learns from his mistake and tries his best in every game to score.
3:43 PM IST Hashmatullah Shahidi says it was a chaseable score but Pakistan bowled really well. Adds their shot-selection wasn't good which gave the opposition to get in the game. Reckons he is happy with the bowling performance and it is a positive thing from this game. States they have to be smart with the bat in the next game.
3:42 PM IST Haris Rauf is the Player of the Match. He says he is feeling good with the win. Adds it was a low scoring game but as a team, they have the belief to defend the score. Shares the wicket demanding some hard-length delivery and he got the wickets. Reckons Afridi and Shah started really well which gave him the confidence.
3:33 PM IST ...Presentation next...
3:32 PM IST Pakistan opted to bat first on this sluggish wicket. They wanted to test themselves and in the process, lost flurry many wickets. Imam-ul-Haq played well to hold the innings from one end and in the fag end got able support from Shadab Khan to push Pakistan just over 200. Afghanistan bowled really well, their fielding was okayish but were very confident to chase it down. However, it turned to be more than enough for Pakistan as Afghanistan were bowled out with more than 30 overs to spare.
3:29 PM IST At the innings break, the Afghan players were pumped with their bowling performance. They kept Pakistan to a par total and were gearing up to chase this total comfortably, however, they were facing the trio of Afridi, Naseem Shah and Rauf who took 8 wickets together. Afghanistan lost half of their side inside the 14th over. And within the next 5 overs, they were all out. A very disappointing show from Afghanistan as no one showed up for the chase.
3:26 PM IST An absolutely magical performance from Pakistan. Afghanistan have been handed their second lowest score. One thing is for sure, even if the pitch might support the spinners, these Pakistani pacers with their consistent will make the day hard for any batting line-up. Haris Rauf is the star today. Started with a wicket on his first delivery, followed it by two maidens and eventually takes the ball home as he ends with a five-fer.
3:24 PM IST Azmatullah Omarzai has not recovered from the injury suffered and won't be able to participate any more with the bat. As it stands, Azmatullah Omarzai is retired out.
End of over 19.24 runs
AFG: 59/9CRR: 3.05RRR: 4.66
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19.2

Haris Rauf to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! Haris Rauf picks up his fi-fer and gets an end to this Afghanistan innings. It is a short ball, on off. Mujeeb Ur Rahman tries to heave it across the line but does not time it well. The ball catches the outside edge and flies towards mid on. Naseem Shah settles under it and takes an easy catch.

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19.1

Haris Rauf to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 4 runs

FOUR! Nicely played. Mujeeb Ur Rahman opens his account. It is very full, on off. Mujeeb Ur Rahman stands tall and smashes this downtown for a cracking boundary.

End of over 190 run
AFG: 55/8CRR: 2.89RRR: 4.74
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18.6

Shadab Khan to Fazalhaq Farooqi, no run

Outside off, left alone.

3:20 PM IST Who will walk out now? It is Fazalhaq Farooqi. Also, the final batter at the crease, as Azmatullah Omarzai got retired hurt earlier.
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18.5

Shadab Khan to Abdul Rahman, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! Shadab Khan strikes in his very first over. Afghanistan lose their eighth wicket inside 20 overs. A day to forget with the bat for them. It is tossed up, full and on off. Abdul Rahman gets low and goes for the slog sweep. The ball catches the top-edge and goes high in the air. It goes straight up and Fakhar Zaman takes a solid catch at mid-wicket.

0
18.4

Shadab Khan to Abdul Rahman, no run

Abdul Rahman tries to flick this full ball into mid-wicket but it goes into covers off the leading edge.

0
18.3

Shadab Khan to Abdul Rahman, no run

A googly around off. Rahman gets it off the inner half.

0
18.2

Shadab Khan to Abdul Rahman, no run

Goes full, on off. Rahman defends it on his front foot.

0
18.1

Shadab Khan to Abdul Rahman, no run

On off, blocked.

End of over 181 run
AFG: 55/7CRR: 3.06RRR: 4.59
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17.6

Haris Rauf to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, no run

An appeal for caught behind but turned down! It is a length ball, that is drifted in and holds its line after hitting the deck. Mujeeb Ur Rahman tries to slap it through the line but misses. The ball goes past the outside edge. Mohammad Rizwan thinks that he has nicked it and convinces the skipper to take the review, but the UltraEdge confirms that no bat is involved.

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17.5

Haris Rauf to Abdul Rahman, 1 run

Back of a length, outside off. Rahman taps it to point for one.

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17.4

Haris Rauf to Abdul Rahman, no run

Back of a length, on off. Rahman goes for the pull shot. It flies off the top-edge, but does not carry to the man at fine leg.

0
17.3

Haris Rauf to Abdul Rahman, no run

Around off, blocked.

0
17.2

Haris Rauf to Abdul Rahman, no run

Two dots in a row start the 6th over! It is fuller, in the channel. Rahman catches the outside edge as he tries to defend it out, as it is played with soft hands, the ball does not carry.

0
17.1

Haris Rauf to Abdul Rahman, no run

A length ball, on the pads. Rahman tucks it into mid-wicket.

3:13 PM IST Ouch! Azmatullah Omarzai is looking in some discomfort and is unable to continue. A blow to the batting team as Azmatullah Omarzai is retired hurt. Mujeeb Ur Rahman comes in to bat now.
3:13 PM IST There is some delay here!
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16.6

Usama Mir to Azmatullah Omarzai, 4 runs

FOUR! Spoils a good over for Usama Mir. It is pitched up, on off. Omarzai slaps it down the park. It is hit straight as an arrow and the fielders have no chance to get a hold of this one.

0
16.5

Usama Mir to Azmatullah Omarzai, no run

Another dot now as this is just driven into covers.

0
16.4

Usama Mir to Azmatullah Omarzai, no run

Azmatullah Omarzai gets forward and defends this full ball back to the bowler.

1
16.3

Usama Mir to Abdul Rahman, 1 run

A full toss, on off. Rahman pushes it to long off for a single.

0
16.2

Usama Mir to Abdul Rahman, no run

Flighted and full, on leg. Rahman blocks it from inside the crease.

1
16.1

Usama Mir to Azmatullah Omarzai, 1 run

Slower one, on off. Azmatullah Omarzai pushes it through extra covers for one.

End of over 161 run
AFG: 48/7CRR: 3RRR: 4.52
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15.6

Haris Rauf to Abdul Rahman, no run

On a length, outside off. Rahman tries to go after it but gets beaten. Two wickets and just a run from this over. Afghanistan are way, way behind in this run chase now.

3:06 PM IST Who walks in now? It is Abdul Rahman.
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15.5

Haris Rauf to Rashid Khan, no run

OUT! TIMBER! Haris Rauf is on fire. He is elated with this wicket and rightly so. It is a peach of a delivery. Rashid Khan walks back on a 2-ball duck. It is pitched up, on off. The ball hits the deck and jags away just a bit. Rashid Khan tries to defend it through the line but gets beaten on the outside edge. The ball goes on to crash into the off pole. The bails come off and Pakistan can certainly sniff a win here.

0
15.4

Haris Rauf to Rashid Khan, no run

Swing and a miss! Back of a length, in the channel. It jags away. Khan tries to hit it through the line but misses.

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15.3

Haris Rauf to Mohammad Nabi, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! Haris Rauf picks up his third wicket and Afghanistan are in trouble here. It is a good-length ball, outside off. Nabi tries to hit it on the up, but does not time his shot to perfection. The ball pops up into covers. Agha Salman there takes a sharp catch. Rashid Khan now join Azmatullah Omarzai at the crease here.

0
15.2

Haris Rauf to Mohammad Nabi, no run

An inswinging full-length delivery, on off. Nabi blocks it out from inside the crease.

1
15.1

Haris Rauf to Azmatullah Omarzai, 1 run

Short, outside off. It is cut to deep point for a single.

End of over 158 runs
AFG: 47/5CRR: 3.13RRR: 4.42
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14.6

Usama Mir to Azmatullah Omarzai, 1 run

Azmatullah Omarzai knocks this full ball down to long off for a single.

4
14.5

Usama Mir to Azmatullah Omarzai, 4 runs

FOUR! Azmatullah Omarzai picks up his second boundary in no time. Short ball, on middle and leg. Azmatullah Omarzai pulls it behind square on the leg side for a boundary.

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14.4

Usama Mir to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run

Another single now as Nabi pushes this full ball down to long off.

1
14.3

Usama Mir to Azmatullah Omarzai, 1 run

Flighted and full, on off. Azmatullah Omarzai drives it through covers for a single.

0
14.2

Usama Mir to Azmatullah Omarzai, no run

Azmatullah Omarzai prods and defends this full ball watchfully.

1
14.1

Usama Mir to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run

A full toss, outside off. Nabi slashes it to sweeper cover for a single.

End of over 146 runs
AFG: 39/5CRR: 2.79RRR: 4.52
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13.6

Haris Rauf to Azmatullah Omarzai, 4 runs

FOUR! Azmatullah Omarzai gets off the mark with a boundary. It is overpitched, wide of off. Azmatullah Omarzai leans in and creams it through covers for a boundary.

0
13.5

Haris Rauf to Azmatullah Omarzai, no run

Azmatullah Omarzai tries to defend this length ball from inside the crease. The ball goes to the right of the man at second slip and he dives to that side to make a stop.

0
13.4

Haris Rauf to Azmatullah Omarzai, no run

Good length, outside off. Omarzai swings blindly and misses it completely.

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13.3

Haris Rauf to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Haris Rauf with a ripper. It is a length ball, around off. The ball hits the deck and jags away just a bit to get a faint edge here as Rahmanullah Gurbaz tries to defend it out on his front foot. Mohammad Rizwan gathers the ball safely and makes a loud appeal, the team-mates join in as well. The umpire thinks about it for a while before raising his finger here. Azmatullah Omarzai is the new batter in.

0
13.2

Haris Rauf to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

A sharp bumper, around off. Gurbaz sways away from the line of the delivery.

2
13.1

Haris Rauf to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 2 runs

Haris Rauf goes full, slides it down leg. Gurbaz steps out of the crease, creates the angle and flicks it to deep square leg for two runs.

End of over 134 runs
AFG: 33/4CRR: 2.54RRR: 4.56
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12.6

Usama Mir to Mohammad Nabi, no run

Quicker this time, short, on off. Nabi blocks it from inside the crease.

1
12.5

Usama Mir to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 1 run

Slower through the air, on off. Gurbaz works it in front of long off for a single.

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12.4

Usama Mir to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run

Floats it up, on middle, turns a bit. Nabi tucks it to square leg for a single.

1
12.3

Usama Mir to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 1 run

Pitched up, on off. Gurbaz knocks it down to long off for one.

0
12.2

Usama Mir to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

It is flighted, lands on leg and turns away sharply. Gurbaz blocks it from inside the crease.

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12.1

Usama Mir to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run

Nabi gets forward and pushes this full ball to mid off. They cross for one. There is still a long way to go for Afghanistan.

End of over 126 runs
AFG: 29/4CRR: 2.42RRR: 4.55
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11.6

Haris Rauf to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

This is full, outside off, shapes away a bit. Gurbaz tries to defend it out but gets beaten on the outside edge.

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11.5

Haris Rauf to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 2 runs

Good length, on the body. Gurbaz flicks it into mid-wicket. They take two runs.

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11.4

Haris Rauf to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Overpitched, on off. Gurbaz defends it out to safety.

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11.3

Haris Rauf to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run

A single this time as Nabi pushes this down the park.

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11.2

Haris Rauf to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 3 runs

Brilliant from Imam-ul-Haq. He saves a single here. It is short, wide outside off. Gurbaz hangs back and cuts it through the gap at covers. It comes off the cue-end. Imam-ul-Haq gives it a chase and pulls it back in time. The batters take three runs.

0
11.1

Haris Rauf to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Back of a length, on fifth stump. Rahmanullah Gurbaz lets it be.

End of over 112 runs
AFG: 23/4CRR: 2.09RRR: 4.58
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10.6

Naseem Shah to Mohammad Nabi, no run

A length ball, on off stump. Nabi gets it to mid on. Just two runs off the over then.

2
10.5

Naseem Shah to Mohammad Nabi, 2 runs

Good timing! It is pitched up, wide of off. Nabi leans in and creams it through covers for two runs.

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10.4

Naseem Shah to Mohammad Nabi, no run

Shorter, outside off that jags back in. Nabi tries to hook it away but misses. Naseem Shah is getting the ball to fly here.

0
10.3

Naseem Shah to Mohammad Nabi, no run

Back of a length, outside off. It climbs off the deck. Mohammad Nabi sways away from the line this time.

0
10.2

Naseem Shah to Mohammad Nabi, no run

Goes full this time, closer to the off stump. Nabi blocks it on his front foot.

0
10.1

Naseem Shah to Mohammad Nabi, no run

Naseem Shah serves it on a length, outside off. The ball stays low. Nabi looks to defend it but does so way inside the line of the delivery.

2:35 PM IST Powerplay 1 comes to an end! Pakistan are certainly on top here. Now, they can place 4 fielders outside the inner circle until the end of the 40th over.
End of over 100 run
AFG: 21/4CRR: 2.1RRR: 4.52
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9.6

Haris Rauf to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Yes, he can! Another maiden! Rauf keeps it full and outside off. Gurbaz has a feel this time, goes for the drive but misses it.

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9.5

Haris Rauf to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Five dots from Rauf! This is full and outside off. Gurbaz lets it go. Can he produce another maiden?

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9.4

Haris Rauf to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Four dots now! Short of a length, outside off, good pace from Rauf as Gurbaz pulls his bat out quickly.

0
9.3

Haris Rauf to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

A length ball, around the fourth stumps. Gurbaz blocks.

0
9.2

Haris Rauf to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Anoher dot! Outside off. Gurbaz happily leaves it alone.

0
9.1

Haris Rauf to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

A length ball, close to off. Gurbaz defends on the front foot to cover.

End of over 93 runs
AFG: 21/4CRR: 2.33RRR: 4.41
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8.6

Naseem Shah to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 1 run

SHARP SINGLE! Good running. Full and on middle. Gurbaz drops it in front of mid on and hurls across to keep the strike.

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8.5

Naseem Shah to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

On a length and on middle, this is blocked.

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8.4

Naseem Shah to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Gurbaz is given out LBW but he reviews it. It was angled on the pads. No bat there clearly. Ball Tracking shows it bounces over the stumps. Excellent review from Gurbaz! A length ball, angling on middle and leg. Gurbaz strides forward to defend but gets beaten on the inside edge. The review saves Gurbaz though.

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8.3

Naseem Shah to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 2 runs

Outside off, this is guided through covers for a couple of runs. Runs after 8 deliveries.

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8.2

Naseem Shah to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

JUST SHORT! A length ball, outside off, again angled in before it nips away. Gurbaz defends with soft hands but gets an outside edge in front of the man at second slip.

0
8.1

Naseem Shah to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

A length ball, outside off, jags away after angling in. Gurbaz looks to defend but is beaten on the outside edge.

End of over 80 run
AFG: 18/4CRR: 2.25RRR: 4.38
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7.6

Haris Rauf to Mohammad Nabi, no run

A maiden to start the spell! Pakistan are off to a brilliant start! A length ball, outside off. Nabi has a poke but misses.

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7.5

Haris Rauf to Mohammad Nabi, no run

Full and outside off, Nabi drives it to mid off this time.

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7.4

Haris Rauf to Mohammad Nabi, no run

Length ball on off, jags back in. Nabi safely fends it away.

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7.3

Haris Rauf to Mohammad Nabi, no run

This is full and on off, Nabi drives it to mid on.

0
7.2

Haris Rauf to Mohammad Nabi, no run

On a length and outside off, swings in. Nabi shoulders arms to it. 147 clicks from Rauf.

2:19 PM IST Who comes out to bat now? It is Mohammad Nabi.
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7.1

Haris Rauf to Ikram Alikhil, no run

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Haris Rauf strikes on his very first ball. Another one goes for Afghanistan. Short of a length and slanting on middle from around the wicket. Alikhil is squared up as he looks to play. It takes the inside edge and goes to the right of the keeper, Mohammad Rizwan who dives and completes it safely.

End of over 78 runs
AFG: 18/3CRR: 2.57RRR: 4.27
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6.6

Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 2 runs

A juicy full toss, outside off. this is driven through point, beats the fielder and gets two runs.

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6.5

Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

A length ball, outside off. Gurbaz was late to pull his bat out and toe ends his shot to backward point. Superb from Afridi till now.

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6.4

Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Hard-length ball on middle, this is blocked out.

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6.4

Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 1 run

Wide! Length ball, straight down leg. Gurbaz misses his clip and a wide is called.

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6.3

Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

On a length and on middle, this is clipped to mid-wicket.

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6.2

Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

On middle, this is driven to cover.

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6.1

Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

A bumper again. This time the keeper takes it.

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6.1

Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 5 runs

FIVE RUNS! That goes over everyone. Drops it short and on middle, Gurbaz sits. The keeper leaps but to no avail. It races behind to the fence.

End of over 62 runs
AFG: 10/3CRR: 1.67RRR: 4.36
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5.6

Naseem Shah to Ikram Alikhil, no run

This is on top of off. Alikhil stays back and defends it out.

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5.5

Naseem Shah to Ikram Alikhil, no run

Sliding down leg. Alikhil misses his pull and it goes off the pads to the keeper.

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5.4

Naseem Shah to Ikram Alikhil, no run

A good length ball on off. Alikhil defends.

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5.3

Naseem Shah to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 1 run

Length ball on off. Gurbaz splices his shot to third man for a single.

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5.2

Naseem Shah to Ikram Alikhil, 1 run

Leg bye! Length and on leg, Alikhil misses his clip. It rolls off the pads to cover for one.

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5.1

Naseem Shah to Ikram Alikhil, no run

On a length and outside off. Alikhil miscues his punch back to the slip cordon.

End of over 50 run
AFG: 8/3CRR: 1.6RRR: 4.31
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4.6

Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

On middle, this is nudged to mid-wicket.

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4.5

Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

A bouncer, around leg, Gurbaz evades it well.

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4.4

Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Goes for his favorite yorker delivery on middle, Gurbaz blocks.

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4.3

Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Test match delivery! Angles it across a length ball, around the fifth stump line. Gurbaz looks to defend but is beaten there.

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4.2

Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Full and on off, this is pushed to cover.

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4.1

Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Short in length and on middle, Gurbaz hops and blocks.

End of over 45 runs
AFG: 8/3CRR: 2RRR: 4.21
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3.6

Naseem Shah to Ikram Alikhil, no run

On a length and on off, defended.

0
3.5

Naseem Shah to Ikram Alikhil, no run

HUGE CHANCE! How has Fakhar Zaman not hit the stumps here? Length and on off. Alikhil taps it in front of covers and wants a brave single. He runs and is along with Gurbaz at the other end. Gurbaz pulls out very late and Alikhil makes his way back. However, the fielder underarms but fails to hit the target. The run out is still taken upstairs. Mohammad Rizwan meanwhile flies and tries to palm the ball on the stumps. The replay shows it was very close but Mohammad Rizwan didn't gather the ball lately. Drama all over.

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3.4

Naseem Shah to Ikram Alikhil, 4 runs

FOUR! IN THE GAP! A bit of pressure released! Pitched, outside off, Alikhil drives it through covers and it races to the fence.

1:55 PM IST Ikram Alikhil is the new batter in.
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3.3

Naseem Shah to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run

OUT! GONE! Shadab Khan has pulled off an absolute screamer! Wow! Just wow! Take a bow, Khan! Naseem Shah bowls it short and well-directed on the middle. Shahidi who could have evaded it goes for the pull and mistimes it to mid-wicket. Shadab Khan there leaps, gets his right hand up and he almost spills it out but Khan somehow manages to grab it on his second-attempt. Even holds it while bumping on the ground. Afghanistan in tatters already.

0
3.2

Naseem Shah to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run

This is very full and outside off. Shahidi punches it square on the off side.

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3.1

Naseem Shah to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 1 run

On a length and outside off, Gurbaz dabs it to third man for a single.

End of over 31 run
AFG: 3/2CRR: 1RRR: 4.23
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2.6

Shaheen Afridi to Hashmatullah Shahidi, no run

DOT BALL! On a length and around off. Hashmatullah Shahidi taps it to point.

1:50 PM IST The skipper, Hashmatullah Shahidi comes out at the crease now. He was exceptional with his bowling changes earlier, and now it is certainly time for a captain's knock. He walks out to face the Hat-Trick delivery as well.
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2.5

Shaheen Afridi to Rahmat Shah, no run

OUT! GONE! Another soft dismissal. What have you done Shah? He will be kicking himself right now. A low full toss on middle and leg. Shah flicks but straight in the hands of Agha Salman at mid-wicket who takes it to his right. Afghanistan putting themselves under pressure here. Shaheen Afridi is on a Hat-trick.

1:48 PM IST Who comes out to bat now? It is Rahmat Shah who walks out at number 3.
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2.4

Shaheen Afridi to Ibrahim Zadran, no run

OUT! TAKEN! A nothing shot really from Ibrahim Zadran and he has to go. Shaheen Afridi bowls it short and on leg. Zadran tries to pull but is hurried and gets a thick top edge which just lobs over and lands in the hands of Salman at square leg. A sitter for him. Afridi gets the first breakthrough.

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2.3

Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 1 run

Leg bye! Shaheen Afridi goes full and on the pads. Gurbaz misses his clip and it rolls away for a leg bye.

0
2.2

Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Short of a length and on middle, Gurbaz hops and blocks it out.

0
2.1

Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Sharp away swing. This one lands outside off and jags away. Gurbaz has nothing to do with it.

End of over 21 run
AFG: 2/0CRR: 1RRR: 4.16
Ball
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0
1.6

Naseem Shah to Ibrahim Zadran, no run

On a length and on middle, Zadran flicks it to mid-wicket.

0
1.5

Naseem Shah to Ibrahim Zadran, no run

Short in length and outside off. Ibrahim Zadran slashes his blade and misses.

0
1.4

Naseem Shah to Ibrahim Zadran, no run

Length, around off, pushed out.

0
1.3

Naseem Shah to Ibrahim Zadran, no run

Good length, outside off, swinging away. Zadran tries to go after it but misses.

1
1.2

Naseem Shah to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 1 run

On middle, this is hit to  fine leg for a single. Rahmanullah Gurbaz is off the mark.

0
1.1

Naseem Shah to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

A length ball, outside off, the batter leaves it alone.

1:42 PM IST Naseem Shah to bowl from the other end.
End of over 11 run
AFG: 1/0CRR: 1RRR: 4.10
Ball
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0
0.6

Shaheen Afridi to Ibrahim Zadran, no run

On a length and on middle, the batter again makes a solid block.

1
0.5

Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 1 run

Goes full and on middle, shapes in, it is flicked behind square leg for a single.

0
0.4

Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

A yorker, right on the middle, the batter blocks it out.

0
0.3

Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

On a length and on off, this is defended out.

0
0.2

Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Full again, around off and nips back in. this is hit to square leg.

0
0.1

Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

This is full and on middle, swinging in, it is flicked to mid-wicket.

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Match Details

Venue
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota
Toss
Pakistan, elected to bat
Series
Afghanistan and Pakistan in Sri Lanka, 3 ODI Series, 2023
Series Period
22 Aug 2023 - 26 Aug 2023
Match Day
22 Aug 2023 - (20 - over match)
Umpires
Ahmed Shah Durrani (AFG), Nitin Menon (IND) and Sharfuddoula (BAN)
Match Referee
Ranjan Madugalle (SL)
Streaming Platform
FanCode
Broadcasting Platform
Eurosport