The spirited Afghans chased down a difficult 283-run goal in scientific style for an eight-wicket win, which is their first ever towards Pakistan in ODIs.Earlier within the event, they’d additionally shocked defending champions England.
Their chase was arrange by a 130-run opening partnership between Rahmanullah Gurbaz (65) and Ibrahim Zadran (87), who was adjudged ‘Participant of the Match’.
After Gurbaz and Zadran had been dismissed, No. 3 Rahmat Shah (77*) and skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi (47*) ensured there have been no hiccups nearer to the end line. They added 96 runs to take the group to victory.
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The euphoric Afghanistan group did a lap of honour to acknowledge the help of the gang on the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
“I believe the sort of cricket they’re enjoying and with such confidence, they’re proper in saying that they don’t seem to be right here to win one sport and have come right here with the goal of qualifying for the knockout stage (semifinals). It is a good likelihood for them in the event that they proceed to play good cricket,” stated Misbah speaking on Pakistan information channel ‘A Sports activities’.
“They’ve now put worry within the thoughts of different groups with their X issue. The way in which Afghanistan beat England and now Pakistan, they’ve constructed the stress on groups who play them subsequent. They might undoubtedly need to capitalise on that, brimming with confidence,” Misbah added.
The win moved Afghanistan to No. 6 on the factors desk with two wins in 5 matches, whereas Pakistan stayed No. 5 with the identical outcomes and factors, forward on internet run fee.
Afghanistan now have a six-day break earlier than they tackle Sri Lanka on October 30, whereas Pakistan face South Africa on October 27.