Pakistan vs Afghanistan Highlights, World Cup 2019: Imad Wasim guides Pakistan through in a nail-biter

Afghanistan produced a spectacular show at Leeds, however, lastly failed to run away with a win as Pakistan held its nerves till the very end. Here are the highlights of the match
Pakistan vs Afghanistan Highlights, World Cup 2019: Imad Wasim guides Pakistan through in a nail-biterPakistan defeated Aghanistan in a thriller
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In what was one of the most exciting matches of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Pakistan pipped Afghanistan by 3 wickets in the last-over thriller on Saturday at Leeds. With this win, the Men in Green strengthened their chances of making it to the final four, which though still isn’t that easy.

 

Earlier, Afghanistan, after finding the luck with coin, decided to bat first. They though started off terribly, losing a couple of wickets within five overs. However, late cameos by Asgar Afghan and Najibullah Zadran who scored 42 runs each helped Afghanistan post a fighting total of 227 runs.

 

In reply, Pakistan also struggled in the beginning. Though some recovery by Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam somehow got them back into the game. However, the Men in Blue made a stunning comeback, reducing Men in Green to 156-6. The Gulbadin Naib-led side almost pulled off an upset before Imad Wasim become a roadblock. 

 

The all-rounder played a fabulous knock under-pressure alongside some brave stroke-making by Wahab Riaz to pilot Pakistan to a thrilling win. Match reached to last over with six needed. The Afghan captain failed to defend, awarding Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men two points. They now took a step up in points table, moving to fourth place with nine points from eight games.

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