Afghanistan register a historic win against Pakistan

AFG v PAK, 1st T20I

Hit For Six!

Mohammad Nabi and the Afghanistan bowlers' brilliant display helped the team beat Pakistan by 6 wickets in Sharjah.

It’s been over 11 years since the two teams first played each other and Rashid Khan’s side have finally managed to win their first international match against Pakistan.

It was a clinical performance by Afghanistan from start to finish as the hosts put on a great display despite losing the toss and being asked to bowl first.

Pakistan’s innings never picked up any momentum as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals thanks to some disciplined bowling by the hosts.

Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Nabi picked up two wickets each and gave away only 34 runs in the 11 overs between them.

Spin was dominant throughout the first innings as Rashid Khan joined the party and kept the scoring under control.

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Although the target did not seem too challenging, the Pakistan bowlers were not going down without a fight.

Afghanistan’s chase seemed to have been derailed as they looked in trouble at 45/4.

But the returning Nabi continued his excellence and showed his class, building an unbeaten partnership with Najibullah Zadran to guide Afghanistan home comfortably with more than two overs to spare.

Pakistan will hope to bounce back from this loss in the second T20I on March 27, while Afghanistan sit on the cusp of sealing a historic series win. 

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