Pakistan beat Afghanistan in a thriller to reach Asia Cup final

Needing 11 off the last over from Fazalhaq Farooqi Naseem hit two successive sixes off the first two balls to bring in the victory; Green-shirts will face Sri Lanka in the final on Sunday

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Asia Cup T20
Match: Pakistan v Afghanistan
Result: Pakistan won by one wicket with four balls to spare
AFGHANISTAN INNINGS (20 overs maximum)
BATTING R B M 4s 6s SR
Hazratullah Zazai  b Mohammad Hasnain 21 17 26 4 0 123.52
Rahmanullah Gurbaz † b Haris Rauf 17 11 21 0 2 154.54
Ibrahim Zadran  c †Mohammad Rizwan b Haris Rauf 35 37 54 2 1 94.59
Karim Janat  c Fakhar Zaman b Mohammad Nawaz 15 19 24 1 0 78.94
Najibullah Zadran  c Fakhar Zaman b Shadab Khan 10 11 11 0 1 90.90
Mohammad Nabi (c) b Naseem Shah 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
Azmatullah Omarzai  not out 10 10 28 1 0 100.00
Rashid Khan  not out 18 15 18 2 1 120.00
Extras (nb 1, w 2) 3
TOTAL 20 Ov (RR: 6.45) 129/6
Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 3.5 ov), 2-43 (Hazratullah Zazai, 4.5 ov), 3-78 (Karim Janat, 11.2 ov), 4-91 (Najibullah Zadran, 13.6 ov), 5-91 (Mohammad Nabi, 14.1 ov), 6-104 (Ibrahim Zadran, 16.3 ov)
BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
Naseem Shah 4 0 19 1 4.75 13 2 0 0 0
Mohammad Hasnain 4 0 34 1 8.50 10 2 2 2 1
Haris Rauf 4 0 26 2 6.50 15 4 1 0 0
Mohammad Nawaz 4 0 23 1 5.75 7 2 0 0 0
Shadab Khan 4 0 27 1 6.75 9 0 2 0 0
PAKISTAN INNINGS (Target: 130 runs from 20 overs)
BATTING R B M 4s 6s SR
Mohammad Rizwan † lbw b Rashid Khan 20 26 41 1 1 76.92
Babar Azam (c) lbw b Fazalhaq Farooqi 0 1 4 0 0 0.00
Fakhar Zaman  run out (Najibullah Zadran) 5 9 15 1 0 55.55
Iftikhar Ahmed  c Ibrahim Zadran b Fareed Ahmad 30 33 54 2 0 90.90
Shadab Khan  c Azmatullah Omarzai b Rashid Khan 36 26 40 1 3 138.46
Mohammad Nawaz  lbw b Fazalhaq Farooqi 4 5 16 1 0 80.00
Asif Ali  c Karim Janat b Fareed Ahmad 16 8 18 0 2 200.00
Khushdil Shah  b Fazalhaq Farooqi 1 3 6 0 0 33.33
Haris Rauf  b Fareed Ahmad 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
Naseem Shah  not out 14 4 9 0 2 350.00
Mohammad Hasnain  not out 0 0 4 0 0
Extras (lb 4, w 1) 5
TOTAL 19.2 Ov (RR: 6.77) 131/9
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Babar Azam, 0.2 ov), 2-18 (Fakhar Zaman, 3.1 ov), 3-45 (Mohammad Rizwan, 8.4 ov), 4-87 (Iftikhar Ahmed, 15.3 ov), 5-97 (Shadab Khan, 16.2 ov), 6-105 (Mohammad Nawaz, 17.1 ov), 7-109 (Khushdil Shah, 17.6 ov), 8-110 (Haris Rauf, 18.2 ov), 9-118 (Asif Ali, 18.5 ov)
BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
Fazalhaq Farooqi 3.2 0 31 3 9.30 10 2 3 0 0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 4 0 12 0 3.00 17 0 1 0 0
Fareed Ahmad 4 0 31 3 7.75 10 3 1 1 0
Rashid Khan 4 0 25 2 6.25 10 0 2 0 0
Mohammad Nabi 3 0 22 0 7.33 6 1 1 0 0
Azmatullah Omarzai 1 0 6 0 6.00 1 0 0 0 0

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