Imad's unbeatable 64 runs push Pakistan to 130-runs total against Afghanistan
Shadab scored 32 runs
SHARJAH (Dunya News) – Pakistan on Sunday set a 131 runs target for Afghanistan in the second T20I in a three-match T20I series.
Imad Wasim’s unbeatable 64 runs and skipper Shadab Khan’s 32 runs pushed the lousy Pakistan side to a total of 130 runs in 20 overs. However, no other player could play a significant inning.
Afghanistan’s Fazal Haq Farooqi took two wickets while Naveen ul Haq, Karim Jannat, and Rashid Khan managed to take one wicket each.
Pakistan had won the toss and elected to bat first.
After their first ever defeat at the hands of Afghanistan, Pakistan are gearing up to exact revenge.
Pakistan were likely to make one change but the Shadab Khan-led team went without replacing Zaman Khan. However, the team management picked Muhammad Nawaz, replacing Faheem Ashraf, as the Sharjah pitch is conducive to spin.
"The series is for our youngsters. We tried to give them confidence. The pressure of international cricket usually take a toll on newcomers, but we have to encourage them. They have talent, and hopefully, they'll show it in the next game,” Shadab said after the first T20I on Friday.
“These players are talented and we are sure about that. We should not make someone a star after just one good performance or discard after one failure. We will back these players and give them opportunity to perform during the series,” he added.