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PublishDate: Saturday, October 30, 2021 09:36

Asif Ali powers Pakistan to 3rd successive win in World Cup

Pakistan took on Afghanistan in a Group 2 Super 12s game in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday night and went on to win by 5 wickets.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_In a thrilling match, Pakistan were cruising in a chase of 148 until captain Babar Azam was bowled by Rashid Khan for 51.

however emerged as the hero for Pakistan for the second straight game of T20 2021 as he hit four sixes in the penultimate over.

Earlier, Afghanistan captain Mohammad and all-rounder Gulbadin Naib lifted Afghanistan to a fighting 147-6.

Nabi and Naib added 54 runs in the last five overs to give their team a fighting total.

Afghanistan fell to its first loss of the tournament after opening with a win over Scotland, narrowly failing to secure what would have been the biggest victory in its cricketing history

Despite not beating , Afghanistan’s star player Rashid Khan made history during the match when he got his 100th wicket of his T20I career.

This milestone came in 53 matches, making him the fastest man to get there, ahead of Lasith Malinga, who took 76 matches for the feat.

Rashid is only the fourth bowler to get 100 wickets in men’s T20Is.

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