T20 World Cup: Pakistan beat Afghanistan by 5 wickets

T20 World Cup: Pakistan beat Afghanistan by 5 wickets
Pakistan's Shaheen Afridi celebrates the wicket of Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad during the ICC mens Twenty20 World Cup cricket match between Pakistan and Afghanistan, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on Friday.ANI

Dubai, Oct 29: Pakistan beat Afghanistan by five wickets in their Group 2 Super 12 match of the ICC T20 World Cup here on Friday.

Opting to bat, Afghanistan were reduced to 64-5 in 9.1 overs but GulbadinNaib (35 not out) and skipper Mohammad Nabi (35 not out) shared 71 runs to take Afghanistan to a competitive 147 for 6.

Chasing the total, Babar Azam scored 51, while Asif Ali blasted four sixes in the 19th over as Pakistan romped home, scoring 148 for 5 in 19 overs.

Afghanistan spin trio of Rashid Khan (2/26), Nabi (1/36) and Mujeeb Ur Rahman (1/14) were among wickets.

For Pakistan, ImadWasim (2/25), ShaheedAfridi (1/22), HarisRauf (1/37), Hasan Ali (1/38) and Shadab Khan (1/22) were the wicket-takers.

Brief Scores:

Afghanistan:147 for six in 20 overs (M Nabi 35, G Naib 35, ImadWasim 2/25).

Pakistan: 148 for 5 in 19 overs (Babar Azam 51; Rashid Khan 2/25).

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