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Afghanistan historic series win, AFG vs PAK: Afghanistan cricket team players etched their names into the record books after their clinical and comprehensive performance over Pakistan in T20Is.
The Afghans locked horns with the Pakistan cricket team in the T20I series. As it turned out, they went on to beat Pakistan by six wickets in the first T20I at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.
Rightly so, they drew the first blood in the three-match T20I series. The Afghans went on to use the same winning template and reaped rewards in the second T20I as well.
Afghanistan cricket team got the better of the Pakistan cricket team by seven wickets at the same venue. With this win, the Afghanistan cricket team secured a historic T20I series win over Pakistan.
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The Green Shirts were completely taken aback by Afghanistan’s performances in the T20I series. Pakistan’s players underestimated the opposition and it backfired them.
Afghanistan cricket team took to their official Twitter handle and then posted a video clip of the final moments. The Afghanistan cricket team aced the run-chase by holding their nerves.
“What a momentous occasion for Afghanistan cricket! 🙌😍 AfghanAtalan have created history by securing their first-ever T20I series win over traditional rivals Pakistan. It’s a triumph of grit, courage, and teamwork.”
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Batting first, the Pakistan cricket team posted 130 for the loss of six wickets in their allotted quota of 20 overs. In reply, Afghanistan chased down the target in 19.5 overs with a ball to spare.
The Afghans won the game by seven wickets and won the series by 2-0, with one more game to go. The third and final T20I will be played on March 27 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.
Afghanistan skipper, Rashid Khan said, “Great honour and pleasure to lead this wonderful team. Great effort with the ball, and then we took it deep and finished it off. This wicket is always a 150-160 wicket. But the Pakistan-Afghanistan game is a pressure game and that makes it 125-130,” he added.
“130 was a good total, but we tried our best to take it deep and finish it. The strategy was to go there and make sure you take responsibility. Take it deep and try to finish it. We have players to finish it like Nabi and Najib. The main thing was to have wickets in hand,” he said.
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