SHARJAH: Stand-in skipper Shadab Khan gave an allround efficiency to information Pakistan to a comfort 66-run win within the third and closing Twenty20 worldwide in Sharjah on Monday however Afghanistan take the sequence 2-1.
Having misplaced the primary two match by six and 7 wickets respectively, Pakistan’s new-look facet posted a robust 182-7 in 20 overs earlier than proscribing Afghanistan to 116 in 18.4 overs.
Opener Saim Ayub led an improved batting present as Pakistan scored 182-7 after their below-par 92-9 and 130-6 within the first two matches.
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Shadab then grew to become the primary Pakistani and seventh bowler general to finish 100 T20I wickets in his 87th match, claiming 3-13.
Afghanistan have been by no means in hunt for the stiff goal as fiery pacer Ihsanullah dismissed Rahmanullah Gurbaz (18) and Karim Janat (nought) earlier than his sharp bouncer left Najibullah Zadran’s chin bleeding.
Najibullah was steady however couldn’t resume his innings. Azmatullah Omarzai, concussion substitute for Najibullah, top-scored with 20-ball 21, hitting a six and two boundaries.
Ihsanullah completed with 3-29.
Mohammad Nabi was run out for 17, Rashid Khan made 16 and Usman Ghani scored 15 earlier than turning into Shadab’s one hundredth T20I wicket.
New Zealand’s pacer Tim Southee leads the T20I wicket takers with 134 adopted by Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan (131), Afghanistan’s Rashid (129), New Zealand’s Ish Sodhi (114), Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga (107) and Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rahman (100).
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Regardless of the sequence defeat, Pakistan can take coronary heart from the truth that they checked their bench energy, having rested common skipper Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf.
Earlier, Ayub hit a stable 40-ball 49 with two sixes and 4 boundaries whereas Iftikhar Ahmed scored 31 from 25 balls with two sixes.
Shadab, who made 28, and Abdullah Shafique (23) have been the opposite most important run getters.
For Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman was the choose of the bowlers with 2-28.
Afghanistan received the primary match by six wickets and the second by seven, additionally in Sharjah.
The sequence was organized in substitute for 3 ODI matches which Afghanistan have been slated to play towards Australia this month within the United Arab Emirates.
However Cricket Australia deserted the sequence in protest of Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban placing a ban on girls’s training and cricket of their nation.