Afghanistan stun Pakistan in warm-up
In the Warm-up Match Chasing a modest 263 for victory, Afghanistan’s opening batsmen Mohammad Shahzad and Hazratullah Zazai got them off to a blistering start before Shahidi took charge to help them cross the finish line in the final over.
Hashmatullah Shahidi soaked in the pressure, never really panicking, not even when Wahab was breathing fire. Afghanistan were always going to throw up some surprises simply because of the talent in that squad. But they’ve shown here that they have the mettle too. The guts to see off a tense situation. The gumption to play percentage cricket and not make a mistake in the face of a quality attack and a rising required rate.
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AFGHANISTAN: Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib (capt), Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ali Zadran, Samiullah Shenwari, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan
PAKISTAN: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed (capt & wk), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Haris Sohail, Asif Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain
Venue: County Ground, Bristol
Series: World Cup 2019 Warm-up Matches
Players per side: 15(11 batting, 11 fielding)
Toss: Pakistan , elected to bat first
Match days: 24 May 2019
Umpires: Rod Tucker, Michael Gough
TV Umpires: Ian Gould
Reserve Umpire: Aleem Dar
Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle