Pakistan avoid whitewash in T20I series
News Desk || risingbd.com
Pakistan defeated Afghanistan by 66 runs in the 3rd T20I played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Monday night.
Afghanistan won the series by 2-1.
Earlier, Afghanistan won the toss and decided to field first against Pakistan. The last game of the three-match series started at 9:00pm.
Pakistan posted 182 runs on the board, thanks to brilliant innings by Saim Ayub. Captain Shadab Khan and Iftikhar Ahmed also contributed with the bat.
In reply, Afghanistan bowled out for 116 runs. Ihsanullah and Shadab Khan took three wickets each.
Underdog Afghanistan on Sunday clinched its first-ever series win against Pakistan by beating Shadab XI by seven wickets. Chasing an easy target of 131, Rashid Khan led Afghanistan to thump team green in a thriller.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz raked accolades with a beautiful knock of 44 runs in 49 balls for the winning side. Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran and Mohammad Nabi displayed A-game. For Men in Green, Zaman Khan, and Ihsanullah got one scalp each.
In the first half of the game, Imad Wasim slammed his maiden half-ton, helping team green to get at 130-6 in the second game. Skipper Shadab Khan joined him and the duo added 67 for the sixth wicket.
Earlier, Afghanistan bagged the first match by six wickets on Friday._Agencies