Afghanistan and Pakistan faced each other in the 3rd T20I of the series at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bowl first.
Mohammad Haris and Saim Ayub came to bat, and Fazalhaq Farooqi opened the bowling attack. In the second over, Mohammad Haris got out on the first ball, Tayyab Tahir hit a four on the third ball, and Saim Ayub smashed a six on the last ball. In the 5th over, Tayyab Tahir got out on the first ball after scoring 10(9) on the first ball. In the 6th over, Shafique smashed two boundaries, and Pakistan reached 50 runs with a four. After 6 overs, Pakistan was at 52-2.
In the 8th over, Abdullah Shafique got out on the third ball after scoring 23(13). In the 10th over, Saim Ayub hit back-to-back two fours and smashed a six on the last ball. In the 12th over, Pakistan reached 100 runs with a double on the first ball. In the 14th over, Saim Ayub got out after scoring 49(40) and missed his half-century by 1 run. In the 15th over, Imad Wasim got out after scoring 13(7) on the fourth ball. After 15 overs, Pakistan was at 125-5.
In the 18th over, Shadab Khan took a single, and Pakistan reached 150 runs. In the 19th over, Iftikhar Ahmed got out after scoring 31(25) on the first ball. In the 20th over, Shadab Khan got out on the first ball after scoring 28(17). Mohammad Wasim Jr smashed a six on the second ball.
In 20 overs, Pakistan scored 182 runs with a loss of 7 wickets.
Chasing 183 runs, Sediqullah Atal and Rahmanullah Gurbaz came to bat, and Imad Wasim opened the bowling attack. In the 3rd over, Rahmanullah Gurbaz smashed back-to-back two boundaries. In the 5th over, Gurbaz got out after scoring 18(11) on the fourth ball. Sediqullah Atal got out on the fourth ball in the last over of the powerplay. After 6 overs, Afghanistan was at 37-2.
In the 7th over, Ibrahim Zadran got out after scoring 3(6) on the fourth ball. In the 9th over, Afghanistan reached 50 runs. In the 11th over, Nabi ran out after scoring 17(10) on the second ball. Karim Janat got out for a duck. In the 12th over, Usman Ghani got out after scoring 15(17) on the second ball. Mujeeb got out for a duck on the fourth ball. After 12 overs, Afghanistan was at 73-7.
In the 13th over, Rashid Khan hit two fours. In the 15th over, Fareed Ahmad hit a four on the second ball and got out after scoring 5(9) on the third ball. Rashid Khan smashed a six on the fifth ball. In the 16th over, Rashid Khan got out after scoring 16(14) on the second ball. Azmatullah hit a four, and Afghanistan reached 100 runs. In the 19th over, Azmatullah got out after scoring 21(20), and Afghanistan got all out at 116 runs and lost the match by 66 runs.
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