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T20 World Cup 2021, AFG vs NAM: Asghar Afghan and Nabi help Afghanistan reach 160

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T20 World Cup is in the super 12 stage and Afghanistan is up against Namibia in the first half of the double header contest.

The match is also special from the Afghanistan point of view because this will be the last match of their former skipper Asghar Afghan and winning this is crucial for them to stay alive in the tournament.

Asghar Afghan received the guard of honor from the Namibia’s squad as he walked down the ground in Afghanistan jersey one last time.

Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat first and they batting first managed to score 160 runs at the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs.

Match Summary

Afghanistan won the toss and invited Namibia to bowl first. Zazai and Shahzad came to open the innings for Afghanistan.

Both openers gave their team a really good and needed start. They did a 53 runs opening partnership before Zazai’s departure in the seventh over.

credit: Afghanistan Cricket/twitter

Zazai got out after scoring 33 runs of 27 balls on JJ Smit’s delivery.

Gurbaz joined Shahzad in the middle but got out in 10th over after scoring just 4 runs in 8 balls.

Mohammad Shahzad got out in the 13th over after playing a crucial knock of 45 runs of 33 balls.

Afghanistan lost three wickets in quick successions. Now Asghar Afghan entered the ground with Namibian team giving the guard of honor to the former Afghanistan skipper.

Asghar Afghan hold the record for the biggest t20 winning streak as a captain surpassing MS Dhoni.

Asghar Afghan and Mohammad Nabi progressed the scoreboard and helped their side reach the score of 160.

credit: Cricbuzz/twitter

Afghanistan lost their final wicket in form of Asghar Afghan in the 19th over. He got out after scoring 31 runs of 23 balls in his final innings for the Afghanistan team.

Mohammad Nabi returned after scoring an unbeaten 32 runs of 17 balls and helped their team finish on 160 runs.

Afghanistan would be looking forward to win this match in honor of their former Captain Asghar Afghan.

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Multi-media Journalist, Nikhil works as a Sub-Editor at The Vocal News. A sports enthusiast, who loves to follow and write about sports - Cricket, Football, Tennis, WWE, and many others. He is also a Movie cum Sports enthusiast and enjoys music. He has done Graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication from Chaudhary Charan Singh University.

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