Pakistan won their 3rd game in a row in the ongoing T20 WC 2021 after a terrific 5 wicket win against the Afghan side. Afghanistan opted to bat after winning the toss and posted a competitive total of 147/6 on board with the help of decent contributions from Mohammad Nabi and Gulbadin Naib in end overs. Pakistan started the chase strongly with 50-run partnership between Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman after the early loss of Rizwan. However, they kept losing wickets continuously in the middle-overs. When 24 runs were needed in the last 2 overs for Pakistan to win, Asif Ali smashed 4 sixes in the 19th over and sealed the game for Pakistan in style.
Numbers and Stats from Afg vs Pak game:
12 - Pakistan have won 12 T20I matches in 2021, which is joint-most in this year with South Africa team.
13 - Babar Azam has 13 fifty-plus scores in T20Is as captain.
Most fifty-plus scores as captain in T20Is:
Babar Azam - 13 (26 inns)
Virat Kohli - 13 (44 inns)
Kane Williamson - 11 (50 inns)
Aaron Finch - 11 (51 inns)
Eoin Morgan - 9 (60 inns)
71* - Mohammad Nabi and Gulbadin Naib had 71 run partnership for their 7th wicket.
Highest 7th wicket partnership in T20 World Cup:
Michael Hussey-Steven Smith : 74 vs Ban, 2010
Mohammad Nabi-Gulbadin Naib : 71* vs Pak, 2021
Angelo Mathews-Kumar Sangakkara : 68* vs Pak, 2009
George Bailey-Pat Cummins : 68 vs WI, 2012
Marlon Samuels-Carlos Brathwaite : 54* vs Eng, 2016
100 - Rashid Khan became fastest bowler to scalp 100 wickets in T20Is from just 53 innings.
Most wickets in T20Is :
Shakib Al Hasan - 117
Lasith Malinga - 107
Rashid Khan - 101
Tim Southee - 100
Shahid Afridi - 98
1000 - Babar Azam as captain completed 1000 runs in T20Is.
25 - Asif Ali in his knock of 25*(7) smashed 4 sixes.
Least score with atleast 4 sixes in an T20I inns
Asif Ali - 25* vs Afg, 2021
Virender Sehwag - 26 vs NZ, 2009
Glenn Maxwell - 27 vs Ind, 2013
Chris Jordan - 27* vs WI, 2014
Ranjung Dorji - 27 vs Nep, 2019
17 - Pakistan have broken Afghanistan's winning streak in T20Is at UAE. Before this game, Afghanistan had won 17 consecutive T20I matches on UAE soil.