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Afghanistan’s winning streak in UAE comes to an end and much more

Before the game against Pakistan, Afghanistan had won 17 consecutive T20Is on UAE soil.

Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 30 October 2021 11:36 am

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.

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