As the Men in Green suffered a defeat in the present T20I series against Afghanistan in Sharjah, Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Azam Khan came under fire.
Following Pakistan’s seven-wicket loss in the second T20I of the series on Sunday, internet users had little praise for Azam’s wicketkeeping.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, the winning team’s opener, led the team in scoring with 44 runs in 49 balls. Moreover, Ibrahim Zadran scored 38 runs in 40 balls.
However, Najibullah Zadran and Mohammad Nabi gave their side a boost at the conclusion of the innings to win.
Both hitters were unbeaten as Zadran scored 23 runs in 12 balls while Nabi scored 14 in 9 balls.
Ihsanullah and Zaman Khan each took one wicket for Pakistan.
Imad Wasim earlier struck his first T20I fifty as Pakistan, who had won the toss and elected to bat first, were held to 130-6 in their allotted 20 overs.
With the help of three fours and two sixes, Imad managed to score 64 runs in 57 balls without losing a wicket.
Shadab Khan, the team’s captain, made a significant 32 runs in 25 balls as well.
Imad and Shadab’s sixth-wicket partnership, which added 66 runs in 54 balls, enabled Pakistan to reach a respectable score.
Once again, Pakistan struggled to get going as pacer Fazalhaq Farooqi struck twice in the first over of the game to dismiss Saim Ayub (0) and Abdullah Shafique (0).
Shafique also made history by being the first T20I cricketer to record four consecutive ducks.
Naveen-ul-Haq, Rashid Khan, and Karim Janat each claimed one wicket in addition to Farooqi’s two wickets.
It should be mentioned that Afghanistan won the first T20I on Friday in Sharjah by a margin of six wickets.
On Monday, March 27, at the same location, the third and final T20I of the series will be played.