Bristol: After the recent disappointing series against England, Pakistan also started the Mission World Cup in a desperate manner, with a relatively short rival Afghanistan in the first warm-up match, beat Afghanistan by 3 wickets.
Afghanistan Beat Pakistan By Three Wickets in World Cup Warm-up Match
In the first warm-up match against Afghanistan, green shirts targeted 263 for the wicket of Afghanistan, which Afghanistan completed at a loss of 7 wickets.
The regular start of the World Cup 2019 will be from May 30, but before all the teams are playing their own warm-up matches.
In an innings played in the county of Bristol County, Pakistan started an innings by Imam ul Haq and Fakhar Zaman but Imam ul Haq scored 32 runs on the overall score of 47.
Fakhar Zaman also made 19 runs, Mohammad Nabi became the victim, while Harris Sohail was also bowled in the same over. Mohammad Hafeez could make 12 runs.
For the fifth wicket, the main contribution of 103 runs between Bobar Azam and Shoaib Malik scored 44 runs, but Shoaib Malik lost courage on an individual score of 44.
Babar Azam top-scored with a 108-balls 112 runs as Pakistan Set a 263-Runs Target for Afghanistan in their World Cup warm-up match at Bristol county ground.
The national team captain Sarfraz Ahmed scored 13 runs while stumping out at Stadium. Imad Wasim scored 18 and Hassan Ali scored 6 runs.
By the time, Mohammad Nabi performed nip-tally bowling while out of 46 runs out of three, Rashid Khan and Dawlat Zadran scored two players.
In response, Afghanistan’s team achieved a loss of 7 wickets in a target of 49.4 overs. From Afghanistan, Hazratullah 49 and Hashmatullah Shahidi made 74 runs unbeaten.
Green shirts will play their second warm-up match against Bangladesh on May 26.
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