Right-arm bowler Naseem Shah of Pakistan assisted his team in chasing the 130-run mark against Afghanistan by hitting two huge sixes in the final over. The Men in Green’s victory allowed them to go to the 2022 Asia Cup final.
When Pakistan was down nine wickets and needed an additional 11 runs in the final over, Mohammad Hasnain joined Naseem Shah at the crease. Before Naseem struck two consecutive sixes to lead Pakistan to a one-wicket victory, the pace pair traded bats.
The bat that Naseem used to smash sixes against Afghanistan’s left-arm pacer will be auctioned off, and Naseem will contribute half of the proceeds to flood relief efforts.
For the first time in eight years, The Men in Green will compete in the Asia Cup 2022 championship game. The last time these two teams met was in the 2014 Asia Cup final at Mirpur, which Sri Lanka won by a margin of five wickets.
Despite having injury issues prior to the Asian competition, the Babar Azam-led team excelled in the competition. The competition’s top run scorer is Mohammad Rizwan, and its top wicket-taker is Mohmmad Nawaz.
The Men in Green and Sri Lanka will square off in the final Super 4s stage encounter today at 7:00 p.m. Both teams have already qualified for the Asia Cup final, so they will also play in that game.