What Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed said about Afghanistan Cricket team?
ISLAMABAD - Pakistani captain Sarfraz Ahmed has praised Afghanistan side and admitted his side had been “shaken” on their way to a nervy three-wicket last-over win in their Super Four match of the Asia Cup.
Shoaib Malik’s experience told as he completed the chase of 258 in 49.3 overs on Friday his unbeaten fifty off 43 balls adding to Imamul Haq’s 80 and Babar Azam’s 66 from earlier. Haq and Azam had put up a match-defining 154-run stand for the second wicket.
“We were shaken,” Ahmed said. “The way Imam, Babar and Shoaib played towards the end was fantastic, but to chase 250 in these conditions against the Afghanistan spinners who I think are the best in the world, you have to bat really well.”