Sports Diary: On Friday Afghanistan beat Pakistan in first One Day International (ODI) warm up match of cricket world cup 2019. As per different experts opinions it seems that A group of devil players want to fail Sarfraz Ahmed captaincy and after cricket world cup 2019 Imam-ul-Haq will be next captain of Pakistan Cricket Team.
Anyway; batting first, Pakistan was off to a depressed start. At one stage, green-shirts were struggling at 65-3. But a 107 runs partnership between Shoaib Malik and Babar Azam saved the day for Pakistan. Apart from Imam-ul-Haq’s 32 off 35 balls and Shoaib Malik’s 59-ball 44, no other Pakistani batsman managed to impress much with the willow.
From Afghanistan Mohammad Nabi claimed three wickets whereas Dawlat Zadran and Rashid Khan removed two players individually. Chasing a modest target, Afghanistan was off to a brisk start from the beginning.
Left-arm opener Zazai hit Pakistani bowlers all-over the ground. He missed his century by one run. After his departure, Shahidi took over the reins and kept score-board ticking. He made 74 runs and remained unbeaten.
In the end, Afghanistan beat Pakistan by three wickets with 2 balls to spare. In the other Cricket World Cup 2019 warm-up match, South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 87 runs in Cardiff.