T20 World Cup 2021: Asif Ali’s scintillating ‘Sixes’ secured another victory over Afghanistan

Asif Ali

Pakistan on Friday defeated Afghanistan by five wickets in the ICC T20 World Cup group match played in Dubai, United Arab Emirate. Asif Ali emerged as the hero for Pakistan for the second straight game of T20 World Cup 2021 on Friday as he hit four sixes in the penultimate over of a successful run chase against Afghanistan.




With this, Pakistan completed hat-trick of wins in the ongoing T20 World Cup and they are at the top of the points table in Group 2.

Afghanistan

 

Skipper Babar Azam anchored Pakistan’s innings with a 47-ball 51 but his dismissal – bowled by spinner Rashid Khan – turned the game on its head in the 17th over with Pakistan needing 26 off the last three overs.

 

Afghanistan scored a fighting 147-6 in their 20 overs with Gulbadin Naib and skipper Mohammad Nabi scoring 35 each.

The entire world showered praise on social media to celebrate Asif Ali’s power packed act.






Primie Minister Imran khan took to twitter to congratulate the team

 


Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ramiz Raja

 

 


Federal Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari  wrote

 

 


Left-arm fast-bowler Wahab Riaz  was super excited and said

 

 

Pakistani batsmen Ahmed Shahzad praised the green team

 

Former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar wrote

 


England all-rounder Ben Stokes tweeted

 


Cricketer Fawad Alam congratulated

 


Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood said

 

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