How Twitter reacted to Pakistan's win against Afghanistan

Tabitha Dunn
September 22, 2018

Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player's match fee, and one or two demerit points. Pakistan sauntered to a win over Hong Kong in their first match, rapidly scoring 120 runs from 23.4 overs to beat the minnows, who managed to put together 116 runs after batting first.

Pakistan got themselves prepared for the India challenge on Sunday with a nervy three-wicket win over Afghanistan in a nail-biting Super Four contest of the Asia Cup at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here on Friday.

Both matches will begin at 4:30 pm as per Pakistan Standard Time (PST). In the league stage, Afghanistan played an wonderful game to knock out Sri Lanka. Youngster Shaheen Afridi makes his ODI debut and will replace Mohammed Amir.

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Brief Scores: Afghanistan 257/6 (Hashmatullah Shahidi 97 not out, Asghar Afghan 67; Mohammad Nawaz 3/57) lose to Pakistan 258/7 (Imam-ul-Haq 80, Babar Azam 66, Shoaib Malik 51 not out; Rashid Khan 3/46) by 3 wickets. Bowlers, forgetting the last disastrous match against India, should look ahead and give their best. It is worth noting here that so far all matches of Asia Cup 2018 have been one-sided, including of Afghanistan's.

Alam went down on his haunches with despair as soon as his side lost and realising this Malik went over to him and consoled him - a gesture seen by many as a sign of great sportsman spirit despite the teams sharing some heated moments throughout the match. Haris Sohail, Mohammad Nawaz and Shaheen Afridi were included in the team.

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