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asian games: Afghanistan defeated Pakistan in the semi-finals of Asian Games. Afghanistan defeated Pakistan by 4 wickets at ZJUT Cricket Ground in Hangzhou, China. Now they will face India in the final.

In the semi-finals, Afghanistan won the toss and invited Pakistan to bat first. Batting first, Pakistan team was limited to 115 runs. For Pakistan, opener Omar Yusuf scored 24 runs in 19 balls with the help of 2 fours and 1 six. Make.

Rohali Nazir, Arafat Minhas and Aamer Jamal were the only other players to reach double figures for Pakistan, scoring 10,13 and 14 respectively. Farid Ahmed was the best bowler for Afghanistan, taking 3 wickets for 15 runs in three overs. Zaheer Khan and Mohammad Kaif also took two wickets each.

Afghanistan had a bad start in the semi-finals of the Asian Games

Afghanistan also had a poor start while chasing the target. Pakistan started well by taking three wickets in the first five overs. Sediqullah Atal, Mohammad Shahzad and Shahidullah were out early. However, a good partnership between Noor Ali and Afsar Zazai turned the match. Ali scored 39 runs in 33 balls with the help of four fours and two sixes before being dismissed by Sufiyan Muqeem in the 12th over.

captain played captain’s innings

Zazai sent Ali back to the pavilion in the very next over. As soon as Karim Janat was out, the match turned in Pakistan’s favor. Afghanistan lost 6 wickets in 84 runs. Captain Gulbadin Naib foiled Pakistan’s plan. Naib scored 26 runs in 19 balls with the help of one four and 3 sixes, while making an unbeaten 32-run partnership with Sharafuddin Ashraf to help his team win with four wickets and 13 balls to spare.

The final will be played on 7 October

After defeating Bangladesh by 9 wickets in the semi-finals on Friday, India will now face Afghanistan in the final of the 2023 Asian Games. The final will be played on Saturday, October 7 at the ZJUT Cricket Ground in Hangzhou.