Umar Gul, Pakistan’s bowling coach, was pleased with his team’s bowling performance against Afghanistan in the first T20I in Sharjah.
Afghanistan won its first international cricket match against Pakistan by six wickets.
Pakistan’s youthful batting lineup crumbled, scoring just 92-9 in 20 overs. Pakistani bowlers showed some resistance as they took fast wickets to put pressure on Afghanistan. They finished the chase in 17.5 overs.
Today brought us some good news. Our bowlers performed admirably in defending a modest total. I’m pleased with how our bowlers performed. “They bowled on nice lines and lengths according to the plan,” the bowling coach stated after the game.
Ihsanullah took two wickets, with Imad Wasim and Naseem Shah each taking one.
Umar believes that the experience would benefit young players. “That was the first game for the young players.” They unquestionably learned from it. Circumstances here differed from those in Pakistan, where these players competed in the PSL 8. “I hope they learn from their mistakes and come back strong in the following games,” he said.
Afghanistan has defeated Pakistan in a historic victory. Afghanistan accomplished their goal of 93 runs in 17.5 overs, losing four wickets.
Mohammad Nabi, who concluded with a six, hit an undefeated run-a-ball 38 with three fours and a maximum.
Najibullah Zadran scored 17 runs off 23 balls to remain unbeaten.
For the fifth wicket, Zadran and Nabi contributed 53 unbroken runs in 49 balls to push their team over the line.