World Cup 2019 Pakistan vs Afghanistan 1st Warm-up game
Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib (C), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan and Mujeeb ur Rahman.
Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Hasnain.
Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat against Afghanistan.1st Warm-up game. Pakistan win the toss and opt to bat.
World Cup 2019, Pakistan vs Afghanistan (Pak vs Afg) Practice Match Live Cricket Score Streaming Online: Pakistan play their first World Cup warm-up match against Afghanistan on Friday.
Pakistan vs Afghanistan World Cup Practice Match Live Cricket Score Online:After ten straight ODI defeats, Pakistan will be keen to gather some upward momentum ahead of the Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 in the United Kingdom with a strong performance against dark horses, Afghanistan. Pakistan will be hoping that recalls for out-of-sorts left-armer Mohammad Amir, who missed the final four England games with chicken-pox, and 33-year old all-rounder Wahab Riaz, who last played ODI cricket in June 2017, can catalyse something of a resurgence for Sarfaraz Ahmed’s side, as they seek to break their duck which has inconveniently come at the foot of cricket’s flagship tournament.
Meanwhile, Afghanistan skittled for 138 in a woeful batting display in Belfast as Ireland prevailed comfortably by 78 runs. That being said, with seven wins from their last 10 games in the 50-over format, the lowest ranked team in this World Cup will enter this game with plenty of confidence.
ICC Cricket World Cup Warm-up Matches, 2019County Ground, Bristol 24 May 2019
Spare a thought for Afghanistan who came so close to taking down yet another giant in ODI cricket. They fought valiantly, but it wasn’t to be. Pakistan have prevailed. Phew.. just the kind of game to spark the Asia Cup to life. That’s all from us here. Good night!
Malik: Being a senior player, the goal was to bat to the 50th over. That was the only thing. At one stage the required rate was 10, but I kept telling myself to play till the last over. Even good bowlers, when they’re bowling at the end, the situation is different. As batsmen we can charge them. Would like to congratulate them. Everyday they’ve been improving. I think they’re a great side.
Sarfraz, Pakistan captain: We were shaken. Credit to Imam, Babar and the way Shoaib played towards the end, that was fantastic. The spinners they have, I reckon they’re the best in the world. Against them, to chase 250 in these conditions, you have to bat out of your skins. Shadab couldn’t pass his fitness test. Got a lot of confidence the way we won today. Team has been motivated by this performance. Our fielding has improved in last one and a half years, but today it went awry.
Asghar Afghan, Afghanistan captain: I congratulate Pakistan, they played really well. It was tough and thrilling. The crowd enjoyed the game. It is the first game in this Asia Cup – close game. Lot of credit to Babar and Imam. They played very well and built a crucial partnership. If you give a chance to a senior player like Malik, it’s difficult. Malik chased down and they won the game. Today, Hashmatullah and myself played well and we wanted 240+. Our fielding and medium-pacers let us down. I think on this type of track, Rashid is good. 4 overs 40 is tough to score and that’s why we went with the same plan, but they played very well.