Afghan skipper Rashid Khan hails maiden T20 win against Pakistan

Canada Global (Web News) Afghanistan’s captain, Rashid Khan praised the team’s first T20 victory over Pakistan but noted that the front-line hitters needed to develop before the 50-over World Cup in India later this year.

In the first T20 International played in Sharjah on Friday, Rashid and his teammates embarrassed a rebuilt Pakistan with six wickets.

They held the young Pakistani squad, headed by Shadab Khan, to 92-9 and chased down the target with 13 balls remaining with┬áMohammad Nabi’s unbeaten 38 and two wickets with the ball in the low-scoring encounter.

Rashid remarked after the victory, “It’s a delight to win as we’ve always lost against them, sometimes by narrow margins.

“We’re happy about the victory and aim to keep up the momentum.”

Although Afghanistan slipped to a 27-3 deficit until Nabi saved them, the pursuit was not simple.

The top order needs to play well in the current three-match series, according to Rashid, and keep up this form through the ODI World Cup in October-November.

We must get better, according to Rashid, not just for this series but also as the World Cup draws near.

We must now put in a lot of effort, day by day and game by game, in order to have a well-prepared team by the end of the year when we try to qualify for the World Cup.
Sunday is the day of the second T20.

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