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Patna : Pakistan beat Afghanistan  by 5 wickets in a Group 1 match of ICC T20 World at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE, on October 29, 2021, late, night, as Asi Ali hit 4 sixes off medium fast bowler Karim Janat in 19th over. Pakistan needed 24 runs in last two overs. Ali, who remained unbeaten on 25 in 7 balls with 4 sixes, was named Player Of The Match.

Chasing a target of 148 runs, Pakistan scored 148/5 in 19 overs. Captain Babar Azam scored 51 in 47 balls with 4 fours while Fakhar Zaman scored 30 runs in 25 balls with 2 fours and 1 six. Babar Azam was bowled by spinner Rashid Khan while Zaman fell to spinner Mohd Nabi. Shoiab Malik fell to Naveen-ul-Haq for 19 while Mohd Hafeez fell to spinner Rashid Khan. Rashid Khan took 2/26 in 4 overs.

Earlier batting first after winning the toss, Afghanistan had scored 147/6 in 20 overs. Ccaptain Mohd. Nabi remained unbeaten on 35 runs in 32 balls while Gulbadin naib remained 35 not out in 25 balls.