Pakistani captain Babar Azam reacts after the first ODI between Pak Vs AFG. “I thought the wicket was a little dry at the toss. After losing early wickets, Imam and Iftikhar helped us to a respectable total. We only made an effort to produce more dot balls during the powerplay and hit the ball hard. Everyone is aware of Shaheen’s abilities with the new ball. That stint was a game-changer because of the way Haris Rauf bowled. As a batter and captain, I always give it my all, but in the sport of cricket, results are unpredictable. We want to be optimistic.
PAK VS AFG: Haris Rauf, who was named Player of the Match in the first ODI
“Feeling well, trying hard to take advantage of the circumstances Even though there weren’t many goals scored, as a bowling unit we had confidence, and the pitch required hard length bowling, so that’s how I chose my wickets. Shaheen got off to a great start, which gave me confidence before I started bowling. I just attempt to land it where I want it to land when bowling, not with an eye toward speed.
PAK VS AFG First ODI: Thumping Win for PAK
Afghanistan appeared to be winning the game at the halfway stage. However, their happiness at finally getting rid of Pakistan was short-lived, as three of their top four batsmen were removed for no runs in the first four overs.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz put up a fight, but Haris Rauf finally dispatched him with a masterful delivery. Fair enough, Afghanistan’s play declined considerably in the second half of the game, and they now find themselves in a position where they must win the final two games to win the series.
The crucial moments included Haris Rauf’s wicket on the first delivery, Shadab Khan’s outstanding catch, Shaheen Afridi’s double-wicket maiden over, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan’s rapid dismissals within three deliveries, and Shadab Khan’s outstanding catch. Haris Rauf’s five-wicket haul and other opportunities from Pakistan’s bowlers throughout Afghanistan’s innings limited the opportunity for the opposition to recover.
Shadab Khan was defeated as a result of Abdul Rahman’s daring shot. He made a vigorous attempt to cross the goal line, but his timing was off, causing the ball to fly high into the air. At mid-wicket, Fakhar Zaman calmly stepped in to grab a simple catch. After only scoring 2 runs, Abdul Rahman was forced to leave the game due to Shadab Khan’s bowling.
First ODI between Pakistan and Afghanistan: One wicket separates victory
The number 10 batsman, Mujeeb, displayed daring technique by remaining deep in his position and driving the ball straight down the line as he faced a delivery from Haris Rauf that was intended for the blockhole. It sprinted to the boundary for four runs, showing courage in the face of a bowler attempting to take five wickets.
The first ODI between Pakistan and AFGHANISTAN: Haris Rauf aims to win it
Haris Rauf bowled various deliveries. Mujeeb attempted a massive shot but missed as he began with a dot ball. Although there was no touch with the bat, Pakistan reviewed the play for a caught behind. Off a short ball that was slanted into off, Abdul Rahman was able to get a single. After the batsman failed to connect with the next short delivery, the ball bounced to second slip and became another dot ball. After that, Abdul Rahman successfully blocked a full delivery on the off-stump.
PAK VS AFG First ODI: Convincing Win for PAK
Haris Rauf delivered a full ball, delivering the killing blow. Mujeeb attempted a strong swing but was unable to make clean contact, making contact low on the bat instead. At long-on, Naseem Shah covered the area and safely pouched the catch.
This was the turning point in Pakistan’s outstanding bowling effort, capping off Haris Rauf’s well-earned five-wicket haul. After scoring 4 runs, including a boundary, Mujeeb left the field.