Pakistan Cricket Team has reached the final of Asia Cup 2022 after defeating Afghanistan in a nail-biting clash. The game could have been easily chased by the green batters, but quality bowling from Umar Gul's trained bowlers dragged the match till the final over.
Mohammad Nabi's batters amassed 129 runs on the loss of six wickets in the first inning but made sure to star with the bowl while defending the underdogs' target. Pakistani batters, who were really impressive versus India in their last match, almost trembled versus Afghanistan.
However, after a verbal spat on the field between Asif Ali and Fareed Ahmad, things got much heated among the two, wanting to win at any cost. Naseem Shah, the pacer, came into bat with the final wicket left and did not spare the bowler Fazalhaq Farooqi smashing him two sixes to windup the game.
The youngster furiously celebrated the team's stint in the final, as they will now clash against Afghanistan on September 11th. Afghanistan and India will soon catch their flights back home after completing their Super 4 campaign against each other on Thursday.
Naseem, who did not only inspire the lookouts with match-winning sixes but also got an astonishing spell of 4-0-19-1, is gathering praises from all across the cricket world. Let's have a look:
Naseem Shah👏🏻👏🏻💪💪💪💥💥💥.— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) September 7, 2022
The streets will never forget 🔥🔥@iNaseemShah ! JUST WOW ❤️— Mohammad Wasim Jr (@Wasim_Jnr) September 7, 2022
Hardluck Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/RXkfZj2Luk
I love Naseem Shah sooooooooooooooooooo much 😍❤️— Ali Khan Tareen (@aliktareen) September 7, 2022
Wow 🇵🇰 … thank you Naseem for such an amazing finish 👏— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) September 7, 2022
Wow @iNaseemShah 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼😍 . What a performance.. 2 sixes reminds me @SAfridiOfficial #AsiaCup2014 Deja Vu— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) September 7, 2022
Javed bhai aur Shahid bhai ke chakkoon ke baad sab ko @iNaseemShah ke chakkay yaad rahein gai. Kabhi umeed na haaro. Despite the win, we realise we made some errors and will try to work on them. To the my team and our fans, love u. This MOTM award is for you. #PakistanZindabad pic.twitter.com/vBBg0stsyq— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) September 7, 2022
Always knew that my brother is made up for something special, and this was very special @iNaseemShah 🚀— Shaheen Shah Afridi (@iShaheenAfridi) September 7, 2022
A team full of stars. Best of luck for the final Team Pakistan! 🇵🇰
The match should not have come this close for Pakistan, but all is well that ends well. Every individual effort comes in handy. Well done boys congrats and Nadeem Shah boom boom 💥 #PakvsAfg #AsiaCup2022— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) September 7, 2022