The Afghanistan National Cricket Team faced defeat against Pakistan in the first Super Four match of Asia Cup tonight.

The Afghan team chose to bat first after winning the toss and set a target of 258 runs for Pakistan from 50 overs and by losing 6 wickets.

Hashmatullah Shahidi once again performed well for Afghanistan and scored 97 runs from 118 balls without losing his wicket till final over of the game.

Other batsman, Asghar Afghan scored 67 runs, Mohammad Shahzad 20 runs, Inhsanullah 10 runs, Rahmat Shah 36 runs, Mohammad Nabi 7 runs, Najibullah Zadran 5 runs, and Gulbadin Naib 10 runs.

However, the Pakistani batsmen managed to chase the given target during the 49.3 over the game and by losing 7 wickets.

Rashid Khan took three wicket for Afghanistan on bowling side, Mujeeb Ur Rehman 2 wickets, and Gulbadin Naib took 1 wicket.

Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik was awarded the man of the match prize for his outstanding performance. He scored 51 runs from 43 balls and managed to hit 3 fours and 1 six.