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The Pakistan cricket team narrowly defeated Afghanistan in a thrilling worl cup, thanks to an expensive over bowled by the Afghan skipper during the final overs of the match.

Pakistan managed to defeat Afghanistan by 3 wickets and 2 balls remaining.

Played in Leeds, Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat first. The Afghan team set a target of 227 runs by losing 9 wickets in 50 overs.

However, the Afghan bowlers mainly the spinners managed to restrict the Pakistani batsmen and were close to a historic victory before the second last expensive over of the skipper Gulbadin Naib.

Naib gave staggering 18 runs while bowling his 8th over, helping the Pakistani batsmen to recover from immense pressure.

The bowling by Naib sent shockwaves among the spectators and the Afghan fans with majority demanding his removal and ban from cricket.