Pakistan vs Afghanistan

Match info: Pakistan v Afghanistan Twenty20 in UAE 2013 at Sharjah CA Stadium, UAE - Only Twenty20

Date: 8th Dec 2013 Umpires: A Raza and S Raza

20-over match

Home team and score Away team score


138/4 (19.5 Overs)



137/8 (20.0 Overs)

Pakistan win by 6 wickets

  • Last Updated: December 8 2013, 20:47 GMT

Afghanistan narrowly failed to pull off their most memorable Twenty20 international success after their one-off match against Pakistan in Sharjah went down to the final ball.

Najibullah Zadran hit 38 from 30 balls for Afghanistan.
Najibullah Zadran hit 38 from 30 balls for Afghanistan.

A Dawlat Zadran wide from the last ball handed Pakistan a nervous victory by a six-wicket margin.

After recently qualifying for next year's World Twenty20, Afghanistan at least proved they could be capable of springing a surprise when the world's best gather in Bangladesh.

Najibullah Zadran's 38 from 30 balls helped the minnows post 137 for eight with Junaid Khan claiming three for 24.

Pakistan always appeared on course to reel in the total, although with six needed from the final over top-scorer Mohammad Hafeez (42 not out) and Shahid Afridi took the match to the final ball.

Zadran had already been called for a wide on height in the over and when he again infringed after bowling too short to Afridi, Afghan hopes of a first win against a full-member nation were dashed.

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