Match Tied (Royal Challengers Bangalore win one-over eliminator)
Pakistan and Afghanistan engaged in a gripping thriller to provide a plethora of entertainment. Seemingly dead and buried during the latter part of the second innings, the boys in green came back strongly to claim glory in a must-win game.
One of the major talking points of the game was the professionalism of Pakistan’s veteran paceman Wahab Riaz who played with a broken finger. Not only did he pick 2 crucial wickets, but also contributed 15 vital runs to help Pakistan overcome Afghanistan.
Heroics of the Lahore born cricketer moved the cricketing world to acknowledge his class and Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan is no exception as he believes that Wahab gave his all despite carrying a fracture in his non bowling arm. The 34-year old went on to applaud Wahab on his official Twitter handle and congratulated Pakistan for registering a stunning victory.
With England beating India in an important contest, the road to semi-finals for Pakistan becomes a little tricky. If the green team takes down Bangladesh in their next game with hosts losing against New Zealand, the final-four berth will be secured.