Pakistan emerged victorious in a nerve-jangling encounter against Afghanistan that went right down to the wire. Faced with a prospect of elimination from the World Cup in the event of a defeat, the Pakistani lower order held onto its own to ensure a dramatic three-wicket win over its neighbors.
Pakistan were struggling against the Afghan spin attack that was finding great turn in the surface. Right when the situation looked out of reach for Pakistan, left-handed batsman Imad Wasim entered the fray and struck a calm unbeaten 49 amidst intense pressure. He was ably supported by Wahab Riaz, who smashed a couple of boundaries during his short but effective stay at the crease.
Imad and Wahab’s heroics in the fact of high pressure and the expectations of a nation impressed fellow teammate Shabad Khan enough to tweet for them. Remarking his happiness due to Pakistan’s rise in the points table, Shadab was ecstatic to be part of the winning team.