Pakistan defeated Afghanistan by a huge margin of 142 runs in the first game of the 3 ODI series. Afghanistan had a goal of winning 202 runs, but the entire team was reduced to just 59 runs. Fast bowler Haris Rauf took the most 5 wickets for Pakistan. Haris Rauf sacked 5 players for 18 runs in 6.2 overs. Aside from that, Shaheen Afridi took 2 wickets for 9 runs in 4 overs. Shadab Khan had 1 success.
Afghanistan had aimed to win the match by 202 runs, but before the fatal bowling of the Pakistani bowlers, the entire Afghan team was reduced to just 59 runs in 19.2 overs. In this way, the Pakistani team led by Babar Azam took a 1-0 lead in the 3rd ODI series.
Opener Rahmatullah Gurbaz hit the top innings of 18 runs for Afghanistan. At the same time, nine Afghan batsmen failed to break double figures.
Earlier, Pakistan captain Babar Azam decided to bat after winning the toss. The Pakistani team, who went in first to bat, was reduced to 201 runs in 47.1 overs. For Pakistan, opener Imam-ul-Haq played the top inning with 61 runs and 94 balls. He hit two fours in his innings. In addition, Iftikhar Ahmed scored 30 runs in 41 balls. While Shadab Khan made a major contribution with 39 runs in 50 balls. 6 batsmen of the Pakistan team could not exceed double digits.
Mujeeb ur Rehman took the maximum 3 wickets for Afghanistan. While Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan scored a 2-2 win. Rahmat Shah and Fazullah Farooqui took 1-1 wickets on their behalf.