LEEDS: Pakistan has won the ICC world cup 2019 match on Saturday and surprised Afghanistan cricket team, Green shirts is very difficult to chase the 228 target.

All-rounder Imad Wasim hit Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib for a boundary through the covers to seal the win off the fourth ball of the last over, prompting a pitch invasion.

Pakistan, chasing a modest 228-run target, in grave danger at 156 for six but man-of-the-match Imad (49 not out) and Shadab Khan (11) put on 50 for the seventh wicket to revive their hopes.

The win lifts Pakistan into fourth place in the 10-team table, above hosts England after a poor start to the tournament.

Pakistan has in deep trouble when their captain Sarfaraz Ahmed run out for 18 while taking a unnecessary second run, leaving Pakistan need 72 off the last eleven overs.

They took 18 off Naib in the 46th over, which brought the target down to a manageable 28 off four overs.

Shahdab got run out for 11 with the score on 206 but Wahab Riaz (15 not out) and Imad saw Pakistan home and condemned plucky Afghanistan to an eighth consecutive defeat.

Afghan team captain Naib said, “We fight really well, the boys gave 100 percent but in the end we missed an opportunity to win the match, adding that “Credit to Pakistan, they controlled their nerves.


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