Mohammad Nabi and Babar Azam had a miserable outing in the Super 4 stage match between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The two captains failed to open their accounts in the Asia Cup 2022 game.
Both were dismissed for golden ducks and joined Virat Kohli and Kieron Pollard in the unwanted list.
In an ODI contest between India and West Indies, Virat and Pollard, who were leading their respective teams, were out without troubling the scorers.
International matches with both captains out for first-ball ducks (full members)
Virat Kohli & Kieron Pollard in 2019 (ODI)
Mohammad Nabi & Babar Azam🇵 2022 (T20I)
Earlier, Afghanistan amassed 129/6, with Ibrahim Zadran scoring 35. For Pakistan, Haris Rauf took two wickets.
Pakistan won the toss and elected to field against Afghanistan on Wednesday in the Asia Cup.
Pakistan retained the same lineup that beat India in its first Super 4 game. Afghanistan, which relies on its three spinners, made two changes in its pace department from the team which lost to Sri Lanka.
Azmatullah Omarzai returned to the side after missing the last game because of illness and replaced Samiullah Shinwari. Paceman Fareed Ahmad got his first match in the tournament in place of Naveen-ul-Haq.
Afghanistan: Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (captain), Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Fareed Ahmad, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi.
Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah.