World Cup 2019: Thrilling win over Afghanistan gave us confidence, says Imad Wasim

first_img India Today Web Desk LeedsJune 29, 2019UPDATED: June 29, 2019 23:46 IST Pakistan defeated Afghanistan in a thriller in Leeds on Saturday. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSImad Wasim smashed 49 as Pakistan defeated Afghanistan by 3 wicketsGulbadin Naib gave 18 runs from the 46th over to put Pakistan back in the gamePakistan moved to 4th on the points table after Afghanistan winPakistan went past England to get to the fourth spot in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 points table after trumping Afghanistan by three wickets in a last-over thriller at Headingley on Saturday.Pakistan have 9 points from 8 matches and if India manages to defeat England in their high-voltage clash on Sunday, the chances for Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men to qualify for the semi-finals will receive a huge boost.Delighted with the turnaround that has seen Pakistan jump from the 9th spot to the top-four in a span of 3 matches, skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed thanked Pakistani fans for their unconditional support throughout the match.”Thanks to almighty. Thanks to all the supporters, they have been cheering us from ball one and I think this is a great win for us,” Sarfaraz said after the win.When asked about the India-England match, Sarfaraz said that Pakistan is not thinking about the game and he hopes that the better team comes out victorious.”Obviously we all are watching (India v England game) but we are not thinking about it and hopefully the better team wins.”Sarfaraz Ahmed was full of praise of Shaheen Afridi and Babar Azam for their continuous good run with the ball and bat. Sarfaraz also lauded Imad Wasim for his heroic performance under immense pressure.Imad Wasim’s unbeaten 49 guided Pakistan to a much -needed win. The left-handed all-rounder held his nerves even as he was losing partners in their chase of 228 runs. Imad stitched an unbeaten 24-run stand with Wahab Riaz as Pakistan sealed the thriller.advertisement”It was not an easy pitch to bat on but, credit should go to Imad for the way he batted till the end. We all know he (Shaheen Afridi) is a good bowler and he is improving day by day and I think he is working hard and he bowled really well today,” added Sarfaraz in the post-match ceremony.Meanwhile, losing captain Gulbadin Naib credited Pakistan for playing well under pressure.”We fought really well, the boys gave their 100%. We missed opportunities to win. Credit to Pakistan, they controlled their nerves. Imad played really well,” Naib said.Also SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019 World Cup 2019: Thrilling win over Afghanistan gave us confidence, says Imad WasimWorld Cup 2019: Imad Wasim remained unbeaten on 49 to help Pakistan defeat Afghanistan by 3 wickets with 2 balls to spare in Leeds thriller. advertisement scorecard view more view less No data available! graphs commentary Nextlast_img read more


The New York EDITION to Open in the Flatiron District

first_img Editors’ Recommendations A Pop-Up Hotel Is Coming to the North Pole in 2020 Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms Welcome to Funner, California (Yes, It’s a Real Place) Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits Ian Schrager’s EDITION Hotels has some of the coolest accomodations in the world; its London location is the place to be during London Fashion Week, and during Art Basel in Miami Beach, the Miami Beach EDITION hosted some of Miami Art Week’s best parties. This May The EDITION will open its doors in New York’s Flatiron District in the Clocktower building right across from Madison Square Park.The New York EDITION will no doubt be one of the coolest places to stay and socialize once it opens. With 273 rooms that feel like residences, a 2,900-square-foot restaurant, a lobby bar, and a fitness center and spa.When you enter in one of The New York EDITION’s 273 guest rooms, which were designed by architect David Rockwell, through a dark oak wood paneled foyer, you feels as if you’re entering a luxury New York apartment in the 1920s. Several of the suites come with 180-degree views of Manhattan, and if you’re lucky enough to stay in the 1,400-square-foot penthouse, you’ll have 360-degree vistas. Set up your workstation at the extra long and deep floating white oak desk that was inspired by French designer Jean-Michel Frank. When you’re ready to sleep, indulge in luxurious bed.In the mood for a bite? Head over to the restaurant, which is helmed by hot young London chef Jason Atherton, who has set up a menu that Atherton told Bloomberg Pursuits would be “like a slice of old England in a modern New York hotel.” The vast space will feature three dining rooms, a parlor with a billiard table, and a library.So if you want to be on the pulse of what’s cool in New York, book a room in The New York EDITION pronto, and if that’s a bit too much, head over to its restaurant, which is sure to be the next spot to see and be seen in the Big Apple.For more information, visit editionhotels.com/new-york.Photo by Nikolas Koenig 10 Destination-Worthy Food Halls Throughout the U.S.last_img read more