Islamabad United's Last-Over Thriller: Celebrating Faheem Ashraf's Explosive Performance

Faheem Ashraf’s match stint against the Multan Sultans yet again proved him to be a crucial finisher as he led Islamabad United to a thrilling two-wicket victory over the Multan Sultans. He became the man of the match for his match-winning half-century and the two wickets he scored.

Recovering from the early blows wrought by Multan Sultan’s bowlers, with Islamabad United requiring 46 off 18 balls, Faheem and Mohammad Wasim Jnr created a 28-run partnership in 12 balls. Faheem Ashraf began the first legal ball of the last over with a lucky bottom edge, which got him a boundary. He then sent the second ball with a remarkable reverse scoop for a six. After scoring a double in the third ball, he sealed the deal with two consecutive boundaries in the next two deliveries. Islamabad United became the first team in HBL Pakistan to score 18 runs off the last over to win a match. They scored 209, losing 8 wickets in response to Multan Sultans’ 205 at 5 wickets.

Faheem Ashraf: A Beginning

Faheem Ashraf is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm fast bowler. He was born on 16 January 1994 in Kasur, Pakistan. Faheem Ashraf’s debut match in first-class cricket in 2013-2014 fetched him his first century. He also became the highest wicket-taker in the Departmental One Day Cup 2016-2017, taking a total of 19 wickets.

The International Debut

Faheem was named to the Pakistani ODI team in March 2017 for their series against West Indies. But regrettably, he did not play any match on that tour.

He got his first chance in an international match in a warm-up match against Bangladesh in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, where he scored 64 runs. Faheem Ashraf’s ODI debut for Pakistan was against Sri Lanka on 12 June 2017, where he got his first wicket in the form of Dinesh Chandimal. Then, on 12 September 2017, he played the T20 International against a World XI for the 2017 Independence Cup. In his second T20 International against Sri Lanka, he fetched Pakistan a hat-trick for Pakistan on 27 October 2017. He was also a part of the Pakis

Faheem Ashraf’s Test debut was in 2018 against Ireland on 11 May 2018. Thereafter, he played another test match against England on 1 June 2018. After these test matches, he was nominated as the emerging player of the year for PCB after his 5-wicket stint in the ODIs against Zimbabwe.

Faheem Ashraf’s Facts

Gender: Male

Age: 29

Date of Birth: 16 January 1994

Nationality: Pakistani

Religion: Islam

Zodiac sign: Capricorn

Profession: Cricketer

Net Worth: USD 1 million (approximately)

Relationship status: In a relationship

Height: 5 feet 8 inches

Weight: 75 kg

Faheem Ashraf’s Stats

Here are the batting statistics of Faheem Ashraf:

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg SR 100 50 6s 4s
ODI 32 23 3 220 28 11.00 83.97 0 0 7 18
T20I 48 22 8 311 31 12.44 129.05 0 0 19 18
Test 16 25 1 673 91 28.04 54.76 0 4 3 99

Here are the bowling stats of this remarkable player:

Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets Economy Rate Best Bowled Match 5 Wicket
ODI 32 31 1292 1103 25 5.12 5/22 1
T20I 48 46 769 982 36 7.66 3/6 0
Test 16 29 1764 861 24 2.93 6/99 0

Faheem Ashraf continues to show his remarkable prowess, especially in the T20s, both as a wicket-taker and a finisher. Although his increasing age might become a factor, it can be concluded from his match against Multan Sultans that he still has what it takes, which makes him a player that Pakistan would love to see more of in the field.

What is Faheem Ashraf’s net worth?
The estimated net worth of Faheem Ashraf is around 1 million US dollars.
Will we get to see more of Faheem Ashraf?
After a gap of two years, Faheem Ashraf has been recalled for the upcoming ODIs against Afghanistan and the Asia Cup. Thus, one might hope to see him back in action very soon.
Is Faheem left-handed or right-handed batsman?
Faheem Ashraf is a left-handed batsman.