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Pakistan vs Afghanistan, Super Four - Match 2 Match Summary

PAK vs AFG, 2018 - ODI Summary

Pakistan vs Afghanistan Scorecard
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Match Ended   
258/7 (49.3/50)
257/6 (50.0/50)
Pakistan beat Afghanistan by 3 wickets
  • Player of the Match
    Shoaib Malik
AFG 257/6
Bat Top Batsmen
97 (118)
  • 7x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 82.20SR
67 (56)
  • 2x4s
  • 5x6s
  • 119.64SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
PAK 258/7
Bat Top Batsmen
80 (104)
  • 5x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 76.92SR
66 (94)
  • 4x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 70.21SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 4.6
10
OVERS
46/3
R/W
10
OVERS
33/2
R/W
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So that is it from this game! Pakistan have come out victorious by just though. Also, India have toppled Bangladesh quite comfortably in the other one. The Super Four stage however continues as we have mouth-watering contests on Sunday. Afghanistan will be taking on Bangladesh whereas India will lock horns with Pakistan. Both will begin at 1530 Local (1130 GMT). Till then, goodbye and take care.
Man of the Match, Shoaib Malik says, being a senior player, he knows that when they are chasing such a target and moreover, after a good partnership between Babar Azam and Imam-Ul-Haq, his job mainly was to stay at the crease till the end. Also feels that he was confident that if they go till the end then they will win as they have some hard hitting batsmen lower down who can hit the big shots. States that bowlers are generally confident bowling in the middle overs and are in a lookout to take wickets. But feels that during the final stages of an innings or a match, the bowlers are nervous of going for runs and are not as dangerous as they are in the middle overs and hence he wanted to stay till the end. Ends by saying that Afghanistan have three of the best spinners in the world world class spinners and they are a formidable team.
Pakistan captain, Sarfraz Ahmed, thanks the almighty first. Adds further that they were nervous after losing Fakhar Zaman early but credits the partnership between Babar Azam and Imam-Ul-Haq and also feels that Shoiab Malik's innings at the end was special. Admits that Afghanistan batted very sensibly and managed to set up a good target. Feels that Afghanistan have three of the world's best spinners. Feels that any target above 250 on such pitches will be a challenge to chase down and today Pakistan did really well to chase it. Mentions that they had gone in with an extra batsmen as they wanted to strengthen their batting. Applauds Shoaib Malik for his performance and says his experience is very precious for them and feels he played wonderfully today. Informs that he is happy with the win and the team is feeling motivated after today's win. Ends by saying during the past 1.5 yrs their fielding has improved but today they misfielded a lot and also dropped some catches and admits that they have to improve going forward.
Afghanistan captain, Asghar Afghan, thanks the Almighty first. Congratulates the Pakistan team for the victory. Adds further that it was a thrilling game and the crowd must have enjoyed a lot. States that this was the first close game of the tournament, so far. Credits Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq for the way they played after the early departure of Fakhar Zaman. Admits that had Shoaib Malik's catch been taken by Shahzad then the result could have been different. Ends by saying that Pakistan needed around 40 runs off the last 4 overs and they felt that it would be tough to chase it down but Pakistan played really well to get to the target.
Afghanistan started choking the flow of runs and also managed to pick wickets at regular intervals. Rashid Khan once again was the tormentor-in-chief picking up a three-fer. Mujeeb was also excellent throughout his spell. They bowled exceptionally to bring the equation down to 39 in the last 4 overs. Asif Ali and Mohammad Nawaz didn't play big knocks but hit a maximum each to narrow down the runs required. When these two departed, Afghanistan sniffed in a chance to get their first ODI win over Pakistan but that was not meant to be. A vital biggie from Hasan in the penultimate over and Shoaib Malik's calm and composed approach in the final ensured Pakistan got over the line with three balls to spare.
During the chase, Afghanistan pegged Pakistan back early by dismissing Fakhar Zaman for a duck. However, Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam joined forces and the two showed great resolve in dealing with the Afghan bowlers, especially their spinners. The pair stitched in a massive 154-run stand and put Pakistan on the front foot. Both got to their half centuries and once they did so, they stepped on the accelerator. When the two were batting, Pakistan looked on course for an easy win but a run out changed the course of the whole game. Post that, Rashid got the better of Babar Azam and Afghanistan found themselves back in the game.
First, it was Afghanistan, who batted and managed to put up a competitive total on the board, courtesy Shahidi's unbeaten 97. He anchored the innings quite diligently and the rest played around him. Along with Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah first stitched a 63-run stand and then, his partnership with skipper, Asghar helped Afghanistan cross the 250-run mark. A total which they were very pleased with at the half-way stage.
WHAT A THRILLER! Humdinger, nail-biter, call it whatever you want to. Feel sorry for the Afghan players, a few of them are down on the ground in tears but you have to credit Shoaib Malik, who showed nerves of steel, took it upon himself by rejecting a single off the very first ball and then finishing it with a maximum and a four. That is what you expect from someone who has so much experience. Brilliant! Don't forget, Shoaib Malik was dropped on 11 by Mohammad Shahzad and it truly cost them the match.
49.3
4
Aftab Alam To Shoaib Malik
FOUR! All over, PAKISTAN WIN BY 3 WICKETS! Malik has done it. Alam delivers it full and on middle, Shoaib gets across the stumps and whips it behind backward square leg for the winning runs. He also brings up his 42nd ODI fifty with that shot! He is a man for the crisis for Pakistan. Sarfraz in the dressing room screams in joy, Hasan is all pumped up. The batsmen hug each other in the middle. Some sad Afghanistan players in tears. Aftab Alam is down on his haunches, he is absolutely gutted and Malik is seen consoling him. Great gesture. Commiseration, Afghanistan. Congratulations, Pakistan. The crowd is going bonkers. Excellent scenes. Let me slip in a cliched line - Cricket is the real winner.
49.2
6
Aftab Alam To Shoaib Malik
SIX! That's colossal! Alam drags his length short and lands it on middle, Malik turns inside the crease and rockets it over square leg for a biggie. This is experience for you. What a player! 4 needed off 4 balls.
49.1
0
Aftab Alam To Shoaib Malik
Well bowled. Too full in length and outside off, Malik drives it straight to covers and sends Hasan back who was eyeing a single.
10 needed off 6 balls. Afghanistan scored 14 in their last over, can Pakistan get 4 less? Malik is on strike and one would expect him to finish it. Can the bowler keep his cool?
Over 49 : 248/7
8 Runs
  • 148.1
  • 148.2
  • W48.3
  • 648.4
  • 048.5
  • 048.6
H. Ali
6 (3)
S. Malik
41 (40)
R. Khan
10-0-46-3
48.6
0
Rashid Khan To Hasan Ali
Play and a miss! A wrong 'un landing outside off, and spinning back in a touch, Ali attempts for the slog sweep but fails to connect. That wasn't far away from the off pole. 8 runs off Rashid's final over along with a wicket. 10-0-46-3, his figures tonight.
48.5
0
Rashid Khan To Hasan Ali
Flatter and on off, skidding through, Ali tries to cut but misses.
48.4
6
Rashid Khan To Hasan Ali
SIX! Hasan Ali has dismissed it. Wow, what a clean strike. A flighted full ball around off, Ali goes down on one knee and muscles it over mid-wicket for a biggie.
Hasan Ali joins Malik in the middle.
48.3
W
Rashid Khan To Mohammad Nawaz OUT!
OUT! Boom! Rashid, you superstar! He sends it flat and quicker through the air. It lands around leg and scoots through off the surface. Nawaz tries to power it across the line but misses to find his stumps disturbed. 16 needed off 9 balls.
48.2
1
Rashid Khan To Shoaib Malik
Dances down the track to a full ball and heaves it over mid-wicket. Only a single.
48.1
1
Rashid Khan To Mohammad Nawaz
Quicker one around middle and leg, Nawaz swings and gets it away through square leg for a run.
Big over! This will probably decide the game. Rashid to bowl. One can feel the tension here.
Over 48 : 240/6
11 Runs
  • 047.1
  • 147.2
  • 247.3
  • 147.4
  • 647.5
  • 147.6
M. Nawaz
9 (6)
S. Malik
40 (39)
A. Alam
9-1-54-0
47.6
1
Aftab Alam To Mohammad Nawaz
Finds the yorker around middle and leg, Nawaz tries to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It rolls on the off side and they cross. 11 from the over, 18 more needed off 12 balls.
47.5
6
Aftab Alam To Mohammad Nawaz
SIX! This was on the cards! Alam was getting a bit predictable with his slower ones. As soon as he drops it short, Nawaz attacks it with all his power and sends it packing over wide long on. An 82m hit!
47.4
1
Aftab Alam To Shoaib Malik
Fine yorker, hitting the blockhole, no room for the batsman to free his arms. Malik digs it out at the last moment. It hits him on the pads before deflecting on the off side and they steal a single.
47.3
2
Aftab Alam To Shoaib Malik
Too full in length and outside off, Malik drives it to deep cover and takes a brace.
Slight delay as the bowler and captain are having a chat over where to keep the fielders. The overrate is already very poor but no one cares these days.
47.2
1
Aftab Alam To Mohammad Nawaz
Gives no pace on this delivery as he serves it on a fuller length outside off. Nawaz drags it off the inner half of the bat to long on for one.
47.1
0
Aftab Alam To Mohammad Nawaz
Dot ball. Angles in a length ball from 'round the wicket, Nawaz defends it back to the bowler.
This over will be targeted, one can sense. Aftab Alam has the ball in his hand.
Over 47 : 229/6
10 Runs
  • 146.1
  • 646.2
  • W46.3
  • 046.4
  • 146.5
  • 246.6
S. Malik
37 (37)
M. Nawaz
1 (2)
R. Khan
9-0-38-2
46.6
2
Rashid Khan To Shoaib Malik
Risky second run! Dipping onto the batsman, a low full toss, Malik gets forward and across before flicking it through mid-wicket. He scampers back for the second run as the fielder releases his throw at the striker's end. The keeper, however, breaks the stumps before collecting the ball. 29 required off 18 balls.
46.5
1
Rashid Khan To Mohammad Nawaz
A wrong 'un landing around middle and skidding through, Nawaz at the last moment brings his bat down and keeps it out towards backward point. A sharp single stolen.
49 OV
8 Runs
R. Khan to M. Nawaz S. Malik H. Ali
  • 148.1
  • 148.2
  • W48.3
  • 648.4
  • 048.5
  • 048.6
48 OV
11 Runs
A. Alam to M. Nawaz S. Malik
  • 047.1
  • 147.2
  • 247.3
  • 147.4
  • 647.5
  • 147.6
47 OV
10 Runs
R. Khan to S. Malik A. Ali M. Nawaz
  • 146.1
  • 646.2
  • W46.3
  • 046.4
  • 146.5
  • 246.6
46 OV
3 Runs
Ur Rahman to S. Malik A. Ali
  • 145.1
  • 145.2
  • 145.3
  • 045.4
  • 045.5
  • 045.6
45 OV
7 Runs
G. Naib to S. Malik S. Ahmed
  • 144.1
  • 144.2
  • 1 WD44.3
  • 144.3
  • 144.4
  • 1 WD44.5
  • 144.5
  • W44.6
44 OV
5 Runs
R. Khan to S. Malik S. Ahmed
  • 043.1
  • 143.2
  • 143.3
  • 043.4
  • 243.5
  • 143.6
43 OV
5 Runs
A. Alam to S. Ahmed S. Malik
  • 042.1
  • 142.2
  • 142.3
  • 142.4
  • 1 WD42.5
  • 142.5
  • 042.6
42 OV
5 Runs
Ur Rahman to H. Sohail S. Ahmed S. Malik
  • W41.1
  • 341.2
  • 141.3
  • 041.4
  • 041.5
  • 141.6
41 OV
11 Runs
G. Naib to S. Malik H. Sohail
  • 440.1
  • 240.2
  • 040.3
  • 1 WD40.4
  • 140.4
  • 2 B40.5
  • 140.6
40 OV
4 Runs
Ur Rahman to H. Sohail S. Malik
  • 139.1
  • 139.2
  • 139.3
  • 139.4
  • 039.5
  • 039.6
39 OV
5 Runs
A. Alam to H. Sohail S. Malik
  • 138.1
  • 138.2
  • 138.3
  • 138.4
  • 138.5
  • 038.6
38 OV
5 Runs
R. Khan to H. Sohail S. Malik
  • 437.1
  • 137.2
  • 037.3
  • 037.4
  • 037.5
  • 037.6
37 OV
10 Runs
G. Naib to S. Malik
  • 036.1
  • 236.2
  • 436.3
  • 236.4
  • 236.5
  • 036.6
36 OV
1 Runs
R. Khan to B. Azam S. Malik H. Sohail
  • W35.1
  • 035.2
  • 035.3
  • 135.4
  • 035.5
  • 035.6
35 OV
2 Runs
M. Nabi to H. Sohail B. Azam
  • 034.1
  • 034.2
  • 034.3
  • 034.4
  • 134.5
  • 134.6
34 OV
3 Runs
R. Khan to B. Azam Imam H. Sohail
  • 133.1
  • 033.2
  • W33.3
  • 133.4
  • 033.5
  • 133.6
33 OV
6 Runs
M. Nabi to Imam B. Azam
  • 032.1
  • 132.2
  • 132.3
  • 032.4
  • 032.5
  • 432.6
32 OV
3 Runs
Ur Rahman to Imam B. Azam
  • 031.1
  • 031.2
  • 231.3
  • 031.4
  • 131.5
  • 031.6
31 OV
4 Runs
M. Nabi to B. Azam Imam
  • 130.1
  • 130.2
  • 030.3
  • 130.4
  • 130.5
  • 030.6
30 OV
10 Runs
G. Naib to Imam B. Azam
  • 129.1
  • 129.2
  • 229.3
  • 129.4
  • 429.5
  • 129.6
29 OV
6 Runs
Ur Rahman to Imam B. Azam
  • 028.1
  • 228.2
  • 028.3
  • 128.4
  • 2 WD28.5
  • 128.5
  • 028.6
28 OV
12 Runs
M. Nabi to B. Azam Imam
  • 027.1
  • 027.2
  • 127.3
  • 627.4
  • 127.5
  • 427.6
27 OV
4 Runs
R. Khan to Imam B. Azam
  • 026.1
  • 126.2
  • 126.3
  • 126.4
  • 026.5
  • 126.6
26 OV
5 Runs
M. Nabi to Imam B. Azam
  • 125.1
  • 125.2
  • 125.3
  • 025.4
  • 025.5
  • 225.6
25 OV
3 Runs
R. Khan to Imam B. Azam
  • 024.1
  • 024.2
  • 224.3
  • 124.4
  • 024.5
  • 024.6
24 OV
4 Runs
G. Naib to B. Azam Imam
  • 023.1
  • 123.2
  • 023.3
  • 223.4
  • 123.5
  • 023.6
23 OV
5 Runs
R. Khan to B. Azam Imam
  • 1 WD22.1
  • 122.1
  • 022.2
  • 022.3
  • 1 WD22.4
  • 022.4
  • 122.5
  • 122.6
22 OV
9 Runs
G. Naib to B. Azam Imam
  • 221.1
  • 421.2
  • 121.3
  • 021.4
  • 121.5
  • 121.6
21 OV
2 Runs
R. Khan to Imam B. Azam
  • 020.1
  • 020.2
  • 120.3
  • 120.4
  • 020.5
  • 020.6
20 OV
6 Runs
A. Alam to B. Azam Imam
  • 119.1
  • 119.2
  • 019.3
  • 119.4
  • 219.5
  • 119.6
19 OV
2 Runs
M. Nabi to Imam B. Azam
  • 018.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 118.4
  • 118.5
  • 018.6
18 OV
5 Runs
A. Alam to Imam B. Azam
  • 117.1
  • 117.2
  • 117.3
  • 117.4
  • 117.5
  • 017.6
17 OV
6 Runs
M. Nabi to Imam B. Azam
  • 116.1
  • 216.2
  • 016.3
  • 016.4
  • 1 LB16.5
  • 1 WD16.6
  • 116.6
16 OV
4 Runs
G. Naib to B. Azam Imam
  • 215.1
  • 015.2
  • 015.3
  • 115.4
  • 015.5
  • 115.6
15 OV
8 Runs
M. Nabi to Imam B. Azam
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 014.3
  • 114.4
  • 614.5
  • 114.6
14 OV
5 Runs
G. Naib to Imam B. Azam
  • 013.1
  • 113.2
  • 113.3
  • 113.4
  • 113.5
  • 113.6
13 OV
3 Runs
M. Nabi to Imam B. Azam
  • 012.1
  • 012.2
  • 012.3
  • 112.4
  • 112.5
  • 112.6
12 OV
2 Runs
G. Naib to B. Azam Imam
  • 111.1
  • 111.2
  • 011.3
  • 011.4
  • 011.5
  • 011.6
11 OV
3 Runs
M. Nabi to B. Azam Imam
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • 110.3
  • 110.4
  • 010.5
  • 110.6
10 OV
1 Runs
G. Naib to B. Azam Imam
  • 09.1
  • 09.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 19.5
  • 09.6
9 OV
2 Runs
Ur Rahman to Imam B. Azam
  • 08.1
  • 18.2
  • 18.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
8 OV
5 Runs
A. Alam to Imam B. Azam
  • 07.1
  • 17.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 47.5
  • 07.6
7 OV
4 Runs
Ur Rahman to Imam B. Azam
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 1 WD6.3
  • 06.3
  • 26.4
  • 16.5
  • 06.6
6 OV
0 Runs
A. Alam to B. Azam
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
5 OV
6 Runs
Ur Rahman to B. Azam Imam
  • 04.1
  • 14.2
  • 44.3
  • 1 WD4.4
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 04.6
4 OV
6 Runs
A. Alam to Imam B. Azam
  • 03.1
  • 43.2
  • 03.3
  • 03.4
  • 13.5
  • 13.6
3 OV
0 Runs
Ur Rahman to B. Azam
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
2 OV
12 Runs
A. Alam to Imam B. Azam
  • 41.1
  • 11.2
  • 11.3
  • 01.4
  • 1 WD1.5
  • 41.5
  • 1 WD1.6
  • 01.6
1 OV
0 Runs
Ur Rahman to F. Zaman
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • W0.6
Match Info
  • Venue Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Afghanistanwon the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Pakistan beat Afghanistan by 3 wickets
  • Player of the Match Shoaib Malik
  • Umpire Anil Chaudhary (IND), Shaun George (SA) and Marais Erasmus (SA)
  • Referee Andy Pycroft (ZIM)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Afghanistan 257/6 in 50.0 overs
  • Afghanistan 200/4 in 43.5 overs
  • H Shahidi dropped on 52 by S Afridi in 42.3 overs
  • A Afghan dropped on 65 by H Sohail in 41.4 overs
  • A Afghan 8th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 45 balls (2x4) (3x6)
  • H Shahidi 4th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 86 balls (1x4) (0x6)
  • Afghanistan 150/3 in 37.2 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 51 off 64 balls between H Shahidi (18) and A Afghan (32)
  • Afghanistan 100/3 in 25.4 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 70 balls between R Shah (28) and H Shahidi (21)
  • Drinks: Afghanistan 57/2 in 15.0 overs
  • Afghanistan 50/2 in 13.5 overs
  • Ihsanullah dropped on 9 by U Khan in 7.2 overs
  • Ihsanullah dropped on 9 by F Zaman in 7.1 overs
  • Referral 1 (0.1 ovs): Pakistan against M Shahzad (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 0, AFG: 1)
  • Shaheen Afridi makes his ODI debut for Pakistan
  • S Malik 42nd ODI fifty: 51 runs in 43 balls (3x4) (1x6)
  • Pakistan 254/7 in 49.2 overs
  • Pakistan 200/4 in 42.2 overs
  • Power play 2 (11-40): Pakistan 183/3 (147 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Drinks: Pakistan 153/1 in 32.6 overs
  • Pakistan 153/1 in 32.6 overs
  • Babar Azam 8th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 79 balls (2x4) (1x6)
  • Imam-ul-Haq 2nd ODI fifty: 50 runs in 74 balls (4x4) (0x6)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 100 off 137 balls between I Haq (48) and B Azam (44)
  • Pakistan 100/1 in 23.5 overs
  • Drinks: Pakistan 67/1 in 17.0 overs
  • Pakistan 50/1 in 14.4 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 82 balls between I Haq (31) and B Azam (15)
  • Power play 1 (1-10): Pakistan 36/1
  • Referral 1 (0.6 ovs): Afghanistan against B Azam (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 1, AFG: 0)
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Match Poll

Who will win the Match

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PlayerRunsAvg.
Shikhar Dhawan IND34268.40
Rohit Sharma IND317105.66
Mushfiqur Rahim BAN30260.40
Mohammad Shahzad AFG26853.60
Hashmatullah Shahidi AFG26365.75
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PlayerWicketsEco.
Rashid Khan AFG103.72
Kuldeep Yadav IND104.08
Mustafizur Rahman BAN104.40
Jasprit Bumrah IND83.67
Mujeeb Ur Rahman AFG73.49
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