Match Ended   
Match 36, Headingley, Leeds, Jun 29, 2019
Pakistan PAK
230/7 (49.4/50)
Afghanistan AFG
227/9 (50.0/50)
Pakistan beat Afghanistan by 3 wickets

Pakistan vs Afghanistan Highlights, World Cup 2019: Imad Wasim Stars As Pakistan Beat Afghanistan By 3 Wickets

Updated:29 June 2019 22:41 IST

Pakistan vs Afghanistan Highlights, 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup: Afghanistan spinners derailed Pakistan's chase with a fine performance but Imad Wasim resurrected his team.

Pakistan vs Afghanistan Highlights, World Cup 2019: Imad Wasim Stars As Pakistan Beat Afghanistan By 3 Wickets
PAK vs AFG Highlights: Imad Wasim brought Pakistan back from the dead with a fine knock. © AFP

Pakistan avoided a huge shock to keep their chances of reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup 2019 alive with a nervy three-wicket win over Afghanistan in Leeds on Saturday. Afghanistan looked on course for their first victory of the tournament as Pakistan fell to 156 for six chasing a total of 228, but 49 not out from Imad Wasim saw the 1992 champions over the line with two balls to spare. Earlier, Afghanistan off-spinner Mohammad Nabi took two quick wickets to slow Pakistan's progress in the World Cup match at Headingley on Saturday. A third straight victory for Pakistan would see them leapfrog England and move into fourth place in the 10-team table after a poor start to the tournament. Afghanistan managed 227 for nine in their 50 overs and Pakistan, who have never lost a one-day international to their neighbours, were cruising at 72-1 in reply. But Nabi struck with the last ball of the 16th over when he lured Imam-ul-Haq from the crease and had the left-hander stumped by Ikram Alikhil for 36. In his next over he bowled Pakistan's in-form Babar Azam, who departed after scoring an attractive 51-ball 45. Babar and Imam had steadied the ship after Pakistan lost opener Fakhar Zaman for a duck off the second ball of the innings, trapped leg-before by spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman. (SCORECARD)

World Cup 2019 Match Today, Highlights Between Pakistan vs Afghanistan, Straight from Headingley, Leeds.

  • 22:36 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    Thanks for joining us!

    Arguably the best match of the tournament so far. Heartbreak for Afghanistan but joy for Pakistan. Could have been so different but for some very strange decisions from Afghan captain Gulbadin Naib. Thank you for joining our coverage today. Do join us for tomorrow's mouthwatering clash between India and England. Good night!
  • 22:33 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    Pakistan go 4th!

    Pakistan leapfrog England to move into the final semi-final spot.
  • 22:26 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    Imad wins it for Pakistan!

    Imad hits a brilliant cover drive to win it for Pakistan! What a shot and what a game! Pakistan win by 3 wickets to keep their semis hopes alive.
  • 22:19 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    Another big over for Pakistan!

    10 runs from the Rashid Khan over. Pakistan need 6 off the final over.
  • 22:17 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    SIX!!

    Brilliant from Wahab. Goes down on one knee and smacks Rashid into the stands
  • 22:15 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    Brilliant from Mujeeb!

    Just 2 runs off the Mujeeb over | Pakistan need 16 runs off the final 2 overs
  • 22:14 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    Mujeeb is back!

    Mujeeb back into the attack and starts off with three dot ball, followed by a single.
  • 22:12 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    FOUR!

    Too full and thrashed through the covers by Wahab Riaz. Pakistan need 18 off 18 balls
  • 22:09 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    WICKET!

    Another twist and this time in Afghanistan's favour. Shadab is run out for 11 | PAK 206/7, need 22 more runs in 20 balls
  • 22:08 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    FOUR!

    Edge and it runs away to the boundary. Rashid can't believe it. Momentum with Pakistan now
  • 22:07 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    Game-changing over!

    18 runs off the over! Gulbadin's decision to bowl might have just lost Afghanistan the match. Pakistan need 28 in 24 balls
  • 22:04 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    Back to back fours!

    Gulbadin over is proving costly. Three boundaries off it.
  • 22:00 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    FOUR!

    Another strange decision from Afghanistan as Gulbadin comes into bowl and serves up a full-toss on his first ball
  • 21:58 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    Brilliant from Shinwari!

    Just 2 runs from that over. Excellent bowling from Shinwari. Pakistan need 46 runs in 30 balls.
  • 21:57 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    Pressure building!

    4 dot balls from Shinwari. The pressure is really building on Pakistan.
  • 21:51 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    7 overs to go!

    Just 5 runs from the Mujeeb over. Pakistan need 54 more runs to win in 42 balls.
  • 21:47 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    FOUR!

    Full-toss from Gulbadin and Imad smashes it straight down the ground | PAK 168/6 in 41 .5 overs
  • 21:40 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    10 overs left!

    40 overs completed, Pakistan need 71 more runs to win in 60 balls with 4 wickets in hand.
  • 21:36 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    Afghanistan on a roll!

    Another huge wicket for Afghanistan as Sarfaraz Ahmed is run out for 18 | PAK 156/6 in 39 overs
  • 21:31 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    FOUR!

    Imad breaks the shackles with a much-needed boundary. First boundary for Pakistan in 10 overs | PAK 154/5 in 38 overs
  • 21:18 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    Rashid strikes!

    Rashid has his first wicket as Haris Sohail is dismissed for 27 | PAK 142/5 in 35 overs;
  • 21:04 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    Sarfaraz dropped!

    Shinwari puts down a caught and bowled chance to dismiss Sarfaraz Ahmed.
  • 21:00 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    Pakistan 4 down!

    Mujeeb strikes again as Hafeez departs for 19 | PAK 121/4 in 29.1 overs
  • 20:57 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    Big let-off for Pakistan!

    There was a big appeal from Afghanistan players for a caught behind against Hafeez but umpire Nigel Llong turned it down. Replays show a spike in the snickometer. That wasted review is already proving costly.
  • 20:53 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    FOUR!

    Short and wide from Gulbadin Naib and Haris Sohail helps himself to his second boundary.
  • 20:43 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    Hafeez breaks the shackles!

    Hafeez brings up Pakistan's 100 with a boundary in the 25th over. Much-needed shot that from the right-hander. Pakistan were really getting bogged down.
  • 20:40 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    Nabi spinning a web!

    Haris Sohail beaten all ends up by a brilliant delivery from Nabi. So nearly had his 3rd wicket | PAK 96/3 in 24 overs.
  • 20:34 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    Trial by spin for Pakistan!

    It's all spin from Afghanistan as Samiullah Shinwari comes into the attack.
  • 20:32 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    Pakistan under pressure!

    Afghanistan putting the squeeze on with some tight overs. Hafeez and Sohail have been very watchful. Pakistan 91/3 in 22 overs.
  • 20:15 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    Nabi does it again!

    Clean bowled! What a blow from Nabi as Babar departs 45. PAK 81/3 in 17.2 overs.
  • 20:13 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    Lucky Babar!

    Babar gets away with another edge and again it runs away to the boundary. Rashid doesn't looked to chuffed | PAK 81/2 in 17 overs
  • 20:10 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    Nabi strikes!

    Afghanistan have their wicket as Nabi has sent Imam packing for 36, easily stumped by Ikram Ali. PAK 72/2 in 16 overs.
  • 20:06 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    LBW shout turned down!

    Big appeal from Rashid and co. for a LBW against Imam but the umpire turns it down. Afghanistan have no reviews remaining.
  • 20:04 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    FOUR!

    Too short from Rashid and Babar smacks it away.
  • 20:03 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    Slow but steady!

    Afghanistan have pulled things back after the powerplay but wickets the need of the hour. If Pakistan bat out the 50 overs, they should easily win. Afghanistan need a breakthrough, sooner rather than later. PAK 64/1 in 15 overs.
  • 19:54 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    Good over from Nabi!

    Just two runs from the Nabi over. Good stuff from the off-spinner! PAK 54/1 in 12 overs
  • 19:50 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    50 up for Pakistan!

    Fifty up Pakistan as well as a 50-run stand between Babar and Imam.
  • 19:48 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    10 overs up!

    Good recovery from Pakistan. Babar and Imam have played smartly after the early loss. Afghanistan, on the other hand, have thrown away a dream start with some strange decisions. PAK 49/1 in 10 overs
  • 19:39 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    FOUR!

    Another edge that runs away to the boundary. No slips for Imam! After a good start, Afghanistan are starting to get things wrong.
  • 19:36 (IST)Jun 29, 2019

    Afghanistan lose their review!

    Babar survives DRS call! Impact clearly outside off-stump. Afghanistan have thrown away their review. This could come and bite them later!
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