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Asia Cup 2018: Malik's unbeaten fifty spares Pakistan from becomes flushed against Afghanistan

Shahidi and Asghar were tried by the Pakistan pace team of Hasan Ali and Usman Khan however they declined to be threatened by the crude pace. 

Experienced Shoaib Malik invoked an essential unbeaten 51 under strain as Pakistan survived a startle from Afghanistan, winning their Super Four match of the Asia Cup by three wickets, here on Friday.

Pursuing an aggressive 258 to win, Pakistan updated the objective with only three balls to save with previous skipper Malik playing the match-winning thump from 43 balls. Pakistan required 10 keeps running from the last finished and Malik dispatched pacer Aftab Alam for a six and four in the wake of playing a speck ball.

Wickets continued succumbing to Pakistan with star Afghan spinner Rashid Khan once more demonstrating his utility with a three wicket pull however Malik held his nerves to keep one end tight. Prior to Malik, Imam-ul-Haq (80) and Babar Azam (60) hit quiet half-hundreds of years in a 154-run stand however the moderate run rate made it troublesome for Pakistan.

Choosing to bat, Hashmatullah Shahidi (97) passed up his lady ODI hundred by only three pursues captain Asghar Afghan hit a contentious 67 off 56 balls as Afghanistan scored a battling 257 for six. Their 94-run organization and some spectacular batting towards the end by the Afghans made it an intriguing challenge as they scored 87 keeps running in the last 10 overs.

Pakistan made a precarious begin, losing opener Fakhar Zaman in the 6th chunk of the innings, knocked down some pins by Mujeeb ur Rahman, yet after that Azam and Imam taking control of the procedures, however the run-rate was continually shooting up. At the midway stamp, Pakistan had put on board only 103 for one with required contacting going past six however they the pad of nine wickets.

The two batsmen out on 154 keeps running for the second wicket before the bespectacled Imam was run out in the 34th over. It was Najibullah Zadran's immediate hit which discovered Imam short. His 80-run thump fell off 104 balls with four shots to the fence and one over the ropes.

Nine balls later, Rashid Khan had Azam baffled. It was when Pakistan required correct 100 keeps running from 15 overs.

Pakistan lost Haris Sohail (13), Sarfraz Ahmad (8), Asif Ali (7) and Mohammad Nawaz (10) with Afghan bowlers contending energetically. At last, previous commander Malik's experience saw them cross the complete the line.

Prior, Shahidi required a limit off the last ball to finish his century however Hasan Ali denied him the breakthrough with an approaching yorker which the left-hander couldn't secure. With his captain Asghar, Shahidi shared a match-evolving 94-run remain for the fourth wicket.

Shahidi changed gears effortlessly after generally staying persistent in his unbeaten and vocation best thump which fell off 118 balls. He was rocked the bowling alley off a no ball when he was on 76 in the penultimate over.

Five of his seven limits came amid the last 14 bundles of the Afghan innings.

Asghar had joined left-gave Shahidi at the wrinkle after left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz (3/57) evacuated the main three Afghan batsmen - Mohammad Shahzad (20), Ihsanullah (10) and Rahmat Shah (36).

In his 67-run thump, Asghar demonstrated both animosity and tolerance and Shahidi was resolved, holding one end tight.

Asghar picked right conveyances to go for top dogs, hitting five sixes and two fours.
Shahidi and Asghar were tried by the Pakistan pace team of Hasan Ali and Usman Khan yet they declined to be threatened by the crude pace.

They were sensible in protecting and leaving the balls which moved in the wake of pitching outside off stump. They kept the scoreboard ticking with pushing and bumping the ball around. Achievement not coming, Pakistan chief Sarfraz gave the ball back to Nawaz however Asghar creamed off 11 keeps running from his over, hitting a four and six, to end the long limit drought.oth the batsmen finished their half-hundreds of years in the 40th over, knocked down some pins by youthful left-arm pacer Shaheen Afridi.

With couple of overs left, Asghar began hitting each everything tossed at him and was knocked down some pins by Afridi subsequent to being dropped by Haris Sohail in the 42nd over

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