Asia Cup 2018: Pakistan edge out Afghanistan in thriller

Pakistan beat Afghanistan by three wickets in a Super Four match and notch up thir first win of this stage. Chasing 258 for win Pakistan got off to a terrible start but a 154 run partnership between Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq laid the foundation of the win. Earlier Afghanistan scored 257 in their 50 overs Riding on half-centuries from Hashmatullah Shahidi (97*) and Asghar Afghan (67), Afghanistan have posted a commanding total of 257/6 in 50 overs. For Pakistan, Mohammad Nawaz scalped three wickets while debutant Shaheen Afridi scalped two.

Updated On Sep 22, 2018 01:52 AM IST 11 Photos
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Pakistan's Hasan Ali (L) celebrates with Shoaib Malik at the end of the match during the one day international. (AFP)

Pakistan's Hasan Ali (L) celebrates with Shoaib Malik at the end of the match during the one day international. (AFP)

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Pakistan's Hasan Ali celebrates at the end of the match during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Pakistan and Afghanistan. (AFP)

Pakistan's Hasan Ali celebrates at the end of the match during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Pakistan and Afghanistan. (AFP)

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Afghanistan's Rashid Khan (L) celebrates after he dismiss Pakistan's Mohammad Nawaz (R) during the one day international. (AFP)

Afghanistan's Rashid Khan (L) celebrates after he dismiss Pakistan's Mohammad Nawaz (R) during the one day international. (AFP)

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Afghanistan cricketer Gulbadin Naib bowls during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Pakistan and Afghanistan. (AFP)

Afghanistan cricketer Gulbadin Naib bowls during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Pakistan and Afghanistan. (AFP)

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Pakistan's batsman Haris Sohail leaves the pitch after being dismissed during the one day international. (AFP)

Pakistan's batsman Haris Sohail leaves the pitch after being dismissed during the one day international. (AFP)

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Pakistan's batsman Babar Azam plays a shot during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Pakistan and Afghanistan. (AFP)

Pakistan's batsman Babar Azam plays a shot during the one day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between Pakistan and Afghanistan. (AFP)

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Pakistan's Mohammad Nawaz (R) dismisses Afghan batsman Rahmat Shah during the one day international. (AFP)

Pakistan's Mohammad Nawaz (R) dismisses Afghan batsman Rahmat Shah during the one day international. (AFP)

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Pakistan's Mohammad Nawaz (R) celebrates after he dismissed Afghan batsman Mohammad Shahzad. (AFP)

Pakistan's Mohammad Nawaz (R) celebrates after he dismissed Afghan batsman Mohammad Shahzad. (AFP)

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Afghanistan team captain and batsman Mohammad Asghar (L) runs between the wickets during the one day international. (AFP)

Afghanistan team captain and batsman Mohammad Asghar (L) runs between the wickets during the one day international. (AFP)

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Afghanistan team captain and batsman Mohammad Asghar plays a shot during the one day international. (AFP)

Afghanistan team captain and batsman Mohammad Asghar plays a shot during the one day international. (AFP)

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Pakistan's Hasan Ali (R) celebrates after he dismissed Afghanistan batsman Najibullah Zadran during the one day international. (AFP)

Pakistan's Hasan Ali (R) celebrates after he dismissed Afghanistan batsman Najibullah Zadran during the one day international. (AFP)

Updated on Sep 22, 2018 01:52 AM IST
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