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Sohail Khan is congratulated on the wicket of Krishna Chandran

Pakistan v UAE, World Cup 2015, Group B, Napier

Welcome win but mind the cracks

On Saturday Pakistan face South Africa in Auckland knowing that they have solved none of their long-standing issues - particularly a fragility within their top order - and that they will benefit from none of the good fortune they received here

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Misbah-ul-Haq cuts loose

Pakistan v UAE, World Cup 2015, Group B, Napier

Misbah-ul-Haq's quick fire 65 helps Pakistan pip UAE

Misbah-ul-Haq's 49-ball 65 helped Pakistan recover from a slow start with the bat to post an impressive 339 and beat the United Arab Emirates by a 129-run margin in their World Cup 2015 Group B encounter in Napier on Wednesday.

Misbah-ul-Haq hammers a slog sweep on his way to 65

Pakistan v UAE, World Cup 2015, Group B, Napier

Pakistan batsmen craft huge win

Hopes that this Pakistan team is capable of as dramatic and irrepressible a surge as that which won the 1992 World Cup will be momentarily boosted by the 129-run victory over UAE, but a truer test awaits them at Eden Park on Saturday