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Best performances - Batsmen

Younis Khan
70(65) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 17 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
6 2 13 7 15 2 15 10
Imran Farhat
52(67) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 14 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
4 5 11 10 2 9 1 10

Best performances - Bowlers

Shahid Afridi
O10
M0
R36
W5
Eco3.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Umar Gul
O8
M0
R30
W2
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Afghanistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan won the one-off match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30, Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45

Match days

10 February 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: S Balasubramanian | Commentator: Kanishkaa Balachandran

The presentation is on. Afridi is the Man of the Match: "Good practice for the upcoming games. Dressing room atmosphere is perfect."

Nawroz Mangal (he's got the help of an interperter): "Performance was satisfactory. Unfortunately our batting wasn't great. If we play consistently against teams like Pakistan we will get better and do well in the World Cup qualifiers. I would like to thank the PCB and I would like the ICC to present us with more opportunities."

Misbah: "Happy to see the spirit of the Afghan team. They way they started, I was a bit surprised. When they played T20 in Pakistan they were exciting. We got in Shoaib Malik because he's another spin option and also a lower-order batter."

Thanks for your company today. There's the first ODI against England that begins on Monday. Look forward to seeing you then. Cheers!

End of match: Afghanistan may have been beaten comprehensively by seven wickets, but far from disgraced. In fact they were quite sprightly in the field even when the game was firmly with Pakistan. Hopefully this will be the start of many more games against the Full Members ie, the big teams. And Pakistan should continue to assist them in whichever way. Iqbal Sikander, the former Pakistan legspinner, is now their coach.

Pakistan pretty much played full strength today, though public opinion would say that they would be better off experimenting with a new guy like Hammad Azam instead of Shoaib Malik.

37.1
4
Mohammad Nabi to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR runs, in a day of reverse sweeps Misbah decides to finish things off with one, changes guard and plays a lap sweep past short third man

END OF OVER:
37 | 7 Runs | PAK: 194/3 (2 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 5.24, RRR: 0.15)

  • Misbah-ul-Haq36 (54b)
  • Younis Khan70 (65b)
  • Dawlat Zadran9-2-38-2
  • Shapoor Zadran8-1-49-0
36.6
1
Dawlat Zadran to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short and he swivels and pulls hard but finds deep square leg
36.5
0
Dawlat Zadran to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, steers it straight to cover point
36.4
0
Dawlat Zadran to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, slower ball again and he opts not to bash it away, pushes it to the off side
36.4
1w
Dawlat Zadran to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 wide, slower ball down the leg side and wide called
36.3
0
Dawlat Zadran to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, he makes room to slam it past the off side but it's a slower ball and he just pats it away

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st9Imran FarhatMohammad Hafeez
2nd33Imran FarhatAsad Shafiq
3rd57Imran FarhatYounis Khan
4th99Younis KhanMisbah-ul-Haq