Match Day

792dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy in Fatullah

Umar Akmal, spinners earn bonus-point win

Umar Akmal's unbeaten 89-ball 102 helped steer Pakistan from a precarious 117 for 6 to what seemed at the end of their innings a safe total of 248 for 8, which proved enough to give them a 72-run win

792dMohammad Isam in Fatullah

Akmal's learning from his mistake

Umar Akmal batted like he did against Sri Lanka on Tuesday evening, with a lot of awe-inspiring shots particularly through the on side

792dKarthik Krishnaswamy

'Batting mistakes almost cost us game' - Misbah

Pakistan's captain Misbah-ul-Haq has expressed his concern over the performance of his batsmen, after a series of rash shots from them had left his team in a precarious position against Afghanistan

792dKarthik Krishnaswamy in Fatullah

Afghanistan bowl with pace and promise

Afghanistan's bowlers may have been fighting it out mainly at Associate level in the past, but for large periods on Thursday, Pakistan had no answer to their pace or accuracy



Nawroz Mangal's score when dropped by Ajmal at fine-leg off Afridi

Afghanistan 2nd innings Partnerships

32Noor Ali ZadranMohammad Shahzad
33Noor Ali ZadranAsghar Afghan
74Nawroz MangalAsghar Afghan
1Mohammad NabiNawroz Mangal
11Mohammad NabiNajibullah Zadran
8Mohammad NabiSamiullah Shinwari
13Samiullah ShinwariMirwais Ashraf
0Samiullah ShinwariDawlat Zadran
3Samiullah ShinwariShapoor Zadran
1Samiullah ShinwariAmir Hamza

Boom Boom


Number of wickets for Shahid Afridi in Pakistan's only previous match against Afghanistan

Asia Cup rearguard


Runs by Pakistan for their seventh and eighth wkts. The last time they added more runs for their last four wkts was also in the Asia Cup, against Hong Kong in 2008

Wait Ends!


No. of ODI centuries by Pakistan wicketkeepers including this one, the other five have been hit by Kamran Akmal

Long Wait


No. of fifties Umar Akmal has hit in ODIs without getting to three figures, since his only hundred against Sri Lanka in 2009



Umar Akmal's score when he was dropped by Samiullah Shenwari off Shapoor Zadran in the 37th over

First choice


Mirwais Ashraf's economy when Afghanistan bowls first as opposed to 5.36 when they bowl second

Opening partnership


No. of matches Sharjeel Khan and Ahmed Shehzad have taken to record their first half-century partnership