result
2nd Match, Group B (N), Karachi, Jun 24 2008, Asia Cup
(37.2/50 ov, target 289)133
Pakistan won by 155 runs
player of the match
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• The Bulletin by Siddarth Ravindran

All-round Tanvir shines in 155-run win

The final scoreline might indicate an emphatic victory for Pakistan but it needed an Asia Cup-record 100-run eighth-wicket stand between Sohail Tanvir and Fawad Alam to set up the win

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Scorecard summary
Pakistan288/9(50 overs)
Younis Khan67 (65)
Fawad Alam*63 (77)
Hong Kong133/9(37.2 overs)

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Tabarak Dar: The bowlers had got tired [after the early burst]. We were bit disappointed that we couldn't finish it off. The left-arm spinners bowled well and put Pakistan on the back foot and under pressure. I think we won a few sessions of play but we couldn't finish it off. That's the difference between professional cricketers and part-time cricketers.

Man of the Match : Sohail Tanvir : "I was looking for that kind of performance with the bat;. I had not got many chances before, didn't do well in couple of chance I had got but I did well; I think I became an allrounder in this match. We just wanted to play carefully initially and hit out in the end. I was struggling with bat before and it's good for my confidence and for my team that they have found a allrounder.

Malik: We were struggling a bit but Fawad Alam and Tanvir batted brilliantly. These sort of collapses happen in cricket. Every day is a new day and there are lessons to be learnt. Next game is against India and there is no margin for error there. I don't want to lose even one game in this tournament."

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37.2
W
Fawad Alam to Nadeem Ahmed, OUT

Nadeem Ahmed swings a flighted delivery on the legs to deep midwicket. And it's all over. Abbas won't come out to bat and the game is done.

Nadeem Ahmed c Misbah-ul-Haq b Fawad Alam 2 (13m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.29
37.1
Fawad Alam to Nadeem Ahmed, no run
end of over 373 runs • 1 wicket
HKG: 133/8CRR: 3.59 • RRR: 12.00 • Need 156 from 13 overs
Nadeem Ahmed2 (12)
Younis Khan1-0-3-1
Fawad Alam2-0-8-0
36.6
W
Younis to Najeeb Amar, OUT

it lands full on the middle stump, the batsman doesn't connect with the sweep shot and is struck in front

Najeeb Amar lbw b Younis Khan 21 (25m 25b 2x4 0x6) SR: 84
36.5
1
Younis to Nadeem Ahmed, 1 run

short and turning away from the off stump, cut through point

36.4
Younis to Nadeem Ahmed, no run

full and on the leg and middle line, driven back

36.3
Younis to Nadeem Ahmed, no run

pushed to the off side

36.2
Younis to Nadeem Ahmed, no run

leans forward to defend

36.1
1
Younis to Najeeb Amar, 1 run

driven to long-on for a single

36.1
1w
Younis to Najeeb Amar, 1 wide

misses a stumping chance. It was down the leg side, the batsman fails to connect his flick shot and gets outside the crease but Sarfraz doesn't collect.

end of over 363 runs
HKG: 130/7CRR: 3.61 • RRR: 11.36 • Need 159 from 14 overs
Najeeb Amar20 (23)
Nadeem Ahmed1 (8)
Fawad Alam2-0-8-0
Shoaib Malik8-0-31-0
35.6
1
Fawad Alam to Najeeb Amar, 1 run

just outside off stump, short of length, flat, pushed to left of covers

35.5
1
Fawad Alam to Nadeem Ahmed, 1 run

flatter, outside off, driven to left of mid-off where Tanvir makes a diving tumbling stop

35.4
Fawad Alam to Nadeem Ahmed, no run

low full toss, driven back to the bowler

35.3
Fawad Alam to Nadeem Ahmed, no run

loopy dipping delivery outside off, squeezed to point

35.2
1
Fawad Alam to Najeeb Amar, 1 run

short of length , outside off stump, punched to the off side

35.1
Fawad Alam to Najeeb Amar, no run

leans forward to defend a full delivery outside off

end of over 351 run
HKG: 127/7CRR: 3.62 • RRR: 10.80 • Need 162 from 15 overs
Nadeem Ahmed0 (5)
Najeeb Amar18 (20)
Shoaib Malik8-0-31-0
Fawad Alam1-0-5-0
34.6
Malik to Nadeem Ahmed, no run

short of length but turns in sharply, edges a cut and it bounces to the left of the lunging slip

34.5
Malik to Nadeem Ahmed, no run

turns in to beat the defensive poke and bobs away of the pad

34.4
Malik to Nadeem Ahmed, no run
34.3
Malik to Nadeem Ahmed, no run

low full toss and Nadeem didn't pick it up till late and pats it back. Both the bowler and the batsman laugh

34.2
1
Malik to Najeeb Amar, 1 run

short and outside off, cut through backward point

Best performances - batsmen
Younis Khan portrait
Younis Khan
67 runs (65)
8 fours
1 six
Control91%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
14 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
11271098515
Fawad Alam portrait
Fawad Alam
63 runs (77)
3 fours
0 sixes
Control94%
Productive shot
leg glance
20 runs
1 four
0 sixes
45114131079
Best performances - bowlers
Nadeem Ahmed
Nadeem Ahmed
O
9
M
1
R
51
W
4
ECO
5.67
Iftikhar Anjum portrait
Iftikhar Anjum
O
6
M
1
R
18
W
2
ECO
3
Match details
National Stadium, Karachi
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
SeriesAsia Cup
Season2008
Player Of The Match
Sohail Tanvir
Sohail Tanvir
Match numberODI no. 2712
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-19.30 Interval 19.30-20.15, Second Session 20.15-23.45
Match days24 June 2008 - night match (50-over match)
ODI debut
Courtney Kruger
Courtney Kruger
Hussain Butt
Hussain Butt
Irfan Ahmed
Irfan Ahmed
Jamie Atkinson
Jamie Atkinson
Munir Dar
Munir Dar
Skhawat Ali
Skhawat Ali
Zain Abbas
Zain Abbas
LIST-A debut
Courtney Kruger
Courtney Kruger
Hussain Butt
Hussain Butt
Irfan Ahmed
Irfan Ahmed
Jamie Atkinson
Jamie Atkinson
Munir Dar
Munir Dar
Skhawat Ali
Skhawat Ali
Zain Abbas
Zain Abbas
Umpires
South Africa Image
Brian Jerling
New Zealand Image
Tony Hill
TV Umpire
India Image
Amiesh Saheba
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan Image
Afzaal Ahmed
Match Referee
Australia Image
Alan Hurst
PointsPakistan 2, Hong Kong 0