25th Match, Pool B (D/N), Napier, Mar 4 2015, ICC Cricket World Cup
(50 ov, target 340)210/8
Pakistan won by 129 runs
Player Of The Match
93 (105)
end of over 504 runs • 2 wickets
UAE: 210/8CRR: 4.20 
Mohammad Tauqir0 (1)
Mohammad Naveed0 (0)
Wahab Riaz 10-1-54-2
Sohail Khan 9-2-54-2

9.52 pm: Well, that is all she wrote from Napier. Pakistan secure a second, and much-needed, win in their misfiring World Cup campaign, and will be preparing with keen interest ahead of their crucial clash against South Africa. Don't forget to tune into our live showing of Match Point, while there is also the other match at the WACA between Afghanistan and Australia. Warner currently going strong on 156 in the 33rd over. Yup, you read that correctly. I am going to dash off now to see if history will be made. I think you should too! This is Rohan Sharma signing off on behalf of ESPNcricinfo.

Ahmed Shehzad, Man of the Match: Pretty much satisfied before the big game (against South Africa). We didn't want to be in a similar situation like we were against Zimbabwe. All the coaches and players have been very supportive to try and fix that. The way Misbah and Haris batted to help us get momentum, will be useful against South Africa. We need to stand up as a team and play as well as we did today.

The Man of the Match is Ahmed Shehzad for his 93.

9.40 pm: So in the end, Pakistan manage to hold on to a 129-run victory over UAE, but you can hardly call it impressive as they allowed them to bat through their full quota, which would have seemed quite unfathomable after they had them languishing at 25 for 3 at one stage. Niggles to Mohammad Irfan, and then Sohail Khan, hurt Pakistan's bowling resources early on, and team management will be hoping they are fit and ready for Pakistan's next crucial encounter against South Africa. Shaiman Anwar moved to the top of the World Cup run-charts after another meaningful innings for his side.

Wahab Riaz to Tauqir, no run

and he safely negotiates the full delivery on off to help UAE get through their full quota of overs, with two wickets still in hand

It will be Tauqir to face the final ball of the innings

Wahab Riaz to Patil, OUT

where was that all this time? delivers a vicious yorker from round the wicket which is just too good for the batsman as he backed away to try and create space to get under it. Far too late in the contest to really matter though...

Swapnil Patil b Wahab Riaz 36 (84m 68b 2x4 0x6) SR: 52.94
Wahab Riaz to Patil, no run

looks to slam this bouncer going down the leg side over midwicket, but is late on it. Called one for the over

Wahab Riaz to Patil, 2 runs

looks to ramp the bowler over backward point, with this one falling safely in the deep in the end

UAE seven down now, but really doesn't matter with just the four legal deliveries left. Naveed is the new batsman

Wahab Riaz to Javed, OUT

and Javed's jolly good time comes to a suitable end as he attempts yet another club over midwicket, with this one finally falling to a Pakistan fielder in the deep as Sohail Khan steadies himself under the catch. Leaves McLean Park with a host of good memories I am sure

Amjad Javed c Sohail Khan b Wahab Riaz 40 (48m 33b 5x4 2x6) SR: 121.21
Wahab Riaz to Javed, 1 wide

backs away a touch as Wahab delivers this one wide of off, and round the wicket, with the umpire penalising him for straying the margin

Wahab Riaz to Patil, 1 run

punches this back of a length through to the cover fielder, but can't pinch the single

Final over now with UAE needing 134 off 6. Game on!

end of over 498 runs
UAE: 206/6CRR: 4.20 RRR: 134.00
Amjad Javed40 (32)
Swapnil Patil33 (64)
Sohail Khan 9-2-54-2
Wahab Riaz 9-1-50-0

ahsan: "Required RR 134. Is this correct ? :P"

Sohail Khan to Javed, FOUR runs

backs away and then lifts Sohail inside-out over the covers to find the boundary at a rate of knots. Has put on a clinic with some sound shots interspersed with late bludgeons and French cuts

Sohail Khan to Javed, no run

lovely yorker which missed the downswing of Javed's bat as he looked to get under it. Followed the batsman beautifully there

Sohail Khan to Javed, FOUR runs

Javed better frame that bat after as he gets away another streaky shot, this time the inside-edge through fine leg, as he looked to smash the bowler over long on

Sohail Khan to Javed, no run

tries to pummel Sohail out of the park over midwicket, but is late on the shorter one that is fired in

Sohail Khan to Javed, no run

tries to get under this full, wide delivery outside of off, but fails to do so

Sohail Khan to Javed, no run

looking for the blockhole but ends up dishing a low full toss which is clubbed away by Javed towards mid-off

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