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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
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• The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

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

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Scorer: S Raju
Commentator: Rohan Sharma
Scorecard summary
Pakistan339/6(50 overs)
United Arab Emirates210/8(50 overs)
Wahab Riaz2/54(10)
end of over 504 runs • 2 wickets
UAE: 210/8CRR: 4.20 
Mohammad Tauqir0 (1)
Mohammad Naveed0 (0)
Wahab Riaz10-1-54-2
Sohail Khan9-2-54-2

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.

49.6
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

49.5
W
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
49.4
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

49.3
2
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

49.2
W
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
49.2
1w
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

49.1
1
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 • Need 134 from 6b
Amjad Javed40 (32)
Swapnil Patil33 (64)
Sohail Khan9-2-54-2
Wahab Riaz9-1-50-0

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

48.6
4
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

48.5
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

48.4
4
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

48.3
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

48.2
Sohail Khan to Javed, no run

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

48.1
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

end of over 4811 runs
UAE: 198/6CRR: 4.12 RRR: 71.00 • Need 142 from 12b
Amjad Javed32 (26)
Swapnil Patil33 (64)
Wahab Riaz9-1-50-0
Rahat Ali10-0-30-1

hatim: "we can talk about NRR after Pakistan play SA"

47.6
1
Wahab Riaz to Javed, 1 run

backs away before mistiming a slap towards the cover fielder. Still manages to get to the other end when he sees the fielder hesitate with the throw

47.5
4
Wahab Riaz to Javed, FOUR runs

Javed, looking to slam Riaz over midwicket, ends up getting a thick outside edge as he went early into the shot, with the ball bobbling over through third man to find a useful boundary. Also takes them past the 195-run mark

47.4
1
Wahab Riaz to Patil, 1 run

full and wide of off as Swapnil is able to get bat on ball to bring Javed back on strike

47.3
2
Wahab Riaz to Patil, 2 runs

gets away with this slap over third man, but Jamshed is able to make a has of it as he slips soon after picking up the ball, before having to recover again on his feet to go back and fire in the throw from the deep. Has just not been his day today

47.2
3
Wahab Riaz to Javed, 3 runs

slams Riaz over cow corner with a mistimed blow, as he is kept to three runs. Brings up their fifty-run stand as well

47.1
Wahab Riaz to Javed, no run

begins from round the wicket as Javed fails to get any bat on this wide delivery

UAE need just 8 more to put Pakistan's NRR in the red... Riaz back on now

end of over 472 runs
UAE: 187/6CRR: 3.97 RRR: 51.00 • Need 153 from 18b
Amjad Javed24 (22)
Swapnil Patil30 (62)
Rahat Ali10-0-30-1
Sohail Khan8-2-46-2

zami: "All efforts to restrict UAE below 195 went in vain in a single over!"

46.6
1
Rahat Ali to Javed, 1 run

nicely behind this fuller one on middle and off to see out the over

Best performances - batters
Ahmed Shehzad portrait
Ahmed Shehzad PAK
93 runs (105)
8 fours
1 six
Control86%
Productive shot
off drive
20 runs
1 four
1 six
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Haris Sohail portrait
Haris Sohail PAK
70 runs (83)
5 fours
1 six
Control86%
Productive shot
on drive
16 runs
0 four
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Manjula Guruge
AM Guruge UAE
O
8
M
0
R
56
W
4
ECO
7
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi PAK
O
10
M
1
R
35
W
2
ECO
3.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
McLean Park, Napier
TossUnited Arab Emirates, elected to field first
SeriesICC Cricket World Cup
Season2014/15
Player Of The Match
Ahmed Shehzad
Ahmed Shehzad
Match numberODI no. 3622
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45
Match days4 March 2015 - daynight(50-over match)
Umpires
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Johan Cloete
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Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
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Richard Illingworth
Reserve Umpire
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Marais Erasmus
Match Referee
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Chris Broad
PointsPakistan 2, United Arab Emirates 0