At Fatullah, February 27, 2014 (day/night). Pakistan won by 72 runs. Pakistan 5pts. Toss: Afghanistan.

Afghanistan seemed to have the match under control after the unrelated Zadrans - Shapoor and Dawlat - had shaken up Pakistan's batsmen with pace and movement, and Misbah-ul-Haq had been run out without facing a delivery following a Keystone Kops mix-up with Sohaib Maqsood. And when Umar Akmal lofted a catch to deep point in the 37th over, it should have become 146 for seven - only for Samiullah Shenwari to drop the skyer. Akmal, 28 at the time, went on to his second one day century, more than four years (and 88 matches) after his first; he was only the second Pakistan wicketkeeper, after his elder brother Kamran, to score a hundred in the format (Kamran had made five), and faced just 89 balls in all. With Afghanistan's bowlers losing their discipline, Pakistan crashed 59 in their last five overs to reach 248. Even so, they still looked vulnerable as Afghanistan advanced to 139 for two - but Asghar Stanikzai and Nawroz Mangal fell in quick succession, and the last eight crumbled for 37 as the spinners turned the screw.
Man of the Match: Umar Akmal.