10.23pm  That's it from this game! Yet another upset in this tournament. There is another game which follows on the 24th and that is a clash between Bangladesh and South Africa. That game begins at 1400 IST (0830 GMT). Till then, goodbye and take care.
10.21pm  Hashmatullah Shahidi says this is a special win and the way they chased was very good. Adds he's looking forward to the other games and hopes they can do well again. States they will try their best to play positive cricket and do well for their country. Mentions the spinners were really good, credits Noor for the way he bowled and the batters continued the good work.
10.19pm  Babar Azam admits they are not doing well, they're trying to do well and hope to better in the next game. States they did not hit the right lines and lengths and they bowled far too many bad balls.
10.09pm  Ibrahim Zadran, Man of the Match, says he wanted to bat with positivity and he did so. States he loves playing with Gurbaz and they know each other well and they needed to get off to a good start.
10.08pm  Presentations coming up...
10.04pm  Pakistan on the other hand, have yet again been let down by their bowling. They just couldn't hit the right lines and lengths. Their bowlers were inconsistent and were extremely poor throughout. Despite the wicket not being easy, Afghanistan managed to score this quite easily. Pakistan will be very disappointed with themselves.
10.02pm  Chasing what we thought was an above par score, the openers got them off to a flier. Gurbaz and Ibrahim added over 100 with both scoring fifties. Gurbaz fell but Ibrahim continued. He forged another stand with Shah who also batted beautifully. Ibrahim fell but Shahid batted with a lot of responsibility. Both played right till the end and took their side over the line for an outstanding win.
10.00pm  History has been created! This is the very first time Afghanistan has beaten Pakistan in ODIs and what a time to do so. At the grandest stage of all, the World Cup. Also, yet another win which opens the table completely now. However, Pakistan now have lost three in a row. Afghanistan on the other hand, are giant killers at the moment. They beat England first and now Pakistan.
Shaheen Afridi to Hashmatullah Shahidi
FOUR! THERE IT IS! There is the winning runs! A full toss on the pads, Hashmatullah Shahidi whips it over square leg and the ball races away to the fence. AFGHANISTAN WIN BY 8 WICKETS!
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmat Shah
Fuller and on off, this is driven wide of mid off for one more.
Shaheen Afridi to Hashmatullah Shahidi
Fuller and on off, this is lofted over cover for one.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmat Shah
Outside off, this is guided through point for one more.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmat Shah
Around off, blocked again.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmat Shah
On off, defended.
Hasan Ali to Hashmatullah Shahidi
Around off, this is guided to point.
Hasan Ali to Rahmat Shah
Angled into the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
Hasan Ali to Rahmat Shah
Around off and on a length, this is punched to cover.
Hasan Ali to Rahmat Shah
SIX! Over the fence! That is the shot which kills the game! Fuller and on middle, right in the slot, this is lofted over the long on fence for a biggie.
Hasan Ali to Rahmat Shah
On middle, this is played to mid on.
Hasan Ali to Rahmat Shah
Fuller and on off, this is pushed to cover.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmat Shah
Just the one! 11 needed only! On off, length, this is pushed towards cover. For one.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmat Shah
Two more! Just the two needed now! Fuller and around off, this is driven past the cover fielder and two is taken.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmat Shah
Everything going Afghanistan's way! This is on a length and around off, Rahmat Shah looks to defend, this goes off the outside edge and down to the third man fence.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmat Shah
Another dot! A full ball on off, this is pushed back to the bowler.
Shaheen Afridi to Hashmatullah Shahidi
A full toss on middle, this is hit through square leg for one.
Shaheen Afridi to Hashmatullah Shahidi
BEATEN! Good length and outside off, Hashmatullah Shahidi looks to guide it down to third man but is beaten.
Usama Mir to Rahmat Shah
Two more! On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for two. 11 from the over and this is probably the over which kills the game. 19 needed in 24.
Usama Mir to Hashmatullah Shahidi
Fuller and on the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
Usama Mir to Hashmatullah Shahidi
BEATEN! Flatter and outside off, Hashmatullah Shahidi looks to cut but is beaten.
Usama Mir to Hashmatullah Shahidi
Two more! Shorter again and outside off, this is slapped past cover and two taken.
Usama Mir to Hashmatullah Shahidi
WIDE! The game is slipping away totally! Shorter and outside off, spins away sharply. Wided.
Usama Mir to Hashmatullah Shahidi
FOUR! Fortunate runs! Hashmatullah Shahidi steps out, this is flatter and outside off, it turns back in. Hashmatullah Shahidi looks to cut but it goes off the outside edge, past the keeper and down to the third man fence.
Usama Mir to Rahmat Shah
Just the one! On middle, a full toss, this is eased down to long on for one. 29 in 29.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmat Shah
Just the one! Fuller and around off, Rahmat Shah looks to drive but it goes off the outside edge down towards third man for one.
Shaheen Afridi to Hashmatullah Shahidi
Fuller and on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
Shaheen Afridi to Hashmatullah Shahidi
A dot! Shorter and outside off, Hashmatullah Shahidi slashes but misses.
Shaheen Afridi to Hashmatullah Shahidi
Overthrow! The wheels are coming off for Pakistan now! Fuller and on off, this is driven towards mid off. They take one. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. No one backing up. Two taken.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmat Shah
Shaheen is not happy there was a single there! Fuller and on off, this is pushed towards mid off for one.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmat Shah
35 needed in 35 now! A slower one around off, Rahmat Shah pushes it back to the bowler.
Haris Rauf to Hashmatullah Shahidi
Two! Outside off, shorter, this is cut past point for a couple. Another good over for the batting side. 35 needed in 36.
Haris Rauf to Hashmatullah Shahidi
WIDE! Short and outside off, Hashmatullah Shahidi looks to play the upper cut but misses. Wided.
Haris Rauf to Rahmat Shah
Another single as this is pushed down to long on.
Haris Rauf to Hashmatullah Shahidi
On the pads, Hashmatullah Shahidi works it down to fine leg for one.
Haris Rauf to Hashmatullah Shahidi
WIDE! Extras will only help Afghanistan! Down the leg side. Wided.
Haris Rauf to Rahmat Shah
Shorter and on the body, Rahmat Shah pulls it down to fine leg and gets one.
Haris Rauf to Hashmatullah Shahidi
Another single! Fuller and ouside off, this is driven through covers for one.
Haris Rauf to Rahmat Shah
Shorter and on the body, Rahmat Shah nudges it towards fine leg for one.
Shadab Khan to Hashmatullah Shahidi
Two! Tossed up around off, Hashmatullah Shahidi hits it wide of long off for two. That is the kind of over Afghanistan needed! They need just the 44 in 42.
Shadab Khan to Hashmatullah Shahidi
That is a beauty! This is tossed up on leg, it lands and spins away sharply. Hashmatullah Shahidi looks to defend but is beaten.
Shadab Khan to Hashmatullah Shahidi
Flatter and on off, Hashmatullah Shahidi looks to pull but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
Shadab Khan to Hashmatullah Shahidi
Two more! On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for two.
Shadab Khan to Hashmatullah Shahidi
FOUR! Top shot with the pressure building and it comes off! The reverse sweep, it goes uppishly but wide of point and for a boundary.
Shadab Khan to Hashmatullah Shahidi
Very well fielded! Tossed up around off, the slog sweep comes out, it is nailed towards deep mid-wicket. The fielder runs to his left, dives and keeps it down to two.
Usama Mir to Rahmat Shah
He does, that is a top over. 54 needed now in 48. Flatter and on off, this is pushed to cover.
Usama Mir to Rahmat Shah
Extra bounce! Shorter and outside off, Rahmat Shah looks to cut but is beaten. Can he end the over well now?
Usama Mir to Rahmat Shah
Tossed up on off, this is pushed to cover.
Usama Mir to Rahmat Shah
That is an easy two! Usama Mir drags it short again, this is slapped past cover for two.
Usama Mir to Hashmatullah Shahidi
On middle, this is hit down to long on for one more.
Usama Mir to Rahmat Shah
The reverse sweep comes out, this is played towards short third man for one.
9.19pm  Leg spin from both the sides as Usama Mir is on!
Shadab Khan to Hashmatullah Shahidi
Two to end then! 58 needed in 54! Hashmatullah Shahidi steps out, this is way too full, he squirts it past point for two.
Shadab Khan to Hashmatullah Shahidi
Make that three in a row! On middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.
Shadab Khan to Hashmatullah Shahidi
Sharp turn again! A googly on middle, Hashmatullah Shahidi defends it.
Shadab Khan to Hashmatullah Shahidi
Flatter and on middle, Hashmatullah Shahidi pushes it back to the bowler.
Shadab Khan to Rahmat Shah
Outside off, shorter, this is cut past point for one.
Shadab Khan to Hashmatullah Shahidi
Flatter and around off, this is guided to point.
9.15pm  Powerplay 3! Now a total of 5 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the end og the game. Shadab Khan is back on. Not sure why Haris Rauf did not continue.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmat Shah
Two more! 62 needed in 60. Still Afghanistan's game to lose. Fuller and outside off, this is driven through covers for two.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmat Shah
Fuller and on middle, Rahmat Shah works it to mid-wicket.
Shaheen Afridi to Hashmatullah Shahidi
Drop and run! Good stuff! A slower one around off, this is pushed towards cover for one.
Shaheen Afridi to Hashmatullah Shahidi
65 in 63 needed! A full toss on off, this is driven through covers. Not off the middle but two.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmat Shah
Good length and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmat Shah
A loud appeal but turned down! Pakistan review but that seems to be going down leg. NOT OUT! That is a poor review. A desperate review. This is angled into the pads. Rahmat Shah looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad. Pakistan lose a review.
9.09pm  Shaheen Afridi is back on! He got a wicket when his side needed it earlier on, can he get another one?
Haris Rauf to Rahmat Shah
Another easy run! 68 needed in 66! Outside off, Rahmat Shah pushes it through covers and gets to the other end.
Haris Rauf to Rahmat Shah
BEATEN! Fuller and outside off, Rahmat Shah looks to drive but is beaten.
Haris Rauf to Hashmatullah Shahidi
A little too straight, this is worked down to fine leg for one.
Haris Rauf to Hashmatullah Shahidi
Angled into the pads, Hashmatullah Shahidi works it to mid-wicket.
Haris Rauf to Hashmatullah Shahidi
Easy two! Shorter and outside off, Hashmatullah Shahidi guides it past point for a couple.
Haris Rauf to Hashmatullah Shahidi
Good length and on off, Hashmatullah Shahidi guides it to point.
Hasan Ali to Rahmat Shah
Angled into the pads, this is worked to mid-wicket. 72 needed in 72.
Hasan Ali to Rahmat Shah
SIX! BANG! Over the fence! That is what Afghanistan! That is exquisite. Shot of the game so far! Takes a few steps down the track and gets to the pitch of the ball. He just lofts it over the long on fence for a biggie.
Hasan Ali to Rahmat Shah
Around off, this is pushed to cover.
Hasan Ali to Rahmat Shah
Shorter in length and around off, Rahmat Shah pushes it to covers.
Hasan Ali to Rahmat Shah
Good length and on off, Rahmat Shah defends it.
Hasan Ali to Hashmatullah Shahidi
Another easy run! Shorter and outside off, this is guided through point for one.
Shadab Khan to Rahmat Shah
Dot to end but the damage was done earlier on! Flighted ball outside off, Rahmat Shah looks to sweep but misses. 79 needed in 78.
Shadab Khan to Rahmat Shah
FOUR! This is the reason why we felt this is not a good move! Second boundary in the over. This is tossed up outside off. Rahmat Shah brings out the slog sweep, it goes over mid-wicket and into the fence.
Shadab Khan to Hashmatullah Shahidi
On the pads, this is worked towards short fine leg for one.
Shadab Khan to Hashmatullah Shahidi
FOUR! Releases the pressure by smacking it down the ground. The series of dot balls ends with a boundary! Tossed up on off, this is slammed down the ground and to the long off fence.
Shadab Khan to Hashmatullah Shahidi
Make that 11. Big turn too. Hashmatullah Shahidi steps out but does not get to the pitch of it. He looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
Shadab Khan to Hashmatullah Shahidi
Starts well by landing it well! Tossed up on off, this is pushed back to the bowler. 10 dots in a row.
8.55pm  Shadab Khan comes back on. Yet again, not sure if this is the right move. He has not had the best of nights so far.
Hasan Ali to Rahmat Shah
That is a maiden! What an over. What a spell so far from Hasan Ali! He is bowling his heart out. Especially with the ball reversing, he is causing problems. This is on a length, this one tails back in too. Rahmat Shah looks to drive but misses to get hit high on the pads. A little too high and hence, the appeal is turned down.
Hasan Ali to Rahmat Shah
Can't really do a lot though about a delivery like that. This is a length ball and it comes back in late. Rahmat Shah looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
Hasan Ali to Rahmat Shah
Dots building and so is the pressure! Another fuller one, a little bit of tail back in. This is pushed to mid on. This is fine for now though for Afghainstan but something tells me, something is going to give here. Sense a big shot coming.
Hasan Ali to Rahmat Shah
Make that three in a row! Good fielding too! Length and around off, this is pushed straight to cover.
Hasan Ali to Rahmat Shah
Run rate needed now 6! A good slower one on middle, Rahmat Shah hits it uppishly but short of mid on.
Hasan Ali to Rahmat Shah
Another dot! Fuller and on middle, this is pushed to mid on.
Iftikhar Ahmed to Hashmatullah Shahidi
Yet another tidy over! Sharp turn too! Flatter and on off, this lands and spins away. Hashmatullah Shahidi looks to defend but it goes off the outer half to point. Things starting to happen for Pakistan now. 88 needed in 90.
Iftikhar Ahmed to Hashmatullah Shahidi
Make that two! Hashmatullah Shahidi looks to go after him. He sees the flight and tries to heave it acorss the line but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
Iftikhar Ahmed to Hashmatullah Shahidi
Tossed up on off, this is pushed back to the bowler. He bowls one here.
Iftikhar Ahmed to Rahmat Shah
One again! On middle, this is nudged around the corner for one. Pakistan need dots and Iftikhar Ahmed is not providing it.
Iftikhar Ahmed to Rahmat Shah
Two more! On middle, Rahmat Shah works it through square leg. Takes two. Easy runs.
Iftikhar Ahmed to Hashmatullah Shahidi
Hashmatullah Shahidi gets off strike though! On middle, tossed up, this is eased down to long on for one.
Hasan Ali to Hashmatullah Shahidi
They won't mind that single! It gets the new man back on strike! Outside off, this is hit through covers for one.
Hasan Ali to Hashmatullah Shahidi
Make that 4 now! On a length and around off, this is pushed to cover.
Hasan Ali to Hashmatullah Shahidi
Another dot! The runs needed and the balls left is decreasing. Just 5 now! Around off and on a length. Hashmatullah Shahidi defends it solidly.
8.45pm  Hashmatullah Shahidi walks out to bat!
Hasan Ali to Ibrahim Zadran
OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! That is the wicket Pakistan needed! They are pumped up. Hasan Ali provides it. He has been really good in this spell and deserves this wicket. Also, now with the wicket slowing down a touch, they cna apply pressure with a new batter out there. This is a length ball outside off, Ibrahim Zadran looks to slash at it, it goes off the outside edge and the keeper does the rest. Really good knock from Ibrahim Zadran! He deserved a ton but it was not to be. 93 needed in 99.
Ibrahim Zadran c M Rizwan b H Ali 87 (113b 10x4 0x6)
Hasan Ali to Ibrahim Zadran
Good length and on off, Zadran pushes it to the fielder at cover.
Hasan Ali to Rahmat Shah
Another good run! Length and on off, this is pushed towards cover. The fielder dives and makes a half stop. A single taken.
Iftikhar Ahmed to Ibrahim Zadran
Tossed up on off, kept out. 94 needed in 102. The difference between ball and runs needed is 8.
Iftikhar Ahmed to Ibrahim Zadran
Two! Shorter and around off, Ibrahim Zadran pushes it past cover. Mid off runs to his left, dives and keeps it down to two. Not sure if Iftikhar Ahmed is the right bowler to go to at the moment.
Iftikhar Ahmed to Ibrahim Zadran
Floats it up on off, kept out.
Iftikhar Ahmed to Rahmat Shah
Flatter and on middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.
Iftikhar Ahmed to Rahmat Shah
On middle, the paddle scoop comes out, this is played fine on the leg side. Two taken.
Iftikhar Ahmed to Rahmat Shah
Flatter and on off, this is pushed to cover.
Hasan Ali to Ibrahim Zadran
A little bit of reverse for Hasan Ali! That is a top over. Need a few more of these do Pakistan! This starts outside off and comes back in. Zadran looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 99 needed in 108.
Hasan Ali to Ibrahim Zadran
Almost! That was very close! This starts outside off and tails back in. Ibrahim Zadran looks to drive but misses it. It goes just past the off pole.
Hasan Ali to Ibrahim Zadran
Around off, Zadran pushes it to covers.
Hasan Ali to Rahmat Shah
One! Outside off, Shah plays it through covers for one.
Hasan Ali to Rahmat Shah
Yet another dot! Length and on off, this is pushed back to the bowler.
Hasan Ali to Rahmat Shah
Good length and on off, Rahmat Shah pushes it to covers.
8.30pm  DRINKS! Afghanistan's game to lose now! They are well and truly in driver's seat and they should not lose it from here. Both batters are playing sensibly. Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmat Shah are doing that and need to conitnue to do so. Pakistan on the other hand, need wickets as that is the only way they can win this. Will there be a turn around?
Iftikhar Ahmed to Rahmat Shah
Around off, this is pushed to cover.
Iftikhar Ahmed to Rahmat Shah
Around off, defended.
Iftikhar Ahmed to Rahmat Shah
FOUR! Out comes the reverse sweep and it is nailed! Tossed up outside off, this is hit past point and it races away to the fence.
Iftikhar Ahmed to Rahmat Shah
Around off, this is pushed to cover.
Iftikhar Ahmed to Ibrahim Zadran
Tossed up on off, this is pushed towards cover for one.
Iftikhar Ahmed to Ibrahim Zadran
On middle, the paddle scoop comes out, it is played towards fine leg for two.
Hasan Ali to Rahmat Shah
A slower one on off, defended.
Hasan Ali to Ibrahim Zadran
On the shorter side, this is punched through covers for one more.
Hasan Ali to Ibrahim Zadran
Around off, this is pushed to cover.
Hasan Ali to Rahmat Shah
Angled into middle, this is workjed through mid-wicket for one.
Hasan Ali to Rahmat Shah
WIDE! Bangs it short but it is way too short. It has been wided.
Hasan Ali to Ibrahim Zadran
Shorter and around off, this is pushed through covers for one.
Hasan Ali to Ibrahim Zadran
Length and on middle, this is pushed back to mid on.
8.22pm  Change! Hasan Ali is back in!
Usama Mir to Rahmat Shah
FOUR MORE! Short and on middle, Rahmat Shah hangs back and pulls it over the mid-wicket fielder. This is another boundary. This is top over for Afghanistan, all the pressure that was built has been let off. 112 needed more in 126.
Usama Mir to Rahmat Shah
FOUR! Uppish but in the gap! That is the pressure releaser his side needed. Shorter and outside off, this is cut uppishly past the point fielder and into the fence behind.
Usama Mir to Rahmat Shah
On middle, tossed up, defended.
Usama Mir to Rahmat Shah
He had to hit that! That was on middle, Shah sweeps but to short fine leg.
Usama Mir to Ibrahim Zadran
Another easy single! Tossed up around off, this is hit through covers for one.
Usama Mir to Rahmat Shah
Shorter and on off, this is pushed down to long off for one.
Haris Rauf to Ibrahim Zadran
He does! It is yet another tidy over! Shorter and around off, Ibrahim Zadran guides it to point.
Haris Rauf to Ibrahim Zadran
Two more! Angled into the pads, Ibrahim Zadran woks it through mid-wicket and takes two. Just the three from the over. Can he end it well now?
Haris Rauf to Rahmat Shah
Shortish and outside off, Rahmat Shah looks to cut but it goes off the outside edge down towards third man for one.
Haris Rauf to Rahmat Shah
Around off, this is defended. Three in a row now. 125 more needed in 135.
Haris Rauf to Rahmat Shah
Make that two in a row! The energy in the Pakistan camp has gone up now. They can sense they are coming back into the game. Around off and on a length, this is pushed to cover.
Haris Rauf to Rahmat Shah
One more dot! A short one now on middle, Rahmat Shah ducks under it.
8.14pm  The physio is out as Ibrahim Zadran is suffering from cramps. He is fine now and all set to continue.
Usama Mir to Ibrahim Zadran
He does end it well! This is a decent passage of play for Pakistan. Things have gone quiet. 125 more needed in 138. Shorter and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran looks to cut but misses.
Usama Mir to Ibrahim Zadran
Another dot! Now he needs to end the over well. Floats it up on off, this is pushed to cover.
Usama Mir to Rahmat Shah
Rahmat Shah misses out! Shorter and on off, Shah pulls it towards long on for one.
Usama Mir to Ibrahim Zadran
Tossed up on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
Usama Mir to Ibrahim Zadran
BEATEN! Another dot! Shortish and outside off, this lands and turns away. Ibrahim Zadran looks to cut but misses.
Usama Mir to Ibrahim Zadran
Usama Mir who comes on now starts off with a tossed up ball on off, this is pushed to cover.
Haris Rauf to Ibrahim Zadran
A yorker on middle, this is jammed out to mid on.
Haris Rauf to Ibrahim Zadran
Outside off, left alone.
Haris Rauf to Ibrahim Zadran
Around off, defended.
Haris Rauf to Rahmat Shah
Shorter and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
Haris Rauf to Ibrahim Zadran
On middle, this is nudged through square leg for one.
8.06pm  Haris Rauf comes back on!
Haris Rauf to Rahmat Shah
Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
Shadab Khan to Ibrahim Zadran
On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
Shadab Khan to Rahmat Shah
Outside off again, this is pushed through covers. A run taken.
Shadab Khan to Ibrahim Zadran
On the pads, this is worked down to fine leg for one.
Shadab Khan to Rahmat Shah
Outside off, this is pushed through covers for one.
Shadab Khan to Rahmat Shah
Shorter and on off, this is pushed to cover.
Shadab Khan to Ibrahim Zadran
Tossed up on off, this is hit down to long off for one.
Shaheen Afridi to Ibrahim Zadran
7 from the over! On the pads, shorter, this is worked through square leg for one.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmat Shah
Just the 136 more needed! Outside off, this is guided past point for one.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmat Shah
Two more! This is turning out to be another good over! Fuller and outside off, this is guided past point for a couple.
Shaheen Afridi to Ibrahim Zadran
Singles coming easy! They need to find a way to stop these singles! Angled into the body, this is nudged on the leg side for one.
Shaheen Afridi to Ibrahim Zadran
A full toss outside off, Ibrahim Zadran carves it past point. Two more taken.
Shaheen Afridi to Ibrahim Zadran
Fuller and on middle, Zadran pushes it to mid on.
Shadab Khan to Rahmat Shah
Floats it up on off, Shah pushes it back to the bowler.
Shadab Khan to Ibrahim Zadran
Good run again! Floats it up on off, this is pushed to cover.
Shadab Khan to Ibrahim Zadran
Tosses it up around off, defended.
Shadab Khan to Ibrahim Zadran
The googly, it lands on off and spins back in. Defended.
Shadab Khan to Ibrahim Zadran
FOUR! Slapped away! That is poor from Shadab Khan! They just got a wicket in the last over and he offers a freebie. This is short and asking to be hit. Zadran places it wide of extra cover for a boundary.
Shadab Khan to Rahmat Shah
On middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmat Shah
A single to end. Despite the wicket, Afghanistan managed to get 5 from the over. The pressure wasn't built after it. On middle, this is worked on the leg side for one.
Shaheen Afridi to Ibrahim Zadran
Uppish but wide! Outside off, Ibrahim Zadran hangs his bat out, it goes off the outer half wide of point and down to third man for one.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmat Shah
Rahmat Shah is off the mark now! Tip and run! Singles is what will do it for them. Around off, this is pushed towards cover for a quick run.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmat Shah
Rahmat Shah though can take his time to get in! Such was the start! Outside off, fuller, Rahmat Shah shoulders arms to this one.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmat Shah
Yet another wide. Tries the slower one but this comes out wrong, it is down the leg side. Wided.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmat Shah
This is exactly what Babar wants. Dots, dots is what will build pressure. This is shortish and around off, it is guided to point.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmat Shah
WIDE! Not what Babar would have wanted. A wide to the new batter as this is banged in short. Very short.
7.47pm  Rahmat Shah walks out to bat!
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
OUT! TAKEN! Usama Mir holds onto one! Shaheen Afridi comes on and strikes. Gets the wicket his side wanted. Excellent change from Babar Azam! This is short and around off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz looks to pull, this goes off the top edge and towards third man. Usama Mir hangs onto it. He dropped Warner in the last game but this time takes a really good catch. Is this the opening Pakistan needed? Can they build on this now? Rahmanullah Gurbaz on the other hand, has played a fine knock. He has got his side into a good position. Can the middle and the lower order capitalize now?
Rahmanullah Gurbaz c U Mir b S Afridi 65 (53b 9x4 1x6)
7.44pm  Change! Shaheen Afridi comes back on now! He needs to pick a wicket for his side here.
Shadab Khan to Ibrahim Zadran
That is a good over from Shadab Khan! This is the kind of over they need! The googly, on off, it turns back in. Zadran works it to mid-wicket.
Shadab Khan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Outside off, this is cut past point for one.
Shadab Khan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Pushes this through and on off, Gurbaz pushes it to covers.
Shadab Khan to Ibrahim Zadran
Fuller and on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
Shadab Khan to Ibrahim Zadran
Just short! Tossed up outside off, this is driven but straight to cover.
Shadab Khan to Ibrahim Zadran
Nicely tossed up and on off, this is pushed to cover.
Iftikhar Ahmed to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Gives it air and lands it on off, this is pushed back to the bowler.
Iftikhar Ahmed to Ibrahim Zadran
Flatter and on middle, this is hit down to long on for oen more.
Iftikhar Ahmed to Ibrahim Zadran
On off, this is blocked.
Iftikhar Ahmed to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Shorter and outside off, this is pushed through covers for one.
Iftikhar Ahmed to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
SIX! Over the fence! The game is slipping away from Pakistan here. They need a wicket. Gurbaz is taking it away along with Ibrahim Zadran! This is tossed up around off, this is lofted over the long off fence for a biggie.
Iftikhar Ahmed to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Quicker and on off, defended.
Shadab Khan to Ibrahim Zadran
Flatter and on middle, kept out.
Shadab Khan to Ibrahim Zadran
FOUR! That will release the pressure that was building! Fuller and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran carves it past cover and this one races away to the fence.
Shadab Khan to Ibrahim Zadran
Shorter and on off, this is pushed to cover.
Shadab Khan to Ibrahim Zadran
Around off, kept out.
Shadab Khan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Fuller and on off, this is pushed down to long off for one.
Shadab Khan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
SHOT! Full and on middle, this is hit down the ground and to the long off fence.
Iftikhar Ahmed to Ibrahim Zadran
That is a tight over by Iftikhar Ahmed! Flatter and on off, defended.
Iftikhar Ahmed to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
On middle, shorter, this is pushed down to long on for one.
Iftikhar Ahmed to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Make that thee in a row! On middle, this one turns in sharply. It is worked to square leg.
Iftikhar Ahmed to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Dots is what is needed to build pressure. Two in a row here. On middle, this is worked to square leg.
Iftikhar Ahmed to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Flighted ball on off, Gurbaz defends.
Iftikhar Ahmed to Ibrahim Zadran
Shorter and outside off, this is pushed through covers for one.
Usama Mir to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Outside off, this is guided through point for two.
Usama Mir to Ibrahim Zadran
Shorter and on off, this is punched through covers for one.
Usama Mir to Ibrahim Zadran
Shorter and around off, this is pushed to cover.
Usama Mir to Ibrahim Zadran
WIDE! This is well wide outside off. Left alone.
Usama Mir to Ibrahim Zadran
Shorter and on off, this is pushed back to the bowler.
Usama Mir to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
On middle, Rahmanullah Gurbaz looks to defend but it goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for one.
Usama Mir to Ibrahim Zadran
On middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.
7.26pm  DRINKS! Afghanistan are bossing the game, they are well and truly on top, sensible batting is all they need to win this game now. Pakistan on the other hand, need wickets and quickly, if not, they are going to go down in this all important game.
Shadab Khan to Ibrahim Zadran
On middle, this is worked through square leg for one.
Shadab Khan to Ibrahim Zadran
Shortish again and on middle, defended.
Shadab Khan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Shortish and outside off, this is flayed past point for a run.
Shadab Khan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
FOUR! Pulled away! That is poor fielding again and the 100 is up! Shorter and on middle, Rahmanullah Gurbaz pulls it towards long on. This lands and spins. Shaheen Afridi is wrong footed. Boundary.
Shadab Khan to Ibrahim Zadran
Shorter and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
Shadab Khan to Ibrahim Zadran
Floats it up on off, this is pushed  towards cover.
7.20pm  Shadab Khan comes on!
Usama Mir to Ibrahim Zadran
Ibrahim Zadran misses out! He steps out, makes it into a full toss, this is hit towards deep mid-wicket for one.
Usama Mir to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
NO BALL! Not good. Pakistan are under a lot of pressure here and Rahmanullah Gurbaz has overstepped. This is shorter, it is pulled through mid-wicket for one.
Usama Mir to Ibrahim Zadran
Fifty for Ibrahim Zadran! Solid knock from him. He has not been in the best of forms in this tournament but has done well here. Needs to keep going now. On middle, this is eased down to long off for one.
Usama Mir to Ibrahim Zadran
Gives it air and lands it on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.
Usama Mir to Ibrahim Zadran
Floats it up on off, this is pushed to cover.
Usama Mir to Ibrahim Zadran
FOUR! Carved away! Pakistan are under tremendous pressure here! This is tossed up, full and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran carves it past point, the fielder in the deep, runs to his left, dives and saves two for his side.
Usama Mir to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
A single as this is pushed down to long on for one.
Haris Rauf to Ibrahim Zadran
Shorter and on off, Zadran pushes it towards cover.
Haris Rauf to Ibrahim Zadran
WIDE! Another short one but this is way too high. Wided.
Haris Rauf to Ibrahim Zadran
A short one outside off, left alone.
Haris Rauf to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Fuller again and on middle, this is pushed towards mid on for one more.
Haris Rauf to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
FOUR! Pulled away! Shorter and on middle, this is hammered through mid-wicket and this one races away to the fence.
Haris Rauf to Ibrahim Zadran
Angled into the pads, Ibrahim Zadran works it around the corner for one.
Haris Rauf to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Fuller and on off, Gurbaz pushes it towards cover for one more.
Usama Mir to Ibrahim Zadran
On the stumps, kept out.
Usama Mir to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Fuller and on off, this is pushed down to long off for one more.
Usama Mir to Ibrahim Zadran
Fuller and on off, this is eased down to long off for one.
Usama Mir to Ibrahim Zadran
FOUR! Cut away! On the shorter side and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran rocks back and hammers it through point. No chance of stopping that.
Usama Mir to Ibrahim Zadran
Fuller and on middle, Ibrahim Zadran pushes it to mid on.
Usama Mir to Ibrahim Zadran
Shorter and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran looks to cut but misses.
Haris Rauf to Ibrahim Zadran
Shorter in length and on off, Zadran guides it down to third man for one more.
Haris Rauf to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Angled into the pads, this is nudged around the corner for one.
Haris Rauf to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
FOUR! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket and it races away to the fence.
Haris Rauf to Ibrahim Zadran
On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
Haris Rauf to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Shortish and around off, this is pushed towards cover for another one.
Haris Rauf to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Outside off, on the shorter side, Rahmanullah Gurbaz looks to cut but is beaten.
Usama Mir to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Tossed up on off, blocked.
Usama Mir to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Shortish and around off, this is punched to covers.
Usama Mir to Ibrahim Zadran
SHorter and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
Usama Mir to Ibrahim Zadran
FOUR! Shorter and outside off, this is cut past point for four.
Usama Mir to Ibrahim Zadran
Shortish and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran looks to cut but misses.
Usama Mir to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Shorter and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
Haris Rauf to Ibrahim Zadran
Outside off, Ibrahim looks to cut but misses.
Haris Rauf to Ibrahim Zadran
Shorter and outside off, this is pushed to cover.
Haris Rauf to Ibrahim Zadran
A sharp bumper on middle, Ibrahim Zadran ducks under it.
Haris Rauf to Ibrahim Zadran
Around off, this is defended.
Haris Rauf to Ibrahim Zadran
A bumper on middle, Sharp bumper on middle, ducked under.
Haris Rauf to Ibrahim Zadran
On the stumps, this is kept out.
Hasan Ali to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Around off, kept out.
Hasan Ali to Ibrahim Zadran
Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket for one.
Hasan Ali to Ibrahim Zadran
Good length and on off, defended.
Hasan Ali to Ibrahim Zadran
FOUR! Glorious shot! Shorter and on off, this is pulled through square leg for a boundary.
Hasan Ali to Ibrahim Zadran
Around off, this is kept out.
Hasan Ali to Ibrahim Zadran
Good length and on off, this is pushed to cover.
Haris Rauf to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
FOUR! Off the inside edge! Length and around off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz looks to drive but it goes off the inside edge down to the fine leg fence for a boundary.
Haris Rauf to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
FOUR! Cut away again! Runs flowing now. Shorter and outside off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz cuts it past point and this one races away to the fence.
Haris Rauf to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
On off, defended.
Haris Rauf to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
FOUR! Dispatched! Another one on the shorter side, This is cut past point and it races away to the fence.
Haris Rauf to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
FOUR! It finds the gap! Shorter and outside off, this is cut past point for a boundary. Gurbaz is on a roll here.
Haris Rauf to Ibrahim Zadran
Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Shortish and outside off, this is cut to point.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Around off, kept out.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
FOUR! Cut away! Shorter in length and outside off, this is cut past point and it races away to the fence.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
On off, defended.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Around off, kept out.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Shorter and outside off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz looks to cut but misses.
Hasan Ali to Ibrahim Zadran
FOUR! Shorter and outside off, this is cut over point for a boundary.
Hasan Ali to Ibrahim Zadran
Around off, this is kept out.
Hasan Ali to Ibrahim Zadran
Around off, this is kept out.
Hasan Ali to Ibrahim Zadran
Around off, defended.
Hasan Ali to Ibrahim Zadran
Outside off, this is guided through point for two.
Hasan Ali to Ibrahim Zadran
Outside off, Zadran looks to push but misses.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Shortish and on off, this is pushed to cover.
Shaheen Afridi to Ibrahim Zadran
Shorter and on the body, this is pulled down to fine leg for one.
Shaheen Afridi to Ibrahim Zadran
Back of a length and on middle, Ibrahim Zadran stands tall and keeps it out.
Shaheen Afridi to Ibrahim Zadran
Good length and around off, defended.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Outside off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz guides it down to third man for one.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
On the off pole, Rahmanullah Gurbaz blocks it out.
Hasan Ali to Ibrahim Zadran
Around off, defended.
Hasan Ali to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Fuller and outside off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz looks to drive but it goes off the inside edge and onto the pads.
Hasan Ali to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Around off, defended.
Hasan Ali to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
On the stumps, blocked.
Hasan Ali to Ibrahim Zadran
Three more! Angled into the pads, this is worked over the mid-wicket fielder and into the fence.
Hasan Ali to Ibrahim Zadran
Around off, Ibrahim plays it back to the bowler.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Back of a length and on off, defended well.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Back of a length and on off, defended well.
Shaheen Afridi to Ibrahim Zadran
Three more! Overthrow, really sloppy! Back of a length and outside off, this is guided down towards third man. They take one. The throw from Hasan Ali is a wild one. No one backing up. Two more taken.
Shaheen Afridi to Ibrahim Zadran
Back of a length and on off, Ibrahim Zadran rocks back and defends it nicely.
Shaheen Afridi to Ibrahim Zadran
Around off, on a length, defended well.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Angled nito the pads, this is nudged around the corner for one.
Hasan Ali to Ibrahim Zadran
Back of a length and on off, this is defended. Another top over for Afghanistan.
Hasan Ali to Ibrahim Zadran
FOUR! Carves it away! Shortish and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran stands tall and guides it past point. There were three fielders in that region but still manages to put it away.
Hasan Ali to Ibrahim Zadran
FOUR! Slammed away! Too short and too wide and Ibrahim Zadran hits it away! He slaps it through covers. Another boundary. Afghanistan off to a flier.
Hasan Ali to Ibrahim Zadran
Back of a length and on middle, Ibrahim Zadran defends it.
Hasan Ali to Ibrahim Zadran
Back of a length and on middle, Ibrahim Zadran stands tall and defends.
Hasan Ali to Ibrahim Zadran
Some nice away shape for Hasan Ali but the line is outside off. Left alone.
6.15pm  Hasan Ali to bowl from the other end!
Shaheen Afridi to Ibrahim Zadran
Drags his length back a little as there is no swing. Ibrahim Zadran looks to defend but it goes off the inner half down to fine leg for one. A really good first over for the chasing side.
Shaheen Afridi to Ibrahim Zadran
FOUR! That is glorious! That is a serious shot! This is full and outside off, a half volley, this is caressed through covers. Shaheen has not had the best of times with the new ball in this World Cup.
Shaheen Afridi to Ibrahim Zadran
Ibrahim Zadran this time was ready for it, this is on a length and on middle, he manages to push it towards mid-wicket. He does not plant his front foot across this time.
Shaheen Afridi to Ibrahim Zadran
Yet another one which tails back in but is on the leg pole. Ibrahim Zadran looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Just short! But the fielder could have stopped that! On middle, tailing back in again, this is worked towards mid-wicket. The fielder dives over the ball, it goes towards mid on for one.
Shaheen Afridi to Rahmanullah Gurbaz
FOUR! Perfect start for Afghanistan! Shaheen Afridi gets a little bit of swing but his line is on the pads, Gurbaz works it fine on the leg side and it races away to the fence.
6.08pm  Time for the action to begin! The Pakistan players make their way out to the middle. They are followed by the Afghanistan openers, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran! Shaheen Afridi has the first new ball in hand.
6.07pm  ... THE RUN CHASE ...
5.47pm  For Aghanistan, the pacers were quite disappointing. The likes of Noor Ahmad, Rashid and Nabi were really goodd but the other three leaked a lot of runs. They had high economy rates and that is what could cost the game for Afghanistan. Had it not been for the spinners, Pakistan would have scored over 300. Now though it is onto their batters who have a massive task on their hands. They will have to bat really well if they are to chase this down. Pakistan on the other hand, will back themselves to defend this one. Stay tuned for the chase.
5.44pm  That is a strong finish from Pakistan and we believe they have a score above par! The openers set the tone by getting them off to a fast start. Then there was a time when Pakistan lost a couple quickly but Babar Azam held fort at one end and built decent stands with Saud Shakeel and Shadab Khan! The skipper scored a fine half ton and laid the platform for the big hitters and Iftikhar Ahmed did not disappoint as he added the finishing touches.
Naveen-ul-Haq to Shadab Khan
OUT! TAKEN! That is a fine last over from Naveen-ul-Haq! Really good! A short ball outside off, Shadab Khan looks to flat bat it down the ground. He holes out to the fielder at long on. Pakistan END WITH 282!
Shadab Khan c M Nabi b Naveen-ul-Haq 40 (38b 1x4 1x6)
Naveen-ul-Haq to Shaheen Afridi
Shorter in length and outside off, this is pushed past cover for one more.
Naveen-ul-Haq to Shaheen Afridi
Slower one outside off, Shaheen Afridi swings but misses.
Naveen-ul-Haq to Shaheen Afridi
Two! On middle, Shaheen Afridi jams it out towards mid-wicket and takes two.
Naveen-ul-Haq to Iftikhar Ahmed
OUT! TAKEN! Iftikhar Ahmed falls but he has done a fine job for his side. This is full and outside off, Iftikhar Ahmed looks to go over cover. There is a fieler in the deep and he takes it. Really good stuff. Bowled to his field there.
Iftikhar Ahmed c A Omarzai b Naveen-ul-Haq 40 (27b 2x4 4x6)
Naveen-ul-Haq to Iftikhar Ahmed
Dot to begin the last over! Outside off, fuller, Iftikhar Ahmed looks to carve it out but misses.
5.34pm  A very unfortunate news coming in! The former Indian captain and a legendary spinner, Bishan Singh Bedi, has passed away. He was 77 years old. Bedi sir was a part of Indian cricket's golden quartet of spinners. His words of wisdom will be missed. Rest in peace, legend!
Azmatullah Omarzai to Shadab Khan
Two again to end! 16 from the over. This is a massive over for Pakistan. Shorter and outside off, Shadab slaps it towards cover. The fielder dives to his right and makes a half stop. Two taken.
Azmatullah Omarzai to Shadab Khan
Two! A low full toss, this is hit wide of long on and two is taken.
Azmatullah Omarzai to Iftikhar Ahmed
Well fielded! Outside off, Iftikhar Ahmed guides it towards short third man. The fielder dives to his left and stops it well. Only one.
Azmatullah Omarzai to Iftikhar Ahmed
WIDE! Well wide outside off. Left alone. Wided.
Azmatullah Omarzai to Iftikhar Ahmed
WIDE! Pressure, pressure getting to the bowler! Goes short but way too short. Ducked under.
Azmatullah Omarzai to Iftikhar Ahmed
SIX! Another strong hit! Iftikhar Ahmed seems to be playing on a different wicket. Right i the slot though. Fuller and on middle, this is heaved over the long off fence.
Azmatullah Omarzai to Iftikhar Ahmed
WIDE! Down the leg side. Wided.
Azmatullah Omarzai to Shadab Khan
Another slower short ball, this is pulled down to long on for one more.
Azmatullah Omarzai to Iftikhar Ahmed
Shorter and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
Naveen-ul-Haq to Shadab Khan
Two more! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket for two.
Naveen-ul-Haq to Iftikhar Ahmed
A single as this is hit down to long off.
Naveen-ul-Haq to Iftikhar Ahmed
Slower one outside off, Iftikhar Ahmed slashes but misses.