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Pakistan vs Afghanistan, ICC World Cup 2019 Match in Leeds Highlights: As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: June 29, 2019, 10:53 PM IST

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PAK vs AFG Cricket Scorecard (ODI)

Match 36 ODI, Headingley, Leeds, 29 June, 2019

Afghanistan

227/9

(50.0) RR 4.54

v/s
Pakistan

230/7

(49.4) RR 4.63

Pakistan beat Afghanistan by 3 wickets

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 22:24 (IST)

    PAKISTAN WIN: Naib starts the final over with a full toss. Just one run comes from it. And Afghanistan are crumbling under pressure at the moment. And Imad finishes the proceedings with a four. He finishes with a valiant 49. Pakistan win by three wickets.

  • 22:19 (IST)

    SIX: This could just be all over for Afghanistan as Wahab muscles one from Rashid into the stands. This is excellent hitting under pressure. What and end to this match. Pakistan need 6 runs from as many balls now. 

  • 22:09 (IST)

    OUT: Suddenly the course of the match has changed. Both Imad and Shadab are dealing in boundaries and putting a lot of pressure on Afghanistan bowlers. This is not looking good for them at the moment. And out of no where Shadab is run out. It's 206/7. 

  • 21:37 (IST)

    OUT: Rashid comes on for another over. Imad Wasim has no clue how to play him. But somehow the left-hander survives. And Pakistan suffer a huge blow as Sarfaraz is run out for 18. Pakistan in deep trouble now at 155/6 in 39 overs.

  • 21:18 (IST)

    OUT: Rashid Khan comes back into the attack. He does well and doesn't give anything away. In fact on the last ball of the over he traps Haris in front of the wickets. He is LBW for 27. Pakistan are 142/5 after 35 overs.

  • 21:04 (IST)

    MISS: Shainwari almost had Sarfaraz Ahmed. The batsman hits one back to Shinwari, but the latter fails to take the catch cleanly. This could be the turning point in the match. After 30.3 overs Pakistan are 127/4. 

  • 20:59 (IST)

    OUT: Mujeeb comes back for another spell. And he has produced a much-needed wicket for Afghanistan. Hafeez tries to cut one from the bowler, but ends up giving a simple catch to point fielder. He goes for 19. Pakistan are 121/4.

  • 20:15 (IST)

    OUT: Nabhi starts a fresh over. And he has another wicket here as he gets the prised scalp of Babar Azam. Nabi castles him for 45. Afghanistan are right back in the match as Pakistan lose three for 81. 

  • 20:10 (IST)

    OUT: And Nabi has produced a wicket that Afghanistan so desperately needed. Imam dances down the track but misses the line of the ball. He is stumped by the keeper. He departs for 36. Pakistan are 72/2. 

22:24 (IST)

PAKISTAN WIN: Naib starts the final over with a full toss. Just one run comes from it. And Afghanistan are crumbling under pressure at the moment. And Imad finishes the proceedings with a four. He finishes with a valiant 49. Pakistan win by three wickets.

22:19 (IST)

SIX: This could just be all over for Afghanistan as Wahab muscles one from Rashid into the stands. This is excellent hitting under pressure. What and end to this match. Pakistan need 6 runs from as many balls now. 

22:15 (IST)

Mujeeb comes on now. There is pressure on both the sides now. And clearly Ashghar Afghan is leading the troops at the moment for Afghanistan. He finishes his quota of overs. Pakistan are 212/7. 

22:09 (IST)

OUT: Suddenly the course of the match has changed. Both Imad and Shadab are dealing in boundaries and putting a lot of pressure on Afghanistan bowlers. This is not looking good for them at the moment. And out of no where Shadab is run out. It's 206/7. 

22:02 (IST)

Naib starts a fresh over but he is greeted with a four off a fulltoss by Imad. He is a capable batsman, Imad. This match is getting really close for both the teams. It's 190/6 and Pakistan need 38 runs from 27 balls. 

21:54 (IST)

If Rashid can bag another wicket here, it could just be the end of the match for Pakistan. He has bowled exceptionally well here today. Pakistan are still struggling. After 44 overs it's 180/6. 

21:47 (IST)

Skipper Naib comes into the attack. Pakistan are struggling here. They still need 59 from 48 balls with only four wickets left. It's 169/6. 

21:42 (IST)
Afghanistan on top here
21:37 (IST)

OUT: Rashid comes on for another over. Imad Wasim has no clue how to play him. But somehow the left-hander survives. And Pakistan suffer a huge blow as Sarfaraz is run out for 18. Pakistan in deep trouble now at 155/6 in 39 overs.

21:26 (IST)

Pakistani batsmen are living dangerously at the moment. Rashid is threatening to pick up a wicket every ball now. But Imad Wasim survives. After 37 overs Pakistan are 146/5. 

21:18 (IST)

OUT: Rashid Khan comes back into the attack. He does well and doesn't give anything away. In fact on the last ball of the over he traps Haris in front of the wickets. He is LBW for 27. Pakistan are 142/5 after 35 overs.

21:15 (IST)
Mujeeb has been sensational
21:08 (IST)

Pakistan have to once again rebuild their innings. The problem for them is that their spinners are finishing the overs very quickly and the required run-rate starting to go up. After 32 overs Pakistan are 132/4.

21:04 (IST)

MISS: Shainwari almost had Sarfaraz Ahmed. The batsman hits one back to Shinwari, but the latter fails to take the catch cleanly. This could be the turning point in the match. After 30.3 overs Pakistan are 127/4. 

20:59 (IST)

OUT: Mujeeb comes back for another spell. And he has produced a much-needed wicket for Afghanistan. Hafeez tries to cut one from the bowler, but ends up giving a simple catch to point fielder. He goes for 19. Pakistan are 121/4.

20:54 (IST)

Gulbadin starts his sixth over. A wicket here can really shift the balance of the match. He is bowling well, and it's just a matter of getting one more wicket for Afghanistan. Meanwhile Haris Sohail gets a four through point. After 28 overs it's 118/3. 

20:48 (IST)

Naib comes back into the attack. Five runs come from the over. Pakistan can afford to take their time in this chase. Afghanistan, on the other hand need wickets. After 26 overs it's 108/3. 

20:43 (IST)
Pakistan in need of a partnership
20:40 (IST)

Nabi continues, Looks like he is going to finish his full quota of overs in one go. And he almost had another wicket, that of Haris Sohail. Another over comes to an end. Pakistan are 96/3 after 24 overs. 

20:31 (IST)

Nabi into his sixth over and is bowling really well at the moment. One more wicket and Afghanistan will be on top here. Yet another over comes to an end and Pakistan are 91/3 in 22 overs. 

20:27 (IST)
Can Afghanistan stop the Pakistanis
20:23 (IST)

Rashid Khan starts a fresh over. Afghanistan are maintaining good pressure here from both ends here. Pakistan need to stabilise their innings at the moment or opposition spinners will wreak havoc. It's 84/3 after 19 overs. 

20:15 (IST)

OUT: Nabhi starts a fresh over. And he has another wicket here as he gets the prised scalp of Babar Azam. Nabi castles him for 45. Afghanistan are right back in the match as Pakistan lose three for 81. 

20:10 (IST)

OUT: And Nabi has produced a wicket that Afghanistan so desperately needed. Imam dances down the track but misses the line of the ball. He is stumped by the keeper. He departs for 36. Pakistan are 72/2. 

20:05 (IST)

Rashid Khan comes into the attack now. He has a big responsibility on his shoulders. Babar just pulls him for a four through midwicket. For now it's all too easy for Pakistan. They are getting easy runs. After 15 overs it's 71/1. 

20:01 (IST)

Nabi continues here, Afghanistan need to break this partnership now. Pakistan are going along easily at the moment. So after 14 overs Pakistan move to 64/1. 

19:54 (IST)

Here is a change in the bowling. Mohammed Nabi comes into the attack. Afghanistan need a wicket here. On the other hand Pakistan are in total control here at the moment. Another over comes to an end as Pakistan are 54/1 after 12 overs. 

19:43 (IST)

Mujeeb into his fifth over here. Pakistan are off to a great start here. They must be hoping to get to the target within 35-40 overs to up that NRR and be in contention for semis spot. After 9 overs it's 45/1. 

19:38 (IST)
Afghanistan need wickets here
19:36 (IST)

Afghanistan are trying to build some pressure here. And there is a close LBW shout against Babar. Mujeeb gets the ball to get back in sharply, But the batsman is safe. But it's a maiden over. After 7 overs it's 32/1. 

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Pakistan vs Afghanistan, ICC World Cup 2019 Match in Leeds Highlights: As It Happened

Pakistan vs Afghanistan (PAK vs AFG) Live Score and Latest Updates From Leeds: PAKISTAN WIN: Naib starts the final over with a full toss. Just one run comes from it. And Afghanistan are crumbling under pressure at the moment. And Imad finishes the proceedings with a four. He finishes with a valiant 49. Pakistan win by three wickets.

Pakistan vs Afghanistan in the ICC World Cup 2019 on June 29 (Saturday) will be broadcast on the Star Sports network and Live streaming will be available on Hotstar. The match will be played at Headingley, Leeds and will begin at 1500 HRS IST. You can also follow all the action on our live blog (PAK vs AFG).

PREVIEW: Riding high on confidence after two back-to-back wins, Pakistan will look to carry on the winning momentum when they face Afghanistan in their crucial World Cup encounter at Headingley on Saturday. A win against Afghanistan will keep Pakistan in the hunt for the semifinal race. With seven points from seven games, Pakistan need to win both their remaining matches and hope for favourable results in matches of other teams too to make it to the top four by the end of the tournament.

After their defeat to India, the Green Brigade had to face harsh criticism, both from fans and former cricketers. However, they kept aside all those negativities and registered thumping wins over South Africa and New Zealand. Their last win against the Black Caps would have bolstered their confidence immensely, considering the kind of performance they came out with against the Kiwis who were one of the two unbeaten sides in the tournament till then.

Their bowling looks in firm form with Mohammed Amir, Shaheen Afridi and Wahab Riaz all chipping with crucial wickets. Their batting has also been bolstered by the inclusion of Haris Sohail who has contributed heavily in Pakistan's last two wins. Also, with Babar Azam coming to his usual best, one can expect Pakistan to outstage Afghanistan. Afghanistan, on the other hand, have not been able to register a single win in the tournament so far. Their bowling has looked ok with all their spinners performing. But it's their batting which has let them down in all the matches. The batsmen just have not been able to score and it has been a cause of concern for them.

However, with nothing to lose, Afghanistan would hope to enjoy their game and come out with a surprise win against Pakistan, thus hampering their chances of making it to the knockout stage.

Squads: Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed (c, wk), Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Imam-ul-Haq, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman

Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib (c), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah (wk), Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Ikram Ali Khil

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