Asia Cup T20: Malik, Akmal guide Pakistan to victory over UAE
United Arab Emirates won the toss and chose to take guard in the match. They managed to score 129/6 in their 20 overs.
Shaiman Anwar was the top scoring batsman for the UAE side as he made 46 runs from 42 balls with five boundaries and two sixes to his name. Skipper Amjad Javed made 27 runs from 18 balls with three fours and two sixes.
Mohammad Irfan and Mohammad Sami took two wickets for Pakistan.
Pakistan, chasing 130 runs to win, were struggling at 17/3 but Umar Akmal and Shoaib Malik’s 114-run partnership took Pakistan home. The two batsmen scored unbeaten half-centuries in the match.
Shoaib Malik was the stand out batsman as he made 63 from 49 deliveries with seven boundaries and three fours to his name while Umar Akmal scored 50 runs from 46 balls with the help of two fours and three maximums.
Amjad Javed got the three wickets for the UAE side.
Malik was named the Player of the match.
Pakistan are placed at fourth place with two points on the table while UAE are placed at fifth place in the ranking. The green shirts will face Bangladesh on Wednesday.
Over 18.4: Pakistan 131/3 (win by seven wickets)
Half-centuries by Shoaib Malik and Umar Akmal help Pakistan beat UAE by seven wickets.
Over 18: Pakistan 126/3 (require 4 runs to win)
Shoaib Malik and Umar Akmal have put up a 100-run stand.
Over 17: Pakistan 103/3 (require 27 runs to win)
Shoaib Malik raised his bat for a half century after hitting Rohan Mustafa for a maximum.
Over 16: Pakistan 91/3 (require 39 runs to win)
Shoaib Malik scored the boundary towards long-on area. Usman Mushtaq dropped the former T20 captain.
Over 15: Pakistan 84/3 (require 46 runs to win)
Shoaib Malik scored the six in the over bowled by Ahmed Raza.
Over 14: Pakistan 75/3 (require 55 runs to win)
Umar Akmal scored the first six of the innings as he hit Mohammad Naveed for a six on the leg side.
Over 13: Pakistan 64/3 (require 66 runs to win)
Rohan Mustafa gave five runs in the four.
Over 12: Pakistan 59/3 (require 71 runs to win)
Umar Akmal scored the lofted four in the over bowled by Fahad Tariq.
Over 11: Pakistan 51/3 (require 79 runs to win)
Three runs taken by the Pakistani batsmen in the over bowled by Rohan Mustafa.
Over 10: Pakistan 48/3 (require 82 runs to win)
Mohammad Shahzad gave seven runs in the over. Shoaib Malik scored the four.
Over 9: Pakistan 41/3 (require 89 runs to win)
Shoaib Malik scored the four from Ahmed Raza’s bowling with a cut shot.
Over 8: Pakistan 35/3 (require 95 runs to win)
Four runs given by Mohammad Shahzad.
Over 7: Pakistan 31/3 (require 99 runs to win)
Ahmed Raza gave five singles in his first over .
Over 6: Pakistan 26/3 (require 104 runs to win)
Shoaib Malik hit Amjad Javed for a boundary with a straight drive.
Over 5: Pakistan 18/3 (require 112 runs to win)
Umar Akmal scored a single in the over.
Over 4: Pakistan 17/3 (require 113 runs to win)
Third wicket for Amjad Javed as he dismissed Mohammad Hafeez in the over.
WICKET: Mohammad Hafeez c Fahad Tariq b Amjad Javed 11 (12b 2×4 0x6). Pakistan 17/3 in 3.1 overs. Next batsman: Shoaib Malik.
Over 3: Pakistan 16/2 (require 114 runs to win)
Mohammad Hafeez hit Mohammad Naveed for a boundary towards the on-side.
Over 2: Pakistan 11/2 (require 119 runs to win)
Amjad Javed sent Sharjeel Khan and Khurram Manzoor back into the pavilion after being struck for a boundary.
WICKET: Khurram Manzoor c Swapnil Patil b Amjad Javed 0 (2b 0x4 0x6). Pakistan 11/2 in 1.5 overs. Next batsman: Umar Akmal.
WICKET: Sharjeel Khan lbw Amjad Javed 4 (3b 1×4 0x6). Pakistan 11/1 in 1.3 overs. Next batsman: Khurram Manzoor.
Over 1: Pakistan 7/0 (require 123 runs to win)
Mohammad Naveed bowled the first over UAE while Mohammad Hafeez and Sharjeel Khan opened the batting for the green shirts. The “Professor” scored the boundary with a straight drive.
Over 20: UAE 129/6
Mohammad Sami gave 11 runs in the last over as Mohammad Naveed scored the six and a four.
Over 19: UAE 118/6
Muhammad Usman scored the boundary before being clean bowled by Mohammad Amir.
WICKET: Muhammad Usman b Mohammad Amir 21 (17b 2×4 1×6). UAE 118/6 in 19.0 overs. Next batsman: Mohammad Naveed.
Over 18: UAE 114/5
Amjad Javed scored two sixes from the bowling of Mohammad Irfan.
Over 17: UAE 101/5
A single taken by Muhammad Usman from Mohammad Amir’s over.
Over 16: UAE 100/5
Amjad Javed scored the two fours as Mohammad Sami goes for 10 runs in the over.
Over 15: UAE 90/5
Shoaib Malik gave 14 runs in his first over. Muhammad Anwar hit the six in the over.
Over 14: UAE 76/5
Shaiman Anwar falls four runs short of his half-century as he was caught by Sarfraz Ahmed from the bowling of Mohammad Irfan.
WICKET: Shaiman Anwar c Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Irfan 46 (42b 5×4 2×6). UAE 72/5 in 13.4 overs. Next batsman: Amjad Javed.
Over 13: UAE 70/4
A costly over for Pakistan as 17 runs conceded by Afridi. Shaiman Anwar scored three consecutive boundaries.
Over 12: UAE 53/4
Shaiman Anwar scored the six and the boundary as Mohammad Nawaz gave 12 runs in the over.
Over 11: UAE 41/4
Shahid Afridi gave a single and dismissed Usman Mushtaq in his third over.
WICKET: Usman Mushtaq c Mohammad Nawaz b Shahid Afridi 9 (19b 1×4 0x6). UAE 41/4 in 11 overs. Next batsman: Muhammad Usman.
Over 10: UAE 40/3
Four singles taken by Shaiman Anwar and Usman Mushtaq from Mohammad Nawaz’s over.
Over 9: UAE 36/3
The Pakistani skipper gave three runs in the over.
Over 8: UAE 33/3
Mohammad Nawaz gave 10 runs in his first over.
Over 7: UAE 23/3
Three runs taken by UAE batsmen from the over bowled by Shahid Afridi.
Over 6: UAE 20/3
Mohammad Irfan found the edge from Usman Mushtaq’s bat which went to the boundary over slips.
Over 5: UAE 16/3
Shaiman Anwar hit Mohammad Sami for a boundary in the over.
Over 4: UAE 12/3
Mohammad Irfan was brought to bowl and he conceded seven runs before dismissing Mohammad Shahzad.
WICKET: Mohammad Shahzad c Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Irfan 5 (3b 1×4 0x6). UAE 12/3 in 4 overs. Next batsman: Usman Mushtaq.
Over 3: UAE 5/2
A wicket maiden bowled by Mohammad Amir
WICKET: Mohammad Kaleem b Mohammad Amir 1 (11b 0x4 0x6). UAE 5/2 in 2.4 overs. Next batsman: Shaiman Anwar.
Over 2: UAE 5/1
The second over was bowled by Mohammad Sami and he gave four runs before dismissing Rohan Mustafa caught out.
WICKET: Rohan Mustafa c Shahid Afridi b Mohammad Sami 1 (5b 0x4 0x6). UAE 5/1 in 2.0 overs. Next batsman: Mohammad Shahzad.
Over 1: UAE 1/0
Mohammad Amir bowled the first over of the match. Mohammad Kaleem and Rohan Mustafa opened the batting and a single was taken from it.