Aftab Alam to bowl the last over. Shoaib Malik hits a SIX! and a FOUR! to WIN it for Pakistan. A close match this. Afghanistan will be sad to lose this close contest. The Pakistani camp is relieved!
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Aftab Alam to bowl. Mohd. Nawaz hits a huge SIX! on the penultimate ball of the over. A huge relief for Pakistan. 11 runs off the over.
Rashid Khan to bowl the penultimate over. A couple of singles on the first two balls. Nawaz is BOWLED OUT! Malik is stranded on the other end so far.
Hasan Ali hits a SIX! on the first ball. Two dot balls, next.
Pakistan needs 10 runs off the last over.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to bowl. The right-hand spin-bowler gives away only 3 runs in the over.
Rashid Khan to bowl next. Asif Ali hits a SIX! on the first ball and is CAUGHT OUT! on the other. What a match we have had so far.
Pakistan needs 29 runs from 18 balls. Afghanistan needs 4 wickets.
Aftab Alam and Rashid Khan are bowling good lengths. Gulbadin introduced into the attack. Some indisciplined bowling by Afghanistan here.
Naib gets the priced wicket of Pakistan skipper Sarfraz. He is BOWLED! and Afghanistan smells a rat.
Only Can the experienced Malik cruise Pakistan home?
Pakistan needs 99 runs from 84 balls. Afghanistan needs 6 wickets.
Gulbadin Naib is welcomed with a FOUR! by Malik. Afghanistan is losing track at the moment, it seems.
However, Mujeeb Ur Rahman picks up a wicket finally. Haris Sohail looks to go big but is CAUGHT! at the long-on position. Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed is the new man in.
Pakistan needs 59 runs from 48 balls. Afghanistan needs 6 wickets.
Haris Sohail hits a FOUR! on the first ball of Rashid's over. After a stumping in the previous over, wicket-keeper drops the catch. An eventful over.
Aftab Alam returns and bowls a quiet over. Only 5 runs conceded in the over.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman returns. The young spinner gives away 4 runs only from his over.
Pakistan needs 75 runs from 60 balls. Afghanistan needs 7 wickets.
Rashid Khan picks up the wicket on the first ball. Babar Azam looks to drive the ball but fails to connect. Wicket-keeper Mohd. Shahzad catches him short of the crease. Third Umpire is called. The decision is OUT!
Azam goes after doing all the hard work. Is Pakistan treading in a similar territory? Shoaib Malik is the new man in.
Pakistan needs 99 runs from 84 balls. Afghanistan needs 7 wickets.
Rashid Khan returns. And there's a wicket. Imam-ul-Haq is RUN-OUT! Is this the opening the Afghanistan team was looking for? Haris Sohail is the new man in.
Imam-ul-Haq spoils the otherwise good over. Imam scores a FOUR! on the last ball of the over. Afghanistan is being pushed out of the match slowly and gradually. With 9 wickets in hand, Pakistan can easily manage this, unless there is a collapse.
Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq get into attacking mode now. FOUR! and SIX! in the over. Babar reaches his FIFTY! in the process.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman returns. A quiet over as he gives only 6 runs from it.
After beating a weakened Bangladesh team in their last group stage match as Asia Cup 2018, on Thursday, the Afghanistan team would be clashing with Pakistan riding high on confidence. The contest between the neighbours will be an exciting contest, given how both performed in their previous group's matches, against India and Bangladesh respectively. Afghanistan vs Pakistan, Super 4, Asia Cup 2018, LIVE Cricket Streaming on Hotstar and PTV Sports: Get Live Cricket Score, Watch Free Telecast of AFG vs PAK ODI Match on TV & Online.
Afghanistan defeated Bangladesh comprehensively by 136 runs after birthday boy Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman contributed significantly in their side’s success. Asia Cup 2018 Points Table: Afghanistan Defeats Bangladesh, Occupies Top Spot in Group B Standings of Asian Cricket Tournament.
On the other hand, Pakistan had a poor outing against India and would be looking to amend their ways when they face Afghanistan later today. Pakistan vs Afghanistan, Asia Cup 2018, Weather Report: Players to Battle it Out Amidst Intense Heat.
Come Friday both Pakistan and Afghanistan would be looking to secure early victories in the Super 4 round of Asia Cup. If you are looking for the latest match updates of Afghanistan vs Pakistan at Asia Cup, stay tuned with us!