Friday, February 28, 2014

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Umar Akmal hit a battling hundred to help Pakistan overcome unanticipated wobbles against Afghanistan to win their pivotal Asia Cup match by 72 runs in Dhaka on Thursday.

Pakistan owed their recuperation to Akmal's 89-ball 102 not out, which lifted them from an unsafe 117-6 to 248-8 in 50 overs before they wrapped up their adversaries for 176 in 47.2 overs.
Pakistan's Umar Akmal celebrates after scoring a century as teammate Saeed Ajmal (L) watches during their Asia Cup 2014 one-day international (ODI) cricket match against Afghanistan in Fatullah February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj
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Afghanistan, playing their inaugural match in the five-country competition, awed regardless of the thrashing — yet their absence of experience halted them from initiating a steamed.

Pursuing an overwhelming focus on, the Afghans were 139-2 in the 36th over before losing their last eight wickets for 37 runs as Mohammad Hafeez (3-29) and Saeed Ajmal (2-25) gave Pakistan a win with a reward focus.

Asghar Stanikzai (40) and Nawroz Mangal (35) imparted a 74-run organization for the third wicket however they neglected to match the obliged net run-rate which got on them, fixing their run-pursue.

Shahid Afridi released Stanikzai to break the organization before Mangal ran himself out to start a breakdown.

Noor Ali Zadran had given Afghanistan a robust begin with a 63-ball 44 with seven fours, before he succumbed to Ajmal's dab balls.

Hafeez had Najibullah Zadran (one) and Samiullah Shinwari (14) to finish the win.

Prior, it was Akmal who spared Pakistan's reddens with a ruling second one-day century — his first in five years.

In all he hit seven limits and three sixes, helping Pakistan to put on 59 runs in the last five overs.

Akmal, let off at 28, headed the fightback through a 60-run seventh wicket stand with Anwar Ali (21) to lift Pakistan's innings.

Pakistan started fluidly with a stand of 55 between Ahmed Shehzad (50), who hit seven limits in his 74-ball innings, and Sharjeel Khan (25).

However once spinner Hamza Hotak (1-22) had given the leap forward by rejecting Khan, Afghanistan snatched six wickets in the space of 62 runs.

Hafeez succumbed to ten, Misbah-ul Haq was run out for nothing without confronting a ball, Sohaib Maqsood tried for 13 and Shahid Afridi for six.

Misbah, the world's most elevated run scorer in one-day cricket a year ago, was the rejection which jarred Pakistan gravely.

However Akmal held the innings together to guarantee Pakistan arrived at a respectable aggregate.

Mirwais Ashraf, Shinwari and Dawlat Zadran took two wickets each.

India, who beat Bangladesh by six wickets, will confront Sri Lanka on Friday. Sri Lanka won the competition's opener by 12 runs against Pakistan on Tues