Mohammad Aamer (Right) was primarily responsible for Pakistan's victory © AFP
Mohammad Aamer (Right) was primarily responsible for Pakistan’s victory © AFP

Pakistan and UAE squared-off in match 6 of Asia Cup 2016 at Mirpur on Monday. Pakistan won the match by seven wickets. It was a comfortable victory with eight balls remaining. There were some high points in the match for which it will always be remembered. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs UAE, Asia Cup T20 2016, Match 6 at Dhaka

1.  Mohammad Aamer’s 2 for 6: Aamer, who just entered international cricket after serving a ban for spot-fixing gave just six runs in his allotted four overs. In Twenty20 international (T20I) cricket this is the second finest example of economical bowling and the best by a Pakistani bowler. Five more bowlers join Aamer at the second spot for the most economical bowling in their full quota of four overs in T20Is.  Aizaz Khan of Hong Kong tops the list having given only four runs in a match against Nepal in 2014. FULL CRICKET BLOG: Pakistan vs UAE, Asia Cup T20 2016, Match 6 at Dhaka

2. Shaiman Anwar’s 46 off 42 balls: Anwar top-scored for UAE with his 46-run knock narrowly missing out on a half century. Anwar hit five boundaries and two sixes in his innings. If it were not for Anwar; UAE could had never gone past the 100-run mark.

3. Shoaib Malik’s unbeaten 63 off 49 balls: Shoaib smashed an unbeaten 63 off just 49 balls. His knock included seven shots to the fence and three shots which dispatched the ball for maximum. Malik’s knock was one of his finest knocks in T20Is in recent times. Shoaib took on almost every Pakistan bowler. ALSO READ: Pakistan vs United Arab Emirates 2016, Asia Cup 2016: Statistical highlights

4. Umar Akmal scoring an unbeaten 50 off 46: Akmal scored 50 and carried his bat through the innings. En route his innings, Akmal went past his teammate Mohammad Hafeez as Pakistan’s highest run-scorer in T20I cricket. He also snatched the fourth position from JP Duminy among the highest run-scorers in T20I cricket in the world.

5. Mohammad Shahzad’s economic spell in vain: Mohammad Shahzad bowled very well, and although he did not pick any wickets, he kept the pressure going with a tight line and length which the batsmen were simply unable to put away. Although a far cry from the numbers Mohammad Aamer achieved. He’ll be happy to have conceded just 19 runs from four overs while Pakistan got past the line easily.