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  • 11:04 PM IST

    18.5 Karim Janat to Asif Ali, SIX, Six!

  • 11:04 PM IST

    18.4 Karim Janat to Asif Ali, no run, Another beautiful yorker, wide outside off. Asif Ali gets no bat on it whatsover.

  • 11:03 PM IST

    18.3 Karim Janat to Asif Ali, SIX, SIX! Karim Janat misses the mark and gets pumped again! Slower and shorter, outside off. Asif Ali heaves it over the mid-wicket fence. This is quality hitting by Asif Ali. He did it against the Kiwis. Can he do it here too?

  • 11:02 PM IST

    18.2 Karim Janat to Asif Ali, no run, Well bowled. A yorker, wide outside off. Asif Ali goes to drive but misses. Very well bowled under pressure.

  • 11:01 PM IST

    18.1 Karim Janat to Asif Ali, SIX, SIX! BOOM! In the slot and Asif Ali punishes it! On a length, outside off. Asif Ali sits back in his crease and frees his arms to send the ball sailing over the long off fence. Great start to the 19th over for Pakistan.

  • 11:01 PM IST

    Karim Janat (3-0-24-0) to bowl the all-important penultimate over.

  • 11:00 PM IST

    17.6 Naveen-ul-Haq to Shadab Khan, no run, NOT OUT! Slower ball, on a length, on off. Shadab taps it to short mid-wicket and looks for a run. But Asif is not interested. Shabad runs back as the throw comes in and Mohammad Shahzad takes the bails off. The TV umpire is called in but Shadab is well inside. What an over by Naveen-ul-Haq though. Just 2 runs and a wicket from it. 24 needed in the last 2 overs.

  • 11:00 PM IST

    Is that a run out? The umpires go upstairs but the replay shows that Shadab Khan is well in. NOT OUT!

  • 10:58 PM IST

    Shadab Khan comes in at number 7.

  • 10:57 PM IST

    17.5 Naveen-ul-Haq to Shoaib Malik, out, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Naveen-ul-Haq has done what his captain would have wanted from him! He bowls a length ball, wide outside off. The eyes of Shoaib Malik light up and he goes for the booming drive. But all he gets is the outside edge and Mohammad Shahzad takes an easy catch. 24 needed in 13 balls now and the lower order of Pakistan will be tested here.

  • 10:56 PM IST

    17.4 Naveen-ul-Haq to Shoaib Malik, no run, BEAUTIFUL DELIVERY! A slower yorker, on off. Malik looks to drive it at first but the ball takes ages to come. He blocks it in the end. Two dots in a row.

  • 10:56 PM IST

    Naveen-ul-Haq looks to have hurt himself. This one was struck hard by Malik and Naveen-ul-Haq just stuck out his hand. The physio is out and everything seems to be fine. We are ready to resume play.

  • 10:55 PM IST

    17.3 Naveen-ul-Haq to Shoaib Malik, no run, Dropped! But, this was a very tough chance. Length ball, on off. Malik smacks it very hard but straight back in the direction of the bowler. Naveen-ul-Haq sticks his right hand out. The ball hits his hand and pops out. He tries to catch it on the rebound but is not able to. Still, it is a dot ball.

  • 10:54 PM IST

    17.2 Naveen-ul-Haq to Asif Ali, 1 run, Slower and shorter, around off. Ali pulls it past square leg for one.

  • 10:53 PM IST

    17.1 Naveen-ul-Haq to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, Shorter ball, on off. Malik pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one.

  • 10:51 PM IST

    Asif Ali, the hero of the last match, is in at number 6. Also, Naveen-ul-Haq (2-0-20-0) comes back into the attack.

  • 10:51 PM IST

    16.6 Rashid Khan to Babar Azam, out, OUT! BOWLED! He gets the big fish! Rashid Khan, you beauty! A quicker googly, on off. Azam looks to slog-sweep but misses the ball completely. The ball crashes onto the stumps and Rashid Khan takes off in celebration! This could be the turning point of the chase. 26 needed off 18 balls.

  • 10:51 PM IST

    16.5 Rashid Khan to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, Flatter ball, on off. Pushed to backward point and they sprint for one. Last ball of Rashid Khan’s spell coming up.

  • 10:50 PM IST

    16.4 Rashid Khan to Babar Azam, 1 run, DROPPED! Oh, my god. This is a big drop. Tossed up, on leg. Babar Azam looks to heave it away but gets the leading edge as it turns. The ball goes towards point. Naveen-ul-Haq runs across to his right from backward point. He gets to the ball, catches it as well with a dive but as he goes down, the ball slips out. They cross, Rashid cannot believe it.

  • 10:50 PM IST

    16.4 Rashid Khan to Shoaib Malik, wide, 2 runs, Googly, but down the leg side. Malik misses the flick and even Mohammad Shahzad cannot collect it. So a wide and an extra run is taken by the batters.

  • 10:49 PM IST

    16.3 Rashid Khan to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, Loopy ball, outside off. Malik dances down the track and drags it wide of long on for a couple.

  • 10:48 PM IST

    16.2 Rashid Khan to Shoaib Malik, SIX, SIX! High and handsome! Flatter ball, wide outside off. Malik gets low and then hammers it way, way over the long on fence. A quality stroke. We all were thinking that Pakistan would look to knock it around in this over and see off Rashid but Shoaib has other plans. He hit that ball on merit.

  • 10:47 PM IST

    16.1 Rashid Khan to Shoaib Malik, no run, Flatter ball, on the pads. Malik taps it to short mid-wicket. Dot ball.

  • 10:45 PM IST

    Will Rashid Khan bowl out now or will Nabi keep him for later on? Nabi has a discussion with the senior players and decides to bowl out Rashid Khan. A very crucial 6 balls coming up in the context of this game.

  • 10:45 PM IST

    15.6 Karim Janat to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, Just a single. Length ball, around off. Malik looks to carve it over covers but gets a thick outside edge. The ball goes to third man for one.

  • 10:44 PM IST

    15.5 Karim Janat to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, FOUR! Punished! Malik shimmies to the leg side a bit and Janat bowls a short and wide one. Malik cuts it hard past point for a boundary.

  • 10:44 PM IST

    15.4 Karim Janat to Babar Azam, 1 run, FIFTY FOR BABAR! Length ball, on off. Babar shuffles and taps it to deep square leg for one. That brings up his 50 but it is a muted celebration by him. He knows that he still has some work to do.

  • 10:42 PM IST

    15.3 Karim Janat to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, Short of a length, on middle and off, Malik backs away and punches it to deep cover for another single.

  • 10:42 PM IST

    15.2 Karim Janat to Babar Azam, 1 run, Fuller ball, on off, Azam drives it straight towards cover. A fumble allows the single. Azam feels that this ball should have reached the fence.

  • 10:42 PM IST

    15.1 Karim Janat to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, On a length, on the pads. Malik works it past square leg and gets an easy single.

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