Asad Shafiq departed on a score of 12 from 25 balls    AFP (File Photo)
Asad Shafiq departed on a score of 7 from 13 balls AFP (File Photo)

Dec 19, 2014

Pakistan were in dire straits in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) against New Zealand at Abu Dhabi on Friday when Asad Shafiq was dismissed leg-before wicket off the bowling of Anton Devcich to depart on a score of seven from 13 balls. Pakistan were reeling at a score of 38 for the loss of three wicket after 12.5 overs, needing another 238 runs to win with 223 balls and seven wickets left for them to emerge the series winners.

New Zealand had earlier finished on a score of 275 for the loss of four wickets at the end of their quota of 50 overs, with Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor scoring 97 and 88 respectively to propel their side to a challenging total. Williamson fell short of scoring his second consecutive century by three runs, though he managed to complete 2,000 ODI runs during his innings. Mohammad Irfan was the pick among the Pakistan bowlers, taking two wickets for 62 runs.