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  • 10:34 PM IST
    Imad Wasim: When I went, Rashid was bowling brilliantly. Couldn’t pick him to be honest. Just hung in there. Decided to play fifty overs. He ( Gulbadin Naib) was the only bowler who could’ve been targeted to be honest. Wicket was turning square. They’ve got world class spinners. Plan was to attack when fast bowler comes in. Thanks to the crowd. Feels like home here. Win next game, never know what can happen. Now we believe we can win from anywhere.
  • 10:34 PM IST
    FOUR! Imad Wasim has done it for Pakistan. Pakistan have edged out Afghanistan in a thriller. Their hopes of reaching the semifinals are alive.
  • 10:22 PM IST

    Sloppy! So sloppy. Naib messes it up. Afghanistan miss a run out and Pakistan rush back for two.

  • 10:16 PM IST

    SIX! Into the stands. Wahab, broken finger be damned, seems to be the mood. Rashid bowls one into the slot and Wahab sends it into the stands.

  • 10:15 PM IST

    Excellent over from Mujeeb. Just two runs in the over. Pakistan need 16 off 12 balls.

  • 10:11 PM IST

    FOUR! SHOT! Full from Rashid and Wahab creams one through the covers.

  • 10:08 PM IST

    OUT! It is not over yet, it is not over! Shadab is run out as soon as he and Imad complete 50-run stand.

  • 10:08 PM IST

    FOUR! Edge, streaky! Does not matter for Pakistan. Rashid draws an edge off Shadab.

  • 10:04 PM IST

    FOUR! This time he hammers it. Imad has turned it on. Naib concedes 16 in on first five balls in the over.

  • 10:03 PM IST

    FOUR! Edge and four! Imad will take this, Pakistan will take this. Afghanistan are losing the plot or is there another twist left?

Match highlights, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Match 36: Pakistan stay alive with a thrilling win over Afghanistan

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Match 36 of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Afghanistan and Pakistan at Headingley, Leeds on Saturday.

AFG vs PAK Match Preview

Riding high on confidence after two back-to-back wins, Pakistan will look to carry on the winning momentum when they face Afghanistan in their crucial World Cup encounter at Headingley on Saturday.

A win against Afghanistan will keep Pakistan in the hunt for the semifinal race. With seven points from seven games, Pakistan need to win both their remaining matches and hope for favourable results in matches of other teams too to make it to the top four by the end of the tournament.

After their defeat to India, the Green Brigade had to face harsh criticism, both from fans and former cricketers. However, they kept aside all those negativeness and registered thumping wins over South Africa and New Zealand.

Their last win against the Black Caps would have bolstered their confidence immensely, considering the kind of performance they came out with against the Kiwis who were one of the two unbeaten sides in the tournament till then.

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