/Pakistan vs Afghanistan Live Score, World Cup 2019: Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq Steady Pakistan After Early Mujeeb Ur Rahman Strike

Pakistan vs Afghanistan Live Score, World Cup 2019: Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq Steady Pakistan After Early Mujeeb Ur Rahman Strike

Pakistan vs Afghanistan Live Score, World Cup 2019: Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq Steady Pakistan After Early Mujeeb Ur Rahman Strike

PAK vs AFG Live Score: Mujeeb Ur Rahman removed Fakhar Zaman in the 1st over. © AFP

Pakistan fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi starred with the ball, taking four wickets for 47 runs in his 10 overs to help his team restrict Afghanistan to 227 for nine in 50 overs. Asghar Afghan (42) and Najibullah Zadran (42) top-scored for the Afghans but loss of wickets at regular intervals scuppered the team’s chances of going past 250. Earlier, Shaheen Afridi struck twice in successive balls to leave Afghanistan in deep trouble in their World Cup match at Headingley on Saturday. The 19-year-old dismissed captain Gulbadin Naib (15) off the fourth ball of the fifth over before accounting for Hashmatullah Shahidi with his next ball to leave Afghanistan tottering at 27-2. It became 57-3 when left-arm spinner Imad Wasim had Rahmat Shah caught off a miscued shot for 35. Shah and Naib had looked untroubled after Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bat on a flat, brownish pitch but they were derailed by Shaheen’s double strike. Pakistan, who have seven points from as many games and remain in contention for the semi-finals after two straight wins, kept an unchanged side from the one that beat New Zealand. Afghanistan, who have lost all seven of their matches, brought in fast bowler Hamid Hassan in place of Dawlat Zadran from the side that lost to Bangladesh. Title-holders Australia are the only side to have qualified for the semi-finals in the 10-team competition so far.  (LIVE SCORECARD)

World Cup 2019 Match Today, Live Score Updates Between Pakistan vs Afghanistan, Straight from Headingley, Leeds.

  • FOUR!

    Another edge that runs away to the boundary. No slip for Imam! After a good start, Afghanistan are starting to get things wrong.

  • Afghanistan lose their review!

    Babar survives DRS call! Impact clearly outside off-stump. Afghanistan have thrown away their review. This could come and bite them later!

  • 5 overs up!

    Babar and Imam have done well after the early loss of Fakhar Zaman. They have punished the loose balls on offer. PAK 30/1 in 5 overs.

  • FOUR!

    2nd boundary of the over for Babar Azam as Hamid Hassan strays onto his pads.

  • FOUR!

    Streaky boundary for Babar Azam. Hamid Hassan gets the edge but the ball runs away to the third-man boundary.

  • FOUR!

    Mujeeb strays onto the pads and Imam helps himself to his second boundary. PAK 17/1 in 3 overs

  • FOUR!

    Imam off the mark with a fine pull shot.

  • WICKET!

    Mujeeb strikes in the 1st over. Fakhar Zaman dismissed for a duck | PAK 0/1 in 0.2 overs. What a start for Mujeeb and Afghanistan. The umpire had given him out LBW but Fakhar reviewed the decision but replays showed there was no bat. Pakistan lose their review!

  • Chase begins!

    Pakistan openers Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq are out in the middle. Mujeeb to start the proceedings for Afghanistan.

  • Pakistan need 228 to win!

    Fine performance from Shaheen to restrict Afghanistan. Asghar Afghan and Najibullah Zadran top-scored for Afghanistan. Now, they need the likes of Rashid Khan to get the job done with the ball.

  • Double to finish!

    Mujeeb takes a double of the final ball as Afghanistan finish with 227 for nine in 50 overs.

  • FOUR!

    Mujeeb does get some bat, be it an edge, but Afghanistan will take it anyway.

  • Three dot balls!

    Mujeeb can’t get bat to ball. Shinwari at the other end is frustrated.

  • Shaheen shining!

    What a performance this has been from the 19-year-old!

  • Afghanistan 9 down!

    Wahab Riaz cleans up Hamid Hassan with an exceptional yorker | AFG 219/9 in 48.2 overs. Can Afganistan bat out their full quota of overs?

  • 2 overs remain!

    Afghanistan have two overs remaining to get as many as they can.

  • WICKET!

    Shaheen Afridi with a brilliant slower ball completely deceives Rashid (8) | AFG 210/8 in 46.4 overs.

  • FOUR!

    A mini-helicopter shot from Rashid Khan. What a shot! AFG 208/7 in 46 overs

  • WICKET!

    The very next ball Najibullah Zadran has been dismissed for 42. Shaheen picks up his 3rd wicket. AFG 202/7 in 44.4 overs

  • FOUR!

    Uppish drive from Najibullah as Afghanistan cross the 200-run mark.

  • 9 overs to go!

    So, nine overs to go from here with Afghanistan 185/6. Afghanistan will look to extend the total to 260s.

  • Huge support for Pakistan in Leeds!

    Pakistan fans are building the atmosphere in Leeds. 

  • Solid Najibullah!

    Najibullah is looking solid at the crease and is playing some watchful strokes all around the park. He is 33 off 41. Afghanistan 182/6 in 39.1 overs. 

  • Pakistan dominate!

    Pakistan bowlers are keeping tight line and lengths against Afghanistan.

  • FOUR!

    Najibullah strikes again! He is in good touch. Easy picking for Najibullah! He hits it to deep extra cover for a boundary. 

  • FOUR!

    Another reverse sweep by Najibullah and another boundary to third man!

  • OUT!

    Big wicket! Nabi departs at 16. Outstanding grab by Amir at fine leg. 

  • FOUR!

    Reverse sweep and a boundary to Najibullah! 

  • Bowling change!

    Imad Wasim is back into the attack.

  • FOUR!

    Freebie by Wahab and Nabi shows it direction to fine leg. 

  • FOUR!

    Through the gap for a boundary! Welcome boundary for Afghanistan. 

  • Afghanistan 145/5 in 33 overs!

    Time for drinks! Afghanistan need to keep wickets in hand till 45 overs and keep dealing in singles and doubles. 100 runs from here could prove fatal for Pakistan. It could be a tricky chase against Afghanistan spinners. 

  • Run-rate goes down!

    After the dismissal of Asghar, Afghanistan’s run rate has gone down to 4.42. 

  • Afghanistan 134/5 in 30 overs!

    Pakistan on top as Afghanistan struggle 134/5 in 30 overs.

  • FOUR!

    Najibullah earns a boundary to backward square leg. Afghanistan need more such hits. 

  • Amir is back!

    Mohammad Amir is back into the attack! 

  • OUT!

    Another well-set batsman goes for Afghanistan! Trying to accelerate, Ikram went for a big one and ended up caught by Hafeez. He departs after playing 66-ball 24-run knock.

  • OUT!

    Bowled! Big blow for Afghanistan as Asghar is out. He was going for a big shot but completely misses Shadab’s delivery and the ball kisses the stumps. He departs at 42 (35). 

  • Asghar, Ikram solid!

    Ikram, at one hand, is tapping most of the deliveries he is facing while Asghar is keeping Pakistan on their toes.

  • 100 up for Afghanistan!

    So, 100 comes up for Afghanistan in 18th over. With nothing to lose, they are batting fearlessly. Run rate is 5.36. Just awesome! 

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