/ Akmal helps Pakistan set 249-run target for Afghanistan
Akmal helps Pakistan set 249-run target for Afghanistan
Umar Akmal scored a brilliant century and helped Pakistan set 249-run target for Afghanistan in the Asia Cup match here at Fatullah. Earlier today, Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bowl first against defending champion Pakistan. Pakistan lost quick wickets in the middle and it seemed difficult for the team to score 200 runs at one point. Pakistan lost its opening match against Sri Lanka by 12 runs on Tuesday. Pakistan team Sharjeel Khan, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Sohaib Maqsood, Misbah-ul-Haq*, Umar Akmal†, Shahid Afridi, Anwar Ali, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan. Afghanistan team Mohammad Shahzad†, Noor Ali Zadran, Asghar Stanikzai, Nawroz Mangal, Mohammad Nabi*, Samiullah Shenwari, Najibullah Zadran, Mirwais Ashraf, Hamza Hotak, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran.
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