Shoaib Malik, Pakistan

Twitter Reactions: Shoaib Malik thwarts giantkillers Afghanistan in last over finish

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Experienced Shoaib Malik conjured up a crucial unbeaten 51 under pressure as Pakistan survived a scare from Afghanistan, winning their ‘Super Four’ match of the Asia Cup 2018 by three wickets in Abu Dhabi.

Chasing 258 to win, Pakistan overhauled the target with just three balls to spare with Shoaib playing the match-winning knock.

Pakistan required 10 runs from the last over and Shoaib dispatched pacer Aftab Alam for a six and four after playing a dot ball.

Before Shoaib, Imam-ul-Haq (80) and Babar Azam (60) hit patient half-centuries in a 154-run stand but the slow run rate made it difficult for Pakistan.

Earlier, after electing to bat first, Hashmatullah Shahidi (97) missed out on his maiden ODI hundred by just three runs after skipper Asghar Afghan hit a combative 67 off 56 balls as Afghanistan scored a fighting 257 for six.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the match:

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