Pakistan beat UAE by seven wickets

Pakistan beat UAE by seven wickets in Mirpur. (Malik 63*, Akmal 50*; Amjad 3/36)

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: March 1, 2016 7:15 pm
Live Cricket Score, Live Score, asia cup live, asia cup 2016 live, asia cup 2016 schedule, asia cup schedule, pakistan, pakistan cricket, pakistan cricket team, pakistan news, asia cup timetable, pak vs uae, uae vs pak, pakistan vs uae, uae vs pakistan, cricket news, cricket score, cricket Mohammad Amir, with figures of 2/6, was pick of the bowlers again for Pakistan. (Source: AP)

Scorecard, commentary and recap

WATCH: What went right for Pakistan, wrong for UAE (App users click here)

ALL OVER! Pakistan beat UAE by seven wickets in Mirpur

# Malik, after being dropped, hits a four and now a six to bring up his FIFTY off 44 balls. Pakistan 101/3

# Malik and Akmal steady the ship for Pakistan. The asking rate is rising but Pakistan, more importantly, have enough wickets in hand

# Very little separates the two teams at this stage of the game. We have an exciting chase on the cards

# Another upset on the cards?

# Spot of bother would be an understatement here as Pakistan, chasing 130, lose no.3. Hafeez drives one straight to the fielder. 17/3

# Skipper Amjad leading the show with the ball now. Scalps two in his first over. Pakistan struggling at 11/2

# Pakistan openers out in the middle for the chase. They need a start, UAE need wickets from their new-ball bowler Naveed

# UAE stage an impressive recovery to post 129/6 against Pakistan in Mirpur

# Amir and the rest! The seamer ends with impressive figures of 2/6. Usman dragged fullish delivery back on to his stumps to give Amir second success

# Amjad is playing a very useful cameo for UAE. Hits Irfan for two sixes, takes his side to 114 after 18

# UAE have switched the fearless mode on. Bring up the 100, second fifty coming off only 26 balls

# UAE have played spin really well today, or have Pakistan failed to hit the hit the right areas? Whatever it is, the qualifiers are decently placed at 90/5 after 15 overs

# Shaiman’s little gem comes to an end as he edges a Irfan delivery to Sarfraz behind the stumps. Out for 46

# Shaiman Anwar is enjoying Pakistan spin attack. The right-hander enters the 40s, and is dealing in boundaries

# Afridi breaks the steady UAE stand as Mushtaq miscues a sweep…UAE four down now

# First six! Shaiman launches debutan Nawaz into the stands. UAE building a partnership now

# UAE manage 20 and lose three wickets in the powerplay overs. Pakistan turn to spin at the end of first six – Afridi and Nawaz bowling in tandem

# Pakistan are in the mood for an early finish. Irfan picks wicket no.3 and UAE are struggling at 12/3

# And, a little Sami flashback

# And, now Amir does what he has done best in the tournament – pick early wickets. Cleans up Kaleem. UAE 5/2

# Mustafa does what he has done best in this tournament – throw his wicket away. UAE 5/1

# Both openers off the mark now, so we won’t have the 7th opener duck of the tournament

# So UAE openers manage to survive Amir’s first over, and Rohan has managed a single too. 1/0

# UAE openers are up against Amir and Sami and Irfan today

# Pakistan make an interesting change – rest Riaz, include debutant Mohammad Nawaz

# So UAE would bat first for the first time in the tournament. Skipper Amjad Javed wants his side to score 120-130

# From green tops to “better wickets”. 150 pitch says Dean Jones. Let’s see what the teams do at the toss

# Elsewhere, not good news for India fans as Dhawan’s ankle is still strapped

# Mirpur is gearing up for the clash between Pakistan and UAE

# Pakistan look favourite on Monday but given the conditions, one can expect the unexpected

# Pakistan vs UAE is a contest with both teams looking for a win in the Asia Cup

Preview: Pakistan have much to prove

Live Cricket Score, Live Score, asia cup live, asia cup 2016 live, asia cup 2016 schedule, asia cup schedule, pakistan, pakistan cricket, pakistan cricket team, pakistan news, asia cup timetable, pak vs uae, uae vs pak, pakistan vs uae, uae vs pakistan, cricket news, cricket score, cricket Pakistan have a very young look to their squad for the Asia Cup and World T20. (Source: PCB)

After a miserable and controversy induced World Cup, two-time Asia Cup champions Pakistan will look to make things right in Bangladesh.

WATCH: Game changers for Pakistan

For Amir, one spell does not a summer make

Live Cricket Score, Live Score, asia cup live, asia cup 2016 live, asia cup 2016 schedule, asia cup schedule, pakistan, pakistan cricket, pakistan cricket team, pakistan news, asia cup timetable, pak vs uae, uae vs pak, pakistan vs uae, uae vs pakistan, cricket news, cricket score, cricket Mohammad Amir finished with figures of 3/18.(Source:AP)

At Eden Park in Auckland last month, Mohammad Amir was booed as he returned to international cricket after five years. On Saturday, at Sher-e-Bangla stadium here, the Pakistan fast bowler was serenaded with ‘Amir-Amir’ chants. It was not quite the redemption after the spot-fixing punishment. But the 23-year-old deserved the accolades.