Pakistan brush aside UAE, but the Nasir Jamshed jokes will continue…
A superb batting performance from Ahmed Shehzad helped Pakistan easily account for UAE during their Cricket World Cup clash at McLean Park on Wednesday.
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Pakistan were under massive pressure to produce a win against the Pool B minnows and they duly delivered with a 129-run victory in New Zealand.
Misbah ul-Haq’s side elected to bat on a good wicket and despite starting slowly, Pakistan piled on the runs to notch up a total of 339 off their 50 overs.
Nasir Jamshed’s horror run of form continued, with the opening batsman yet again failing to reach double figures as he fell for just four runs:
Shehzad’s 93 runs off 105 balls was not reflective of a player in a poor run of form and and Haris Sohail also hit a half-century as the pair’s 160-run stand put the pressure on the UAE.
Khurram Khan (43) and Shaiman Anwar (62) combined for an 83-run partnership, but the UAE were unable to score quickly enough as the game went through the motions.
The UAE were only able to muster up a modest total of 210 off its 50 overs, 129 runs short Pakistan’s opening innings total of 339.