T20 Asia Cup 2016 is progressing wonderfully and here comes another contest of the tournament between Pakistan and UAE. It was another good game in the tournament, and as we know the pitch conditions do make it quiet thrilling, tough and interesting to watch. Scroll down to see which team got victory this time!
In this 6th match of the tournament, UAE won the toss and elected to bat first. Now there decision of choosing to bat first wasn’t so good at first, because they might have been looking for a handy total to make and defend against Pakistan. But unfortunately, on such a bowling-pitch, it’s rather a mistake to think that big for any team. Pakistani bowlers had it almost covered to restrict them to a low target when they smashed early wickets of UAE. But the credit goes to Shaiman Anwar, Amjad Javed and Mohammad Usman to make some score for their team and to put Pakistan under pressure. They gave the target of 130 to Pakistan which is not a piece of cake to achieve on such a tough pitch, where seamers and spinners are getting full-benefits.
In the 2nd innings, Pakistan’s batting began with the same pressure as they lost early wickets too. But the game turned in favor of Pakistan when Umar Akmal and Shoaib Malik made a great record-breaking 4th wicket partnership which successfully turned victory for Pakistan. It was a good planning to make a stay on the crease and understand the pitch for couple of more overs and then start to play an standard winning game. Shoaib Malik got Man Of The Match award after Pakistan’s 7 wickets win against UAE.
Watch this match’s video highlights below:
So, it’s a first great win for Pakistan. Now, what do you think about it’s further performances against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka? UAE has constantly lost! What are they missing in their performances? Share your thoughts!
Don’t forget to check out: T20 Asia Cup 2016: 5th Match, Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka [Video Highlights]
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