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Live Reporting

Ffion Wynne and Callum Matthews

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye!

    We're going to leave it there for today. I'll leave you with Matt Henry's of Pakistan's five-wicket win over Afghanistan as they go three from three.

    There will be highlights from this game on the cricket section of the website shortly.

    Saturday is another double header. It is South Africa v Sri Lanka at 11:00 BST, before the big one: England v Australia at 15:00. Check out our preview for that game.

    There are also some Women's Big Bash commentaries overnight.

    We've also got TWO new podcasts for you. Chris Woakes joins Tymal Mills and Mark Wood in the latest Good Pace for Radio episode, while Alex Hartley and Kate Cross and the No Balls podcast are back too.

    The cricket never stops. See you tomorrow!

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    Henry Moeran

    BBC Test Match Special

    This sets up the game between New Zealand and India on Sunday absolutely beautifully. That is going to be a cracker.

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    Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi: "We didn't start really well - the total on the board was decent but maybe not enough.

    "We discussed that 150 was a decent score on the pitch, and we did manage to take the game deep.

    "I thought Rashid bowled at the right time because at 10 overs, they still needed about eight runs an over, but Asif Ali played that 19th over really well.

    "There are many positives to take from this. We fought to the end and it's given me more motivation to win games."

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    The confidence, and perhaps even arrogance, to even think you could get 25 from an over.

    The modern-day player.

  5. 'I planned for it'

    Player of the Match Asif Ali: "The boundary was small from this end so I told my partner I'd go for it this over. Thank God we pulled it off.

    "I look at the situation and what it demands and which bowler has overs remaining, and the field setting. I told Shoaib that Naveen was bowling well, and from this end I could even score 25 in an over. So I planned for it."

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    Pakistan captain Babar Azam will be delighted with another clinical performance from his side. They weren't mentioned as serious contenders in many quarters before the tournament but everybody is talking about them now.

    Babar contributed today with his third half-century in four games.

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    I didn't get chance to describe the winning six but it is a ridiculously good shot from Asif Ali.

    Karim Janat only just misses with his yorker but Asif pumps a magnificent shot over extra cover.

    Such a hard shot to play.

  8. Man of the match

    Unsurprisingly Asif Ali has been named man of the match for that ridiculous innings.

    His, and Pakistan's, confidence must be sky high right now.

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    Stuart Law

    Former Australia batter & West Indies coach on BBC Test Match Special

    Pakistan look like a side that have it all and that'll make international teams worry. When things click for them, they can beat anyone. They're so committed and with so much raw talent. They're definitely the team to watch in this tournament.

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    Asif Ali made 27 from 11 balls against New Zealand on Tuesday to win Pakistan the game too.

    He was struggling with concussion-like symptoms after edging a pull shot onto his grille during that innings too.

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    Asif Ali finishes unbeaten on 25 from seven balls.

    Pakistan have a finisher. Pakistan are a serious side.

    England, India, Australia and everyone else, watch out. Pakistan are going to take some beating.

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    Henry Moeran

    BBC Test Match Special

    It looked as if it might go Afghanistan's way but Asif Ali, what a performance. It has been the most thrilling of games.

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    Wow. Wow. Wow.

    Pakistan needed 24 from 12 balls.

    Asif Ali only needed six balls.

    What clean hitting!

  14. BreakingPakistan win by five wickets

    ANOTHER SIX!

    Asif Ali hits four sixes in an over and Pakistan win with six balls to spare.

    WHAT AN INNINGS!

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    Liam Plunkett

    England 2019 World Cup winner on BBC Test Match Special

    Such clean hitting! Every time he strikes the ball it looks as if it could travel for miles.

  16. Pak 142-5

    Need 6 from 7 balls

    OH MY!

    What an over this is.

    Six. Dot. Six. Dot. Six.

    Pumped straight back down the ground by Asif Ali.