Asia Cup 2018, Afghanistan vs Pakistan Highlights: 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 by three wickets on Friday. Chasing a competitive 258 to win, Pakistan overhauled the target with just three balls to spare with former captain Malik playing the match-winning knock from 43 balls.Also Read - Pakistan Govt Live Streams Presser With Cat Filter on, Twitter Erupts in Laughter

Pakistan required 10 runs from the last over and Malik dispatched pacer Aftab Alam for a six and four after playing a dot ball. Wickets kept falling for Pakistan with star Afghan spinner Rashid Khan yet again proving his utility with a tthree-wickethaul but Malik held his nerves to keep one end tight. Also Read - Bangladesh vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2018 Super Four: When Sarfraz Ahmed Tried to Pull Off an MS Dhoni, But Failed Miserable -- WATCH

Before Malik, 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. Also Read - Pakistan vs Bangladesh Match 6, Asia Cup 2018 Super Four: Bangladesh Beat Pakistan to Set up India Date, 10 Memes That Troll Sarfraz Ahmed's Men in Green

Electing to bat, 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.

Their 94-run partnership and some terrific batting towards the end by the Afghans made it an interesting contest as they scored 87 runs in the last 10 overs.

Pakistan made a shaky start, losing opener Fakhar Zaman in the sixth ball of the innings, bowled by Mujeeb ur Rahman, but after that Azam and Imam taking control of the proceedings, though the run-rate was always shooting up.

At the half-way mark, Pakistan had put on board just 103 for one with required touching going beyond six but they the cushion of nine wickets.

Here are the highlights from Pakistan vs Afghanistan match in the 2014 Asia Cup at Fatullah:

Pakistan Possible Playing XI: Sarfraz Ahmed (C), Asif Ali or Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Usman Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik.

Afghanistan Possible Playing XI: Asghar Afghan (C), Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammad Shahzad, Ihsanullah Janat and Rahmat Shah.

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    Asia Cup 2018, PAK vs AFG Latest Updates: First it was Afghanistan who batted, they put up a competitive total courtesy, Shahidi who remained unbeaten on 97. He played the role of an anchor and the rest played around him. He with Shah first stitched a 63-run stand and his partnership with his skipper, Afghan helped Afghanistan cross the 250-run mark. A total which they were very pleased with at the half-time break.

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    Asia Cup 2018, PAK vs AFG Latest Updates: WHAT A GAME! Humdinger, nail bitter, call it whatever you want to. Feel sorry for the Afghan players, a few of them are down on the ground in tears but you have to credit Shoaib Malik who showed nerves of steel, took it onto him by rejecting a single of the very first ball and then finishing it with a maximum and a boundary. That is what you expect from someone who has so much of experience. BRILLIANT!

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    Asia Cup 2018, PAK vs AFG Latest Updates: FOUR! All over! Malik has done it for Pakistan. Alam delivers it full and on middle, Shoaib gets across the stumps and whips it behind square leg for the winning runs. He also brings up his 42nd ODI fifty with that shot! He is a man for the crisis for Pakistan. Sarfraz screams in joy, Hasan is all pumped up. The batsmen hug each other in the middle. Some sad Afghanistan players in tears. Rashid Khan is down on his haunches. They fought hard, pushed Pakistan to the limit. Commiseration, Afghanistan. Congratulations Pakistan. The crowd is going bonkers. Great scenes. Pakistan (258/7) beat Afghanistan (257/6) by 3 wickets in Super Four stage. Imam 80, Babar 66, Malik 51*, Rashid 3/46

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    Asia Cup 2018, PAK vs AFG Latest Updates: SIX! That’s colossal! Alam drags his length short and lands it on middle, Malik turns inside the crease and rockets it over square leg for a biggie. This is the experience for you. What a player! 4 needed off 4 balls. Pakistan 254/7 in 49.2 overs, chase 258 to win vs Afghanistan (257/6)

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    Asia Cup 2018, PAK vs AFG Latest Updates: SIX! Ali has dismissed it. Wow, what a clean strike. A flighted full ball around off, Hasan Ali goes down on one knee and muscles it over mid-wicket for a biggie. Pakistan 248/7 in 48.4 overs, chase 258 to win vs Afghanistan (257/6)

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    Asia Cup 2018, PAK vs AFG Latest Updates: OUT! Boom! Rashid, you superstar! He sends it flat and quicker through the air. It lands around leg and scoots through off the surface. Nawaz tries to power it across the line but misses to find his stumps disturbed. 16 needed off 9 balls. Pakistan 242/7 in 48.3 overs, chase 258 to win vs Afghanistan (257/6)