After a triple strike by Amjad Javed early in the innings, Shoaib Malik and Umar Akmal hit fluent fifties and shared an unbeaten 114-run partnership to rescue Pakistan and secure a seven-wicket win over the United Arab Emirates in the sixth match of the 2016 Asia Cup in Mirpur.
Pakistan's resounding 127-run win against England in Sharjah is a statement about their resurgence, given that there has been no Test cricket played at home for the last seven years, writes Tahir Ibn Manzoor.
Shoaib Malik has set his sights on a perfect farewell by dismissing Moeen Ali and Ian Bell to leave England needing 238 more runs to win on the final day of the third Test in Sharjah to level the series.
Shoaib Malik hit his maiden Test double hundred while Asad Shafiq notched a century as Pakistan posted a mammoth total of 523 for eight to claim the honours on day two of the first Test against England in Abu Dhabi.
Barbados Tridents have announced Pakistan Test captain, Misbah-ul-Haq, as the replacement for Shoaib Malik in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League, after the latter was called up to the Pakistan One-Day squad to face Sri Lanka.
For picking seven wickets and scoring a quick fire 46 off just 39 balls to make sure England do not concede a lead in the second Test to New Zealand in Headingley, Stuart Broad is the Cricket World Player of the Week.