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Result: Pakistan cruise past United Arab Emirates in Napier

Pakistan pick up their second win at the Cricket World Cup in the space of four days by comfortably overcoming United Arab Emirates in Napier.

Pakistan have defeated the UAE by 129 runs to boost their hopes of qualifying for the quarter-final stage of the Cricket World Cup.

Half-centuries from Ahmed Shehzad (93), Haris Sohail (70) and Misbah-ul-Haq (65) helped the Green Shirts set their opponents a target of 340 to win in Napier, and the minnows could only respond with 210 runs from their 50 overs.

United Arab Emirates were reduced to 25-3 early on as their response got off to a bad start, Rahat Ali bowling out Amjad Ali for 14 runs before Andri Berenger (2) and Krishna Karate were both caught behind to end any lingering hopes of staging a strong reply.

Shaiman Anwar did manage to score a half-century of his own to become the tournament's top run-scorer, but his 62 fell some way short of the tally the Emirates state needed to claw back the deficit.

Anwar had shared an 83-run partnership with Khurram Khan until the latter flicked Sohaib Maqsood to square leg for 43 to see the contest come to an end.

Pakistan, who last won the World Cup back in 1992, have now picked up two wins in the space of four days to recover from heavy defeats against South Africa and Ireland.

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Pakistani batsman Haris Sohail plays a shot during the fifth and final day-night international match between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Zayed International Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on December 19, 2014
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