When Sharjeel fell (47 from 25 balls) with the score at 65 in the last over of the Powerplay with the run rate more than 12 an over, it seemed a win was par for course.
Khalid Latif departed after three runs, but Ahmed Sehzad looked to carry on from where Sharjeel left off. But his departure and that off Afridi in the 15th over left them to score 57 in 5 overs.
With Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed and Shoaib Malik’s wickets still intact, and at a little over 10 runs an over, Pakistani fans in the crowd dared to hope.
But the trio failed to score a boundary in the last 31 balls which meant Pakistan’s chase ended without any fireworks.