Naseem Shah runs to celebrate after hitting a six to win the T20 match of Asia Cup against Afghanistan in Sharjah on Wednesday night. AP
AFP Sport looks at five memorable six-hitting moments in Pakistan's cricketing history:
Mighty Miandad: Javed Miandad's final ball six off India's Chetan Sharma in the 1986 Austral-Asia Cup final at Sharjah still hurts India fans.
Needing 246 for victory, Pakistan were in trouble at 61-3 before Miandad struck an unbeaten 116 off 114 balls.
With four needed off the final delivery, India fast bowler Sharma bowled a full toss and Miandad slogged it high over the leg side and into the crowd to trigger wild celebrations.
Mujtaba leveller: A left-handed gutsy middle-order batsman, Asif Mujtaba took on Australia's bowlers in a 50-over World Series match in 1992 and hit a six off the last ball from Steve Waugh to tie a dramatic game.
Chasing 228 for victory in Hobart, Pakistan slipped to 197-7 but Mujtaba stood firm and with 17 needed off the final over Australia skipper threw the ball to part-time seamer Waugh.
Mujtaba hit him to all parts and dispatched the last delivery, a full toss, over midwicket to level the scores.
'Boom Boom' Afridi: Shahid Afridi won many exciting games for Pakistan with his maverick batting but his two sixes off India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in a 2014 Asia Cup 50-over match remain special.
Pakistan, chasing 246, needed 10 when Ashwin started the 50th over by taking a wicket. But Afridi smashed the off-spinner for two straight sixes to live up his 'Boom Boom' nickname as Pakistan won with one wicket and two balls to spare.
Asif arrives: Asif Ali was relatively unknown when he hit four straight sixes off Afghanistan's Karim Janat to announce his arrival at last year's T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
Pakistan needed 26 off 18 balls when Asif walked in to bat.
Asif watched calmly from the non-striker's end in the 18th over before smashing Janat over the ropes four times to take Pakistan home with an over to spare.
Naseem Shah (L) and teammates celebrate their win against Afghanistan in Sharjah. AP
Naseem heroics: Naseem Shah became Pakistan's newest six-hitting hero when he walked in to bat at number 10 with Pakistan needing 20 off 10 balls with just two wickets in hand in their chase of 130 against Afghanistan on Wednesday.
Pakistan lost Asif in the 19th over but Naseem kept his cool, with 12 needed off the last over, to smash Farooqi's attempted yorkers for consecutive straight sixes over long-off.
Dahani is the third Pakistan quick to be forced out with injury after Shaheen Afridi and Wasim left the team ahead of the Asia Cup. The team said Dahani's injury "happened while bowling in the match against Hong Kong in Sharjah.
Asif Ali and Khushdil Shah held their nerves to steer Pakistan to an improbable five-wicket victory against India after Mohammad Rizwan set the tone with a fifty at Asia Cup Super 4 match at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
Dasun Shanaka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa held their nerves to steer Sri Lanka to a nail-biting six-wicket victory over India after openers Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis set the tone in their Asia Cup match on Tuesday.
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The Girls in Green, Fatima Sana and Shawal Zulfiqar, sailed the team towards victory. Fatima's 3 wickets for 18 runs guided the girls towards a crucial first win and Shawal's 41 runs off 42 balls helped Pakistan chase the 128-run target set by the Kiwis.