Pakistan cruised to a seven-wicket victory over Afghanistan in their one-day international in Sharjah on Friday.
Half-centuries from Younus Khan (70 not out) and Imran Farhat (52) guided Pakistan home with 12.5 overs to spare to avoid any shock against the team who earned one-day international status in 2009 and qualified for the 2010 World Twenty20.
Shahid Afridi's five-wicket haul had stifled a spirited Afghani effort with the bat as Nawroz Mangal's men were bowled out for 195 in their first one-day international innings against a Full Member nation.
Afridi, who remains in Test retirement, needed no time to settle on his return to the Pakistan side, striking in his second over of the match before going on to register figures of 5 for 36.
Karim Sadiq's knock was the highlight for Afghanistan as the opener struck two fours and two sixes on his way to 40 from 47 balls, showing no fear despite the superior opposition.
Although that was as close to a half-century as Afghanistan came, their determination was clear and they ground their way through to ensure that they were only bowled out nine balls short of the 50 overs despite being 101 for five in the 22nd over.
Mangal had won the toss in Sharjah, while Pakistan named a full-strength side in what is essentially a warm-up for their one-day series against England.