PALLEKELE: With a stellar batting performance, Pakistan managed to defeat Bangladesh by eight wickets. The national team brilliantly chased the 176 runs target in a decisive match of the World T20 tournament at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Sri Lanka.
With this defeat, Bangladesh is out of the tournament, while Pakistan has secured its place in the Super Eights.
Earlier, Shakib al Hasan, with his brilliant 84 runs off 54 balls, helped Bangladesh post a total of 175 runs.
With 22 fours and three sixes, the first innings was a show of high-powered batting on the part of the Bengal Tigers.
Earlier, Bangladesh won the toss and chosen to bat in its second and must win match on Tuesday against Pakistan
A win for the greenshirts would see them secure a position in the Super 8s. They have made no changes to the team composition.
Bangladesh has made one change to their lineup, bringing in fast bowler Abul Hasan ahead of left-arm spinner Elias Sunny.
The teams are:
Mohammad Hafeez (capt), Imran Nazir, Nasir Jamshed, Kamran Akmal (wk), Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Yasir Arafat, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal.
Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Ashraful, Shakib al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Ziaur Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Abul Hasan, Shafiul Islam.
A slideshow of the match can be viewed here.