Pakistan seal resounding win against Bangladesh

Published: March 30, 2014

Pakistan cricketer Ahmed Shehzad reacts after scoring a century during the ICC World Twenty20 tournament Group 2 cricket match between Bangladesh and Pakistan at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on March 30, 2014. PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan cricketer Ahmed Shehzad reacts after scoring a century during the ICC World Twenty20 tournament Group 2 cricket match between Bangladesh and Pakistan at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on March 30, 2014. PHOTO: AFP Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan plays a ball against Pakistan during their ICC Twenty20 World Cup match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka March 30, 2014. PHOTO: REUTERS Ahmed Shehzad plays a shot during the ICC World Twenty20 tournament cricket match between Bangladesh and Pakistan at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on March 30, 2014. PHOTO: AFP Ahmed Shehzad plays a ball against Bangladesh during their one-day international (ODI) cricket match in Asia Cup 2014 in Dhaka March 4, 2014. PHOTO: REUTERS In this file photo, Shahid Afridi (R) reacts following a miss field as Bangladesh batsman Anamul Haque (L) looks on during the eighth match of the Asia Cup one-day cricket tournament between Bangladesh and Pakistan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on March 4, 2014. PHOTO: AFP

DHAKA: Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 50 runs in a Group Two Super-10 match of the World Twenty20 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday, staying in contention for the semi-finals.

Pakistan had won the toss and elected to bat, scoring 190 at a cost of 5 wickets.

Opener Ahmed Shehzad smashed an unbeaten 111 off 62 balls, becoming the first ever Pakistani batsman to have scored a century in T20 internationals.

The 22-year-old hit 10 boundaries and five sixes, sharing a fourth-wicket stand of 83 with Shoaib Malik (26) in the group two match.

Shehzad, who reached his century off 58 balls in the 18th over, was caught off a Mashrafe Mortaza no-ball in the 19th after hitting the previous ball for a six. He was declared Man of the Match.

The let-off proved expensive as Pakistan scored 44 runs in the last two overs, with Mortaza conceding 24 in the penultimate over.

Pakistan must defeat defending champions West Indies on Tuesday to join India in the semi-finals as the second team from the group.

 

Last over: Bangladesh 140-7

Gul comes back to bowl.

FOUR! Mortaza strikes consecutive boundaries.

Pakistan seal resounding win!

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19th over: Bangladesh 129-7

Sohail Tanvir comes back.

FOUR! Mortaza hits a boundary!

Pakistan fans gear up to celebrate victory!

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18th over: Bangladesh 120-7

Umar Gul’s 3rd over.

OUT! Umar Gul gets Ziaur Rahman.

FOUR! Mashrafe Mortaza hits midwicket.

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17th over: Bangladesh 112-6

OUT! Ajmal removes Hossain. Kamran Akmal lights up the stumps on a missed hit.

After 17 overs Bangladesh require 79 from 18 balls.

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16th over: Bnagladesh 100-5

SIX! Afridi hit for a six on long off by Nasir Hossain.

Bangladesh reach 100 after 16 overs, need another 91 runs.

Bangladesh and Pakistan fans have some fun before the game. PHOTO: ICC

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15th over: Bangladesh 91-5

FOUR! Shakib continues to fight, hit consecutive boundaries off Gul.

Could Shakib be a man for Bangladesh?

Shakib dropped by Malik at long on off Malik.

OUT! Big wicket: Left-handed batsman Shakib scores 38 before being dismissed by Gul.

Umar Akmal made no mistake on a sitter at mid-on.

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14th over: Bangladesh 81-4

Afridi concedes 7 runs.

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13th over: Bangladesh 74-4

Man of crisis: Ajmal back on attack.

117 more required from 42 balls: Required rate near 17 runs per over.

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12th over: Bangladesh 69-4

Bangladesh have scored just 23 runs in last six overs for the loss of two wickets.

Shakib escapes stumping off Babar.

SIX! Shakib hits back-to-back sixes soon after escaping stumping.

Pakistan need Shakib’s wicket before he poses a threat.

Babar’s over conceded 14 runs, most expensive one so far.

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11th over: Bangladesh 55-4

Shahid Afridi to Shakib Al Hasan and Nasir Hossain.

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Tenth over: Bangladesh 53-4

OUT! Zulfiqar Babar strikes.

Bangladesh in tatters, reach 50 in 10th over after losing four wickets.

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Ninth over: Bangladesh 47-3

Afridi sends back Shamsur Rehman to dug-out on his first ball.

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Eighth over: Bangladesh 44-2

Zulfiqar Babar bowls an impressive first over, just four runs coming from that.

Bangladesh need 147 runs from 72 balls with eight wickets in hands.

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Seventh over: Bangladesh 40-2

Mohammad Hafeez to Shamsur Rahman and Shakib al Hasan.

Experienced Shakib not in good touch, has just scored 11 runs from his last two Super 10-stage matches.

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Sixth over: Bangladesh 36-2

FOUR! Ajmal hit for a four on first delivery, Anamul Haque fires.

OUT! Ajmal caught and bowled Anamul Haq for 18.

An appeal for stumping, leg upmire makes a call to third umpire. Shamsur Rehman given not out.

Pakistan were 50-1 at this stage.

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Fifth over: Bangladesh 32-1

Umar Gul comes to bowl.

OUT! Gul lights bowled out Tamim, gets a breakthrough.

Shakib al Hasan replaces Tamim.

Bangladesh require 159 runs from 90 deliveries with nine wickets in hand.

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Fourth over: Bangladesh 30-0

Sohail Tanvir to Anamul Haque and Tamim Iqbal.

Tamim Iqbal has scored 70 runs against Pakistan in his five previous innings. His highest score came against the West Indies when he scored an unbeaten 88 in Dhaka in 2012.

FOUR! By Tamim.

Anamul Haque is playing his first Twenty20 International against Pakistan.

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Third over: Bangladesh 20-0

FOUR! Anamul Haque hits boundary!

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Second over: Bangladesh 13-0

FOUR! Sohail Tanvir concedes a four on his first ball.

Seven runs off the over. Bangladesh require another 178 runs from 18 overs.

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First over: Bangladesh 6-0

Hafeez to Anamul Haque and Tamim Iqbal.

FOUR! First boundary on the third ball of the over!

 

4:13pm

Now it’s on the Pakistani bowlers to ensure victory in must-win game.

A victory with a handsome margin can make a difference for Pakistan in later stage.

Can Bangladesh surpass Pakistan's total of 190?

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20th over: Pakistan 190-5

FOUR! Afridi hits a boundary over cover on the second ball.

OUT! Afridi sent back to the hut after hitting two sixes and a boundary.

Pakistan set target of 191 runs for Bangladesh to chase.

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19th over: Pakistan 180-4

SIX! Shahid Afridi hits off the full delivery.

SIX! And, Boom Boom strikes again.

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18th over: Pakistan 162-4

OUT! Malik gone for 26 runs. Shahid Afridi comes in to the crease.

100! Shehzad scores first century by any Pakistani player in T20i. Shehzad fired 9 boundaries and four sixes for his 58-ball hundred.

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17th over: Pakistan 151-3

150 comes up for Pakistan on the fourth ball. Pakistan’s third 50 came quick, Shehzad and Malik took just 24 deliveries to do so

Shehzad three runs shy from his century.

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16th over: Pakistan 146-3

FOUR! Big wide by Mashrafe Mortaza to Shehzad, gives Pakistan five runs on the second ball.

FOUR! Shehzad hits another boundary of the over.

FOUR! Shehzad inches closer to his century with this boundary – 91 runs.

Ahmed Shehzad plays a shot during the ICC World Twenty20 tournament cricket match between Bangladesh and Pakistan at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on March 30, 2014. PHOTO: AFP

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15th over: Pakistan 130-3

Shakib al Hasan comes in to bowl. 52% of his over gone for less than 6 runs.

Bangladesh win 75% of matches when he picks 2+ wickets.

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14th over: Pakistan 123-3

Mahmudullah comes in to bowl his third over.

FOUR! Malik hits his first boundary. And he strikes again! FOUR!

52 runs partnership from 29 balls between Malik and Shehzad.

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13th over: Pakistan 110-3

SIX! Shehzad whacks it over deep midwicket.

FOUR! And he strikes again.

100 comes up for Pakistan on the fourth ball.

SIX! Another shot by Shehzad. He hits again, and it is a FOUR!

Nice over for Team Green – 22 runs!

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12th over: Pakistan 88-3

The expected score for Pakistan is 162.

Shoaib Malik has slowed down the match a little.

Do you think Pakistan can score more than 160 against Bangladesh?

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11th over: Pakistan 82-3

Razzak bowls the over, as Pakistan batsmen struggle to score.

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10th over: Pakistan 75-3

Mahmudullah is the new bowler, with an economy of 6.83 in the T20i.

Here comes Shehzad’s first 50 against Bangladesh, fourth in T20i matches and first in World T20i.

OUT! Umar Akmal out for duck! Shoaib Malik comes in support the team.

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Ninth over: Pakistan 70-2

Hafeez and Shehzad face Razzak.

OUT! Hafeez stumped for 8 runs. Second wicket for Razzak! Hafeez has a poor record in the series, continues to struggle.

Umar Akmal comes to the crease.

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Eighth over: Pakistan 65-1

Hossain bowls to Hafeez and Shehzad.

SIX! Shehzad hits to extra cover on the second ball.

Good fielding by Bangladesh, stops a boundary. Pakistan manage to score two off that ball.

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Seventh over: Pakistan 54-1

Razzak is back for the second over.

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Sixth over: Pakistan 50-1

Last over before the batting powerplay.

Good over for Bangladesh, just four runs.

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Fifth over: Pakistan 46-1

OUT! Kamran Akmal gone for 9 runs. Abdur Razzak claims the first casualty on the third ball. Muhammad Hafeez is the new batsman.

Shehzad 32 from just 16.

Impressive over by Razzak!

Bangladesh bowler Abdur Razzak (C) celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of Pakistan batsman Kamran Akmal. PHOTO: AFP

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Fourth over: Pakistan 42-0

FOUR! Shakib alHassan comes in to rescue his team, gets hit by Kamran for a boundary at deep square leg.

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Third over: Pakistan 34-0

FOUR! Shehzad is on fire, strikes again towards long on.

FOUR! Fourth for Shehzad! Second of the over.

FOUR! Goes to deep cover for another boundary, Shehzad knows his game!

Pakistan win all matches when this genius scores 40+.

SIX! Shehzad hits the first six for Pakistan.

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Second over: Pakistan 16-0

Al-Amin Hossain bowls the second over.

FOUR! Shehzad strikes beautifully towards deep fine leg for a four on the second ball. And then he strikes again towards long on. FOUR! 

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First over: Pakistan 5-0

Kamran Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad are in to bat for Pakistan.

Mashrafe Murtaza, an experienced bowler, will start Bangladesh’s bowling attack.

Ideally, Pakistan should make 45 to 50 runs in the first six overs.

FOUR! Akmal strikes a boundary on the last ball of the over.

2:20pm

Team players sing national anthem in the stadium.

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2:10pm


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2:00pm

Pakistan win the toss and elect to bat first.

The data does not include statistics from the ongoing tournament.

Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez (captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Bilawal Bhatti, Junaid Khan, Kamran Akmal (wicket keeper), Mohammad Talha, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, Sharjeel Khan, Shoaib Malik, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal†, Umar Gul, Zulfiqar Babar

Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (captain and wicket keeper), Abdur Razzak, al-Amin Hossain, Anamul Haque, Farhad Reza, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mominul Haque, Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shamsur Rahman, Shakib al Hasan, Sohag Gazi, Tamim Iqbal, Ziaur Rahman

Reader Comments (10)

  • Fiz
    Mar 30, 2014 - 5:59PM

    Sorry Bangladesh, somebody has to win in a game and we won. Good job Green shirts!

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  • Bashira
    Mar 30, 2014 - 6:01PM

    PAKISTAN ZINDABAAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Dude
    Mar 30, 2014 - 6:07PM

    Indian tigers are waiting for pakistan, if they beet West Indies.Tigers are really hungry for a prey.

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  • PeaceMonger
    Mar 30, 2014 - 6:52PM

    Looking forward to an India-Pak semifinal !!

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  • Mar 30, 2014 - 8:29PM

    Pakistan played very well

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  • Arjun
    Mar 30, 2014 - 9:44PM

    @PeaceMonger:

    How can it be, they are in the same group. Be aware of the rules before you post comment. I predict this WI beats PK and sails to SF.

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  • Last Word
    Mar 30, 2014 - 10:52PM

    Pakistan would most likely make it to SF as WI does not play spin well which was evident from their match against India. Chances of Indo-Pak final appear to be on the card with two neighbours fighting it out for the coveted cup.

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  • UTell
    Mar 31, 2014 - 1:01AM

    Solid player of Pakistan Mr.Ahmed Shehzad!Recommend

  • Fanof
    Mar 31, 2014 - 2:28AM

    i like Mr. Ahmed Shehzad and his style of shots playing.Recommend

  • Imran Ahmed
    Mar 31, 2014 - 4:09PM

    India Will finish Top of Group 2, and because Newzealand and Srilanka both have higher run rate than South Africa, winner of Newzealand Vs Srilanka Fill Finish Top of Group 1 and South Africa will finish at second Place. So India will Play South Africa, Winner of Pakistan Vs West Indies Will play Srilanka or New Zealand True ??

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