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As it happened: World T20, Pakistan vs Bangladesh


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Mar 30, 2014 at 07:23pm IST

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Toss and team news: Pakistan have won the toss and opted to bat. One change for Pakistan, Sohail Tanvir replaces Bilawal Bhatti while Bangladesh bring in Abdur Razzak.

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Pakistan must defeat hosts Bangladesh on Sunday and the defending champions West Indies on Tuesday to join India in the semi-finals from the group.

As it happened: World T20, Pakistan vs Bangladesh

Shehzad's 111* and Gul's 3/30 were the highlights in Pakistan's all-round show as they limited Bangladesh to 140/7 after scoring a mammoth 190/5 at Mirpur.

Teams:

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Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Shamsur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk/capt), Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Ziaur Rahman, Abdur Razzak, Mashrafe Mortaza, Al-Amin Hossain

Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Kamran Akmal (wk), Mohammad Hafeez (capt), Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Sohaib Maqsood, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul, Zulfiqar Babar, Saeed Ajmal

Commentary (Bangladesh 1st Innings)

Ahmed Shehzad is named the Man of the Match. That's all we have from this game. The India vs Australia game is up next.

Pakistan have been very clinical in their performance. Riding high on Shehzad's splendid ton, the spinners kept it tight and kept ticking away wickets at will, giving Bangladesh absolutely nothing away. So now, the Pakistan vs West Indies on April 1st becomes a Quarter-final.

THE HOSTS ARE KNOCKED OUT OF THE TOURNAMENT and they also make sure that now, Australia too are knocked out of the tournament! A very sad story but in all the three games and even in the qualifiers, their performances have been quite average. It all started with that loss to Afghanistan in the Asia Cup and they're yet to recover from that.

19.6 U Gul to Mahmudullah, PAKISTAN BEAT BANGLADESH BY 50 RUNS! Full ball, pushed through mid off for one but it doesn't matter at all. Pakistan have comprehensively come out on top of this contest. 140/7

19.5 U Gul to M Mortaza, Full and down the leg side, Mortaza fails to dig it away and they settle for a leg bye. 139/7

19.4 U Gul to M Mortaza, Short outside off, Mortaza shuffles across, tries to pull but misses. 138/7

19.3 U Gul to M Mortaza, FOUR! One more. This was a length ball but Mortaza shows his late-cut skills again but this is closer to short third man but still finds the fence. 138/7

19.2 U Gul to M Mortaza, FOUR! Nice. Opens the face late and digs out a certain yorker to third man. 134/7

19.1 U Gul to Mahmudullah, Very full outside off, dug away towards mid-wicket for one. 130/7

18.6 S Tanvir to Mahmudullah, Full and wide, dug out towards mid off for one. 129/7

18.5 S Tanvir to Mahmudullah, Short of a length, clipped away through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 128/7

18.4 S Tanvir to M Mortaza, Pitched up outside off, driven through covers for a single. 126/7

18.3 S Tanvir to M Mortaza, FOUR! Clean hit! A full ball outside off, Mortaza swings it clean and nice over mid off. 125/7

18.2 S Tanvir to M Mortaza, Short of a length, punched away on the off side. 121/7

18.1 S Tanvir to Mahmudullah, A length delivery, swung away over mid-wicket for one. 121/7

Sohail Tanvir now back into the attack.

17.6 U Gul to M Mortaza, FOUR! Full length and slow, Mortaza swings high and mighty over mid off. 120/7

17.5 U Gul to M Mortaza, Some chin music for the batsman, he lets that bouncer through to the wicket-keeper 116/7

Mortaza walks out to the middle.

17.4 U Gul to Z Rahman, OUT! Gone! Short of a length ball, Rahman tries to pull this one away but gets a meaty outside edge through to Kamran Akmal. There is a silence in the crowd, which has actually been for the majority of the innings. 116/7

17.3 U Gul to Mahmudullah, Short in length, pulled away for one. 116/6

17.2 U Gul to Mahmudullah, Good length delivery on middle, clipped away for a couple. 115/6

17.1 U Gul to Mahmudullah, Short of a length, Mahmudullah punches it away. 113/6

17.1 U Gul to Mahmudullah, WIDE! A full ball but it goes swinging down the leg side. 113/6

Ziaur Rahman walks in.

16.6 S Ajmal to N Hossain, OUT! Perishes this time. Uses his feet down the track but he has not read the doosra which spins away. Kamran gets an easy stumping and Hossain departs. 112/6

16.5 S Ajmal to Mahmudullah, A flighted up delivery, worked away towards mid-wicket for one. 112/5

16.4 S Ajmal to Mahmudullah, Works it away off the pads towards mid-wicket. 111/5

16.3 S Ajmal to Mahmudullah, SIX! Flat and just over! Flighted up on middle, Mahmudullah swings hard with the slog and just about clears Umar Akmal at the mid-wicket fence. 111/5

16.2 S Ajmal to N Hossain, Flighted ball, worked away through mid-wicket for one. 105/5

16.1 S Ajmal to N Hossain, FOUR! Lovely shot! He's such a waste coming at number 6, should be Bangladesh's top order batsman anyhow. Waits for a short ball, Hossain remains back and carves out a last-minute late cut to the third man fence. 104/5

15.6 S Afridi to N Hossain, Hossain flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single. 100/5

15.5 S Afridi to N Hossain, Short and wide, Hossain slaps it away to point. 99/5

15.4 S Afridi to N Hossain, SIX! Fantastic shot! Tossed up outside off, Hossain walks down the track and lofts it with nonchalance over long off. 99/5

15.3 S Afridi to N Hossain, Short of a length, cut away straight to point. 93/5

15.2 S Afridi to Mahmudullah, Tossed up outside off, driven through covers for one. 93/5

15.1 S Afridi to N Hossain, Flatter on middle, tucked away through mid-wicket for one. 92/5

Mahmudullah walks in.

14.6 U Gul to Al Hasan, OUT! Shakib departs finally, the end is nigh. Short of a length and wide, Shakib tries to smash this one down after leaving the crease but gets a top edge up in the air. Umar Akmal gets an easy catch at backward point. 91/5

14.5 U Gul to Al Hasan, Full length on middle, heaved away over mid-wicket for a couple. 91/4

14.4 U Gul to Al Hasan, Very full and wide, Al Hasan looks to cut but misses. 89/4

14.3 U Gul to Al Hasan, MALIK DROPS SHAKIB! A full ball on middle, Shakib lofts it flat and hard but he's picked out Shoaib. He sits down comfortably and still puts it down. 89/4

14.2 U Gul to Al Hasan, FOUR! Another good shot. Mid off was up and Shakib is down the track and lofts it easily over the fielder. It was sliced up but didn't matter because there was no one there. 89/4

14.1 U Gul to Al Hasan, FOUR! Nicely done! A full length ball, helped away over square leg. 85/4

13.6 S Afridi to Al Hasan, Short and wide outside off, sliced away through point for one. 81/4

13.5 S Afridi to Al Hasan, Fired in on a full length, worked away through mid-wicket for one. 80/4

13.4 S Afridi to N Hossain, Fired in full, dug away through covers for one. 78/4

13.3 S Afridi to Al Hasan, Played to the point region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single. 77/4

13.2 S Afridi to N Hossain, Charges down the track and lofts it away over mid off for one. 76/4

13.1 S Afridi to Al Hasan, A short, quick ball, Shakib goes to cut but finds an outside edge which snaps into the gloves of Kamran and pops out. Tough one but it's a DROP! 75/4

12.6 S Ajmal to Al Hasan, Short and quick, Shakib works it away towards mid-wicket and takes one. 74/4

12.5 S Ajmal to Al Hasan, Flighted outside off, pushed towards point. 73/4

12.4 S Ajmal to N Hossain, Flat and down the leg side, Hossain tries to flick but is hit on the legs. A Leg bye. 73/4

12.3 S Ajmal to Al Hasan, A flat, quick ball, more round arm-ish, worked away towards square leg for one. 72/4

12.2 S Ajmal to N Hossain, A slightly short, Hossain works it away through square leg for one. 71/4

12.1 S Ajmal to Al Hasan, A short ball on middle, Shakib pulls it away towards mid-wicket and takes one. 70/4

11.6 Z Babar to Al Hasan, Works it gently off the pads and takes one to retain the strike. 69/4

11.5 Z Babar to Al Hasan, An excellent yorker, Shakib gets his bat down in defense. 68/4

11.4 Z Babar to Al Hasan, SIX! Two in two! Yet another flighted ball outside off, this time Shakib is not to the pitch of it and yet swings it miles up in the air. Luckily for him, it crosses the square leg fence. 68/4

11.3 Z Babar to Al Hasan, SIX! Connects well this time! A tossed up delivery outside off, Shakib goes with the swing and slogs it massively over mid-wicket for a 91 meter hit. 62/4

11.2 Z Babar to Al Hasan, NOT OUT! A flighted, full ball outside off, doesn't spin and Shakib misses his swing after charging down the track. Shakib quickly gets his bat back and Kamran whips the bails off. Third umpire is being referred to and we get to see from replays that Shakib's bat gets grounded back in time. 56/4

Appeal for stumping against Shakib! Gone upstairs!

11.1 Z Babar to N Hossain, Works it away through mid-wicket and takes one. 56/4

10.6 S Afridi to Al Hasan, Stays back to a short ball and blocks it. 55/4

10.5 S Afridi to N Hossain, Uses his feet down the track and lofts it over covers for one. 55/4

10.4 S Afridi to N Hossain, A touch short outside off, cut away past point. 54/4

10.3 S Afridi to Al Hasan, Flighted outside off, Shakib pushes it wide of cover for one. 54/4

10.2 S Afridi to Al Hasan, Tossed up on off, Shakib works it away off the pads. 53/4

10.1 S Afridi to Al Hasan, Flighted on middle, Al Hasan works it away towards mid-wicket. 53/4

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