ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019

Pakistan vs Bangladesh - Match 43

Venue: Lord's, London

Date & Time: 05 July 2019

Bangladesh 221/10

RR: 5.00 | Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 94 runs

commentary

So that is it from this game! Pakistan end their World Cup campaign on a good note and Bangladesh in a bad manner. Both though did not have a tournament to remember. On the 6th of June which is a Saturday and which is also the last day of the group stage of this World Cup, there are two games lined up. Two big games as it would decide who finishes on top and who would end up being second. The first game sees Sri Lanka take on India and the second is a battle between Australia and South Africa. The first game begins at 10.30 am local (0930 GMT). The second begins at 1.30 pm local (1230 GMT). Till then, goodbye and take care!

Pakistan skipper, Sarfaraz Ahmed, says it is very unfortunate they came into form at the back end but could not qualify. Admits the game against Windies cost them a lot. Further adds they though played very good cricket throughout the tournament and were good in all three departments. Mentions they started off with a different combination but how Haris Sohail and Afridi came back was commendable. Tells they have a break of almost two months and they need to sit down and have a chat. Credits the batters and the bowlers for the way they played today. Ends by saying the way Shaheen Afridi is bowling in recent times has been exceptional.

Bangladesh skipper, Mashrafe Mortaza, says in the last two matches, Shakib batted well but they could not get partnerships. Mentions they felt they could chase this down but they lacked partnerships. Credits Shakib for the way he has played throughout and feels had he not performed, they would not have played so well. States the fielding cost them in many games, the bowling is an issue but fielding was poor. Further adds batting was excellent. Tells since the time Mustafizur Rahman started playing, he has been brilliant, he did get injured but came back strongly and he hopes he has no injury issues moving ahead. Admits he is not satisfied with their performance as they could not qualify for the semis but he is happy they gave their 100 percent. Ends by saying he will go home and think about whether he wants to continue playing for Bangladesh or not.

MAN OF THE MATCH, Shaheen Afridi, says he has been working hard in the nets and with the bowling coach and he is happy with this success. States it is a special feeling for him, his family and Pakistan. Informs he asked his captain whether he can bowl yorkers, he got the nod and bowled them. Mentions the wicket was slow, Rahman bowled well by using cutters and he did the same. Ends by saying he dedicates this award to his father.

Earlier in the day, Imam's ton and Babar's 96 powered Pakistan to a above par score. Rahman was the best bowler in the first half as he finished with a fifer. It though is for a losing cause as Bangladesh fell well short of Pakistan's total.

The Pakistan bowling was top notch today! When you bowl an opposition out for 221, the bowling obviously has done well right? Shaheen though was the star as he finished with a 6-fer. Shadab Khan was on the expensive side but did take two wickets. Amir and Riaz took one each.

A very, very convincing win today for Pakistan! It was like, the Bangladesh batting line-up, which has been so good in this tournament, just never arrived. They needed to get off to a good start chasing 316 but they lost Sarkar early. Tamim had another poor outing with the bat. Rahim too did not last for long. Shakib once again was the only one who showed resistance. Das did hang around with him but perished just as the two started to get going. Shakib soon followed and once he fell, it seemed like Bangladesh had given up. Mahmudullah and Hossain played with no intent and when they decided to step on the gas, they could not find the boundaries and one by one, perished and were bowled out for a moderate total.

The Pakistan players walk off with a smile and a very nice gesture by them as they give Shoaib Malik a guard of honour. Well deserved that as he has served his country for a very long time and done so really well.

44.1
0
S Afridi to M Rahman, OUT! BOOM! Afridi finishes things off! 6-fer for him and he now holds the record for the best bowling figures in this World Cup. Another excellent yorker on middle, Rahman fails to jam it out and the stumps are shattered. PAKISTAN WIN BY 94 RUNS!
44.1
0
S Afridi to M Rahman, Shorter and down the leg side, Rahman awkwardly tries to pull but misses. Wided.
43.6
1
S Khan to M Rahman, Floats it up on off, Rahman swings but it goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for one. Shaheen now has the chance to pick the last wicket in his last over.
43.5
0
S Khan to M Rahman, On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
43.4
0
S Khan to M Mortaza, OUT! He is way short! STUMPED! No. 9 goes down! Clever bowling from Shadab. He sees Mashrafe come down the track and fires it outside off. Mashrafe swings but misses. Sarfaraz collects it and whips the bails off. The umpires take it upstairs to check. Replays show that Mashrafe did try to slide his back foot in, but could not make it in time. End of the entertainment by Mashrafe.

A stumping appeal has been taken upstairs. Mash is already walking.

43.3
1
S Khan to M Hasan, A single! This is worked wide of long on and the batters take one.
43.2
0
S Khan to M Hasan, Floats it up on off, this is kept out.
43.1
4
S Khan to M Hasan, FOUR! Deft! Flatter and outside off, Hasan goes back, plays it late and past the short third man fielder for a boundary.
42.6
0
S Afridi to M Mortaza, A slower yorker outside off, Mash looks to go big again but misses.
42.5
0
S Afridi to M Mortaza, Outside off, Mortaza makes room and looks to swing but misses.
42.4
1
S Afridi to M Hasan, A full toss around off, this tails away. Hasan looks to drive but it goes off the outside edge down to third man for one.
42.3
1
S Afridi to M Mortaza, Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through covers for one.
42.2
0
S Afridi to M Mortaza, Goes shorter and on middle, MM guides it to point.
42.1
6
S Afridi to M Mortaza, SIX! High and handsome! Fuller and on middle, Mortaza clears his front leg, extends his arms and lofts it over the long on fence. He is dealing in maximums.
41.6
1
S Khan to M Mortaza, MM comes down the pitch but this time mistimes his whip. It goes towards deep mid-wicket for one.
41.5
0
S Khan to M Mortaza, Turn! This lands around off and turns away. Mortaza plays inside the line and gets beaten.
41.4
6
S Khan to M Mortaza, SIX! TONKED! This is fuller and on middle, in the zone for Mashrafe. he lofts it over the long on stand for a biggie. 200 up for Bangladesh.
41.3
0
S Khan to M Mortaza, Missed stumping chance! Mash comes down the track and looks to go big. He gets an inside edge onto the pads. The ball rolls behind towards Sarfaraz who fails to collect it. Mortaza makes it in.
41.2
0
S Khan to M Mortaza, Played to the point region by the batsman.
41.1
0
S Khan to M Mortaza, On off, this is kept out.
40.6
0
S Afridi to M Hasan, Back of a length and on off, this is pushed to covers.
40.5
1
S Afridi to M Mortaza, Fuller and outside off, Mash drives it towards point who fumbles and a run is taken.
40.4
0
S Afridi to M Mortaza, Good length and on off, this is guided to point.

Mashrafe Mortaza walks out to bat for probably the last time in his career.

40.3
0
S Afridi to Mahmudullah, OUT! KABOOM! What a way to get a fifer! What a delivery! WOW! That is fast and right in the blockhole, nothing Mahmudullah could have done there. Shaheen steams in and bowls a corker of a yorker on middle. Mahmudullah fails to jam it out, the ball hits the boot and then the stumps. Maiden ODI fifer for Shaheen. He has been a different bowler since his performance against New Zealand.
40.2
1
S Afridi to M Hasan, The batsman guides it to third man. One run added to the total.

Mehedi Hasan is the new man in.

40.1
0
S Afridi to M Saifuddin, OUT! CAUGHT! Shaheen gets his fourth. Half century for Saifuddin in the last game and a first-baller in this one. He looks to go after the bowler straightaway. He comes down the track and smashes this but straight to mid off. Amir takes an easy one. Once again Shaheen strikes on the first ball of his new spell. Pakistan are 3 wickets away.

Shaheen Afridi is back on!

Time for Powerplay 3! 5 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 50th over.

39.6
0
S Khan to Mahmudullah, Floats it up on off, Mahmudullah strokes it to covers.
39.5
0
S Khan to Mahmudullah, On middle, it is kept out.

Mohammad Saifuddin is the new man in.

39.4
0
S Khan to M Hossain, OUT! Mosaddek holes out! Shadab breaks the stand. His first. Hossain had to go for it. He comes down the track and looks to go inside out over cover. He ends up hitting it a little too straight and Azam at long off takes a straight-forward catch.
39.3
1
S Khan to Mahmudullah, Good fielding again! Pakistan have been good in the field apart from the two dropped catches. This is fuller and on middle, Mahmudullah looks to get past mid on but Wasim slides and saves three.
39.2
1
S Khan to M Hossain, Gives it air and lands it on off, this is hit down to long off for one.
39.1
4
S Khan to M Hossain, FOUR! Perfect start to the over! Shorter and outside off, Mosaddek waits for it and guides it through backward point for a boundary.
38.6
0
W Riaz to Mahmudullah, Outside off and on a shorter length. Mahmudullah hangs his bat out and gets beaten.
38.5
4
W Riaz to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Top edge! Bangladesh won't care how they come as long as they come. Shorter in length and on middle, Mahmudullah looks to pull but gets a top edge over the keeper.
38.4
1
W Riaz to M Hossain, A full toss outside off, Hossain guides it through cover-point for one.
38.3
0
W Riaz to M Hossain, On the bounce! Shorter and on middle, Hossain looks to pull but is late on the shot. It goes on the bounce to mid on.
38.2
3
W Riaz to Mahmudullah, Another excellent stop! This is fuller and on middle, Mahmudullah whips it through mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep runs to his left, dives and pushes it back in. The fielder from mid on does the mopping up job. The umpire goes upstairs to check and replays show that Imam has done well.
38.1
0
W Riaz to Mahmudullah, Shorter and outside off, Mahmudullah looks to guide it down to third man but misses.
37.6
0
S Khan to M Hossain, Shorter outside off, Hossain cuts it to point.
37.5
2
S Khan to M Hossain, Comes down the track and whips it through mid-wicket for two.
37.4
0
S Khan to M Hossain, Shorter on off, this is pushed to covers.
37.3
1
S Khan to Mahmudullah, The batsman gets to the pitch of the ball and connects. They pick up a single.
37.2
2
S Khan to Mahmudullah, Another tough chance put down! This is a good effort though. Mahmudullah comes down the track and looks to go big. Gets more height than distance towards the long off area. Azam from that position runs towards the ball, dives forward but fails to catch it. The batsmen take two.
37.1
0
S Khan to Mahmudullah, Floats it up on off, this is guided to point.

Shadab Khan is back!

36.6
1
W Riaz to Mahmudullah, DROPPED! Not a very difficult chance, it should have been taken! Mahmudullah comes down the track and looks to go over mid off. He mistimes it towards that fielder. Hafeez moves to his right, then dives, does get two hands to it but spills it. The ball goes towards mid on for one.
36.5
4
W Riaz to Mahmudullah, EDGY FOUR! Bangladesh need a lot more! Fuller and outside off, Mahmudullah looks to drive but gets an outside edge which races to the third man fence.
36.4
0
W Riaz to Mahmudullah, On middle, Mahmudullah keeps it out.
36.3
0
W Riaz to Mahmudullah, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
36.2
0
W Riaz to Mahmudullah, On the pads again, Mahmuduallah looks to flick but gets a soft leading edge on the off side.
36.1
1
W Riaz to M Hossain, On the pads, this is flicked through square leg for one.
35.6
1
M Amir to M Hossain, Another low full toss, this is hit down to long on for one. Required run rate above 10 now.
35.6
0
M Amir to M Hossain, A short one on middle, Mahmudullah looks to pull but misses. Wided.
35.5
1
M Amir to Mahmudullah, Fuller and outside off, this is hit through covers for one.
35.4
0
M Amir to Mahmudullah, Another excellent effort in the field! Mosaddek was gone for all money there. A full toss on off, Mahmudullah looks to drive it through mid off. Azam at short covers dives across and stops it with one hand. Mossadek is off for a run but then realizes that it does not get past Azam. He turns and hopes Azam misses and Babar does so.
35.3
0
M Amir to Mahmudullah, Fuller and on off, Mahmudullah pushes it to covers.
35.2
1
M Amir to M Hossain, Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
35.1
0
M Amir to M Hossain, On off, this is pushed to mid off.
34.6
0
W Riaz to Mahmudullah, On middle, Mahmudullah keeps it out.
34.5
1
W Riaz to M Hossain, Outside off, Mosaddek guides it towards point where the fielder fumbles and a run is taken.
34.4
1
W Riaz to Mahmudullah, Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
34.3
0
W Riaz to Mahmudullah, Shorter and outside off, this one skids through and stays low. Mahmudullah looks to cut but misses.
34.2
1
W Riaz to M Hossain, On the pads, this is worked down to fine leg for one.
34.1
1
W Riaz to Mahmudullah, The batsman plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. They pick up a single.

DRINKS!

33.6
1
M Amir to Mahmudullah, On the pads, it is worked through square leg for one.
33.5
0
M Amir to Mahmudullah, On off, this is defended.
33.4
1
M Amir to M Hossain, Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket for one.
33.3
0
M Amir to M Hossain, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
33.2
1
M Amir to Mahmudullah, NOT OUT! He is in quite easily! But take nothing away from the effort by Shadab. This is around off, Mahmudullah looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It rolls towards point. Hossain wants a run and Mahmudullah responds. Shadab Khan at point runs towards the ball, fields it and underarms it with a forward dive onto the stumps, he shatters the stumps then with his body as his momentum takes him ahead. An appeal follows and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and they show that MH is in.

A tremendous effort in the field by Shadab. Is Mosaddek short? He looks calm...

33.1
0
M Amir to Mahmudullah, On the stumps, Mahmudullah lunges and keeps it out.
32.6
0
S Afridi to M Hossain, Good length and on off, Mosaddek looks to defend but is beaten by the away angle. End of another successful over.
32.5
2
S Afridi to M Hossain, Nicely guided! Fuller and outside off, Mosaddek plays it late through backward point for two.
32.4
0
S Afridi to M Hossain, Goes back to bowling over the wicket. A yorker outside off and Hossain fails to put bat on ball.
32.3
0
S Afridi to M Hossain, FOUR LEG BYES! This is on the pads, Mosaddek looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The ball runs fine on the leg side for a boundary.
32.3
0
S Afridi to M Hossain, WIDE! Down the leg side, MH fails to flick it. Sarfaraz may have spotted it late as he reacts late by diving to his left. Does not stop it cleanly but no runs conceded.
32.2
0
S Afridi to M Hossain, On off, this is defended onto the ground.

Mosaddek Hossain walks out to bat.

32.1
0
S Afridi to Al Hasan, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Shaheen Afridi has probably ended the hopes of Bangladesh chasing this down. Shakib Al Hasan is dismissed. Shaheen bowls it on a length and outside off. Fractionally outside off I should say. Hasan looks to cut but that shot was not on. The outside edge is produced and it goes straight into the gloves of Sarfaraz. Pakistan are elated. It is now their match to lose. End of another good knock by Shakib. His top tournament comes to an end. He ends with more than 600 runs and is only the third player to do this in a single World Cup edition!
31.6
0
M Amir to Mahmudullah, OUCH! That must have surely hurt! This is around middle and then angles away. Mahmudullah plays outside the line, the ball hits the inside edge and deflects near the box.
31.5
1
M Amir to Al Hasan, Outside off, Shakib guides it down to third man for one.
31.4
0
M Amir to Al Hasan, Another slower one and on middle, it stays low a touch. Shakib adjusts and hits it to mid-wicket.
31.3
0
M Amir to Al Hasan, On the middle pole, this is defended.
31.2
2
M Amir to Al Hasan, Outside off, Shakib opens the face of the bat and guides it towards third man for two.
31.1
0
M Amir to Al Hasan, Slower and outside off, Shakib first looks to slap it hard but then seeing it is a slower ball, he guides it to covers.

Mohammad Amir is back!

30.6
1
S Afridi to Al Hasan, Another single as Shakib strokes it through covers.
30.5
1
S Afridi to Mahmudullah, On off, Mahmudullah plays it late towards third man for one. 150 up for Bangladesh.
30.4
1
S Afridi to Al Hasan, On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
30.4
0
S Afridi to Al Hasan, Wide down the leg side, the batsman leaves it alone. The umpire has signalled a wide.
30.3
2
S Afridi to Al Hasan, Well played! A slower one outside off, Shakib plays it late and fine on the off side for two.
30.2
1
S Afridi to Mahmudullah, Fuller and on the pads, this is clipped through square leg for one.
30.1
0
S Afridi to Mahmudullah, Back of a length on off, this is defended.
29.6
1
S Khan to Mahmudullah, Another single to end the over! Full toss on middle, this is flicked through mid-wicket for one. 172 needed in the last 20.
29.5
0
S Khan to Mahmudullah, Now a dot! Flatter and outside off, the batter guides it to backward point.
29.4
4
S Khan to Mahmudullah, FOUR! The dots were building, the big shot was coming and it comes off. Mahmudullah plays the slog sweep. He connects well and it goes over the mid-wicket fence.
29.3
0
S Khan to Mahmudullah, Three dots in a row! Flatter and on off, Mahmudullah guides it to point.
29.2
0
S Khan to Mahmudullah, Brilliant fielding! Mahmudullah strokes it towards mid off. Imam at covers dives to his right and stops it.
29.1
0
S Khan to Mahmudullah, Floats it up on off, Mahmudullah hits it to cover-point.
28.6
0
S Afridi to Mahmudullah, Bowling from around the wicket, the ball drifts into the pads of Mahmudullah. Mahmudullah tries to flick the ball towards the leg side but he misses and takes a quick leg bye. Successful over for Pakistan, a wicket and 3 runs in it.
28.5
0
S Afridi to Mahmudullah, On off, Opens the face of the bat again and defends off his front foot.
28.4
0
S Afridi to Mahmudullah, Full ball near the stumps, Mahmudullah opens the face of his bat and guides it covers.
28.3
1
S Afridi to Al Hasan, On the fuller side on off, Shakib strokes it towards mid off for one.
28.2
1
S Afridi to Mahmudullah, Back of a length on off, Mahmudullah guides it down to third man for one.

Mahmudullah is the new man in.

28.1
0
S Afridi to L Das, OUT! CAUGHT! Soft, soft dismissal. Brilliant from Shaheen Afridi. The bowling change has worked wonders. The partnership which had started to flourish, has been cut short. It is a cross-seam ball and it is just behind a driving length. Das initially looks to drive but the ball comes off slow from the surface. He looks to check his shot but it hits the bat and lobs towards cover where Sohail takes a dolly. Pakistan continue to hold the edge in the game.

Shaheen Afridi is back!

27.6
1
S Khan to L Das, A single to end! 11 from the over. Das walks across and works it through square leg for one.
27.5
4
S Khan to L Das, FOUR! Second boundary in the over! Bangladesh willl hope the momentum changes from here. This is tossed up on middle, Das lofts it over wide mid on and the ball races away to the fence.
27.4
0
S Khan to L Das, On the stumps, defended.
27.3
1
S Khan to Al Hasan, Fuller on off, this is hit down to long off for one.
27.2
4
S Khan to Al Hasan, FOUR! Too fine and a much-needed boundary! On the pads, Shakib works it fine and the ball races away to the fence. 186 needed in 136 balls. Also, the 50-run stand is up but now one of the two needs to go big.
27.1
1
S Khan to L Das, Shorter and on middle, Das pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one.
26.6
1
I Wasim to L Das, Wide outside off again, Das cushions it to the deep point fielder for a single. Good over by Wasim here, keeping Bangladesh in check.
26.5
0
I Wasim to L Das, On the pads, Das gets an inside edge onto the pads.
26.4
1
I Wasim to Al Hasan, Shakib comes down the track and looks to go big but it comes off the inner half of his bat down to long on for one.
26.3
0
I Wasim to Al Hasan, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket.
26.2
0
I Wasim to Al Hasan, OHH! Play and a miss. Shakib is beaten which hasn't happened often in this innings. Full ball just outside off, it pitches and spins inside and misses the stumps by a small margin.
26.1
1
I Wasim to L Das, Wide ball outside off, Das cuts it to point for a single.
25.6
1
S Khan to L Das, Shorter in length and on middle, this is pulled towards deep mid-wicket for one.
25.5
0
S Khan to L Das, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
25.4
1
S Khan to Al Hasan, Fifty for Shakib! Another excellent knock by him. His 7th in the World Cup. He gets there by working it through square leg for one. He holds the key for his side and they would want him to make a big ton here.
25.3
0
S Khan to Al Hasan, On off, this is kept out.
25.2
4
S Khan to Al Hasan, FOUR! Creamed! Slightly fuller and just outside off, Shakib leans into it and hits it through extra cover for a boundary.
25.1
1
S Khan to L Das, The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. One run added to the total.
24.6
1
I Wasim to L Das, Shorter and around off, this is pushed through covers for one.
24.5
1
I Wasim to Al Hasan, Comes down the track and works it towards long on for two. Shakib wanted a second but then Das sends him back.
24.4
0
I Wasim to Al Hasan, Around off, Shakib hits it with the turn to mid-wicket.
24.3
1
I Wasim to L Das,Gives it air on off, Das strokes it through covers and gets to the other end.
24.2
0
I Wasim to L Das, Flighted ball just behind the driving length. Das initially looks to drive but then seeing the length is not right, pulls out and chips it short of covers.
24.1
1
I Wasim to Al Hasan, Floats it up on off, this is hit down to long on for one.
23.6
2
S Khan to L Das, Good running! Das plays it down to mid-wicket and starts off quickly. The fielders are late to get to the ball and the batters quickly cross ends for a double. 6 runs off the over.
23.5
1
S Khan to Al Hasan, Full ball, loopy delivery, Al Hasan rotates his wrist and plays it down to deep square leg for a single.
23.4
1
S Khan to L Das, Eases down to mid off for one.
23.3
1
S Khan to Al Hasan, Short flat ball outside off. Al Hasan flicks it to square leg for one.
23.2
0
S Khan to Al Hasan, Tossed up ball outside off. Shadab dives to his left and saves a run for his team. Good fielding here by him.
23.1
1
S Khan to L Das, Flatter delivery just outside off, cut to point for a single.
22.6
1
I Wasim to L Das, The batsman has driven it through mid off. One run added to the total.
22.5
1
I Wasim to Al Hasan, Very full outside off, Shakib mistimes the sweep through mid-wicket for one.
22.4
4
I Wasim to Al Hasan, EDGY FOUR! 100 up for Bangladesh. This is flatter and outside off, Shakib looks to cut but it goes off the outside edge past short third man for a boundary.
22.3
0
I Wasim to Al Hasan, Tosses this one up outside off, Shakib works it to mid-wicket.
22.2
1
I Wasim to L Das, Slower through the air on off, LD strokes it down to long off and a run is taken.
22.1
0
I Wasim to L Das, Shorter and outside off, Das cuts it to point.
21.6
1
S Khan to L Das, Full toss but Das does not take toll of it. He sweeps it hard but straight to deep square leg for one.
21.5
0
S Khan to L Das, Flatter and on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
21.4
4
S Khan to L Das, FOUR! Good shot! Knows there is no man in the deep there and picks that spot. Das goes down on one knee and slog sweeps it over the mid-wicket fielder and bags a welcome boundary.
21.3
0
S Khan to L Das, Tosses it up on off, Das pushes it to covers.
21.2
1
S Khan to Al Hasan, Another tossed up ball on middle, Shakib works it through mid-wicket for one.
21.1
0
S Khan to Al Hasan, Floats it up on off, this is hit to mid-wicket.

Shadab Khan is on!

20.6
0
I Wasim to L Das, Shortish and on off, Das moves back and punches it to covers. Dot ball to end the over.
20.5
1
I Wasim to Al Hasan, Fuller and flatter on middle, knocked to long on for a run.
20.4
1
I Wasim to L Das, Knocks a full ball down through mid on for one.
20.3
4
I Wasim to L Das, FOUR! Flighted delivery, full around middle, Das kneels and paddles it fine down the leg side for a boundary.
20.2
0
I Wasim to L Das, Das has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
20.1
0
I Wasim to L Das, Not given a wide. Sliding down the leg side, Das tries to flick but misses. No pad there but still the umpire doesn't signal for a wide.

Slight hold up in play! Liton Das is getting some extra cushion at the back of his helmet. They are taking their own sweet time in doing that, no one is bothered.

19.6
1
W Riaz to L Das, A strong shot only for one! Short and on middle, Das pulls it hard through square leg for a single.
19.5
0
W Riaz to L Das, Shorter in length and on the body, Das evades it.
19.4
0
W Riaz to L Das, Another dot! This is fuller and outside off, Das guides another ball to point. This time it is straight to him so an easy stop.
19.3
0
W Riaz to L Das, Well fielded! This is on a length and around off, Das guides it towards point, the fielder dives to his right and stops it.
19.2
0
W Riaz to L Das, Good length and on middle, Das keeps it out.
19.2
0
W Riaz to L Das, Outside off, Das lets it be. WIDED!
19.1
1
W Riaz to Al Hasan, On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
18.6
1
I Wasim to Al Hasan, On off, Shakib once again closes the face of the bat early and it goes off the leading edge through point for one.
18.5
1
I Wasim to L Das, Loopy ball on off, LD strokes it to long off for one.
18.4
1
I Wasim to Al Hasan, On the pads, it is nudged around the corner for one.
18.3
0
I Wasim to Al Hasan, Tosses it up outside off, Shakib hits it back to the bowler.
18.2
0
I Wasim to Al Hasan, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
18.1
1
I Wasim to L Das, Shorter and outside off, Das guides it towards backward point where the fielder dives to his right and stops it. Can't stop the run though.
17.6
1
W Riaz to L Das, On the shorter side on middle, Das pulls it towards fine leg for one. A very good over by Wahab. Just the 2 runs and a wicket from it.
17.5
0
W Riaz to L Das, On off, the batter pushes it to covers.
17.4
0
W Riaz to L Das, On the body, this is worked to mid-wicket.
17.3
0
W Riaz to L Das, Back of a length on off, this is guided to point.

Liton Das is the new man in!

Drinks!

17.2
0
W Riaz to M Rahim, OUT! Drags it on! A loose stroke this by Rahim. Bangladesh lose their third and they slip further now! This is shorter and outside off, Rahim looks to guide it down to third man but there is not a lot of width on offer. He ends up getting an inside edge onto the stumps. Another budding stand comes to an end. 238 needed in 196 balls.
17.1
1
W Riaz to Al Hasan, A quick run! Shakib pushes it towards mid on and takes off. The fielder there gets to the ball but fails to collect it cleanly.
16.6
0
I Wasim to M Rahim, On off, this is hit to mid off. Just the two from Wasim's first. Tidy start by him.
16.5
0
I Wasim to M Rahim, Floats it up on middle, Rahim strokes it back to the bowler.
16.4
1
I Wasim to Al Hasan, Another leading edge! This is slower through the air outside off, Shakib looks to work it with the turn but it goes off the outer half through covers for one.
16.3
1
I Wasim to M Rahim, Shorter and outside off, Rahim goes back and cuts it through point for one.
16.2
0
I Wasim to M Rahim, Around off, this is guided to point.
16.1
0
I Wasim to M Rahim, Tosses it up on off, Rahim defends it out.

Imad Wasim is on now!

15.6
0
W Riaz to Al Hasan, A short one to end the over! Shakib ducks under it. A good second over by Wahab.
15.5
0
W Riaz to Al Hasan, This is on the pads, Shakib looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit high on the pads.
15.4
1
W Riaz to M Rahim, Back of a length and on off, Rahim guides it down to third man and takes another one.
15.3
1
W Riaz to Al Hasan, On the fuller side and on middle, it is worked down to fine leg for one.
15.2
0
W Riaz to Al Hasan, Good delivery! Shorter and it is a sharp bumper on the body. Shakib looks to work it on the leg side but misses and the ball hits on the handle of the bat.
15.1
0
W Riaz to Al Hasan, Shorter and outside off, Shakib looks to cut but misses.
14.6
0
S Afridi to M Rahim, Length ball on off stump, front foot defense back to the bowler by Rahim.
14.5
0
S Afridi to M Rahim, On off, this is pushed to mid off.
14.4
1
S Afridi to Al Hasan, Short, Shakib pulls it through square leg for one.
14.3
0
S Afridi to Al Hasan, Run-out chance! Direct hit here and Rahim was gone. Confusion between Shakib and Rahim here, Shakib gets an inside edge and the ball hits him on the pads, Rahim goes for the run but Shakib doesn't move. The fielder has a shy at the non-striker's end but he cannot hit the stumps and Rahim survives!
14.3
0
S Afridi to Al Hasan, Wide! Way over the head of Shakib. Shaheen tries the short ball but he pitches it way too short. Shakib lets it go to the keeper.
14.2
0
S Afridi to Al Hasan, A yorker on middle, Shakib jams it out.
14.1
4
S Afridi to Al Hasan, Four! Shakib hits the ball on the up towards the long off region and it races away to the boundary. Shakib is playing very well here.
13.6
1
W Riaz to Al Hasan, A single to end a good over for Bangladesh! 8 from it. This is on the body, it is worked through square leg for one.
13.5
0
W Riaz to Al Hasan, Back of a length on off, Shakib defends it.
13.4
0
W Riaz to Al Hasan, Takes a few steps down the track and Riaz bowls it around middle, Shakib looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
13.3
2
W Riaz to Al Hasan, Leading edge! Shorter and on off, Shakib looks to flick but closes the face of the bat early. A lucky leading edge through backward point for two. 7 from the first three balls.
13.2
1
W Riaz to M Rahim, Another back of a length ball outside off, Rahim guides it through backward point for one.
13.1
4
W Riaz to M Rahim, FOUR! Welcome into the attack! Lovely timing! This is on a length and around off, Rahim just uses the pace of the bowler and guides it through cover-point. It is the shorter side so the man in the deep had no chance.

Wahab Riaz is on now!

12.6
0
S Afridi to Al Hasan, A yorker on middle, Shakib jams it out. Just the 2 runs from the over. A good one.
12.5
0
S Afridi to Al Hasan, Fuller and on off, this is driven to covers.
12.4
0
S Afridi to Al Hasan, A short one and it is sharp! Down the leg sie, Shakib lets it be but it has not been wided.
12.3
1
S Afridi to M Rahim, Back of a length on off, this is guided through point for one.
12.2
0
S Afridi to M Rahim, Fuller and on off, Rahim strokes it to mid off.
12.1
1
S Afridi to Al Hasan, A direct hit! A full toss on on middle, this is hit towards mid on. The batters go for a run. The fielder does score a direct hit at the non-striker's end but the batter is well in.
11.6
2
M Hafeez to M Rahim, Full ball tossed up on the leg stump, Rahim tries the paddle scoop behind the keeper. The ball goes to fine leg for a couple.
11.5
4
M Hafeez to M Rahim, Full ball and straight onto the pads, Rahim sweeps the ball towards the square leg region for a boundary! Rahim is batting well here along with Shakib.
11.4
1
M Hafeez to Al Hasan, Tossed up on off stump, the ball is driven down the ground to mid off for a single.
11.3
0
M Hafeez to Al Hasan, Floats it up on off, Shakib pushes it back to the bowler.
11.2
1
M Hafeez to M Rahim, Tossed up on middle, Rahim pushes the ball to backward square leg for a single. 50 comes up for Bangladesh with this shot.
11.1
0
M Hafeez to M Rahim, Full ball outside off, played to mid-wicket by Rahim.
10.6
1
S Afridi to M Rahim, Back of a length and outside off, Rahim guides it towards third man for one. A successful over by Shaheen comes to an end.
10.5
0
S Afridi to M Rahim, Outside off and on a length, this is left alone.

Mushfiqur Rahim is the new man in.

10.4
0
S Afridi to T Iqbal, OUT! TIMBER! What a delivery that is! An absolute beauty of a slower one. Tamim was completely foxed by the lack of pace there. Shaheen Afridi is once again amongst the wickets. He has been around the 140 mark throughout this over but bowls this one down to 121 KPH. It is an off cutter. Pitches around middle and then jags back in. Tamim is way too early in the flick. It hits the inside edge, then onto the front pad and finally hits the stumps. Tamim's poor World Cup comes to an end. Bangladesh in trouble. Another 268 needed.
10.3
0
S Afridi to T Iqbal, Very full and on middle, Tamim hits it nicely but back to the bowler.
10.2
1
S Afridi to Al Hasan, This is angled into the batter, Shakib works it through mid-wicket for one.
10.1
0
S Afridi to Al Hasan, Good length and on off, this is defended.

Powerplay 2 has been signaled! Now a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 40th over.

9.6
1
M Hafeez to Al Hasan, Full length ball on the pads, pushed to wide mid on for a single. At the end of the first Powerplay, Bangladesh have scored 47 runs for the loss of one wicket. The match is right in the balance. Pakistan were 38 for 1 at this stage.
9.5
2
M Hafeez to Al Hasan, This time also on the pads, Shakib works it towards fine leg for a two.
9.4
1
M Hafeez to T Iqbal, The ball is pitched on middle and it spins onto the pads of Tamim, he nudges it to square leg for a single.
9.3
1
M Hafeez to Al Hasan, Short delivery on middle stump, Hafeez goes onto the back foot and plays it to mid-wicket for a single.
9.2
1
M Hafeez to T Iqbal, Tamim comes down the track and pushes the ball to mid-wicket for a single.
9.1
1
M Hafeez to Al Hasan, Flatter delivery just outside off, played to long off for a single.

Change of ends for Hafeez!

8.6
0
S Afridi to T Iqbal, Tamim shuffles across and looks to pull this short ball but misses. It hits high on the pads. Shaheen is appealing but not sure for why!
8.5
1
S Afridi to Al Hasan, A mix-up but no harm done in the end! Back of a length and around off, Shakib looks to defend but it goes off the outer half down to third man. They take one. Shakib wants a second initially, Tamim too responds but Shakib sends him back in time.
8.4
0
S Afridi to Al Hasan, Shorter and outside off, Shakib looks to pull it but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
8.3
0
S Afridi to Al Hasan, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
8.2
1
S Afridi to T Iqbal, On the body, Tamim works it through mid-wicket. They take one, Tamim wants another but is sent back.
8.1
0
S Afridi to T Iqbal, Back of a length and on middle, Tamim defends it out.

Shaheen Afridi is now! He has been in good form lately.

7.6
1
M Amir to T Iqbal, Shorter and outside off, Tamim looks to drag his pull but it goes off the toe end towards mid-wicket for one. 6 from the over, another good one for Bangladesh.
7.5
1
M Amir to Al Hasan, Full and on the pads, this is clipped through square leg. There is protection in the deep so just a single.
7.4
0
M Amir to Al Hasan, Bends his back on this one and lands it on a length and around off, this skids through. It hits the higher part of the bat and goes towards point.
7.3
0
M Amir to Al Hasan, On the stumps, this is pushed to mid on.
7.2
0
M Amir to Al Hasan, BEATEN! Shorter and outside off, there is extra on this one. Shakib looks to cut but is done in by the bounce.
7.1
4
M Amir to Al Hasan, FOUR! Another boundary Shakib. He is already into double figures. This is on the pads, easy pickings for him. He works it through square leg for a boundary.
6.6
1
M Hafeez to Al Hasan, Now pinches a single as he works it towards mid on.
6.5
4
M Hafeez to Al Hasan, FOUR! All the pressure is released with this half-tracker! It is on middle and it sits up to be hit. Shakib goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
6.4
0
M Hafeez to Al Hasan, Flatter and on middle, Shakib punches it to covers this time.
6.3
0
M Hafeez to Al Hasan, For the third time in a row, Shakib pushes another ball back to the bowler.
6.2
0
M Hafeez to Al Hasan, Another tossed up ball on off, Shakib once again pushes it back to the bowler.
6.1
0
M Hafeez to Al Hasan, Flatter and on middle, this is pushed to the right of the bowler. Hafeez stops it.
5.6
1
M Amir to Al Hasan, Back of a length ball outside off and Shakib cuts it to third man for a single to get off the mark on his very first ball.

Shakib Al Hasan, the man who has been brilliant with the bat so far, comes out. Needs to end the tournament on a high with another good knock here.

5.5
0
M Amir to S Sarkar,OUT! Sarkar throws it away. Amir bowls an easy ball, short and wide outside off, but Sarkar plays it uppishly and very close to Fakhar Zaman at cover point who dives to his right and takes a good low catch. Bangladesh lose their first wicket after a shaky start.
5.4
0
M Amir to S Sarkar, Good length on off, this is guided to point.
5.3
0
M Amir to S Sarkar, Shorter in length and outside off, SS looks to cut but ends up chopping it to the point fielder.
5.2
4
M Amir to S Sarkar, FOUR! Not right off the middle but Bangladesh won't care! This is fuller and around middle, Sarkar looks to play it with a straight bat but it goes off the inner half through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence.
5.1
0
M Amir to S Sarkar, Amir is doing some great bowling here. This time mixing it up, he swings the ball into Sarkar. He gets an inside edge onto his pad.
4.6
1
M Hafeez to S Sarkar, A little too short this time on off, Sarkar pushes it down to long off for one. 7 from the over, a good one for Bangladesh.
4.5
0
M Hafeez to S Sarkar, OHH! This is on off and it stays low. Sarkar gets his bat down in time and hits it towards point.
4.4
0
M Hafeez to S Sarkar, Flatter and on off, this is pushed to covers.
4.3
1
M Hafeez to T Iqbal, This is on the pads, it is worked towards square leg for one.
4.2
1
M Hafeez to S Sarkar, Good running and good batting! Sarkar comes down the track again but Hafeez shortens the length. This is pushed towards mid on for one.
4.1
4
M Hafeez to S Sarkar, FOUR! Excellent shot this! The key here was he not only came down the track but also made room. He got to the pitch of the ball, went with the turn and Sarkar lofts it over covers for a boundary. The idea is clear, Sarkar is going after the bowlers and Tamim will play himself in.
3.6
0
M Amir to T Iqbal, Good shot on a length ball outside off, it is stopped in the cover region.
3.5
0
M Amir to T Iqbal, On off, this is driven to mid off.
3.4
0
M Amir to T Iqbal, Edge but just short! Length and around off, this one shapes away. Tamim goes after it but ends up playing inside the line of the ball. It goes off the outside edge but does not carry to Sarfaraz who dives to his left. Both Bangladeshi batsmen living dangerously here.
3.3
1
M Amir to S Sarkar, Edged again! The ball is way outside off and Sarkar chases it, however he just manages to get a thick outside edge which results in a single down to third man. Sarkar is riding his luck here against Amir.
3.2
0
M Amir to S Sarkar, Good length ball just outside off, pushed to the cover fielder.
3.1
1
M Amir to T Iqbal, Iqbal plays the ball towards mid on for a single.
2.6
4
M Hafeez to S Sarkar, FOUR! Now then, what has happened there? You do not see that often. The ball slips out of Hafeez' hand and lobs towards the extreme left of the wicket. Sarkar though still goes after it as he steps down the track and gives it a real whack for the boundary in the mid-wicket region. Pakistan won't be happy with him going after that but that is legal. A decent over in the end for Bangladesh.
2.5
0
M Hafeez to S Sarkar, One more dot! This is no middle, SS works it to mid-wicket.
2.4
0
M Hafeez to S Sarkar, Flatter and quicker on off, Sarkar pushes it to covers. This is turning out to be another good over by Hafeez.
2.3
0
M Hafeez to S Sarkar, Flighted ball on off, SS defends it out.
2.2
0
M Hafeez to S Sarkar, Fuller and on off, Sarkar hits it back to the bowler.
2.1
1
M Hafeez to T Iqbal, Flatter and on the pads, Iqbal works it through square leg for one.
1.6
0
M Amir to S Sarkar, Loose stroke! The ball is pitched well outside off, Sarkar goes for a drive to the covers but he is nowhere near the ball.
1.5
1
M Amir to T Iqbal, Pakistan are officially knocked out after this single! They needed to bundle Bangladesh out for 7 but Tamim just scores his team's 8th run. Shorter and on the body, this is worked through square leg for one.
1.4
1
M Amir to S Sarkar, EDGED AND DROPPED! Haris Sohail is the culprit. That was a regulation catch. Amir bowls it on a length and around off, Sarkar has a tentative poke at it. The ball goes off the outside edge towards first slip where HS looks to take it but spills it. The batters take a run. Sarkar would now want to make Pakistan pay.
1.3
0
M Amir to S Sarkar, BEATEN! Beautiful comeback by Amir. After being hit for a four, he hits the deck hard just outside off and the ball just nips away and beats the outside edge of Sarkar.
1.2
4
M Amir to S Sarkar, FOUR! in the air but in the gap! A risky shot there by Sarkar! It is a length ball and around off, Sarkar, who is just facing his second ball, looks to drive it on the up. Does so uppishly but in the gap and through covers.
1.1
2
M Amir to S Sarkar, Sarkar is off the mark! First ball by Amir, drifting down the angle outside leg and it is flicked to fine leg for a couple.

Mohammad Amir to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.

0.6
0
M Hafeez to T Iqbal, A maiden to begin with by Hafeez. This is on off, it is pushed back to the bowler.
0.5
0
M Hafeez to T Iqbal, Tamim uses his feet but ends up yorker himself, he jams it out to covers.
0.4
0
M Hafeez to T Iqbal, Another floated delivery on off, Tamim pushes it back to the bowler.
0.3
0
M Hafeez to T Iqbal, Once again attacks the stumps, Tamim is happy to defend it.
0.2
0
M Hafeez to T Iqbal, Another tossed up ball on middle, Tamim lunges and keeps it out.
0.1
0
M Hafeez to T Iqbal, A very full ball to begin with! Tamim defends it out.

We are back for the chase! The Pakistan players make their way out to the middle. They are followed by the Bangladesh openers, Soumya Sarkar and Tamim Iqbal. Pakistan start off with a spinner, Mohammad Hafeez has the first new ball in hand. Here we go...