Three Pakistani batsmen scored fifties as they reached 201 for the loss of 5 wickets against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday.
Over 19: 13 off the over. Pak 189/4
Over 18: 8 runs off the over. Pak 176/4
Over 17: 11 runs off the over. Pak 168/3
Over 16: Another 18runs off the over. Pak 157/2
Over 15: 18 runs off the over. Pak 139/2
Over 14: 4 runs and a wicket off the over. Pak 121/2
13.5 Sabbir Rahman to Ahmed Shehzad
There was a helicopterish flourish to that shot and it did seem like he had put a lot of power into the stroke, but that’s the longest boundary at midwicket and he ends up caught. It was slightly short and the batsman had set up for a pull, adjusted to play a flick and ended up with something like MS Dhoni’s helicoper shot and picks out the man.
Over 13: 11 runs off the over. Pak 117/1
Over 12: 7 runs off the over. Pak 106/1
11.2 Al-Amin to Mohammad Hafeez
100 comes up for Pakistan for the loss of one wicket.
Over 11: 9 runs off the over. Pak 99/1
Over 10: 7 runs off the over. Pak 90/1
Over 9: 6 runs off the over. Pak 83/1
Over 8: 12 runs off the over. Pak 77/1
Over 7: 10 runs off the over. Pak 65/1
Over 6: 11 runs off the over. Pak 55/1
Over 5: 5 runs off the over. Pak 44/1
O ver 4: 7 runs off the over. Pak 39/1
Over 3: 7 runs and a wicket off the over. Pak 32/1
2.3 Arafat Sunny to Sharjeel Khan
Jumps down the track too early, fails to adjust when Arafat slips it in quicker. Sharjeel was making room to open up the off side because he didn’t like being cramped with the around the stumps line. All he ends up doing is giving a near-free path to his wickets
Over 2: Big over for Pakistan. Sharjeel Khan hits two huge sixes as 18 runs came off it. Pak 25/0
Over 1: 7 runs off the over from Taskin Ahmed. Pak 7/0
Pakistan’s cricket team will have their task cut out when they take on a spirited Bangladesh in their opening World Twenty20 Group 2 contest at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Wednesday.
Bangladesh topped their group in the qualifying round by beating the Netherlands and Oman. Their game against Ireland in Dharamsala was rained out. But in both matches they won, Bangladesh impressed in every department.
In the recently held Asia Cup when the two teams met, Pakistan were beaten by five wickets and vengeance will be in the minds of Afridi and his men. However, it will depend on how Pakistan bowlers fare on the flat Eden surface.
BAN XI: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim†, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mohammad Mithun, Al-Amin Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Taskin Ahmed
PAK XI: Ahmed Shehzad, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed†, Shahid Afridi, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Irfan