Sidelights – ICC World T20 | Bangladesh Vs Pakistan

The match will be remembered for Ahmed Shahzad, who became the first ever Pakistani player to produce a T20I hundred otherwise there was no fight from Bangladesh whatsoever, much to the disappointment of the home crowd. In the end Pakistan has registered a big win, which has helped them to make their next game against West Indies, a virtual quarter final.

ICC World T20 | Group 2 | Match 27 | Bangladesh Vs Pakistan

Ahmed Shehzad celebrates his maiden hundrded

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

Toss: Pakistan and elected to bat first

Playing XIs

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

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

Mini Score Card:

Pakistan 190/5 (20) – Ahmed Shehzad 111* (62) | Abdur Razzak 2/20 (4)

Bangladesh 140/7 (20) – Shakib Al Hasan 38 (32) | Umar Gul 3/30 (4)

Result: Pakistan won by 50 runs

Points: Pakistan 2 (4), Bangladesh 0

Man of the match: Ahmed Shehzad

Umpires: Ian Gould and Richard Kettleborough (Both England) | Kumar Dharmasena (3rd – Sri Lanka) | Marais Erasmus (South Africa)

Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

How they played the game

Powerplay: Pakistan 50 runs, 1 wicket | Bangladesh 36 runs, 2 wickets

First 50 runs: Pakistan 36 balls | Bangladesh 57 balls

50-100 runs: Pakistan 40 balls | Bangladesh 39 balls

100-150 runs: Pakistan 24 balls | Bangladesh 140/7 (20)

Best Partnership

Pakistan: 4th Wicket – 83 off 50 balls | Contributors: Ahmed Shehzad 49* (27) | Shoaib Malik 26 (23)

Bangladesh: 5th Wicket – 44 runs off 35 balls | Contributors Shakib Al Hasan 33 (24) and Nasir Hossain 10 (11)

Fours

Pakistan 14 (Ahmed Shehzad – 10, Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik – 2)

Bangladesh 12 (Mashrafe Mortaza – 4, Anamul Haque – 3, Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan – 2, Nasir Hossain – 1)

SIXERS

Pakistan 7 (Ahmed Shehzad -5, Shahid Afridi – 2)

Bangladesh 4 (Shakib Al Hasan – 2, Nasir Hossain and Mahmudullah – 1)

Important facts about the match

  • Ahmed Shehzad becomes the first Pakistani batsman to score a T20I hundred

In the pic: Ahmed Shehzad celebrates his maiden T20I hundred

Picture Courtesy: ESPN Cricinfo 

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