Afridi’s all-round show helps Pakistan trounce Bangladesh in World T20
Pakistani skipper Shahid Afridi was the star performer of the match as he scored 49 runs from 19 balls and took two wickets for the team.
The green shirts won the toss and opted to bat first. They managed to score 201/5 in their 20 overs with Ahmed Shehzad and Mohammad Hafeez scoring half centuries.
Hafeez was the top scorer with 64 from 42 balls with seven boundaries and two sixes while Shehzad scored 52 from 39 balls with eight fours to his name.
Afridi made a quick fire 49 runs from 19 balls with four boundaries and four sixes to his name.
Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny got two wickets each and Sabbir Rahman also got a wicket.
Bangladesh, chasing 202 runs to win, could only managed 146/6 on the board in their given 20 overs,
Shakib Al Hasan was the top scorer with 50 from 40 balls five fours and a six. Sabbir Rahman and Tamim Iqbal made 25 and 24 runs respectively for the team.
The Pakistani skipper and Mohammad Amir grabbed two wickets each while Imad Wasim and Mohammad Irfan also got a wicket.
Over 20: Bangladesh 146/6 (match over)
Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 55 runs.
Over 19: Bangladesh 134/6 (require 68 runs to win)
Amir gave 10 runs in his last over with Mortaza hitting the boundary.
Over 18: Bangladesh 123/6 (require 79 runs to win)
Mohammad Mithun was caught out from the bowling of Irfan while Mashrafe Mortaza struck the maximum on the last ball.
WICKET: Mohammmad Mithun c Mohammad Amir b Mohammad Irfan 2 (4b 0x4 0x6). Bangladesh 117/6 in 17.4 overs. Next batsman: Mashrafe Mortaza.
Over 17: Bangladesh 111/5 (require 91 runs to win)
Amir got his second wicket of the match as he got Mushfiqur caught out.
WICKET: Mushfiqur Rahim c Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir 18 (21b 3×4 0x6). Bangladesh 110/5 in 16.4 overs. Next batsman: Mohammad Mithun.
Over 16: Bangladesh 105/4 (require 97 runs to win)
Shakib hit Wahab Ruiaz for the boundary towards cover region.
Over 15: Bangladesh 98/4 (require 104 runs to win)
Five runs taken from Mohammad Irfan’s second over.
Over 14: Bangladesh 93/4 (require 109 runs to win)
Wahab Riaz went for six runs in his second over as Mushfiqur Rahim hit the four runs.
Over 13: Bangladesh 87/4 (require 115 runs to win)
Eight runs given by Imad Wasim. Mushfiqur Rahim struck the boundary.
Over 12: Bangladesh 79/4 (require 123 runs to win)
Outstanding performance by Afridi in the match. He scored 49 runs from 19 balls and took two wickets in his four overs.
Over 11: Bangladesh 74/4 (require 128 runs to win)
Imad Wasim gave five runs in the over and got the wicket of Mahmudullah.
WICKET: Mahmudullah c Sharjeel Khan b Imad Wasim 4 (5b 0x4 0x6). Bangladesh 71/4 in 10.2 overs. Next batsman: Mushfiqur Rahim.
Over 10: Bangladesh 69/3 (require 133 runs to win)
Nine runs came from Afridi’s over as Shakib hit the boundary.
Over 9: Bangladesh 61/3 (require 141 runs to win)
Malik gave three singles in the over.
Over 8: Bangladesh 58/3 (require 144 runs to win)
Afridi got Tamim Iqbal out and gave two runs in the over.
WICKET: Tamim Iqbal c Imad Wasim b Shahid Afridi 24 (20b 0x4 2×6). Bangladesh 58/3 in 8 overs. Next batsman: Mahmudullah.
Over 7: Bangladesh 56/2 (require 146 runs to win)
Shoaib Malik gave 11 runs in the over. Tamim Iqbal hit the maximum.
Over 6: Bangladesh 45/2 (require 157 runs to win)
Afridi gave 12 runs in the over and bowled Sabbir Rahman.
WICKET: Sabbir Rahman b Afridi 25 (19b 5×4 0x6). Bangladesh 44/2 in 5.5 overs. Next batsman: Shakib Al Hasan.
Over 5: Bangladesh 33/1 (require 169 runs to win)
Wahab Riaz gave six runs in his first over as Rahman scored the four.
Over 4: Bangladesh 26/1 (require 176 runs to win)
Five runs conceded by Irfan in his second over.
Over 3: Bangladesh 21/1 (require 181 runs to win)
Rahman hit a boundary in the over bowled by Amir.
Over 2: Bangladesh 15/1 (require 187 runs to win)
Mohammad Irfan bowled the second over and gave six runs in the over. Rahman hit the boundary.
Over 1: Bangladesh 6/1 (require 196 runs to win)
Muhammad Amir uprooted Soumya Sarkar’s off stump before being hit for a boundary by Sabbir Rahman.
WICKET: Soumya Sarkar b Mohammad Amir 0 (2b 0x4 0x6). Bangladesh 1/1 in 0.3 overs. Next batsman: Sabbir Rahman.
Over 20: Pakistan 201/5
Bangladesh require 202 runs to win against Pakistan. Shoaib Malik struck the two boundaries while Afridi missed out on his half century by a run.
WICKET: Shahid Afridi c Mahmudullah b Taskin Ahmed 49 (19b 4×4 4×6). Pakistan 198/5 in 19.4 overs. Next batsman: Imad Wasim.
Over 19: Pakistan 189/4
Shakib Al Hasan gave 13 runs in the over as Afridi scored the four and six.
Over 18: Pakistan 176/4
Afridi hit Taskin for a six on the first ball of the over before Umar Akmal was out on a duck.
WICKET: Umar Akmal c Shakib Al Hasan b Taskin Ahmed 0 (2b 0x4 0x6). Pakistan 175/4 in 17.5 overs. Next batsman: Shoaib Malik.
Over 17: Pakistan 168/3
Sunny dismissed Hafeez as Soumya Sarkar took a brilliant catch.
WICKET: Mohammad Hafeez c Sarkar b Sunny 64 (42b 7×4 2×6). Pakistan 163/3 in 16.4 overs. Next batsman: Umar Akmal.
Over 16: Pakistan 157/2
Afridi and Hafeez took Pakistan’s total past 150 in the over as Hafeez hit the two boundaries whereas the skipper hit the maximum.
Over 15: Pakistan 139/2
Mohammad Hafeez reached his 50 in the over. Shahid Afridi scored the two boundaries and a six off the no ball.
Over 14: Pakistan 121/2
Rahman got the the wicket of Ahmed Shehzad in the over.
WICKET: Ahmed Shehzad c Mahmudullah b Sabbir Rahman 52 (39b 8×4 0x6). Pakistan 121/2 in 13.5 overs. Next batsman: Shahid Afridi.
Over 13: Pakistan 117/1
Shehzad scored his half century in the over as he and Hafeez each hit a boundary.
Over 12: Pakistan 106/1
Ahmad Shehzad and Mohammad Hafeez took Pakistan’s total into three figures.
Over 11: Pakistan 99/1
Hafeez scored the boundary in the over bowled by Shakib.
Over 10: Pakistan 90/1
Shehzad hit the boundary from the bowling of Sabbir Rahman.
Over 9: Pakistan 83/1
Six singles scored by the Pakistani batsmen in the over.
Over 8: Pakistan 77/1
Bangladeshi skipper Mashrafe Mortaza 12 runs in the over. Shehzad scored the two boundaries.
Over 7: Pakistan 65/1
Shehzad scored the six from Sunny’s over.
Over 6: Pakistan 55/1
Hafeez scored two boundaries from Shakib Al Hasan’s first over.
Over 5: Pakistan 44/1
Shehzad came down the track and hit Sunny for a boundary on the cover side.
Over 4: Pakistan 38/1
Ahmad Shehzad hit the four on the first ball of the over bowled by Taskin Ahmed.
Over 3: Pakistan 32/1
Arafat Sunny dismissed Sharjeel before being hit for a maximum by Hafeez.
WICKET: Sharjeel Khan b Sunny 18 (10 1×4 2×6). Pakistan 26/1 in 2.3 overs. Next batsman: Mohammad Hafeez.
Over 2: Pakistan 25/0
Sharjeel scored the two sixes and a boundary in the second over bowled by Al-Amin Hossain.
Over 1: Pakistan 7/0
Sharjeel Khan and Ahmed Shehzad opened the batting and Taskin Ahmed gave seven runs in the first over. The right hander scored the boundary.