Asia Cup - 1st match

Bangladesh v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 21 runs

We are ready for the start now, Mashrafe has the ball. Hafeez and Jamshed are the openers. Two slips to begin with.

There's no Azhar Ali in this match. This is also the first game as Pakistan coach for Dav Whatmore. Mashrafe Mortaza is back in the Bangladesh side, and he says he's fit. Nasir Jamshed comes in for Azhar Ali, and will open the batting.

Toss: Mushfiqur Rahim has won the toss and Bangladesh will bowl first. He said the pitch is fresh and hence Bangladesh are playing three seamers. We will update the teams shortly.

Hello and welcome to the coverage of the opening match of the Asia Cup between Pakistan and Bangladesh in Mirpur. The toss is in ten minutes.

Typical subcontinent pitch. Should be full of runs, says Gavaskar. Bit of grass, but the wind might blow it away, he says.

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a good length on the off, pushed off the back foot to extra cover

Siddarth Ravindran is our man in Bangladesh, covering this tournament, and here's the overall preview he's written for this competition.

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, a touch too wide this time but within the limit, left alone to the keeper

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, floating it on middle, gets across to work it towards the leg side

Tamim was in the news for his non-selection for this tournament, and he was eventually drafted in

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a good length again, punched off the back foot towards mid-off

It's a Sunday but not a great crowd to begin with, that too with the home team playing. But let's hope it builds up considerably

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pushed off the front foot into the off side

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, angling on the pads, tries to flick that square but can't connect, is struck on the pads

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a good length, nipped back in this time, defended solidly off the back foot

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 wide, Pakistan open their account, thanks to a wide, pretty wide this time and it's called by the umpire

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, bowled on a good length this time, gets forward and defends it confidently into the off side

End of over 1 (1 run) Pakistan 1/0 (RR: 1.00)
Mohammad Hafeez    0* (6b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-1-0
Nasir Jamshed    0* (0b)     

Check out our preview for this game. Jamshed, the left-hander, to take strike now. A slip and an extra cover. Shafiul Islam to bowl

1.1

Shafiul Islam to Nasir Jamshed, no run, pitched up and it's driven back to the bowler, who fields and stares at the batsman, an extended stare

1.2

Shafiul Islam to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, ooh, some inswing there for Shafiul, almost yorker length on the pads, Jamshed flicks it but unconvincingly, goes through his pads, all the way to the boundary, a very quick outfield

Short extra cover moves to short midwicket

1.3

Shafiul Islam to Nasir Jamshed, no run, goodish length on the off, rocks forward and defends

1.4

Shafiul Islam to Nasir Jamshed, no run, pitched up on middle, driven firmly but straight to mid-on

1.5

Shafiul Islam to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a good length on middle and off, presses it away off the back foot

1.6

Shafiul Islam to Nasir Jamshed, no run, slightly short on leg stump, tries to move across to whip it fine, strikes him on the thigh

End of over 2 (4 runs) Pakistan 5/0 (RR: 2.50)
Nasir Jamshed    4* (6b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    1-0-4-0
Mohammad Hafeez    0* (6b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-1-0

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, flicked away, bowled on a length on the pads, clipped it towards square leg on the bounce

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, swinging away, gets to the keeper on the second bounce, HAfeez chases it, looking to drive it through the off side, but misses

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, angling in towards middle, pushes it solidly towards mid-on from the crease

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, bowled it on a driving length outside off, in the channel, Hafeez is not tempted to drive however, allows it through to the keeper

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, on a driving length again, shoulders arms to allow it through, almost identical delivery to the previous one

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, shortish on the off, whipped past midwicket for a single

End of over 3 (1 run) Pakistan 6/0 (RR: 2.00)
Mohammad Hafeez    1* (12b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-2-0
Nasir Jamshed    4* (6b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    1-0-4-0

Jameo: "Sunday is a working day in Bangladesh and the crowd will surely pour in, Bangladeshi's have their lunch pretty late. And will be interesting to see how Jamshed plays his game today,"

3.1

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, shortish outside off, guided down towards third man for a single

3.2

Shafiul Islam to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, lovely whip off the pads, straying in line, easy pickings, clipped away through midwicket with a flick of the wrists

3.3

Shafiul Islam to Nasir Jamshed, no run, goodish length on middle and off, pushes it towards mid-on from the crease

3.4

Shafiul Islam to Nasir Jamshed, no run, back of a length on middle and off, knocked away into the off side off the back foot

3.5

Shafiul Islam to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a good length, crunched into the ground and towards point where NAsir Hussain fields it well

3.6

Shafiul Islam to Nasir Jamshed, no run, on a good length, just outside off stump, stabs it towards extra cover

End of over 4 (5 runs) Pakistan 11/0 (RR: 2.75)
Nasir Jamshed    8* (11b 2x4)      Shafiul Islam    2-0-9-0
Mohammad Hafeez    2* (13b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-2-0

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, a touch too straight, worked through square leg, wide of fine leg, for a couple of runs

A slip and a short extra cover

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, hitting a good length, just around off stump, defended towards point off the front foot

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, in the channel outside off stump, moving off the pitch, leaving the right-hander, left alone

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, goodish length and it's struck straight towards Shakib, who fields well at extra cover, stretching to his left

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, bowled on a good length, opens the face slightly and guides it down to third man

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a good length on middle, gets on the back foot and punches it to the bowler

End of over 5 (3 runs) Pakistan 14/0 (RR: 2.80)
Nasir Jamshed    8* (12b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-5-0
Mohammad Hafeez    5* (18b)      Shafiul Islam    2-0-9-0

5.1

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, shortish on leg stump, tries to whip it square but is struck on the thigh, they get a leg-bye

5.2

Shafiul Islam to Nasir Jamshed, no run, nicely bowled., short of a good length outside off, moving away and Jamshed tries to open the face on that one, misses

5.3

Shafiul Islam to Nasir Jamshed, no run, fired in on a good length on the off, defended with a closed face towards midwicket

5.4

Shafiul Islam to Nasir Jamshed, no run, excellent fielding by Nasir Hossain, punched off the back foot to his left and he hurls himself to clinch it one-handed and save a few runs

5.5

Shafiul Islam to Nasir Jamshed, no run, pushed it off the back foot towards point

5.6

Shafiul Islam to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a good length on the off, knocks it down off the back foot towards cover, good over

End of over 6 (1 run) Pakistan 15/0 (RR: 2.50)
Nasir Jamshed    8* (17b 2x4)      Shafiul Islam    3-0-10-0
Mohammad Hafeez    6* (19b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-5-0

There is a big political rally being planned in Dhaka tomorrow, and transport services have therefore been affected. That's a significant reason why fans are finding it hard to get to the ground, says Mohammad Isam, a reporter in Bangladesh

6.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run

6.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, shortish on the off, pushed away into the off side on the back foot

6.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, shortish on the off, punched off the back foot to extra cover

6.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, just works it wide of midwicket for a quick single this time

No slips, a short cover and a short midwicket in place

6.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Nasir Jamshed, no run, slower one, short of a good length, turned slightly uppishly into the leg side towards short midwicket

6.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, well fielded again, Jamshed walked down the pitch to that one, took it off a length and drove it uppishly, Tamim did well, diving to his right and keeping them to a single

End of over 7 (2 runs) Pakistan 17/0 (RR: 2.42)
Nasir Jamshed    9* (19b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-7-0
Mohammad Hafeez    7* (23b)      Shafiul Islam    3-0-10-0

7.1

Shafiul Islam to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, bowled it short on middle, rolls his wrists over that one, a short fine in place and he gets it past that man for a boundary

7.2

Shafiul Islam to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a good length, knocks it down towards cover from the crease

7.3

Shafiul Islam to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, a slower ball bowled full on the pads, flicked through square leg for a single

7.4

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, nicely timed, he plays that shot well does Hafeez, shortish outside off and he whips it between mid-on and midwicket, off the meat, minimum effort

7.5

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a good length outside off, crunched it down into the ground and towards point

7.6

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, bowled it full on the off, pushed down the ground towards mid-on

End of over 8 (9 runs) Pakistan 26/0 (RR: 3.25)
Mohammad Hafeez    11* (26b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    4-0-19-0
Nasir Jamshed    14* (22b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-7-0

8.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, shortish on middle and off, knocks it in front of point for a quick single

8.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, run-out attempt, pushed off the back foot to point, Nasir dives to his right, collects and throws it to Mushfiqur, Hafeez dived full stretch and made it back just in time, impressive fielding though, it's been sharp today

8.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, too much width from Mashrafe, Hafeez doesn't let it go to waste, cuts it over point for a boundary

8.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets on the back foot to turn it to midwicket

8.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, just a single, Hafeez would have wanted more, shortish and it's pulled over square leg into the deep, deep square leg runs across and cuts it off, keeping it down to a single

8.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a good length on the off, knocks it down towards point

End of over 9 (6 runs) Pakistan 32/0 (RR: 3.55)
Nasir Jamshed    15* (24b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-0-13-0
Mohammad Hafeez    16* (30b 2x4)      Shafiul Islam    4-0-19-0

Shakib comes on now, in the tenth over. Has a slip in place

9.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, flighted on the off, drives it back to the bowler

9.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, was that dropped? Driven hard towards extra cover where Nasir Hossain could not get his hands around it, struck really hard, we need a replay, not sure if it just fell short

9.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, driven through the off side towards long-off for a single

9.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Nasir Jamshed, 2 wides, down the leg side and Mushfiqur misfields as well, a wide called plus the run

9.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, appeal for a catch and there's no DRS, Shakib was confident, angling in towards off, Hafeez came down the pitch and decided to defend, not sure if he got an inside edge but it lobbed off the pads towards slip where Mashrafe dived forward

9.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, no run

9.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, worked into the leg side for a single

End of over 10 (4 runs) Pakistan 36/0 (RR: 3.60)
Mohammad Hafeez    18* (36b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-4-0
Nasir Jamshed    15* (24b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-0-13-0

Shahadat Hossain comes on now, watch out for the grunt as he delivers

10.1

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, beautifully driven but there's a deep cover in place, was pitched up and Hafeez went after it, just the single in the end

10.2

Shahadat Hossain to Nasir Jamshed, no run, yorker, just outside off stump and Jamshed can't get his bat down in time, tried to dig it out but missed

10.3

Shahadat Hossain to Nasir Jamshed, 1 leg bye, shortish on leg stump, tries to work it off his hips, struck on the thigh, a leg-bye taken

10.4

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, shortish on the off, rocks on the back foot to play it to cover

10.5

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, beaten, shaping away from the right hander, Hafeez pushed at that one loosely but it moved away to just go past the outside edge

10.6

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short outside off, crunched off the back foot towards point

End of over 11 (2 runs) Pakistan 38/0 (RR: 3.45)
Mohammad Hafeez    19* (40b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    1-0-1-0
Nasir Jamshed    15* (26b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-4-0

11.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, shortish on middle, turned away through square leg for a single

11.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, angling in from round the wicket, pushed off the back foot to extra cover

11.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fullish on the off, reaches forward and plays it back to the bowler

11.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, tossed up on the off, played it straight towards extra cover

11.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, floating it on the off stump, rocks forward and defends

11.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, tossed up outside off, driven towards deep cover for a single

End of over 12 (2 runs) Pakistan 40/0 (RR: 3.33)
Mohammad Hafeez    20* (45b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-6-0
Nasir Jamshed    16* (27b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    1-0-1-0

12.1

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, goodish length outside off, gets forward and opens the face to play it wide of point where NAsir dives full length again, just the single

12.2

Shahadat Hossain to Nasir Jamshed, 2 runs, around middle and leg, turned away through midwicket, Razzak runs across in the deep and fumbles, allowing them ample time to come back for the second

12.3

Shahadat Hossain to Nasir Jamshed, (no ball) 1 run, back of a length on middle, oversteps, called a no-ball and time for a free hit, mistimes a pull behind square for a single, massive no-ball that

freehit coming

12.3

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, a full toss, an outswinging full toss, Hafeez has a swing at that one and is caught at third man, got a top-edge, just the single in the end

12.4

Shahadat Hossain to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, turned through square leg for a single, bowled at 135.2kmph

12.5

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, banged in short on leg stump, played away towards fine leg for one more

12.6

Shahadat Hossain to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, plenty of width there, crunched towards deep cover from the crease, just the single

End of over 13 (9 runs) Pakistan 49/0 (RR: 3.76)
Nasir Jamshed    21* (31b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    2-0-10-0
Mohammad Hafeez    23* (48b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-6-0

13.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Nasir Jamshed, no run, floating it on middle, drives it back towards the bowler

13.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, pitched up, struck down the ground to long-on, raises the 50-stand, a steady partnership between these two

13.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, angling in towards middle, turned off the front foot to midwicket

13.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, bowled it short outside off, kept a little low, cut towards short third, thought of a single but was rightly sent back

13.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, flighted on middle, turned away towards deep square leg for a single

13.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, that was a full toss and Jamshed paddles it awkwardly towards fine leg for a single

End of over 14 (3 runs) Pakistan 52/0 (RR: 3.71)
Nasir Jamshed    23* (34b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-9-0
Mohammad Hafeez    24* (51b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    2-0-10-0

14.1

Shahadat Hossain to Nasir Jamshed, no run, Jamshed made room as Shahadat ran in, short of a good length outside leg stump, tried to open the face, got an inside edge

14.2

Shahadat Hossain to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, banged in short, pulled away but there is a deep square leg, just the single

14.3

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, angling in towards middle, got across to flick it square, got it much finer for a single, was right on middle

14.4

Shahadat Hossain to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, pitched up outside off, driven handsomely but straight to deep cover for a single

14.5

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, lovely timing, Hafeez is not so much power-play, it's mostly timing with him, short outside off and it's cut with minimum effort past the diving point

14.6

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, guides that one down to third man for a single

End of over 15 (8 runs) Pakistan 60/0 (RR: 4.00)
Mohammad Hafeez    30* (54b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    3-0-18-0
Nasir Jamshed    25* (37b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-9-0

Bangladesh have now taken the bowling powerplay

15.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, gives him the charge, tossed up, converts it into a low full toss and squeezes it past the diving point fielder for four

15.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, flighted on middle, gets across and drives it towards midwicket

15.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fires it short on middle, whipped but straight to midwicket

15.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, makes a bit of room and the bowler chases him, turned past midwicket into the deep, gently, for a well-run couple

15.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, flighted on the off, pushed down the ground to long-off for a single

15.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Nasir Jamshed, no run, gets on the back foot and turns it towards square leg

End of over 16 (7 runs) Pakistan 67/0 (RR: 4.18)
Nasir Jamshed    25* (38b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-16-0
Mohammad Hafeez    37* (59b 4x4)      Shahadat Hossain    3-0-18-0

Abdur Razzak to bowl now, more left-arm spin

16.1

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, flighted on middle, crunches it down the ground to long-on for a single

16.2

Abdur Razzak to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, Jamshed finding the boundary, had made up his mind, made some room, took it from a length and sliced it between point and short third

16.3

Abdur Razzak to Nasir Jamshed, no run, quicker through the air, shortish on the off, played back to the bowler

16.4

Abdur Razzak to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, drives it down towards long-on for a single

16.5

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, slightly short on the off stump, moves back and chops it down to point

16.6

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, gets forward and pushes it towards point

These openers have laid a strong platform for Pakistan, a steady partnership with few risks

End of over 17 (6 runs) Pakistan 73/0 (RR: 4.29)
Mohammad Hafeez    38* (62b 4x4)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-6-0
Nasir Jamshed    30* (41b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-16-0

Waqas: "Promising Start from Hafeez & Jamshed, I was first disappointed with the selection to exclude Azher from playing 11 but I guess Jamshed has justified with his batting, hope they keep on playing for longer time."

17.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, flighted on leg stump, comes down the track, gets to the pitch and drills it down to long-on

17.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, gives him the charge again, plays it down for long-on for another single

17.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Nasir Jamshed, no run, gets on the back foot to flick it towards square leg

17.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, a full toss on leg stump, drives it down to long-on for one more, a busy man this over

17.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, eased off the front foot down the ground, one more

17.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Nasir Jamshed, no run, bowls it flat on the off, pushed back to the bowler from the crease

End of over 18 (4 runs) Pakistan 77/0 (RR: 4.27)
Nasir Jamshed    32* (45b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-20-0
Mohammad Hafeez    40* (64b 4x4)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-6-0

Mashrafe is back

18.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, shortish outside off, cut down towards third man for a single

18.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, Jamshed goes over the top, sensed a chance with a short ball from Mashrafe, came down the track and pulled it hard over midwicket

Mid-on has been pushed back

18.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, short of a good length, made room and just dropped it in front of point for a quick single

18.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, there is a deep square leg in place, pulled away towards him, not timed all too well but a single is what he'll get

18.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, slightly short on leg stump, tried to flick it fine but all he manages in the end is a leg-bye

18.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, nicely played, pitched up and it's driven elegantly in front of deep cover for a couple of runs

End of over 19 (10 runs) Pakistan 87/0 (RR: 4.57)
Mohammad Hafeez    44* (67b 4x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-0-23-0
Nasir Jamshed    38* (48b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-20-0

Gareth: "Worrying signs. Five bowlers used and despite a slow start they really haven't seemed troubled. Perhaps give Mahmudullah a chance to turn his arm over?"

19.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, flighted on middle, flicked towards deep midwicket for a single

19.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, tossed up on the off, driven firmly towards extra cover

19.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, angling in towards leg stump, paddles it down towards short fine leg

19.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, unlucky, almost beat Hafeez through the gate, made some room to play it into the off side, that held its line and he got an thin inside edge as he tried to force it through the off side, two wide of short fine

19.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, played into the leg side wide of midwicket for a single

19.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Nasir Jamshed, SIX, Jamshed ends the bowling Powerplay on a high, dances down the track, takes that off a length and smashes it hard over the long-on boundary, powerfully hit, went a fair distance behind the rope

End of over 20 (10 runs) Pakistan 97/0 (RR: 4.85)
Nasir Jamshed    45* (50b 5x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-30-0
Mohammad Hafeez    47* (71b 4x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-0-23-0

Gareth, Mushfiqur has heard you. Mahmudullah comes on

20.1

Mahmudullah to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, more runs, pitched up outside off and HAfeez steers it smartly behind short third man for a boundary, the runs continue to flow, Hafeez brings up his half-century and the century stand

20.2

Mahmudullah to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, tossed up on the off, pushed straight towards extra cover

20.3

Mahmudullah to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, quicker through the air, short of a good length, Hafeez played inside the line, got a thick edge towards short third

20.4

Mahmudullah to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pushed it fuller towards extra cover off the front foot

20.5

Mahmudullah to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, shortish on middle, turned through square leg for a single

20.6

Mahmudullah to Nasir Jamshed, no run, pushed through straight on the off stump, plays it back to the bowler

End of over 21 (5 runs) Pakistan 102/0 (RR: 4.85)
Nasir Jamshed    45* (51b 5x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    1-0-5-0
Mohammad Hafeez    52* (76b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-30-0

21.1

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, shortish on middle, turned towards midwicket from the crease

21.2

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, bowled it on a good length on middle, pushes it back towards the bowler

21.3

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fires it quick, short on leg stump, tries to flick it square, struck on the pads

21.4

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short outside off, cut down towards short third man

21.5

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, worked away from the crease towards deep square leg for a single

21.6

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, flighted on middle, pushes it back down the pitch

End of over 22 (2 runs) Pakistan 104/0 (RR: 4.72)
Mohammad Hafeez    54* (82b 5x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-8-0
Nasir Jamshed    45* (51b 5x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    1-0-5-0

22.1

Mahmudullah to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, worked through midwicket into the deep for a single

22.2

Mahmudullah to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, flighted on middle, pushed past the diving bowler towards long-on for a single

22.3

Mahmudullah to Nasir Jamshed, no run, goodish length, punched through towards extra cover

22.4

Mahmudullah to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short outside off, cut away into the ground and straight to point

22.5

Mahmudullah to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, whipped through midwicket off the back foot for an easy single

22.6

Mahmudullah to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, flighted on the off, driven down towards long-off for a single

End of over 23 (4 runs) Pakistan 108/0 (RR: 4.69)
Mohammad Hafeez    56* (84b 5x4)      Mahmudullah    2-0-9-0
Nasir Jamshed    47* (55b 5x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-8-0

23.1

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, angling it towards middle , Hafeez gets a stride out and pushes it back to the bowler

23.2

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, comes down the track and mistimes that for a couple in the deep, was aiming over midwicket but deep square leg was the one who cut it off

23.3

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, quicker through the air, bowled it flat on middle, played back to the bowler

23.4

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, gets it over midwicket this time and picks the gap perfectly, short on middle and it's dispatched for an easy boundary, long hop that

23.5

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, angles towards leg stump, pushed through square leg into the deep for a couple of runs, good running from Hafeez, scampered back for the second run

23.6

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, played it gently through to long-off for a single

End of over 24 (9 runs) Pakistan 117/0 (RR: 4.87)
Mohammad Hafeez    65* (90b 6x4)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-17-0
Nasir Jamshed    47* (55b 5x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    2-0-9-0

24.1

Mahmudullah to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, turned in from outside off, dabbed in front of the bowler

24.2

Mahmudullah to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, on middle and leg, played to midwicket, JAmshed wants the single, Hafeez sends him back, the throw is to the wrong end

24.3

Mahmudullah to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, waits for it to turn in and opens the face to dab it wide of short third man for a single

24.4

Mahmudullah to Nasir Jamshed, 1 wide, fires it short down the leg side and it's called a wide, quicker one that

24.4

Mahmudullah to Nasir Jamshed, no run, ooh, Jamshed slip there after trying to sweep it fine, Mushfiqur didn't gather the ball initially, Jamshed slipped after the ball had been fumbled so had time to gather his bat, which also slipped, and get back.

24.5

Mahmudullah to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, pushed into the leg side for a single

24.6

Mahmudullah to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, gets forward and taps it gently towards midwicket

End of over 25 (3 runs) Pakistan 120/0 (RR: 4.80)
Mohammad Hafeez    66* (94b 6x4)      Mahmudullah    3-0-12-0
Nasir Jamshed    48* (57b 5x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-17-0

25.1

Abdur Razzak to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, tossed up outside off, driven towards long-off for a single, takes him to 49

25.2

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fires that down the leg side, Hafeez goes for the sweep, may have brushed the pad ont he way to the keeper, not given a wide, Mushfiqur appealed

25.3

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Hafeez made a bit of room there and Razzak held it back, Hafeez was left to defend it back to the bowler

25.4

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, punched towards long-on off the back foot for a single

25.5

Abdur Razzak to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, a gentle push to long-on fetches him his fifth half-century, it's his first international game in a long time and it's a good comeback

25.6

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, floated it on middle, reaches forward and plays it back to the bowler

End of over 26 (3 runs) Pakistan 123/0 (RR: 4.73)
Mohammad Hafeez    67* (98b 6x4)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-20-0
Nasir Jamshed    50* (59b 5x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    3-0-12-0

26.1

Mahmudullah to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, takes it from outside off stump, pushes it towards long-on for a single

26.2

Mahmudullah to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, run-out chance missed, Hafeez tapped it to short third and was late in responding to a call for a single from Jamshed, the throw from short third from Shakib was wide, had it been on target Hafeez was gone, Mahmudullah was not standing close enough to the stumps to gather that throw quickly either

26.3

Mahmudullah to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, mistimes a pull for a single into the leg side

26.4

Mahmudullah to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, full outside off, it's sliced through point, Shahadat covers a fair distance, running to his left and diving to keep them down to a couple

26.5

Mahmudullah to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, played into the leg side in front of midwicket for a quick single, Jamshed well in this time

26.6

Mahmudullah to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, takes it from the off stump and flicks it square on the leg side for a single

End of over 27 (7 runs) Pakistan 130/0 (RR: 4.81)
Nasir Jamshed    53* (62b 5x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    4-0-19-0
Mohammad Hafeez    71* (101b 6x4)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-20-0

27.1

Abdur Razzak to Nasir Jamshed, no run, gets a thick outside edge there as he pushed at it inside the line, went to short third

27.2

Abdur Razzak to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, miscue, a complete miscue from Jamshed, came down the track, Razzak held back the length, Jamshed tried to whack it over long-off, it ended up landing safe behind point and in front of the fielder running in from the deep

27.3

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez timing it well still, short outside off, made a bit of room, waited for it to turn away, cut it smartly past point for a boundary

27.4

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, gets a big stride out this time and defends in the off side

27.5

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, run-out, a strong throw from Shakib at point as Hafeez played it towards him, Jamshed called for the single, the throw was a little wide but Mushfiqur gathered and took down the bails just in time, Jamshed is short of the crease

Nasir Jamshed run out 54 (120m 64b 5x4 1x6) SR: 84.37

Jamshed has to go, but he's done well, scoring a half-century in a stand of 135. Bangladesh have picked up their first wicket

Younis Khan comes in

27.6

Abdur Razzak to Younis Khan, no run, short ball first up, cut away straight to point

End of over 28 (5 runs) Pakistan 135/1 (RR: 4.82)
Younis Khan    0* (1b)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-25-0
Mohammad Hafeez    75* (104b 7x4)      Mahmudullah    4-0-19-0

Shafiul is back

28.1

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pitched up outside off, driven straight towards extra cover

28.2

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, short ball on middle, pulled towards deep square leg all along the ground for a single

28.3

Shafiul Islam to Younis Khan, no run, short of a good length on the off, punched hard towards mid-on, no single on offer there

28.4

Shafiul Islam to Younis Khan, no run, Nasi Hossain is again sharp at point, saves a single sliding to his left, Younis still stuck on nought

28.5

Shafiul Islam to Younis Khan, 1 run, off the mark now, cut down towards deep point for a single

28.6

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, short of a good length, slower one that, chopped wide of a diving point for a single

End of over 29 (3 runs) Pakistan 138/1 (RR: 4.75)
Mohammad Hafeez    77* (107b 7x4)      Shafiul Islam    5-0-22-0
Younis Khan    1* (4b)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-25-0

29.1

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, flighted on middle, drives it down towards long-on for a single

29.2

Abdur Razzak to Younis Khan, no run, short of a good length on middle and off, bowled it flat, pushed it back to the bowler

29.3

Abdur Razzak to Younis Khan, 1 run, forced it off the front foot towards long-off for a single

29.4

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, struck on the pads as he made room to whip it square

29.5

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, tossed up on middle, swept hard but straight to deep square leg for a single

29.6

Abdur Razzak to Younis Khan, 1 run, short on the off, punched towards long-off off the back foot for a single

End of over 30 (4 runs) Pakistan 142/1 (RR: 4.73)
Younis Khan    3* (7b)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-29-0
Mohammad Hafeez    79* (110b 7x4)      Shafiul Islam    5-0-22-0

30.1

Shafiul Islam to Younis Khan, 1 run, pitched up, driven into the ground and over the bowler's head, mid-on and mid-off are up, just the single

30.2

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, angling in towards the off stump, held its line, bowled at 132kmph, defended solidly towards cover

30.3

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, flicked it from middle towards fine leg for a single, angling in

30.4

Shafiul Islam to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis gets a good amount of bat on it, though it wasn't superbly timed, short outside off and he dragged it high over midwicket, the outfield is quick enough to go past the ropes

30.5

Shafiul Islam to Younis Khan, 1 run, a touch too straight, flicked away through square leg into the deep for a single

30.6

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, pitched up, caressed through the covers but into the deep just for one run, there is a deep cover in place

End of over 31 (8 runs) Pakistan 150/1 (RR: 4.83)
Mohammad Hafeez    81* (113b 7x4)      Shafiul Islam    6-0-30-0
Younis Khan    9* (10b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-29-0

31.1

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, flighted on middle, drives it towards long-on for a single

31.2

Abdur Razzak to Younis Khan, no run, flighted again, Younis reached forward and drove it back to the bowler

31.3

Abdur Razzak to Younis Khan, 1 run, gets a thick inside edge as he reaches forward again, just a single

31.4

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, bowled it short on middle, whipped towards deep midwicket for an easy single

31.5

Abdur Razzak to Younis Khan, 1 run, floating in towards middle, played towards long-off for a single

31.6

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, Younis gets a leading edge, that was flighted outside leg stump and he closed the face too early on that one, a single

End of over 32 (5 runs) Pakistan 155/1 (RR: 4.84)
Mohammad Hafeez    84* (116b 7x4)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-34-0
Younis Khan    11* (13b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    6-0-30-0

Shahadat is back

32.1

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, bowled it full on middle and leg, flicked away uppishly into the deep wide of midwicket for a couple of runs

32.2

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, on a good length on middle, pushed down the ground to long-on for a single

32.3

Shahadat Hossain to Younis Khan, 1 run, a quick single, pushed it wide of the bowler towards mid-off and ran through to the other end

32.4

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, banged in short outside off, drags it past midwicket into the deep for a single

32.5

Shahadat Hossain to Younis Khan, OUT, gone, Younis has to go, Shahadat sends him back, Younis moved way too across to that good length ball on middle and tried to flick it square but closed the face too early, Razzak standing at point judged it well

Younis Khan c Abdur Razzak b Shahadat Hossain 12 (21m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

Time for drinks but Hafeez is still out there and there is enough ammunition to follow in the batting order. Don't forget, the batting Powerplay is still remaining.

Umar Akmal comes in

32.6

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 wide, banged in short on middle, an attempted bouncer, a touch too high, the batsmen isn't troubled, called a wide

32.6

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, angling it on the pads, tries to tickle it fine, clips the pads on the way to the keeper

End of over 33 (6 runs) Pakistan 161/2 (RR: 4.87)
Mohammad Hafeez    88* (120b 7x4)      Shahadat Hossain    4-0-24-1
Umar Akmal    0* (0b)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-34-0

33.1

Abdur Razzak to Umar Akmal, 1 run, quicker through the air, bowled it on middle, turned through square leg for a single

33.2

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, tossed up on middle, reverse-paddles it towards short third man

33.3

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short on the off, punched off the back foot towards extra cover

33.4

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, drops it short towards point

33.5

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, pushed off the back foot through midwicket for a single

33.6

Abdur Razzak to Umar Akmal, 1 run, gets front and across and taps it gently in front of square leg

End of over 34 (3 runs) Pakistan 164/2 (RR: 4.82)
Umar Akmal    2* (2b)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-37-0
Mohammad Hafeez    89* (124b 7x4)      Shahadat Hossain    4-0-24-1

34.1

Shahadat Hossain to Umar Akmal, FOUR, Umar gets a boundary to third man, walked forward and opened the face but it went finer than he would have initially intended

34.2

Shahadat Hossain to Umar Akmal, 1 run, slower one bowled on a good length, played it behind point for a single

34.3

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, angling it on the pads, wants to flick it through square but is struck on the pads, wants a leg-bye till but Umar isn't game for it

34.4

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, Shahadat picks up his second wicket this spell, Pakistan have lost two quickly, a short ball on middle, came on to Hafeez quicker than he would have liked, got a top edge and Shafiul took a dolly at square leg

Mohammad Hafeez c Shafiul Islam b Shahadat Hossain 89 (153m 126b 7x4 0x6) SR: 70.63

A wicket at the right time for Bangladesh, two new batsmen at the crease just before the batting Powerplay starts the next over.

Asad Shafiq walks in

34.5

Shahadat Hossain to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, runs it down to third man for a single

34.6

Shahadat Hossain to Umar Akmal, 1 run, another single, gets on the back foot and runs it to third man

End of over 35 (7 runs) Pakistan 171/3 (RR: 4.88)
Umar Akmal    8* (5b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    5-0-31-2
Asad Shafiq    1* (1b)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-37-0

Shakib to bowl, the batting Powerplay is on now

35.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, no run, angling in towards middle, gets a big stride out and plays it back

35.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, no run

35.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, no run, lobs off the pads and lands in front of the keeper

35.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, 1 run, driven off the front foot towards long-off for a single

35.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Asad Shafiq, no run, gets front and across and drops it into the leg side

35.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, worked away wide of midwicket for a single, just two off the first over of the last Powerplay

End of over 36 (2 runs) Pakistan 173/3 (RR: 4.80)
Asad Shafiq    2* (3b)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-32-0
Umar Akmal    9* (9b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    5-0-31-2

36.1

Shahadat Hossain to Asad Shafiq, no run, angling in towards middle, gets front and across and works it towards midwicket

36.2

Shahadat Hossain to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, slower one bowled on a good length, crunched through towards deep extra cover for a couple of runs

36.3

Shahadat Hossain to Asad Shafiq, OUT, The short ball works again for Shahadat, Pakistan losing their way here, banged in short and Asad goes hard at it, went for the hook but couldn't connect well, holed out to deep square leg where Mashrafe ran across a little and judged it well

Asad Shafiq c Mashrafe Mortaza b Shahadat Hossain 4 (10m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Three wickets in quick time, all from Shahadat, Pakistan under some pressure now. Misbah is the new man

36.4

Shahadat Hossain to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, driven hard wide of deep cover for a couple of runs

36.5

Shahadat Hossain to Umar Akmal, no run, slower offcutter, tried to run it behind point, missed

36.6

Shahadat Hossain to Umar Akmal, 1 run, Umar looking to score, shuffles across and picks that over square leg when the intended area was short fine, just the single

End of over 37 (5 runs) Pakistan 178/4 (RR: 4.81)
Umar Akmal    12* (12b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    6-0-36-3
Misbah-ul-Haq    0* (0b)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-32-0

37.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, no run, reaches forward and plays it towards cover

37.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, 1 run, comes down the track and pushes it firmly towards cover, a fumble allows them a single

37.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, flighted outside off, driven towards long-off for a single

37.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, closes the face on that one and turns it square for a single

37.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, 1 run, Misbah gets forward and blocks that straight ball into the leg side

37.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short on the off, punched towards long-off for a single to keep strike

End of over 38 (4 runs) Pakistan 182/4 (RR: 4.78)
Misbah-ul-Haq    2* (3b)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-36-0
Umar Akmal    14* (15b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    6-0-36-3

38.1

Shahadat Hossain to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, guided towards third man for a single

38.2

Shahadat Hossain to Umar Akmal, no run, slower one, lands on a length and Umar went after it but didn't pick the change in pace, missed

38.3

Shahadat Hossain to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, banged in short and Umar connects well, pulling it wide of deep square leg for a couple of runs, a fumble in the deep allowing them to finish the second

38.4

Shahadat Hossain to Umar Akmal, FOUR, this one has been dispatched, short again and he shapes up for the pull and then smashes it over midwicket

38.5

Shahadat Hossain to Umar Akmal, 1 run, slower one bowled short on the off, knocks it down in front of point for a single

38.6

Shahadat Hossain to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, yorker length outside off, dug out in front of extra cover, Shakib runs in but fails to collect that cleanly

End of over 39 (9 runs) Pakistan 191/4 (RR: 4.89)
Misbah-ul-Haq    4* (5b)      Shahadat Hossain    7-0-45-3
Umar Akmal    21* (19b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-36-0

39.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short ball outside off, makes room and cuts but straight to point

39.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, punched off the back foot towards long-off for a single

39.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, OUT, Shakib has bowled superbly this Powerplay, Umar, keen to take advantage of the field pulled in, went for the slog-sweep, got a top-edge and Razzak, running back from square leg, juggled once but kept his calm to snap it on the second attempt

Umar Akmal c Abdur Razzak b Shakib Al Hasan 21 (34m 20b 2x4 0x6) SR: 105.00

Bangladesh have fought back very well in the last 40 minutes or so, Pakistan's mini-collapse here has somewhat undermined the century stand from the openers.

39.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, angling in towards the off stump, tries to defend, rolls in front of the off stump

39.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, punched off the back foot down to long-on for a single

Afridi to face

39.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, OUT, Is he gone? Shakib is claiming the catch, Afridi just struck it back loosely towards the bowler. Did it carry cleanly, did he drop it before taking it on the second attempt? That's what the umpires are checking. Wow. He missed it on the first attempt and got a hand to it just as it was dying down on the second; he palmed it towards Misbah, the ball ricocheted off Misbah and landed safely in Shakib's hand on the third attempt. Big wicket, the slide continues and Bangladesh, you would say, have edged ahead here.

Shahid Afridi c & b Shakib Al Hasan 0 (4m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Shakib kept his cool throughout the chaos over those couple of seconds. Umar Akmal and Afridi, two big hitters, gone in the same over. Shakib gets the rewards for some excellent, economical bowling during the Powerplay.

End of over 40 (2 runs) Pakistan 193/6 (RR: 4.82)
     Shakib Al Hasan    9-0-38-2
Misbah-ul-Haq    6* (9b)      Shahadat Hossain    7-0-45-3

Sarfraz Ahmed comes in

40.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, pushed that one down the ground to long-on for a single

40.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, short of a good length outside off, chopped it down towards point

40.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, pushed it full outside off, drives it towards deep cover for a single

40.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short of a good length, punched down the pitch for a single wide of the bowler

40.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, pushed off the back foot through cover for a single

40.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, back of a length, chops it down towards point from the crease

End of over 41 (4 runs) Pakistan 197/6 (RR: 4.80)
Misbah-ul-Haq    8* (12b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-0-27-0
Sarfraz Ahmed    2* (3b)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-0-38-2

Razzak comes on to bowl

41.1

Abdur Razzak to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, steps forward and drives it through cover for a single

41.2

Abdur Razzak to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, Cleaned him up, that went on straight, what a collapse! Misbah was fooled by the straighter one and he played outside the line waiting for the turn, was stuck on the crease, landed on middle and off and bowled him through the gate, seven down now

Misbah-ul-Haq b Abdur Razzak 8 (25m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 61.53

Seven wickets have fallen for 38 runs and we are now into the tail. Fortunes have swung 180 degrees in a matter of an hour

Umar Gul is the new man

41.3

Abdur Razzak to Umar Gul, 1 run, went on with the arm again, turned it through square leg for a single

41.4

Abdur Razzak to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, gets front and across and plays it through square leg for one more

200 up

41.5

Abdur Razzak to Umar Gul, no run, kept really low, would have missed leg, struck Gul on the pads as he moved back

41.6

Abdur Razzak to Umar Gul, no run, short, rocks back to punch it straight to extra cover

End of over 42 (3 runs) Pakistan 200/7 (RR: 4.76)
Umar Gul    1* (3b)      Abdur Razzak    9-0-40-1
Sarfraz Ahmed    4* (5b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-0-27-0

Shahadat runs in

42.1

Shahadat Hossain to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, good length outside off, opens the face to play it through point for a single

42.2

Shahadat Hossain to Umar Gul, no run, back of a length on the off, rocks back and knocks it down on the pitch

42.3

Shahadat Hossain to Umar Gul, FOUR, lovely shot, bowled it full, in fact it was a full toss on middle, flicked it away through square leg for a boundary

42.4

Shahadat Hossain to Umar Gul, 2 runs, nicely done again, got across and just chipped it over midwicket for a couple more runs

42.5

Shahadat Hossain to Umar Gul, no run, banged it short outside off, leaves it through to the keeper

42.6

Shahadat Hossain to Umar Gul, 1 run, pushed it through point, a misfield, gets a quick single

End of over 43 (8 runs) Pakistan 208/7 (RR: 4.83)
Umar Gul    8* (8b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    8-0-53-3
Sarfraz Ahmed    5* (6b)      Abdur Razzak    9-0-40-1

43.1

Abdur Razzak to Umar Gul, no run, shortish on the off, punched hard off the back foot

43.2

Abdur Razzak to Umar Gul, 1 leg bye, they get a leg-bye as he tries to nudge it into the leg side

43.3

Abdur Razzak to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, gets forward and taps it towards point, thinks of a single but it's not there

43.4

Abdur Razzak to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, pushed off the back foot to long-on for a single

43.5

Abdur Razzak to Umar Gul, 1 run, dropped it softly into the leg side in front of square leg for a single

43.6

Abdur Razzak to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run

End of over 44 (4 runs) Pakistan 212/7 (RR: 4.81)
Sarfraz Ahmed    7* (9b)      Abdur Razzak    10-0-43-1
Umar Gul    9* (11b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    8-0-53-3

Mashrafe to bowl

44.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, bowls that full on the off, drives it straight towards cover off the front foot

44.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, short of a good length outside off, knocks it down towards point

44.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, slower one bowled short outside off, run down behind point, thinks of a second after a fumble but it's not there

44.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Umar Gul, 1 run, slower one, picks it up well, chips that in front of long-on for a single

44.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, goodish length outside off, opens the face to play it through point for a single

44.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Umar Gul, 2 runs, banged it short outside off, pulled over midwicket, didn't get hold of it, was fortunate it landed safely and that it earned him a couple of runs

End of over 45 (5 runs) Pakistan 217/7 (RR: 4.82)
Umar Gul    12* (13b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-0-32-0
Sarfraz Ahmed    9* (13b)      Abdur Razzak    10-0-43-1

Shakib to finish off now

45.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, strikes him on the pads as he tries to turn the face, would have missed leg

45.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, sweeps him hard but straight towards square leg, just the single

45.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Gul, 1 run, shortish on middle and leg, flicked away to deep square leg for a single

45.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, flighted on leg stump, gets front and across, strikes him on the pads as he tries to work it away

45.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, gets forward and tries to drive it to long-on, can't get it past Shakib

45.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, quicker one bowled full outside off, pushed towards deep cover for a single

End of over 46 (3 runs) Pakistan 220/7 (RR: 4.78)
Sarfraz Ahmed    11* (18b)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-0-41-2
Umar Gul    13* (14b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-0-32-0

46.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, goodish length, pushed back towards the bowler

46.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, full on the off, drives it towards long-on for a single

46.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Umar Gul, 1 run, a leading edge again, full toss, tries to whip it past midwicket, did so very early, got a single as it landed safely behind extra cover

46.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, slower one outside off, square-driven through to deep point for a single

46.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Umar Gul, no run, banged in short, went for the pull but could not connect

46.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Umar Gul, FOUR, poor ball, he's strong in that area, these are all important runs for Pakistan, full toss on middle and it's swung away to the square-leg boundary

End of over 47 (7 runs) Pakistan 227/7 (RR: 4.82)
Umar Gul    18* (17b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-0-39-0
Sarfraz Ahmed    13* (21b)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-0-41-2

Shafiul Islam to bowl now

47.1

Shafiul Islam to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, chipped that in front of extra cover, slower one bowled short

47.2

Shafiul Islam to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, angling in towards middle, pushed towards long-on for a single

47.3

Shafiul Islam to Umar Gul, FOUR, Umar Gul's doing well here, short ball bowled slow and it's slapped over mid-off for a boundary, struck sweetly, important stand this

47.4

Shafiul Islam to Umar Gul, 1 run, pulled away, kept a little low, struck towards deep square leg for a single

47.5

Shafiul Islam to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, Sarfraz squeezes that through extra cover for a single in the deep, giving Gul the strike

47.6

Shafiul Islam to Umar Gul, 1 run, slower one bowled short, keeps strike with a punch to deep cover

End of over 48 (8 runs) Pakistan 235/7 (RR: 4.89)
Umar Gul    24* (20b 3x4)      Shafiul Islam    7-0-38-0
Sarfraz Ahmed    15* (24b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-0-39-0

48.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Umar Gul, 1 run, pitched up outside off, a length ball that Gul was looking to send sailing over long-on, didn't get hold, just a single as it rolled in front of the bowler

48.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, pitched up on middle, driven towards long-on for a single

48.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Umar Gul, FOUR, Gul's playing a crucial knock, short ball, slower one again and he picked it well, smacking it hard over midwicket

Third man is up

48.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Umar Gul, FOUR, horrible delivery, full toss on leg stump, a high full toss and Gul helps it on its way to the fine-leg boundary

48.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Umar Gul, SIX, Mashrafe is losing it here, Pakistan have gone beyond 250 and these two bring up a half-century stand, another full toss, waist-high and it's pulled away over the deep square leg boundary into the crowd, big six that

48.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Umar Gul, OUT, the legcutter bowls Umar Gul, nipped away to clip the bails as Gul played inside the line, heads back after an excellent cameo

Umar Gul b Mashrafe Mortaza 39 (31m 25b 5x4 1x6) SR: 156.00

Pakistan have recovered well after losing seven wickets for 35. Gul and Sarfraz steadied the innings and then helped the team surge in the late overs. Gul took the lead in the counter-attack, Bangladesh will be disappointed after conceding the position they were in about an hour back

End of over 49 (16 runs) Pakistan 251/8 (RR: 5.12)
     Mashrafe Mortaza    10-0-55-1
Sarfraz Ahmed    16* (25b)      Shafiul Islam    7-0-38-0

Shafiul to bowl the final over

49.1

Shafiul Islam to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, clipped off the pads for a single into the leg side

49.2

Shafiul Islam to Saeed Ajmal, 3 runs, makes room and slices that past point, Nasir dives full length to his left in the deep to save the boundary, three more though for Pakistan

49.3

Shafiul Islam to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, slower one bowled short, punched towards deep midwicket for a single

49.4

Shafiul Islam to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, dropped at extra cover by Nazimuddin, short ball and it was smashed towards that fielder but he couldn't hold on

49.5

Shafiul Islam to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, slower one bowled short, pulled it over midwicket but not timed well, just the single, Ajmal wanted the second but was sent back

49.6

Shafiul Islam to Saeed Ajmal, FOUR, Ajmal does it smartly, walks across and paddle-sweeps that over the short fine fielder for a boundary, Pakistan have achieved a competitive score here

At 160 for 1, Pakistan would have looked at 300 but their plans took a hit when Shahadat Hossain picked up those three wickets in quick time, and Shakib struck twice in the same over. Gul and Sarfraz, however, rescued Pakistan and they've ended the innings on a good note. The pitch looks a good one for batting, Bangladesh have a chance but their task has been made difficult by that lower-order recovery. Join us in a little over 20 minutes for the chase.

End of over 50 (11 runs) Pakistan 262/8
Saeed Ajmal    8* (3b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    8-0-49-0
Sarfraz Ahmed    19* (28b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    10-0-55-1
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Mar 11, 2012

Shakib Al Hasan misses and is bowled, Bangladesh v Pakistan, Asia Cup, Mirpur, March 11, 2012

Shakib Al Hasan misses and is bowled

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Mar 11, 2012

Umar Gul celebrates Nasir Hossain's wicket as Shakib Al Hasan watches, Bangladesh v Pakistan, Asia Cup, Mirpur, March 11, 2012

Umar Gul celebrates Nasir Hossain's wicket as Shakib Al Hasan watches

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