Asia Cup - 5th match

Bangladesh v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 139 runs

2pm ODI No. 2998. Hello and welcome. Shahid Afridi has won the toss and chosen to bat first. Pakistan have made four changes, resting Salman Butt, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Aamer and Saeed Ajmal.

Shakib Al Hasan says the pitch is getting better and better, and they can chase 250-260 if they bat well. Bangladesh have also made three changes. Jahurul, Shuvo and Razzak come in for them. Ashraful left out.

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Neither of these sides has batted its 50 overs in either of its games. So there might be lots of wickets today. So that you don't miss any of them, we have wicket alerts on Twitter.

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Imran Farhat, 1 leg bye, starts off on the pads of Farhat - he gets a leg-bye

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Shahzaib Hasan, no run, pitched up wide outside off, left alone

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Shahzaib Hasan, SIX, superb shot, Shahzaib gets a length ball outside off, and drives it over wide mid-off, and the timing takes it all the way

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Shahzaib Hasan, no run, back of a length now, pushed to cover

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Shahzaib Hasan, no run, stays on the back foot for this too, plays with an open face towards point

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Shahzaib Hasan, FOUR, another top shot, Shahzaib is smacking anything that is pitched up to him. This time he goes over the bowler's head, high elbow and all

End of over 1 (11 runs) Pakistan 11/0 (RR: 11.00)
Shahzaib Hasan    10* (5b 1x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-10-0
Imran Farhat    0* (1b)     

1.1

Shafiul Islam to Imran Farhat, no run, angled across him, stays low outside off, beats the outside edge

1.2

Shafiul Islam to Imran Farhat, no run, beaten outside off again, just the angle, and again it bounces in front of the keeper

1.3

Shafiul Islam to Imran Farhat, FOUR, too full, wide too, and he guides it past the second slip, all along the ground

1.4

Shafiul Islam to Imran Farhat, 2 runs, flicked away off the hips, between mid-on and midwicket, gets two

1.5

Shafiul Islam to Imran Farhat, no run, full ball outside off, gets a thick edge towards point

1.6

Shafiul Islam to Imran Farhat, no run, shoulders arms outside off

End of over 2 (6 runs) Pakistan 17/0 (RR: 8.50)
Imran Farhat    6* (7b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    1-0-6-0
Shahzaib Hasan    10* (5b 1x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-10-0

short cover in already

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Shahzaib Hasan, FOUR, Shahzaib is going for everything, this is not full enough, and he mis-hits it, but it just evades Razzak at mid-on

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Shahzaib Hasan, 1 run, follows it up with a single to third man

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Imran Farhat, 1 leg bye, on the pads, and Farhat takes a leg-bye

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Shahzaib Hasan, no run, that's well bowled, just back of a length, straightening outside off, beating the bat that is playing for the angle

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Shahzaib Hasan, no run, short, not too wide, he goes for the cut, gets an underside edge through to the keeper

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Shahzaib Hasan, no run, and again, just outside off, and beats his circumspect bat - not giving him driving length at all

End of over 3 (6 runs) Pakistan 23/0 (RR: 7.66)
Shahzaib Hasan    15* (10b 2x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-15-0
Imran Farhat    6* (8b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    1-0-6-0

3.1

Shafiul Islam to Imran Farhat, no run, clipped off the pads, finds square leg

3.2

Shafiul Islam to Imran Farhat, no run, comes on the front foot and blocks a length ball back to the bowler

3.3

Shafiul Islam to Imran Farhat, no run, pushed to point, from just outside off

3.4

Shafiul Islam to Imran Farhat, 1 run, worked away off the pads, past midwicket

3.5

Shafiul Islam to Shahzaib Hasan, 1 wide, big wide down the leg side, tried the effort ball

3.5

Shafiul Islam to Shahzaib Hasan, 1 wide, another wide down the leg side, digging it in short, looking to tuck him up

3.5

Shafiul Islam to Shahzaib Hasan, 1 run, pinches a single to mid-on who is right at the edge of the circle

3.6

Shafiul Islam to Imran Farhat, 1 run, punched wide of mid-off for one

End of over 4 (5 runs) Pakistan 28/0 (RR: 7.00)
Imran Farhat    8* (13b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    2-0-11-0
Shahzaib Hasan    16* (11b 2x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-15-0

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Imran Farhat, 1 run, gets another single wide of mid-off

Gareth: "Its a tough call on Ashraful, but one which will help the Deshis in the long run." Hight time too. He has had the highest rope-to-talent ratio

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Shahzaib Hasan, SIX, poor bowling, short, on the pads, with fine leg up, flick-pulled for six

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Shahzaib Hasan, no run, slower ball, gets a thick edge towards point

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Shahzaib Hasan, no run, slower again, gets on top of it and defends

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Shahzaib Hasan, no run, defended outside off

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Shahzaib Hasan, FOUR, goes across the line but all along the ground, and finds the gap between mid-on and deep midwicket. Dragged from way outside off

End of over 5 (11 runs) Pakistan 39/0 (RR: 7.80)
Shahzaib Hasan    26* (16b 3x4 2x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-26-0
Imran Farhat    9* (14b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    2-0-11-0

5.1

Shafiul Islam to Imran Farhat, 1 run, punched away square, in front of point

5.2

Shafiul Islam to Shahzaib Hasan, no run, presses forward to defend outside off

5.3

Shafiul Islam to Shahzaib Hasan, 1 leg bye, looks for the flick over short fine, the ball was angling down, but he misses and gets only a leg-bye

5.4

Shafiul Islam to Imran Farhat, no run, cuts, one bounce to point

5.5

Shafiul Islam to Imran Farhat, 1 leg bye, looks for the big whip across the line, misses and gets a leg-bye

5.6

Shafiul Islam to Shahzaib Hasan, 1 run, back of a length, loose in defence, gets an inside edge for one

End of over 6 (4 runs) Pakistan 43/0 (RR: 7.16)
Shahzaib Hasan    27* (19b 3x4 2x6)      Shafiul Islam    3-0-13-0
Imran Farhat    10* (17b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-26-0

Kenche: "ICC should look into canceling the dead rubber matches. It will be good for both players and followers as Players get enough rest for final encounter and avoid killing the interest on cricket." I dig it

6.1

Abdur Razzak to Shahzaib Hasan, no run, spin introduced already. full, on the pads, played to midwicket

Razzak is the man bowling

6.2

Abdur Razzak to Shahzaib Hasan, 1 run, looks for the inside-out shot, not close to it and ends up playing more towards mid-off, luckily for him, it bounces in front of the fielder

6.3

Abdur Razzak to Imran Farhat, no run, flighted around, pushed to mid-off

6.4

Abdur Razzak to Imran Farhat, no run, goes for the ugly heave, ends up hitting it limply to mid-off

6.5

Abdur Razzak to Imran Farhat, 1 run, turning into the pads, worked around the corner

6.6

Abdur Razzak to Shahzaib Hasan, 1 run, plays around his front pad, works it for one to square leg

End of over 7 (3 runs) Pakistan 46/0 (RR: 6.57)
Shahzaib Hasan    29* (22b 3x4 2x6)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-3-0
Imran Farhat    11* (20b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    3-0-13-0

7.1

Shafiul Islam to Shahzaib Hasan, no run, angling into the pads, misses out. The fine leg is up

Israr: "Dead rubbers are all alive with the money which seems to be the only driving force in cricket and other sport. Should ICC return the money for these dead rubbers to TV channels and advertisers?" I don't dig it

7.2

Shafiul Islam to Shahzaib Hasan, 1 run, back of a length, steals a single wide of midwicket

7.3

Shafiul Islam to Imran Farhat, FOUR, heaved away upon having taken a step down the pitch, over square leg

7.4

Shafiul Islam to Imran Farhat, 1 run, takes a single to wide of mid-on

7.5

Shafiul Islam to Shahzaib Hasan, FOUR, half-volley, and Shahzaib's lovin' it. Nicely drilled between the bowler and mid-on

7.6

Shafiul Islam to Shahzaib Hasan, FOUR, steered away wide of short third, powerful shot followed by deft touch

End of over 8 (14 runs) Pakistan 60/0 (RR: 7.50)
Shahzaib Hasan    38* (26b 5x4 2x6)      Shafiul Islam    4-0-27-0
Imran Farhat    16* (22b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-3-0

8.1

Abdur Razzak to Imran Farhat, no run, flighted around off, blocked

8.2

Abdur Razzak to Imran Farhat, no run, goes for the big shot down the ground, hits it straight to mid-on

8.3

Abdur Razzak to Imran Farhat, no run, defended to mid-off

8.4

Abdur Razzak to Imran Farhat, no run, cut away, two bounces to point

8.5

Abdur Razzak to Imran Farhat, 1 run, short, cut away, gets a single wide of cover

8.6

Abdur Razzak to Shahzaib Hasan, no run, plays around his front pad, straight to midwicket

End of over 9 (1 run) Pakistan 61/0 (RR: 6.77)
Shahzaib Hasan    38* (27b 5x4 2x6)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-4-0
Imran Farhat    17* (27b 2x4)      Shafiul Islam    4-0-27-0

More left-arm spin. Shuvo to bowl

9.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Imran Farhat, 1 run, pushed wide of mid-off for one

9.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shahzaib Hasan, 1 run, full, on the pads, worked away to the on side

there is something off with this guy's action. Perhaps he doesn't use the right arm at all

9.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Imran Farhat, no run, full outside off, deadbatted

9.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Imran Farhat, 3 runs, short, backs away to make room, and cuts between point and cover

9.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shahzaib Hasan, FOUR, lovely shot, makes room early, shows all his stumps, and then nicely chips it over extra cover. Lovely timing too, it lands about a foot inside the rope

9.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shahzaib Hasan, no run, makes room again, he fires it down the leg side, gets an inside edge towards midwicket

End of over 10 (9 runs) Pakistan 70/0 (RR: 7.00)
Shahzaib Hasan    43* (30b 6x4 2x6)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    1-0-9-0
Imran Farhat    21* (30b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-4-0

Bowling Powerplay not taken

10.1

Abdur Razzak to Imran Farhat, no run, forced off the back foot, to midwicket

10.2

Abdur Razzak to Imran Farhat, 1 run, fired into the pads, worked away for one

10.3

Abdur Razzak to Shahzaib Hasan, no run, tossed up around off, deadbatted

10.4

Abdur Razzak to Shahzaib Hasan, 1 run, swept from outside off, gets a single to deep square leg

10.5

Abdur Razzak to Imran Farhat, no run, slight dip and turn, gets an inside edge from Farhat

10.6

Abdur Razzak to Imran Farhat, no run, fired into the pads, turned away to short fine

End of over 11 (2 runs) Pakistan 72/0 (RR: 6.54)
Imran Farhat    22* (34b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-6-0
Shahzaib Hasan    44* (32b 6x4 2x6)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    1-0-9-0

11.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shahzaib Hasan, 1 run, swept away from in front of stumps, gets a top edge but it is safe

11.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Imran Farhat, 1 run, driven down to long-off for one

11.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shahzaib Hasan, 2 runs, paddled away fine

11.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shahzaib Hasan, 2 runs, and again he manages to sweep it fine, and again he gets a couple

Nabeel: "are you sureish Raina every time you guys forget mention the bowling power play?" Well, they haven't taken it yet

11.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shahzaib Hasan, 1 run, full into the pads, gets a n easy single to get to what has been an entertaining fifty

11.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Imran Farhat, 1 run, pushes this wide of cover for one

End of over 12 (8 runs) Pakistan 80/0 (RR: 6.66)
Imran Farhat    24* (36b 2x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    2-0-17-0
Shahzaib Hasan    50* (36b 6x4 2x6)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-6-0

Neil: "Wonder if Mahmudullah will get a decent bowl, he's not left arm so I'm sure not. Shuvo will go wicket less at 7 or 8 an over, not exactly a threatening bowler and he doesn't create any pressure. Ah to be a captain"

12.1

Abdur Razzak to Imran Farhat, 1 run, turning into the pads, helped away for an easy single

12.2

Abdur Razzak to Shahzaib Hasan, no run, defended back to the bowler

12.3

Abdur Razzak to Shahzaib Hasan, OUT, this was a-coming. Shahzaib gets too far across with his front foot, and it is all a matter of missing one of those across-the-line shots. He missed here, and is caught plumb lbw. Entertaining innings nonetheless

Shahzaib Hasan lbw b Abdur Razzak 50 (57m 38b 6x4 2x6) SR: 131.57

Umar Amin

12.4

Abdur Razzak to Umar Amin, no run, defends off the back foot the first delivery he plays

12.5

Abdur Razzak to Umar Amin, no run, comes forward and dead-bats this

12.6

Abdur Razzak to Umar Amin, no run, another forward-defensive

End of over 13 (1 run) Pakistan 81/1 (RR: 6.23)
Umar Amin    0* (3b)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-7-1
Imran Farhat    25* (37b 2x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    2-0-17-0

Mahmud to bowl now. Powerplay taken by Bangladesh

13.1

Mahmudullah to Imran Farhat, no run, flat offbreak, pushed back to the bowler

13.2

Mahmudullah to Imran Farhat, no run, goes for the big sweep, is beaten

13.3

Mahmudullah to Imran Farhat, FOUR, flat delivery, nice back-cut, past short third man. Nicely waited on it

13.4

Mahmudullah to Imran Farhat, no run, straighter, no room, played back to the bowler

13.5

Mahmudullah to Imran Farhat, no run, hit back to the bowler

13.6

Mahmudullah to Imran Farhat, no run, Mahmud runs across to his left and makes a diving save to stop the single

End of over 14 (4 runs) Pakistan 85/1 (RR: 6.07)
Imran Farhat    29* (43b 3x4)      Mahmudullah    1-0-4-0
Umar Amin    0* (3b)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-7-1

14.1

Abdur Razzak to Umar Amin, no run, into the pads, played to midwicket

14.2

Abdur Razzak to Umar Amin, 1 run, gets a single wide of midwicket

14.3

Abdur Razzak to Imran Farhat, no run, turning into the pads, defended

14.4

Abdur Razzak to Imran Farhat, no run, looks to work this fine, can't beat short fine leg

14.5

Abdur Razzak to Imran Farhat, no run, looks for the pull shot, this isn't that short, and gets a bottom edge onto the pad

14.6

Abdur Razzak to Imran Farhat, no run, played down the ground, but straight midwicket does well

End of over 15 (1 run) Pakistan 86/1 (RR: 5.73)
Imran Farhat    29* (47b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-8-1
Umar Amin    1* (5b)      Mahmudullah    1-0-4-0

15.1

Mahmudullah to Umar Amin, no run, presses forward to defend an innocuous delivery

15.2

Mahmudullah to Umar Amin, 1 run, gets a single to long-off

Amin is yet to play a proper shot this tournament. Looks an organised batsman, but too defensive

15.3

Mahmudullah to Imran Farhat, no run, flicked away to midwicket

15.4

Mahmudullah to Imran Farhat, 1 run, driven to long-on for one

15.5

Mahmudullah to Umar Amin, 1 run, pushed to long-off for one

15.6

Mahmudullah to Imran Farhat, FOUR, swept away fine off the pads

Vishal: "Can you believe Umar Amin is selected for England and Younis is not! Asian cricket team selectiors psycho analysts whose analysis no one understands. Hats off!"

End of over 16 (7 runs) Pakistan 93/1 (RR: 5.81)
Imran Farhat    34* (50b 4x4)      Mahmudullah    2-0-11-0
Umar Amin    3* (8b)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-8-1

Shakib to bowl

16.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Amin, FOUR, nicely driven away by Amin, he is listening! Between mid-off and extra cover, all along the ground

16.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Amin, 1 run, worked around the corner for one

16.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Imran Farhat, no run

16.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Imran Farhat, 1 run, gets a single wide of mid-off

16.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Amin, 1 run, short ball, pushed down to long-on

16.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Imran Farhat, no run, on the pads, pushed to midwicket

End of over 17 (7 runs) Pakistan 100/1 (RR: 5.88)
Imran Farhat    35* (53b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-7-0
Umar Amin    9* (11b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    2-0-11-0

17.1

Mahmudullah to Umar Amin, no run, short outside off, cut to point

17.2

Mahmudullah to Umar Amin, no run, makes a diving save to his right to prevent the single to long-off

17.3

Mahmudullah to Umar Amin, 1 run, driven with the spin, past extra cover, gets a single

17.4

Mahmudullah to Imran Farhat, 1 run, single to long-on

17.5

Mahmudullah to Umar Amin, 1 run, gets this past the straightish extra cover for a single to long-off

17.6

Mahmudullah to Imran Farhat, 1 run, full ball, swept away to fine leg for one

End of over 18 (4 runs) Pakistan 104/1 (RR: 5.77)
Imran Farhat    37* (55b 4x4)      Mahmudullah    3-0-15-0
Umar Amin    11* (15b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-7-0

18.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Imran Farhat, 1 run, long-on

round the wicket

18.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Amin, no run, driven, but straight to extra cover

18.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Amin, FOUR, swept nicely off the leg stump, once it got past short fine, it was four all the way

18.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Amin, no run, presses right forward to defend

18.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Amin, 1 run, gets a single to long-on

18.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Imran Farhat, 1 run, angled across him, steals a single to short third man

End of over 19 (7 runs) Pakistan 111/1 (RR: 5.84)
Imran Farhat    39* (57b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-14-0
Umar Amin    16* (19b 2x4)      Mahmudullah    3-0-15-0

19.1

Mahmudullah to Imran Farhat, no run, punched away, straight to extra cover

19.2

Mahmudullah to Imran Farhat, no run, finds midwicket this time

19.3

Mahmudullah to Imran Farhat, SIX, gets off Nelson in style, dances down the track, gets under the length delivery and deposits it over long-on

19.4

Mahmudullah to Imran Farhat, no run, run-out missed. Uncoordinated cricket all around. There is an lbw shout for the ball going way down the leg side, Farhat wants a non-existent single, Amin doesn't even look towards him, Farhat doesn't go back until he two-thirds of the way down, and then Mushfiq - who does the field - throws and misses. Had he seen how far down Farhat was, he could have jogged and removed the stumps

19.5

Mahmudullah to Imran Farhat, no run, cut straight to point

19.6

Mahmudullah to Imran Farhat, no run

End of over 20 (6 runs) Pakistan 117/1 (RR: 5.85)
Imran Farhat    45* (63b 4x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    4-0-21-0
Umar Amin    16* (19b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-14-0

Back over the wicket

20.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Amin, 1 run, nicely played down to long-on for one

20.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Imran Farhat, no run, looks to work it to leg, is hit on the pad

20.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Imran Farhat, FOUR, poor delivery, fired down the leg side, all Farhat needs to do it get a tickle past short fine

20.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Imran Farhat, 1 run, gets a single past extra cover to get to his fifty

20.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Amin, FOUR, misfield by Mashrafe at long-off, he comes down to field it but gets a slightly bad bounce that he lets go through his body. No touch on it

20.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Amin, no run, looks for the sweep, is hit in the pad

End of over 21 (10 runs) Pakistan 127/1 (RR: 6.04)
Umar Amin    21* (22b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-24-0
Imran Farhat    50* (66b 5x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    4-0-21-0

21.1

Mahmudullah to Imran Farhat, no run, cut from in front of stumps, to point

21.2

Mahmudullah to Imran Farhat, SIX, lovely huge six! Right down the track, makes slight room to free his arms, and goes over long-off

21.3

Mahmudullah to Imran Farhat, 1 run, paddles this to fine leg for one

21.4

Mahmudullah to Umar Amin, no run, shortish, pushed to mid-on

21.5

Mahmudullah to Umar Amin, 1 run, OUT, driven to long-off for one. Bizarre scenes here. Not quite in the spirit of the game. He has completed the single, goes back to the other side of the stumps because Mahmud is bowling round the stumps. While doing that, however, his bat is in the air, and Mahmud whips the bails and appeals for the run-out. They go to the third-umpire, and they can't do much once the team appeals. But common sense anybody?

Umar Amin run out 22 (29m 24b 3x4 0x6) SR: 91.66

21.6

Mahmudullah to Imran Farhat, 1 run, gets a single past cover

End of over 22 (9 runs) Pakistan 136/2 (RR: 6.18)
Imran Farhat    58* (70b 5x4 2x6)      Mahmudullah    5-0-30-0
Asad Shafiq    0* (0b)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-24-0

22.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Imran Farhat, 1 run, turning in, worked away for one

Asad Shafiq, the debutant, to face now

22.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, full on the pads, worked away into the leg side to get off the mark first ball

22.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Imran Farhat, 1 run, cut away past point for another single

Pete: "Couldn't the umpire call dead ball for that?" Common sense says that, Pete, but the law states otherwise. There is no way Umar was trying a second there

22.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, good start for Asad, gets a nice short and wide delivery, and cuts it powerfully between point and cover

22.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Asad Shafiq, no run

22.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Asad Shafiq, 1 no ball, he has over-stepped, defended by Asad, free hit coming up

22.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, and Asad is getting all the gifts, and is refusing to look into the gift horse's mouth. Nicely clears the front leg and sweeps the free hit over midwicket

End of over 23 (12 runs) Pakistan 148/2 (RR: 6.43)
Asad Shafiq    9* (5b 2x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    3-0-29-0
Imran Farhat    60* (72b 5x4 2x6)      Mahmudullah    5-0-30-0

23.1

Mahmudullah to Imran Farhat, no run, pushed to square leg

23.2

Mahmudullah to Imran Farhat, 1 run, long hop, pulled to deep midwicket

23.3

Mahmudullah to Asad Shafiq, no run, nicely tossed up and nicely defended

Simon: "Have a soft spot for the Bangladesh team usually, but that's basically cheating. Spirit of cricket? Where?" Replays show Mahmud whipped the bails off in routine manner, but Shakib at midwicket noticed the bat was not grounded, and appealed. Mahmud wasn't quite sure what was happening

23.4

Mahmudullah to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, driven down to long-on for one

23.5

Mahmudullah to Imran Farhat, FOUR, short and wide, cut away powerfully, between point and short third

23.6

Mahmudullah to Imran Farhat, 1 run, swept fine, almost from in front of middle

End of over 24 (7 runs) Pakistan 155/2 (RR: 6.45)
Imran Farhat    66* (76b 6x4 2x6)      Mahmudullah    6-0-37-0
Asad Shafiq    10* (7b 2x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    3-0-29-0

Zobayer Rabbi from Bangladesh: "Its shame that Mahmudullah did that, Its not a street game men, its international match. If they manage to win this match, still i am unhappy with that silly incident. you say it right its common sense!!!!" Shakib comes back. to bowl from round the stumps

24.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Imran Farhat, OUT, and he gets a wicket first ball! Farhat is getting more and more adventurous, looks for the late-cut this time, making room, but it is in front of off, and he misses and the off stump is disturbed

Imran Farhat b Shakib Al Hasan 66 (99m 77b 6x4 2x6) SR: 85.71

Em from NZ: "You may find my comment harsh..but I dont mind Mahmud running Amin out like that at all. Buzz McCallum does it, I remember Rashid Latif took took catch off the ground and BD eventually lost that match. I realise its a matter spirit of the game its also matter of winning and losing too." Umar Akmal to bat, sans the green zinc

24.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, no run, nicely defended off the front foot

24.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, no run, dead-bats another delivery

24.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, no run, arm ball, Akmal equal to it, stays back and defends

24.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, FOUR, lovely shot, leaning into this flighted delivery, and square-driving it, all along the ground, and through the gap

24.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, no run, into the pads, flat, defended to square leg

End of over 25 (4 runs) Pakistan 159/3 (RR: 6.36)
Umar Akmal    4* (5b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-28-1
Asad Shafiq    10* (7b 2x4)      Mahmudullah    6-0-37-0

25.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, into the pads, worked away off the pads

25.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Umar Akmal, no run, looks to cut, is beaten outside off

25.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Umar Akmal, no run, fired into the pads, worked to square leg

25.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Umar Akmal, 1 run, punched wide of midwicket for one

25.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Asad Shafiq, no run, nice inside-out drive, but finds extra cover

25.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, worked around the corner for one

End of over 26 (3 runs) Pakistan 162/3 (RR: 6.23)
Asad Shafiq    12* (10b 2x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    4-0-32-0
Umar Akmal    5* (8b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-28-1

26.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, driven down to long-off for one

26.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, 1 run, low full toss, driven down to long-off for one

26.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, another single to long-off

26.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, 1 run, long-ff kept busy again

26.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, drops it with soft hands, just off the pitch, and steals the single

26.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, no run, moved across and defended to on

End of over 27 (5 runs) Pakistan 167/3 (RR: 6.18)
Umar Akmal    7* (11b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-33-1
Asad Shafiq    15* (13b 2x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    4-0-32-0

27.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Asad Shafiq, no run, full ball, hit back to the bowler

27.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, into the pads, worked away with the angle

27.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Umar Akmal, 1 run, pushed to long-off for one

27.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Asad Shafiq, no run, cut away, can't get it past point

27.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, single to long-off

27.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Umar Akmal, 1 run, single to long-on

End of over 28 (4 runs) Pakistan 171/3 (RR: 6.10)
Umar Akmal    9* (13b 1x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    5-0-36-0
Asad Shafiq    17* (17b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-33-1

28.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, FOUR, slog-swept powerfully, past midwicket

28.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, 1 run, follows it up with a single past cover

28.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Asad Shafiq, no run, presses forward and defends

28.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Asad Shafiq, OUT, well bowled, draws him out with the flight and dip, and then he finds he is not to the pitch of it, and then the ball turns past the face and gets him stumped. No. 100 for Shakib

Asad Shafiq st †Mushfiqur Rahim b Shakib Al Hasan 17 (20m 19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 89.47

Shakib might be bowling well, but Miraz is not happy with that run-out. He draws a contrast with Mohammad Rafique. Miraz writes: "This is shameful and against the spirit of the game. Shakib should be penalised by the Bangladesh team management for this deceitful act. Remember Mohammad Rafique? He was a true sportsman and called back Umar Gul when whipping off the bail could have resulted in Bangladesh's first Test win at Multan, Pakistan. True sportsman seems to be a rarity now a days." Afridi to bat

28.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, belts out a huge lbw shout, but umpire says he got an edge as he went to sweep

28.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, no run, presses froward and pushes this to point

End of over 29 (6 runs) Pakistan 177/4 (RR: 6.10)
Umar Akmal    14* (16b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-39-2
Shahid Afridi    1* (1b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    5-0-36-0

29.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shahid Afridi, no run, pushed back to the bowler

29.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, swept away fine, fine of fine leg

29.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, another fine paddle sweep, another couple

Smears: "I have no problem with Shakib appealing. Cricket is no longer a gentlemens game, do gentlemen bounce number 11 batsmen who can hardly hold a bat or do gentlemen dance and play annoying instruments at t20's behind have naked women dancing on stages?"

29.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, driven to extra cover for one

29.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Umar Akmal, 1 run, worked away from outside off into the leg side

29.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shahid Afridi, no run, looks to paddle again, doesn't make connection

End of over 30 (6 runs) Pakistan 183/4 (RR: 6.10)
Shahid Afridi    6* (6b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    6-0-42-0
Umar Akmal    15* (17b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-39-2

30.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, 1 run, driven to wide long-on for one

30.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, whipped away from outside off, gets a single to midwicket

30.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, pushed wide of long-on, with soft hands, gets a couple

30.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, 1 run, punched away past extra cover

30.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, no run, walks across the off stump, Shakib slows it down in the air, Afridi defends

30.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, no run

End of over 31 (5 runs) Pakistan 188/4 (RR: 6.06)
Shahid Afridi    7* (9b)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-44-2
Umar Akmal    19* (20b 2x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    6-0-42-0

31.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Umar Akmal, 1 run, comes forward and works with behind square for one

31.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shahid Afridi, SIX, top shot, makes room, comes down the track, and lofts him over wide long-off

31.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, long hop now, and he rocks back and pulls him over midwicket for four

31.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shahid Afridi, no run, defends this back to the bowler

31.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, short and wide, cut away, wide of sweeper-cover, comes back for two

31.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, worked into the on side to retain strike

End of over 32 (14 runs) Pakistan 202/4 (RR: 6.31)
Shahid Afridi    20* (14b 1x4 1x6)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    7-0-56-0
Umar Akmal    20* (21b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-44-2

32.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, driven down to long-off for one

32.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, 1 run, looks for the big sweep shot, misses

32.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, no run

32.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, pushed down to long-on for a single

32.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, 1 run, worked around the corner for one

32.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, short, pulled away between deep square and deep midwicket

End of over 33 (6 runs) Pakistan 208/4 (RR: 6.30)
Shahid Afridi    24* (18b 1x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-50-2
Umar Akmal    22* (23b 2x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    7-0-56-0

Wasel: "@ Miraz: I don't see any problem with the run out; at the end winning matters. You mentioned about that Multan test. I believe winning that test match with the run out in stead of the 'sportsmanship' would be much nicer result for Bangladesh. People remember the results...." Shafiul comes back

33.1

Shafiul Islam to Umar Akmal, 1 run, worked off the pads, gets a single

33.2

Shafiul Islam to Shahid Afridi, no run, slower ball, driven back hard, Shafiul fields

33.3

Shafiul Islam to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, full ball, driven down to long-off for one

33.4

Shafiul Islam to Umar Akmal, 1 run, unnecessary attempt at direct hit from Mahmud from point, and he gives away an overthrow

33.5

Shafiul Islam to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, driven powerfully down to long-on

33.6

Shafiul Islam to Umar Akmal, no run, driven past extra cover

End of over 34 (4 runs) Pakistan 212/4 (RR: 6.23)
Umar Akmal    24* (26b 2x4)      Shafiul Islam    5-0-31-0
Shahid Afridi    26* (21b 1x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-50-2

34.1

Abdur Razzak to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, driven through extra cover for a single

34.2

Abdur Razzak to Umar Akmal, no run, cut away, finds point

34.3

Abdur Razzak to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, another cut shot, Tamim fumbles at point and they take two off the ricochet

34.4

Abdur Razzak to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, worked away with soft hands, between deep square and fine leg, comes back for two

34.5

Abdur Razzak to Umar Akmal, no run, stretches forward to defend

34.6

Abdur Razzak to Umar Akmal, no run, pushes powerfully, but straight to extra cover

End of over 35 (5 runs) Pakistan 217/4 (RR: 6.20)
Umar Akmal    28* (31b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-13-1
Shahid Afridi    27* (22b 1x4 1x6)      Shafiul Islam    5-0-31-0

David Whitworth: "@Smears - Please, *professional* cricket is indeed no longer a gentleman's game, but most amateurs still play it the right way."

35.1

Shafiul Islam to Shahid Afridi, no run, tries the bouncer, Afridi lets it go, called one for the over

35.2

Shafiul Islam to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, gives it the bath tub, gets a thick inside edge, between the keeper and short fine leg

35.3

Shafiul Islam to Shahid Afridi, no run, slower short ball, looks to run it down the third man, beaten by the slowness

35.4

Shafiul Islam to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, mowed away to midwicket for one

35.5

Shafiul Islam to Umar Akmal, no run, looks for a short single on the on side, but hits it to midwicket

35.6

Shafiul Islam to Umar Akmal, FOUR, late cut, wide of third man, Mashrafe dives but can't prevent it from going for four

End of over 36 (9 runs) Pakistan 226/4 (RR: 6.27)
Umar Akmal    32* (33b 3x4)      Shafiul Islam    6-0-40-0
Shahid Afridi    32* (26b 2x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-13-1

36.1

Abdur Razzak to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, a ball after letting that four through, Mashrafe has dropped a sitter from Afridi, who comes down the track and makes room, getting too far from the ball, and his bottom hand comes off as he plays this. The ball skies towards mid-on, Mashrafe runs in from long-on, but he never has it under control, and it pops out

36.2

Abdur Razzak to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, runs this down to short third for a tight single

36.3

Abdur Razzak to Umar Akmal, no run, defended back to the bowler

36.4

Abdur Razzak to Umar Akmal, no run, cuts this from in front of the stumps, finds the fielder

36.5

Abdur Razzak to Umar Akmal, no run, short and wide, and again he finds the point fielder

36.6

Abdur Razzak to Umar Akmal, no run, and again he can't beat the point fielder

End of over 37 (3 runs) Pakistan 229/4 (RR: 6.18)
Umar Akmal    32* (37b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-16-1
Shahid Afridi    35* (28b 2x4 1x6)      Shafiul Islam    6-0-40-0

Mashrafe comes back

37.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, it's not raining for Mash, it's absolutely pouring. He starts off with a a gentle length ball of a loosener, and Afridi drives it on the up, between mid-off and extra cover

37.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, shorter, worked away for one to on

37.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Umar Akmal, no run, looks to run this down to third man, but because it is a slower one, he finds point

37.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Umar Akmal, no run, walks down the pitch and pushes at it, can't get it past straightish extra cover

37.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Umar Akmal, FOUR, Tamim Iqbal goes for the broke and pays the price! This is flicked in the air towards deep square, Tamim runs in, goes for the catch, it bounces in front of him and bounces over him for four. he could have easily stayed back and saved the boundary, but he took the risk. Can't fault him

37.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Umar Akmal, no run, short and wide, cuts, but is beaten

End of over 38 (9 runs) Pakistan 238/4 (RR: 6.26)
Umar Akmal    36* (41b 4x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-35-0
Shahid Afridi    40* (30b 3x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-16-1

38.1

Abdur Razzak to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, full, on the pads, flicked to midwicket for one

38.2

Abdur Razzak to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, played square of the wicket, into the gap, takes a couple

38.3

Abdur Razzak to Umar Akmal, 1 run, worked around the corner for one

38.4

Abdur Razzak to Shahid Afridi, no run, deadbats this off the front foot

38.5

Abdur Razzak to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, short and flat, stays back and pushes it down to long-on

38.6

Abdur Razzak to Umar Akmal, 1 run, one run down to long=on

End of over 39 (6 runs) Pakistan 244/4 (RR: 6.25)
Umar Akmal    40* (44b 4x4)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-22-1
Shahid Afridi    42* (33b 3x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-35-0

39.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Umar Akmal, no run, driven, but straight to extra cover

39.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Umar Akmal, 1 run, slower ball, driven down to long-off

39.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, slower ball, not in total control, but it seems he opens the face at the last moment, and he gets four off the outside half of the bat

39.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, this is 100% intentional, cut away ruthlessly, between third man and deep point. Brings up his fifty too

39.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, angled in, worked away off the pads, gets a single

39.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, steered down to third man, wide of him in fact, gets back for two

End of over 40 (12 runs) Pakistan 256/4 (RR: 6.40)
Umar Akmal    43* (47b 4x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-0-47-0
Shahid Afridi    51* (36b 5x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-22-1

Shuvo comes back

40.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, soft hands, just wide of short third, gets a single

40.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Umar Akmal, 1 wide, big wide down the leg side

40.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Umar Akmal, 1 run, short, and pulled away to wide long-on

40.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, lovely lovely shot, nonchalant, makes room, stands tall, chips him over extra cover. No power, just timing

40.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, fired in flat, takes a single to long-on

40.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Umar Akmal, no run, looks to work it to on, gets a leading edge towards the bowler

40.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Umar Akmal, 1 run, flat into the pads, worked around the corner for one

End of over 41 (9 runs) Pakistan 265/4 (RR: 6.46)
Umar Akmal    45* (50b 4x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    8-0-65-0
Shahid Afridi    57* (39b 6x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-0-47-0

Mahmud comes back

41.1

Mahmudullah to Umar Akmal, 1 run, worked to short fine for one

41.2

Mahmudullah to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, premeditated, but brute Afridi power! Stands back, exposes all three stumps, Mahmud bowls flat, and he wallops it over cover

41.3

Mahmudullah to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, finds the deep fielder this time, with a similar shot, not that short this time

41.4

Mahmudullah to Umar Akmal, 1 run, pushed down to long-on to hand over the strike

41.5

Mahmudullah to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, makes room again, Mahmud bowls short again, and he has been drilled over extra cover

round the wicket

41.6

Mahmudullah to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, Afridiiiii! What murderous power. Comes down the track, and hits it just wide of long-off. he has a few yards to his left to field it, but stands no chance. This is absolutely smoked away

End of over 42 (15 runs) Pakistan 280/4 (RR: 6.66)
Shahid Afridi    70* (43b 9x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    7-0-52-0
Umar Akmal    47* (52b 4x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    8-0-65-0

Shafiul comes back

42.1

Shafiul Islam to Umar Akmal, no run, beats him outside off with a slower one

42.2

Shafiul Islam to Umar Akmal, 1 run, walks down the ground, takes a single to long-off, Boom Boom on strike again

round the wicket

42.3

Shafiul Islam to Shahid Afridi, SIX, six No. 270 for Lala, equalling Sanatha Jayasuriya's world record! Length ball on the pads, and he lofts it over midwicket. Easy does it

fine leg up in the circle

42.4

Shafiul Islam to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, full outside off, he gets a thick edge, and that goes fine of third man. Everything he touches seems to go to the boundary

42.5

Shafiul Islam to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, and another, threw everything at this, toe end of the bat goes fine of third man

42.6

Shafiul Islam to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, slower ball, and he plays the cute one this time, walking across the stumps, exploiting the short fine leg, flicking this over his head

End of over 43 (19 runs) Pakistan 299/4 (RR: 6.95)
Shahid Afridi    88* (47b 12x4 2x6)      Shafiul Islam    7-0-59-0
Umar Akmal    48* (54b 4x4)      Mahmudullah    7-0-52-0

43.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, 1 run, takes a single down the ground, over to Boom Boom

Afridi makes room early, Shakib doesn't let the ball go

43.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, 1 wide, again Afridi makes room, this time he bowls wide of off, too wide

43.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, and he makes room again, and Shakid bowls a full toss outside off, and he lofts it square over the infield

43.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, Shakib has lost it! another full toss, and he smites it through extra cover for another four. Within one shot of a hundred

43.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, full toss again! Finds sweeper-cover this time

43.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, 1 run, and quietly Akmal gets to his fifty with a single to square leg

43.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, full, cramping him up, he gets a single to long-on to retain strike

End of over 44 (13 runs) Pakistan 312/4 (RR: 7.09)
Shahid Afridi    98* (51b 14x4 2x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-0-63-2
Umar Akmal    50* (56b 4x4)      Shafiul Islam    7-0-59-0

Jayasuriya hit 270 sixes in 444 matches, Afridi is in his 296th

44.1

Shafiul Islam to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, lovely cover-drive, extra cover manages to get a hand to it. Only a single

44.2

Shafiul Islam to Umar Akmal, OUT, Akmal gone! Looks for the slog sweep off the fast bowler. Shafi bowls the yorker, it hits him on the pad, and onto the stumps

Umar Akmal b Shafiul Islam 50 (75m 57b 4x4 0x6) SR: 87.71

Neil Mulligan: "Think we have had enough of Bangladesh for a while, i would have said to get better they need to be playing the best teams regularly. But think its time to get back to the drawing board and domestic cricket" Kamran new batsman

44.3

Shafiul Islam to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, hits the first ball uppishly, it bounces in front of extra cover, Razzak, and he lets it through

44.4

Shafiul Islam to Kamran Akmal, no run, full ball, hit straight to mid-on

44.5

Shafiul Islam to Kamran Akmal, 1 wide, goes for the yorker, bowls too full down the leg side

44.5

Shafiul Islam to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, Razzak misfields again at extra cover, and conceded two when it should be one

44.6

Shafiul Islam to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, guides this down to third man for one

End of over 45 (7 runs) Pakistan 319/5 (RR: 7.08)
Kamran Akmal    5* (4b)      Shafiul Islam    8-0-66-1
Shahid Afridi    99* (52b 14x4 2x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-0-63-2

Batting Powerplay has to be taken now. The way Boom Boom has gone, who needs Powerplay?

45.1

Abdur Razzak to Kamran Akmal, no run, fired down the pads, misses, hit on the pad

45.2

Abdur Razzak to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, pushes this to midwicket to hand over the strike

45.3

Abdur Razzak to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, lovely century for Shahid Khan Afridi! Fired down the leg side, and he helps it along its way past short fine. Only two sixes in the innings. Top quality

45.4

Abdur Razzak to Shahid Afridi, no run, hit powerfully but straight to cover

45.5

Abdur Razzak to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, short, too short, he rocks back and cuts it mercilessly, he is unstoppable

45.6

Abdur Razzak to Shahid Afridi, SIX, that's it! The record is all his! Six No. 271. And easily, fluidly, he lofts him over long-off

This is the sixth-fastest ODI century overall. And the fastest in Asia Cup

End of over 46 (15 runs) Pakistan 334/5 (RR: 7.26)
Shahid Afridi    113* (56b 16x4 3x6)      Abdur Razzak    9-0-37-1
Kamran Akmal    6* (6b)      Shafiul Islam    8-0-66-1

46.1

Shafiul Islam to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, full and straight, gets a single to sweeper-cover for one

46.2

Shafiul Islam to Shahid Afridi, SIX, Oof! Afridi not done yet! Length ball, clears the front leg, and lofts it over wide long-on. Lovely clean strike, and this is no Mickey Mouse boundary

46.3

Shafiul Islam to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, nothing can go wrong for Lala! yorker down the leg side, he gets a faint bottom edge onto the pad, and it flies between the keeper and short third man

46.4

Shafiul Islam to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, backs way early, he follows him with a short ball, he manages to somehow pull it for one

46.5

Shafiul Islam to Kamran Akmal, 1 bye, nice slower bouncer, beaten, it bounces in front of Rahim, he doesn't collect cleanly, and they steal a bye

46.6

Shafiul Islam to Shahid Afridi, OUT, one-handed pull, carries all the way to deep midwicket! Short ball, wide outside off, Afridi has to stretch to reach it, the bottom hand comes off, he still times it well, and holes out

Shahid Afridi c Suhrawadi Shuvo b Shafiul Islam 124 (75m 60b 17x4 4x6) SR: 206.66

What a superb innings from Shahid Khan Afridi. Just the kind we needed to lift a dead game. As Buzkashi writes in, "Lala, isko laga dala toh life jinga lala"

End of over 47 (13 runs) Pakistan 347/6 (RR: 7.38)
     Shafiul Islam    9-0-78-2
Kamran Akmal    7* (8b)      Abdur Razzak    9-0-37-1

47.1

Abdur Razzak to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, pushed down to long-on for one

Razzaq to face Razzak

47.2

Abdur Razzak to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, gets a single to midwicket

47.3

Abdur Razzak to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, Pakistan get to 350 with this off-balance sweep, still he manages to find the boundary, past short fine

47.4

Abdur Razzak to Kamran Akmal, no run, cuts this from in front of middle and off, but can't beat point

47.5

Abdur Razzak to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, pushed nicely between long-on and deep midwicket, comes back for two

47.6

Abdur Razzak to Kamran Akmal, 3 runs, short ball, he makes room and cuts in front of square, past extra cover, and Shafiul has not lost spirit, he gives in a superb chase to save one run

End of over 48 (11 runs) Pakistan 358/6 (RR: 7.45)
Kamran Akmal    17* (13b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    10-0-48-1
Abdul Razzaq    1* (1b)      Shafiul Islam    9-0-78-2

48.1

Shafiul Islam to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, length ball, massive power behind this slog sweep, Imrul Kayes dives to his right from deep midwicket to keep them down to two

48.2

Shafiul Islam to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, slower short one, and Akmal waits for it, and upper-cuts it, over point. Nice, smart shot, exploiting the strong leg-side field

48.3

Shafiul Islam to Kamran Akmal, OUT, goes for the big slog, clearing the front leg, Shafiul rolls his fingers on it, and Akmal ends up slicing it high, and Tamim runs back from mid-off to take the catch

Kamran Akmal c Tamim Iqbal b Shafiul Islam 23 (19m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 143.75

48.4

Shafiul Islam to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, all barrels firing! Razzaq this time, making room, smoking this length ball over extra cover. No respite for Deshis

48.5

Shafiul Islam to Abdul Razzaq, SIX, that's a Razzq special! Makes room, clears the front leg, and lofts this clean over wide long-on. Lovely shot, takes Pakistan to their highest ODI total. Of all time

48.6

Shafiul Islam to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, short one, he hits it weakly but the single means he retains strike for the last over

End of over 49 (17 runs) Pakistan 375/7 (RR: 7.65)
Abdul Razzaq    12* (4b 1x4 1x6)      Shafiul Islam    10-0-95-3
Abdur Rehman    0* (0b)      Abdur Razzak    10-0-48-1

Shakib to bowl last over

49.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, hit down the ground, wide of long-on, comes back for two

49.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Abdul Razzaq, no run, yorker with this, is looking for the big wind-up but well bowled

49.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Abdul Razzaq, no run, that has hit Mushfiq in the face. Another yorker, beats Razzaq outside off, kicks off a footmark, hits Rahim in the shoulder, then in the face

49.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, makes room, hits, but is too close to it, doesn't get the elevation, only a single to long-on

49.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Abdur Rehman, 1 run, Rehman hands over the strike with a gentle single to midwicket

49.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Abdul Razzaq, SIX, Razzaq shows why he should have been given the strike, just clears his arms and it goes flying, straight of long-off for six

120 runs in the last nine overs. Super stuff. Afridi played like a rock star, supported well by all others. Bangladesh will be demoralised. Let's see how they go. Join us in a bit. We leave you with this email from Saju from Bangladesh: "Is there any rule in cricket that Bangladesh can walk-out after once Pak are done with their batting?" And Rob's email too: "Wonder if Bangladesh can avoid follow-on?"

End of over 50 (10 runs) Pakistan 385/7
Abdul Razzaq    21* (9b 1x4 2x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-0-73-2
Abdur Rehman    1* (1b)      Shafiul Islam    10-0-95-3
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Jun 21, 2010

Imrul Kayes plays the ball on the leg side, Bangladesh v Pakistan, 5th ODI, Asia Cup, Dambulla, June 21, 2010

Imrul Kayes plays the ball on the leg side

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Jun 21, 2010

Junaid Siddique cuts off the back foot, Bangladesh v Pakistan, 5th ODI, Asia Cup, Dambulla, June 21, 2010

Junaid Siddique cuts off the back foot

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