Pakistan in Bangladesh ODI Series - 2nd ODI

Bangladesh v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 76 runs

We're about ten minutes away from the start. For some reason many of you have criticised the selection of Tanvir. I'm not going to take sides, but Tanvir showed some promise as an allrounder 3-4 years ago.

The match is being played on a different surface from the first two games. Expected to have more runs in it. 250+ anyone?

Ayaz: "I don't know what Pak is doing with Cheema, playing him in a match or two, then replacing him repeatedly. They should give him a long run, because he is a very hardworking bowler and always puts extra efforts in every match."

Shamsul: "Good change in the squad for Bangladesh, especially Kayes, because shifting the gear at the start never seems to work for them, whereas the Tamim-Kayes opening run has been in better shape if there was any satisfactory Opening partnership."

Toss: Pakistan won the toss and will bat first.

Two changes for Bangladesh. Elias Sunny and Imrul Kayes are in. Naeem Islam and Farhad Reza are omitted.Sunny is making his ODI debut. He had a memorable Test debut against West Indies recently, taking a five-wicket haul.

One change for Pakistan. Aizaz Cheema makes way for Tanvir.

Razzaq suggests another change to the Pakistan team selection: "I think Asad Shafiq should be given a chance in place of Imran Farat."

12.50: Good day everyone and welcome to the coverage of the second ODI. The action continues in Mirpur. The toss should happen in the next ten minutes.

Bangladesh's first target will be to pass 100, which will be a like crossing a psychological barrier. They've failed to do that in two games.

0.1

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, he gets some bounce straightaway, Hafeez is tempted, he chases it outside the off stump

0.2

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, much better this time, he leaves it alone to the keeper

0.3

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 wide, he sprays it wide outside the off stump, full and swinging away

0.3

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 leg bye, strays towards the pads and he clips it off his hip down to fine leg

expect a better crowd in a few hours

0.4

Shafiul Islam to Imran Farhat, no run, full and swinging in on the pads, he pushes it towards mid-off

0.5

Shafiul Islam to Imran Farhat, FOUR, lovely shot! Farhat watched it right through, the ball swung in from the off stump, he covered the movement and the line and merely pushed it through, beats mid-off

0.6

Shafiul Islam to Imran Farhat, no run, tucked towards the on side

End of over 1 (6 runs) Pakistan 6/0 (RR: 6.00)
Imran Farhat    4* (3b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    1-0-5-0
Mohammad Hafeez    0* (3b)     

Here's Rubel Hossain

1.1

Rubel Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, lands it a touch wide outside off and he lets it go to the keeper

1.2

Rubel Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, wow that was quite a pacy one, fired it on the blockhole on the of stump, digs it out well

1.3

Rubel Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, lands it a touch outside off and he softly taps it back down the pitch

1.4

Rubel Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, and again on the blockhole, swings away a touch late and he squeezes it out, good bowling with the new ball

1.5

Rubel Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 wide, not this one, he sprays it wide down the leg side

1.5

Rubel Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, lot of pace on that but on the pads, easy for Hafeez as he flicks it in the air wide of midwicket

1.6

Rubel Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, confident appeal for a lbw but it was missing leg, beaten for pace as he tried to flick it to the on side

End of over 2 (5 runs) Pakistan 11/0 (RR: 5.50)
Mohammad Hafeez    4* (9b 1x4)      Rubel Hossain    1-0-5-0
Imran Farhat    4* (3b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    1-0-5-0

2.1

Shafiul Islam to Imran Farhat, 1 wide, he needn't have chased that, full and wide outside off and swinging away

2.1

Shafiul Islam to Imran Farhat, OUT, didn't take too long for Shafiul to get his man! He pitched it a bit shorter outside off and got it to angle across, lured Farhat into cutting, it was in the air and straight to backward point

Imran Farhat c Nasir Hossain b Shafiul Islam 4 (12m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

2.2

Shafiul Islam to Younis Khan, no run, short of a length and he gets beside the line and defends

2 slips in place

2.3

Shafiul Islam to Younis Khan, no run, lands it on a good length outside off and he lets it go to the keeper

2.4

Shafiul Islam to Younis Khan, no run, that was really close to a nick! Younis stood rooted to the crease and poked at one which seamed away a bit late, he ought to have left it

2.5

Shafiul Islam to Younis Khan, no run, defends this one solidly

2.6

Shafiul Islam to Younis Khan, no run

End of over 3 (1 run) Pakistan 12/1 (RR: 4.00)
Younis Khan    0* (5b)      Shafiul Islam    2-0-6-1
Mohammad Hafeez    4* (9b 1x4)      Rubel Hossain    1-0-5-0

3.1

Rubel Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pushes this one down to cover

3.2

Rubel Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, strays close to the pads and he flicks it in the air but drops short of midwicket

3.3

Rubel Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, gets beside the line and taps it to the off side

3.4

Rubel Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, shaped in and came very closer to shaving the off stump, Hafeez can thank his lucky stars

3.5

Rubel Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, similar delivery but he gets beside it and taps it to the off side

3.6

Rubel Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, for less than a second it seemed like he would suffer the same fate as Farhat, short and wide and he plays the square cut but he places it better, wide of backward point

Speaking of Farhat. Tariq: "Imran Farhat's Score in last 5 Innings including this one 10, 19 , 16 ,12 ,4 . I just cannot understand why they would keep on giving chance to a 30 year old failure instead of grooming a young player."

End of over 4 (4 runs) Pakistan 16/1 (RR: 4.00)
Mohammad Hafeez    8* (15b 2x4)      Rubel Hossain    2-0-9-0
Younis Khan    0* (5b)      Shafiul Islam    2-0-6-1

4.1

Shafiul Islam to Younis Khan, no run, leaves it alone to the keeper

4.2

Shafiul Islam to Younis Khan, 1 run, steers it past backward point, third man mops up

4.3

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 wide, that would have hit the tenth stump, too wide down the leg side

4.3

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, and another false shot outside off, feet rooted to the crease, good bounce and away movement

4.4

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, appeal for an lbw, looked like it landed outside the line of off stump, came in and it was hitting him down the leg side

4.5

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, gets across and clips it down to midwicket

4.6

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fullish outside off and safely left alone

End of over 5 (2 runs) Pakistan 18/1 (RR: 3.60)
Mohammad Hafeez    8* (19b 2x4)      Shafiul Islam    3-0-8-1
Younis Khan    1* (7b)      Rubel Hossain    2-0-9-0

5.1

Rubel Hossain to Younis Khan, no run, gets beside the line and steers it to the off side

5.2

Rubel Hossain to Younis Khan, no run, gets behind the line and defends

5.3

Rubel Hossain to Younis Khan, no run, taps it down towards point

Slip goes to gully

5.4

Rubel Hossain to Younis Khan, FOUR, good placement and timing, a touch wide outside off, opens the face, keeps the ball down and places it wide of backward point

Younis is distracted by the sight screen

5.5

Rubel Hossain to Younis Khan, 1 run, goes for the pull but miscues it, the ball drops behind square on the on side well clear of any fielder

Adeel: "I totally agree with you Tariq . I personally believe that they should go for Kamran Akmal as an specialist opener instead of Imran Farhat . Akmal and Hafeez have a good record."

5.6

Rubel Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, swings in a bit late and he safely shoulders arms

End of over 6 (5 runs) Pakistan 23/1 (RR: 3.83)
Mohammad Hafeez    8* (20b 2x4)      Rubel Hossain    3-0-14-0
Younis Khan    6* (12b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    3-0-8-1

6.1

Shafiul Islam to Younis Khan, no run, tries to dab it to the off side but ends up chopping it onto the pitch

6.2

Shafiul Islam to Younis Khan, no run, fullish in length outside off, he leaves it to the keeper

6.3

Shafiul Islam to Younis Khan, 1 run, steers this down to third man

6.4

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, delivers from slightly wide of the crease and angles it in, defended to the off side

There have hardly been any singles in the innings so far

6.5

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, directed towards the pads, tucked through the line to mid-on

6.6

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, good length outside off and it holds its line before reaching the keeper

End of over 7 (1 run) Pakistan 24/1 (RR: 3.42)
Mohammad Hafeez    8* (23b 2x4)      Shafiul Islam    4-0-9-1
Younis Khan    7* (15b 1x4)      Rubel Hossain    3-0-14-0

7.1

Rubel Hossain to Younis Khan, 1 run, nudged softly to the on side, they take a quick run

7.2

Rubel Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, swings it in late and he clips it softly to the on side

7.3

Rubel Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, turned to the on side for a single

7.4

Rubel Hossain to Younis Khan, no run, clipped down to the on side

7.5

Rubel Hossain to Younis Khan, no run

7.6

Rubel Hossain to Younis Khan, no run, that's a sharp bouncer! Really jumped off the surface, well taken over his head by Rahim

Sorry for the confusion in the over about who was on strike. rectified

End of over 8 (2 runs) Pakistan 26/1 (RR: 3.25)
Younis Khan    8* (19b 1x4)      Rubel Hossain    4-0-16-0
Mohammad Hafeez    9* (25b 2x4)      Shafiul Islam    4-0-9-1

8.1

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, no run

8.2

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, good length on the off stump, stays back and defends

8.3

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fullish in length outside off and left alone to the keeper

Mohammed: "If pakistan continue with imran farhat, tanvir, sarfraz, they won't win against top quality sides. Bring asad shafiq, fawad alam and zulqarnain haider."

8.4

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, lands it outside off and lets it go to the keeper

8.5

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 wide, loses his radar and sprays it wide down the leg side

8.5

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 wide, this time he strays wide outside the off stump, doesn't offer a shot

8.5

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, moves it inwards and shapes away after pitching, well left

8.6

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, gets forward and defends

End of over 9 (2 runs) Pakistan 28/1 (RR: 3.11)
Mohammad Hafeez    9* (31b 2x4)      Shafiul Islam    5-0-11-1
Younis Khan    8* (19b 1x4)      Rubel Hossain    4-0-16-0

Here's Shakib. One slip

9.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Younis Khan, no run, softly defended on the front foot

9.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Younis Khan, no run, turns it towards short fine leg

9.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Younis Khan, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side

9.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Younis Khan, no run, tucked towards midwicket

9.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Younis Khan, 1 run, turns it just wide of short fine leg

9.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, strikes him on the pads but he's well forward, missing leg anyway

End of over 10 (1 run) Pakistan 29/1 (RR: 2.90)
Mohammad Hafeez    9* (32b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-1-0
Younis Khan    9* (24b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    5-0-11-1

Mashood: "Adeel, Kamran Akmal's average as an opener is 26, even worse than Farhat's. Why not pick a younger opener who has done well in domestic cricket like Azeem Ghumman or play Fawwad Alam as an opener, can't understand why he isn't picked actually, has done reasonably well in international cricket so far plus he's been the highest run getter in domestic cricket for the last few years."

10.1

Shafiul Islam to Younis Khan, 1 run, tries to knock it to the off side but gets an inside edge to the on side

10.2

Shafiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, driven on the up to sweeper cover, second single to Hafeez

10.3

Shafiul Islam to Younis Khan, no run, stays beside the line and taps it to the off side

10.4

Shafiul Islam to Younis Khan, FOUR, that's an excellent shot, full and wide and he drives square, beats the diving point fielder

Point goes back

10.5

Shafiul Islam to Younis Khan, no run, fullish in length outside off, left alone to the keeper

10.6

Shafiul Islam to Younis Khan, 1 run, gets forward, turns the face of the bat and steers it to third man

End of over 11 (7 runs) Pakistan 36/1 (RR: 3.27)
Younis Khan    15* (29b 2x4)      Shafiul Islam    6-0-18-1
Mohammad Hafeez    10* (33b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-1-0

11.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Younis Khan, no run, gets well forward and defends

11.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Younis Khan, 1 wide, down the leg side, tries to sweep but misses

11.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Younis Khan, no run, confusion there! Younis tries to sweep but fails to make proper contact, rolls to short fine leg and Younis attempts the run and then sends Hafeez back, Hafeez dives back at his crease

11.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Younis Khan, no run

11.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Younis Khan, no run

11.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Younis Khan, no run

11.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Younis Khan, 1 run, nudges to square leg

End of over 12 (2 runs) Pakistan 38/1 (RR: 3.16)
Younis Khan    16* (35b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-3-0
Mohammad Hafeez    10* (33b 2x4)      Shafiul Islam    6-0-18-1

12.1

Abdur Razzak to Younis Khan, no run, gets behind the line and defends

12.2

Abdur Razzak to Younis Khan, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it to mid-off

12.3

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, forcefully played, chips down the track, takes it on a full length and clips against the turn to deep midwicket, really tests that fielder

12.4

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, taps it to the off side

12.5

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, clips it to the on side

12.6

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, knocks it down to long-on

End of over 13 (6 runs) Pakistan 44/1 (RR: 3.38)
Mohammad Hafeez    15* (37b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-6-0
Younis Khan    17* (37b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-3-0

13.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, commits forward and pushes it to long-on

13.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Younis Khan, 1 run, lunges forward and pushes it to cover

13.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, comes down the track but ends up mistiming it to mid-on

13.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, comes forward and defends to cover

13.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, stays back and clips him down to deep midwicket

13.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Younis Khan, no run, turns it towards midwicket

End of over 14 (3 runs) Pakistan 47/1 (RR: 3.35)
Younis Khan    18* (39b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-6-0
Mohammad Hafeez    17* (41b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-6-0

14.1

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run

14.2

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, gives him a bit of width, rocks back and slices it elegantly past backward point, big gap in the deep

14.3

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, turns it towards midwicket

14.4

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, gets to the pitch of the ball and pushes it towards long-off

14.5

Abdur Razzak to Younis Khan, no run, comes forward and drives, slight fumble by the bowler on the dive

14.6

Abdur Razzak to Younis Khan, no run, cuts it down to point

Patel: "@mashood what about, khalid lateef or khurrum manzoor as an opener, or ahmed shehzad or nasir jamshed. there are so many names. yasir hameed is still around. asad shafeeq is with the team."

End of over 15 (5 runs) Pakistan 52/1 (RR: 3.46)
Younis Khan    18* (41b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-11-0
Mohammad Hafeez    22* (45b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-6-0

They've taken the bowling Powerplay

15.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, gets well forward and defends

15.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, chips down the track and lofts it over extra cover

15.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Younis Khan, 1 run, drives towards point and sets off, Sunny does well to srop it but can't prevent the single

15.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, defended towards point

15.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, commits forward and smothers the spin

15.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, spoons it towards cover but he plays it softly, drops well short of the fielder

Muhammad: "When Fawad Alam used to bat, they use to talk about his low strike rate. They never thought of the situations when he used to come in to bat. Now Hafiz and Younis khan are doing the same thing: consolidating the innings with strike rate in 40s. But they would not be criticised."

End of over 16 (2 runs) Pakistan 54/1 (RR: 3.37)
Mohammad Hafeez    23* (50b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-8-0
Younis Khan    19* (42b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-11-0

16.1

Elias Sunny to Younis Khan, 1 run, tossed up outside off and pushed towards cover

16.2

Elias Sunny to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, tossed up outside off, gives time for Hafeez to get forward and place it in the gap at cover, well placed and timed

16.3

Elias Sunny to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, that really slipped out, he puts away a high full toss down to wide long-off

16.4

Elias Sunny to Younis Khan, 2 runs, sweeps hard and that's an excellent save by Razzak at long leg

16.5

Elias Sunny to Younis Khan, 1 run, stays back and punches it to the off side

16.6

Elias Sunny to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, tossed and defended softly

End of over 17 (9 runs) Pakistan 63/1 (RR: 3.70)
Mohammad Hafeez    28* (53b 5x4)      Elias Sunny    1-0-9-0
Younis Khan    23* (45b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-8-0

17.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Younis Khan, no run, stays back and taps it towards point

17.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Younis Khan, no run, tossed up outside off and defended to the off side

17.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Younis Khan, no run, gets forward and defends to the off side

17.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Younis Khan, no run, drives but straight to cover

17.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Younis Khan, 1 run, comes forward and turns it down to square leg

17.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, opens the face and steers him towards short third man

Amit: 'Forget everyone. you still have Azhar Ali. Include him in ODI side. he will score you a 50 every second inning."

End of over 18 (1 run) Pakistan 64/1 (RR: 3.55)
Mohammad Hafeez    28* (54b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-9-0
Younis Khan    24* (50b 2x4)      Elias Sunny    1-0-9-0

Back to pace. Here's Rubel

18.1

Rubel Hossain to Younis Khan, 1 run, stays back and pushes it towards cover for a single

18.2

Rubel Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, classic placement again, gets beside the line to a good length delivery, slices it wide of backward point, didn't hit it too hard, Shakib does well to dive at deep backward point but the ball deflects off his body and rolls to the rope

18.3

Rubel Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, change of pace, change of luck! Hafeez loses concentration and falls to a very poor shot, fetches a short ball from outside off and gets a top edge that swirls to Kayes at mid-on, easy one

Mohammad Hafeez c Imrul Kayes b Rubel Hossain 32 (81m 56b 6x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

Bit of an anti-climax that shot. Just when he looked like building a long innings

Misbah walks in

18.4

Rubel Hossain to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, defends to the off side

18.5

Rubel Hossain to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full and he turns the face of the bat and clips it to midwicket, well fielded by Razzak

18.6

Rubel Hossain to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, unfortunate for Bangladesh, direct hit from mid-off at the batsman's end deflects off the stumps and it's an overthrow

End of over 19 (7 runs) Pakistan 71/2 (RR: 3.73)
Misbah-ul-Haq    2* (3b)      Rubel Hossain    5-0-23-1
Younis Khan    25* (51b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-9-0

19.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Younis Khan, no run, stay back and punches it to the off side

19.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Younis Khan, 1 wide, sprays it down the leg side

19.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Younis Khan, no run, stays back and punches it to mid-off

19.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Younis Khan, 2 runs, drops it short, he rocks back and pulls, well fielded by Nafees at deep midwicket

19.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Younis Khan, 1 run, punches it to long-off

19.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, goes on the back foot and defends

19.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run

End of over 20 (4 runs) Pakistan 75/2 (RR: 3.75)
Misbah-ul-Haq    2* (5b)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-13-0
Younis Khan    28* (55b 2x4)      Rubel Hossain    5-0-23-1

20.1

Rubel Hossain to Younis Khan, 1 run, stays back and drops it to the off side

20.2

Rubel Hossain to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, slices it straight to point, no swing on that occasion

20.3

Rubel Hossain to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets behind the line and punches it towards mid-off

20.4

Rubel Hossain to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, keeps it on the same line and length outside off, punched to point again

20.5

Rubel Hossain to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, action replay, yet another punch to point, at least he's keeping him quiet

They didn't realise there was another ball to be bowled! Razaak was all set to bowl and Mushfiqur Rahim was upto the stumps

20.6

Rubel Hossain to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, pushed to point again, enthralling, in hindsight they needn't have bowled this ball at all!

End of over 21 (1 run) Pakistan 76/2 (RR: 3.61)
Misbah-ul-Haq    2* (10b)      Rubel Hossain    6-0-24-1
Younis Khan    29* (56b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-13-0

21.1

Abdur Razzak to Younis Khan, 1 wide, wide down the leg side again, seen a few of those today

21.1

Abdur Razzak to Younis Khan, no run, goes back and punches back to the bowler

21.2

Abdur Razzak to Younis Khan, no run, tossed up and defended again

21.3

Abdur Razzak to Younis Khan, no run, goes for the square drive but intercepted at point

21.4

Abdur Razzak to Younis Khan, FOUR, strays down the leg side and he gets a bit of wood on it and runs it down to fine leg, the fielder was up

21.5

Abdur Razzak to Younis Khan, no run, appeal for a stumping, he defends forward, lunges in fact and the ball rolls back to Rahim, drags his foot back before he whips off the bails, it goes upstairs, he's safe

21.6

Abdur Razzak to Younis Khan, no run

End of over 22 (5 runs) Pakistan 81/2 (RR: 3.68)
Younis Khan    33* (62b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-16-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    2* (10b)      Rubel Hossain    6-0-24-1

22.1

Elias Sunny to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets forward and defends back to the bowler

22.2

Elias Sunny to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, goes back and pulls him to long-on

22.3

Elias Sunny to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, comes well forward and smothers the spin

22.4

Elias Sunny to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, turns it to the on side

22.5

Elias Sunny to Younis Khan, 1 run, worked behind square and down to fine leg

22.6

Elias Sunny to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, loose shot but safe, gets a leading edge of sorts over cover

Azam: "Right said Amit. If these kind of strike rates are acceptable i.e in 40s, then why not Azhar Ali. After all his only criticism is his strike rate."

End of over 23 (3 runs) Pakistan 84/2 (RR: 3.65)
Misbah-ul-Haq    4* (15b)      Elias Sunny    2-0-12-0
Younis Khan    34* (63b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-16-0

23.1

Abdur Razzak to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, half hearted appeal, gets forward but the ball was missing leg

23.2

Abdur Razzak to Misbah-ul-Haq, 3 wides, down the leg side and Rahim fails to stop it

23.2

Abdur Razzak to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, makes room and dabs it to short third man

23.3

Abdur Razzak to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, comes forward and pushes it to the off side

23.4

Abdur Razzak to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, knocks it down to point

23.5

Abdur Razzak to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, opens the face and dabs it to short third man

23.6

Abdur Razzak to Younis Khan, no run, driven back to the bowler

End of over 24 (4 runs) Pakistan 88/2 (RR: 3.66)
Younis Khan    34* (64b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-20-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    5* (20b)      Elias Sunny    2-0-12-0

24.1

Elias Sunny to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 wide, yet another wide down the leg side

24.1

Elias Sunny to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, clips it behind square

24.2

Elias Sunny to Younis Khan, no run, drives on the up but well short of the bowler

24.3

Elias Sunny to Younis Khan, 2 runs, full toss and swept, in the air for a while but drops short of fine leg

24.4

Elias Sunny to Younis Khan, no run

24.5

Elias Sunny to Younis Khan, no run, turn from the rough and that beats Younis

24.6

Elias Sunny to Younis Khan, 1 run, softly nudged to short fine leg

End of over 25 (5 runs) Pakistan 93/2 (RR: 3.72)
Younis Khan    37* (69b 3x4)      Elias Sunny    3-0-17-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    6* (21b)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-20-0

25.1

Abdur Razzak to Younis Khan, OUT, trapped in front! Lands on middle and the ball straightens, Younis stays at the crease and is trapped as the ball skids through and hits him in line with the stumps, the ball straightened and that foxed him

Younis Khan lbw b Abdur Razzak 37 (96m 70b 3x4 0x6) SR: 52.85

25.2

Abdur Razzak to Umar Akmal, 1 run, gets off the mark with a square drive to sweeper cover

25.3

Abdur Razzak to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, quicker ball, squeezed to mid-on and they sneak in a quick single

25.4

Abdur Razzak to Umar Akmal, no run, chips down the track and checks his shot, places it to point, fires a throw to the keeper

25.5

Abdur Razzak to Umar Akmal, no run, defended towards cover

25.6

Abdur Razzak to Umar Akmal, 1 run, nudges it wide of short fine leg, another quick single

Raqibul: "And why are Bangladeshi bowlers so generously donating runs in terms of wides?"

End of over 26 (3 runs) Pakistan 96/3 (RR: 3.69)
Umar Akmal    2* (4b)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-23-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    7* (22b)      Elias Sunny    3-0-17-0

26.1

Elias Sunny to Umar Akmal, 1 run, stays back and punches it against the turn to long-on

26.2

Elias Sunny to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, driven and Sunny misfields, allows a single

26.3

Elias Sunny to Umar Akmal, no run, chips down the track and checks his shot

26.4

Elias Sunny to Umar Akmal, no run

26.5

Elias Sunny to Umar Akmal, 1 run, punched off the front foot but wide of Sunny and down to long-off

26.6

Elias Sunny to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, driven back to the bowler, Sunny is giving it a lot of flight

Danish: "Pakistan should have groomed Ahmed Shehzad he has the ability of playing long innings which is missing in all new players like U Akmal, Shafeeq etc and they should work on new comers to build the ability of playing long innings. Like what we see from Kohli in India."

End of over 27 (3 runs) Pakistan 99/3 (RR: 3.66)
Misbah-ul-Haq    8* (24b)      Elias Sunny    4-0-20-0
Umar Akmal    4* (8b)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-23-1

27.1

Abdur Razzak to Umar Akmal, 3 runs, gets well forward and drives wide of midwicket, they take the first one quickly

27.2

Abdur Razzak to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, stays back and punches it wide of cover

27.3

Abdur Razzak to Umar Akmal, no run, tossed down the leg side, nudged away

27.4

Abdur Razzak to Umar Akmal, no run, the arm ball that zips through! well played Umar for keeping it out or he would have been bowled through the gate

27.5

Abdur Razzak to Umar Akmal, no run

27.6

Abdur Razzak to Umar Akmal, no run, pushed to the off side

End of over 28 (4 runs) Pakistan 103/3 (RR: 3.67)
Umar Akmal    7* (13b)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-27-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    9* (25b)      Elias Sunny    4-0-20-0

28.1

Elias Sunny to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets forward and defends

28.2

Elias Sunny to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, gets well forward and drives towards long-off

28.3

Elias Sunny to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, gets well forward and pushes a low full toss to deep midwicket

28.4

Elias Sunny to Umar Akmal, 1 run, pushes a single to long-off

28.5

Elias Sunny to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 wide, that's probably the 146th wide down the leg side today

28.5

Elias Sunny to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, punches it down to long-off

28.6

Elias Sunny to Umar Akmal, 1 run, stays back and pounds this to long-on

End of over 29 (7 runs) Pakistan 110/3 (RR: 3.79)
Umar Akmal    11* (16b)      Elias Sunny    5-0-27-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    11* (28b)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-27-1

29.1

Abdur Razzak to Umar Akmal, 1 run, stays back and slices it to sweeper cover

29.2

Abdur Razzak to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, commits forward and defends

29.3

Abdur Razzak to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, goes back and whips him across the line to midwicket

29.4

Abdur Razzak to Umar Akmal, FOUR, mid-on was up so Umar gave the charge, got to the pitch and lofted it cleanly over the fielder

29.5

Abdur Razzak to Umar Akmal, 1 run, chopped to the off side

29.6

Abdur Razzak to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, comes forward and pushes it to the off side

End of over 30 (7 runs) Pakistan 117/3 (RR: 3.90)
Misbah-ul-Haq    12* (31b)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-34-1
Umar Akmal    17* (19b 1x4)      Elias Sunny    5-0-27-0

30.1

Nasir Hossain to Umar Akmal, no run, comes well forward and defends

30.2

Nasir Hossain to Umar Akmal, 1 run, stays back and punches it to long-on

30.3

Nasir Hossain to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, clips it to deep square leg

30.4

Nasir Hossain to Umar Akmal, 1 run, pushes him down to long-on

30.5

Nasir Hossain to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, knocks it down to square leg

30.6

Nasir Hossain to Umar Akmal, 1 run, quick single to midwicket, Mushfiqur yells out to throw to his end

End of over 31 (5 runs) Pakistan 122/3 (RR: 3.93)
Umar Akmal    20* (23b 1x4)      Nasir Hossain    1-0-5-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    14* (33b)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-34-1

31.1

Elias Sunny to Umar Akmal, no run, gets well forward and defends

31.2

Elias Sunny to Umar Akmal, SIX, better take cover! Tossed up on the off stump, clears the back leg and whacks it several rows over deep midwicket

31.3

Elias Sunny to Umar Akmal, no run, pushes it down to point

31.4

Elias Sunny to Umar Akmal, 1 run, gets well forward and drives to long-off

31.5

Elias Sunny to Misbah-ul-Haq, 3 runs, the reverse sweep, very nearly rolls over to the boundary but razzak does well to pull it back

31.6

Elias Sunny to Umar Akmal, 1 run, goes back and pulls to long-on

End of over 32 (11 runs) Pakistan 133/3 (RR: 4.15)
Umar Akmal    28* (28b 1x4 1x6)      Elias Sunny    6-0-38-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    17* (34b)      Nasir Hossain    1-0-5-0

32.1

Nasir Hossain to Umar Akmal, FOUR, he errs by pitching it short, he rocks back and slaps it wide of cover, beats the sweeper

32.2

Nasir Hossain to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, goes back and knocks it to deep point

32.3

Nasir Hossain to Umar Akmal, no run, drives it back to the bowler

32.4

Nasir Hossain to Umar Akmal, no run

32.5

Nasir Hossain to Umar Akmal, no run, down the leg side and close to being called a wide

32.6

Nasir Hossain to Umar Akmal, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it down to long-on

Amir: "My point is why 3 left arm spinners? ALOK Kapali could make a BOWLING variation and he is a very good batting alrounder. but his merit is being wasted by taking him for one match in every series!"

End of over 33 (7 runs) Pakistan 140/3 (RR: 4.24)
Umar Akmal    35* (34b 2x4 1x6)      Nasir Hossain    2-0-12-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    17* (34b)      Elias Sunny    6-0-38-0

33.1

Shafiul Islam to Umar Akmal, 1 run, gets beside the line and angles it down to third man

33.2

Shafiul Islam to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full and lots of width, driven down to the sweeper cover

33.3

Shafiul Islam to Umar Akmal, no run, fullish on the off stump and driven down to mid-off

33.4

Shafiul Islam to Umar Akmal, no run, stays behind the line and defends back to the bowler

33.5

Shafiul Islam to Umar Akmal, no run, cramps him up for room, he stays behind the line and defends down the pitch

33.6

Shafiul Islam to Umar Akmal, no run, fuller in length, he keeps it straight, defends again

Rajesh: 'Good to see another female commentator being part of cricinfo - Firdose being the first one."

I'm really sorry to disappoint you Rajesh but I'm not one! It's all good. I get this a lot.

End of over 34 (2 runs) Pakistan 142/3 (RR: 4.17)
Umar Akmal    36* (39b 2x4 1x6)      Shafiul Islam    7-0-20-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    18* (35b)      Nasir Hossain    2-0-12-0

34.1

Nasir Hossain to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, gets on his knee and paddles him down to fine leg

34.2

Nasir Hossain to Umar Akmal, 1 run, stays back and punches him down to long-on

34.3

Nasir Hossain to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, premeditated paddle, down to fine leg

34.4

Nasir Hossain to Umar Akmal, 1 run, stays back, waits for it and takes another easy single to long-on

34.5

Nasir Hossain to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, clips him down to deep square leg

34.6

Nasir Hossain to Umar Akmal, 1 run, stays back and punches it to long-on

End of over 35 (6 runs) Pakistan 148/3 (RR: 4.22)
Umar Akmal    39* (42b 2x4 1x6)      Nasir Hossain    3-0-18-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    21* (38b)      Shafiul Islam    7-0-20-1

Powerplay time again

35.1

Shafiul Islam to Umar Akmal, 1 run, fullish on the offstump and driven down to long-off

35.2

Shafiul Islam to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, on the blockhole outside off and jammed to the covers

35.3

Shafiul Islam to Umar Akmal, 1 run, fires it on the blockhole on middle, gives a bit of room and jams it out to the off side, well bowled

35.4

Shafiul Islam to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, clears the back leg and carves it over the bowler's head, super-confident Misbah ran just one run thinking it would go to the boundary, it didn't even carry to the rope, nuff said..

35.5

Shafiul Islam to Umar Akmal, 1 wide

35.5

Shafiul Islam to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, fullish on the pads and clipped down to midwicket

35.6

Shafiul Islam to Umar Akmal, FOUR, breaks the shackles a bit, makes room to a delivery that's full and angling in on middle, smooth drive and well timed past mid-off and cover

End of over 36 (11 runs) Pakistan 159/3 (RR: 4.41)
Umar Akmal    47* (46b 3x4 1x6)      Shafiul Islam    8-0-31-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    23* (40b)      Nasir Hossain    3-0-18-0

Pakistan steadying themselves for a late attack. Afridi is yet to come. Here's Shakib

36.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, shapes to drive straight but ends up pushing it to mid-on

36.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, no run, quicker through the air and defended on the front foot

36.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, 1 run, full and driven down to long-off

36.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets away with a full toss, ends up smashing it down to cover

36.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, makes room and squeezes this one to cover

36.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, full toss and Misbah finally gets one past the rope, clubs it over midwicket

End of over 37 (6 runs) Pakistan 165/3 (RR: 4.45)
Misbah-ul-Haq    28* (44b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-19-0
Umar Akmal    48* (48b 3x4 1x6)      Shafiul Islam    8-0-31-1

37.1

Rubel Hossain to Umar Akmal, FOUR, clever shot, it was full and on the of stump, Umar adjusted late, opened the face of the bat and steered it just wide of the diving short third man fielder, that's his fifty

37.2

Rubel Hossain to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, slashes this wide of backward point and it was speeding towards the rope again but Nasir Hossain does really well to cut it off

37.3

Rubel Hossain to Umar Akmal, FOUR, he bowls it short this time but it works against him as Umar stands tall and pulls wide of midwicket, the field's up, plenty of gaps

37.4

Rubel Hossain to Umar Akmal, no run, makes a bit of room and tries to slice him to the deep on the off side but he finds the fielder in the ring

37.5

Rubel Hossain to Umar Akmal, 1 run, pacy inswinging yorker but Umar's alert as ever to get his bat down and squirt it out to the off side

37.6

Rubel Hossain to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good delivery to fox Misbah, it was short outside off and really climbing on the batsman, Misbah ,moved across but couldn't decide whether to hook or not, he left it instead

End of over 38 (11 runs) Pakistan 176/3 (RR: 4.63)
Misbah-ul-Haq    28* (45b 1x4)      Rubel Hossain    7-0-35-1
Umar Akmal    59* (53b 5x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-19-0

38.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Umar Akmal, OUT, loose shot in the end, tossed up on the off stump, Umar makes room and lofts but it's a half-hearted loft, Shafiul takes the skier easily at long-off plenty of yards in front of the rope

Umar Akmal c Shafiul Islam b Shakib Al Hasan 59 (53m 54b 5x4 1x6) SR: 109.25

Ishtiaq: "Misbah is yet to make his 1st ODI hundred, I wonder will there be any other player to match his credentials. Batsman, Captain and to have played 88 ODI matches without a hundred."

38.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, gets well forward and defends

38.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Shoaib Malik, no run, defended down the track again

38.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Shoaib Malik, no run, rocks back and pulls a flatter delivery but he finds mid-on

38.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Shoaib Malik, no run, glides but can';t beat short third man

38.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, pulled but very well saved at midwicket, don't know for sure who the fielder was

End of over 39 (2 runs) Pakistan 178/4 (RR: 4.56)
Shoaib Malik    1* (4b)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-21-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    29* (46b 1x4)      Rubel Hossain    7-0-35-1

39.1

Rubel Hossain to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, width outside off and he angles it down to third man

39.2

Rubel Hossain to Misbah-ul-Haq, 5 runs, slower ball and he opens the face of the bat and steers it to point and sets off direct hit at the batsman's end but he's safe, unfortunately for Bangladesh the ball deflects off the stumps and runs to the deep midwicket boundary

39.3

Rubel Hossain to Shoaib Malik, no run, teases him with a slower ball outside off, he tries to cheekily steer it to third man but misses it completely

39.4

Rubel Hossain to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, full and pushed down the ground to long-off, throw from Kayes was a bit wide

39.5

Rubel Hossain to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short and pulled down to square leg

39.6

Rubel Hossain to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, short and pulled, good attempt by short midwicket to pull off a blinder but the ball just cleared him, two fielders give the charge but the ball wins

End of over 40 (12 runs) Pakistan 190/4 (RR: 4.75)
Shoaib Malik    7* (8b 1x4)      Rubel Hossain    8-0-47-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    35* (48b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-21-1

42 runs off that Powerplay

40.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, drills it down to midwicket

40.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets well forward and defends it

40.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, comes forward and drives him to long-off

40.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, comes well forward and pushes him down to cover and takes a quick single

40.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Shakib does well to slide to his right and cut it off

40.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full and driven down the ground to long-off

End of over 41 (3 runs) Pakistan 193/4 (RR: 4.70)
Misbah-ul-Haq    37* (53b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-0-24-1
Shoaib Malik    8* (9b 1x4)      Rubel Hossain    8-0-47-1

41.1

Elias Sunny to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets forward and drops this one down to cover

41.2

Elias Sunny to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, down the throat of long-on! Tossed up on middle, he makes a bit of room and tries to slam it down the ground but miscues it to Farhad (substitute), easily taken, that's the first ODI wicket for Sunny

Misbah-ul-Haq c sub (Farhad Reza) b Elias Sunny 37 (95m 55b 1x4 0x6) SR: 67.27

41.3

Elias Sunny to Shahid Afridi, no run, quiet start for Afridi, defended on the front foot

41.4

Elias Sunny to Shahid Afridi, SIX, one ball was enough to warm up, he makes a lot of room and chips down the track and lofts just over the rope at long-off

41.5

Elias Sunny to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, forces it to the on side

41.6

Elias Sunny to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, stays back and punches him down to long-on

Robert: "Just read what Swann said about ODIS , and comments from people, have to agree with Swann why 7 ODIS ,yet they play 2 20-20 why not 3?always seem to end up with a drawn series, so 5 ODIS and 3 T20 matches would be a better approach, people can call Swann a whinger, yet there are not to many that want to play 3 forms of the game why, because the IPL has made it even harder, so yes why play 7 ODIS seems a little senseless."

End of over 42 (8 runs) Pakistan 201/5 (RR: 4.78)
Shoaib Malik    9* (10b 1x4)      Elias Sunny    7-0-46-1
Shahid Afridi    7* (3b 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-0-24-1

42.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, stays back and punches it to long-on

42.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, no big hit, knocks it towards square leg

42.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Shoaib Malik, no run, sharp turn and he angles it to point

42.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, knocks it towards point and sets off for a quick single

42.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, no run, another quiet forward defence

42.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Shahid Afridi, no run, gives Shakib respect again by getting forward to defend

Shahid: "@Ishtiaq. Mudassar Nazar of Pakistan had played 122, scored 2653 runs but no 100 like Misbah."

End of over 43 (3 runs) Pakistan 204/5 (RR: 4.74)
Shahid Afridi    8* (6b 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-0-27-1
Shoaib Malik    11* (13b 1x4)      Elias Sunny    7-0-46-1

43.1

Shafiul Islam to Shoaib Malik, no run, punches it straight back to the bowler who flings the ball to the keeper, Malik was lucky he wasn't in the way

43.2

Shafiul Islam to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, he opens the face and steers it to third man, over to Afridi again

43.3

Shafiul Islam to Shahid Afridi, 1 wide, wanted to bowl the slower ball but he ended up spraying it too wide outside off

43.3

Shafiul Islam to Shahid Afridi, no run, Dropped Afridi has a life, Afridi checks his shot and ends up lobbing it to the bowler, Shafiul didn't see ready to take it in his follow through, gets a hand to it but spills it on the dive

43.4

Shafiul Islam to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, gets beside the line and steers it to the off side

43.5

Shafiul Islam to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, he crashed that, full and wide outside off and he picks the gap at the covers, the quick outfield does the rest, the sweeper dives in vain

43.6

Shafiul Islam to Shoaib Malik, no run, clips it to the on side

End of over 44 (7 runs) Pakistan 211/5 (RR: 4.79)
Shoaib Malik    16* (17b 2x4)      Shafiul Islam    9-0-38-1
Shahid Afridi    9* (8b 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-0-27-1

44.1

Abdur Razzak to Shahid Afridi, SIX, clean hit! Makes a bit of room and gives him the charge, picks it from the middle stump and sends it whistling over the sight screen

44.2

Abdur Razzak to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, makes room and squeezes it out to the off side

44.3

Abdur Razzak to Shoaib Malik, 1 wide, slips it wide down the leg side

44.3

Abdur Razzak to Shoaib Malik, no run

44.4

Abdur Razzak to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, comes down the pitch and pushes it to long-on

44.5

Abdur Razzak to Shahid Afridi, no run, makes room and crashes it to Tamim at cover

44.6

Abdur Razzak to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, smacks a low full toss down to long-off

End of over 45 (11 runs) Pakistan 222/5 (RR: 4.93)
Shahid Afridi    18* (12b 2x6)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-45-1
Shoaib Malik    17* (19b 2x4)      Shafiul Islam    9-0-38-1

45.1

Rubel Hossain to Shoaib Malik, OUT, Malik tries to get too cheeky, he tries to dab a slower delivery down to third man but ends up getting a big outside edge, no problem for Rahim, the umpire took a bit of time to raise the finger, it was obvious

Shoaib Malik c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Rubel Hossain 17 (32m 20b 2x4 0x6) SR: 85.00

45.2

Rubel Hossain to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, stays at the crease and steers it down to point

45.3

Rubel Hossain to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, criminal, fine leg's up and he fires it on the pads at the pace Afridi likes, a gentle flick is enough to send it racing to fine leg

45.4

Rubel Hossain to Shahid Afridi, no run, good comeback by the bowler, bangs it in short and fizzes on Afridi, he arches backwards and shapes to upper cut it but misses

45.5

Rubel Hossain to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, slower ball and flicked to the deep for a single

45.6

Rubel Hossain to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, Sarfraz gets a bouncer straight up, good one to the new batsman, he negotiates well by ducking under it

Eusha: 'My office is just outside the stadium! Could hear the roar after the Afridi sixes! :) My heart's in the stadium. My body is in here in the office. I love cricket."

End of over 46 (6 runs) Pakistan 228/6 (RR: 4.95)
Sarfraz Ahmed    1* (2b)      Rubel Hossain    9-0-53-2
Shahid Afridi    23* (15b 1x4 2x6)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-45-1

46.1

Abdur Razzak to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, low full toss outside off he punches it down to long-off

46.2

Abdur Razzak to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, comes forward and drives it down to sweeper cover

46.3

Abdur Razzak to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, full and drilled down to wide long-on

46.4

Abdur Razzak to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, sprays it down the leg side and he sweeps, fine leg mops up

46.5

Abdur Razzak to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, chance for a run-out! Afridi squirts it to the on side and there's hesitation in the running, Sarfraz was miles out of his crease, Rahim picks up and takes aim but misses

46.6

Abdur Razzak to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, squirts one to the on side

End of over 47 (6 runs) Pakistan 234/6 (RR: 4.97)
Sarfraz Ahmed    4* (5b)      Abdur Razzak    9-0-51-1
Shahid Afridi    26* (18b 1x4 2x6)      Rubel Hossain    9-0-53-2

47.1

Rubel Hossain to Sarfraz Ahmed, 4 leg byes, Rubel drifts down the leg side, easily nudged off the pads, beats the keeper and fine leg was nowhere to be seen

47.2

Rubel Hossain to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, turns his wrists and picks a single to long-on

47.3

Rubel Hossain to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, shapes to club it over the on side, mistimes it over square leg

47.4

Rubel Hossain to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, bouncer rears up on him but he does well to drop it down to the off side

47.5

Rubel Hossain to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, slower ball, he pushes it down to extra cover

47.6

Rubel Hossain to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, short again and pulled away down to deep square leg

End of over 48 (9 runs) Pakistan 243/6 (RR: 5.06)
Sarfraz Ahmed    7* (9b)      Rubel Hossain    10-0-58-2
Shahid Afridi    28* (20b 1x4 2x6)      Abdur Razzak    9-0-51-1

48.1

Abdur Razzak to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it down to cover

48.2

Abdur Razzak to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, clears the back leg and ploughs it down to long-on

48.3

Abdur Razzak to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, miscues the slog but it lands safely at midwicket

48.4

Abdur Razzak to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, he fires it flat and Afridi gives room and whams it down to long-on, good mopping up at the boundary

48.5

Abdur Razzak to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, opens the face and steers it to third man

48.6

Abdur Razzak to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, makes room and clubs a low full toss to wide long-on, once again good fielding at the boundary by Mahmudullah

End of over 49 (7 runs) Pakistan 250/6 (RR: 5.10)
Shahid Afridi    32* (23b 1x4 2x6)      Abdur Razzak    10-0-58-1
Sarfraz Ahmed    10* (12b)      Rubel Hossain    10-0-58-2

250 up

49.1

Shafiul Islam to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, swivels and pulls along the ground to deep midwicket, they could have taken two but Afridi wants the strike

49.2

Shafiul Islam to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, poor judgement by the fielder, Afridi smacks a full toss down to wide long-off, Rubel ran to his left but over-ran and couldn't stop the ball

49.3

Shafiul Islam to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, makes room and Afridi times this one better, finds the big gap at deep extra cover

49.4

Shafiul Islam to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, short and he miscues the pull, lands safely at deep midwicket

49.5

Shafiul Islam to Shahid Afridi, OUT, the slower ball foxes him, he clears the back leg and tries to heave him over the on side, top edge and Mahmudullah runs to short point and takes the catch

Shahid Afridi c Mahmudullah b Shafiul Islam 42 (35m 27b 3x4 2x6) SR: 155.55

49.6

Shafiul Islam to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, fullish and pushed to the on side

So this score proves what was predicted at the start, that this pitch would have more runs in it than the two other games. The batsmen did have to graft it out a lot against the spinners and Pakistan did well to get to this score. Tough challenge ahead for Bangladesh. Especially against the spinners. Join us in about half an hour.

Correction: It was Mahmudullah who took the catch to dismiss Afridi. Not Rahim. Apologies.

End of over 50 (12 runs) Pakistan 262/7
Sarfraz Ahmed    12* (14b)      Shafiul Islam    10-0-50-2
Sohail Tanvir    0* (0b)      Abdur Razzak    10-0-58-1
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Nasir Hossain prepares to play an aggressive stroke, Bangladesh v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Mirpur, December 3, 2011

Nasir Hossain prepares to play an aggressive stroke

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Nasir Hossain celebrates his maiden ODI century, Bangladesh v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Mirpur, December 3, 2011

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