ICC World Twenty20 - 12th match, Group D

Bangladesh v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)

Time to start. Mohammad Hafeez to kick things off. Ashraful to open. Tamim to face

Jawad: "I struggle to follow logic in Razzaq's exclusion and Arfat's inclusion from the team doesn't make sense. What wrong has Razzaq done to be dropped from the team?"

Ali Farooqui: "Yasir Arafat's inclusion makes sense. He's probably one of the sharpest outfielders Pakistan has at the moment. Now if he can just make himself useful with the ball."

Ben: "Seems odd to choose to bat in a game where net run rate is such a big consideration. Surely you would want to chase, so that you would know exactly what needs to be done?"

Phani: "I don't understand why Bangla opted for batting considering rain and also they get to know in how many overs they need to chase the target if they bowl first. Strategical mistake." Not the first person to say that

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7.00pm toss Bangladesh have won the toss and decided to bat. Abul Hasan is in the side, the seamer, in place of the left-arm spinner Elias Sunny. Hafeez feels his seamers will get some assistance from the track here. No changes for Pakistan.

Won't be a surprise if the side that wins the toss decides to bowl, says Simon Doull at the pitch report. Sticking to rain, Sidharth Monga has this on why T20 cricket needs a different rain-rule than the one in place currently.

It's not just a must-win game for Bangladesh, they need to win big. Mushfiqur Rahim's quite confident, and Mohammad Hafeez has warned against any complacency from Pakistan.

6.50pm Welcome all to the coverage of this final Group Game of the World T20, between Pakistan and Bangladesh in Pallekele. A few drops of rain in a region that hasn't seen much rain in recent months, but all good for the time being as far as the match is concerned.

0.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, round the wicket, angling in towards middle and off, plays straight but the ball turns to take the outside edge past point

0.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, Ashraful steps outside the line to sweep that square but misses

0.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, gets forward and drops that into the off side

0.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, goes hard at that one, bowled flat outside off and it turns in just a hint, swept over the square leg fielder for a boundary

0.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, the slog-sweep this time, in front of square, over midwicket for a couple of runs, Saeed Ajmal runs across in the deep to his left and cuts it off

0.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, flat on the off, gets forward and pushes it back down the pitch

End of over 1 (7 runs) Bangladesh 7/0 (RR: 7.00)
Mohammad Ashraful    6* (5b 1x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-7-0
Tamim Iqbal    1* (1b)     

Tanvir runs in

1.1

Sohail Tanvir to Tamim Iqbal, (no ball) 1 run, oversteps, pitched on a length on the off, pushes it past midwicket for a single, time for a freehit

Tanvir goes round the wicket to Ashraful

1.1

Sohail Tanvir to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, scooped for four, gets across, well outside off and picks it neatly over short fine leg for a boundary

1.2

Sohail Tanvir to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, goodish length outside off, gets forward and chops it towards point

1.3

Sohail Tanvir to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, pushed it fuller outside off and Ashraful mistimes a drive back to the bowler

1.4

Sohail Tanvir to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, some away swing for Tanvir, knocks that one down in front of point for a quick single

There is a slip in place

1.5

Sohail Tanvir to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, shortish outside off and Ashraful tried to cut that through point, good bounce for the bowler and it just goes past the outside edge

1.6

Sohail Tanvir to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, nicely bowled again, more swing for Tanvir, short of a good length and it nips away, tries to chop that one but misses

End of over 2 (6 runs) Bangladesh 13/0 (RR: 6.50)
Mohammad Ashraful    10* (11b 2x4)      Sohail Tanvir    1-0-6-0
Tamim Iqbal    2* (2b)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-7-0

Gul comes on to bowl, a widish slip in place

2.1

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, lands on a good length on the off, pushes it back down the pitch

2.2

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, Bangladesh have begun confidently here, short of a length and it's pulled through midwicket for a boundary, got back quickly to dispatch that

2.3

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, 5 wides, wayward delivery. Tamim charged out of the crease to smash that over the infield on the off side but missed, was too wide from him and it swung away further, and neither keeper nor slip got behind it

2.3

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, lovely comeback, shortish but nipped back in from the off stump, Tamim tried to punch that belatedly over midwicket, missed

2.4

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, shortish outside off, flirts with that one, was looking to open the face but it sped past the bat

2.5

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, slashed away hard, width, more than the previous delivery, and he cashed in, smacking it hard over point for four more

2.6

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, good stuff from Tamim, Gul holds it back further, drops it short on the off and Tamim swings that one hard over midwicket for a boundary

End of over 3 (17 runs) Bangladesh 30/0 (RR: 10.00)
Tamim Iqbal    14* (8b 3x4)      Umar Gul    1-0-17-0
Mohammad Ashraful    10* (11b 2x4)      Sohail Tanvir    1-0-6-0

3.1

Sohail Tanvir to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, inside edge and four, Ashraful charges out of the crease to send that length ball over the leg-side field but it was a touch too wide, nevertheless, he got an inside edge to beat fine leg for four

3.2

Sohail Tanvir to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, that one swung in, was much straighter and Ashraful stepped out trying to repeat the shot but missed, and the middle stump was knocked back

Mohammad Ashraful b Sohail Tanvir 14 (16m 13b 3x4 0x6) SR: 107.69

A slip in place for Tanvir. Shakib is the new man.

3.3

Sohail Tanvir to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 wide, slides that one down the leg side first up and it's called a wide

3.3

Sohail Tanvir to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short of a good length on the off, defends it watchfully into the leg side from the crease

3.4

Sohail Tanvir to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, dropped it shorter on middle, Shakib tried to swing that over square leg but missed, struck on the arm

3.5

Sohail Tanvir to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, pitches that on a length and he picks that high over extra cover for a couple of runs

3.6

Sohail Tanvir to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, hitting the ball hard there, on target on middle and off, Shakib gets behind that and knocks it in front of the bowler

End of over 4 (7 runs) Bangladesh 37/1 (RR: 9.25)
Shakib Al Hasan    2* (4b)      Sohail Tanvir    2-0-13-1
Tamim Iqbal    14* (8b 3x4)      Umar Gul    1-0-17-0

Hafeez is back

4.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, uppish but in the gap, shortish outside off, turns away and he handles it well, gets on the back foot and cuts it wide of the diving point for a boundary

4.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, short on the leg stump, whips it hard behind square off the back foot, stylishly done and it fetches him another four

4.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, gets forward and works that towards square leg for a single

4.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, floating it on middle, drives that into the leg side for a single

4.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, gets on the back foot and punches that to mid-on for one more

4.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, shortish on the off, gets back and pushes that to mid-off for a single

End of over 5 (12 runs) Bangladesh 49/1 (RR: 9.80)
Shakib Al Hasan    4* (6b)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-19-0
Tamim Iqbal    24* (12b 5x4)      Sohail Tanvir    2-0-13-1

5.1

Sohail Tanvir to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, gets back and chops it towards point

5.2

Sohail Tanvir to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, picks the gap between point and backward point, short and it's easy pickings, cuts it crisply into that gap for a boundary

5.3

Sohail Tanvir to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, Shakib is on the attack, short and it's dispatched with ease past cover, width, room and he doesn't waste the chance

5.4

Sohail Tanvir to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, three in a row, Shakib being cheeky this time, angling on the pads and he delicately turns it down to the fine-leg boundary

5.5

Sohail Tanvir to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, Run-out, pushed towards mid-on, Tamim called for the single but Shakib sent him back, Tamim, on the way back, lost his balance, slipped and Hafeez didn't risk throwing the ball, ran towards the non-striker's end and dislodged the bails to find Tamim miles short

Tamim Iqbal run out 24 (28m 12b 5x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

5.6

Sohail Tanvir to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, uppish but just short, pitched up and that was struck straight to mid-on but it got to him on the bounce

Mushfiqur comes in, Tamim was looking good but will his wicket now affect the momentum?

End of over 6 (12 runs) Bangladesh 61/2 (RR: 10.16)
Shakib Al Hasan    16* (12b 3x4)      Sohail Tanvir    3-0-25-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (0b)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-19-0

Afridi comes into the attack now

6.1

Shahid Afridi to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, Mushfiqur defends that towards point, HAfeez runs in and throws at stumps at the non-striker's end but Shakib has made it back

6.2

Shahid Afridi to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, dabs that one wide of Gul at cover for a single

Round the wicket to Shakib

6.3

Shahid Afridi to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, on middle and off, pushes that past the bowler for a single

6.4

Shahid Afridi to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 wide, slips that one down the leg side and it's called a wide

6.4

Shahid Afridi to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, well fielded at point, short outside off and it was cut well but the point fielder threw himself to his left to keep them down to just a single, Hafeez it was

6.5

Shahid Afridi to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, slightly short on the off, gets back and punches it to the left to Afridi, no single on offer

6.6

Shahid Afridi to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, fires it flat on leg stump and that's whipped straight to short fine

End of over 7 (4 runs) Bangladesh 65/2 (RR: 9.28)
Shakib Al Hasan    17* (15b 3x4)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-4-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    2* (3b)      Sohail Tanvir    3-0-25-1

Hafeez to bowl

7.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, flattish on the off, gets across and pushes it back to the bowler

7.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, nicely played, moves back and cuts it through point into the deep for a couple of runs

7.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Mushfiqur Rahim, SIX, a flat six, nicely done by Mushfiqur, floated it outside off, got across and swept it hard over the deep midwicket boundary, powerfully struck, went hard and flat and cleared the ropes by a distance

7.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short on middle, gets on the back foot to turn it to midwicket

7.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, shortish on middle, punched off the back foot to long-on for a single

7.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, leading edge, flat on middle and gets it to turn away, Shakib closes the face a little early and it lands short of extra cover

End of over 8 (9 runs) Bangladesh 74/2 (RR: 9.25)
Shakib Al Hasan    17* (16b 3x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-0-28-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    11* (8b 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-4-0

8.1

Shahid Afridi to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, angling towards middle, gets across and turns it down to short fine

8.2

Shahid Afridi to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, another one nudged towards short fine, no single on offer as Tanvir cuts it off

8.3

Shahid Afridi to Mushfiqur Rahim, 3 runs, Gul dives but can't quite prevent them from taking three, edged as Mushfiqur went for a big drive, Gul dived full length at short fine, to his wrong side, chased, slid and then returned a good throw

8.4

Shahid Afridi to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, fullish on the off and that's been mistimed back to the bowler

8.5

Shahid Afridi to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, an attempted slog-sweep, there is a fielder at deep midwicket and this one's struck straight to him, along the ground

8.6

Shahid Afridi to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, quicker through the air, bowled full on middle and that's been pushed back down the track

End of over 9 (4 runs) Bangladesh 78/2 (RR: 8.66)
Mushfiqur Rahim    14* (12b 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-8-0
Shakib Al Hasan    18* (18b 3x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-0-28-0

Ajmal to bowl now

9.1

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, shortish on the off, turning away, punches that towards deep cover for a single

9.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, closes the face on that one, not sure if it held its line but he got a leading edge towards point

9.3

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, shortish on the off, jabs that one back towards the bowler

9.4

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, superbly cut, shortish outside off and there was a bit more pace on that one, played past the diving point but just for a couple in the end

9.5

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, slower through the air this time, Shakib went for a big sweep and missed, or so we thought. There may have been a faint bottom-edge and it went through Kamran Akmal's legs, four runs

9.6

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, drives that inside out and imparts a good amount of power, was angled towards leg stump and Shakib stepped out to launch that into the gap between deep extra cover and long-off for a one bounce four

End of over 10 (12 runs) Bangladesh 90/2 (RR: 9.00)
Shakib Al Hasan    29* (23b 5x4)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-12-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    15* (13b 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-8-0

A very healthy run-rate, but remember they need to win by 36 runs or more to qualify. Gul returns

10.1

Umar Gul to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, bowled on a good length on the off, pushed towards mid-off on the front foot

10.2

Umar Gul to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, shortish outside off, that's been guided down to third man for a single

10.3

Umar Gul to Shakib Al Hasan, SIX, it's gone the distance, Shakib is not going to let those go, short on the off and it's pulled away hard over the deep midwicket boundary

Change of angle, Gul goes round the wicket

10.4

Umar Gul to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, dispatched again, short and wide, poor follow-up ball, slashed away over point, third man had no chance

10.5

Umar Gul to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, goodish length, comes down the track and cracks that towards long-on for a single

10.6

Umar Gul to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets on the back foot and taps it to point

End of over 11 (12 runs) Bangladesh 102/2 (RR: 9.27)
Mushfiqur Rahim    16* (16b 1x6)      Umar Gul    2-0-29-0
Shakib Al Hasan    40* (26b 6x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-12-0

11.1

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, too close to cut but Shakib still manages to do it well, chopped but to short third man, straight to the fielder

11.2

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, shortish on the off, jabs it back towards the bowler who fumbles to allow them a single

11.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, flighted on the off and that's driven down the ground to long-off for a single

11.4

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, slowed it up considerably and it almost did the trick, Shakib tried to pull that over midwicket but was into the shot too early, got a top edge and it landed safe

11.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 leg bye, turns in from middle, strikes him high on the pads as he tries to play forward

11.6

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, fires it flat outside off, tries to pull but it doesn't bounce as much as he'd like, swings and misses

End of over 12 (4 runs) Bangladesh 106/2 (RR: 8.83)
Shakib Al Hasan    42* (30b 6x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-15-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    17* (18b 1x6)      Umar Gul    2-0-29-0

Arafat runs in

12.1

Yasir Arafat to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, dropped a dolly, one of the easiest catches put down, drops it short and Mushfiqur went for the pull, came onto him a touch too quickly and he got it low on the bat, Tanvir at midwicket, astonishingly, couldn't hold on, had it covered but fluffed it

12.2

Yasir Arafat to Shakib Al Hasan, no run

12.3

Yasir Arafat to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, Shakib's lucky, short on the off and he tries to pull it square, gets a top edge over the keeper's head for a boundary, was the slower bouncer

12.4

Yasir Arafat to Shakib Al Hasan, SIX, Shakib reaches his half-century in style, Arafar drops short outside off and he's played that shot very well today, has no trouble smashing it over the deep midwicket boundary

12.5

Yasir Arafat to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, dropped, but won't be fair to call it that. Excellent effort from Afridi who flings himself to his left at mid-off, one handed, but couldn't hold on. Shakib came down the track and struck that hard

12.6

Yasir Arafat to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, angling in towards middle, fullish and it's clipped straight to midwicket, no run this time

End of over 13 (12 runs) Bangladesh 118/2 (RR: 9.07)
Mushfiqur Rahim    18* (20b 1x6)      Yasir Arafat    1-0-12-0
Shakib Al Hasan    53* (34b 7x4 2x6)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-15-0

The umpires are changing the ball. The Pakistan players have gathered around for a conference of sorts.

13.1

Shahid Afridi to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, shortish on the off, chops that through point into the deep for a single

13.2

Shahid Afridi to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, angling in towards middle, goes on straight, defended into the off side off the back foot

13.3

Shahid Afridi to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 wide, slides that down the leg side, the umpire isn't going to spare those

13.3

Shahid Afridi to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, slower through the air, Mushfiqur spotted it, ended up being a half-tracker, it landed short, he moved back to pull it hard through midwicket

13.4

Shahid Afridi to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, short and wide, cut towards point for a single

13.5

Shahid Afridi to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, the slow legspinner and Shakib pulls that hard to deep midwicket for a single

13.6

Shahid Afridi to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, shortish on the off, rocks back and cracks it to deep cover for one more

End of over 14 (9 runs) Bangladesh 127/2 (RR: 9.07)
Mushfiqur Rahim    24* (24b 1x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-17-0
Shakib Al Hasan    55* (36b 7x4 2x6)      Yasir Arafat    1-0-12-0

14.1

Yasir Arafat to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, length ball on middle and leg, Mushfiqur made room and chipped it over the bowler's head for a single

14.2

Yasir Arafat to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pushes that straight to mid-off, no single taken even though there seemed to be one on offer

14.3

Yasir Arafat to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, slower one bowled on middle, driven towards deep midwicket for a single

14.4

Yasir Arafat to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, Mushfiqur is caught in the deep, short on middle and it's pulled away, high but not middled as well as he would have liked, straight to deep midwicket where Nazir takes a good catch running to his right

Mushfiqur Rahim c Imran Nazir b Yasir Arafat 25 (36m 26b 1x4 1x6) SR: 96.15

The end of a good, attacking stand but Bangladesh need to push on further now

14.5

Yasir Arafat to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, Shakib's looking splendid here, picked the slower ball, came down the pitch and lofted it clean between long-off and deep cover for a one bounce four

14.6

Yasir Arafat to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short outside off and it's dragged back towards the bowler

End of over 15 (6 runs) Bangladesh 133/3 (RR: 8.86)
Shakib Al Hasan    60* (40b 8x4 2x6)      Yasir Arafat    2-0-18-1
Mahmudullah    0* (0b)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-17-0

Mahmudullah to face

15.1

Shahid Afridi to Mahmudullah, no run, pushes it full and it's driven back to the bowler

15.2

Shahid Afridi to Mahmudullah, OUT, Mahmudullah's holed out, tossed up, tempting delivery and Mahmudullah is tempted, tries to launch it over long-on but can't get it past Umar Akmal

Mahmudullah c Umar Akmal b Shahid Afridi 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Nasir Hossain's a good cricketer. Sprightly, spunky allrounder

15.3

Shahid Afridi to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, fires it quick on middle, pushes it past the bowler for a single to get off the mark

15.4

Shahid Afridi to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, fullish on the off and it's driven towards long-on for one more

15.5

Shahid Afridi to Nasir Hossain, no run, beaten as Afridi slowed it up, the conventional legspinner, Nasir played at it and got a thin edge that was dropped by Kamran Akmal, sharp chance put down

15.6

Shahid Afridi to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, survives again as it lands safe in the square-leg region, pulled loosely at that one and got the top edge

End of over 16 (3 runs) Bangladesh 136/4 (RR: 8.50)
Nasir Hossain    2* (3b)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-20-1
Shakib Al Hasan    61* (41b 8x4 2x6)      Yasir Arafat    2-0-18-1

Ajmal is back

16.1

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, shortish on the off, Nasir gets back and punches it back to the bowler

16.2

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, 2 runs, quicker one, short on middle and off and it's pulled wide of long-on for a couple of runs

16.3

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, shortish on the off, gets back and knocks it down into the leg side for a single

16.4

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, fires in a yorker outside off, or its yorker length and it's dug out towards point

16.5

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, shortish on the off, runs that down towards short third man for a single

16.6

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, drives it down to long-on for a single

End of over 17 (6 runs) Bangladesh 142/4 (RR: 8.35)
Shakib Al Hasan    63* (43b 8x4 2x6)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-21-0
Nasir Hossain    6* (7b)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-20-1

Gul returns

17.1

Umar Gul to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, full toss on middle and it's scooped superbly by Shakib, there's Tanvir at fine leg but while he gets across, he can't drag it back in, ends up palming it back onto the ropes

17.2

Umar Gul to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, quick yorker just outside off and Shakib fails to get his bat down in time

17.3

Umar Gul to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tries another scoop and it doesn't quite work out this time, plays it back to Kamran, gets an inside edge onto the pads and it rolls over to Kamran. Gul has a thing or two to say to Shakib for his audacity

17.4

Umar Gul to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, struck hard towards mid-off, low full toss and it's driven hard and Umar Akmal misfields it to concede a couple of runs

17.5

Umar Gul to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, poor line from Umar Gul, lands full on the pads and it's flicked away with ease, lands just inside the ropes, Bangladesh have gone past 150

17.6

Umar Gul to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, Another poor delivery, too full, Shakib dances down the pitch and converts that into the a full toss to smack it past extra cover

End of over 18 (14 runs) Bangladesh 156/4 (RR: 8.66)
Shakib Al Hasan    77* (49b 11x4 2x6)      Umar Gul    3-0-43-0
Nasir Hossain    6* (7b)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-21-0

This onslaught has meant that Pakistan will now have to score at least six-an-over in their chase

18.1

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, Ajmal drops that a little short outside off, guided behind point where Gul's a little slow to get to it, but just a single in the end

18.2

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, fires that quick on leg stump from round the wicket, drives it wide of long-on for a couple of runs

18.3

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, 3 runs, scoops that one past short fine, angling towards middle and gets it past Jamshed, who gives chase and ultimately drags it back in, but three more

18.4

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, 1 leg bye, comes down the track and tries to close the face, it clips the pad and Nasir races down to the other end

18.5

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, drives that one down to long-off for a single

18.6

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, had made room for himself but Ajmal stilled floated it wide of the off stump, the result: creamed over extra cover for four more

End of over 19 (12 runs) Bangladesh 168/4 (RR: 8.84)
Nasir Hossain    11* (10b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    4-0-32-0
Shakib Al Hasan    83* (52b 11x4 2x6)      Umar Gul    3-0-43-0

Arafat to bowl the final over

19.1

Yasir Arafat to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, slower one bowled short outside off and it's slapped towards deep cover for a single

19.2

Yasir Arafat to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, makes room and Arafat chases him, is accurate, landing it in the blockhole outside leg, he digs it out into the leg side for a single

19.3

Yasir Arafat to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, slow full toss on the off and Shakib times it well but not well enough to clear long-off, lofts it straight to Umar Akmal, the umpire wants to check if Yasir overstepped, and whether the ball was over waist high. The replays show all was clean. Shakib has to go

Shakib Al Hasan c Umar Akmal b Yasir Arafat 84 (71m 54b 11x4 2x6) SR: 155.55

An excellent innings from Shakib, has given his team a fighting chance here.

Ziaur Rehman to bat

19.4

Yasir Arafat to Ziaur Rahman, 1 run, fullish on middle, driven towards long-on for a single

19.5

Yasir Arafat to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, a boundary, shortish outside off, cuts it away over point for a boundary, made some room while simultaneously taking a couple of steps forward

19.6

Yasir Arafat to Nasir Hossain, OUT, bowled'im, made too much room this time and failed to reach a straight delivery to be bowled

Nasir Hossain b Yasir Arafat 16 (21m 13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 123.07

Pakistan need 140 to qualify. They'll back themselves to get it, but Bangladesh have given themselves a chance here. Pakistan's batting came good against New Zealand. Can they remain consistent? That's the key. Sidharth Monga is updating the report as I type. Do check it out in just a bit. Shakib has set up an interesting chase. Alex Winter will take you through it. Cheers. Join us soon.

End of over 20 (7 runs) Bangladesh 175/6
     Yasir Arafat    3-0-25-3
Ziaur Rahman    1* (1b)      Saeed Ajmal    4-0-32-0
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Imran Nazir scored 72 off 36 balls, Bangladesh v Pakistan, World Twenty20 2012, Group D, Pallekele, September 25, 2012

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