Kitply Cup, 1st Match: Bangladesh v Pakistan at Dhaka, Jun 8, 2008
Kitply Cup - 1st match
Pakistan won by 70 runs
8 June 2008 - day/night match (50-over match)
9.1

Dolar Mahmud to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, almost gets a wicket off his first ball. The joy and then the agony. Short of length, outside off stump and Akmal went hard at it, the ball came on slow to him and he got a nick past the off stump

9.2

Dolar Mahmud to Kamran Akmal, no run, fuller, on the middle and driven to mid-on. Rahim, the 'keeper, shouts words for the encouragement to the debutant.

9.3

Dolar Mahmud to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, lovely shot from Akmal. Sid Ravindran, writing the bulletin and sitting next to me, purrs like a cat in excitement. It was a tad short of length and Akmal stood tall to punch it off the back foot through covers.

9.4

Dolar Mahmud to Kamran Akmal, no run, leans forward to turn to the leg side

9.5

Dolar Mahmud to Kamran Akmal, no run, length delivery outside off stump, pushed to cover point

9.6

Dolar Mahmud to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, full and outside off stump, holding its line, Akmal slices it off the thickish outside edge to third man.

Pakistan 58/0   Dolar Mahmud 1-0-7-0
11.1

Dolar Mahmud to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, bangs it in short as he sees Akmal walk down the track and its pulled past square leg

11.2

Dolar Mahmud to Salman Butt, FOUR, fullish, on the middle and leg, whipped past square leg. Wrong line from the young man, who bowls mediumpace.

11.3

Dolar Mahmud to Salman Butt, no run, lands it on a nagging length, around off and middle, denying Salman any room that he desires, and pushed to the off side

11.4

Dolar Mahmud to Salman Butt, 1 run, a tad short of length and whipped past square leg

11.5

Dolar Mahmud to Kamran Akmal, no run, elegant straight drive from Akmal, the bowler lunges to his right, misses the ball which crashes into the sticks at the other end

11.6

Dolar Mahmud to Kamran Akmal, OUT, Sharp acrobatic catch from Rahim, the keeper. It was full, outside off stump and Akmal, rooted to the crease, drove hard and got a thick outside edge. The ball was traveling really fast to right of Rahim who dived to pluck it safely.

Kamran Akmal c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Dolar Mahmud 25 (54m 27b 2x4 1x6) SR: 92.59

Pakistan 75/1   Dolar Mahmud 2-0-13-1
13.1

Dolar Mahmud to Salman Butt, 1 run, short of length, on the hips, turned to the leg side for a single.

13.2

Dolar Mahmud to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, slightly short of length, punched to covers and there could have been another run out as Shahriar Nafees pulls of a fine diving stop to his left at covers but couldn't pick the ball cleanly and release it early and Yousuf scrambles back home.

13.3

Dolar Mahmud to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, uppish on drive for a boundary. Yousuf went through the line, ball stopping on him a touch and it flew to the right of the bowler, past the non-striker

13.4

Dolar Mahmud to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, short delivery and Yousuf swivels off the front foot to pull it over midwicket

13.5

Dolar Mahmud to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs, straying down leg side and Yousuf picks it up to left of long leg for couple of runs

13.6

Dolar Mahmud to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, another one that stops on Yousuf a touch and he gets a inside edge on to the pads as he tries to drive on the up.

Pakistan 88/2   Dolar Mahmud 3-0-24-1
15.1

Dolar Mahmud to Salman Butt, 1 run, fullish, outside off stump, Butt shapes to drive and as is his wont , that bottom hand works over time but he goes a tad hard at this one and gets an inside edge t o the leg side

15.2

Dolar Mahmud to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, cuts in sharply from outside off stump, Yousuf leans across to defend and is struck just outside off

15.3

Dolar Mahmud to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, fuller, just outside off and Yousuf leans forward to defend

15.4

Dolar Mahmud to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, full and outside off, pushed to the off side

15.5

Dolar Mahmud to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, charges down the track, Dolar drags back the length a touch and Yousuf gets an inside edge on his heave and it rolls to midwicket

15.6

Dolar Mahmud to Salman Butt, 1 run, short of length, on the middle and off, turned past square leg

Pakistan 96/2   Dolar Mahmud 4-0-27-1
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