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)
0.1

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on target, just outside off stump and left alone by Tamim

0.2

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, lands on a length, on the leg and middle line, tucked behind square leg

0.3

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, beaten outside off. It cut away from the stumps and he pushed at it

0.4

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, kicks up from short of length, jabbed to backward point

Two slips in place

0.5

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, short of length and this time moving towards the hips, clipped to long leg for a single

0.6

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, fuller, on the middle and leg, tries to on drive and gets a leading edge to the off side

End of over 1 (3 runs) Bangladesh 3/0 (231 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 4.71)

    • Shahriar Nafees 2 (4b)
    • Tamim Iqbal 1 (2b)
    • Umar Gul 1-0-3-0
1.1

Sohail Tanvir to Tamim Iqbal, no run, outside the off stump and is left alone. Tanvir was the star of the IPL. That whirring arms at release like fan blades and a nagging line and length, cutting one out and bringing the other in had the batsmen guessing.

1.2

Sohail Tanvir to Tamim Iqbal, 1 wide, strays down the leg side

1.2

Sohail Tanvir to Tamim Iqbal, no run, beaten outside off. In the zone and Tamim drives inside the line

1.3

Sohail Tanvir to Tamim Iqbal, no run

1.4

Sohail Tanvir to Tamim Iqbal, no run, probing delivery outside off, Tamim thinks about playing a shot before withdrawing his bat out of the line

1.5

Sohail Tanvir to Tamim Iqbal, no run, this one comes in from outside off and driven past the bowler to the right of mid-on fielder

1.6

Sohail Tanvir to Tamim Iqbal, no run, outside off and left alone. Good tight over, barring that wide down leg. Tanvir is on target here

End of over 2 (1 run) Bangladesh 4/0 (230 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 6.05)

    • Tamim Iqbal 1 (8b)
    • Shahriar Nafees 2 (4b)
    • Sohail Tanvir 1-0-1-0
    • Umar Gul 1-0-3-0
2.1

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, full and angling away , left alone

2.2

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, almost dragged on to the stumps. It was on the off stump, no room but Nafees tries to cut it and gets an inside edge.

2.3

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, on a length, on the middle and leg, mistimes a drive and nicks it on to his pad

2.4

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, another edge. This one was full and on middle and leg line, he tried to drive across the line, got a leading edge and it landed past the non-striker. Neither the bowler or the mid-off fielder had any chance, though

2.5

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, cuts in to the batsman, gets past the prod and thuds into the thigh pad

2.6

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short of length, slanting across, pushed to point

End of over 3 (maiden) Bangladesh 4/0 (230 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 1.33, RRR: 6.21)

    • Shahriar Nafees 2 (10b)
    • Tamim Iqbal 1 (8b)
    • Umar Gul 2-1-3-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 1-0-1-0
3.1

Sohail Tanvir to Tamim Iqbal, no run

3.2

Sohail Tanvir to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, short of length, outside off stump and steered through point

Just reminding you, it's a 40-over game. Ignore the header at the scorecard.

3.3

Sohail Tanvir to Tamim Iqbal, 1 wide, goes down leg side

3.3

Sohail Tanvir to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, nice crashing cover drive. Full pitched outside off stump and he leaned across, got down on his knee to unfurl a full blooded drive. Fab shot that.

3.4

Sohail Tanvir to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, short of length, skids in from outside off stump, punched to the off side

One slip and short cover in

3.5

Sohail Tanvir to Shahriar Nafees, no run, in the zone outside off, left alone and Akmal shouts words of encouragement to Tanvir.

3.6

Sohail Tanvir to Shahriar Nafees, no run, on a length, around off, pushed to mid-off.

End of over 4 (8 runs) Bangladesh 12/0 (222 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 6.16)

    • Shahriar Nafees 2 (12b)
    • Tamim Iqbal 8 (12b 1x4)
    • Sohail Tanvir 2-0-9-0
    • Umar Gul 2-1-3-0
4.1

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, tight line and length and he can only push it to mid-off

4.2

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, 3 runs, fuller, on middle and leg, worked through midwicket and they run really hard to come back for the third run.

4.3

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, again drifts to the pads and this time whipped to deep square leg region.

4.4

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, 1 wide, hurls across a bouncer and the square-leg umpire reckons, rightly, that it's too high

4.4

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, fuller, outside off stump, slashed to wide third man

4.5

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, drifts to the leg side now , turned to Tanvir at long leg.

4.6

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, tries to drive on the up - not the pitch for that kind of a stroke - and mistimes it towards mid-off

End of over 5 (10 runs) Bangladesh 22/0 (212 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 4.40, RRR: 6.05)

    • Shahriar Nafees 7 (15b 1x4)
    • Tamim Iqbal 12 (15b 1x4)
    • Umar Gul 3-1-13-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 2-0-9-0
5.1

Sohail Tanvir to Tamim Iqbal, no run, comes in with the angle, defended to the on side

5.2

Sohail Tanvir to Tamim Iqbal, no run, leans across to defend a length delivery to covers

5.3

Sohail Tanvir to Tamim Iqbal, no run, swing and a miss. Another length delivery outside off, he tries to carve it over the off side, bat meets air and ball flies to the 'keeper

5.4

Sohail Tanvir to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, Full pitched outside off and that's his zone; cover drive on a bent knee. Eye-catching

5.5

Sohail Tanvir to Tamim Iqbal, no run, leans forward to drive to short cover

5.6

Sohail Tanvir to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, on a length, just outside off stump, dabbed to third man for a single

End of over 6 (5 runs) Bangladesh 27/0 (207 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 6.08)

    • Tamim Iqbal 17 (21b 2x4)
    • Shahriar Nafees 7 (15b 1x4)
    • Sohail Tanvir 3-0-14-0
    • Umar Gul 3-1-13-0
6.1

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, 1 wide, tries a slower one but slips it wide down leg side

6.1

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, leans forward to drive to mid-off

6.2

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, gets forward to the pitch of a really full pitched delivery and drives it to left of the diving Malik at mid-off. 202 to win now

6.3

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the off stump, off a length and edges his drive on to the pad. Afridi is warming up.

6.4

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the middle and leg, worked to midwicket region

6.5

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of length, kicks up on the middle, dabbed to point

6.6

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, length delivery around the off stump, driven to mid-off.

End of over 7 (5 runs) Bangladesh 32/0 (202 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 4.57, RRR: 6.12)

    • Tamim Iqbal 21 (27b 3x4)
    • Shahriar Nafees 7 (15b 1x4)
    • Umar Gul 4-1-18-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 3-0-14-0
7.1

Sohail Tanvir to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, short of length, skids on towards off and middle, goes back to tap it close on the leg side and they rush across for a quick single

7.2

Sohail Tanvir to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, short of length, outside off stump, slashed to third man

7.3

Sohail Tanvir to Shahriar Nafees, no run, slower one outside off stump, left alone

7.4

Sohail Tanvir to Shahriar Nafees, no run

7.5

Sohail Tanvir to Shahriar Nafees, no run, beaten on the cut outside off. A tad short in length but it came in to cramp him up.

7.6

Sohail Tanvir to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, similar delivery but this time he doesn't go for the cut but opens the bat-face and runs it down to right of third man

End of over 8 (3 runs) Bangladesh 35/0 (199 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 4.37, RRR: 6.21)

    • Shahriar Nafees 9 (20b 1x4)
    • Tamim Iqbal 22 (28b 3x4)
    • Sohail Tanvir 4-0-17-0
    • Umar Gul 4-1-18-0

Powerplay 2 on. Wahab Riaz, the left-arm bowler, in operation now

8.1

Wahab Riaz to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short of length, well outside off stump, cut and a miss

Nadal has thrashed Federer in the final. 6-1, 6-3, 6-0.What a wallop!

8.2

Wahab Riaz to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short of length, outside off stump, steered to point

8.3

Wahab Riaz to Shahriar Nafees, OUT, Wahab strikes in his first over. Full, outside off, shaping away, Nafees tries to drive through covers and gets a thick edge through to Akmal

Shahriar Nafees c †Kamran Akmal b Wahab Riaz 9 (40m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 39.13

8.4

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, on a length, on the off stump, pushed to extra cover

8.5

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, on the middle and leg, length delivery and Ash tries to swing it to the leg side, misses and is hit on the pad

8.6

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, fuller, on the middle, Ash brings his bat down to defend to leg side

End of over 9 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 35/1 (199 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 3.88, RRR: 6.41)

    • Mohammad Ashraful 0 (3b)
    • Tamim Iqbal 22 (28b 3x4)
    • Wahab Riaz 1-1-0-1
    • Sohail Tanvir 4-0-17-0
9.1

Sohail Tanvir to Tamim Iqbal, no run, leans forward to push a full delivery to left of mid-on

9.2

Sohail Tanvir to Tamim Iqbal, no run, slower one with loop in the air as Tamim creams it to cover where Younis does the fielding

9.3

Sohail Tanvir to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, outside the off stump, Tamim gets onto the backfoot and opens the face of the bat to run it down to third man for a single

9.4

Sohail Tanvir to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, Ash is like a cat on the hot tin roof because he wants to get off the mark as soon as possible and is struck on the pads

9.5

Sohail Tanvir to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, well now thats a bouncer, which hits him flush on the grill of the helmet

9.6

Sohail Tanvir to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, outside the off stump, Ash jabs it to third man for a single

End of over 10 (2 runs) Bangladesh 37/1 (197 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 3.70, RRR: 6.56)

    • Mohammad Ashraful 1 (6b)
    • Tamim Iqbal 23 (31b 3x4)
    • Sohail Tanvir 5-0-19-0
    • Wahab Riaz 1-1-0-1
10.1

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short on the off stump, Ash looks to pull it away but cant get it past the fielder at midwicket

10.2

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, now goes to the off side as he gives fielding practice to cover fieldsman

10.3

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, outside the off stump, Ashraful has a swing and misses it

10.4

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, fuller in length on the middle stump, Ashraful has a defensive tap to mid off and takes a single

10.5

Wahab Riaz to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short outside the off stump, Tamim rocks back and looks to cut it away but misses the line of the delivery completely

10.6

Wahab Riaz to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, fuller on the middle stump, Tamim comes onto the frontfoot and drives it down the ground with minimal fuss and minimal follow through. Looking pretty good is, Tamim

End of over 11 (5 runs) Bangladesh 42/1 (192 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 3.81, RRR: 6.62)

    • Tamim Iqbal 27 (33b 4x4)
    • Mohammad Ashraful 2 (10b)
    • Wahab Riaz 2-1-5-1
    • Sohail Tanvir 5-0-19-0
11.1

Sohail Tanvir to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump again as Ashraful p;ushes it to mid off for a single and is well in time to beat the throw

11.2

Sohail Tanvir to Tamim Iqbal, no run, outside the off stump, Tamim pushes it to point off the backfoot

11.3

Sohail Tanvir to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Tamim cuts it but gets a bottom edge. Ball runs away to third man for a single

11.4

Sohail Tanvir to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, outside the off stump, Ashraful jabs it to third man for another single

11.5

Sohail Tanvir to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, outside the off stump, cut to third man for a single

11.6

Sohail Tanvir to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, on a good length outside the off stump, Ashraful opens the face ever so delicately and runs it down to third man for a single

End of over 12 (5 runs) Bangladesh 47/1 (187 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 3.91, RRR: 6.67)

    • Mohammad Ashraful 5 (13b)
    • Tamim Iqbal 29 (36b 4x4)
    • Sohail Tanvir 6-0-24-0
    • Wahab Riaz 2-1-5-1

Afridi into the attack

12.1

Shahid Afridi to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 wides, begins with a wide delivery down the leg side as it beats Akmal too as the batsmen cross ends

12.1

Shahid Afridi to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on a good length outside the off stump, Tamim lunges forward and pushes it to short third man

12.2

Shahid Afridi to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, Afridi loops it in the air and entices Tamim into playing the drive. Tamim is beaten by the spin and his back leg is in the air, Akmal whips the bails off in a flash. Stumped or is it caught? The official scorers say it's a catch which means he probably got a nick to it as well. Now Afridi has 18 wickets for this calendar year

Tamim Iqbal c †Kamran Akmal b Shahid Afridi 29 (60m 38b 4x4 0x6) SR: 76.31

18 wickets half way into the year is not a bad effort for a partnership breaker and it helps if you have played most of the internationals against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh

12.3

Shahid Afridi to Raqibul Hasan, no run, Afridi has almost got a second one as Raqibul pulls the bat out at the last moment and almost gets a leading edge

12.4

Shahid Afridi to Raqibul Hasan, no run, outside the off stump, Raqibul pushes it to cover on the frontfoot

12.5

Shahid Afridi to Raqibul Hasan, no run, fuller on the leg stump, pushes it back to Afridi

12.6

Shahid Afridi to Raqibul Hasan, no run

End of over 13 (2 runs) Bangladesh 49/2 (185 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 3.76, RRR: 6.85)

    • Raqibul Hasan 0 (4b)
    • Mohammad Ashraful 5 (13b)
    • Shahid Afridi 1-0-2-1
    • Sohail Tanvir 6-0-24-0

Riaz is back into the attack now

13.1

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 wide, begins his new spell with a wide down the leg side

13.1

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, outside the off stump, Ashraful runs it down to third man for a single

13.2

Wahab Riaz to Raqibul Hasan, no run, short on the off stump, left alone by Raqibul

13.3

Wahab Riaz to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, Raqibul drives but gets an outside edge to third man for a single

13.4

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, on a good length on the middle stump, Ashraful stands tall and defends it

13.5

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, strays down the leg stump, but is lucky that it clips the thigh pad on the way

13.6

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, on a good length on the off stump, Ashraful comes onto the frontfoot and defends to cover

End of over 14 (3 runs) Bangladesh 52/2 (182 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 3.71, RRR: 7.00)

    • Mohammad Ashraful 6 (17b)
    • Raqibul Hasan 1 (6b)
    • Wahab Riaz 3-1-8-1
    • Shahid Afridi 1-0-2-1
14.1

Shahid Afridi to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, outside off stump, slashed through the off side

14.2

Shahid Afridi to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, lands outside off stump, turns away, cut to deep point

14.3

Shahid Afridi to Raqibul Hasan, no run

14.4

Shahid Afridi to Raqibul Hasan, no run, beaten outside off, turns away, slower through the air

14.5

Shahid Afridi to Raqibul Hasan, no run

14.6

Shahid Afridi to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, short, spinning away, cut past point

End of over 15 (3 runs) Bangladesh 55/2 (179 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 3.66, RRR: 7.16)

    • Raqibul Hasan 3 (11b)
    • Mohammad Ashraful 7 (18b)
    • Shahid Afridi 2-0-5-1
    • Wahab Riaz 3-1-8-1
15.1

Wahab Riaz to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR, from round the stumps, comes in off a length, slashed off the outer edge to third man boundary

15.2

Wahab Riaz to Raqibul Hasan, no run, hits the deck short of length, jumps in to evade the defensive poke and thuds into ribcage

15.3

Wahab Riaz to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, fuller, on the middle, stays adjacent to the line ,jabs it off the inner edge to the leg side.

15.4

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, bangs it short, outside off, Ash calmly taps it to third man. Nicely played; he just got the bat horizontal and dabbed it away

15.5

Wahab Riaz to Raqibul Hasan, no run, short of length, coming in, defended to the on side

15.6

Wahab Riaz to Raqibul Hasan, 1 wide, bangs it short and it goes down leg side

15.6

Wahab Riaz to Raqibul Hasan, OUT, short of length, outside off, straightening a touch and a bit of bounce, Raqibul doesn't get close to the line and has a flash away from the body and it flew off the bat to Younis at a wide third slip position where he plucks a head-high catch to his left

Raqibul Hasan c Younis Khan b Wahab Riaz 8 (15m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

End of over 16 (7 runs) Bangladesh 62/3 (172 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 3.87, RRR: 7.16)

    • Mohammad Ashraful 8 (19b)
    • Wahab Riaz 4-1-15-2
    • Shahid Afridi 2-0-5-1
16.1

Shahid Afridi to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, flighted delivery loopy and turns away sharply past the defensive prod. Afridi is bowling really well here; mixing up pace and getting some turn

16.2

Shahid Afridi to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

16.3

Shahid Afridi to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, drives to covers

16.4

Shahid Afridi to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, beaten by a super delivery. It was slow through the air, landed on middle and leg and spun sharply past the bat.

16.5

Shahid Afridi to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, gets to the pitch to drive to the off side

16.6

Shahid Afridi to Alok Kapali, no run, quickish leg spin outside off stump, crouches to jab it to the point region.

End of over 17 (1 run) Bangladesh 63/3 (171 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 3.70, RRR: 7.43)

    • Alok Kapali 0 (1b)
    • Mohammad Ashraful 9 (24b)
    • Shahid Afridi 3-0-6-1
    • Wahab Riaz 4-1-15-2

Fawad Alam to bowl.

17.1

Fawad Alam to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, from round the stumps, the left-arm bowler bowls outside off, cut to backward point

17.2

Fawad Alam to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, slow delivery well outside off, cut to deep backward point

17.3

Fawad Alam to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, moves outside left stump, punches to the off side

17.4

Fawad Alam to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, leans forward to drive through wide long-off region

17.5

Fawad Alam to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, well outside off stump, left alone

17.6

Fawad Alam to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, well outside off again, bordering on that wide line, Ash lets it go

End of over 18 (4 runs) Bangladesh 67/3 (167 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 3.72, RRR: 7.59)

    • Mohammad Ashraful 13 (30b)
    • Alok Kapali 0 (1b)
    • Fawad Alam 1-0-4-0
    • Shahid Afridi 3-0-6-1
18.1

Shahid Afridi to Alok Kapali, no run, spins away outside off stump, again big turn, tries to withdraw the bat but it runs off the face of the bat to point region

18.2

Shahid Afridi to Alok Kapali, OUT, Afridi cleans him up with a quickish topspinner. It slid on straight and quick on the off stump line, a surprised Kapali tries to jam the bat down in a hurry but can only edge it back to his stumps. Afridi continues to impress with his variations. His bowling has got better and better these days

Alok Kapali b Shahid Afridi 0 (8m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Some of you who have joined in late are wondering why this is a 40-over game. we had a delayed start due to rain and it was reduced to 40 overs.

18.3

Shahid Afridi to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, outside off stump, dabbed to backward point

18.4

Shahid Afridi to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, beaten by a peachy legspinner and Akmal whips the bails off in a hurry. It was slower through the air, and spits past the outside edge.

18.5

Shahid Afridi to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, loopy delivery on the stumps, jabbed to the leg side

18.6

Shahid Afridi to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, the fuller one, almost yorking him and he just about manages to bring the bat down and get a edge

End of over 19 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 67/4 (167 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 3.52, RRR: 7.95)

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 0 (4b)
    • Mohammad Ashraful 13 (30b)
    • Shahid Afridi 4-1-6-2
    • Fawad Alam 1-0-4-0
19.1

Fawad Alam to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, outside off stump, FAwad doesn't get much turn, driven to long-off

19.2

Fawad Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, full and on the middle, turned to midwicket

19.3

Fawad Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, really short delivery, cut to Misbah at extra cover. He should have put that one away

19.4

Fawad Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, leans forward to drive to long-on

19.5

Fawad Alam to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, from wide of the crease, outside off stump, gets a bottom edge on to the ground and to Akmal

19.6

Fawad Alam to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, dropped by Gul at long-off. Tough chance, though. It was flighted delivery outside off stump, slow through the air and the batsman was early into his lofted drive. Gul ran forward and to his left and dived but couldn't get his palms under the ball in time

End of over 20 (4 runs) Bangladesh 71/4 (163 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 3.55, RRR: 8.15)

    • Mohammad Ashraful 16 (33b)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 1 (7b)
    • Fawad Alam 2-0-8-0
    • Shahid Afridi 4-1-6-2
20.1

Shahid Afridi to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, leans forward to push to the off side

20.2

Shahid Afridi to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, on the middle stump line, turned to the leg side

20.3

Shahid Afridi to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, Afridi thinks Misbah has taken a catch at short cover. Misbah is not sure and suggests to the umpire to consult third umpire. The umpires confer and say not out. It was loopy delivery outside off, driven uppishly towards short cover and Misbah dives forward and the ball was caught between his fingers and perhaps, it just bounced as he tried to squeeze it up.

20.4

Shahid Afridi to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

20.5

Shahid Afridi to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 wide, well outside the off stump, wide

20.5

Shahid Afridi to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

20.6

Shahid Afridi to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, the quicker slider outside off, late cut to third man

End of over 21 (4 runs) Bangladesh 75/4 (159 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 3.57, RRR: 8.36)

    • Mohammad Ashraful 18 (37b)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 2 (9b)
    • Shahid Afridi 5-1-10-2
    • Fawad Alam 2-0-8-0
21.1

Fawad Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short of length, cut to point

21.2

Fawad Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, bit more air, outside off, full,. driven to sweeper cover

21.3

Fawad Alam to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, short of length outside off, cut past point

21.4

Fawad Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, on a length, on the off stump, turned to the leg side

21.5

Fawad Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, outside off stump, dabbed to short third man

21.6

Fawad Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, comes down the track, reaches the pitch of a flighted delivery and drives to long-off

End of over 22 (3 runs) Bangladesh 78/4 (156 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 3.54, RRR: 8.66)

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 4 (14b)
    • Mohammad Ashraful 19 (38b)
    • Fawad Alam 3-0-11-0
    • Shahid Afridi 5-1-10-2
22.1

Shahid Afridi to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, on the middle and leg, turned behind square leg

22.2

Shahid Afridi to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, lands on a length on the middle, spins with bounce, cuts to point

22.3

Shahid Afridi to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, goes right back to defend to off side

22.4

Shahid Afridi to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

22.5

Shahid Afridi to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, fuller, quicker and pushed back to the bowler

The crowd are getting restless at Bangladesh's slow-go approach and make their displeasure known.

22.6

Shahid Afridi to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 23 (1 run) Bangladesh 79/4 (155 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 3.43, RRR: 9.11)

    • Mohammad Ashraful 19 (43b)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 5 (15b)
    • Shahid Afridi 6-1-11-2
    • Fawad Alam 3-0-11-0
23.1

Fawad Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, More displeasure from the Crowd as Rahim goes down the wicket and defends as the bowler drags back the length

23.2

Fawad Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, pushed through the off side for a single

23.3

Fawad Alam to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, leans forward to drive to long-off

23.4

Fawad Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, steps down and cuts a short of length delivery to sweeper cover

23.5

Fawad Alam to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, Ash pumps up some oxygen into the run chase with a pull. Poor short delivery, though and the crowd clear their throat.

23.6

Fawad Alam to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, fuller and driven to long-off

End of over 24 (8 runs) Bangladesh 87/4 (147 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 3.62, RRR: 9.18)

    • Mohammad Ashraful 25 (46b 1x4)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 7 (18b)
    • Fawad Alam 4-0-19-0
    • Shahid Afridi 6-1-11-2
24.1

Shahid Afridi to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, low dipping full toss and it's pushed to long-off

24.2

Shahid Afridi to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, slower through the air, slightly short and pulled to right of long-on

24.3

Shahid Afridi to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fuller, pushed to Misbah at the straight cover position

24.4

Shahid Afridi to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, well outside off, full and driven in the air towards sweeper cover. Nasir Jamshed, the sub, didn't pick it up at all

24.5

Shahid Afridi to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, on the middle and off, defended to the off side. Arun Lal, on air, reckons Afridi cut the return crease on that and it should be a no ball

24.6

Shahid Afridi to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, leans across to defend a full delivery to the off side.

End of over 25 (4 runs) Bangladesh 91/4 (143 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 3.64, RRR: 9.53)

    • Mohammad Ashraful 26 (49b 1x4)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 10 (21b)
    • Shahid Afridi 7-1-15-2
    • Fawad Alam 4-0-19-0
25.1

Fawad Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, long hop and is pulled to deep midwicket for just a single

25.2

Fawad Alam to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, moves outside leg and cuts a short delivery to sweeper cover

25.3

Fawad Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, paddles a full delivery to fine-leg region

25.4

Fawad Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, tries to charge down the track and Fawad fires it short and quick, pushed back to him

25.5

Fawad Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, slow loopy dipping full toss, driven to Misbah at short cover

25.6

Fawad Alam to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, leans forward to drive to deep cover for a single

End of over 26 (5 runs) Bangladesh 96/4 (138 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 3.69, RRR: 9.85)

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 14 (26b)
    • Mohammad Ashraful 27 (50b 1x4)
    • Fawad Alam 5-0-24-0
    • Shahid Afridi 7-1-15-2
26.1

Shahid Afridi to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, lands on the middle, turns, too full to cut as Rahim finds out; he manages to jab it away to the off side

26.2

Shahid Afridi to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, sweeps for a single

26.3

Shahid Afridi to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, full and outside off, driven to long-off

26.4

Shahid Afridi to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, Rahim holes out to long-off. Another wicket for Afridi. He tossed it up full on the off and middle line, Rahim went for an inside-out lofted drive but hit straight to Tanvir

Mushfiqur Rahim c Sohail Tanvir b Shahid Afridi 15 (23m 29b 0x4 0x6) SR: 51.72

26.5

Shahid Afridi to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, short and turning away, cut to left of sweeper cover for two runs. 100 up for Bangladesh.

26.6

Shahid Afridi to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, slow flighted one and Ash defends to the off side. Hmm...

End of over 27 (4 runs) Bangladesh 100/5 (134 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 3.70, RRR: 10.30)

    • Mohammad Ashraful 30 (53b 1x4)
    • Mahmudullah 0 (0b)
    • Shahid Afridi 8-1-19-3
    • Fawad Alam 5-0-24-0
27.1

Fawad Alam to Mahmudullah, 1 run, quicker one, punched to long-on

27.2

Fawad Alam to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, well outside off stump, cut through cover point

27.3

Fawad Alam to Mahmudullah, 1 run, slow long hop, pulled to deep midwicket for a single

27.4

Fawad Alam to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, even slower, bigger long hop and Ashraful obliged to pull it away to deep midwicket boundary.

27.5

Fawad Alam to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, Fawad is either teasing and taunting Ash to hit out or he has just got bored. another short delivery, very short and this time outside off, cut to sweeper cover.

27.6

Fawad Alam to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, goes back to turn behind square leg and they run hard to come back for two runs

End of over 28 (10 runs) Bangladesh 110/5 (124 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 3.92, RRR: 10.33)

    • Mahmudullah 4 (3b)
    • Mohammad Ashraful 36 (56b 2x4)
    • Fawad Alam 6-0-34-0
    • Shahid Afridi 8-1-19-3

Riaz to bowl

28.1

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 wide, wide outside off stump and the umpire extends his arms

28.1

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, 133.6 kmph delivery angling outside off stump, Ash gets beaten as he jabs at it

28.2

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, length delivery angling away, dabbed to third man

28.3

Wahab Riaz to Mahmudullah, 1 run, on a length, on the middle, turned to midwicket region

28.4

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, full and well outside off, Ash stands there and has a waft, misses. The bat hit the ground and the ball went to Akmal who doesn't collect it cleanly.

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28.5

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, tries to heave a length delivery over midwicket, mistimes it for a single.

28.6

Wahab Riaz to Mahmudullah, no run, well outside off stump, swing and a miss. I thought I heard some sound as the ball passed the bat, thought it was a edge, but no one appealed. So obviously, there was no edge I guess. Must be voices in my head. Where is the doctor.

End of over 29 (4 runs) Bangladesh 114/5 (120 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 3.93, RRR: 10.90)

    • Mahmudullah 5 (5b)
    • Mohammad Ashraful 38 (60b 2x4)
    • Wahab Riaz 5-1-19-2
    • Fawad Alam 6-0-34-0
29.1

Umar Gul to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, fullish, outside off, driven to deep cover

29.2

Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, walks down the track, Gul fires in a short-pitched delivery, Ash edges a pull over midwicket.

29.3

Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, 1 wide, bouncer but too high and it's a wide

29.3

Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, OUT, went for a yorker, ended up as a low full toss but that was enough to do the damage. It swung in a touch and the bat came down outside the line. Timber!

Mahmudullah b Umar Gul 7 (15m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

29.4

Umar Gul to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run

29.5

Umar Gul to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, yorker on the off stump, dug out to the off side

29.6

Umar Gul to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, Length delivery that straightens outside off does the trick. The feet were going no where but the bat chased the ball. Edge and gone.

Mashrafe Mortaza c †Kamran Akmal b Umar Gul 0 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 30 (4 runs) Bangladesh 118/7 (116 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 3.93, RRR: 11.60)

    • Mohammad Ashraful 39 (61b 2x4)
    • Umar Gul 5-1-22-2
    • Wahab Riaz 5-1-19-2
30.1

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, steered wide of third man for couple of runs

30.2

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, really full, trying for the yorker, outside off stump, Ashraful bends his knee and taps the ball to third man

30.3

Wahab Riaz to Dolar Mahmud, no run, short of length, outside off, guided to backward point

30.4

Wahab Riaz to Dolar Mahmud, no run

30.5

Wahab Riaz to Dolar Mahmud, no run, full and outside off, swing and yet another miss.

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30.6

Wahab Riaz to Dolar Mahmud, OUT, Bowled him! From round the stumps, it landed on a length outside off stump and cut in to beat the hurried prod and crashes into the leg stump.

Dolar Mahmud b Wahab Riaz 0 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 31 (3 runs) Bangladesh 121/8 (113 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 3.90, RRR: 12.55)

    • Mohammad Ashraful 42 (63b 2x4)
    • Wahab Riaz 6-1-22-3
    • Umar Gul 5-1-22-2
31.1

Umar Gul to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, bouncer and he ducks

31.2

Umar Gul to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short of length, coming in ,defended off the back foot

31.3

Umar Gul to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

31.4

Umar Gul to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, length delivery outside off, dabbed to third man

31.5

Umar Gul to Abdur Razzak, no run, fullish, gets a inside edge on toe th pad

31.6

Umar Gul to Abdur Razzak, no run

End of over 32 (1 run) Bangladesh 122/8 (112 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 3.81, RRR: 14.00)

    • Abdur Razzak 0 (2b)
    • Mohammad Ashraful 43 (67b 2x4)
    • Umar Gul 6-1-23-2
    • Wahab Riaz 6-1-22-3
32.1

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, beaten on the defensive prod outside off. It straightened off a length

32.2

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

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32.3

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, fuller and driven to covers

32.4

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, lifting delivery outside off, swayed away

32.5

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, fuller and pushed to the off side

32.6

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, leans forward to defend a length delivery

End of over 33 (maiden) Bangladesh 122/8 (112 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 3.69, RRR: 16.00)

    • Mohammad Ashraful 43 (73b 2x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 0 (2b)
    • Wahab Riaz 7-2-22-3
    • Umar Gul 6-1-23-2
33.1

Umar Gul to Abdur Razzak, no run, lifting delivery outside off stump, swayed away

33.2

Umar Gul to Abdur Razzak, no run, leans forward to defend

33.3

Umar Gul to Abdur Razzak, no run

33.4

Umar Gul to Abdur Razzak, no run

33.5

Umar Gul to Abdur Razzak, FOUR, Dropped by Akmal. well he didn't even reach it. He should have as it wasn't too far to his left. Gul had produced a jab and a edge wit ha delivery that straightened outside off stump from round the stumps and Akmal was late in reacting

33.6

Umar Gul to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, outside off, slashed to third man

End of over 34 (5 runs) Bangladesh 127/8 (107 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 3.73, RRR: 17.83)

    • Abdur Razzak 5 (8b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Ashraful 43 (73b 2x4)
    • Umar Gul 7-1-28-2
    • Wahab Riaz 7-2-22-3
34.1

Salman Butt to Abdur Razzak, 2 runs, full toss and hit wide of midwicket for two runs

34.2

Salman Butt to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, turns to midwicket region

34.3

Salman Butt to Mohammad Ashraful, (no ball) 1 run

34.3

Salman Butt to Abdur Razzak, no run, turns to midwicket region

34.4

Salman Butt to Abdur Razzak, no run

34.5

Salman Butt to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, leans forward to drive to long on

34.6

Salman Butt to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

End of over 35 (6 runs) Bangladesh 133/8 (101 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 3.80, RRR: 20.20)

    • Mohammad Ashraful 44 (75b 2x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 9 (13b 1x4)
    • Salman Butt 1-0-6-0
    • Umar Gul 7-1-28-2
35.1

Sohail Tanvir to Abdur Razzak, 2 runs, full and on the stumps, swung through midwicket

35.2

Sohail Tanvir to Abdur Razzak, 1 wide

35.2

Sohail Tanvir to Abdur Razzak, 1 run

35.3

Sohail Tanvir to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

35.4

Sohail Tanvir to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, banged in short and hooked away to the boundary.

35.5

Sohail Tanvir to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, leans forward to turn a length delivery to the leg side

35.6

Sohail Tanvir to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, low full toss, driven to long-on for a single

End of over 36 (10 runs) Bangladesh 143/8 (91 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 3.97, RRR: 22.75)

    • Abdur Razzak 13 (16b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Ashraful 49 (78b 3x4)
    • Sohail Tanvir 7-0-34-0
    • Salman Butt 1-0-6-0
36.1

Salman Butt to Abdur Razzak, 2 runs, on the legs, turned past square leg

36.2

Salman Butt to Abdur Razzak, 1 run

36.3

Salman Butt to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

36.4

Salman Butt to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, reaches his fifty with a drive through the off side. It has not been a fluent knock, he couldn't force the pace

36.5

Salman Butt to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, rotates the strike with another drive

36.6

Salman Butt to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, turned to short midwicket for a single

End of over 37 (6 runs) Bangladesh 149/8 (85 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.02, RRR: 28.33)

    • Mohammad Ashraful 51 (81b 3x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 17 (19b 1x4)
    • Salman Butt 2-0-12-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 7-0-34-0
37.1

Sohail Tanvir to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, leans forward to push a full delivery to mid-on

37.2

Sohail Tanvir to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, leans forward to turn a full delivery through midwicket

37.3

Sohail Tanvir to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, short of length outside off dabbed to third man

37.4

Sohail Tanvir to Abdur Razzak, no run, slower one and he inside edges a drive on to the pad

37.5

Sohail Tanvir to Abdur Razzak, no run

37.6

Sohail Tanvir to Abdur Razzak, FOUR, fullish outside off and driven to right of mid-off

End of over 38 (7 runs) Bangladesh 156/8 (78 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 4.10, RRR: 39.00)

    • Abdur Razzak 21 (22b 2x4)
    • Mohammad Ashraful 54 (84b 3x4)
    • Sohail Tanvir 8-0-41-0
    • Salman Butt 2-0-12-0
38.1

Salman Butt to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, floated on the middle, worked to midwicket

38.2

Salman Butt to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, clipped past square leg

38.3

Salman Butt to Abdur Razzak, no run

38.4

Salman Butt to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, short and outside off, cut past point

38.5

Salman Butt to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run

38.6

Salman Butt to Abdur Razzak, FOUR, drilled to long on for another boundary

End of over 39 (7 runs) Bangladesh 163/8 (71 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 4.17, RRR: 71.00)

    • Abdur Razzak 26 (25b 3x4)
    • Mohammad Ashraful 56 (87b 3x4)
    • Salman Butt 3-0-19-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 8-0-41-0
39.1

Younis Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, leans forward to defend

39.2

Younis Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, another forward defensive stroke.

39.3

Younis Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, and now dead-batted away. Hmm..

39.4

Younis Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

39.5

Younis Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, floated on the stumps, pushed to the off side

39.6

Younis Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, leans forward to defend and that's it Pakistan have earned a convincing win over the hosts

On a sluggish track, the Bangladesh chase never got going after the openers fell. It was a strange little innings from Ashraful who couldn't get going at all. He did end up with an unbeaten half-century but he couldn't get any momentum.

Ashraful: "They batted really well. If we had restricted them to 190 we would have had a good chance. We gave away 40 runs more. We need one of our openers to carry on after the start they got."

Malik: "Salman and Yousuf bhai played really well and in the end Misbah batted well too. The credit goes to the guys ; we want to be consistent."

Man of the match: Salman Butt.

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End of over 40 (maiden) Bangladesh 163/8 (71 runs required)

    • Mohammad Ashraful 56 (93b 3x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 26 (25b 3x4)
    • Younis Khan 1-1-0-0
    • Salman Butt 3-0-19-0
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