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    0.1 Hafeez has again got Tamim for a duck! This is uncanny! Devon Smith will have his sympathies for Tamim. This one turned. It angled in, landed on off and straightened ever so slightly. Tamim was forward and solid in defence, but down the wrong line. The ball slipped past and hit off stump. 0/1
    19.4 The sweep has been kind to Shahriar but he played down the wrong line there. Hit bang in front and the umpire is quickly up with the finger to hang Pakistan a way back. 69/2
    21.6 The Professor strikes again. Bangladesh are disintegrating against spin. Hafeez's varying degrees of spin to the fore again, he normally uses his lack of turn to get his wickets. Today, the ones that spin are doing the job. Mahmudullah was back in the crease, looking to defend a length ball outside off, but it spun in like a top on ecstasy to rap him plumb in front. That floodlight break seems to have knocked the daylights out of this chase. 72/4
    20.3 Horror stroke! Plumb in front. Bangladesh are spinning out of control. Angled in from wide of the crease, it lands on off and straightens. The ball deceived Rahim in flight, it was a touch fuller than he thought as he stayed back and shaped to paddle it away. The ball slipped past and hit him in front of off. Was that doing too much? Umpire Cloete is convinced, and it seemed a fair call. Trouble! 70/3
    25.2 Hafeez foxes Shakib and makes it look as simple as stealing candy from a child. Tossed up, slower through the air, it lands outside off and stops on Shakib who is early on the off drive. He pops it to the right of Hafeez who pouches with glee. He gets runs, and he gets wickets. When he doesn't get runs, he gets even more wickets. What a year Hafeez is having! 81/5
    26.1 and another. Spin and the slow wicket are backfiring spectacularly on Bangladesh here. Tossed up, comes on slowly as Nasir commits himself to the cover drive, and he doesn't check the shot. It lobs into the covers, and Misbah tumbles forward to take a good catch. 69 for 1 has become 83 for 6. 83/6
    35.5 the crowd is stunned. Kapali is gone and that should be the game. Tossed up invitingly on off stump, Kapali plants the front foot across and mows across the line. He got pretty good connection on it, but not enough to clear Shafiq who wasn't fully back on the square leg fence. He had to turn to his right and back to take the catch, and it popped out in the first attempt. But he kept his cool and lunged back to pluck the rebound, a foot or so in front of the ropes. 117/8
    34.6 Reza is gone, and he's unlucky. There was an inside edge there, that umpire Cloete missed. Ajmal follows up the topspinner with a sharp offbreak that lands on off and hurtles in. Reza was pinned on the crease and the bat came around late, but he still managed to edge it onto the pad. The umpire didn't notice it, and has sent him back. 117/7
    37.2 cleaned him up! Sunny is squared up by grip and spin, and is left groping as the ball breaks past and disturbs spin. This dismissal complements the Tamim wicket at the start of the innings. Sums up Bangladesh's day. They have been squared, and quartered, by Pakistan's spin. 119/9
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    37.6 And then there were none. Shafiul looks to lash to the leg side as a length ball spins in sharply and breaks the stumps. Malik looks relieved, Misbah smiles like a Cheshire cat, and the crowd looks distraught. Pakistan have swept the series. 119/10
    12 (b 4, lb 3, w 5)
    119 all out (38 Overs, RR: 3.13)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Tamim Iqbal, 0.1 ov), 2-69 (Shahriar Nafees, 19.4 ov), 3-70 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 20.3 ov), 4-72 (Mahmudullah, 21.6 ov), 5-81 (Shakib Al Hasan, 25.2 ov), 6-83 (Nasir Hossain, 26.1 ov), 7-117 (Farhad Reza, 34.6 ov), 8-117 (Alok Kapali, 35.5 ov), 9-119 (Elias Sunny, 37.2 ov), 10-119 (Shafiul Islam, 37.6 ov)
    Mohammad Hafeez10.022732.70432030
    Umar Gul2.00301.50100000
    Abdur Rehman10.013223.20424000
    Shahid Afridi4.002706.7593010
    Saeed Ajmal7.04620.85370010
    Sohail Tanvir1.0011011.0012000
    Shoaib Malik4.02631.50180000

Match Details


Pakistan , elected to bat first

Series result

Pakistan won the 3-match series 3-0

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15

Match days

6 December 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

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Reserve Umpire

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