Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Mohammad Hafeez
89(126) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 4 0 0 2 2
Tamim Iqbal
64(89) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 2 1 5 1

Best performances - Bowlers

Umar Gul
O9.1
M0
R58
W3
Eco6.32
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Shahadat Hossain
O8.0
M0
R53
W3
Eco6.62
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Gul stars in an all-round effort, it was his contribution at the end of Pakistan's innings and his stand with Sarfraz Ahmed that made the difference in the end. He backed that up with 3 for 58 and it should be no surprise if he walks away with the Man-of-the-Match award. Bangladesh fought well, first picking some quick wickets after a century opening stand to put Pakistan under pressure. Then, they came out positively in the chase, Tamim, Nasir and Shakib trying hard to keep their team within reach but the pressure got to the batsmen when the required-rate crept up beyond six. Pakistan kept their cool and snatched a win in the end.

We've had an exciting start to the Asia Cup, the hosts showing they'll be no pushovers. Do stay tuned in for the presentation. Abhishek Purohit is updating his report for this match.

Mushfiqur: "We were really close, I thought we came back well in our bowling. Our batsmen did a good job at the start, the most important was Nasir's wicket at the end. We just couldn't finish well. We are not winning most of the times after getting into such situations."

Misbah: "it was tough, we should have got 300. Again, we just messed it up. The guys are not learning from their mistakes. The pitch was absolutely perfect for batting, no spin, nothing for the fast bowlers but again the bowlers did good for us. We just have to lift our performances, we need to be more positive and we can't just repeat these mistakes. The bowlers are winning games for us for the last year and a half, but we need to support them."

Mohammad Hafeez has been given the Man of the Match award, I thought it'll be Gul. But anyway, that's what the jury has decided. He made 89 and picked up two wickets.

Hafeez: "I was not having a great time in the last series, very happy with this. I worked with my batting coach, I was just thinking of spending more time at the crease. Jamshed really took the pressure off me earlier on, we gave a good start."

That's it from us, folks. Thanks for tuning in, sending us your feedback. Do join us for the next game, that's India v Sri Lanka on March 13th. See you then, cheers.

48.1
W
Umar Gul to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, bowled'im! Pakistan have won, Gul came over the wicket, bowled it on a good length and he swung mightily at that one, had no choice, got an inside edge onto the pads and then onto the stumps. The umpires want a replay to check if that was a no-ball, it wasn't.

Shakib needs to go for it now, the difference betweens balls and runs has gone up significantly. Gul to finish off his spell now. Fine leg is up, massive gap between third man and deep point

END OF OVER:
48 | 1 Run | BDESH: 241/9

  • Shahadat Hossain0 (7b)
  • Shakib Al Hasan64 (65b)
  • Aizaz Cheema9-0-47-1
  • Saeed Ajmal10-0-45-2
47.6
0
Aizaz Cheema to Shahadat Hossain, no run, goodish length, defended off the back foot past the bowler, doesn't take the single, Shakib has the strike for the next over
47.5
0
Aizaz Cheema to Shahadat Hossain, no run, yorker again, keeps it out with a little more confidence this time, drops it into the leg side, he needs to see off one more ball
47.4
0
Aizaz Cheema to Shahadat Hossain, no run, almost a yorker but not quite, Shahadat kept it out somehow, some bat and some pad, rolls over into the off side, another dot
47.3
0
Aizaz Cheema to Shahadat Hossain, no run, short of a good length, goes through, tried to punch it off the back foot, could not connect
47.2
0
Aizaz Cheema to Shahadat Hossain, no run, full toss on middle, Shahadat knocks it straight to midwicket

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Mohammad Hafeez
89(126) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 4 0 0 2 2
Tamim Iqbal
64(89) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 2 1 5 1

Best performances - Bowlers

Umar Gul
O9.1
M0
R58
W3
Eco6.32
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Shahadat Hossain
O8.0
M0
R53
W3
Eco6.62
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Asia Cup

TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA44008.0002.020
BDESH43106.0000.457
PAK42204.000-0.296
SL41302.000-0.292
UAE40400.000-1.813
Qualifying Group
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
UAE33006.0001.678
AFG32104.0000.955
OMAN31202.000-1.222
HKG30300.000-1.415