Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Salman Butt
73(46) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 3 12 2 2 1 6
Mohammad Ashraful
65(49) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
7 0 1 2 7 7 2 0

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammad Sami
O4.0
M0
R29
W3
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Shakib Al Hasan
O4.0
M0
R27
W2
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | BDESH: 151/7

  • Suhrawadi Shuvo1 (3b)
  • Naeem Islam10 (9b)
  • Saeed Ajmal3-0-18-1
  • Mohammad Sami4-0-29-3

In the end a very good win for Pakistan, who have a lot to take away from this effort. The batting of Butt and Kamran was excellent, and I thought they did well in the end overs to not lose momentum, despite not being able to get the boundaries.

And under pressure, their main bowlers - Aamer, Sami and Ajmal - stood up and turned in great spells. But the biggest plus for Pakistan today has to be their fielding, which was close to flawless. Yes, Akmal dropped a tough one, but he also took a really good catch under pressure. Misbah's take to get Kayes, for me, was the highlight.

Bangladesh will rue the way they bowled today, though they came back reasonably in the end overs. The batsmen were always chasing atleast 20 runs more than they could manage against a strong attack. In the end, they fell short by 21. Overall, a great innings from Ashraful, but one will wonder why he keeps trying those nothing shots while he can play some really delicious text-book strokes. Shakib played well too, and his wicket was the turning point.

Stay with us for the presentation.

Shakib: "We did not start well with the ball, though we finished well. We are confident about the next game. Ashraful and I played really well, and one of us should have stayed till the end. We will give our 100% the next time as well."

Afridi: "It was a great performance, especially from our openers. The old ball is not easy to hit on this pitch, so I thought 170 was a very good total. Shakib and Ashraful worried us a bit, but we had confidence in our fast bowlers. Sami was specially very good."

Salman Butt in Man of the Match: "The pitch was slow. Having played two games here, we knew runs are hard to come and we needed to run hard. I thank the captain and coach for backing me. I relied a lot on cricketing strokes. I liked to keep it simple."

So that winds up our coverage for today. India and Pakistan have prevailed over the minnows, but both teams have tough games coming up tomorrow. South Africa v India and Australia v Pakistan, what a mouth-watering line-up! Join us again tomorrow, until then take care and be good - this is Nitin Sundar signing off on behalf of the Cricinfo team.

19.6
1
Saeed Ajmal to Suhrawadi Shuvo, 1 run, fuller this time, finally gets bat on ball towards cover and he gets a single. Pakistan have won!
19.5
0
Saeed Ajmal to Suhrawadi Shuvo, no run, refer to the commentary for the previous ball - this was an action replay
19.4
0
Saeed Ajmal to Suhrawadi Shuvo, no run, shades of Saqlain, the tail-ender Shuvo has no clue what it is doing and misses the zipping offies, with his across-the-linbe hoicks
19.3
W
Saeed Ajmal to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, sells him the dummy this time! Mortaza is down the track, but well short of the pitch of the ball, which slips past him and into Akmal's gloves who gleefully whips off the bails
19.2
0
Saeed Ajmal to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, shortens the length and gets turn and bounce from outside off. Mortaza swings and misses
19.1
1
Saeed Ajmal to Naeem Islam, 1 run, full this time, and driven down to long on

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Salman Butt
73(46) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 3 12 2 2 1 6
Mohammad Ashraful
65(49) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
7 0 1 2 7 7 2 0

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammad Sami
O4.0
M0
R29
W3
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Shakib Al Hasan
O4.0
M0
R27
W2
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
WI43106.0000.365
ENG43106.0000.168
SA42204.0000.667
SL41302.000-0.431
AFG41302.000-0.748
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ44008.0001.899
INDIA43106.000-0.305
AUS42204.0000.248
PAK41302.000-0.129
BDESH40400.000-1.826
First Round Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
BDESH32005.0001.937
NL31103.0000.154
OMAN31103.000-1.461
IRE30201.000-0.773
First Round Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
AFG33006.0001.540
ZIM32104.000-0.567
SCOT31202.000-0.132
HKG30300.000-1.017