Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Best performances - Batsmen

Shakib Al Hasan
84(54) 11x4 - 2x6
Control %67%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 18 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
15 4 14 4 17 6 4 20
Imran Nazir
72(36) 9x4 - 3x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 28 runs
  • 2x4 - 3x6
1 0 14 6 13 6 6 26

Best performances - Bowlers

Yasir Arafat
O3
M0
R25
W3
Eco8.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Abul Hasan
O3
M0
R33
W2
Eco11.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Alex Winter

So that concludes a very uninspiring group stage with all the matches firmly going one way. There have been glimpses of the entertainment this tournament could provide but we're yet to have that spark, that tight match to get everyone on the edge of their seats. Hopefully the Super Eights can give us that and we'll all be back after a day's break for the start of that second phase as Sri Lanka play New Zealand at 3.30 IST on Thursday. England and West Indies also in action that evening, before attentions turn to Colombo on Friday. Have a peaceful day off tomorrow, see you Thursday...

Presentation time. "The pressure was on us but Shakib played very well," says Mushfiqur Rahim "We can take some positives out of this and go home and work on a few things. We're not used to playing on these wickets."

"It's a great team effort, the boys have shown the right attitude so far in this tournament," says Mohammad Hafeez. "Our bowler's tried well but there is a little bit of a concern about the fast bowlers. But I am very happy as captain and the team are responding to me." Man of the Match is also on the Pakistan side, and it goes to Imran Nazir for his smashing 72 from 36 balls.

Just to confirm, the Super Eight stages were pre-arranged by the seedings so it doesn't matter who has won the groups, the teams in each section of the next phase were known long ago. Pakistan, therefore, take their place alongside India, Australia and South Africa in Colombo.

So Pakistan win by eight wickets and have romped home with the bat, Bangladesh were all over the place with the ball and in the field and are going home, while Pakistan go down to Colombo to play in the Super Eights. It ended up being a touch one-sided which was a shame after the excellent effort batting first, particularly Shakib-al-Hasan, but Pakistan have achieved their highest successful chase and ensure there is no upset in this year's World T20 with all the minnows going home at the group stage and realistically, looking rather out of place.

18.4
4
Shafiul Islam to Kamran Akmal, FOUR runs, length ball outside off and slapped past mid off to finish it in fitting style, clearing the front leg, another lovely strike
18.4
1w
Shafiul Islam to Kamran Akmal, 1 wide, short and left outside off stump, called wide, obviously bounced too high
18.3
0
Shafiul Islam to Kamran Akmal, no run, full and wide, just inside the guideline so not a wide, Tim Southee-esque that delivery
18.2
1
Shafiul Islam to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, slower ball onto leg stump, clipped down to long leg
18.1
1
Shafiul Islam to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, good yorker...too little too late...dug out past the bowler

This over then...Shafiul Islam to finish it off...

END OF OVER:
18 | 4 Runs | PAK: 171/2 (5 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 9.50, RRR: 2.50)

  • Kamran Akmal17 (12b)
  • Nasir Jamshed28 (13b)
  • Abdur Razzak4-0-30-0
  • Mahmudullah2-0-24-0
17.6
1
Abdur Razzak to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, nice and full again, dug out past the bowler for a single

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st124Imran NazirMohammad Hafeez
2nd2Mohammad HafeezNasir Jamshed
3rd52Kamran AkmalNasir Jamshed

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI43160.359
ENG43160.145
SA42240.651
SL4132-0.461
AFG4132-0.715
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMWLPTNRR
NZ44081.900
INDIA4316-0.305
AUS42240.233
PAK4132-0.093
BDESH4040-1.805
First Round Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
BDESH32051.938
NL31130.154
OMAN3113-1.521
IRE3021-0.685
First Round Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AFG33061.540
ZIM3214-0.567
SCOT3122-0.132
HKG3030-1.017