ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 23rd match, Group F

Bangladesh v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

1.57 pm local time Bangladesh's openers, Tamim Iqbal and Junaid Siddique are out in the middle. They are 19 and 18 years old respectively. Mohammad Asif has the new ball and will begin from over the wicket. Tony Hill and Ian Howell are the umpires for today's game.

1.40 pm local time Shoaib Malik has won the toss and Pakistan are fielding.

Remember, this is the same pitch on which Australia demolished Sri Lanka by ten wickets a few hours ago.

Pakistan are playing the same XI which had tremendous success against Sri Lanka and Australia while Bangladesh have given Junaid Siddique a chance in place of Nazimuddin.

Bangladesh Tamim Iqbal, Junaid Siddique , Aftab Ahmed, Mohammad Ashraful (capt), Shakib Al Hasan, Nadif Chowdhury, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Abdur Razzak, Syed Rasel.

Pakistan Imran Nazir, Mohammad Hafeez, Salman Butt, Younis Khan, Shoaib Malik (capt), Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal (wk), Misbah-ul-Haq, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul, Mohammad Asif.

1.30 pm Welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the second match of the Cape Town double-header. Pakistan are taking on Bangladesh with not much at stake in terms of progress in the tournament.

Pakistan are through to the semi-finals but will want to use this match to give their top-order batsmen, and Shahid Afridi, some quality time at the crease. Bangladesh, on the other hand, will be heading home so lets hope they leave South Africa after one last free-spirited batting display.

We've got a little under 30 minutes before the game starts so you could play Slogout, the new online cricket game from Cricinfo, to pass the time.

0.1

Mohammad Asif to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, on a good length outside off stump, Tamim waits on the back foot and opens the face of the bat to run the ball to third man

0.2

Mohammad Asif to Junaid Siddique, 2 runs, Asif strays on to leg stump, Junaid gets off the mark by flicking it off his pads down to fine leg

0.3

Mohammad Asif to Junaid Siddique, no run, good length delivery on off stump, Junaid gets on to the front foot and defends towards cover

0.4

Mohammad Asif to Junaid Siddique, 2 runs, dropped, Junaid tries to pull a ball that isn't short, he mis-hits it and the ball lobs up towards midwicket where Misbah is late in moving back for the catch, the ball goes over his head

0.5

Mohammad Asif to Junaid Siddique, 1 wide, Asif strays down leg side, that's the first extra of the innings

0.5

Mohammad Asif to Junaid Siddique, no run, Asif's bowling well below his usual speed, full on leg stump, Junaid tries to flick but misses and is hit on the pad

0.6

Mohammad Asif to Junaid Siddique, FOUR, Junaid moves forward and drives a length delivery from off stump elegantly through cover point for the first boundary for Bangladesh

End of over 1 (10 runs) Bangladesh 10/0 (RR: 10.00)
Junaid Siddique    8* (5b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    1-0-10-0
Tamim Iqbal    1* (1b)     

Sohail Tanvir will share the new ball.

1.1

Sohail Tanvir to Tamim Iqbal, 1 wide, he starts off with a wide outside off stump

1.1

Sohail Tanvir to Tamim Iqbal, no run, excellent length outside the off stump, Tamim gets drawn into the front-foot drive and the ball beats the outside edge

1.2

Sohail Tanvir to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fuller length on off stump, Tamim moves forward and drives to cover, he didn't hit that from the middle of the bat

1.3

Sohail Tanvir to Tamim Iqbal, (no ball) 1 run, Tanvir over-steps and bowls a good length ball on middle stumps, tucked off the pads towards midwicket, free hit coming up, Junaid can't be out in any other way than run out off the next ball

1.3

Sohail Tanvir to Junaid Siddique, 1 no ball, Tanvir tries to bowl the slower ball but lets loose a slow beamer which Junaid ducks under, the free hit will carry over to the next ball

1.3

Sohail Tanvir to Junaid Siddique, no run, bowled full and straight, Junaid comes down the track and drives back to the bowler

1.4

Sohail Tanvir to Junaid Siddique, no run, pitches just short of a length on off stump and seams away from the left-hander, Junaid tries to defend on the front foot but gets beaten

1.5

Sohail Tanvir to Junaid Siddique, no run, defended off the front foot towards Afridi at extra cover

1.6

Sohail Tanvir to Junaid Siddique, no run, Junaid moves forward and across and tries to hit Tanvir across the line of the ball towards the leg side, he misses and gets hit on the pad but it's too high for an lbw appeal

End of over 2 (4 runs) Bangladesh 14/0 (RR: 7.00)
Junaid Siddique    8* (10b 1x4)      Sohail Tanvir    1-0-4-0
Tamim Iqbal    2* (4b)      Mohammad Asif    1-0-10-0

2.1

Mohammad Asif to Tamim Iqbal, 1 wide, Asif floats it through at 107 kmh outside leg stump, that's another wide, Asif is bowling well below par here

2.1

Mohammad Asif to Tamim Iqbal, no run, that's 130 kmh outside the off stump, Tamim gets forward and pushes the ball to point

2.2

Mohammad Asif to Tamim Iqbal, no run, another slow ball on middle stump, Tamim defends back to Asif on the front foot

2.3

Mohammad Asif to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of a length delivery pitches on middle stump and angles across the left-hander, played off the back foot towards Hafeez at point

2.4

Mohammad Asif to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, full delivery on leg stump, Tamim leans across and flicks the ball off his pads past short fine leg

2.5

Mohammad Asif to Junaid Siddique, OUT, a direct hit and Tamim has to go! Junaid played the ball towards point and called for the single, Tamim responded but Hafeez quickly swooped down on the ball and threw down the stumps at the batsman's end with Tamim well short

Tamim Iqbal run out 3 (13m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

Aftab Ahmed is the new batsman.

2.6

Mohammad Asif to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, pushed towards point off the front foot

End of over 3 (3 runs) Bangladesh 17/1 (RR: 5.66)
Aftab Ahmed    1* (1b)      Mohammad Asif    2-0-13-0
Junaid Siddique    8* (11b 1x4)      Sohail Tanvir    1-0-4-0

3.1

Sohail Tanvir to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, played with an open face towards third man

3.2

Sohail Tanvir to Junaid Siddique, 1 wide, bowled wide outside off stump

3.2

Sohail Tanvir to Junaid Siddique, no run, driven towards mid-off off the front foot

3.3

Sohail Tanvir to Junaid Siddique, 2 runs, Tanvir bowls a full ball on leg stump, Junaid moves towards the off and flicks towards fine leg where Nazir runs to his left and stops the ball with his boot

3.4

Sohail Tanvir to Junaid Siddique, no run, defended towards cover point off the front foot

3.5

Sohail Tanvir to Junaid Siddique, 2 runs, Junaid walks down the pitch to a good length ball and hits it into the gap between midwicket and mid-on, he hasn't timed that well but the placement will fetch two

3.6

Sohail Tanvir to Junaid Siddique, FOUR, excellent shot! Junaid takes a step down, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives between extra cover and mid-off for four, now that was perfectly timed

End of over 4 (10 runs) Bangladesh 27/1 (RR: 6.75)
Junaid Siddique    16* (16b 2x4)      Sohail Tanvir    2-0-14-0
Aftab Ahmed    2* (2b)      Mohammad Asif    2-0-13-0

4.1

Mohammad Asif to Aftab Ahmed, no run, Aftab tries to charge Asif and loft him back over the head, Asif bowls it a little shorter and just misses Aftab's leg stump

4.2

Mohammad Asif to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, short of a length outside off stump, this time Aftab stays in his crease and guides the ball towards third man

4.3

Mohammad Asif to Junaid Siddique, FOUR, shot! Junaid uses his feet to step down the pitch and take the ball on the full, he frees his arms and drives straight past Asif to the long-on boundary

4.4

Mohammad Asif to Junaid Siddique, FOUR, Asif bowls a loopy slow ball on leg stump, Junaid moves across his stumps and flicks past short fine leg for four more, poor line when that fielder is in the circle

4.5

Mohammad Asif to Junaid Siddique, no run, Junaid charges Asif once again but this time he's a bit too early, allowing Asif to bang the ball in short, Junaid lets the ball go past him

4.6

Mohammad Asif to Junaid Siddique, 2 runs, this time Junaid uses his feet to good effect, he gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it over mid-off, he hasn't timed that well enough and Malik pulls it back just inside the boundary

End of over 5 (11 runs) Bangladesh 38/1 (RR: 7.60)
Junaid Siddique    26* (20b 4x4)      Mohammad Asif    3-0-24-0
Aftab Ahmed    3* (4b)      Sohail Tanvir    2-0-14-0

5.1

Sohail Tanvir to Aftab Ahmed, 2 runs, Aftab pulls to square leg for a single, they run the single but a direct hit from Younis at the bowler's end allows the over throw off the ricochet

5.2

Sohail Tanvir to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, Aftab moves down the track and pulls down to deep backward square leg for a single

5.3

Sohail Tanvir to Junaid Siddique, 2 runs, dropped, Junaid tries to loft a full ball over deep square leg but doesn't hit it well at all, he hits it in the air towards square leg, Nazir is late in getting to the ball and though he makes a valiant dive, he can't quite reach it

5.4

Sohail Tanvir to Junaid Siddique, SIX, short ball and Junaid makes superb contact with the pull and sends the ball sailing into the midwicket stands

5.5

Sohail Tanvir to Junaid Siddique, no run, full toss outside off stump, Junaid plays the square drive off the front foot to cover point

5.6

Sohail Tanvir to Junaid Siddique, 2 wides, Tanvir strays down leg side, that's another wide

5.6

Sohail Tanvir to Aftab Ahmed, no run, Aftab tries to flick through the leg side but misses, he gets an inside edge which rolls past the stumps

End of over 6 (13 runs) Bangladesh 51/1 (RR: 8.50)
Aftab Ahmed    6* (7b)      Sohail Tanvir    3-0-27-0
Junaid Siddique    34* (23b 4x4 1x6)      Mohammad Asif    3-0-24-0

Afridi has replaced Asif, who bowled with no pace or aggression today.

6.1

Shahid Afridi to Junaid Siddique, no run, defended on the front foot back to the bowler

6.2

Shahid Afridi to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, that was the offspinner from Afridi which angled across Junaid, played to short third man

6.3

Shahid Afridi to Aftab Ahmed, 2 runs, pushed off the pads towards the vacant space at midwicket for an easy two

6.4

Shahid Afridi to Aftab Ahmed, no run, tossed up on off stump, Aftab leans forward and defends towards the offside, Junaid wants the single but Aftab sends him back

6.5

Shahid Afridi to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, played off the pads through square leg

6.6

Shahid Afridi to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, Junaid uses his feet to come down the pitch and loft Afridi down the ground, he didn't connect well enough to beat the fielder at long-off

End of over 7 (5 runs) Bangladesh 56/1 (RR: 8.00)
Junaid Siddique    36* (26b 4x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-5-0
Aftab Ahmed    9* (10b)      Sohail Tanvir    3-0-27-0

Mohammad Hafeez replaces Tanvir.

7.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Junaid Siddique, 1 leg bye, tossed up on middle and leg stump, Junaid plays the ball towards square leg off the front foot

7.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, bowled quicker and flatter on off and middle stump, Aftab flicks it behind square for one more

7.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Junaid Siddique, 2 runs, driven towards long-on off the front foot

7.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Junaid Siddique, no run, flighted delivery on middle and off, that one stopped on Junaid who defended it back to Hafeez off the front foot

7.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, driven towards long-on for a single

7.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, Aftab comes down the pitch and flicks the ball through midwicket

End of over 8 (6 runs) Bangladesh 62/1 (RR: 7.75)
Aftab Ahmed    11* (12b)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-5-0
Junaid Siddique    39* (30b 4x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-5-0

8.1

Shahid Afridi to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, quicker ball from Afridi, Aftab tries to sweep but gets beaten and bottom edges it to short fine leg

8.2

Shahid Afridi to Junaid Siddique, FOUR, Junaid uses his feet to get to the pitch of the ball and with a free swing of his arms, he lofts Afridi over midwicket, the ball bounces just inside the rope

8.3

Shahid Afridi to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, dabbed towards the off side for a quick single

8.4

Shahid Afridi to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, played towards short third man for one more

8.5

Shahid Afridi to Junaid Siddique, FOUR, dropped, Junaid tries to clear the straight boundary this time but hits it towards Gul on the boundary who makes a hash of it, the ball hits his hand, bounces once and goes over the boundary

8.6

Shahid Afridi to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, pushed towards short midwicket for a single

End of over 9 (12 runs) Bangladesh 74/1 (RR: 8.22)
Junaid Siddique    49* (34b 6x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-17-0
Aftab Ahmed    13* (14b)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-5-0

9.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, driven towards mid-off for a single, Junaid brings up his fifty, extremely well-played

9.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Aftab Ahmed, 2 runs

9.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Aftab Ahmed, 1 leg bye, Aftab tries to reverse sweep but misses and gets hit on the pad outside off stump

9.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, short and wide outside off stump, Junaid cuts off the back foot to deep point

9.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Aftab Ahmed, OUT, stumped! Aftab charges down the track and has a wild swing over midwicket, Hafeez drags his length a little short and fires in a quick delivery, Aftab misses and Akmal completes an easy stumping

Aftab Ahmed st †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Hafeez 15 (26m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 88.23

9.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, driven to long-off for a single to end the over

Over to Anand for the rest of the innings.

End of over 10 (6 runs) Bangladesh 80/2 (RR: 8.00)
Mohammad Ashraful    1* (1b)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-10-1
Junaid Siddique    51* (36b 6x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-17-0

10.1

Shahid Afridi to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, squeezed down to third-man

10.2

Shahid Afridi to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, lofted inside out and over cover but it's a gently shot and won't go all the way

10.3

Shahid Afridi to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, flatter, quicker, on the stumps, Ashraful plays around his front pad and fails to make contact. That's always dangerous. Afridi appeals strongly and the finger goes up. That pitched in line and wasn't turning much at all. Can't complain about the decision

Mohammad Ashraful lbw b Shahid Afridi 5 (2m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

10.4

Shahid Afridi to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, fuller and on the pads, worked to the on side with a wristy flick

10.5

Shahid Afridi to Junaid Siddique, no run, straighter one, just outside the off, the left-handed batsman feels for it as it slips past the outside edge

10.6

Shahid Afridi to Junaid Siddique, no run, short of a good length and on the off, defended watchfully

End of over 11 (5 runs) Bangladesh 85/3 (RR: 7.72)
Junaid Siddique    51* (38b 6x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-22-1
Shakib Al Hasan    1* (1b)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-10-1

11.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short of a length and outside the off, quite flat, pulled but straight back to the bowler

11.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 wide, down leg side, played at and missed, wide called

11.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, tossed up and on the stumps, Hafeez just holds that one back a touch and Shakib al Hasan is too early on the shot. He closes the face of the bat and the ball loops off the leading edge straight back to the bowler for the simplest of catches

Shakib Al Hasan c & b Mohammad Hafeez 1 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

11.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Nadif Chowdhury, 1 run, tossed up and outside the off, eased to cover with soft hands for a quick single

11.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Junaid Siddique, SIX, Biggie! Junaid launches into this one, crashing the ball over midwicket after a shimmy down the pitch. That is a cracker

11.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Junaid Siddique, SIX, Almost a repeat! Junaid comes down again and even though the ball is dragged down short it is launched into the stands over midwicket. Quality batting that

11.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Junaid Siddique, 3 runs, Again Junaid comes down the pitch. This time Hafeez sends the ball short and wife. Junaid adjusts and chops the ball down towards third-man

End of over 12 (17 runs) Bangladesh 102/4 (RR: 8.50)
Junaid Siddique    66* (41b 6x4 3x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-0-27-2
Nadif Chowdhury    1* (1b)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-22-1

12.1

Shahid Afridi to Junaid Siddique, no run, outside the off, straight ball, played at and missed, through to the keeper

12.2

Shahid Afridi to Junaid Siddique, no run, slightly slower, tossed up, on the stumps, defended watchfully

12.3

Shahid Afridi to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, flatter and on the off, the batsman opens the face of the bat and runs the ball to cover

12.4

Shahid Afridi to Nadif Chowdhury, 1 run, quicker ball, it's bang on target, homing in on the off stump, defended towards off

12.5

Shahid Afridi to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, slipping down leg, heaved over the on side but it's just a single

12.6

Shahid Afridi to Nadif Chowdhury, no run, googly outside the off, big flash and a miss, through to the keeper past the inside edge

End of over 13 (3 runs) Bangladesh 105/4 (RR: 8.07)
Nadif Chowdhury    2* (3b)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-25-1
Junaid Siddique    68* (45b 6x4 3x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-0-27-2

13.1

Umar Gul to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, low full-toss on the stumps, swatted away to the leg side as Umar Gul begins his spell

13.2

Umar Gul to Nadif Chowdhury, 1 run, another one that is fairly straight and not express, worked away to the on side

13.3

Umar Gul to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, just short of a good length and on the pads, awkward pull played. The ball bobs up towards the on side

13.4

Umar Gul to Nadif Chowdhury, 1 run, full and straight, Gul striving for the yorker, a bit of late swing, defended towards the off side. Not much the batsman can do with that one

13.5

Umar Gul to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, another one that's full and straight, clipped down to fine-leg for another single

13.6

Umar Gul to Nadif Chowdhury, 2 runs, fullish and outside the off, driven well through cover but there's a fielder on the ropes

End of over 14 (7 runs) Bangladesh 112/4 (RR: 8.00)
Nadif Chowdhury    6* (6b)      Umar Gul    1-0-7-0
Junaid Siddique    71* (48b 6x4 3x6)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-25-1

14.1

Shoaib Malik to Junaid Siddique, OUT, Another one bites the dust. Down the track and heaved over the infield. That one isn't struck too well, though, and it will just float down the throar of Misbah-ul-Haq in the deep. End of an excellent innings from Junaid in his first game of this tournament

Junaid Siddique c Misbah-ul-Haq b Shoaib Malik 71 (57m 49b 6x4 3x6) SR: 144.89

14.2

Shoaib Malik to Nadif Chowdhury, 2 runs, full and on the stumps, clipped away to the on side off the toes

14.3

Shoaib Malik to Nadif Chowdhury, 1 no ball, tossed up and on the stumps, driven back to the bowler. It's a no-ball, and a ree hit to come. Unforgiveable really, Shoaib Malik bowling no-balls with his run-up

14.3

Shoaib Malik to Nadif Chowdhury, FOUR, Heaved away over the infield and that's four. Full use of the free hit.

14.4

Shoaib Malik to Nadif Chowdhury, OUT, short of a good length and outside the off, Nadif Chowdhury goes for the big cut but can only get a thick outside edge on that. Well snapped up by the keeper

Nadif Chowdhury c †Kamran Akmal b Shoaib Malik 12 (14m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

14.5

Shoaib Malik to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, flat and on the pads, defended to on

14.6

Shoaib Malik to Mashrafe Mortaza, 2 runs, eased down to long-off for a single to end the over

End of over 15 (9 runs) Bangladesh 121/6 (RR: 8.06)
Mashrafe Mortaza    2* (2b)      Shoaib Malik    1-0-9-2
Mahmudullah    0* (0b)      Umar Gul    1-0-7-0

15.1

Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short one dug in on the off stump, Mortaza goes back and defends the ball to leg

15.2

Umar Gul to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, very full and on the stumps, attempted yorker from Gul. It's well dug out by Mashrafe Mortaza. Mahmudullah wants the single and sprints down the pitch. Unfortunately the ball deflects of Mahmudullah and goes straight to Gul. Gul picks up and throws down the stumps and that's another wicket gone

Mahmudullah run out 1 (5m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

15.3

Umar Gul to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, very full and on the stumps, prised out to the on side

15.4

Umar Gul to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, good pace on this, flashy cut played and missed

15.5

Umar Gul to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, full and straight again, played defensively to the leg side

15.6

Umar Gul to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, very full and on the stumps, the batsman goes a bit to leg and opens the face of the bat to run the ball to the off side

End of over 16 (3 runs) Bangladesh 124/7 (RR: 7.75)
Mashrafe Mortaza    3* (6b)      Umar Gul    2-0-10-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    1* (1b)      Shoaib Malik    1-0-9-2

16.1

Shoaib Malik to Mashrafe Mortaza, 2 runs, tossed up and on the off, huge heave played, the ball goes off the toe of the bat over the bowler's head

16.2

Shoaib Malik to Mashrafe Mortaza, 2 runs, full-toss on the stumps, mis-hit back over the bowler's head and it's another brace

16.3

Shoaib Malik to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, flat, full and on the stumps, defended awkwardly back down the pitch

16.4

Shoaib Malik to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, once again very full and on the pads, driven down to the on side

16.5

Shoaib Malik to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, back of a length and outside the off, defended down towards the bowler with soft hands

16.6

Shoaib Malik to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, eased down towards wide long-on

End of over 17 (6 runs) Bangladesh 130/7 (RR: 7.64)
Mushfiqur Rahim    2* (3b)      Shoaib Malik    2-0-15-2
Mashrafe Mortaza    8* (10b)      Umar Gul    2-0-10-0

17.1

Umar Gul to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short of a good length, once again decent pace, Gul doing well here, played at and missed, through to the keeper

17.2

Umar Gul to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, full and straight, just a hint of inswing, Gul striving for the yorker, driven to the off side

17.3

Umar Gul to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 leg bye, Mortaza walks to off then backs to leg, trying to make some room for himself. Gul follows the batsman really well and bangs it in short, nailing Mortaza on the helmet. That is a superb bit of bowling.

17.4

Umar Gul to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, full and outside the off, squeezed down to third-man

17.5

Umar Gul to Mashrafe Mortaza, (no ball) 2 runs, No-ball and it's hit well through cover too. Half stop from the fielder makes sure it doesn't go away to the boundary. Free hit coming up.

17.5

Umar Gul to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, full and straight, Gul again aiming for the yorker, Mortaza back s away to leg and hits through cover

17.6

Umar Gul to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short one banged in, slipping down leg, ducked under. Gul lucky that wasn't called wide

End of over 18 (7 runs) Bangladesh 137/7 (RR: 7.61)
Mushfiqur Rahim    4* (7b)      Umar Gul    3-0-16-0
Mashrafe Mortaza    11* (13b)      Shoaib Malik    2-0-15-2

18.1

Mohammad Asif to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, very very very slow from Asif who returns to the attack. That one hangs in the air an eternity before finding the base of leg stump as Mortaza walks far to the off and tries to hit that over leg. That's a bit of a mess for the batsman.

Mashrafe Mortaza b Mohammad Asif 11 (14m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 78.57

18.2

Mohammad Asif to Abdur Razzak, OUT, yet another slower ball, on the off, defended back down the pitch. Asif fields in his follow-through and finds Razzaq bounding down the crease. Asif under-arms the ball onto the stumps at the striker's end and that's curtains for Razzaq. Silly way to throw away a wicket

Abdur Razzak run out 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

18.3

Mohammad Asif to Syed Rasel, no run, full and on the stumps, defended sensibly back down the pitch

18.4

Mohammad Asif to Syed Rasel, no run, fullish and on the stumps, once again defended very carefully to the off side

18.5

Mohammad Asif to Syed Rasel, 1 run, fullish and on the stumps, driven through the on side

18.6

Mohammad Asif to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, fullish and on the stumps, worked to the on side to end a frenetic over

End of over 19 (2 runs) Bangladesh 139/9 (RR: 7.31)
Mushfiqur Rahim    5* (8b)      Mohammad Asif    4-0-26-1
Syed Rasel    1* (3b)      Umar Gul    3-0-16-0

19.1

Umar Gul to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off, slashed quite agriculturally at, the ball balloons down towards long off

19.2

Umar Gul to Syed Rasel, no run, slightly quicker, outside the off, the ball skids through as the batsman has a swing and misses quite comfortably

19.3

Umar Gul to Syed Rasel, no run, very full and on the stumps. All the batsman can do is jam the bat down and defend to the keeper

19.4

Umar Gul to Syed Rasel, OUT, searing yorker on the middle stump. Syed Rasel has very little idea about that one and plays a booming shot nowhere near the vicinity of the ball. The middle stump is disturbed and that's the end of the Bangladesh innings

Syed Rasel b Umar Gul 1 (5m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

Not much to show for Bangladesh from that innings barring Junaid Siddque who made 71 in his first game in the tournament. Bangladesh didn't even last their quota of 20 overs.

It's now up to Pakistan to chase down this score and you've got to think they'll do it with some ease. That chase begins in about 20 minutes and it will be George Binoy to call the first half of that innings.

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Photos

Sep 20, 2007

Imran Nazir swivels on one leg to steer a ball to the on side, Bangladesh v Pakistan, Group F, ICC World Twenty20, Cape Town, September 20, 2007

Imran Nazir swivels on one leg to steer a ball to the on side

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Sep 20, 2007

Mahmudullah appeals after running out Salman Butt, Bangladesh v Pakistan, Group F, ICC World Twenty20, Cape Town, September 20, 2007

Mahmudullah appeals after running out Salman Butt

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