Pakistan's Captain, Shahid Afridi, produced a strong all-round display to help his side cruise past Bangladesh, who had beaten them in the Asia Cup on March 2, by 55 runs to register their first win of the World T20 tournament at Eden Gardens on Wednesday
There are days when Shahid Afridi's game resembles a train wreck. Unfortunately for Bangladesh, Wednesday was not one of those days
Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has asked his players to put their poor form in the past and insisted that T20 is a format where a player is only one innings away from striking form
If there is one venue in the world that could be home from home for Bangladesh, it is the ground they will begin their Super 10s on Wednesday
Average first-innings total at Eden Gardens in T20s since the last WC T20, in 11 innings (all in IPL). The team batting first have 6-5 win-loss ratio in those.
Defeats for Bangladesh against Pakistan in the two T20Is, since the last WC T20. They won by 7 wickets in April 2015 and by 5 wickets in Asia Cup recently.
Average opening stand for Pakistan in T20Is in 2016, which is the lowest among all the full-member teams. Their highest stand this year has been just 33.
Runs by Pakistan in the Powerplays in this match, which is the most for them in 8 T20Is in 2016 and second-most in 21 T20Is since the last WC T20.
Ahmed Shehzad's score against Bangladesh in the last WC T20 in 2014. He scored a 39-ball 52 in this WC T20.
No. of half-centuries for Mohammad Hafeez in T20Is this year, in 8 innings. He had not scored any fifty in 14 innings in 2014 and 2015 combined.
Runs scored by Shabbir Rahman in T20Is this year. He is the first Bangladesh player and 9th overall to aggregate 400 or more T20I runs in a year.
Runs for Shakib in T20Is. He became the second B'desh player to complete 1000 runs in T20Is and 26th overall. Last match Tamim had got to his 1000th run.
Margin of win for Pakistan in this match, which is their second-highest, in terms of runs, in World T20. They had won by 82 runs vs Netherlands at Lord's in 2009.
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