Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.4 typical slow-pitch dismissal. Hafeez is gone to a soft shot. Short, wide, and painfully sluggish. The ball rises in slow motion, and Hafeez is already through his punch into the covers when it comes through. He lobs it amiably into the covers off the bat toe, and makes his way back. Bangladesh are thrilled. 0/1
    8.5 lovely, lovely bowling! Shafiq is gone, there's no benefit of doubt to be had when the stumps are broken. He's set him up with a series of balls that spun sharply, and now sends down the armer from slightly wide of the crease. Shafiq is lulled into a loose drive off the front foot. The ball drops in front of him and shoots straight through bat-pad gap. All over. 37/2
    11.1 edged and straightforward catch! Younis may not want to see that replay, tossed up outside off and tempting the big drive through the covers, he bends his knee and drives a bit far from the body, the edge was loud and clear 39/3
    35.4 poor stroke from Misbah. Wide full of length and he stretched for it and chipped it simply to Nasir at short-extra cover who claimed a simple catch. 133/4
    42.1 Akmal gets a bit too keen having gone past 50. Down the track to Sunny, in no position to play an attempted lofted drive. He misses, the keeper whips the bails off and Pakistan lose another. 162/7
    35.6 a double strike for Bangladesh. Drawing the batsman down the wicket, Shoaib didn't get to the pitch of the ball and popped up a catch to the bowler's left. Pouched easily and two down in the over. 133/5
    40.1 Afridi goes big into the leg side but makes nowhere near enough contact. A straightforward chance to deep midwicket and easily taken. 148/6
    46.1 all over! The umpire's finger went up in a hurry. Rehman looked completely plumb there. Mahmudullah has rolled out the tail in seven balls. He angled this in from round the stumps, and got it to straighten past the forward prod and thud into the pad low and in front of middle and off. 177/10
    44.3 Tanvir goes to cut and it's a feather-edge through to the keeper. Rahim stays low and composed to complete a very good catch, he didn't have much time to react. 172/8
    44.4 another one bites the dust! Mahmudullah is on a hat-trick, as is Rahim, and Pakistan are nine down. That one didn't turn in much as Gul prodded forward and felt for it, it just slid along and took the outside edge. Rahim's day is getting better and better. Mahmudullah is chuffed - no bowling for 44 overs, and then two scalps in four balls. 172/9
    not out
    16 (b 12, lb 1, nb 1, w 2)
    177 all out (46.1 Overs, RR: 3.83)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Mohammad Hafeez, 0.4 ov), 2-37 (Asad Shafiq, 8.5 ov), 3-39 (Younis Khan, 11.1 ov), 4-133 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 35.4 ov), 5-133 (Shoaib Malik, 35.6 ov), 6-148 (Shahid Afridi, 40.1 ov), 7-162 (Umar Akmal, 42.1 ov), 8-172 (Sohail Tanvir, 44.3 ov), 9-172 (Umar Gul, 44.4 ov), 10-177 (Abdur Rehman, 46.1 ov)
    Shafiul Islam613215.33235011
    Farhad Reza21201.00110000
    Abdur Razzak1022132.10441000
    Shakib Al Hasan1022112.10410000
    Elias Sunny903624.00343110
    Alok Kapali401704.25142000
    Nasir Hossain403107.75102200
    0.1 Hafeez has again got Tamim for a duck! This is uncanny! Devon Smith will have his sympathies for Tamim. This one turned. It angled in, landed on off and straightened ever so slightly. Tamim was forward and solid in defence, but down the wrong line. The ball slipped past and hit off stump. 0/1
    19.4 The sweep has been kind to Shahriar but he played down the wrong line there. Hit bang in front and the umpire is quickly up with the finger to hang Pakistan a way back. 69/2
    21.6 The Professor strikes again. Bangladesh are disintegrating against spin. Hafeez's varying degrees of spin to the fore again, he normally uses his lack of turn to get his wickets. Today, the ones that spin are doing the job. Mahmudullah was back in the crease, looking to defend a length ball outside off, but it spun in like a top on ecstasy to rap him plumb in front. That floodlight break seems to have knocked the daylights out of this chase. 72/4
    20.3 Horror stroke! Plumb in front. Bangladesh are spinning out of control. Angled in from wide of the crease, it lands on off and straightens. The ball deceived Rahim in flight, it was a touch fuller than he thought as he stayed back and shaped to paddle it away. The ball slipped past and hit him in front of off. Was that doing too much? Umpire Cloete is convinced, and it seemed a fair call. Trouble! 70/3
    25.2 Hafeez foxes Shakib and makes it look as simple as stealing candy from a child. Tossed up, slower through the air, it lands outside off and stops on Shakib who is early on the off drive. He pops it to the right of Hafeez who pouches with glee. He gets runs, and he gets wickets. When he doesn't get runs, he gets even more wickets. What a year Hafeez is having! 81/5
    26.1 and another. Spin and the slow wicket are backfiring spectacularly on Bangladesh here. Tossed up, comes on slowly as Nasir commits himself to the cover drive, and he doesn't check the shot. It lobs into the covers, and Misbah tumbles forward to take a good catch. 69 for 1 has become 83 for 6. 83/6
    35.5 the crowd is stunned. Kapali is gone and that should be the game. Tossed up invitingly on off stump, Kapali plants the front foot across and mows across the line. He got pretty good connection on it, but not enough to clear Shafiq who wasn't fully back on the square leg fence. He had to turn to his right and back to take the catch, and it popped out in the first attempt. But he kept his cool and lunged back to pluck the rebound, a foot or so in front of the ropes. 117/8
    34.6 Reza is gone, and he's unlucky. There was an inside edge there, that umpire Cloete missed. Ajmal follows up the topspinner with a sharp offbreak that lands on off and hurtles in. Reza was pinned on the crease and the bat came around late, but he still managed to edge it onto the pad. The umpire didn't notice it, and has sent him back. 117/7
    37.2 cleaned him up! Sunny is squared up by grip and spin, and is left groping as the ball breaks past and disturbs spin. This dismissal complements the Tamim wicket at the start of the innings. Sums up Bangladesh's day. They have been squared, and quartered, by Pakistan's spin. 119/9
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    37.6 And then there were none. Shafiul looks to lash to the leg side as a length ball spins in sharply and breaks the stumps. Malik looks relieved, Misbah smiles like a Cheshire cat, and the crowd looks distraught. Pakistan have swept the series. 119/10
    12 (b 4, lb 3, w 5)
    119 all out (38 Overs, RR: 3.13)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Tamim Iqbal, 0.1 ov), 2-69 (Shahriar Nafees, 19.4 ov), 3-70 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 20.3 ov), 4-72 (Mahmudullah, 21.6 ov), 5-81 (Shakib Al Hasan, 25.2 ov), 6-83 (Nasir Hossain, 26.1 ov), 7-117 (Farhad Reza, 34.6 ov), 8-117 (Alok Kapali, 35.5 ov), 9-119 (Elias Sunny, 37.2 ov), 10-119 (Shafiul Islam, 37.6 ov)
    Mohammad Hafeez1022732.70432030
    Umar Gul20301.50100000
    Abdur Rehman1013223.20424000
    Shahid Afridi402706.7593010
    Saeed Ajmal74620.85370010
    Sohail Tanvir1011011.0012000
    Shoaib Malik42631.50180000

Match Details


Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Pakistan won the 3-match series 3-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15

Match days

6 December 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • 'Blackout broke Bangladesh momentum' - Misbah

    Mushfiqur Rahim and Misbah-ul-Haq have said that a floodlight failure at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong midway through the Bangladesh chase played a significant role in deciding the final ODI

  • Stone thrown at umpires' car in Chittagong

    A car that was carrying Enamul Haque and Johan Cloete, the on-field umpires of the third ODI on Tuesday, was hit by a stone

  • Pakistan spinners seal clean sweep

    Bangladesh had an opportunity to end a losing streak against Pakistan that has lasted 12 years, but the visiting spinners were good enough to put the target of 178 far out of their reach

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

1st0Shahriar NafeesTamim Iqbal
2nd69MahmudullahShahriar Nafees
3rd1MahmudullahMushfiqur Rahim
4th2MahmudullahShakib Al Hasan
5th9Shakib Al HasanNasir Hossain
6th2Alok KapaliNasir Hossain
7th34Alok KapaliFarhad Reza
8th0Alok KapaliElias Sunny
9th2Abdur RazzakElias Sunny
10th0Abdur RazzakShafiul Islam