Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    38.3 makes room outside leg and he's yorked himself! Anamul Haque lets out a war-cry, Mirpur has woken up! Razzak though looks thoroughly disenchanted with the emotion after bowling a beauty! he's seen the batsman moving in his crease and fires in a middle stump yorker. Shehzad tries to jam a horizontal bat down in time to stop it, but does not succeed 210/4
    20.4 it was on the cards. Pakistan were piling too much pressure on themselves and Hafeez goes for a slog-sweep against the spin. But all he manages is a slice to long-on. Tight lines from Mominul as he attacks middle and leg, Hafeez had planted his front leg out of the way and swings, but doesn't make good enough contact 97/1
    21.5 Misbah's gone! Goes for an almighty heave over midwicket and he has been cleaned up. Bangladesh are ecstatic. What a good move by Mushi to bring back his strike bowler and Shakib does not disappoint. This is a skidder tossed up on off stump and Misbah has played all around it 102/2
    22.5 two wickets in two overs, Mirpur has gone haywire and that's nothing compared to what the Bangladesh players are feeling! Amid all that, Maqsood has not touched this ball! This quicker delivery just outside off bounces and turns a bit too much for the cut shot and beats him completely. The keeper goes up straight away and Umpire Llong agrees. Maqsood just has a wry smile on his face as he takes it on the chin and walks off 105/3
    49.4 137 kph, Alam was backing away and the bowler bowls it short and slides it across him. Looks to ramp it over third man but doesn't connect. The keeper dribbles the ball through and the bowler breaks the stumps at the other end. There was lots of height on that bouncer though, very close to being a wide 325/7
    41.2 holes out to long-on as he goes for a slog down the ground. There was too much with on this, plus it was turning away as well. This was always a poor choice of shot and he succumbs. Might actually be good for Pakistan that that experiment ended sooner than later 225/5
    46.5 very full outside off, he is forward and drills this to mid-off. They set off for the single, even with Afridi struggling to move out there. A direct hit from mid-off finds him short and Mirpur roars 294/6
    not out
    not out
    13 (b 1, lb 3, w 9)
    329/7 (49.5 Overs, RR: 6.6)
    Fall of wickets: 1-97 (Mohammad Hafeez, 20.4 ov), 2-102 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 21.5 ov), 3-105 (Sohaib Maqsood, 22.5 ov), 4-210 (Ahmed Shehzad, 38.3 ov), 5-225 (Abdur Rehman, 41.2 ov), 6-294 (Shahid Afridi, 46.5 ov), 7-325 (Fawad Alam, 49.4 ov)
    Shafiul Islam504909.80127130
    Al-Amin Hossain6.505007.31184220
    Shakib Al Hasan1025315.30332320
    Abdur Razzak907218.00197210
    Mominul Haque913724.11335000
    Nasir Hossain301705.6661000

Match Notes

Stunning strike-rates


Afridi's strike-rate today, the seventh highest for a fifty-plus innings in a chase, highest also belongs to him

Fastest fifties


No. of balls Afridi took to pass 50 today. His third half-century off 18 deliveries in ODIs

Most expensive over


The runs conceded by Shakib in his 8th over; it equalled his most expensive over in ODIs



That's Abdur Rehman's strike-rate in ODIs before this game

Half-centuries for openers


No. of ODIs in which all four openers have scored fifty-plus scores, including today

Opening woes


No. of ODIs since Pakistan has had a century stand for the first wicket

Bangladesh flying high


Number of times Bangladesh have reached 200 before losing their second wicket

More opening stats


Number of times in ODIs Bangladesh openers both scored 50+, including today, last such occurrence in 2010

How bizarre


Abdur Rehman's figures after he bowled three consecutive high full tosses and was removed from the attack