Player of the Match
Player of the Match
207dThe Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

Tepid Pakistan win by four wickets

Set 141 for victory, Pakistan eased home with four wicketsand six balls to spare, after Bangladesh's slow bowlers induced amid-innings wobble

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Junaid Siddique
71(49) 6x4 - 3x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 19 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
2 0 9 11 14 24 4 7
Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi
39(15) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 20 runs
  • 2x4 - 2x6
0 0 0 2 3 6 6 22

Best performances - Bowlers

Shoaib Malik
Shoaib Malik
O2
M0
R15
W2
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Abdur Razzak
O4
M0
R16
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

END OF OVER:
19 | 12 Runs | PAK: 141/6 | RR: 7.42

  • Imran Nazir27 (18b)
  • Kamran Akmal3 (4b)
  • Mashrafe Mortaza4-0-45-1
  • Abdur Razzak4-0-16-2

Pakistan have won here, by four wickets, in a match that did not matter much. But you have to say Pakistan were nowhere near at their best against Bangladesh. Perhaps they found it hard to sustain the intensity with nothing at stake. However, even that was enough to get past Bangladesh who batted pretty frantically, with the exception of Junaid Siddique who made 71 in his first match of the tournament.

The Man of the Match for this game is Junaid Siddique for his excellent debut.

Asharful says: "We were 10-15 runs short." He talks of his team's experiences, saying, "We've done well in patches. We beat West Indies and played decent cricket. It's a learning experience for us. I think we've had a pretty ok tournament."

Malik says: "You must give the spinners credit. They bowled superbly, putting the ball in the right places. That's why they got wickets." He adds, "I asked Afridi where he wanted to open. He said he'd like to open and that's good for us."

This is Anand Vasu, signing off from this game. Do join us for the crucial India v South Africa match that's coming up in a little while.

18.6
2
Mashrafe Mortaza to Imran Nazir, 2 runs, short of a good length, outside the off, chopped away in front of point and that's an easy couple to seal the game
18.5
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Imran Nazir, no run, driven inside out and powerfully but straight to the man at cover
18.4
4
Mashrafe Mortaza to Imran Nazir, FOUR runs, short one banged in. There are two fielders in the deep for the ball. Mortaza can't get much bounce from this pitch at his pace, though. The ball sits up a bit and Nazir pulls well in fron of square for another boundary
18.3
1
Mashrafe Mortaza to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, short of a good length and on the pads, clipped away off the hips for a single
18.2
1
Mashrafe Mortaza to Imran Nazir, 1 run, full and on the stumps, Nazir drops the ball to the on side with soft hands and scampers a single
18.1
4
Mashrafe Mortaza to Imran Nazir, FOUR runs, quick, on the off, quite full, Nazir opens the face of the bat and runs the ball just wide of the wicketkeeper. No-one's going to stop that one and Pakistan get close to the target

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0Shahid AfridiImran Nazir
1st59Shahid AfridiMohammad Hafeez
2nd7Shahid AfridiSalman Butt
3rd3Younis KhanSalman Butt
4th33Shoaib MalikSalman Butt
5th4Salman ButtMisbah-ul-Haq
6th13Imran NazirSalman Butt
7th22Imran NazirKamran Akmal

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
SA22040.974
BDESH21120.149
WI2020-1.233
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS21120.987
ENG21120.209
ZIM2112-1.196
Group C
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL22044.721
NZ21122.396
KENYA2020-8.047
Group D
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA21030
PAK21121.275
SCOT2011-2.55
Group E
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA32140.75
NZ32140.05
SA3214-0.116
ENG3030-0.7
Group F
TeamMWLPTNRR
PAK33060.843
AUS32142.256
SL3122-0.697
BDESH3030-2.031