Result
27th Match, Dhaka, Mar 30 2014, Group 2 (D/N), World T20
190/5
(20 ov, target 191)
140/7
Pakistan won by 50 runs
Player Of The Match
1y
• The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Shehzad century sets up massive win for Pakistan

Ahmed Shehzad pummeled Pakistan's first ever T20 century, propelling his side to a 50-run win over Bangladesh and setting up a virtual quarterfinal against West Indies

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Scorecard summary
Pakistan190/5(20 overs)
Bangladesh140/7(20 overs)
end of over 2011 runs
BDESH: 140/7CRR: 7 
Mahmudullah17 (12)
Mashrafe Mortaza17 (9)
Umar Gul4-0-30-3
Sohail Tanvir3-0-26-0

Pakistan take this easily. A handsome margin of 50 runs.. The win was set up by a beautiful unbeaten century from Ajmal Shehzad and once they had 190 on the board, it was always going to be difficult for Bangladesh batsmen against bowlers of quality..Gul picked three, the spinners struck whenever Bangladesh looked for big hits.. Bangladesh's loss means Australia are knocked out now and the winner of the match between Pakistan and West Indies two days from now will be a quarter final.

Mushfiqur says, "Razaak and Shakib bowled really well, but other bowlers didn't back them up. Those two overs cost almost sixty runs. When you are chasing a big target, you need someone from top four to bat all the way, but that didn't happen today."

Mohammad Hafeez says, "It is a great effort from the boys. Everyone knew how important these games were. A special knock from Ahmed Shehzad. He was a little under pressure before the game, but the management gave him the support ... He has all the shots and today he showed it in his game."

Ahmed Shehzad is the Man of the Match. He says, "For me it's very important to follow the team plans. I didn't want to let the team down. I stuck to my basics and delivered. I had a very good start and thought i can bat through the innings."

Well that's all from this match. Another match starting in roughly half an hour.. See you there. Ciao ciao

19.6
1
Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, 1 run
fuller delivery, cracked down to long off for a single..
19.5
1lb
Umar Gul to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 leg bye
looks to paddle this one fine on the leg side, but gets hit on the pads.. Gul gives him a good proper stare as he walks back to his run-up
19.4
Umar Gul to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run
first moves to the leg side, then over to the off side as he tries to ramp it over his shoulder.. it's a good sharp bouncer and he fails to make contact
19.3
4
Umar Gul to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR runs
this time it's the slower ball, but Mashrafe targets the third man area again.. Allows the ball to come to him, then ramps it fine on the off side
19.2
4
Umar Gul to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR runs
oh this is beautifully played by Mortaza! It's very good yorker, but the batsman manages to get his bat down in time to run it down fine on the off side
19.1
1
Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, 1 run
he gets an inside edge to backward square leg as looks to heave this full delivery

Last over.. Chance for Gul to add another one to his figures..

end of over 199 runs
BDESH: 129/7CRR: 6.78 • RRR: 62.00
Mahmudullah15 (10)
Mashrafe Mortaza9 (5)
Sohail Tanvir3-0-26-0
Umar Gul3-0-20-3
18.6
1
Sohail Tanvir to Mahmudullah, 1 run
he fires this one on the blockhole, the batsman can only dig it out to long off for a single
18.5
2
Sohail Tanvir to Mahmudullah, 2 runs
bowls it short of length on the stumps, the batsman clips it to deep square leg for a couple
18.4
1
Sohail Tanvir to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run
gets a low full toss and slashes it to deep extra cover for a single
18.3
4
Sohail Tanvir to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR runs
moves his front leg out of the way and swats the length delivery over mid-off for a boundary
18.2
Sohail Tanvir to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run
too quick for the batsman as he looks to pull the back of length delivery to the leg side, ends up playing it to mid off
18.1
1
Sohail Tanvir to Mahmudullah, 1 run
he comes from round the wicket, the batsman clips the length delivery to deep midwicket

Tanvir comes back

end of over 188 runs • 1 wicket
BDESH: 120/7CRR: 6.66 • RRR: 35.50
Mashrafe Mortaza4 (2)
Mahmudullah11 (7)
Umar Gul3-0-20-3
Saeed Ajmal3-0-20-2

Jose : "Pakistan, it look, may end up withe best NRR in this group. For whatever it is worth.

17.6
4
Umar Gul to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR runs
length delivery, hammered over midwicket with a powerful swing
17.5
Umar Gul to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run
another short delivery.. this one is quite quick.. the batsman sways away from the line

Mortaza comes in..

17.4
w
Umar Gul to Ziaur Rahman, OUT
another short ball! This one fizzes past the top edge. Kamran appeal for a catch and the umpires raises the finger. the silence in the crowd gives you no hint of a wicket falling ... No. 3 for Gul
Ziaur Rahman c †Kamran Akmal b Umar Gul 0 (5m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
17.3
1
Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, 1 run
quick short ball outside off, Mahmudullah is hurried in his pull shot, ends up pushing it as far as midwicket only
17.2
2
Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, 2 runs
fuller delivery on the stumps, Ziaur flicks it in the gap at deep backward square leg, but the fielder manages to keep it in
17.1
Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, no run
length delivery outside off, the batsman is a touch late on the shot, pushes it to point
Best performances - batsmen
Ahmed Shehzad
111 runs (62)
10 fours
5 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
leg glance
35 runs
2 fours
1 sixes
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Shakib Al Hasan
38 runs (32)
2 fours
2 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
leg glance
26 runs
1 fours
2 sixes
014322341
Best performances - bowlers
Umar Gul
O
4
M
0
R
30
W
3
Eco
7.50
Abdur Razzak
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
2
Eco
5.00
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossPakistan , elected to bat first
SeriesWorld T20 2014
Player Of The Match
Ahmed Shehzad
Match numberT20I no. 392
Season2013/14
Hours of play (local time)15.30 start, First Session 15.30-16.50, Interval 16.50-17.10, Second Session 17.10-18.30
Match days30 March 2014 - day/night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Richard Kettleborough
Ian Gould
TV Umpire
Kumar Dharmasena
Reserve Umpire
Marais Erasmus
Match Referee
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsPakistan 2, Bangladesh 0