Player of the Match
Player of the Match
253dThe 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

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Ahmed Shehzad
Ahmed Shehzad
111(62) 10x4 - 5x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 35 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 1 14 15 22 9 24 26
Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan
38(32) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 26 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 1 4 3 22 3 4 1

Best performances - Bowlers

Umar Gul
O4
M0
R30
W3
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Abdur Razzak
O4
M0
R20
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

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 days

30 March 2014 - day/night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Pakistan 2, Bangladesh 0

END OF OVER:
20 | 11 Runs | BDESH: 140/7 (51 runs required, RR: 7.00)

  • Mahmudullah17 (12b)
  • Mashrafe Mortaza17 (9b)
  • 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
0
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..

Quickfire Shehzad

30

Balls Shehzad took for his fifty today, two quicker than his fastest before this one, against NZ

Bangaldesh's go-to man

5.72

Shakib's economy at Mirpur. He has taken eight wickets at 13.00 in T20Is before today

Mr Expensive

85

Runs Bilawal Bhatti - who has been dropped today - conceded in his last six overs in T20Is

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

First Round Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
BDESH32141.466
NEPAL32140.933
AFG3122-0.981
HKG3122-1.455
First Round Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
NL32141.109
ZIM32140.957
IRE3214-0.701
UAE3030-1.541
Group 1
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL43162.233
SA43160.075
NZ4224-0.678
ENG4132-0.776
NL4132-0.866
Group 2
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA44081.28
WI43161.971
PAK4224-0.384
AUS4132-0.857
BDESH4040-2.072