Result
14th Match, Kolkata, Mar 16 2016, Super 10 Group 2 (D/N), World T20
201/5
(20 ov, target 202)
146/6
Pakistan won by 55 runs
Player Of The Match
Match centre 
Commentator: Alagappan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Pakistan201/5(20 overs)
Bangladesh146/6(20 overs)
end of over 2012 runs
BDESH: 146/6CRR: 7.3 
Mashrafe Mortaza15 (9)
Shakib Al Hasan50 (40)
Wahab Riaz4-0-31-0
Mohammad Amir4-0-27-2

And with that, Bangladesh topple to the bottom of the Group 2 table. Their run-rate is -2.75. This is a tough group to survive and it is very likely run-rate will be deciding who goes through. Mashrafe Mortaza and his side have a lot of thinking to do. Lots of analysis heading your way from ESPNCricinfo's Match Day, which will be live at 7.00. That's only minutes from now. So refresh the scorecard page and catch up with Sanjay Manjrekar and Ian Chappell. But from the commentary team, it's goodbye and thank you for joining us.

Khair Nassaz: "Visibly huge difference between Bangladesh teams with and without Mustafizur Rahman."

Karan: "I hope the ad for India vs Pakistan game is ceased with immediate effect. This Pakistani line up looks threatening. Lets not invite memes."

6.43 pm There will be plenty spoken about the Pakistan batsmen, and rightly so. But this bowling attack have looked a superb batting track in the face and suckerpunched it with their rapid pace and unflinching accuracy. No was offered to the Bangladesh batsmen. Cramped up and crumbled up, Bangladesh were out of it by the halfway stage. Only Sabbir looked like threatening the total, but Shakib's fifty may work for them leading into the tournament.

For Pakistan, Amir took a wicket in his first over for the seventh time in his T20 career, opening up the stage for Afridi to come in with his variety of leggies, offies, seam-up and googlies - 2 for 27 and 49 off 19 balls. Shoo in for the Man of the Match, and here he is.

"My performances play a key role, but I was hungry. I was keen to perform well for my country in this event," says Afridi. "Its a big event as captain, as senior player, I had to lead by example. I spoke to the coach and he said okay. I love to give chances to the rest of the batsmen, but sometimes. I think from the last two three series, the batsman struggled to find runs. First six overs was important and Hafeez and Shehzad did very well. That was what we missed in the batting, the partnerships. Openers are very important, Shehzad and even Sharjeel can be very attacking too, If he stays first six overs, the team will have 50-60. I expect them to perform well, as a captain. I don't want to talk about the past, we should learn from our mistakes and India have been playing good cricket, even with the last loss. Captaincy is not an easy job, but when the team gives you 100 percent, I enjoy it. People expect me to bat and ball as well and I enjoy both"

"Two hundred is always difficult with Pakistan bowling attack. And after six overs it was almost impossible. Shakib batted very well and we got 150, so its not that bad," Mortaza says. "We have to bowl better, we didn't bowl well today. First six overs we couldn't get much runs with the bat either. You can't practice much, you have to be mentally strong. With Australia's batting, it will be hard and Bangalore wicket will be flat. Bowling group must bring better plans. Mustafiz is getting better, hopefully he will be back"

19.6
Wahab Riaz to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run
wide yorker, Mash was moving leg side so he can't reach that far. Dot to end. Pakistan have thumped Bangladesh
19.5
Wahab Riaz to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run
first he went off side, then he jumps leg side and shows off a slog. And while that was happening, a Wahab length ball slips right though him
19.4
1
Wahab Riaz to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run
hits the yorker just outside off, Shakib pats it a few yards away from the keeper to make a fifty.
19.3
6
Wahab Riaz to Shakib Al Hasan, SIX runs
length on off stump, heaved over long-on. As basic as one plus one equals two.
19.2
1
Wahab Riaz to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run
backs away against a short ball and swipes at it. Gets a thick outside edge that wanders over towards mid-off
19.1
4
Wahab Riaz to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR runs
moves outside leg and launches a length ball over extra cover

Wahab to close this thing out. He needs to defend 67 runs.

end of over 1911 runs
BDESH: 134/6CRR: 7.05 • RRR: 68.00
Shakib Al Hasan43 (38)
Mashrafe Mortaza10 (5)
Mohammad Amir4-0-27-2
Mohammad Irfan4-0-30-1
18.6
2
Mohammad Amir to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs
spears it in on the pads, Shakib works it to long leg
18.5
1lb
Mohammad Amir to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 leg bye
beaten on the slower ball this time. Mash will have to stow away those lap sweeps. Tame leg bye
18.5
1w
Mohammad Amir to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 wide
He keeps finding the blockhole, but this one has wandered too far outside off
18.4
1
Mohammad Amir to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run
full and on the pads, clipped through midwicket
18.3
1lb
Mohammad Amir to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 leg bye
moves away outside off to get ready for a lap over fine leg, but Amir does not allow that to happen. Bowls back of a length and fast and forces a mis-hit
18.2
4
Mohammad Amir to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR runs
that's stunning too. Amir goes for the yorker, just outside off, and Mash gets down low with it and steers it between backward point and short third man. Brilliant cricket
18.1
1
Mohammad Amir to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run
superb strength in his wrists. He just stands on leg stump and then whirls his bat against a near-yorker on middle and the ball scampers away to deep square leg
end of over 1812 runs • 1 wicket
BDESH: 123/6CRR: 6.83 • RRR: 39.50
Mashrafe Mortaza6 (2)
Shakib Al Hasan39 (35)
Mohammad Irfan4-0-30-1
Mohammad Amir3-0-18-2
17.6
6
Mohammad Irfan to Mashrafe Mortaza, SIX runs
ooh, that's huge! Irfan errs by bowling length, even as he followed Mash making room for himself. Heaved straight down the ground
17.5
Mohammad Irfan to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run
how is the offcutter rated at 137 kph? It sticks in the pitch, turns across the closed face of Mashrafe's bat and just bounces over the middle and off stumps
17.4
w
Mohammad Irfan to Mohammad Mithun, OUT
slower short ball, Mithun looks to glide it away to third man. Perhaps he was only wanting to chip it, but it carries all the way to the fielder there. Amir takes a fine catch, but the umpires are asking for a double-check on the front foot. It appears touch and go, I can't quite see anything behind the line. The heel is on it at best, but the umpire disagrees. It's out!
Mohammad Mithun c Mohammad Amir b Mohammad Irfan 2 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00
17.3
1
Mohammad Irfan to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run
So the fast bowler goes for a bouncer, and it rears up at Shakib's face. Pulls well enough to find a single through square leg
17.2
4
Mohammad Irfan to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR runs
Length ball on middle and leg, walloped over square leg. Standard T20 stuff. Nothing to see here
Best performances - batsmen
Mohammad Hafeez
64 runs (42)
7 fours
2 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
on drive
14 runs
0 fours
2 sixes
24751141417
Ahmed Shehzad
52 runs (39)
8 fours
0 sixes
Control89%
Productive shot
flick
16 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
4512092317
Best performances - bowlers
Mohammad Amir
O
4
M
0
R
27
W
2
Eco
6.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Shahid Afridi
O
4
M
0
R
27
W
2
Eco
6.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
TossPakistan , elected to bat first
SeriesWorld T20 2016
Player Of The Match
Shahid Afridi
Match numberT20I no. 536
Season2015/16
Hours of play (local time)15:00 start First Session 15.00-16.25, Interval 16.25-16.45, Second Session 16.45-18.10
Match days16 March 2016 - day/night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Richard Kettleborough
Ian Gould
TV Umpire
Joel Wilson
Reserve Umpire
Aleem Dar
Match Referee
Chris Broad
PointsPakistan 2, Bangladesh 0