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5th Match (D/N), Dambulla, Jun 21 2010, Asia Cup
(50 ov, target 386)246/5
Pakistan won by 139 runs
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• The Bulletin by Nitin Sundar

Afridi's century flattens Bangladesh

A new-look Pakistan, led by a new-look Shahid Afridi, bowed out of the Asia Cup with little to boast about but with their reputations enhanced, while Bangladesh ended their campaign by reaffirming the gulf between them and the top-flight teams

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Scorecard summary
Pakistan385/7(50 overs)
Bangladesh246/5(50 overs)
end of over 501 run
BDESH: 246/5CRR: 4.92 
Mahmudullah0 (7)
Jahurul Islam11 (15)
Mohammad Asif10-0-60-1
Imran Farhat5-0-21-1

Uff! This was one huge nail in the coffin of 50-over cricket. It has undone all the good work done by two wonderful matches between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, and Indian and Pakistan. International cricket in 2010 can't afford ODIs where one side doesn't even try to win a match for as long as 50 overs. In fact it seemed like Tamim Iqbal was rebelling against a team gameplan. Thanks for those who joined us, and I can see why not many did

Shahid Afridi is MoM and also the winning captain "I was always expecting that as a captain you should set an example. As a captain I am very happy. The coaches did a very good job. There are a few lessons to be learnt surely but we played well."

Shakib Al Hasan "They got a great start, their openers batted really well. On the other hand, our new-ball bowlers didn't bowl well. We know our strength is to not chase 385, we are not batting well in the middle overs, so our plan was to bat well in the middle overs, we did that brilliantly today. There were plus points in our batting, we need to improve our bowling and fielding."

Junaid Siddique has been given the award for the most stylish player of the day. Somehow I can't see the humour there. He also wins a 1000 dollars for being the Jodi [partnership] of the Match

49.6
Mohammad Asif to Mahmudullah, no run

that's it, the Test has been saved! Well done Bangladesh. Fittingly they finish it off with a defensive shot

49.5
Mohammad Asif to Mahmudullah, no run

gets a bottom edge as he looks to cut

49.4
Mohammad Asif to Mahmudullah, no run

full ball, driven to extra cover

49.3
Mohammad Asif to Mahmudullah, no run

short outside off, beaten

49.2
Mohammad Asif to Mahmudullah, no run

looks for cut, is beaten

49.1
1
Mohammad Asif to Jahurul, 1 run

pushes this to sweeper-cover for one

Srinivasan: "I believe BAN captain said that they are confortable in chasing 250-260 confortably, he done it atleast!!"

end of over 491 run • 1 wicket
BDESH: 245/5CRR: 5.00 • RRR: 141.00 • Need 141 from 6b
Mahmudullah0 (2)
Jahurul Islam10 (14)
Imran Farhat5-0-21-1
Mohammad Asif9-0-59-1
48.6
Farhat to Mahmudullah, no run

flighted delivery, nicely pushed to extra cover

48.5
Farhat to Mahmudullah, no run

defended with an open face, towards short third

Mark: "Ideal time for Bangladesh to accelerate.. A solid platform.. All they need is no fielders in the ground and a blindfolded ball boy bowling..."

48.4
W
Farhat to Shakib, OUT

Farhat gets a wicket! hits the stumps as he looks to cut it, beaten for pace

Shakib Al Hasan b Imran Farhat 25 (27m 24b 3x4 0x6) SR: 104.17
48.3
Farhat to Shakib, no run

flat and quick, hurries him into a defensive shot

48.2
Farhat to Shakib, no run

is beaten as he looks to turn this to leg

48.1
1
Farhat to Jahurul, 1 run

plays with soft hands, steals a single

end of over 488 runs
BDESH: 244/4CRR: 5.08 • RRR: 71.00 • Need 142 from 12b
Shakib Al Hasan25 (21)
Jahurul Islam9 (13)
Mohammad Asif9-0-59-1
Imran Farhat4-0-20-0
47.6
2
Mohammad Asif to Shakib, 2 runs

slogged away for two, square of fine leg

47.5
4
Mohammad Asif to Shakib, FOUR runs

slower short ball, pulled past short fine leg, that takes their fours tally to 17, equal to what Afridi hit

47.4
Mohammad Asif to Shakib, no run

back of a length, beats him as he tries to whip it to the on side

round the wicket

47.3
1
Mohammad Asif to Jahurul, 1 run

back of a length, pushed down to long-off

47.2
Mohammad Asif to Jahurul, no run

at least he tried to pull, is beaten by the short one

47.2
1nb
Mohammad Asif to Jahurul, (no ball)

Asif trying to wake them out of their slumber by overstepping. free-hit coming up

47.1
Mohammad Asif to Jahurul, no run

looks to cut, is beaten outside off

Ram: "@Deepak - It is not about the strike rate. 85 is very good for that matter. But what lacked in Junaid's innings is the intent and that is what really matters."

end of over 476 runs
BDESH: 236/4CRR: 5.02 • RRR: 50.00 • Need 150 from 18b
Shakib Al Hasan19 (18)
Jahurul Islam8 (9)
Imran Farhat4-0-20-0
Mohammad Asif8-0-51-1
46.6
Farhat to Shakib, no run

pushed through, beats him on the cut

Best performances - batsmen
Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi
124 runs (60)
17 fours
4 sixes
Control89%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
49 runs
8 fours
2 sixes
16104123881719
Junaid Siddique player portrait
Junaid Siddique
97 runs (114)
6 fours
2 sixes
Control79%
Productive shot
leg glance
32 runs
1 four
1 six
2751225141418
Best performances - bowlers
Shafiul Islam
Shafiul Islam
O
10
M
0
R
95
W
3
ECO
9.5
Shakib Al Hasan portrait
Shakib Al Hasan
O
10
M
0
R
73
W
2
ECO
7.3
Match details
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
SeriesAsia Cup
Season2010
Player Of The Match
Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi
Match numberODI no. 2998
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
Match days21 June 2010 - daynight match (50-over match)
ODI debut
Asad Shafiq
Asad Shafiq
Jahurul Islam
Jahurul Islam
Umpires
West Indies Image
Billy Doctrove
Australia Image
Bruce Oxenford
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka Image
Ranmore Martinesz
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka Image
Lyndon Hannibal
Match Referee
Zimbabwe Image
Andy Pycroft
PointsPakistan 5, Bangladesh 0