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Pakistan vs Bangladesh, 7th Match, Super Four at Lahore, Asia Cup, Sep 06 2023 - Match Result

RESULT
7th Match, Super Four (D/N), Lahore, September 06, 2023, Asia Cup
(39.3/50 ov, T:194) 194/3

Pakistan won by 7 wickets (with 63 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
4/19
haris-rauf
Match centre 
Scores: @Thilak_Rama | Comms: Abhimanyu Bose
Scorecard summary
Bangladesh 193/10(38.4 overs)
4/19 (6)
3/34 (5.4)
Pakistan 194/3(39.3 overs)
78 (84)
1/32 (8)

9.45pm Quite a comprehensive win for Pakistan to start off the Super Fours. And sign off from the Pakistan leg of the tournament in style. Bangladesh will now face Sri Lanka on September 9 in Colombo where they will look to bounce back from this defeat and get some revenge against Sri Lanka. For today, that will be all from us. On behalf of Thilak, Ranjith and Himanshu (whose report summing up this game you can read here), this is Abhimanyu signing off. Goodnight everyone!

9.35pm Time for the presentation ceremony.

The player of the match is, as guessed by many of you, Haris Rauf: "It was hot but as a professional you have to manage these things. I've played quite a bit of cricket here. Home field. People here had expectations that we perform like this. So happy we won like this. We plan for any team as a bowling unit and discuss our roles. We try to execute the roles given to us. [On bowling back of length] On Lahore wickets you try to bowl stump-to-stump. I didn't go for the yorker as it wasn't needed. You have your goals in mind but you just keep working hard and try to give your best performance for the team."

Pakistan captain Babar Azam: "[On the fast bowlers] Credit to all the boys, especially the first ten overs. How they are bowling in the first ten overs and then Haris Rauf is also bowling really well. [On Faheem Ashraf] Yes we saw the games and fast bowlers were getting a little bit help and Faheem bowled really well. Winning always gives you confidence. [On the team feeling pressure] I don't think so. We are just giving our best in every match."


Irfan Rahman: "Surprised that Haris is not the MoM on a batting wicket". He still may be. It's not been announced yet. Imam just spoke pitch-side.

9.30pm We should have the presentation ceremony soon so don't go anywhere!

Imam-ul-Haq: "I would say not one of my fluent innings. We thought it was going to be a good batting wicket but it was seaming around so we were surprised but I have worked on my back foot game against spinners and I am happy with that. [On trying to score quicker for NRR] We discussed about it and we had a plan. We thought we can just chase in 36 overs and intentions were clear about it. We thought we had the chance and we were fortunate enough to close the match as early as possible. [On the pacers] They are remarkable and I just want them to bowl this way for the next two months."

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan: "We lost early wickets in the start and we played some ordinary shots. On a wicket like this we shouldn't lose four wickets in the first ten overs, but it happens. Our partnership was good, thought we needed to bat 7-8 more overs. Very poor batting display on a surface like this but we have to move on to the next one. They are the no.1 team and these are the reasons. They have three world class bowlers who are making things easier for them. We have been doing well in the bowling department but batting is a bit hot and cold. We need to be more consistently. I thought our three seamers bowled brilliantly. Like Pakistan, our seamers have been bowling very well in the last couple of years. But unfortunately on a pitch like this you can't get wickets unless batters make mistakes. [On playing in SL] When I played in LPL, pitches were a bit slow, wickets were a little up and down and that should help us. So hopefully we will do well in Colombo."

9.20pm Pakistan took their time, but win comfortably in the end. Haris Rauf set it up with his excellent four-wicket haul, helped by Naseem who took three. Imam stayed steady despite a great opening spell from Shoriful, surviving quite a few lbw appeals. Fakhar, who started positively before slowing down, eventually was trapped lbw by Shoriful. Babar fell to Taskin soon, but Rizwan joined Imam and the two ensured Pakistan did not suffer any further hiccups. Imam got to a fine fifty and got out trying to up the tempo. By the time he departed for 78, Pakistan had the match in the bag. Rizwan got a well deserved half-century too.

39.3
4
Shakib to Salman, FOUR runs

And they get the win with a cheeky reverse-sweep! Pakistan start the Super Fours with a win in Lahore, with more than ten overs to spare

39.2
1
Shakib to Rizwan, 1 run

Dropped slightly short and Rizwan rocks back and pulls along the ground to deep midwicket. Pakistan a shot away from victory now

39.1
1
Shakib to Salman, 1 run

Salman fetches a delivery form outside off to deep backward square with a sweep

end of over 398 runs
PAK: 188/3CRR: 4.82 RRR: 0.54 • Need 6 from 66b
Mohammad Rizwan62 (78b 7x4 1x6)
Agha Salman7 (19b)
Shamim Hossain 1-0-8-0
Shakib Al Hasan 5-0-25-0
38.6
4
Shamim Hossain to Rizwan, FOUR runs

Inside out again and that's gone for four more. Rizwan skips out of the crease and takes on a length ball, hitting it wide of mid-off. It would have gone over the fielder in any case. One bounce and four

38.5
Shamim Hossain to Rizwan, no run

Full on off, hits the drive straight to mid-off

38.4
1
Shamim Hossain to Salman, 1 run

Strays down leg, Salman goes back and pulls to long-on

38.3
1
Shamim Hossain to Rizwan, 1 run

Length ball around off, he goes back to punch it out to long-on

38.2
1
Shamim Hossain to Salman, 1 run

Full and flat on off, Salman dances down the track and whips it out to long-on

38.1
1
Shamim Hossain to Rizwan, 1 run

Low full toss and Rizwan misses out, sweeping it out straight to deep backward square

Shamim Hossein now

end of over 387 runs
PAK: 180/3CRR: 4.73 RRR: 1.16 • Need 14 from 72b
Agha Salman5 (17b)
Mohammad Rizwan56 (74b 6x4 1x6)
Shakib Al Hasan 5-0-25-0
Mehidy Hasan Miraz 10-0-51-1
37.6
Shakib to Salman, no run

Looks to cut a short delivery outside off and underedges it onto the pitch

37.5
1
Shakib to Rizwan, 1 run

On a length on off, he goes back and punches it out to wide long-off. Another easy single

Saikot: "In subcontinent pitches, if a pacer even does a half decent job, no question should be asked about POTM but them"

37.4
1
Shakib to Salman, 1 run

Length ball and he punches it wide of long-on

37.3
Shakib to Salman, no run

On a length outside off, Salman steers it to short third

37.2
1
Shakib to Rizwan, 1 run

Dropped short on off and Rizwan rocks back and cuts to the sweeper

37.1
4
Shakib to Rizwan, FOUR runs

Driven inside out over covers for four! Skips down the track and moves leg-side to make room to this length ball on off and lofts it over the infield

end of over 375 runs
PAK: 173/3CRR: 4.67 RRR: 1.61 • Need 21 from 78b
Agha Salman4 (14b)
Mohammad Rizwan50 (71b 5x4 1x6)
Mehidy Hasan Miraz 10-0-51-1
Shakib Al Hasan 4-0-18-0
36.6
Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Salman, no run

Salman gets a leading edge past the bowler and out to long-off as he looks to turn a length ball through leg side

36.5
1
Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Rizwan, 1 run

Punches a length ball to long-on and gets to his fifty. He has been slow but steady and ensured Pakistan didn't fall into a collapse when Babar got out

36.4
1
Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Salman, 1 run

Full toss on leg, Salman sweeps it fine on the leg side to the fielder in the deep

36.3
1
Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Rizwan, 1 run

Loopy delivery outside off, Rizwan drives to long-off

36.2
1
Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Salman, 1 run

Tossed up outside off, Salman fetches it with a sweep to long leg

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
Imam-ul-Haq
78 runs (84)
5 fours4 sixes
Productive shot
pull
28 runs
4 fours2 sixes
Control
80%
Mushfiqur Rahim
64 runs (87)
5 fours0 six
Productive shot
sweep shot
10 runs
2 fours0 six
Control
90%
Best performances - bowlers
Haris Rauf
O
6
M
0
R
19
W
4
ECO
3.16
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Naseem Shah
O
5.4
M
0
R
34
W
3
ECO
6
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
TossBangladesh, elected to bat first
Series
Season2023
Player Of The Match
Match numberODI no. 4634
Hours of play (local time)15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30, Interval 18.30-19.10, Second Session 19.10-22.40
Match days6 September 2023 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsPakistan 2, Bangladesh 0
Language
English
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