result
23rd Match, Group F, Cape Town, Sep 20 2007, ICC World Twenty20
(19/20 ov)141/6
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
player of the match
Junaid Siddique
Bangladesh
end of over 1912 runs
PAK: 141/6CRR: 7.42  • Need 0 run from 6b
Imran Nazir27 (18)
Kamran Akmal3 (4)
Mashrafe Mortaza4-0-45-1
Abdur Razzak4-0-16-2

Pakistan have won here, by four wickets, in a match that did not matter much. But you have to say Pakistan were nowhere near at their best against Bangladesh. Perhaps they found it hard to sustain the intensity with nothing at stake. However, even that was enough to get past Bangladesh who batted pretty frantically, with the exception of Junaid Siddique who made 71 in his first match of the tournament.

The Man of the Match for this game is Junaid Siddique for his excellent debut.

Asharful says: "We were 10-15 runs short." He talks of his team's experiences, saying, "We've done well in patches. We beat West Indies and played decent cricket. It's a learning experience for us. I think we've had a pretty ok tournament."

Malik says: "You must give the spinners credit. They bowled superbly, putting the ball in the right places. That's why they got wickets." He adds, "I asked Afridi where he wanted to open. He said he'd like to open and that's good for us."

This is Anand Vasu, signing off from this game. Do join us for the crucial India v South Africa match that's coming up in a little while.

18.6
2
Mortaza to Imran Nazir, 2 runs

short of a good length, outside the off, chopped away in front of point and that's an easy couple to seal the game

18.5
Mortaza to Imran Nazir, no run

driven inside out and powerfully but straight to the man at cover

18.4
4
Mortaza to Imran Nazir, FOUR runs

short one banged in. There are two fielders in the deep for the ball. Mortaza can't get much bounce from this pitch at his pace, though. The ball sits up a bit and Nazir pulls well in fron of square for another boundary

18.3
1
Mortaza to Kamran, 1 run

short of a good length and on the pads, clipped away off the hips for a single

18.2
1
Mortaza to Imran Nazir, 1 run

full and on the stumps, Nazir drops the ball to the on side with soft hands and scampers a single

18.1
4
Mortaza to Imran Nazir, FOUR runs

quick, on the off, quite full, Nazir opens the face of the bat and runs the ball just wide of the wicketkeeper. No-one's going to stop that one and Pakistan get close to the target

end of over 184 runs
PAK: 129/6CRR: 7.16 RRR: 6.00 • Need 12 runs from 12b
Imran Nazir16 (13)
Kamran Akmal2 (3)
Abdur Razzak4-0-16-2
Mahmudullah4-0-28-1
17.6
1
Razzak to Imran Nazir, 1 run

flat and on the off, dabbed to the off side for a quick single. Ashraful fields but does not pick up the ball cleanly. If he had done so ...

17.5
Razzak to Imran Nazir, no run

short of a length and wide outside the off, big slashing cut played and missed

17.4
1
Razzak to Kamran, 1 run

full and on the stumps, bit of loop there, dug out towards cover

17.3
Razzak to Kamran, no run

tossed up and on the stumps, defended back down the pitch to the bowler

17.2
1
Razzak to Imran Nazir, 1 run

flat, quicker, on the stumps, defended away to the off side for a quick single

17.1
1
Razzak to Kamran, 1 run

full and on the stumps, driven inside out through cover

end of over 1710 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 125/6CRR: 7.35 RRR: 5.33 • Need 16 runs from 18b
Imran Nazir14 (10)
Kamran Akmal0 (0)
Mahmudullah4-0-28-1
Mashrafe Mortaza3-0-33-1
16.6
Mahmudullah to Imran Nazir, no run

full and on the stumps, defended back down the stumps with bat held close to pad

16.5
6
Mahmudullah to Imran Nazir, SIX runs

slightly short of a length and down the leg side, Nazir climbs into this one, launching it into the stands over square-leg. Shot!

16.4
W
Mahmudullah to Salman Butt, 1 run, OUT

full and down the leg side, helped along over the infield. There's a simple run. Salman Butt is sauntering about outside the crease, not trying properly to make his ground. Mushfiqur Rahim is alert - something Butt certainly wasn't - and throws the stumps down. This is incredibly sloppy cricket from someone who is attempting a comeback and has just been appointed vice-captain of the team.

Salman Butt run out (Shakib Al Hasan/†Mushfiqur Rahim/Mahmudullah) 21 (42m 28b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75
16.3
1
Mahmudullah to Imran Nazir, 1 run

short of a driving length and outside the off, played down towards point with an angled bat

16.2
1
Mahmudullah to Salman Butt, 1 run

short of a length and outside the off, cut down through point but not terribly well

16.1
1
Mahmudullah to Imran Nazir, 1 run

short of a length and on the pads, Nazir works the ball through leg