length ball outside off and slapped past mid off to finish it in fitting style, clearing the front leg, another lovely strike
So that concludes a very uninspiring group stage with all the matches firmly going one way. There have been glimpses of the entertainment this tournament could provide but we're yet to have that spark, that tight match to get everyone on the edge of their seats. Hopefully the Super Eights can give us that and we'll all be back after a day's break for the start of that second phase as Sri Lanka play New Zealand at 3.30 IST on Thursday. England and West Indies also in action that evening, before attentions turn to Colombo on Friday. Have a peaceful day off tomorrow, see you Thursday...
Presentation time. "The pressure was on us but Shakib played very well," says Mushfiqur Rahim "We can take some positives out of this and go home and work on a few things. We're not used to playing on these wickets."
"It's a great team effort, the boys have shown the right attitude so far in this tournament," says Mohammad Hafeez. "Our bowler's tried well but there is a little bit of a concern about the fast bowlers. But I am very happy as captain and the team are responding to me." Man of the Match is also on the Pakistan side, and it goes to Imran Nazir for his smashing 72 from 36 balls.
Just to confirm, the Super Eight stages were pre-arranged by the seedings so it doesn't matter who has won the groups, the teams in each section of the next phase were known long ago. Pakistan, therefore, take their place alongside India, Australia and South Africa in Colombo.
So Pakistan win by eight wickets and have romped home with the bat, Bangladesh were all over the place with the ball and in the field and are going home, while Pakistan go down to Colombo to play in the Super Eights. It ended up being a touch one-sided which was a shame after the excellent effort batting first, particularly Shakib-al-Hasan, but Pakistan have achieved their highest successful chase and ensure there is no upset in this year's World T20 with all the minnows going home at the group stage and realistically, looking rather out of place.
short and left outside off stump, called wide, obviously bounced too high
full and wide, just inside the guideline so not a wide, Tim Southee-esque that delivery
slower ball onto leg stump, clipped down to long leg
good yorker...too little too late...dug out past the bowler
This over then...Shafiul Islam to finish it off...
nice and full again, dug out past the bowler for a single
fired in full, dug out to midwicket
length ball, down to slog sweep, miscued, comes off a bottom edge to the 45
One hit will do it...
full towards middle and off, played down to long on
back to play to leg, off a leading edge past cover
back and punched down to long on
Odds on it being wrapped up this over...nine to win...Razzaq to bowl...
Another horrendous over really, save the toe-ended six that would have been caught by a taller man...
wide and full, slapped away past point for four more
angled in, runs off the front pad to short long leg
on one knee to slog sweep, comes off the toe of the bat and goes towards long on, who takes the catch! But then falls on the rope, sums it up really
back and pulled hard past mid on, powerful strike
reverse swept from outside leg stump to the cover sweeper
length ball, flicked past midwicket to the man in the deep
Mahmudullah to bowl...
Carnage that over was, dreadful...
much better, full and driven to mid off
short and outside off, uppercut over backward point into the fact, that is terrible, terrible bowling, awful delivery and slapped to the fence
Two guys at the crease now in great form, good signs for Pakistan...
too straight to the right-hander, flicked wide of long leg, four more, well timed