result
1st Match (D/N), Dhaka, Jun 8 2008, Kitply Cup
(40/40 ov, target 234)163/8
Pakistan won by 70 runs
Player Of The Match
70 (84)
salman-butt
13y
• The Bulletin by Siddarth Ravindran

Pakistan crush hapless Bangladesh

Pakistan opened the Kitply Cup with a comprehensive 70-run victory: their 12th straight win equalled the joint second-longest ODI streak

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Scorecard summary
Pakistan233/10(39.3 overs)
Bangladesh163/8(40 overs)
end of over 40Maiden
BDESH: 163/8CRR: 4.07 
Mohammad Ashraful56 (93)
Abdur Razzak26 (25)
Younis Khan 1-1-0-0
Salman Butt 3-0-19-0

On a sluggish track, the Bangladesh chase never got going after the openers fell. It was a strange little innings from Ashraful who couldn't get going at all. He did end up with an unbeaten half-century but he couldn't get any momentum.

Ashraful: "They batted really well. If we had restricted them to 190 we would have had a good chance. We gave away 40 runs more. We need one of our openers to carry on after the start they got."

Malik: "Salman and Yousuf bhai played really well and in the end Misbah batted well too. The credit goes to the guys ; we want to be consistent."

Man of the match: Salman Butt.

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39.6
Younis to Ashraful, no run

leans forward to defend and that's it Pakistan have earned a convincing win over the hosts

39.5
Younis to Ashraful, no run

floated on the stumps, pushed to the off side

39.4
Younis to Ashraful, no run
39.3
Younis to Ashraful, no run

and now dead-batted away. Hmm..

39.2
Younis to Ashraful, no run

another forward defensive stroke.

39.1
Younis to Ashraful, no run

leans forward to defend

end of over 397 runs
BDESH: 163/8CRR: 4.17 RRR: 71.00
Abdur Razzak26 (25)
Mohammad Ashraful56 (87)
Salman Butt 3-0-19-0
Sohail Tanvir 8-0-41-0
38.6
4
Salman Butt to Razzak, FOUR runs

drilled to long on for another boundary

38.5
1
Salman Butt to Ashraful, 1 run
38.4
1
Salman Butt to Razzak, 1 run

short and outside off, cut past point

38.3
Salman Butt to Razzak, no run
38.2
1
Salman Butt to Ashraful, 1 run

clipped past square leg

38.1
Salman Butt to Ashraful, no run

floated on the middle, worked to midwicket

end of over 387 runs
BDESH: 156/8CRR: 4.10 RRR: 39.00
Abdur Razzak21 (22)
Mohammad Ashraful54 (84)
Sohail Tanvir 8-0-41-0
Salman Butt 2-0-12-0
37.6
4
Tanvir to Razzak, FOUR runs

fullish outside off and driven to right of mid-off

37.5
Tanvir to Razzak, no run
37.4
Tanvir to Razzak, no run

slower one and he inside edges a drive on to the pad

37.3
1
Tanvir to Ashraful, 1 run

short of length outside off dabbed to third man

37.2
2
Tanvir to Ashraful, 2 runs

leans forward to turn a full delivery through midwicket

37.1
Tanvir to Ashraful, no run

leans forward to push a full delivery to mid-on

end of over 376 runs
BDESH: 149/8CRR: 4.02 RRR: 28.33
Mohammad Ashraful51 (81)
Abdur Razzak17 (19)
Salman Butt 2-0-12-0
Sohail Tanvir 7-0-34-0
36.6
1
Salman Butt to Ashraful, 1 run

turned to short midwicket for a single

36.5
1
Salman Butt to Razzak, 1 run

rotates the strike with another drive

Best performances - batters
Salman Butt portrait
Salman Butt PAK
70 runs (84)
10 fours
0 six
Control85%
Productive shot
leg glance
29 runs
3 fours
0 six
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Mohammad Yousuf portrait
Mohammad Yousuf PAK
59 runs (56)
7 fours
0 six
Control83%
Productive shot
leg glance
19 runs
2 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi PAK
O
8
M
1
R
19
W
3
ECO
2.37
Wahab Riaz portrait
Wahab Riaz PAK
O
7
M
2
R
22
W
3
ECO
3.14
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
TossBangladesh, elected to field first
SeriesKitply Cup
Season2008
Player Of The Match
Salman Butt
Salman Butt
Match numberODI no. 2704
Hours of play (local time)17.00 start, First Session 17.00-20.10 Interval 20.10-20.25, Second Session 20.25-23.15
Match days8 June 2008 - daynight (50-over match)
ODI debut
Dolar Mahmud
Dolar Mahmud
Umpires
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Asoka de Silva
Bangladesh Image
Enamul Haque
TV Umpire
Bangladesh Image
AFM Akhtaruddin
Reserve Umpire
Bangladesh Image
Tanvir Ahmed
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe
PointsPakistan 5, Bangladesh 0
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