leans forward to defend and that's it Pakistan have earned a convincing win over the hosts
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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floated on the stumps, pushed to the off side
and now dead-batted away. Hmm..
another forward defensive stroke.
leans forward to defend
drilled to long on for another boundary
short and outside off, cut past point
clipped past square leg
floated on the middle, worked to midwicket
fullish outside off and driven to right of mid-off
slower one and he inside edges a drive on to the pad
short of length outside off dabbed to third man
leans forward to turn a full delivery through midwicket
leans forward to push a full delivery to mid-on
turned to short midwicket for a single
rotates the strike with another drive
|Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur|
|Toss||Bangladesh, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match number||ODI 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 days||8 June 2008 - daynight (50-over match)|
|Points||Pakistan 5, Bangladesh 0|
Ashraful shows signs of changing script
Rewarding patience and near-dream debuts
Pakistan crush hapless Bangladesh
Bangladesh v Pakistan, 1st match, Kitply Cup
|Mohammad Ashraful||not out||56||93|
|Abdur Razzak||not out||26||25|
|Extras||(nb 1, w 12)|
|Total||163(8 wkts; 40 ovs)|