result
1st ODI (D/N), Dhaka, Dec 1 2011, Pakistan tour of Bangladesh
(25.4/50 ov, target 92)93/5
Pakistan won by 5 wickets (with 146 balls remaining)
player of the match
9y
• The Report by George Binoy

Afridi's five leads rout of Bangladesh

Pakistan's spinners exploited the bounce and turn in the pitch to wreck Bangladesh. Their batsmen then made a mess of chasing a small target before victory was finally achieved

Match centre 
Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Siddarth Ravindran
Scorecard summary
Bangladesh91/10(30.3 overs)
Pakistan93/5(25.4 overs)

Saadia: "Do we really need to announce the man of the match for this one?" I suppose the adjuticators will next multiple meetings to decide that one.

Hunbbel Meer: "That's one for my Grandsons: 'Sons, I saw that match, when a miracle happened. Afridi was involved in arresting a collapse.'"

Adnan Ozair: "It upsets me that Afridi will finish this match with a strike rate under 100... " Happy now? 24 off 23.

I seem to have riled Travis Rutherford up: "is there such a thing as a 'bizarre fact' in cricket? Aren't the endless bizarre facts what constitute cricket, make it the fascinating game we love to follow, and thus being integral to the game are no longer bizarre. Don't know what that makes it, though. Certainly not an 'ordinary fact'."

Zaidi keeps it simple: "Afridi, Afridi, Afridi..."

Jamil Uddin: "Sid , match is over. But still I am thinking why Nasir has not be given to bowl after having the figure 1-0-1-1." Perhaps Mushfiqur will be asked that at the post-match presentation, which starts now.

Mushfiqur: "It looked like a good track to bat on, we lost a couple of early wickets, credit to the Pakistan bowlers. We need to work on our top-order batting. Last 4-5 years, Shakib and Tamim have been our consistent players, the time has come for someone else to step up. Rubel and shakib bowled well, hopefully in the next match we will bat well also."

Misbah: "It was really looking tough at one stage, the spinners were getting some help, well played by Shahid Afridi. Some balls just straighten, and some turn and bounce. One important thing is, when you have a start you have to carry on, that is a problem with us, many of our batsmen get starts and don't carry on. Afridi is playing wonderful cricket from the day he came back."

Man of the Match is, hold on to your hats, Shahid Afridi: "I want to be consistent in our performance, it is a good practice, the way Misbah is leading the team, the way he is playing, the coach is doing his job as well. The coach decision was good, he told me to go play my own game, I can change my game now (smiles). I tried to experiment with my bowling in this game, and it worked. "

Salman Ahmed sums it up: "Pakistan's Superhero - Lala One!"

Tahir Ti: "I wish I could see Abdul Razzak to Abdul Razzak." Maybe in the next match, which is in a couple of days. See you then. Thanks for all the mails.

25.4
4
Shakib to Afridi, FOUR runs

it's over Afridi gets a thick outside edge past slip to complete the win, it's Pakistan's 20th successive win over Bangladesh. Slightly bizarre fact: The only player to hit a six in this match is Misbah

25.3
2
Shakib to Afridi, 2 runs

there it is, backs away from legstump to make room, slices that fuller delivery towards sweeper cover but can't get it all the way to the rope

25.2
Shakib to Afridi, no run

and once again, careful defence, how far away is the big hit?

25.1
Shakib to Afridi, no run

Afridi does a passable impression of Misbah, stretching forward and blocking to the off side

end of over 25Maiden
PAK: 87/5CRR: 3.48 • RRR: 0.20 • Need 5 from 25 overs
Misbah-ul-Haq16 (46)
Shahid Afridi18 (19)
Abdur Razzak4-1-15-0
Shakib Al Hasan9-3-36-2
24.6
Razzak to Misbah, no run

that spins past the face of the bat as Misbah tries to steer an outside off delivery towards point

24.5
Razzak to Misbah, no run

pitched up and that is punched towards the bowler

24.4
Razzak to Misbah, no run
24.3
Razzak to Misbah, no run

the ball trickles towards the off side

24.2
Razzak to Misbah, no run

looks to clip this towards square leg but can't get it away

24.1
Razzak to Misbah, no run

fuller arm ball, inside-edged back towards the bowler

end of over 2412 runs
PAK: 87/5CRR: 3.62 • RRR: 0.19 • Need 5 from 26 overs
Shahid Afridi18 (19)
Misbah-ul-Haq16 (40)
Shakib Al Hasan9-3-36-2
Abdur Razzak3-0-15-0
23.6
Shakib to Afridi, no run

well outside off, Afridi is utterly uninterested in that one, leaves it to the keeper

23.5
4
Shakib to Afridi, FOUR runs

make that three in a row, and this match is ending in a hurry now, hammered past point for four more this time

23.4
4
Shakib to Afridi, FOUR runs

pitched up again, and another boundary, skips away beyond leg and thumps it wide of mid-on for four more, it down to nine needed now

23.3
4
Shakib to Afridi, FOUR runs

more of the Afridi we know and love, a pitched up delivery is driven inside-out and over cover for a boundary, Shakib closes his eyes in despair

23.2
Shakib to Afridi, no run

fires this towards the leg stump, can't get it away

23.1
Shakib to Afridi, no run

stretches forward and defends to the off side

end of over 233 runs
PAK: 75/5CRR: 3.26 • RRR: 0.63 • Need 17 from 27 overs
Shahid Afridi6 (13)
Misbah-ul-Haq16 (40)
Abdur Razzak3-0-15-0
Shakib Al Hasan8-3-24-2
22.6
1
Razzak to Afridi, 1 run

not the prettiest of strokes, a flat-batted hit that loops towards mid-on before rolling towards long-on

22.5
Razzak to Afridi, no run

Afridi looks to work this one with the angle towards the leg side, but edges it on to his pads

22.4
Razzak to Afridi, no run

this one slides straight on, Afridi punches the ball off the back foot towards extra cover

22.3
1
Razzak to Misbah, 1 run

inside-edge this time as Misbah looks to defend, the ball squirts towards backward square leg

Best performances - batsmen
Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi
24 runs (23)
4 fours
0 sixes
Control65%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
10 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
50146170
Mohammad Hafeez portrait
Mohammad Hafeez
22 runs (38)
5 fours
0 sixes
Control87%
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
12 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi
O
6.3
M
0
R
23
W
5
ECO
3.54
Rubel Hossain
Rubel Hossain
O
8
M
1
R
23
W
2
ECO
2.88
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossBangladesh, elected to bat first
SeriesPakistan tour of Bangladesh
Season2011/12
Player Of The Match
Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi
Series resultPakistan led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI No. 3218
Hours of play (local time)13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15
Match days1 December 2011 - daynight match (50-over match)
Umpires
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Enamul Haque
South Africa Image
Johan Cloete
TV Umpire
Bangladesh Image
Sharfuddoula
Reserve Umpire
Bangladesh Image
Masudur Rahman
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath