2nd ODI (D/N), Dhaka, Dec 3 2011, Pakistan tour of Bangladesh
(50 ov, target 263)186/7
Pakistan won by 76 runs
player of the match
Nasir Hossain
end of over 506 runs • 2 wickets
BDESH: 186/7CRR: 3.72 
Elias Sunny0 (1)
Mahmudullah20 (22)
Umar Gul9-1-36-4
Shahid Afridi7-0-49-0

Nasir Hossain gives Bangladesh something to shout about in an otherwise sorry chase. Bangladesh weren't playing for a win after they lost four wickets. Their only realistic aim was to bat out 50 overs to see how much they could get. Better than a meek surrender. This may not have been the best advertisement for one-day cricket. Bangladesh needed to save face and draw some positives in defeat, so you cannot fault their resilience. In the end they discovered a gritty player in Nasir Hossain. Hopefully he can bring out some consistent performances.

It could have been different had Pakistan taken their catches. Both Shakib and Nasir were dropped at least once, and the spinners for a change looked worn out. Rare off day for Afridi.

Pakistan take the series 2-0. Stay with us for the presentation.

Mushfiqur: "Special mention to Nasir. He showed us how to bat on this pitch. It;s time to play as a team."

Misbah: "The guys are doing a really good job. It wasn't the best track to bat on, the ball was gripping. Umar Akmal is an impact player. Both Hafeez and Afridi are really good allrounders.Gul's bowling well with the new ball. Really good to have allrounders in the team."

Nasir is the Man of the Match (Mushfiqur translates): "I am over the moon. There were a lot nof good bowlers in their side."

This was interesting because Nasir was trying to answer in English but Ramiz insisted he speak in Bengali!

That's it from us. The next game is on December 6 in Chittagong. Join us then. Thanks for your company and cheers!

Umar Gul to Elias Sunny, no run

Sunny safely taps his first ball in ODI cricket down to point

Umar Gul to Razzak, OUT

he bowls it full and on the stumps, Razzak has a free swing and the ball crashes on the leg stump

Abdur Razzak b Umar Gul 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, 1 run

clips it behind square or a single

Umar Gul to Nasir, OUT

his vigil ends and it's been some resistance, he upper cuts a short delivery down to third man, if only he stayed right till the last ball

Nasir Hossain c Imran Farhat b Umar Gul 100 (155m 134b 11x4 1x6) SR: 74.63

Note: The previous over was bowled by Afridi and not Tanvir. It's a scoring error which is being corrected

Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, 1 run

slower all, he dabs it down to point and sets off

Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, FOUR runs

Mahmudullah makes some room to a full delivery and slashes this one over backward point

end of over 4914 runs
BDESH: 180/5CRR: 3.67 • RRR: 83.00 • Need 83 runs from 6b
Nasir Hossain100 (133)
Mahmudullah14 (19)
Shahid Afridi7-0-49-0
Umar Gul8-1-30-2
Afridi to Nasir, no run
Afridi to Nasir, no run

defends this one back to the bowler

Afridi to Nasir, FOUR runs

fortuitous but he gets there! Chips down the track and gets an outside edge that beats the keeper, no slips, down to third man, at least Nasir goes home happy and well done to him!

Afridi to Nasir, no run

gets forward and drives to cover

Afridi to Nasir, FOUR runs

this is giving this crowd something to cheer! Drops it short and he rocks back and slashes it past backward point

Afridi to Nasir, SIX runs

tosses it up and he gives the charge and slams it over extra cover! Just over the rope and that takes him to 92