result
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
Bangladesh
9y
• The Report by George Binoy

Pakistan too powerful for Nasir Hossain's fight

For the second time in two matches, Bangladesh's top-order batsmen collapsed quickly, this time playing rash shots on an easier pitch, and Pakistan secured the three-match series 2-0

Match centre 
Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Kanishkaa Balachandran
Scorecard summary
Pakistan262/7(50 overs)
Bangladesh186/7(50 overs)
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!

49.6
Umar Gul to Elias Sunny, no run

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

49.5
W
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
49.4
1
Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, 1 run

clips it behind square or a single

49.3
W
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

49.2
1
Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, 1 run

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

49.1
4
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 from 6b
Nasir Hossain100 (133)
Mahmudullah14 (19)
Shahid Afridi7-0-49-0
Umar Gul8-1-30-2
48.6
Afridi to Nasir, no run
48.5
Afridi to Nasir, no run

defends this one back to the bowler

48.4
4
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!

48.3
Afridi to Nasir, no run

gets forward and drives to cover

48.2
4
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

48.1
6
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

end of over 486 runs
BDESH: 166/5CRR: 3.45 • RRR: 48.50 • Need 97 from 12b
Nasir Hossain86 (127)
Mahmudullah14 (19)
Umar Gul8-1-30-2
Sohail Tanvir7-0-26-0
47.6
1
Umar Gul to Nasir, 1 run

slower ball, he opens the face and dabs it to third man and retains the strike

47.5
2
Umar Gul to Nasir, 2 runs

Freehit The slower ball and he swings over midwicket, miscued but it lands in the middle of nowhere

47.5
1nb
Umar Gul to Nasir, (no ball)

he oversteps! Nasir goes for a wild swing off a pitched up ball and misses, he has another chance as it will be a freehit

47.4
Umar Gul to Nasir, no run

hoicks him across the line, finds midwicket, no single taken

47.3
Umar Gul to Nasir, no run

Nasir goes for the hook but the bouncer was too good for him, that's one for the over

47.2
1
Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, 1 run

dabs it with soft hands and he sets off for a quick single, Gul picks the ball up to the right of the pitch and aims at the bowler's end, direct hit would have had him

47.1
1
Umar Gul to Nasir, 1 run

bowls it full and he clears his back leg and thuds it down the ground down to long-on

end of over 4711 runs
BDESH: 160/5CRR: 3.40 • RRR: 34.33 • Need 103 from 18b
Mahmudullah13 (18)
Nasir Hossain82 (121)
Sohail Tanvir7-0-26-0
Umar Gul7-1-24-2
46.6
4
Tanvir to Mahmudullah, FOUR runs

full and wide outside off, he reaches out and gets an outside edge that beats the wicketkeeper

Best performances - batsmen
Nasir Hossain
Nasir Hossain
100 runs (134)
11 fours
1 sixes
Control69%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
27 runs
4 fours
1 sixes
1477171511920
Umar Akmal portrait
Umar Akmal
59 runs (54)
5 fours
1 sixes
Control91%
Productive shot
off side drive on back foot
11 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
4018691615
Best performances - bowlers
Umar Gul portrait
Umar Gul
O
9
M
1
R
36
W
4
ECO
4
Mohammad Hafeez portrait
Mohammad Hafeez
O
10
M
2
R
15
W
2
ECO
1.5
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
SeriesPakistan tour of Bangladesh
Season2011/12
Player Of The Match
Nasir Hossain
Nasir Hossain
Series resultPakistan led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberODI No. 3220
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 days3 December 2011 - daynight match (50-over match)
ODI debut
Elias Sunny
Elias Sunny
Umpires
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Johan Cloete
Bangladesh Image
Nadir Shah
TV Umpire
Bangladesh Image
Enamul Haque
Reserve Umpire
Bangladesh Image
Mahfuzur Rahman
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath