2nd ODI (D/N), Mirpur, Apr 19 2015, Pakistan tour of Bangladesh
(38.1/50 ov)240/3
Bangladesh won by 7 wickets (with 71 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
116* (116)

Read Karthik's report and watch out for Isam's insights. Do come back and join us for the third and final ODI. Goodbye and g'night for now.

Tamim Iqbal, Man of the Match: I was not in the best of form before the series. But all came good. I am very happy now. I was under pressure in the first game. I just enjoyed myself and played my shots today.

Mashrafe Mortaza, Bangladesh captain: The boys are very happy. The job is not done yet, we have one more game to go. Shakib did well in the first match. This match was almost a perfect one. Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim have been brilliant.

Azhar Ali, Pakistan captain: I think we did not bat well in the first half. 240 was not good enough. Saad Nasim and Wahab Riaz helped us comeback, but it was not enough. We are rebuilding. We will learn from this. The boys will bounce back. We have been struck by injuries and a few seniors have retired. We have to trust the youngsters. They will definitely come good.

9:55pm: The players exchange pleasantries. Tamim raises his bat as he walks back. Chandika Hathurusingha greets Tamim and pats him.

He led Bangladesh's batting again, completing back-to-back centuries. Tamim began the chase with a flurry of boundaries and stayed there till the end to guide Bangladesh to a famous win. Mushfiq missed a century this time, but his breezy 65 injected impetus to the chase when Tamim slowed down briefly in the middle overs. The Pakistan bowlers erred in line and length and lacked penetration. The visitors' only respite came when a floodlight tower failed in the 30th over, causing a 15-minute delay.

Shakib said that Bangladesh were favourites heading into the series and they have backed up the claim and how!

ASM Jahangir: "It's a proud moment for Bangladesh cricket. And that also in style by winning two games in a row. What a performance!!! Congrats to Bangladesh team, especially to Tamim and Mushfiq."

TTA: "Pakistan cricket is at its lowest with their most inexperienced team in years, whereas Bangladesh is in great form and with established players like Shakib, Tamim, Mushfiq and Mashrafee as the pillars of the team BD has their best team ever. The result really tells the story

SamRoy: "16 year wait for 2nd win, 2 day wait for 3rd..."

Ajmal to Shakib, 1 run

Bangladesh win, clinch the series, and make history. This is their first series win over Pakistan. Flatter and on middle and leg, nuggety nurdle behind square leg


end of over 3815 runs
BAN: 239/3CRR: 6.28 RRR: 0.08
Shakib Al Hasan6 (4)
Tamim Iqbal116 (116)
Junaid Khan 9-0-61-1
Rahat Ali 7-0-57-1
Junaid to Shakib, 1 run

dug in shortish and outside off, eased to third man with an open face. Scores are level

Bangladesh need just two runs..

Junaid to Tamim, 1 run

pitched up and outside off, tapped to extra-cover for one

Junaid to Tamim, 2 runs

low full toss on middle and leg, whipped away in front of square on the leg side

Junaid to Tamim, 1 wide

bouncer outside off, Tamim jerks his head out of the way. Wide called, for there was too much height on this

Junaid to Tamim, SIX runs

Tamim runs down the track, manufactures a length ball and deposits it over long-on. Just wide of the sightscreen

Junaid to Tamim, no run

shortish and outside off, dinked to point with an open face

Junaid to Tamim, FOUR runs

pitched up and outside off, he lays into a drive and flays it past the covers

end of over 376 runs • 1 wicket
BAN: 224/3CRR: 6.05 RRR: 1.23
Shakib Al Hasan5 (3)
Tamim Iqbal103 (111)
Rahat Ali 7-0-57-1
Junaid Khan 8-0-46-1
Rahat Ali to Shakib, FOUR runs

width on offer outside off, short as well. Shakib executes a cut and sends it scurrying past point

Rahat Ali to Shakib, no run

angled in on off, patted into the covers

Rahat Ali to Tamim, 1 run

fuller on middle and leg, clipped through midwicket

Rahat Ali to Shakib, 1 run

dug in on a back of a length and outside off, slashed over backward point to third man

Shakib arrives.. One slip in..

Lakshitha: "I read the commentary as Four successive centuries for Tamim...! And then saw the comma between four and centuries... Well played young man...!"

Rahat Ali to Mushfiqur, OUT

The second grab does it for Alam. Good length slowy ball angling away outside off at 119.2ks, he slices it to Fawad at point, who messes it up on the first attempt. But recovers and pouches it on the second. Mushfiq raises his bat and acknowledges the applause as he walks back. He was undone by the change of pace

Mushfiqur Rahim c Fawad Alam b Rahat Ali 65 (104m 70b 8x4 1x6) SR: 92.85
Rahat Ali to Mushfiqur, no run

shortish and angled across, extra lift on this foils Mushfiq's attempted dab to third man. Beaten