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27th Match, Group 2 (D/N), Dhaka, Mar 30 2014, World T20
(20 ov, target 191)140/7
Pakistan won by 50 runs
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• The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Shehzad century sets up massive win for Pakistan

Ahmed Shehzad pummeled Pakistan's first ever T20 century, propelling his side to a 50-run win over Bangladesh and setting up a virtual quarterfinal against West Indies

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Scorecard summary
Pakistan190/5(20 overs)
Bangladesh140/7(20 overs)
end of over 2011 runs
BDESH: 140/7CRR: 7.00 
Mahmudullah17 (12)
Mashrafe Mortaza17 (9)
Umar Gul4-0-30-3
Sohail Tanvir3-0-26-0

Pakistan take this easily. A handsome margin of 50 runs.. The win was set up by a beautiful unbeaten century from Ajmal Shehzad and once they had 190 on the board, it was always going to be difficult for Bangladesh batsmen against bowlers of quality..Gul picked three, the spinners struck whenever Bangladesh looked for big hits.. Bangladesh's loss means Australia are knocked out now and the winner of the match between Pakistan and West Indies two days from now will be a quarter final.

Mushfiqur says, "Razaak and Shakib bowled really well, but other bowlers didn't back them up. Those two overs cost almost sixty runs. When you are chasing a big target, you need someone from top four to bat all the way, but that didn't happen today."

Mohammad Hafeez says, "It is a great effort from the boys. Everyone knew how important these games were. A special knock from Ahmed Shehzad. He was a little under pressure before the game, but the management gave him the support ... He has all the shots and today he showed it in his game."

Ahmed Shehzad is the Man of the Match. He says, "For me it's very important to follow the team plans. I didn't want to let the team down. I stuck to my basics and delivered. I had a very good start and thought i can bat through the innings."

Well that's all from this match. Another match starting in roughly half an hour.. See you there. Ciao ciao

19.6
1
Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, 1 run

fuller delivery, cracked down to long off for a single..

19.5
1lb
Umar Gul to Mortaza, 1 leg bye

looks to paddle this one fine on the leg side, but gets hit on the pads.. Gul gives him a good proper stare as he walks back to his run-up

19.4
Umar Gul to Mortaza, no run

first moves to the leg side, then over to the off side as he tries to ramp it over his shoulder.. it's a good sharp bouncer and he fails to make contact

19.3
4
Umar Gul to Mortaza, FOUR runs

this time it's the slower ball, but Mashrafe targets the third man area again.. Allows the ball to come to him, then ramps it fine on the off side

19.2
4
Umar Gul to Mortaza, FOUR runs

oh this is beautifully played by Mortaza! It's very good yorker, but the batsman manages to get his bat down in time to run it down fine on the off side

19.1
1
Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, 1 run

he gets an inside edge to backward square leg as looks to heave this full delivery

Last over.. Chance for Gul to add another one to his figures..

end of over 199 runs
BDESH: 129/7CRR: 6.78 RRR: 62.00 • Need 62 from 6b
Mahmudullah15 (10)
Mashrafe Mortaza9 (5)
Sohail Tanvir3-0-26-0
Umar Gul3-0-20-3
18.6
1
Tanvir to Mahmudullah, 1 run

he fires this one on the blockhole, the batsman can only dig it out to long off for a single

18.5
2
Tanvir to Mahmudullah, 2 runs

bowls it short of length on the stumps, the batsman clips it to deep square leg for a couple

18.4
1
Tanvir to Mortaza, 1 run

gets a low full toss and slashes it to deep extra cover for a single

18.3
4
Tanvir to Mortaza, FOUR runs

moves his front leg out of the way and swats the length delivery over mid-off for a boundary

18.2
Tanvir to Mortaza, no run

too quick for the batsman as he looks to pull the back of length delivery to the leg side, ends up playing it to mid off

18.1
1
Tanvir to Mahmudullah, 1 run

he comes from round the wicket, the batsman clips the length delivery to deep midwicket

Tanvir comes back

end of over 188 runs • 1 wicket
BDESH: 120/7CRR: 6.66 RRR: 35.50 • Need 71 from 12b
Mashrafe Mortaza4 (2)
Mahmudullah11 (7)
Umar Gul3-0-20-3
Saeed Ajmal3-0-20-2

Jose : "Pakistan, it look, may end up withe best NRR in this group. For whatever it is worth.

17.6
4
Umar Gul to Mortaza, FOUR runs

length delivery, hammered over midwicket with a powerful swing

17.5
Umar Gul to Mortaza, no run

another short delivery.. this one is quite quick.. the batsman sways away from the line

Mortaza comes in..

17.4
W
Umar Gul to Ziaur, OUT

another short ball! This one fizzes past the top edge. Kamran appeal for a catch and the umpires raises the finger. the silence in the crowd gives you no hint of a wicket falling ... No. 3 for Gul

Ziaur Rahman c †Kamran Akmal b Umar Gul 0 (5m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
17.3
1
Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, 1 run

quick short ball outside off, Mahmudullah is hurried in his pull shot, ends up pushing it as far as midwicket only

17.2
2
Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, 2 runs

fuller delivery on the stumps, Ziaur flicks it in the gap at deep backward square leg, but the fielder manages to keep it in

17.1
Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, no run

length delivery outside off, the batsman is a touch late on the shot, pushes it to point

17.1
1w
Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, 1 wide

fires in a slowish yorker, but this goes down the leg side

Ziaur Rahman is the new batsman

end of over 1712 runs • 1 wicket
BDESH: 112/6CRR: 6.58 RRR: 26.33 • Need 79 from 18b
Mahmudullah8 (4)
Saeed Ajmal3-0-20-2
Shahid Afridi4-0-21-1
16.6
W
Ajmal to Nasir, OUT

and that is all there is to it! Fuller, quicker, and straighter.. The bowler fires it in as he sees Nasir come down the pitch.. That beats the bat and Kamran does the rest..

Nasir Hossain st †Kamran Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 23 (31m 19b 1x4 1x6) SR: 121.05
Best performances - batters
Ahmed Shehzad portrait
Ahmed Shehzad PAK
111 runs (62)
10 fours
5 sixes
Control82%
Productive shot
leg glance
35 runs
2 fours
1 six
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Shakib Al Hasan portrait
Shakib Al Hasan BDESH
38 runs (32)
2 fours
2 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
leg glance
26 runs
1 four
2 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Umar Gul portrait
Umar Gul PAK
O
4
M
0
R
30
W
3
ECO
7.5
Abdur Razzak player portrait
Abdur Razzak BDESH
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
2
ECO
5
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
SeriesWorld T20
Season2013/14
Player Of The Match
Ahmed Shehzad
Ahmed Shehzad
Match numberT20I no. 392
Hours of play (local time)15.30 start, First Session 15.30-16.50, Interval 16.50-17.10, Second Session 17.10-18.30
Match days30 March 2014 - daynight(20-over match)
Umpires
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Ian Gould
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Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpire
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Kumar Dharmasena
Reserve Umpire
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Marais Erasmus
Match Referee
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Ranjan Madugalle
PointsPakistan 2, Bangladesh 0