From the Pakistani side, Mohammad Rizwan and Imam Ul Haq scored their 50s. After a quick fifty, Mohammad Rizwan added a boundary to secure the win. Pakistan has already won once in the Super 4 stage after the host nation’s sparkling pacers completely destroyed the Tigers’ batting order. Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam were lost early, but the pitiful total turned out to be a stroll in the park for the top one-day team. Imam ul Haq played an outstanding 78-run innings for Pakistan.
Imam ul Haq: 78 (84 Ball)
Muhammad Rizwan: 63 (79 Ball)
Taskin Ahmed, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, and Shoriful Islam each got one wicket for Bangladesh.
After losing four wickets early on, Bangladesh found themselves reeling at only 50 runs against Pakistan’s powerful pace attack. Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan, two seasoned Bangladeshi batsmen, then shown their tenacity by putting together a crucial 100-run partnership.
Mushfiqur Rahim 64 (87 Ball)
Shakib ul Hassan: 53 (57 Ball)
However, everything changed when Shakib misread a Faheem Ashraf ball and got caught out close to the boundary in the 30th over. Bangladesh’s next five batters had trouble adjusting to the persistent pace attack, which was being commanded by Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah after Shakib left.
The squad was eventually bundled out for a total of 193 runs as they could only manage to add 36 runs to the scoreboard.
Haris Raouf dismissed four players and Naseem Shah dismissed three players (34/3) while bowling brilliantly from Pakistan.
Haris Rauf: (19/4)
Naseem Shah: (34/3)