First it was Pakistan’s famed tempo trio who blew away Bangladesh’s batting line-up after they opted to bat first. Regardless of a valiant 100-run stand for the fifth wicket between skipper Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladesh had been bundled out for a below-par 193 in 38.4 overs.
Because it occurred: Pakistan vs Bangladesh
Chasing a small goal, Pakistan batters began their innings steadily and didn’t enable early breakthroughs to the Bangladesh pacers, who bowled fairly brilliantly. With out a lot scoreboard strain, Imam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Rizwan hit half-centuries and took Pakistan house in simply 39.3 overs, ending at 194 for 3, and gave their workforce a successful begin within the Tremendous Fours stage.
Here is how Pakistan tamed Bangladesh in Lahore:
A horrid begin for Bangladesh
Pakistan’s tempo trio was too scorching to deal with for the Bangladesh top-order because the guests misplaced 4 wickets for simply 47 runs inside 10 overs. Shaheen Shah Afridi began the proceedings with a maiden over, earlier than Naseem Shah struck first ball within the subsequent over to take away Bangladesh opener Mehidy Hasan Miraz. Mohammad Naim (20 off 25) and Litton Das (16 off 13) steadied their innings with a fast 31-run stand, earlier than the latter turned Afridi’s sufferer within the fifth over. Then Haris Rauf got here into the assault and dismissed Naim and Towhid Hridoy in fast time to cut back Bangladesh to 47/4 in 9.1 overs.
Skipper Shakib Al Hasan and wicketkeeper-batter Mushfiqur Rahim steadied their innings and added a precious 100 runs for the fifth wicket to resurrect the Bangladesh innings. The 2 senior batters took their time and batted for a great 20 overs collectively to take Bangladesh to 147/4 in 29 overs. Faheem Ashraf supplied the essential breakthrough for Pakistan with the primary supply of the thirtieth over by eradicating Shakib, who scored 53 off 57 balls with the assistance of seven fours. Rahim top-scored for the guests with a useful 64 off 87 balls, which included 5 fours.
Spinner Iftikhar Ahmed triggered Bangladesh’s center and lower-order batting collapse after the autumn of Shakib by dismissing Shamim Hossain (16) within the thirty fifth over. Bangladesh had been struggling at 174/6 in 34.4 overs, when Pakistan captain Babar Azam introduced again his tempo assault. Haris Rauf (4/19 in 6 overs) got here again and struck twice in two balls to dismiss set Rahim and Taskin Ahmed within the thirty eighth over. Naseem Shah then wrapped up the ultimate two wickets within the thirty ninth over to bundle out Bangladesh for 193 in 38.4 overs. Bangladesh misplaced their final 4 wickets for simply 19 runs in 4 overs.
Regular begin for Pakistan
Chasing a below-par 194 goal, Pakistan bought off to a gentle and watchful begin to their run chase. Openers Fakhar Zaman (20) and Imam-ul-Haq slowly added 35 runs in 9 overs, earlier than the previous was trapped LBW by Shoriful Islam within the tenth over. Imam and skipper Babar Azam (17) then elevated the scoring charge somewhat bit with their 39-run second wicket partnership, from 6.2 overs, earlier than the latter was clear bowled by Taskin Ahmed within the sixteenth over.
Imam, Rizwan hit fifties to take Pak house
Opener Imam-ul-Haq stored one finish intact for the hosts and hit his nineteenth ODI half-century to maintain Pakistan on the right track of the run chase. Imam bought an ready associate in wicketkeeper batter Mohammad Rizwan (63 not out) and the duo added a match-winning 85 runs for the third wicket. Imam top-scored for Pakistan, scoring 78 off 84 balls which included 4 maximums and 5 fours. When Imam fell within the thirty third over, Pakistan had been effectively positioned at 159/3. Rizwan then introduced up his eleventh ODI fifty and together with Agha Salman (12 not out) took Pakistan house with 63 balls to spare, reaching the goal in simply 39.3 overs with seven wickets in hand.