pakistan v/s bangladesh world t20
PAK 201/5 (20.0 Ovs)
BAN 146/6 (20.0 Ovs)
Pakistan won by 55 runs

Pakistan’s batting line-up, which had failed habitually in late matches, at long last met up in their first match of the World T20 2016 to overwhelm Bangladesh by 55 runs. Fifties from Ahmed Shehzad and Mohammad Hafeez, and Shahid Afridi’s 19-ball 49 moved Pakistan to 201 for 5, an aggregate which demonstrated excessively soak for a side that had beaten them in their last two T20I experiences. This was just the second time Pakistan scored more than 200 in a T20 worldwide, and the past occurrence – in April 2008 – was likewise against Bangladesh.

Pakistan selected to bat first and, right from the begin, kept their foot on the gas. They took 18 keeps running in three separate overs and neglected to hit a four or a six in just two overs in their innings – the ninth and fourteenth – rocked the bowling alley by Shakib Al Hasan and Sabbir Rahman. Pakistan’s opening pair of Shehzad and Sharjeel Khan was the fourth the side have gone for in T20Is this year, and Sharjeel set the tone, crushing two sixes and a four off Al-Amin Hossain in the second over.

Sharjeel fell in the following over to Arafat Sunny however Hafeez strolled in and discovered his depression promptly, with a straight six down the ground off his second ball. Shehzad, who had struck a peaceful spread drive off Taskin Ahmed in the first over, then pushed the same bowler through midwicket, before gluing Sunny over additional spread. His initial three fours were satisfying shots, even as Hafeez impacted limits down the ground.

Before the end of the Powerplay, Hafeez and Shehzad had comparable scores before the last pulled away and hustled to his fifty off 35 balls. Shehzad fell in the fourteenth over, pulling Sabbir to the profound midwicket defender for 52 off 39 balls with eight fours. His wicket finished a 95-run, second-wicket association that, through a blend of enormous hits and smart strike pivot, did not give the Bangladesh defenders a chance to unwind.

Afridi elevated himself to No 4 to exploit the begin. After Hafeez had achieved his fifty in the fifteenth over, played by Mashrafe Mortaza, Afridi smacked two fours and a six off sequential balls to deliver a 18-keep running over. The pair took another 18 keeps running off Al-Amin’s next over, with Hafeez striking two fours and Afridi a straight six.

Hafeez succumbed to 64 off 42 balls, quickly in the wake of striking his seventh four. He was gotten splendidly by Soumya Sarkar at the profound midwicket limit. The defender got the ball near the limit rope; the force took him over the line so he heaved the ball noticeable all around, returned on to the field and finished the catch. The light-footed exertion was the main comfort for Bangladesh in the principal innings.

Afridi spread out the big cheeses in the overs that took after, including a four and a six off Shakib in the penultimate over. He went into the keep going over on 49 off 18 balls, on the precarious edge of the record for the speediest fifty by a Pakistan batsman in T20Is, yet he holed out to the profound square leg defender and, simultaneously, additionally missed his first T20I half-century since June 2012.

Sarkar’s bliss from that shrewd catch was fleeting as Mohammad Amir evacuated his off stump on the third wad of their pursuit. Sabbir Rahman, who began off with a sweetly timed four past point, ensured, in any case, that Bangladesh didn’t tumble off rapidly. He struck fours off Amir and Wahab Riaz through the off side, yet fell in the last Powerplay over, knocked down some pins by an Afridi conveyance that went ahead with the arm.

Tamim had sent the main bundle of that Afridi over for a six into the stands past midwicket and in the following over, he lifted Malik over additional spread for another six. His third endeavor at clearing the limit, in any case, wound up as a basic catch to Imad Wasim at midwicket. Tamim has been Bangladesh’s best batsman in the competition so far and his release for a 20-ball 24 snuffed out the majority of Bangladesh’s trusts of pursuing 202.

Bangladesh have never made more than 87 keeps running in the last ten overs of an effective T20I pursue, so getting 133 today was well past their scope. The weight of a soliciting rate from more than 13 got to Mahmudullah, who played a trudge range to Sharjeel at profound square leg in the eleventh over, and Bangladesh slid further.

Shakib was still at the wrinkle yet from a position of 71 for 4, he needed to handle the Pakistan assault and additionally Mushfiqur Rahim’s baffling batting at the flip side. Between the eleventh and seventeenth overs, Mushfiqur played and missed a lot of times. In two separate overs, Shakib struck a four off the primary ball however Mushfiqur couldn’t score off the remaining conveyances. Mushfiqur additionally did not turn as a great part of the strike over to Shakib and the required run rate took off out of their compass. Mushfiqur turned into Amir’s second wicket in the seventeenth over.

Shakib had been dropped by Shehzad at midwicket on 33 and he went ahead to achieve his 6th T20I fifty in the last over.

By Vineet

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