Superb batting performance from Imran Nazir (72) and skipper Mohammad Hafeez (45) helped Pakistan to reach super eight league by beating Bangladesh.
Getting a chase of challenging 176 from Bangladesh in Pallekele, Pakistan brilliantly performed to chase it and win the match. Bangladesh, however, is now out of the ICC T2O World Cup league.
Earlier, Shakib Al Hasan smashed 84, helping the team to give a competitive chase to opponent. But all runs went on vain as Pak opener Nazir presented his brilliant batting performance. Mohammad Hafeez, on the other hand, kept his calm giving Nazir a chance to score.
However, when both fall prey to the wicket, Nasir Jamshed (29 not out) and Kamran Akmal (22) ensured that the team wins the matches. Bangladesh in its first inning also presented its brilliant batting performance in T20 league.
Pakistan was quite loose in their fielding department with Sohail Tanveer dropping catch of Rahim and Shahid Afirdi failing to take catch Hasan’s hit. However, Yasir Arafat was great in his bowling with taking (3/25).
Now the super league gets more interesting with Pakistan clashing India in Sunday.
Mohammad Hafeez, Abdul Razzaq, Asad Shafiq, Imran Nazir, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Sami, Nasir Jamshed, Raza Hasan, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul, Yasir Arafat
Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Abdur Razzak, Abul Hasan, Elias Sunny, Farhad Reza, Jahurul Islam, Junaid Siddique, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mohammad Ashraful, Nasir Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Ziaur Rahman