That old disease again. Bangladesh got the bitter taste of defeat in another match due to batting failure. Bangladesh lost to Pakistan after England, New Zealand, India, South Africa and Netherlands. As a result, Shakib’s team lost six consecutive matches in the World Cup. As a result of this loss, Bangladesh may lose the opportunity to play in the upcoming Champions Trophy.
After winning the toss and batting on Tuesday, Bangladesh suffered a shock at the beginning like in other matches today. First wicket lost for zero runs. Apart from the India match, Bangladesh’s opening pair failed in six matches including today’s match. 19, 14, 0, 93, 10, 19 and 0 These are the runs of the opening pair of Bangladesh in seven matches. Bangladesh were all out for 204 runs due to batting failure. On the other hand, Pakistan took a huge victory with seven wickets in hand in 32 overs. With this victory, Pakistan survived in the semi-finals.
Today, the Bangladeshi batsmen could not even get runs on the pitch, the Pakistani batsmen made the same pitch a batting pitch and attacked the Bangladeshi bowlers.
After much criticism today Mushfiq and Mahmudullah were played above, but Bangladesh did not get success. Mahmudullah picked up a half century but Mushfiq returned with only 5 runs. Lytton, who was on the verge of a half-century, went back to 45 runs. At the end, Shakib and Miraj tried to catch the lead of the team but they failed. Shakib is back for 43 runs and Miraz for 25 runs. In the end, Bangladesh’s innings stopped at 204 runs. Six cricketers of Bangladesh team, Tanjid Tamim, Shanto, Mushfiq, Tawheed Hriday, Taskin Ahmed and Mostafiz could not reach double digits today. Due to which Bangladesh were all out for 204 runs.
After coming down to bat, the two Pakistani openers started rampaging the Bangladeshi bowlers. Where the Bangladeshi openers failed, the Pakistani openers got off to a great start. Pakistan crossed the team century in 17 overs with the pair of these two openers. Tigers lost four wickets for 102 runs. And the first wicket fell for zero runs. There, Pakistan took 100 runs without a wicket. Even though the opening pair broke for 128 runs, it did not affect the victory. Opona’s Abdullah Shafiq returned for 68 runs and Fakhar Zaman returned for 81 runs. In the end, Mohammad Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed scored 36 runs and Pakistan reached the port of victory after losing three wickets with 105 balls left. Mohammad Rizwan remained unbeaten on 26 runs and Iftikhar Ahmed on 17 runs.
Chasing the target, Pakistan’s two openers Abdullah Shafiq and Fakhar Zaman attacked the Bangladeshi bowlers from the start. Taskin Ahmed, Shariful Islam, Mostafizur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan and Nazmul Hossain tried hard but could not break this pair.
Pakistan completed their team’s half century with 9 overs 1 ball based on this pair. And picked up 52 runs in the first power play. Apart from this, Babar Azam’s team completed the team’s century in just 17 overs. Both these openers of Pakistan took individual fifties today. Abdullah Shafique made his half century in 56 balls and Fakhar Zaman made his half century in 51 balls.
Pakistan was on the way to a big victory based on this pair. Mehdi Hasan Miraj finally broke this pair. Abdullah Shafiq, who scored 68 off 69 balls, was trapped LBW. After his departure, Fakhar Zaman formed a pair with Babar Azam. Mirage struck before the pair could get far.
Babar Azam took a long on catch from Miraj. Standing at long on, Mahmudullah made no mistake in palming the catch. As a result, he had to go back with 9 runs from 16 balls.
Fakhar Zaman also returned to the pavilion following the path of Babur. Mirage stopped Fakhar Zaman, who raised hopes of a century, for 81 runs. He went back after giving a catch in the hands of Tawheed Hriday in the cow corner off the ball of Miraj. On his departure, Pakistan lost 3 wickets for 169 runs.
Mohammad Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed formed a partnership after 3 wickets for 169 runs. Pakistan reached the port of victory after losing three wickets with 105 balls remaining on 36 runs from this pair. Mohammad Rizwan remained unbeaten on 26 runs and Iftikhar Ahmed on 17 runs.
Earlier, Liton Das and Tanjid Hasan Tamim opened for Bangladesh today. The two openers could not open the account of runs in the first over of the match.
Shaheen Afridi hit the Bangladesh camp before opening the run book. Tanjid has sent back Hasan Tamim after LBW. When the umpire responded to Afridi’s LBW appeal, Tamim took a review. But it was of no use. Shaheen Afridi completes 100 wickets in ODI by returning Tamim.
After Tamim, Shanto also went back. He was also returned by Shaheen Afidri. Shanta Shahin Afridi, who scored 4 runs in 3 balls, was caught by Usama Mir and went back to the dugout. On his departure, Bangladesh lost 2 wickets for 6 runs.
Mushfiq also returned after Shant, leaving the team in danger. In the face of criticism, Mushfiqur was played at number 4 today, but he was unsuccessful. He returned with 5 runs off 8 balls.
After losing 3 wickets for the team’s 23 runs, Liton and Mahmudullah pulled the team out of disaster by forming a pair. Mahmudullah Riyad was played at number five in today’s match after much criticism. At number five, he formed a pair with Liton and took the lead of the team.
Bangladesh was turning around with this pair. But this pair was broken by Liton’s departure for the team’s 102 runs. 79 runs come from this pair.
Lyton, who was on the brink of a half-century, scored 45 runs off 64 balls and returned to Sajghar after being caught by Agha Salman at mid-wicket off Iftikhar Ahmed. He missed his half century by just 5 runs.
Mahmudullah Riyad brought up his half-century against Pakistan despite Litton’s return. Today he scored 58 runs off 58 balls. Despite picking up a half-century, he could not take his innings far. After scoring 56 runs off 70 balls, Shaheen Afridi was bowled and returned to Sajghar.
Tawheed Hriday, who got a chance in the team after two matches, went back on the path of Mahmudullah. But even today the heart fails. He scored only 7 runs in 3 balls. Iftikhar Ahmed took the catch at fast slip off Usama Mir and went back to Sajghar. On his departure, Bangladesh lost 6 wickets for 140 runs.
After losing 6 wickets for 140 runs, captain Shakib Al Hasan formed a partnership with Miraj. Shakib’s bat was smiling without getting a run throughout the World Cup. He was getting runs after the drought. He was slowly moving towards half a century.
But Shakib’s forehead is bad. He missed his half century by just 7 runs. Shakib Haris, who scored 43 runs off 64 balls, was caught at mid-wicket and went back to Sajghar.
After Shakib, Mehdi Hasan tried to take control of the Miraj team but he also returned to the dressing room after scoring 25 runs off 30 balls. In the end, Bangladesh scored 204 runs after losing all wickets after playing 45 overs.