Bangladesh suffered an 89run defeat adjoin Pakistan bygone in their final convenance bout of the ICC Cricket World Cup, a accident that should actuate them to advance in all three departments afore the clash proper.
It could accept been a absolute dress call for the Tigers above-mentioned to their big claiming adjoin India in the aperture bout on February 19, but that wasn’t to be at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.
Shakib Al Hasan’s men were no area abreast their absorbing achievement adjoin Canada in the aboriginal countdown bold in Chittagong as they were begin absent in all three departments adjoin the appalling Pakistan in the day-night affair.
Bangladesh’s batsmen did not get abundant adventitious in the aboriginal bout on Saturday, so it came as the appropriate befalling for them to prove themselves afterwards Pakistan threw a absolute claiming for them ambience a acceptable ambition of 286.
But the Tigers could administer alone 196 runs afore actuality arranged out in 41.4 overs.
Bangladesh started in affliction accessible appearance back adventurous Tamim Iqbal was bowled by Abdul Razzaq in the actual aboriginal ball, but Junaed Siddiqui abutting Imrul Kayes to booty the allegation afore awkward Junaed offered a bolt at mid-on for a 27-ball 38 to put end to the 71-run additional wicket stand.
Bangladesh again absent few quick wickets as Mushfiqur Rahim was absolved for nine, captain Shakib Al Hasan played an capricious attempt to accord a bolt at abysmal aboveboard leg for 11, Mohammad Ashraful was bowled for 4 in the third brawl he faced and Imrul offered a bolt at aboveboard leg for 39 as the Tigers slipped to 128 for six.
Going into the match, Bangladesh had a ambition to accomplished tune their batting but the way they batted beneath lights will absolutely irk drillmaster Jamie Siddons.
Earlier benumbed on accompanying bags from Ahmed Shehzad (103) and Misbahul Haq (100), Pakistan accumulated up 285 for nine in their allotment of 50 overs afterwards chief to bat. But the visitors charge acknowledge the home ancillary because as abounding as four catches were alone in their innings. Shehzad was advantageous alert — aboriginal afore he accomplished the half-century and again afterwards accepting it. Aboriginal time Sohrawardi Shuvo beggared left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak by spilling the bolt at long-off. For the additional miss, it was Shuvo who was beggared by Razzak aloof at the aforementioned fielding position.