Bangladesh lose warm-up cricket game

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Bangladesh was defeated by 89 runs with Pakistan in a warm-up match at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur ahead of the ICC World Cup.

Tigers scored 196 by losing all the ten wickets chasing a total of 285.

Though prolific opener Tamim Iqbal returned to the pavilion in the first ball of Bangladesh’s innings, one-down batsman Junaid Siddique put on a show of blistering stroke-playing as he scored 38 runs in just 28 balls with six boundaries and a maximum.

Junaid Siddique scored 38 and Raqibul Hasan scored 38 for Bangladesh.

Mushfiqur Rahim, skipper Shakib Al Hasan and Mohammad Ashraful were the four batsmen, who got out, scoring nine, 11 and four respectively.

Earlier, Pakistan batsmen shrugged off an early top order fall and scored 285 riding on centuries by Ahmed Shehjad and Misbah-ul-Haq.

Opener Shehjad and middle-order batsman Misbah-ul-Haq, who scored 103 and 100 respectively, gave Pakistan a 152-run partnership. However, their fellow batsmen could not show any significant performance against an opponent who beat them in the cricket’s biggest show, World Cup, in 1999.

Earlier, Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi decided to bat first after wining the toss.

Tigers earlier on Saturday stunned Canada by nine wickets in their first warm-up match at Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong.

Bangladesh: Abdur Razzak, Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Ashraful, Mushfiqur Rahim(wk), Naeem Islam, Nazmul Hossain, Raqibul Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Shahriar Nafees, Shakib Al Hasan(C), Suhrawadi Shuvo, Tamim Iqbal

Pakistan: Abdul Razzaq, Abdur Rehman, Ahmed Shehzad, Asad Shafiq, Junaid Khan, Kamran Akmal(wk), Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi(C), Shoaib Akhtar, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz, Younis Khan

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