Bangladesh Won Over Pakistan by 37 Runs
Bangladesh knocked out Pakistan by 37 runs in Abu Dhabi to qualify for Asia Cup 2018 final, they will fight with India at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday.
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Bangladesh has scored 239 runs in 48.5 overs which is a pretty decent score, but the bowlers of Bangladesh picked up early wickets and it went on difficult for Pakistan to recover and ended up losing the game.
The main contributor in the first inning was Mushfiqur Rahim (99) and Mohammad Mithun (60), which helped them to score 239 runs in total.
Bangladesh Took Batting After Winning the Toss
Mashrafe Mortaza the Bangladesh captain won the toss and decided to bat first. It was a good decision but initially, they have faced a terrific situation, Junaid Khan and Shaheen Afridi has removed Bangladesh top three in 4.2 overs, and they were struggling at 12/3.
Both Mushfiqur and Mithun Grabbed it with both hands and made Bangladesh stand in a good position. It was bad captaincy Sarfaraz Ahmed’s which allowed Bangladesh to come back into the game.
Pakistan Captaincy was not up to the Mark
Sarfaraz few decision was not satisfactory, removing Junaid off the attack and brought Hassan Ali. It was extremely surprising to Junaid, he returned into the squad in place of Mohammad Amir. He removed both the Bangladesh openers Liton Das and Soumya Sarkar in initial Stage only.
Junaid removal was a bad decision which made Mushfiqur and Mithun hold the ground and scored a decent in total and they took Afridi also into consideration and didn’t allow him to do anything well.
The duo attacked Hassan Ali in the power play and once the power play got over, they played slowly and steadily to tickle the scorecard. They played a very sensible game post 150 but a soft dismissal ends their hopes after 30 over marks.
Hasan Ali came back and took the wicket of Mithun which ends Bangladesh with four wickets in 144 runs. Than came Imrul Kayes who had played very well against Afghanistan couldn’t do anything good in this match got out of nine runs left Bangladesh at 167/5 from 36.1 overs.
Mushfiqur Took a Heroic Stand Up
Where all players were losing their wickets Mushfiqur stand up in one side to take the score at a respectable total. Mahmudullah gave a good partnership to him but then came Afridi who took Mushfiqur and didn’t allow him to score his seventh ODI hundred.
After his dismissal, Bangladesh enjoyed the game and made a total of 239 runs couldn’t add more runs after Mushfiqur.
Junaid was the most successful bowler of Pakistan where he took 4 wickets in 19 runs from nine over. Hasan And Afridi grabbed two wickets each and shadab Khan bagged one wicket.
Pakistan Failed to had Good Start
Pakistan could have done better and defended in the initial overs but Fakhar Zaman and Imam-Ul-Haq couldn’t do so well, where Bangladesh was having a better idea to tackle them.
Pakistan was struggling and got 18/3 in 3.3 overs, then experienced cam into the pictures and Shoaib Malik came in and clam things done. Malik and Imam had a good partnership.
Mortaza didn’t allow Malik to stay for long and send him back to the pavilion at 30 runs. It was a big breakthrough for Bangladeshi.
Mustafizur took 4 wickets 4/43 and ends the fixture with the best effort. Which made Bangladesh win by 37 runs.
Bangladesh won over Pakistan by 37 runs to play with India on Asia Cup 2018 final on Friday 28 September 2018, at Dubai International Stadium.
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