WEB DESK: Pakistan gave a target of 201 runs to Bangladesh in the first match of World T20 at Eden Garden Kolkata. At the start of the innings, Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat , Aaj News reported.
This is the first 200 run chase Pakistan have put up in World T20 tournament. Pakistan won the warm-up match against Sir Lanka.
Amir take a wicket!
Amir takes a wicket on third ball of his first over, what a start for Pakistan!
201/5 (20 overs) comes for Pakistan!
Pakistan give a good chase of 201 runs to Bangladesh.
49 runs off 19 balls, Afridi is caught on boundary. The magical spell is over.
Afridi hits a 77 meters long six. Pakistan-198-4, 19.3. Shoaib Malik comes in to replace Umar Akmal.
Umar Akmal gone at duck!
He played his first ball and got caught.
Afridi strikes another massive six. Pak-174-3, 17.2 overs. Umar Akmal replaced Hafeez.
Run Rate: 10.00
What a catch!
Brilliant catch by Bangladesh! Hafeez gone but made his mark.
A massive six!
Afridi at it again, a huge six! 25 runs off 9 balls Afridi strikes a six.
150 runs off 15.4 overs, Bangladesh poor fielding is costing them runs.
Afridi hits a six on no ball. An expensive over by Bangladesh. Pakistan-138-2, 14.5 overs.
Hafeez gets to half century
Hafeez completes his half century amid risky run between the wickets. Afridi strikes his first boundary.
Ahmed Shehzad gone at 52 runs!
Ahmed Shehzad got caught on the boundary. Captain Shahid Khan Afridi on strike. Pak-121-2, 14 overs.
Shehzad brings up a half century by 35 balls. Pak-115-1, 12.4 overs. Pakistan seem in a light mood and Bangladesh under pressure. Hafeez and Shehzad keep up a partnership of 92 runs.
100 with a four
Shehzad sleekly brings a 100 runs for Pakistan with a four. Bangladesh struggle to tame the cricketers.
Bangladesh losing hope. Hafeez strikes a four. 99-1, 11 overs
Muhammad Hafeez(30) and Ahmed Shehzad (38) playing strong to put up a good score for the team. Pak-91-1, 10.2 overs
Pak-73-1, 7.5 overs. Shehzad hits another four. Bangladesh struggling to keep Pakistan under pressure.
Muhammad Hafeez at his best again. Hafeez (20) Shehzad (21) holding up a strong partnership.
Four! 50 comes up for Pakistan
Muhammad Hafeez gets the benefit of doubt and been given ‘not out’ by the third empire. Hafeez (16)
Current run rate: 9.08
Ahmed Shehzad played a lovely shot scoring a four. Pak- 45-1, 5.2 overs
Muhammad Hafeez given ‘not out’ by third empire at the hand of good fielding by Bangladesh.
Muhammad Hafeez (6) and Ahmed Shehzad (12) keeping up a good partnership as Shehzad strikes another four. Pak-36-1 3.3 overs
This time it is Hafeez! Pak-32-1
Pakistan lost its first wicket on 26 runs. Sharjeel got out on 18 balls.
Muhammad Hafeez on strike
Pak-25-0, 2 overs. Sharjeel wraps up the over by a four.
A solid beginning by Pakistan. Sharjeel hits a six on the first ball of the second over. Pak-19-0, 1.3 over
Batsman Sharjeel Khan and Ahmed Shehzad came as openers. Shehzad hits a four in the first over of the innings. Pak-7-0, 1 over