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Written by : Info Box Team

Pakistan ended their World Cup campaign with a victory over Bangladesh but they didn't qualify for the semis due to net run rate. Shaheen Afridi's brilliant bowling display and Imam-u-Haq's fantastic century helped Pakistan to crush Bangladesh by 94 runs at the Lord's Cricket Ground in London on Friday night. Let us have a look at the highlights of the 43rd encounter between Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Toss

  • Pakistan won the toss and decided to set the target in their last group stage fixture against Bangladesh in the ongoing World Cup.

  • Pakistan have retained the same playing XI from their previous game while Bangladesh have gone with 2 changes, Mahmudullah and Mehidy Hasan were replaced by Sabbir Rahman and Rubel Hossain.

Pakistan Innings

  • Pakistan got off to a slow start as they scored 23 runs for the opening wicket partnership. Fakhar Zaman scored 13 runs in 31 balls with 1 beautiful boundary.

  • Another opener Imam-ul-Haq hit an astonishing hundred as the left-hand batsman made 100 runs in 100 balls with 7 beautiful fours.

  • The No 3 position batsman Babar Azam made 96 runs in 98 balls with 11 hits to the rope before being out in Saifuddin's bowling.

  • Imam-ul-Haq along with Babar Azam added 157-run partnership for the second wicket. Imad Wasim made 43 runs in 26 balls with 6 hits to the rope and 1 hit above the rope. Remaining all other batsmen failed to hit a huge score on the board.

  • Pakistan managed to score 315 runs with the loss of 9 wickets in their quota of 50 overs. For Bangladesh, Mustafizur Rahman scalped 5 wickets while Mohammad Saifuddin bagged 3 wickets and Mehidy Hasan chipped a wicket.

Bangladesh Innings

  • Chasing a target of 315, Bangla openers started the chase on a bad note as both the openers were out for a low score. Tamim Iqbal made 8 runs while Soumya Sarkar scored 22 runs.

  • The No 3 slot batsman Shakib Al Hasan was the top scorer in the game as he made 64 runs in 77 balls with 6 beautiful boundaries before being out in Shaheen Afridi's bowling.

  • Rahim (16), Liton Das (32), Mahmudllah (29) and Hossain (16) have failed to chase the target on a throughout the surface. Shaheen Afridi bowled brilliantly through out the match as he collapsed Bangladesh batting line up with his mixed deliveries.

  • Bangladesh got all-out for 221 runs with the loss of 10 wickets. For Pakistan, Shaheen Afridi bagged 6 wickets, Mohammad Amir scalped 1 wicket, Wahab Riaz snared 1 wicket and Shadab Khan picked 2 wickets.

Scorecard

Pakistan: 315-9 (Imam-ul-Haq 100, Babar Azam 96, Imad Wasim 43; Mustafizur Rahman 5/75).

Bangladesh: 221-10 (Shakib Al Hasan 64, Liton Das 32, Mahmudullah 29; Shaheen Afridi 6/35).

Player-of-the-Match: Shaheen Afridi

In the next World Cup games, India will lock horns with Sri Lanka and Australia will lock horns with South Africa. The 2 games were scheduled to play at Headingley and Leeds on July 6.

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