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Lahore, Sep 7: Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by 7 wickets in the first Super 4 match of the Asia cup played in Lahore.
At the beginning of the match, Bangladesh captain Shakib won the toss and decided to bat first. His opening pair Mohammad Naim and Mehidy Hasan Miraz came to bat.
But Pakistan bowler Naseem Shah gave a big success to Pakistan in his first over and declared Mehidy Hasan out without scoring any runs.Bangladeshi batsmen tried to save the innings but Shaheen Afridi added to the woes of Bangladesh by dismissing Litton Das in the fifth over of the game.Pakistani bowlers did not give him any chance to handle him and Haris Rauf dismissed Mohammad Naim in 7.3 overs of the innings, Haris Rauf did not stop there, he clean bowled Towhid Hridoy with his fastball in the last over of the power play. Gave and pushed Bangladesh on the back foot.
Bangladesh’s Caption Shakib and Mushfiqur Rahim kept the innings under control for some time but it was not enough and Pakistani bowlers were completely dominant.
Bangladesh were all out for only 193 runs in 38.4 overs.
For Bangladesh, Shakib scored 53 (57) and Mushfiqu scored 64 (87) runs, while for Pakistan, Haris Rauf took 4 wickets and Naseem Shah took 3 wickets.
Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq came to start the second innings for Pakistan, They started the innings slow and steady but Fakhar Zaman could not do much and got LBW on the ball of Shoriful Islam for only 20 runs. .
After this, Pakistani captain Babar Azam, who came to bat, also did not do much and was dismissed for only 17 runs.
However, after this Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Rizwan handled the innings very well and took Pakistan towards an easy victory.
Imam-ul-Haq 78 (84) and Mohammad Rizwan 63 (79) from the Pakistan side, while Taskin Ahmed and Hasan Mahmud took 1-1 wickets from Bangladesh.
Pakistan’s next match will now be played directly from India on the 10th, which will be a big match.